Interest in ‘Carmarthen Food Assembly’ on the rise

MORE and more people in Carmarthen are ditching the supermarket trolley and buying fresh food directly from local producers.

The Carmarthen Food Assembly – an online platform that allows a direct link between customers and producers – continues to grow from strength to strength, helping people have more control about what ends up on their plates whilst supporting local businesses.

This week the...

Events Support Fund launched

THE next round of a funding scheme for events has been launched by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Funding is open to those who currently organise or who wish to organise events, and could offer a maximum of £5,000 - at up to half of the total cost - where the event will make an impact on the economic development of Carmarthenshire.

Communication support can also be offered.

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Green light for apartments at Buckley’s Brewery

WORK is underway on a £3.7million investment to convert Llanelli’s iconic Buckley’s Brewery to high quality living accommodation.

Carmarthenshire County Council has worked with the building’s owners, Pobl Group, to secure £2.3million grant funding to transform the listed derelict building into 21 apartments.

The development will also include significant public space improvements - a comprehensive...

Consultation on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence strategy

AUTHORITIES in the mid and west Wales region are seeking input into their new strategy on tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Survivors of violence and abuse, families and friends, individuals or organisations working with survivors or perpetrators, or anyone with views in general, are being encouraged to have their voices heard as the development of the strategy reaches its final stage.

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Temporary shuttle bus for Llansadwrn and Llanwrda

A TEMPORARY shuttle bus service has been put on by Carmarthenshire County Council to support residents of Llansadwrn and Llanwrda during the continued closure of a section of the A40.

A four-mile stretch of the trunk road between Llandovery and Llanwrda has been closed for a number of days following the opening of a sink hole over a damaged water culvert.

The South Wales Trunk Road Agent is working to repair the road and re-open it, but in the meantime diversions are in place which...

Major funding boost for transport and road safety

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has been awarded £2.8million by the Welsh Government to spend on improving highways, transport infrastructure and road safety schemes.

Amongst the projects to benefit from the funding will be phase two of the Cross Hands Economic Link Road, a new roundabout at Ammanford’s Tirydail Lane intersection, and ‘active travel’ projects which focus on linked walking and cycling routes across the...

Burry Port Harbour in hands of The Marine Group

BURRY Port Harbour is now in the safe hands of marina specialists to undergo investment and improvement as part of plans to create a world-class facility for boat owners and tourists.

The Marine Group is now on site, having been granted a long-term lease from Carmarthenshire County Council.

Leasing the harbour to experienced marina specialists is part of the council’s plan to ensure its long-term sustainability, and forms part of its wider regeneration masterplan for Burry Port.

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New homes set to help building firms prosper  

A NEW local housing company, formed by Carmarthenshire County Council to build affordable homes, will create jobs, apprenticeships, and boost the local economy councillors said today.

The council previously agreed to set up the company, but discussed it at Full Council today (Wednesday) during a notice of motion aimed at committing support to maximising the benefits to local people and the construction industry.

An original notice of motion put forward my Cllr Jeff Edmunds, of Bigyn ward,...

Council bans single-use plastics in its buildings

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has committed to reducing its use of single use plastics and to continue raising awareness of environmental issues.

Pontyberem ward councillor Liam Bowen raised the issue in a notice of motion to Wednesday’s full council asking for support to create more plastic-free schemes.

He called on members to lead the way in agreeing to ban single-use plastic cups and straws in...

Gower AM highlights search for Future Leaders

REBECCA Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is encouraging young people in her constituency to apply to take part in the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect. 

Future Leaders Connect is the global network for emerging policy leaders between the ages of 18 and 35. It is a long-term programme to build a community of emerging leaders from around the world who have big ideas...