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Sandy road lights being adapted to suit traffic flow

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NEW traffic lights in Sandy Road, Llanelli, are undergoing a period of adaption over the next few weeks to improve the flow of vehicles.

Specialist traffic engineers are monitoring traffic movements about the traffic lights that became operation this week at the junctions of Sandy Road with Maesycoed.

The works were required as part of the planning consent for the new Stradey housing and retail development to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and traffic entering the A484 from Maesycoed.

Since the signals have been operational there have been delays in traffic movements. The new lights will adapt to traffic movements over a period of time.

County executive member for transport services, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “The authority is mindful of the level of public concern regarding the delays and has arranged for specialist traffic engineers to investigate the function of the lights to try and minimise the disruption for the public.”

County executive board member for transport Cllr Hazel Evans said: “As with all road safety measures of this kind on busy roads there has to be a period of study to assist light timing change adaptions to understand and improve traffic flow.”

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  1. Ray Jones

    October 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    No right turn into Maes-y-Coed Road for vehicles travelling from Llanelli would greatly help they could access the area from the Denham Avenue roundabout which they have the right of way to turn right.
    Vehicles would be allowed to turn into Maes-y-Coed Road travelling east from Burry Port as this maneuver does not stop the flow of traffic.

    Can’t find an article about Stradey Park Residents approaching pedestrians walking within the site saying they cannot walk or drive in the site as it is forbidden (private roads)
    Two signs on the railings in front of the Memorial Garden “Vehicles and Pedestrians access to residents only”
    Locals are furious LOOK INTO IT – also site complete 350 homes NO play area for the children ?

  2. M J

    November 18, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    THIS IS YET ANOTHER WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY BY OUR COUNCIL. IT HAS ADDED ANOTHER 10 MINS FOR ME TO GET HOME FROM WORK ON A GOOD DAY. WHOEVER DESIGNED AND AGREED TO THIS SHOULD BE SACKED.

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Unwanted musical instruments needed for new homes

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LOCAL AM Lee Waters is calling for people around the Llanelli region to donate any unused musical instruments to a new Welsh Government pilot, Instruments for Kids.

The scheme was launched at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 2nd November by the Novello Orchestra using instruments donated by Assembly Members.

Lee Waters, who donated an old guitar, said: “Learning to play an instrument is an opportunity that should be given to every child. Music is one of life’s joys, and learning to play an instrument is fun! I was pleased to pass this old guitar on for someone else to enjoy.”

People across Wales are being encouraged to donate their once loved, but no longer played instruments across Wales between 20th and 24th November – a week that’s been designated ‘Music Instrument Amnesty Week’. The collected instruments will then be distributed through local authorities to children and schools that need them

David Mahoney, Founder of The Novello Orchestra and member of Only Men Aloud, is just one of several Welsh musicians supporting the campaign.

He said: “Music is such a big part of Welsh culture.The benefits of music making are endless and this scheme will provide a perfect opportunity to introduce musical performance to those who may not otherwise have been exposed to it.”

The nearest drop-off point for Llanelli residents will be at the Lord Mayor’s Reception, Guild Hall, Swansea, SA1 4PE (public entrance by clock tower) on November 23-24, between 9am and 7pm.

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Police reaffirms commitment to a safe working environment

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE has pledged to maintain its ongoing work to provide a safe working environment for all its staff.

Following the high profile accusations against members of the entertainment industry and reports that have subsequently followed from all corners of society, the force has taken action to ensure its staff and officers are aware of the existing support and mechanisms available to them.

While much work has already been – and continues to be – undertaken to tackle and eliminate unacceptable behaviour within Dyfed-Powys Police, chief officers are actively developing a culture where all members of staff are confident in speaking out.

An open letter has been issued to all employees, in which Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Claire Parmenter has reaffirmed that ensuring all staff can work in a fair and safe environment remains a key priority.

In it, she says: “The chief officer group wants to reassure you all that in Dyfed-Powys Police we hold our staff at the heart of our service and we will do everything we can to provide a safe working environment where everyone has the equal right to respect and dignity.

“The #MeToo Campaign was re-launched in the wake of the early allegations and has since been used by millions of women and men as an instantly recognisable method of removing the stigma that surrounds sexual harassment, by both victims and supporters of the campaign.

“While much work has already been undertaken to tackle and eliminate harassment, bullying and discrimination, work in this area is never done. Therefore, ensuring a fair, safe and equitable working environment for our staff in Dyfed-Powys Police remains an absolute priority.

“I have pledged my support to ongoing work aimed at reminding all officers and staff of the existing support and mechanisms available by which Dyfed-Powys Police encourages the reporting of wrong-doing. We will be reviewing policy, procedure and practice to ensure they remain current and that they are both supportive of victims and alleged perpetrators.

“We will also engage with staff associations and networks, the Police Federation and Unison to better understand staff concerns, embed high standards of conduct and reduce fear experienced by victims.”

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Emergency works may cause disruptions

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A NUMBER of council buildings will be without mains power for a period this afternoon (Nov 15) due to essential emergency works to a sub-station adjacent to Ty Elwyn, Llanelli.

The council’s emergency arrangements have been implemented to ensure minimal impact on services and members of the public, however some council buildings – Ty Elwyn and Llanelli Town Hall – are currently closed to staff and public.

Alternative power supplies have been arranged by the council and Western Power Distribution to ensure services continue at a number of other buildings in the vicinity, including Llanelli Leisure Centre, Caemaen Care Home and Day Centre, the Coleshill Centre and the cash desk at 2-4 Coleshill Terrace.

Telephone lines will however be affected at these buildings, as well as at Llanelli Library, Dafen Equipment Store, Maes Lliedi, Maes Y Morfa Integrated Children Centre, and Llanelli area Flying Start offices.

The council’s main contact centre is unaffected and customers can still access many council services and make contact with the council online at www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales, as well as calling 01267 234567.

Whilst emergency works are underway, further disruptions may be possible.

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