Wales International Ken Owens opens Pontyberem’s new park

THE crowds gathered at Pontyberem Park yesterday Saturday (Feb 17) for the opening of the brand new children’s play area.

The development, which has been two years in the making is a great boost for the village. The park has reportedly been in ‘dire need’ of repair for some time.

Speaking to Llanelli Online Gareth Harris said: “We as the Pontyberem Community Council took the park over in 2016. We decided that we had to improve the play area for the children as it...

Late Tumble try secures derby victory at Ponty

A late try saw Tumble edge out Pontyberem 26-21 in a tight local derby at Pontyberem Park.

It was the home side who started strongly, with two tries from captain Adrian Williams giving them a 15-7 lead at half-time.

However three second half tries were enough for the visitors to bank a bonus-point win in muddy conditions in front of a large vocal crowd.

Pontyberem did get a losing bonus point, their next match is at home against St Clears RFC.
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AM praises Pontyberem’s Safe Route Scheme

PONTYBEREM'S developing Safe Routes in Communities programme has been praised by Llanelli’s Assembly Member, Lee Waters, on a recent visit to the

Carmarthenshire County Council received £250,000 of funding from the Welsh Government towards creating safer walking and cycling access for schoolchildren to Pontyberem Primary School.

Lee Waters said:

“I am really impressed with how this scheme is coming along. When I think of the chaos around a lot of schools in Llanelli during the...

Sinfonia Cymru at Pontyberem

Pontyberem was the venue for a performance by Sinfonia Cymru and the world renowned cellist Michael Petrov. The unusual choice of venue harks back to a self confessed love affair with the hall on the part of Sinfonia Cymru's conductor Gareth Jones. He said that he fell in love with the hall over 25 years-ago when he visited Pontyberem with an amateur orchestra. He said it was important to take the orchestra out of Cardiff and take them out to the...

Sinfonia Cymru to play Pontyberem

WITH outstanding cello soloist Michael Petrov and Principal Conductor Gareth Jones, award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru returns to Pontyberem Memorial Hall with its classic blend of virtuosity and excellence.

Principal Conductor Gareth Jones founded Sinfonia Cymru in 1996. Since its early days the orchestra has enjoyed regular visits to Pontyberem Memorial Hall and is always greeted with the warmest of welcomes from the enthusiastic and knowledgeable local audience. For...

Investment in Ysgol Pontyberem

The first sod has been cut to mark the start of a £4million investment in Ysgol Pontyberem.

Work is being jointly funded by Carmarthenshire County Council and the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools programme to remodel and refurbish the school.

The project is part of the council’s Modernising Education Programme (MEP) which aims to give every child in the county access to first class accommodation and facilities.

Local contractor Lloyd and Gravell were appointed to carry...

Bowen’s Message For Carmarthenshire

At last Wednesday’s national Plaid Cymru Local Government campaign launch in Pontypridd, the Plaid Cymru candidate for Pontyberem and Bancffosfelen Liam Bowen had a clear message for the people of Carmarthenshire.

Liam Bowen, 22, is the youngest Plaid Cymru candidate in Carmarthenshire as he looks to hold the ward for Plaid Cymru which has been a Plaid Seat with Joy Williams for 17 years.

Liam Bowen of Pontyberem was speaking at the...