Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

New partnership for scientific research in Wales

Avatar

Published

on

THIS week, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Swansea University announce plans for a brand new laboratory for scientific analysis within the University’s Singleton Campus.

Work to build the new NRW Analytical Services facility within The Faraday building will start immediately, with staff scheduled relocate from their Llanelli base into the laboratory in September.

At the new laboratory, staff will continue to carry out essential environmental analysis work for NRW, such as testing the quality of the water from our beaches every summer. In addition, the NRW Analytical Services facility is looking to offer the services it provides to NRW, to a wider commercial client base.

Dave Gazzard, Analytical Services Manager at Natural Resources Wales:

“Our new world-class laboratory will help our staff with the important work we do at Natural Resources Wales for the people, economy and environment in Wales.

“For example, we test more than 2,000 samples of bathing water collected by NRW staff every year. We monitor where there may be problems, and help make sure the waters on our beaches are safe for us to swim in.”

“We also investigate incidents, such as illegal waste sites and pollution, so we can tackle illegal activity.”

The new laboratory will not only accommodate current needs and future growth, but offer unlimited opportunities for joint research ventures between NRW and Swansea University.

The organisations will work together to improve the quality and breadth of evidence used to inform NRW decisions and allow the University staff and students to play a significant role in positively shaping the environment of Wales.

Dave added: “By co-locating the NRW Analytical Services with Swansea University and expanding our services, we have a fantastic opportunity to work with Swansea University to grow and provide even more opportunities for employment to South West Wales.”

Dr Geoff Proffitt, Director of Knowledge Economy and Engagement from Swansea University College of Science said:

“Having the NRW Analytical Services facility and dedicated team running the unit on campus in Swansea is clearly a significant development, as the opportunity to interact and develop joint research programmes, which will have environmental and social impact, will become a real possibility.

“This is an exciting development for both Swansea University and Natural Resources Wales”

For more information and for further details on services available, go to www.naturalresources.wales/analyticalservices

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Llanelli: Stop notice issued for school planning application

Avatar

Published

on


A CONTROVERSIAL planning application for a new 480-spaced school in Llanelli has been issued a stop notice by the Welsh Government.
Carmarthenshire County Council is proposing to build a new £9.1m school on Llanerch Fields in Llanelli and were looking to determine the planning application in the coming weeks. Welsh Government will now decide whether to call in the application or not.
The new school would accommodate 420 primary and 60 nursery pupils, set over two floors with larger classrooms with integrated IT facilities, a multi-purpose hall and specialist provision for pupils with additional learning needs.
Over recent years there has been much debate in the area on the choice of site for the new school with campaigners arguing that they support a new school, but object against Llanerch fields being built upon. Last year an attempt to get the land designated as a village green was turned down.
In 2017, Ysgol Dewi Sant as the first Welsh medium primary school to be provided by a local authority celebrated its 70th birthday.
Councillor Rob James, local member for Lliedi, stated “From day one I have raised concerns that the Council’s site choice and planning process opened the Council up to the possibility of the Welsh Government calling in the planning application. It is clear that these concerns were not misplaced and there is now a really chance that it will be. 

“As a local Councillor, a school governor and a parent, I am passionate about the need for a new school for the pupils of Ysgol Dewi Sant and it is important that local pupils get the benefits of a 21st century school.
“I will now be working with Council Officers to ensure that contingency plans are prepared in case the Welsh Government state that the planning application does not comply with national planning policy.
“I will also work with parents, pupils, residents and interested parties are able to engage with the Welsh Government during this process.”

Continue Reading

Community

Third annual Burry Port Raft Race is eagerly awaited

Avatar

Published

on

THE THIRD ANNUAL BURRY PORT RAFT RACE, organised by Burry Port couple, Craig and Isabel Goodman, will be held on Saturday (July 27).

The event which is held in Burry Port Harbour, raises much needed funds for both Burry Port RNLI and a children’s football academy and primary school the couple support in The Gambia.

The day launches at 12pm with stands, food stalls and children’s inflatable games and rides and these will be available until 5pm. You’ll also have a chance to meet the crews, who’ll be busy putting the final touches to their rafts.

Rafts launch at 3pm, followed by a presentation ceremony, including prizes for first raft over the line, first raft to sink and best dressed raft.

Craig said: ” A huge thank you goes to all our sponsors, including overall sponsor Dawsons, along with continued sponsorship from Celtic Couriers, Parker Plant Hire, Burns Pet Nutrition, Burry Port Co-Op, Llanelli Star, LBS Builders Merchants, Burry Port Marina, First Choice Flooring and Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council.

For any further information about the event, please contact 07825 842981.

Continue Reading

News

Compensation offered after FSCS declares Llanelli firm in default

Avatar

Published

on

CONSUMERS could get back money they have lost as a result of their dealings with a failed regulated firm in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. The firm is Hayden Williams Independent Financial Services Limited formerly Assura Protect, Room 1, 7 Meadows Bridge, Parc Menter, Cross Hands, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA14 6RA.

The firm was declared in default in June 2019 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

FSCS is the UK’s statutory compensation scheme that protects customers of authorised financial services firms that carry out certain regulated activities. A declaration of default means FSCS is satisfied a firm is unable to pay claims for compensation made against it. This paves the way for customers of that firm to make a claim for compensation with FSCS.

Alex Kuczynski, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at FSCS, said: “FSCS steps in to protect consumers around the UK when authorised financial services firms go bust. This vital service, which is free to consumers, protects deposits, insurance, investments, home finance and debt management. We want anyone who believes they may be owed money as a result of their dealings with this firm to get in touch, as we may be able to help you.”

Since it began in 2001, FSCS has helped more than 4.5m people, paying out more than £26bn in compensation.

If you wish to make a claim with FSCS against Hayden Williams Independent Financial Services Limited, you may be able to do so using FSCS’s online claims service at https://claims.fscs.org.uk Or you can contact its Customer Services Team on 0800 678 1100 or 020 7741 4100

Continue Reading

Trending

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK