At approximately 3am on Sunday the 5th of July 2015, this man was recorded entering a garden in Felinfoel and leaving with a solar post light.
The owner had installed CCTV after two similar lights were stolen in April.
The owner said of the man, "He was walking up Millfield Road towards Swiss Valley (probably heading home), a little unsteady on his feet! Any help in identifying him would be appreciated so I can pass this on to the police".
Any person with information is advised to contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Dafen, Felinfoel and Swiss Valley by ringing the non emergency number 101
Hywel Dda University Health Board have publicly announced that they are seeking a replacement for Dr Prabodh Devichand, a well regarded and supported GP who has worked in Llanelli for over 30 years. The doctor, who's Andrew Street Surgery also has a branch in Dafen, will retire on the 30 September 2015.
'Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) will now seek to identify whether there is another group of GPs who would like to take on the Practice. This opportunity is currently being advertised.'
Meanwhile an online petition has been set up to call on the Hywel Dda University Health Board to take over the running of Dr Devichand's surgery as a managed practice, to ensure the continuity of care of his patients. (Follow the link to sign).
The Health Board statement continues, "In the interest of openness and clarity with patients, the Health Board is sharing that should no interest in taking on the practice be received, it may be an option that patients are registered with one of the other practices close to where they live. However, no decisions have been made and this will depend on whether a new provider is found, the outcome of patient feedback and our ongoing discussions with other practices. Hywel Dda UHB will provide regular updates to keep patients and stakeholders informed.
Elaine Lorton, Assistant Director of Primary Care for Hywel Dda UHB, said: “First, I would like to thank Dr Devichand. The Health Board recognises how difficult a decision it was for Dr Devichand to retire after so many years of service to the community and appreciates the support many patients have already given him. We wish him every happiness for the future and we’d like to reassure Andrew Street patients that Hywel Dda UHB is working hard to make sure that the transition from one GP to a new service is completed smoothly.
“Following this news, we are in the process of writing to patients registered at the Andrew Street practice to keep them informed. We would like to hear from them regarding what matters most and any concerns they may have. The letter will include a questionnaire which we are asking all patients to please take the opportunity to complete and return to the freepost address provided by 31 July.”
Hywel Dda UHB understands how important it is that it hears what Andrew Street patients have to say as the final decision has not yet been made. In addition to the questionnaire, Hywel Dda UHB will hold a drop in session at the Selwyn Samuel Centre between 12-2pm on Wednesday 22 July if anyone would like to come and speak to us about this change, ask any questions you may have or to let Hywel Dda UHB know your views.
If Andrew Street patients have any queries they are asked to contact Ceinwen Richards, Senior Primary Care Locality Development Manager on 07805 799658 or Hywel Dda UHB’s Patient Support Services on 0300 0200 159.
Council environmental enforcement officers have issued a fixed penalty notice for dropping litter to a woman at Dafen Pond. Officers were on patrol in the area at the time the woman had dropped a cigarette end.
Failure to pay the £75 fine could lead to prosecution in court and a bigger fine of up to £2,500.
Keep Wales Tidy said, "Many people do not regard cigarette ends as litter and it is wrongly believed that they are biodegradable. In fact, cigarette ends are made from cellulose acetate which can take up to twelve years to break down. They also contaminate water supplies because they contain toxic chemicals, such as cadmium, lead and zinc which leach into the soil and waterways when the butts break down."
"Litter from smoking looks unpleasant and is difficult to clean up. The ends fall into grates and cracks which makes them almost impossible to remove by normal cleaning and makes it costly to clean up. When there are no designated cigarette bins, you can always stub out your fag (making sure that it’s extinguished, of course!) and put it in a normal bin."
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said:
“I hope these fines will help to deter offenders. Our enforcement officers carry out regular patrols and we will not hesitate to fine anyone we see dropping litter.”
Welsh Government Minister Edwina Hart has viewed progress on a new national headquarters for the Wales Air Ambulance in Carmarthenshire.
Carmarthenshire County Council recently granted planning permission for the development on land near The Beacon in Dafen, Llanelli.
The project comprises a purpose-built headquarters office, together with a hangar and helipad for the charity’s South Wales helicopter.
It will be delivered by Hacer Developments Ltd of Llandeilo, who have been awarded a £707,156 Property Development Grant to create new office and industrial space as part of the £1.6m project.
The remainder of the project, comprising the air base, with hangar and helipad, will be funded by public donations raised by the charity.
Around 0.8 hectares of land will be used to accommodate a shell office building of 650m2 and an industrial building of 600m2 to house helicopters and ancillary support services.
The Property Development Grant, administered through Carmarthenshire County Council’s EU programme, provides financial assistance to encourage the construction of new commercial floor space on derelict sites, or refurbishment of derelict properties. The project’s funding is made up by the European Regional Development Fund through the Wales European Funding Office, Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council.
Works commenced in early May and are due for completion in early November.
Wales Air Ambulance chief executive, Angela Hughes, said: “We have been looking to locate our head office together with our South Wales helicopter base in a permanent location in the region for some time and thankfully, we have secured this grant to help towards the cost of the office development.
“This site offers first class connections to Morriston Hospital and the M4 which is a great advantage for our service and our land-based vehicles.”
The Minister said: “It is a very exciting project. This site is the best option. This is very good use of Welsh Government land and resources. I am delighted with the work you’ve undertaken and with the support of Carmarthenshire County Council.”
Council Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “I welcome this project and look forward to November when we will be back to see it on its feet and operational. It will benefit us in Carmarthenshire and the wider community.”
Executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Meryl Gravell added: “I’m delighted that we have been able to support Wales Air Ambulance in moving to this excellent site in Carmarthenshire. The charity now has its headquarters and one of its helicopter sites together and with easy access to the M4 motorway.”
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