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Tackling anti-social behaviour in Seaside

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Seaside: A meeting will be held at the Selwyn Samuel Centre

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.”

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  1. Terry Davies

    April 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Councillors Louvain Roberts and Councillor Sean Rees has. and this meeting is an ad hoc meeting by Labour. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2028534530788585&set=a.1389924857982892&type=3&theater

    LABOUR chasing votes again an photos in the papers. Like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Amanda Carter has this in hand with the next public meeting with the police commissioner Dafydd Llewellyn and Cllr Sean Rees and Cllr Louvain Roberts (Now not Labour but Independent) with the backing of the community from the first public meeting. If Cllr Prosser had the decency to engage with the community he would know.
    He is now Jumping on the bandwagon and undermining the community’s meeting, It is not only disrespectful but it shows contempt for the good work these two Independent Councillors and Amanda who have engaged with the community at Seaside Social club, by being active with the residents and the wider community.

    NO. this one Councillor with Labour as it looks ,just want to be seen jumping into the driving seat once again with an MP and with an AM. possibly for votes.

    Seriously, Credit where it is due and that is with the community engagement from the first meeting and with the follow up and continuity with the police at the next community meeting. Not this ad hoc meeting that is set aside away from the Glan Y Mor ward Ward, Away from the residents and tenants there.

    This is just seen by real voters as a Political propaganda for Labour to bee seen good, a strive for votes and media attention. It is so disappointing they have not got the respect and ability to engage. To go out and plan to undermine the good work that is already in progress is disgraceful. Shame on you

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Llanelli Town Mayor hosted the Easter Family Fun Day

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Llanelli Town Mayor David Darkin and Mayoress Kim Darkin with Cllr Suzy Curry and Cllr John Prosser also Nia Nia Griffith MP

ON Saturday 20th April Llanelli Town Mayor hosted the Easter Family Fun Day in the Selwyn Samuel Centre Arena.

The day was a huge success and raised lots of money for the mayors chosen charities – the main charity bring CYCA which provides support to children and young people in Carmarthenshire.

Attendees were treated to taster sport sessions with Rugby Tots, a selection of songs from Shrek Jr from the Hive Theatre Company, magic and fun from Crazy Clayton and a very special visit from Belle who sung songs and played games with the children.

Emergency services information stalls

The event was supported by many local community groups and even had a fire engine pop in for a visit.

Asda llanelli donated some of the Easter eggs and a huge thank you to other raffle prize donors including Joe’s ice cream, hungry horse and berridge-Jones photography.

Cllr David Darkin would like to thank everyone who supported and gave their time to make the event the success it was.

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Wales’ Largest Ever Coastal Walking Festival Launches May

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THIS May a new walking festival celebrating seven years of the 870-mile coast path will take place. The festival’s aim is to encourage locals across Wales to get outdoors, meet new people and appreciate the beautiful Welsh landscapes.

Walks will cover seven coastal regions will be organised by the Wales Coast Path and Ramblers Cymru.

The festival not only aims to showcase Wales’ beautiful coastline and countless natural assets, the Wales Coast Path Walking Festival will also boost local tourism along the path whilst encouraging residents to come together to celebrate the country’s iconic coastline.

Taking place 4th -19th May 2019, the festival will feature over 40 new guided walks created by Ramblers Cymru. The festival programme has been specifically designed to suit all ages and abilities, with the majority of the walks free to join.

From fully accessible and short family walks tonature walks and more challenging hikes, the festival aims to encourage people to enjoy outdoor exercise while exploring Wales’ iconic coastline. All walks will be led by experienced guides offering insights into the unique wildlife, fascinating history and culture that can be found along the way.

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “This festival is set to be an excellent addition to Wales’ Year of Discovery and a way for visitors and locals to discover more about our unique Wales Coast Path. I’m delighted that the guided walks will encourage people to find out more about the landscape, history and wildlife associated with the coastal path and will also be an excellent way to be active while discovering more of Wales.”

Local authorities for each of the seven coastal regions, which include South Wales, The Gower, Ceredigion, the Llŷn Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen, and North Wales, will help support the event, along with partners National Resources Wales, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and a number of charities including Keep Wales Tidy.

The festival, which coincides with Visit Wales’ Year of Discovery 2019, will follow a theme of discovery which will be prominent throughout. The Wales Coast Path is the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast and gives hikers access to undiscovered sections of the coast with stunning views, rugged landscapes and rare wildlife.

To learn more about the Wales Coast Path walking festival or book walks visit: www.walescoastpath.gov.uk

Register to attend the festival: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wales-coast-path-walking-festival-2019-18812644097

Admission free (additional charges for linear walks where transport is required).

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Swansea Bay City Deal leaders are supporting Neath Port Talbot Council’s proposals for changes

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SWANSEA Bay City Deal leaders are supporting Neath Port Talbot Council’s proposal to amend some of their projects due to be part-funded by the £1.3 billion investment programme.

Any amended or enhanced projects, they say, will be progressed through City Deal governance and approval processes before submission to the Welsh Government and UK Government for consideration.

This follows on from the City Deal’s Joint Committee accepting all recommendations arising from two reviews into the City Deal, which included enabling flexibility in the investment programme to bring new projects in if they’re beneficial to the region.

Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Bay City Deal Joint Committee Chairman, says a Neath Port Talbot Council call for the City Deal to change approach is also being put in place.

Cllr Stewart said: “As a Joint Committee, we have accepted all recommendations from the City Deal reviews, and work is ongoing to implement them as soon as possible.

“These include the appointment of an independent programme director to manage the City Deal, as well as flexibility to amend or enhance projects forming part of the investment programme if they’re good for the region.

“The City Deal is still at an early stage of its development, but we’re doing all we can to make governance and project approval processes more efficient to speed up the investment programme’s delivery.

“It would be too great a risk for communities and businesses in Neath Port Talbot to miss out on City Deal investment, so we stand ready to help Neath Port Talbot Council move their projects forward.

“All City Deal partners remain committed to delivery. It’s widely recognised that the City Deal presents a once in a generation opportunity to create considerable economic growth and well-paid jobs across the region as a whole.”

The independent review into the City Deal commissioned by both governments recommended immediate approval for two City Deal projects – the ‘Yr Egin’ creative sector development in Carmarthen, and the Swansea City and Waterfront Digital District.

Cllr Stewart said: “We expect funds to be released for these projects imminently.

“We also welcome Neath Port Talbot Council’s continued commitment to the regional Homes as Power Stations project, which will help people save money on their energy bills by introducing cutting-edge energy-efficient technology to both new houses and existing buildings throughout South West Wales.”

The Swansea Bay City Deal investment programme is due to be funded by the UK Government, the Welsh Government, the public sector and the private sector. It’s being led by the four regional councils – Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea – in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea University, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

The City Deal is projected to create over 9,000 high-quality jobs and give the regional economy a £1.8 billion boost in coming years.

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