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Llanelli town centre area to benefit from further safer streets funding

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THE areas of Elli 2 and Tyisha 2 within Llanelli town centre looks set to be made safer for residents and businesses following a successful bid for further government funds by Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, Dafydd Llywelyn.

The application to the Safer Streets Fund for nearly £90,000 was made in March and approved by the Home Office in June.

The money will be used to fund two Community Wardens, environmental improvements such as increasing street lighting in the area, purchase Selecta DNA and bike register Kits for local residents and a small grant scheme for community groups and charities to run their own projects.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has already secured £195,673 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund, back in 2020, to work with local community safety partners in Carmarthenshire to tackle crime in the area, and recently met with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team to see the impact of the investment to date.

PCC Dafydd Llywelyn said; “It was great to be down with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team in Llanelli recently supporting their work with the distribution of some of the Crime Prevention Kits purchased as part of the first successful bid to Safer Streets. 

“Primarily this funding will reduce crime by preventing the opportunity for robberies and thefts to take place on the streets. The environmental improvements such as additional street lighting for example  will not only deter criminal behaviour but will also improve the feeling of safety for everyone in the community.

“The additional funding announced recently will complement the significant investment we have already made to prevent crime from happening in the area and reducing anti-social behaviour which makes people feel unsafe.”

So far, within the entire initiative, 143 households have received extra Target Hardening Tools. Efforts will continue throughout July, with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team currently working with Tyisha Community Wardens, Mid and West Wales Fire Service (Community Fire Safety Team) and Carmarthenshire County Council Trading Standards to ensure all residents in the area are offered the support needed through the initiative.

The Leader of Llanelli Town Council, Cllr Shahana Najmi said: “It is really positive news that the second year of safer streets funding has been secured for the Elli 2 and Tyisha Ward 2 areas.

“A great deal of work was completed through the first year funding and the developments that will be made possible during the second year will help make the area a safer place for residents and local businesses.

“Llanelli Town Council is pleased to be a key partner of the project and looks forward to working with the Police and Crime Commissioner to continue with the delivery of the planned improvements.”

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New ward extension opens at Werndale Hospital

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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.

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M4 closed westbound following lorry fire near Swansea

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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”

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Police appeal after Llanelli assault: victim required hospital treatment

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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 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk 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.

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