Councillors blame rise in fees for Burry Port Boxing Club closure

A boxing club in Burry Port, which has also had autistic children using the facilities is set to close.

The closure has ignited yet another argument within the ranks of the Town Council, which has been at odds over a number of issues for some time.

Some members of the  Labour Group within the council argue that a non democratic structure has been established and that they have lost any ability to represent their constituents and influence the decision making process as they are...

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...

Burry Port Dementia Group claim ‘unfairly treated’ by Town Council

A dementia carers support group in Burry Port claim that they are being unfairly treated by the Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council and that the council have not fully supported them in their activities. The claim is being made by the group's Secretary Dorothy McDonald.

Mrs McDonald claims that she waited for over two hours at a town council meeting to have her letter read out. She claims that the letter was not read out and that she was spoken to 'very rudely' by the Mayor. She said:...

Bynea Square to hold Christmas festival

THE Bynea District Forum, will be hosting their Annual Christmas Event on Friday (Nov 24) at Bynea Square.

The Evenings festivities will begin at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm.

The lights this year will be switched on by Llanelli Rural Councillor, Steve Donoghue, who will be representing the Chairman of Llanelli Rural Council who are one of the events main sponsors.

The Forum are indebted to all who have sponsored the Event and without whose assistance the celebrations would not be...

Lemon wants 106 for Sports clubs

LLANELLI Town Councillor Winston Lemon has called for the Town Council to fully support sports organisations in the Seaside area of Llanelli in their bid to secure Section 106 money totalling £144,000, which he said  if left unclaimed would be handed back to wealthy developers with interest. It is unclear what the total of the Section 106 money being held by Carmarthenshire County Council but some have speculated that it runs into millions of...

£100,000 car park for commercial venture at Parc Howard

Any potential commercial business moving in to Parc Howard will do so safe in the knowledge that the County council has gifted them a car park costing the tax payer £100,000. That was the view of a number of Town councillors following an extraordinary meeting of the Town Council this evening, Tuesday (June 6).

Speaking to Llanelli Online following the meeting a number of councillors aired their concerns claiming that...

Work Begins At Gwenllian Centre

Kidwelly Mayor Cllr Stephen John cuts the first sod of turf for the construction of the new Phase 2 extension to the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly, which will include a function room and Town Council offices.

The photograph includes The Mayor, Cllr Stephen John and the contractor, Paul Morgan; Mark Stephens the architect and Stephen Thomas, Contracts Manager; together with the Town Clerk, and members...

Historian v The New

A former Kidwelly Town Councillor has branded the further development of the Princess Gwenllian Centre in Kidwelly as lacking vision and risking the town's capital reserves on what he describes as an obsession with the new at the cost of preserving the old history and turning the town into a heritage site for visitors. Llanelli Online spoke to Mr Byron Huws, a keen historian and a firm believer that the restoration of the ancient town's buildings is...