Owens Road Services has received a Silver Award in a military employer recognition scheme.
The award has been received as acknowledgement and recognition for their positive support towards Defence personnel, in particular as a proactive supporter of the reserve force service. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme rewards and recognises UK employers for their support and commitment towards Defence. The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces Community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
Silver Award holders show flexibility towards training and mobilisation commitments of Reservist employees and support the employment of Cadet Instructors, Armed Forces Veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners.
The Company was presented the award by the Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews.
Some time between 23.00hrs on Saturday 14th March to 09.30hrs on Sunday 15th March 2015, meat was stolen from a freezer located in an outside shed in Y Gaer, Dafen, Llanelli.
Members of the public are advised to securely lock shed doors to prevent further thefts.
If you have any information about this crime please contact PC 319 Jones by ringing 101 the non-emergency number.
Come and have a "cuppa with a copper"
- Local Neighbourhood Policing Team/Police Community Support Officers will be at Costa Coffee, Pemberton Retail Park in Llanelli every Friday at 11am for you to have a chat with them.
Four people have been fined for fly-tipping at the recycling banks at Dafen pond in Llanelli.
The council’s environmental enforcement unit has received a number of complaints of fly-tipping at the site since Christmas.
As a result, four people have been issued with fixed penalty notices for £75. If they don’t pay, they could be prosecuted in court where the maximum fine is £2,500.
Officers will continue to carry put patrols in the area.
CCTV cameras are also used to monitor recycling sites where there are problems with fly-tipping.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “These sites are important facilities for communities and only glass and cans should be taken to this site for recycling. However, people are dumping all kinds of rubbish. This will not be tolerated and anyone caught will be prosecuted.”
Unfortunately, fly-tipping is becoming an increasing problem at recycling sites across the county. It is hoped the fine will act as a warning to others and encourage people to be more responsible.
Carmarthenshire County Council
The council now has powers to enforce the prohibition of double parking and parking at dropped kerbs of footways as if they had been introduced using a Traffic Regulation Order.
It is an offence to double park on all Carmarthenshire roads and park up obstructing dropped kerbs anywhere in the county.
County executive board member for transport services Cllr Colin Evans said: “Under the Traffic Management Act 2008 a number of changes were brought about for parking enforcement and management.
“Carmarthenshire is now designated as a special enforcement area in accordance with Schedule 10 of the Act.”
“The Act, under Code 26, seeks to prevent ‘inconsiderate and selfish’ parking. Drivers who do not park close to the edge of the carriageway – within 50 centimetres of the kerb - can now also be prosecuted.”
Executive board member for environment Cllr Jim Jones said: “The authority receives many complaints from wheelchair and disabled carriage users who are unable to get about because of blocking of dropped kerbs by cars, not only in towns, but rural areas too.
“Dropped kerbs are usually sited as crossovers into private property and crossing points for vulnerable road users, cycle tracks and verges.
“Many people find themselves trapped and unable to get about because of bad parking obstructing dropped kerbs.
“It is important drivers are aware that the enforcement measures we are introducing also covers penalties for double parking and causing obstruction by parking too far from the kerb or edge of carriageway.”
The council is not required to provide any signs or markings specifically prohibiting parking adjacent to a dropped section of the footway.
Carmarthenshire County Council
Sometime between 9pm on Saturday 28th February to 8.30am Sunday 1st March, 2015, a cream coloured Ford KA car had its wing mirror damaged whilst parked outside Half Way School. Any person with information about this is asked to contact PC 532 Hopkin by ringing the non emergency number 101.
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