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Sausage Hut opens in Indoor Market

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A NEW family-run butchers from Burry Port has decided to branch out with a new stall named The Sausage Hut, located at Llanelli’s Indoor Market.

Elgan Jones & Sons have decided to offer their substantial variety of over 30 sausages, among other locally-manufactured products, to Llanelli consumers.

Elgan Jones, who’s semi-retired but runs the business with his son, Steven, told The Herald that the company have had a business in Burry Port for a number of years, where three people work.

But recently, they decided that now was the time to open a smaller shop and bring their unique flavours into Llanelli.

The Sausage Hut will host their grand opening  of the new outlet at the market next Thursday (Aug 24).

At the opening will be Elgan’s eldest son, John Owen-Jones, who is a well-renowned vocal performer and also a star of Phantom Of The Opera and Les Miserables in concert.

The shop’s opening times are Wednesday through to Saturday from 10am until 3pm.

Talking about the new venture, Elgan said: “We decided that our new outlet would be named The Sausage Hut and the graphics on the front have had plenty of attention as they are so quirky and colourful and  feel very inviting!

“Vicki, who works here, has come up from Burry Port to work on the new stall and is excellent with the customers.”

“All of our products are local including our burgers, rissoles, faggots not to mention the large amount of flavoured sausages on offer. We produce over 30, so there’s something for all palettes. Some of the popular choices are chicken with lemon and thyme, and pork with chilli and chive. It’s worth coming to view the vast selection of products.

“We sell many items including bacon, burgers, faggots, black pudding, pork pies, flavoured fresh pies, eggs, butter, jams, chutneys and cockles and are producing a range of new products at a steady pace.

“Our sausages are the best sellers without a doubt and we pride ourselves on supplying quality products at reasonable prices.”

He added: “I was initially an errand boy when I was 13 before I left school and have been a butcher since. I’ve been working in this particular industry for 62 years and it’s wonderful to be able to keep it in the family.

“As soon as we saw that there was an opening at Llanelli Indoor Market, we decided to take a leap and are happy so far.

“We opened a few weeks ago, it’s a lovely size for the new premises and everyone has been accommodating here so far. Everything has been word of mouth so far though as we’ve not advertised properly yet, but we shall in time. It’s lovely to see that there are so many still supportive of homemade produce and we welcome all customers old and new.

“Come in for a look, we aim to please.”

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Victoria Road: Meat stolen shed not fit for humans, say police

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is warning that meat stolen during a burglary in Llanelli is not fit for consumption by humans.
Several bags of frozen chicken and other meat were taken from a shed in Queen Victoria Road some time over the past few days, along with a radio controlled car and an electric saw.
If eaten, the meat could result in food poisoning.
Officers are concerned that the offender could be intending to sell the meat on, or might already have sold it.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.

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Llanelli: Woman on trial for fiddling more than £100,000 in benefits

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A LLANELLI woman is to stand trial accused of fiddling more than £100,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Emma Jane Campbell, aged 49, appeared at Swansea Crown Court today for a plea and trial preparation hearing before Judge Keith Thomas.

Campbell, of Elizabeth Street, denied retaining wrongful credits totalling £42,908 between 2002 and 2010, £63,113 between 2002 and 2016 and £7,722 between 20002 and 2013.

The amounts were said to relate to income support, housing benefit and council tax relief received by Campbell when she had capital in excess of the permitted amount.

Campbell is also charged with fraud by claiming Jobseeker’s allowance and employment support allowance but failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of her true financial position.

Campbell entered pleas of not guilty to all the charges.

She was granted bail until the start of her trial on April 17.

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Burry Port RFC welcomes asset transfer

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BURRY PORT RFC has welcomed its takeover of its home base from Carmarthenshire County Council.

The Rugby Club has signed a 99 year lease for the playing fields and changing rooms at Burry Port Memorial Park as part of the county council’s asset transfer programme.

The club has also been awarded a Maintenance Grant to assist with maintaining the asset and an Improvement Grant to assist with making any improvement works they may wish to undertake.

Around 80 per cent of the county council’s recreation assets have already been transferred, or are nearing completion, to town or community councils, or community groups.

Two years ago the council’s executive board agreed a package to offer community councils or groups the opportunity to take over the running of facilities in their areas.

Councillors believe it gives local people greater control in the future of their area and their community.

Burry Port RFC secretary Jonathan Davies said the club accepted that changes had to be made although it would not have chosen it.

“In hindsight I think it is a positive thing for the club. It has increased the assets of the club and given members a sense of belonging to the park.”

Executive board member for assets Cllr David Jenkins said: “Unfortunately, we can no longer afford to maintain all the recreational assets in our portfolio.

“However, this is not just a cost saving exercise – communities are often best placed to manage facilities in their local environment.

“I’m pleased that Burry Port RFC has taken over and is looking forward to the future.”

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