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New Chair of Llanelli Rural Council invested



Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 10.12.48LLANELLI RURAL COUNCIL held its annual meeting at Vaxhaull Buildings, Llanelli on Tuesday (May 10).

The meeting was opened by the Reverend John Treharne who offered prayers. The Chairman Martin V Davies addressed the meeting thanking his consort, clerk and councillors for their help and support throughout his term in office. He said it had been a privilege to serve the community and meet so many wonderful volunteers and organisations in the community.

The Chairman then invited nominations for the election of Chairman of Council. Councillor Jim Jones nominated Councillor Stephen M Donoghue as Chairman of Council and it was seconded by Councillor Giles Morgan. Chairman Martin V Davies put the proposal to the meeting and it was carried unanimously.

The Chairman then invested the In-Coming Chairman and Consort, Mrs Michelle Donoghue with the chains of office. Mark Galbraith the Clerk of Council invited the new Chairman to make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

The Chairman invited nominations for the election of Vice- Chairman. Councillor Susan N lewis moved the appointment of Councillor H John Evans as Vice-Chairman. Councillor Tegwen Devichand seconded the motion.

Chairman Stephen M Donoghue invested the In-Coming Vice- Chairman and Consort Mrs Sylvia Evans with the chains of office.

The Clerk invited the Vice- Chairman to make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

The Vice-Chairman extended his thanks and there followed a presentation of medallions to the outgoing Chairman and his Consort and bouquets for the outgoing Consort, the new Chairman’s Consort and the new Vice-Chairman’s Consort.

Councillor Giles Morgan adjourned the meeting until Thursday (May 12). Councillor Carol Rees seconded the motion.

In his address to the meeting Chairman, Councillor Stephen M Donoghue said: “I am delighted to stand before you this evening as Chairman of Llanelli Rural Community Council. It is my hope that I will maintain the high standards of previous Chairmen and represent the Council in a positive and professional manner.

He thanked the immediate Past Chairman Cllr Martin Davies and his consort Ruth, Thomas for the way in which they had promoted the Council over the last 12 months saying: “Having supported Martin and Ruth as Vice Chairman last year it has provided excellent preparation for Michelle and I and we are both looking forward to the year ahead with enthusiasm.”

He also thanked Cllr John Evans and his consort, Sylvia, for accepting the Office of Vice Chairman and said: “Michelle and I are looking forward to working with them.”

Turning his attention to Councillor Bill Thomas he said: “I would like to convey my congratulations to Cllr Bill Thomas on being elected Mayor to Llanelli Town Council and also to Cllr Eryl Morgan on his impending election as Chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council.”

He said he looked forward very much to working together with Cllr Thomas over the next 12 months and of working with other civic dignitaries from neighbouring Community Councils in the Llanelli Area.

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Global Litter Charity has announced the date of its next Welsh litter picking event



Uocean project Carmarthenshire weekend clean up taking place on Saturday 25th September 21 at Pembrey Country Park

THE UOCEAN Project, part of the Vayyu Foundation, which has set itself the target of removing 1 billion kilos of waste from the world’s oceans by 2030, will be holding its next litter collection taskforce event at Pembrey Country Park  in Carmarthenshire.

Everyone is invited to join The UOcean Project volunteers and to make a difference by collecting litter, especially plastics, which are polluting our environment and ending up in the world’s oceans.  The UOcean Project has highlighted the dramatic increase in litter from plastic bags to face masks since lockdown restrictions were lifted, making it even more important to clean-up and reduce waste pollution. 

Chris Desai, head of The UOcean Project commented. “Picking up one plastic bottle or single use face mask may not appear to be significant, but at each event we are collecting many kilos of plastic because more and more individuals are joining our litter picking teams.


The combined collections here and overseas are the only way to make a difference and start fighting back against pollution.” 

The UOcean Project organises litter pick-up teams who work across the UK, especially around coastlines, as well as internationally.  By organising volunteers into Chapters and providing them with the tools and equipment to pick up litter, they have already collected 53,000 kilos of waste which would have ended up in the seas.  

All volunteers are provided with the equipment needed to safely pick up litter so that it can be disposed of in the right way.  For more information about The UOcean Project please go to the website

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Warning! Dangerous Valium circulating in Llanelli



the drugs being distributed and used in the Llanelli area at present could be extremely dangerous

Warning! Dangerous Valium circulating in

POLICE are warning drug users in Llanelli to take extra care following information received that dangerous valium is circulating in the area.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “We have reasons to believe that the drugs being distributed and used in the Llanelli area at present could be extremely dangerous for anyone taking them.

“We would also appeal to drug users to seek medical attention immediately should they become unwell.

“Please share this information with anyone that you believe could come into contact with these drugs.”

To seek advice and support, visit

Please be aware that some services may operate an automated service outside office hours.

In an emergency, or if you think someone’s life is at risk, always dial 999.

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Parents warned to look out for respiratory illness in children



RSV is a common respiratory illness which is usually picked up by children during the winter season

RESPIRATORY Syncytial Virus (RSV) is circulating amongst children and toddlers in the Hywel Dda area (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire)  

Hywel Dda UHB Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive Dr Philip Kloer said: “Because of the COVID restrictions, there have been few cases of RSV during the pandemic, but this virus has returned and in higher numbers now people are mixing more.

“RSV is a common respiratory illness which is usually picked up by children during the winter season, and causes very few problems to the majority of children.  However, very young babies, particularly those born prematurely, and children with heart or lung conditions, can be seriously affected and it’s important that parents are aware of the actions to take.”

Parents are being encouraged to look out for symptoms of severe infection in at-risk children, including:

*a high temperature of 37.8°C or above (fever)

*a dry and persistent cough, difficulty feeding, rapid or noisy breathing (wheezing).

The best way to prevent RSV is to wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser regularly, dispose of used tissues correctly, and to keep surfaces clean and sanitised.

Most cases of bronchiolitis are not serious and clear up within 2 to 3 weeks, but you should contact your GP or call NHS 111 if:

  • You are worried about your child.
  • Your child has taken less than half their usual amount during the last two or three feeds, or they have had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more.
  • Your child has a persistent high temperature of 37.8C or above.
  • Your child seems very tired or irritable.

Dial 999 for an ambulance if:

  • your baby is having difficulty breathing
  • your baby’s tongue or lips are blue
  • there are long pauses in your baby’s breathing
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