Burns Pet Nutrition nominated for responsible business award

THE Kidwelly-based natural pet food company Burns Pet Nutrition has been nominated for a National Responsible Business Champion award in Parliament.

John Burns, who owns Burns Pet Nutrition and the Parc y Bocs Farm Shop, attended the ceremony in Westminster last week with local MP Nia Griffith. Mr Burns was nominated for his community outreach work, paying all his staff the Living Wage and providing the only fully-accessible disabled toilet in the Llanelli area.

At the awards...

Nia Griffith MP disappointed that Tidal Lagoon may be ‘developed in another country’

NIA Griffith MP has said that she is disappointed at the loss of potential jobs for Wales as the tidal Lagoon looks set to be developed in another country.

Looking ahead the MP said that there is a real case for a mix of renewable energy for Wales.

Watch our interview with Nia Griffith MP here:

Tidal Lagoon Scrapped from Llanelli Online on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Liam Taggart for filming.

Youth theatre WWI project gets MP and community backing

A Llanelli Youth Theatre (LYT) project to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I has gained the backing of Llanelli MP Nia Griffith and local community groups.

LYT is coordinating community activities around a production of ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, which will be staged at the Ffwrnes Theatre on and in the run-up to Armistice Day in November.

A meeting to discuss ways forward for the project was...

‘Lives being lost due to speed bumps’ says GMB Paramedic

GMB paramedic rep Nathan Holman has been campaigning to raise awareness of the impact of speed bumps on the speed and safety of police, fire and ambulance journeys.

Last week he was joined by Nia Griffith MP, Lee Waters AM and Carmarthenshire Labour Leader Cllr Rob James on an ambulance ride to demonstrate their impact.

Nathan Holman, who is also a Llannon community councillor, explained: “We have recently...

Llanelli achieves ‘Fairtrade zone’ status

FOLLOWING a successful Fairtrade Fortnight, Llanelli has officially become a ‘Fairtrade zone’ for the first time ever. The announcement was officially made at Llanelli & District Fairtrade’s AGM on Wednesday (16th May) in Llanerch Community Hall.

Tara Fisher, Secretary of Llanelli Fairtrade, said: “I’m delighted that our application for Llanelli to become a Fairtrade zone has been successful. Over the last few months...

MP questions lack of Health Board ‘paper’ consultation questionnaires

Nia Griffith MP has called on Hywel Dda University Health Board to improve their engagement with the community by ensuring that there are enough consultation documents for people to view and respond to. The MP said that whilst she believed a petition was important she believed that there should be more emphasis on residents within the Hywel Dda area completing the consultation documents and having  their say.

Speaking exclusively to Llanelli Online on Sunday (May 13) following a public...

People of Llanelli rally to save hospital

THE campaign to save Prince Philip Hospital from a downgrade has ramped up, with over 200 people attending a public meeting on Saturday and street stalls appearing all over Llanelli.

Save Our Services Prince Philip Action Network (SOSPPAN) is fighting Hywel Dda Health Board’s proposal to turn Prince Philip into a community hospital. The cross-party campaign group organised a packed public...

Hospital campaigners to address public meeting

HOSPITAL campaigners are urging Llanelli residents to attend a public meeting tomorrow (Saturday 12th May) about Hywel Dda’s hospital consultation. They aim to send a strong message to the Health Board that the option of downgrading Prince Philip Hospital is a non-starter.

The meeting, which is open to all and will be held in the Selwyn Samuel Centre at 3.30pm, is being organised by Save Our Services Prince Philip Action Network (SOSPPAN). Shaun Greaney, who with Adrian Morgan...

MP and AM back right-turn ban following Sandy Road consultation

NIA Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM have called on the Council to implement an immediate ban on right turns into and out of Sandy Road after a public consultation launched by the pair revealed overwhelming public support for easing congestion.

The AM and MP have submitted their results to Carmarthenshire County Council, after the council failed to respond to public concern. Organised by Nia Griffith MP, Lee Waters AM and Pwll Councillor...

Save hospital services campaign takes to the streets of Llanelli

THE Save Our Services at Prince Philip Hospital  Action Network group (SOSPPAN) were out in force in Llanelli today, Friday (Apr 27) and they had the support of Llanelli's AM Lee Waters and Llanelli's MP Nia Griffith who were on hand to chat to residents and gather signatures for a petition to save services at the Prince Philip Hospital.

Under new proposals from the Hywel Dda University Health Board Llanelli could see its hospital downgraded to a community hospital with the loss...