Nominations are being sought for this year’s Edgar Andrews Award.
The annual award, which is supported by Llanelli Rural Council, recognises services to sport by individuals. People eligible for consideration of this award would be either living in Dafen or living outside the village but connected to a sporting association within the village.
Written nominations should be submitted to:-
Mr Wayne Thomas
10 New Road,
or email – email@example.com
Closing date for nominations is Sunday 26th October.
Find out how Dyfed Powys Police are safeguarding our communities in the new Community Outcomes newsletter.
Chief Constable Simon Prince said, “Across Dyfed-Powys there are events and different activities taking place with residents, agencies, organisations and other forces to safeguard our communities.
"This newsletter aims to share just some of this excellent work and highlight the campaigns, projects and initiatives that are taking place throughout the Force to achieve our priorities as set out by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys Police.”
Police are investigating an allegation of assault which occurred at approximately 1am on Thursday 18th September in the Avenue, Llwynhendy, Llanelli.
A 68 year old male taxi driver was assaulted by three male passengers. The taxi driver went to hospital for treatment to injuries received.
The males are described as
Male 1- white, in his mid 20’s, of stocky build, strong looking and approximately 5ft 6 in height with short light mousey coloured hair. He was wearing a short sleeved white t shirt and faded denim blue jeans. He spoke with an Irish accent.
Male 2 - white with a tanned complexion. Aged approximately mid to late 20’s with short dark well groomed hair. He was of medium build, fit and strong looking. He was approximately 5ft7-5ft8 in height, with a long thin face. He was wearing a dark coloured waistcoat, a dark blue shirt and blue jeans. He too spoke with an Irish accent.
Male 3 - white, in his early 20’s and of slight build. He was approximately 5ft4-5ft 5 and also had a tanned complexion with short dark hair. He too had a long thin face and had very similar features to male 2.
The three males left the scene taking a right turn off The Avenue, down Erw Las towards the Llanelli/Swansea link Road.
PC Evans said
“This was a nasty incident and a cowardly attack which was very distressing for the victim. I would urge anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Llwynhendy Police on 101 quoting crime reference AZE/442/18/09/2014/01/C.
THE new term is in full-swing at Dafen Primary School — and the students couldn't be happier.
Read more at http://www.llanellistar.co.uk/Happy-healthy-eco-warriors-Llanelli-s-Dafen/story-22936468-detail/story.html#mMeMpLstrdDq0ITg.99
ST Michael and All Angels Church are celebrating the 140th anniversary since the building was consecrated — and are hosting a flower festival to mark the occasion.
Read more at http://www.llanellistar.co.uk/Dafen-Church-celebrate-anniversary-flower/story-22936488-detail/story.html#HKXjrC29LYHAUpRW.99
St Marys School PTA in Havard Road have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Community Fund 2014. This could see them awarded with up to £3000 which will go towards an outdoor play area.
They are one of four local causes who will be awarded funding depending on the number of votes they receive. The group with the most votes will get £3,000, the next £2,000, £1,000 and finally, £500.
The other causes are Llanrhidian Community Hall, Gorseinon and Killay Martial Arts Academy, and Parkinson's UK (Llanelli).
Please vote for money to go to a cause in Dafen.
Voting opens 2nd September 2014 and closes 10th October 2014. You can vote online, by SMS text, via Twitter and in participating Lloyds Bank branches.
There has been strong speculation from political observers that Barrack Obama will this week make a stop at Dafen ahead of the NATO conference in Newport's Celtic Manor.
The diplomatic mission would be aimed at averting a wider conflict around the village as pro-Dafen rebels from Gorsfach vie to reunite Dafen South with Dafen North, years after being separated by the A4138 and Ward boundary changes. Many Gorsfach residents have rejected the idea of re-joining Dafen, preferring to maintain ties with Llwynhendy and Pemberton, and have accused Dafen Stores in the village of supporting Dafen South rebels by selling them newspapers and supplies. Anti-Dafen sentiment from neighbouring Bryn, Pemberton and Llwynhendy has seen tensions rise, with a growing number of volunteers enlisted to overpower the rebels and take the fight through the subway and into Dafen.
President Obama last week vowed to help find a diplomatic solution to the crisis, but has not ruled out military intervention after it emerged that the former Avon Inflatables building near Dafen Roundabout was being used to stockpile hundreds of boxes of cheap fireworks, which, experts say, would be used in a campaign of terror around the neighbourhood. A UN inspection of the site has uncovered a list of Dafen addresses where letterboxes and drainpipes could be targeted, and has discovered rockets standing in milk bottles, all aimed in the direction of Dafen Park.
Dafen Cricket Club will tell President Obama on his visit that they are ready for any such attacks, as they prepare an Iron Dome Defence System of hundreds of cricket balls which will be launched into the skies to intercept and destroy any incoming missiles. Meanwhile, staff at Prince Philip Hospital are preparing for high numbers of casualties by printing leaflets on how to get to A&E in Glangwilli.
Expectations for the visit are high. The Americans have a proven track record in resolving disputes in the area. When Swiss Valley encroached onto Felinfoel – by moving the Swiss Valley boundary sign down past the White Lion Inn on Millfield Road – fierce bickering raged for months until a diplomatic solution was found. Under guidance from the Americans, Swiss Valley was allowed to maintain control over the disputed area, and a memorial to the mill which gave Felinfoel its name was erected near the site as compensation. Since resolving the dispute, floral baskets are hung each year on both sides of Y Felin Millwheel to represent peace and cooperation between the two communities.
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