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Nature and wildlife enthusiast Ann Leeuwerke has been having regular visits to her garden in Dafen over the last few weeks, by some interesting local residents...
A healthy young fox was spotted in Ann's garden one Saturday morning in June, and after seeing it several times since, she soon came to realise that the garden had become part of a routine patrol. More recently Ann has observed an older fox in the garden too.
' I confess to being a fan of foxes. Lovely to see this young 'un,' said Ann, who has been posting regular updates on her twitter account. ' He was so cute, and didn't spot me taking pics. I kept very still; didn't want to spook him.- I wish him long and healthy life.'
The council is investigating after receiving complaints of illegal posters advertising ‘Circus Vegas’ being put up around Llanelli and across the county.
The posters have been put on road signs, litter bins and bus shelters in towns and villages as far as Carmarthen. Posters attached to street furniture will have to be removed by the council thus incurring substantial clean-up costs. Several of the unsightly posters that were up around Dafen have already been removed.
Sometime between 11.30pm on Thursday the 11th June, 2015, and 1.30am on Friday the 12th ,2015, thieves have stolen a Carrera Subway 1 Hybrid bike with a fitted child seat and also a Pendleton Brooke Bike from a secured garden shed in the Bryn area of Llanelli.
Anyone with information regarding this is asked to contact PC 414 Richardson via 101
A man who failed to clean up after his dog has also been fined for dropping litter.
Council environmental enforcement officers were on patrol at Dafen Pond when the man, who was with his son, failed to pick up his dog’s mess.
Whilst he was being issued with a fixed penalty notice for the offence, he threw down his cigarette end, despite being told by officers he would be committing a further offence for dropping litter.
He was then issued with a second fixed penalty notice for £75.
Officers also caught a woman throwing a bag of dog mess into the bushes; she too was given a fixed penalty notice for littering.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “Officers carry out patrols across the county and anyone caught failing to clean up after their dog or dropping litter will be fined.
“I am astounded that someone picked up their dog’s mess but then threw it into the bushes instead of waiting until they found a bin.
“I am also shocked that someone went on to litter right in front of officers after being caught for a dog fouling offence.
“I hope these people have learnt their lesson and I also hope that other members of the public take notice. We are determined to keep Carmarthenshire clean for both residents and visitors.”
Carmarthenshire County Council
A total of 7 rabbits ( 6 kits (babies) and 1 adult ) have been stolen from a hutch in a back garden in Heol Daniel, Felinfoel on Thursday 4th June.
If you have any information please call 101 and ask to speak to the Felinfoel Neighbourghood Policing Team.
Further info: 'There were two miniatures, grey and tawny in colour, three black giants, one tawny giant, and a black lionhead cross adult.'
After recent warnings to the public about a spate of catalytic converter thefts around Llanelli, Neighbourhood Watch warns that thieves are operating in the Dafen area.
Sometime between Wednesday 27th May and Monday 1st June 2015 a catalytic converter was stolen from underneath a van which had been parked up in New Road, Dafen.
Taller vehicles like vans and 4x4s are particularly vulnerable to this type of theft as the converters are more accessible. And because they tend to have larger engines, they contain more of the precious metals that make them so attarctive to thieves too.
If you run a car you need to be aware of the risk of catalytic converter theft, particularly if your car has large ground clearance. Catalytic converters, which help reduce harmful pollutants, have been fitted in the exhaust of the majority of petrol cars manufactured since 1992 and diesel cars since 2001. Theft of catalytic converters is on the increase because of the high value of the precious metals they contain.
Any person with information should contact Pc 1044 BELL by ringing the non emergency number 101
Sometime between 0800hrs to 1330hrs on Saturday 30th May 2015, a house in Salem road Felinfoel was entered, possibly through an unlocked window and a large quantity of money was stolen.
If you have any information please contact Pc 319 JONES by ringing the non emergency number 101.
Councillors will meet next week to consider proposals on dog orders for Carmarthenshire following a public consultation exercise.
A survey was carried out between April and May to ask the public for their views on orders for controlling dogs in public places. A total of 620 responses were received and officers have used the information to draw up proposals to tackle the problem of irresponsible dog ownership.
The vast majority of respondents (98%) agreed that dog owners should clean up after their dogs on all public land; 69% also agreed that dogs should be excluded from children’s play areas. However, 70% of respondents did not want dogs to be excluded from beaches and a majority disagreed to dogs being on a lead in public places.
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