HRH the Prince of Wales made a surprise visit to a waterlogged Dafen Park after an official visit to Llanelly House earlier in the day. It was the Royal's first visit to Dafen since unveiling a revamped Nevill's Arms in 2011, when it was renamed 'Porky's Bar and Grill'.
The soccer calendar at Dafen Park has been badly affected by the recent weather, with many games postponed because of water logged pitches. Burrowing animals – another problem in the park – are thought to have retreated to higher ground – although Fox News reports that this was in protest to the Council's pitch fee increases. The Prince said that the condition of the pitches coupled with future price hikes was a tragedy.
Rumours that the Prince may have been considering buying a house in neighbouring Felinfoel were quashed when it was admitted that he thought the village had been moved brick by brick to St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life.
The Prince ended the visit at Dafen Chippy, congratulating the take away on its improved Food Hygiene rating of 3 out of 5, before continuing to other parts of the country ahead of St David's Day celebrations.
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A professional footballer from Dafen is elated after getting his chance to become a regular first team goalkeeper. His efforts have played a massive part in Dundee FC's fortunes this season, who are currently a point clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.
Goalkeeper Kyle signed for Dundee in the summer of 2013 after spending just over two weeks training with the club.
26 year old Kyle, started his career as a youth player with Swansea City and represented his country Wales at under 21 level when only 17 years old.
Now Kyle hopes he will achieve another goal, having his efforts rewarded with a place in Chris Coleman's Wales squad.
Read more: http://www.llanellistar.co.uk/Promising-Llanelli-goalkeeper-Kyle-Letheren/story-20704931-detail/story.html#ixzz2uRE2E71q
Following recent community meetings, our local policing team have identified new community policing priorities for February.
There has been a new trend in anti-social behaviour in the Dafen area. Youths are running through gardens in the Brynelli and Capel Road area, causing damage and frightening residents. The area will be patrolled by NPT officers.
Complaints have been received regarding unknown persons drinking alcohol in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Felinfoel and nearby lanes behind the Co-op. The area will be patrolled in order to identify persons responsible.
It was also reported that after damage was caused to a glass pane in a conservatory, a youth from the Llangennech area was identified and has been dealt with by police via Youth Restorative Justice. The parents of the youth have agreed to pay compensation for the damage and a letter of apology from the youth has been written.
Youths have been causing anti-social behaviour in the Llwynhendy area, throwing stones and eggs at houses and running away. Damage was caused to a window of a property in the area. Enquiries are ongoing and the area will be monitored by our local NPT.
Concerns have been raised about speeding in the Llwynhendy area – this will be addressed via monitoring with Speed devices.
Should you have any issues that you would like to raise, please feel free to contact your Local Neighbourhood Policing team at Llwynhendy Police Station, by telephoning 101.
You can also find out when your next PACT Meeting or street surgery will be, at http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk
Pupils from St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School have recently won the Area Final of the Rotary International Youth Speaks public speaking competition, which was held in Gower Golf Club.
RIBI (Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland) runs an annual public speaking competition for young people, and last year, representatives from St John Lloyd reached the National Finals in the competition.
The school's Senior and Intermediate teams will now compete in this years District Final of the competition on Friday, 7th March in the Millennium Centre, Cardiff .
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