The Neighbourhood Watch team has warned that in the last 2 days a number of catalytic converter thefts have occurred in the Llanelli Rural Area – (Kidwelly, Burry Port, Trimsaran, Llwynhendy & Felinfoel) .
The converters are being taken from both petrol and diesel vehicles, and are being removed with tools such as angle grinders. The incidents are mainly occurring during the hours of darkness. Your local NPT urge ALL residents to report any suspicious individuals/vehicles with in your local area, who could be involved in such crime, via 101.
In March 2015, Llanelli Rural Council conducted a survey, online and through a series of community workshops, asking people living and working in the Dafen, Llwynhendy, Bynea, Felinfoel, Glyn, Hengoed and Swiss Valley their views on local matters.
Over 120 people attended one of the 9 workshops held across the Llanelli Rural Council areas, and 250 people completed a survey. Among the key things found was that people felt that more attention needed to be given to keeping communities cleaner, improving the quality of open and green spaces, and promoting more involvement by everyone in caring about local neighbours and places.
The objective of the excersise was to use the comments and suggestions to help produce a 'Whole Place Plan' which will identify a set of key actions that the Llanelli Rural Council, in conjunction with other partners and local groups, will address. The initiative is part of a wider ongoing “national conversation”, 'The Wales We Want', which will set national goals for the sort of Wales we hope to live in by 2050. Designed to tie in with the national Well Being goals recently made into law by the Welsh Government through the Well Being of Future Generations Act 2015, the plan proposes some practical proposals to tackle local concerns .Measures to promote local training and recruitment, be better prepared for flooding and improve local amenities are among a series of actions the Council will develop in conjunction with other public sector bodies, voluntary groups and businesses.
All the comments and suggestions made have been analysed and the resulting ideas to address the issues raised are set out in a draft Whole Place Plan available for further comment on the Council’s website until the 30th June 2015.
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Bryngwyn Comprehensive School will be closed to pupils tomorrow (Friday), other than to those sitting a GCSE exam in the morning.
Pupils were evacuated from the school premises on this afternoon (Thursday) after a transformer near the school grounds caught fire, causing a power outage across a large part of Llanelli.
Because of the continued power cut, pupils and parents have been informed that the school will be closed to all pupils on Friday, except those who have GCSE exams.
Western Power Distribution is working on site to install a generator to allow the exams to go ahead as planned, before making permanent repairs.
It is expected that the school will reopen following the Whitsun half term.
The council’s Director of education and children’s services, Robert Sully, said: “I’d like to thank the school staff for the effective implementation of their emergency evacuation procedures, which ensured the safety of all pupils. I would also like to thank the pupils for the mature and disciplined way in which they reacted to the incident by complying fully with the evacuation.
“I’d also like to thank the emergency services for their rapid response in extinguishing the fire and supporting the school in managing the incident so effectively.”
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Father and son cricketers Jeff and Simon Jones have been inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame (WSHF).
The ex-Glamorgan and England players were honoured in a ceremony in Cardiff. Simon Jones, who was awarded an MBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours List, said, “I achieved something I never thought I'd achieve with my dad. – So Proud! To have mine and my dad's name alongside the legends of Welsh sport is a great honour; well overdue in my dad's case! He's my mentor and a gent.”
The WHSF was formed in 1980 to provide a Welsh national focus for recognising and preserving sporting achievements by Welsh sportsmen and sportswomen at the highest level, with the intention of influencing future generations in the values of sporting endeavour. An Annual Dinner is usually held in Spring or summer each year, where new names are added to the Inductees of the Hall of Fame of those many Welsh sports persons considered by their achievements and personal attributes to be worthy additions to the Roll of Honour.
On the weekend of June 26th- 28th a group of staff from St John Lloyd School will be cycling from North Wales to Llanelli to raise money for charity.
They are looking to raise as much money as possible for the Cardiomyopathy Association and the St. John Lloyd Pupil Hardship Fund. There will be a number of fundraising events for pupils to look forward to in the next 6 weeks before the 138 miles cycle ride takes place.
If any local business or members of the public would like to sponsor the ride or make a contribution towards reducing costs, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Daley who will be happy to talk about what items the team require in order to help them during their challenge.
A theft has occurred on Frondeg Terrace, between 17.00hrs on Thursday 30/04/15 and 07.00hrs on Friday 01/05/2015. An exide leisure battery has been removed by persons unknown from the rear storage area of the caravan by cutting through the wires. If you have any information that could assist with any enquiries please contact Officer 132 Botto.
Police in Llanelli are reminding caravaners to keep their property secure this Summer to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of crime.Thieves are known to target caravans for spare parts or to sell on and will also target valuables left inside. Caravans are more difficult to secure than your home or car but there are measures you can take to help deter thieves. First and foremost, people using their caravans this summer should consider ways of storing valuables out of sight, so they’re not on display to criminals
It is that time of year when we tend to think about spring cleaning our homes. This year Dyfed Powys Police are supporting the Get Safe Online campaign to spring clean computers, laptops, tablets and phones to freshen up security settings and passwords.
DS Rob Gravelle of the Digital and Cyber Crime Unit said, “We hardly ever change our passwords for the technology we use and this can make us an easy target for criminals. We are asking people to take a few moments and to think about how easy it would be to protect the technology they use each day and to improve the security settings and passwords.
Our partners Get Safe Online recommend the following steps:
Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online, commented, “This spring we want to encourage people to take their spring cleaning a step further and give their technology some attention. Installing security software and keeping it up to date is one of the most basic things we can do to stay safe online and, by not bothering, people are opening themselves up to dangerous scams, spam and viruses. And as our smartphones and tablets become a bigger part of our lives, we must get into the same mind-set as we have with our computers and install security software as second nature.
“Another basic precaution to keep your information safe and avoid identity theft is to always use a PIN number or password on all your devices. It might seem like an inconvenience at first but it will soon become second nature and it will save time, money and hassle in the long run.”
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