Punishing pedalling at Pembrey as Battle On The Beach returns

THE annual Battle On The Beach took place this weekend Saturday and Sunday (Apr 14-15) at Pembrey Country Park.
The event which draws in thousands of people to the area benefitted from glorious sunshine on the Saturday whereas it was a much cooler affair with showers on the Sunday.

Participants had the opportunity to camp within the Country Park and there were plenty of stalls providing food and entertainment including live music.

The Lezyne Battle in the Dark was back where...

Hooray for Halfords as Gareth gets new bike

A big community and a big gesture from Halfords has meant that Gareth McKibbin from Burry Port has received a brand new bicycle and he is over the moon.

The Pembrey Cycling Club mentioned what had happened to Gareth to Gareth Owens the Bike Hut manager at Halfords in Carmarthen. Mr Owens had no hesitation in arranging for Gareth to have a new bike free of charge courtesy of Halfords.

Gareth arrived at the store today, Thursday (Mar 22) along with his mother Eira, County Councillors...

Town councillors have whip round to pay for hire of town council hall

Pembrey and Burry Port town councillors have had a whip round to raise enough money to pay for the hire of the Burry Port Memorial Hall in order that the local dementia group do not have to find the fee.

It follows an attempt by the 84-year-old secretary of the group Dorothy McDonald to ask the town council if they could waive the fee. Mrs McDonald had attended a town council meeting in the hope that her letter could be read out or that she could address the town council at the end of...

Nuns on the run at Walrus Dip

A shower of hail and overarching rainbow set the stage for more than 500 fancy dressed Walrus Dippers at Cefn Sidan’s annual Boxing Day festive seaside party.

They were cheered on by an estimated 2,000-strong crowd of family supporters and onlookers who lined their route to the surf thrashing incoming sea.

There were Nuns on the Run and convicts, a bevy of bikini clad beauties were chased into the freezing sea by jolly Santa’s aplenty.

There were lobsters and prawns, elves,...

Whacky Walrus Dippers wade into Pembrey’s winter waters

THE annual Walrus Dip took place at Pembrey Country Park today, Tuesday (Dec 26) Approximately 300 to 500 hundred hardy souls threw caution to the bitter December wind and against the advice of any GP if you can find one in Llanelli they ran in the direction of the briny kitted out in a range of costumes echoing contemporary life in politics, TV, film and fantasy. There were more than a fair share of Christmas inspired outfits. It was an unusually sunny day for Boxing...

AM joins Pembrey Brownies for Democracy Day

PEMBREY Brownies were delighted to be joined by their local Assembly Member, Lee Waters, as part of their Democracy Day for Parliament Week.

The Democracy Day event aimed to teach the Brownies about the workings of Parliament and the Senedd. They also found out, through participating in a range of fun, engaging activities, all about the electoral process and about how laws are made.

Tori, one of the Brownies who...

Parc y Tywyn set for new school

CHILDREN in Burry Port and Pembrey can look forward to a new school built in a prime location near the harbour and clad with Welsh home grown timber.

Building work is well underway on the £9.6million Ysgol Parc y Tywyn at the former Burrows Yard.

It is due for completion by next summer and will be built to the highest energy efficiency standards, becoming the latest Passivhaus and BREEAM Excellent school building in Wales.

Welsh home grown timber will be the principal structural...

Stinging invader infests Cefn Sidan beach

CEFN Sidan beach Pembrey is being invaded by stinging jellyfish like creatures following Atlantic hurricanes and extreme weather conditions.

Beach walkers with their pets and beachcombers on the Carmarthenshire coast are being warned to exercise care and not come in contact with the Portuguese man-of-war.

Parents taking children to the beach have been warned to exercise "extreme...

Best runners in Wales heading to Pembrey

ELITE Welsh road runners are heading for one of Carmarthenshire’s most popular open spaces.

It could be the forerunner of many more major athletic championships for Pembrey Country Park which is growing in stature for such events.

With its spectacular setting of countryside and woodland bordered by the expansive Blue Flag Cefn Sidan beach, Pembrey Country Park is for the first time...