Council’s annual grass cutting gets underway

WORK has started on cutting more than 6,000km of grass verges adjacent to the main highways in the rural and inter urban areas of Carmarthenshire.

Highway officers carefully monitor the growth of vegetation on these highway verges around the county to ensure the verges are cut at the optimum time for safety and conservation reasons.

One cut is carried out annually by the local authority, although in some areas a...

Youth honoured for more than 500 hours volunteering

A YOUNG person from Garnant has become the first in the county to be honoured for volunteering more than 500 hours.

Brittany Alsop-Bingham, aged 20, was presented with the first Carmarthenshire’s 500 hour Youth Volunteering Certificate.

The award was launched at the Carmarthenshire Youth Council (CYC) 2018 Annual General Meeting.

The certificate recognises Brittany’s commitment to...

New school uniform grant for low income families

LOW income families in Carmarthenshire will be supported by the council to buy secondary school uniforms for their children.

Carmarthenshire County Council will pay £50 towards the cost of uniform under a new £15,000 scheme.

The council’s executive board passed the plans for the fund to support families in need at its meeting today (Monday, June 4, 2018).

It follows a...

Council allocate additional resources to address fly issue

ADDITIONAL resources have been put in place by Carmarthenshire County Council to try and solve the fly situation affecting parts of Llanelli.

Staff are on hand to help those vulnerable people, in particular the elderly and disabled should their situation require additional support.

Investigations are continuing into finding the source of the problem, with the local authority still working with external partners...

Noise Action Week to raise awareness of excessive dog barking

COUNCIL environmental health officers will be out and about in the county raising awareness of excessive dog barking as part of Noise Action Week (May 21-26).

Excessive dog barking is the number one noise complaint dealt with by Carmarthenshire County Council’s environmental health team.

Officers will be visiting attractions popular with dog owners to raise awareness of the issue and handing out leaflets about...

Llanc yn cynrychioli Sir Gâr ar lawr Tŷ’r Cyffredin

BYDD llanc o Rydaman yn cynrychioli Sir Gaerfyrddin yn Nhŷ'r Cyffredin yn hwyrach eleni.

Mae Thomas Vaughan-Jones, 14 oed, wedi'i ethol gan aelodau Cyngor Ieuenctid Sir Gaerfyrddin i gynrychioli'r sir yn Senedd Ieuenctid y Deyrnas Unedig 2018.

Bydd yn ymuno â thros 300 o aelodau a fydd yn cymryd rhan yng nghynulliad blynyddol a chenedlaethol y Senedd yn Nhŷ'r Cyffredin, San Steffan ym mis Tachwedd.

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Carmarthenshire teen to debate in House of Commons

AN Ammanford teenager will be representing Carmarthenshire at the House of Commons later this year.

Thomas Vaughan-Jones, aged 14, has been elected by members of the Carmarthenshire Youth Council (CYC) to represent the county at the UK Youth Parliament for 2018.

He will be joining over 300 members who will take part in the UKYP’s annual sitting which is a national debate in the House of Commons, Westminster, in...

Changes at Trostre tip after complaints about misuse

HEIGHT restriction barriers are being re-introduced at Trostre Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in an attempt to stop the facility being abused by trade vehicles.

During April, 26,000 vehicles visited the site, but it is thought that around a third were businesses who are not permitted to use the facilities.

Growing misuse of the site is causing congestion and safety issues at the site, prompting...

Dyfed-Powys Police roll out spit guards to front line officers

FROM today, Friday (May 18) front line police officers across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys will be equipped with spit and bite guards.

Spit and bite guards, made from a loose-fitting, lightweight mesh fabric, are placed over a person's head to help minimise the risks of diseases and injuries associated with spitting and biting.

This means if someone spits or bites, or threatens to spit or bite, officers have a new piece of equipment to protect themselves and...

Gwaith i ddechrau ar adeilad archif newydd

BYDD gwaith yn dechrau'r wythnos nesaf ar yr estyniad archif newydd gwerth £2.6 miliwn yng nghefn Llyfrgell Caerfyrddin.

Bydd datblygu Y Stordy, sef cyfleuster archifau pwrpasol newydd y mae ei angen yn fawr, yn helpu i sicrhau bod casgliad Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin yn dychwelyd i'r sir.

Bydd contractwyr TRJ yn dechrau'r gwaith ar y safle ddydd Llun, Mai 21. Y gobaith yw y bydd yr archifau, a ddyluniwyd gan...