Nia Griffith MP shortlisted for DIVA Magazine award

LLANELLI MP Nia Griffith has been shortlisted for an award by DIVA magazine, the UK and Europe's leading magazine for lesbians and bisexual women. The Llanelli MP has been shortlisted in the politician category which makes the award to an individual who serves their constituents well and promotes LGBT+ values in their everyday.

The DIVA Awards are split into 18 categories, paying tribute to the lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer people making a difference in all walks of life.

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Llanelli AM and MP host public meeting on Ash Grove surgery

LEE Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP held a packed public meeting about the future of Llanelli’s Ash Grove Medical Centre on Saturday at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

Over 90 people attended the meeting, which was held at the request of the surgery’s patients who were alarmed to receive a letter from Hywel Dda Health Board informing them that the Partners of Ash Grove had made the decision to cease providing services from August 2018.

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Nia Griffith MP pledges support for World Parkinson’s Day

Llanelli’s MP Nia Griffith has pledged to work to improve the lives of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease for World Parkinson’s Day (Wednesday 11th April). The MP and her office have signed up for workplace training run by Parkinson’s UK.

Nia Griffith MP explained: “Parkinson’s affects 1 in 350 people in the UK, yet there is often little understanding of the symptoms and how to treat those affected in public and at work.

“A survey has found that 32% of people...

Research firm moves HQ to Llanelli

K Sharp Ltd, a human science and engineering company, has moved its head office to Llanelli. The company works extensively with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and specialises in future technologies and cyber.

Nia Griffith, the MP for Llanelli and Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, opened K Sharp’s new head office in West End last Friday (6th April) with Barry and Amanda Kirby, who founded K Sharp in 2011.

Barry Kirby, Managing Director at K Sharp, said: “We are delighted to be...

MP holds public meeting to discuss Hendy ‘planning problems’

Residents in Hendy have met to discuss an ongoing planning issue on land to the rear of Clayton Road.

Residents of Clos Benallt Fawr and residents bordering on the new Bronallt Road development are united in their determination to put a stop to over-development in Hendy. At a meeting last night, Thursday (Apr 5) they discussed the difficulties of opposing applications for more houses if the site in question is already designated for development in the County Council 's Local...

Nia Griffith MP switches off lights for Earth Hour

LLANELLI'S MP Nia Griffith switched off her lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark WWF’s Earth Hour. She is also making a #PromiseForThePlanet by cutting down on disposable plastic waste and using an electric car to get around Llanelli.

Earth Hour is the world’s largest show of support for our planet, as hundreds of millions of people around the world and famous buildings from the Taj Mahal to Buckingham Palace switch off their lights from 8.30-9:30pm on 24th March.

Nia...

Silent firework campaign a ‘barking’ success

JUST a few more than one man and his dog  were at Burry Port yesterday, Saturday (Mar 25) for the Silent Firework Campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to reduce the use of fireworks due to the impact it has not only on people but on  dogs and other animals.

The event provided an opportunity for animal lowers to talk about some of the problems that fireworks are causing.

Attendees had come from across Carmarthenshire to support the event.

Petition forms were handed...

Nia Griffith MP convenes meeting for WI tree planting project

LAST weekend, Llanelli’s MP Nia Griffith convened a meeting to discuss a Women’s Institute natural heritage project to preserve, protect and plant urban trees. The project aims to reverse the declining trend in urban tree cover, three quarters of which has been lost in Wales since 2010.

The Women’s Institute (WI) aims to plant one tree for every member of their organisation. The meeting on Saturday brought together representatives from the Woodland Trust, Natural Resources Wales,...

Llanelli Fairtrade launches schools competition for Fairtrade Fortnight

WITH Fairtrade Fortnight approaching, Llanelli and District Fairtrade have launched a collage competition for local schools. Children are being invited to collect Fairtrade food wrappers and make collages that aim to inspire people to care about the exploited and shop for Fairtrade goods.

Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM have written to schools in the Llanelli constituency inviting them to take part in the competition, which closes next Wednesday 28th February. The local MP and AM will...

Llanelli MP joins forces with Women’s Institute for tree-planting project

Nia Griffith MP has joined forces with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes to promote their natural heritage project. The MP is working with members of the Carmarthenshire WI Health, Education and Public Affairs sub-committee – Julie Jolliffe, Eleanor York, Caralinda Jefferies and Angela Thomas – on the project, which aims to preserve, protect and plant urban trees. Mrs Thomas, who lives in Mynydd-y-Garreg, will be co-ordinating the Llanelli...