RESIDENTS in Glanymor will have the opportunity to raise concerns about anti-social behaviour in Seaside with the council, police and elected representatives at a public meeting this week.
From 5.30pm on Thursday (Apr 18), representatives from the relevant authorities and the local MP, AM and county councillors will be in the Selwyn Samuel Centre to hear from local residents about the recent problems in the Seaside area and try to find some constructive solutions.
Cllr John Prosser, who represents Glanymor as a county councillor, said: “I promised residents I would arrange for residents to meet with the MP, AM, County Councillors, Town councillors, county council officers, the police and other interested parties to discuss the issues in Seaside.
“We are already working with various groups within the Glanymor ward, and whilst there is no easy fix I believe we can improve the area if we all work together. The meeting is open to everyone in the Glanymor community, and I would encourage as many people as possible to join us on Thursday so that we can try to influence the decision-making process.”
Nia Griffith MP added: “Seaside is a very stable and close-knit community where residents take a real pride in their area. It is totally unacceptable that a handful of individuals should be allowed to make their neighbours lives a misery.
“I am calling on all the relevant authorities to use their powers to the full to stamp out anti-social behaviour. To that end, I welcome measures such as the imposition of an order on a particular property limiting the number of visitors, as a way to help restore respect for the neighbours.
“But we need sustained efforts to drive home the message that we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour in Seaside, and to make sure that all residents can enjoy their lives in peace and quiet.”
Lee Waters AM added: “Anti-social behaviour from a small minority of people can have a devastating effect on our communities. And there is no simple solution.
“Nia Griffith and I, along with County Councillors John Prosser and Louvain Roberts, have been meeting regularly with residents, council officers and the police to tackle this issue, and we’re holding a public meeting to give everyone the opportunity to raise their concerns.”
New ward extension opens at Werndale Hospital
WERNDALE Hospital opens its £1millon ward extension, featuring a suite of new spacious patient en-suite rooms and additional light and airy ward space for new nurses’ stations, new technology and medical equipment, in pleasant and comfortable spaces.
Werndale is part of Circle Health Group, the UK’s largest provider of private healthcare. The group is carrying out a £125 million redevelopment programme across its 50 hospitals in the UK.
Werndale has a strong history in the village of Bancyfelin, where is has been serving the local communities of Wales for over 32 years.
James Davies, Wales and Scarlets rugby player, from Bancyfelin, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening on Monday 1st August. His nickname “Cubby”, is reference to his brother’s nickname, “Fox”; this refers to the Fox & Hounds pub their parents ran in Bancyfelin, the village where they grew up. Staff and consultants were given the chance to view the new extension, with a small gathering to mark the occasion and celebrate all the hard work that has gone into this project over the last 12 months.
Jacky Jones, Executive Director of Werndale Hospital said: “The investment programme is an exciting opportunity to expand what we can offer to patients at Werndale. Our staff and consultants are delighted with this expansion which will allow us to meet the private healthcare needs of patients and families in Wales and will decrease waiting times which will positively impact the patient’s experience. Having the new patient rooms here increases our ward capacity by 20%, it is a great investment”.
Gaynor Llewellyn, Director of Clinical Services said: “At Werndale we are committed to continuous improvement of clinical facilities and services. We continually invest in the hospital so that we can offer our patients and consultants reassurance when they visit us for treatments”.
Werndale Hospital is seeing increased demand for its services across all specialities particularly orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, and general surgery. Nearly 4,000 patients had surgery at Werndale Hospital, Bancyfelin during 2021 and the new investment will enable ward capacity to be increased by 25 per cent.
M4 closed westbound following lorry fire near Swansea
A SECTION of the M4 near Swansea was shut on Monday (Aug 8) due to a vehicle fire.
The westbound section of the motorway, between junction 47 at Penllergaer and junction 48 at Hendy closed.
Emergency services were called to the scene, and there was queuing traffic in the area.
Traffic monitoring service Inrix reported: “M4 Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to vehicle fire between J47 A48 (Penllergaer / Swansea West Services) and J48 A4138 Pontardulais Road”
Police appeal after Llanelli assault: victim required hospital treatment
DYFED POWYS POLICE is investigating an assault which occurred on Regalia Terrace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire at about 12.05am, Sunday 3rd July.
The victim required hospital treatment.
Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.
They would like to identify the person in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.
Anyone who knows who the person is, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.
This can also be done either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing email@example.com or phoning 101.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.
Please quote reference DP-20220703-011
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.