Work to demolish a block of garages in Felinfoel has been delayed due to the presence of bats.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s housing and property services teams are working together to improve the appearance at the rear of the Maes Golau properties, and had planned to knock down several sub-standard garages that are no longer in use.
However, an ecological survey undertaken as part of the planning process has uncovered evidence of bats, a protected species by law, in at least two of the garages.
Llanelli Rural Council has reviewed the level of grant support to be allocated to sporting clubs from within its area that play on County Council facilities.
This follows months of speculation on the increased charges that would have to be paid by those clubs following the hike in pitch playing fees by the County Council.
The Leader of Llanelli Rural Council said, "We are delighted to be helping clubs at the grass roots. The Rural Council understands the financial difficulties that clubs will face in finding more money to off-set the increased cost. Football and cricket clubs have seen a massive increase in the level of grant – from £600 to £1,500. Bowls clubs even more so with their grants increased from £300 to £1,250.”
Dafen Cricket Club is amongst those clubs that are grateful for the increased grant. Stuart Powell of Dafen Cricket Club said, “This will really make a difference to being able to afford quality maintenance of the cricket square.”
Dafen Welfare Crusaders Bowls Club and Dafen Welfare Bowls Club have seen their clubs’ grants soar to £1,250. Stuart Hopkins of Dafen Welfare Crusaders Bowls Club said, “even with members carrying out some of the maintenance work to the bowling green, they wouldn’t have been able to afford the charges which have to be met without the grant from the Rural Council.”
Cllr. Rees added, “the comments from representatives of the sporting clubs fully justify the Rural Council’s decision in increasing the grants which will ensure that football, cricket and bowls continue to be played in the area”.
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Remember folks, the recycling facilities at Dafen Pond car park and Dafen Park are for specific recyclables only. Fixed penalty notices for £75 are regularly issued by Environmental Enforcement Officers to people caught using the site to dump general waste.
Carmarthenshire County Council have today reported the most recent offences have resulted in two men being fined for dumping bags containing carpets and computer-related items at the Dafen pond site.
Officers will continue to carry out patrols and use CCTV cameras to monitor recycling sites.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “These sites are important facilities for the local community but all kinds of rubbish are being left. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and anyone caught will be fined.”
For more information on what waste the recycling sites accept, and where to take general waste, visit Recycling & Bins on Dafen Website.
Switching on this years Christmas lights means that part of Bryngwyn Road and Maescanner Road in Dafen will be closed temporarily next month.
Part of Bryngwyn Road, from its junction with Havard Road for a total distance of 225 metres in an easterly direction through to the entrance to Dafen Park at Maescanner Road will be closed between 5.45pm and 6.15pm on Friday, November 27. This is to ensure public safety during the festive lights switch-on and a walking parade into Dafen Park.
Drivers are advised to use alternative routes during this brief period, and if possible to avoid travelling in this direction for up to 30 minutes before hand because of the high number of pedestrians expected to gather in the area outside the Church Hall.
Visitors to Dafen Park for the festive celebrations are advised wherever possible to approach on foot; there will be no parking facilities near the Park. Non-residential parking in nearby streets, especially on pavements, is also discouraged to avoid congestion and potential risks to pedestrians. The closest public car park, with limited spaces, is next to Dyfed Steels.
Residents in the Felinfoel area of Llanelli are being urged to have a clear out.
A waste and tyre amnesty is being held in Ysgol Y Felin on Tuesday, October 27 between 8am and 1pm.
Most household waste can be taken along including unwanted furniture, carpets and mattresses, electrical items such as fridge-freezers and televisions, as well as black and blue bags.
A maximum of four tyres can also be disposed of; however, tractor or lorry tyres will not be accepted.
Hazardous waste such as paint, fluorescent tubes, batteries, chemicals, gas bottles and asbestos will not be accepted along with glass, garden waste, trade waste, construction waste and agricultural waste.
Residents can pick up a free bag of Merlin’s Magic Compost (while stocks last) courtesy of CWM Environmental Ltd. Half-price compost bins will also be on sale for just £6 instead of the usual £12.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “I hope residents take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of any waste they may have lying around the home.
“We are holding 12 amnesties across the county and they always prove to be very popular. The aim is to reduce fly-tipping and encourage people to recycle as much as possible. They also contribute to the county’s recycling rate and help to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill.”
Residents are advised to please bring proof of address.
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