Abandoned dog rescued by warden is 'doing well'

Carmarthenshire County Council’s dog wardens are calling for information about a dog left abandoned in Llanelli.
The council’s dog warden service was called in to action following reports of a male Rottweiler being left tied to a fence near Andrew Street.
It is thought the he may have been there for a few days, and was in need of urgent veterinary care.
He is recovering well, and now the wardens want people to help them and RSPCA colleagues find the owner and take appropriate action.
Dog warden Brendan Davies said: “We don’t know how long he had been there, but it may have been a few days. He was severely underweight and had lost hair on his back due to flea infestation.
“He has responded well to treatment and TLC, his fleas have gone and his coat is starting to re-grow already.
“This could have been avoided with such little cost - the PDSA was only a short walk away from where he was left tied up without food, water and shelter. His owner could have taken him there for treatment and advice…

Grants secured for Carmarthenshire road safety engineering projects

Funding of almost half a million pounds has been secured for road safety projects in Llanelli and the Amman / Gwendraeth area.
The council has received a total of £445,500 from the Welsh Government’s Road Safety Capital Grant which supports road casualty reduction schemes across Wales.
It includes £225,000 for a route treatment scheme in Llanelli on the B4297 between the Halfway lights and Talyclun in Llangennech and a grant of £220,500 for a similar scheme on the B4297 between Tycroes and Gorslas.
Both schemes will provide reduced speed limits, enhanced warning signs, driver feedback signs, traffic calming, traffic islands, junction visibility improvements, improved crossing points and upgraded red light cameras.
Head of Highways and Transport Steve Pilliner said: “I am delighted that the council has secured this funding so that both these schemes can be carried out this financial year.
“These schemes will significantly improve safety for both road users and pedestrians along these routes…

International touring exhibition aims to raise awareness of Mexico’s 'disappeared'

An International Politics doctoral researcher from Aberystwyth University has played a key role in organising an international touring exhibition that aims to raise awareness of Mexico’s disappeared.
Danielle House is part of a collective which has organised the exhibition ‘Footprints of Memory: Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared’, which will be on display in the Art House – Ty Celf, 1 Laura Place, Aberystwyth, from 3-8 April 2017.
It will then go on tour to Paris, Nice, Rome, Florence, Turin, Barcelona and Berlin.
The project 'Footprints of Memory', begun by Mexican artist Alfredo Lopez Casanova, tells the story of people who have gone missing in Mexico since 1969, 30,942 people since 2006, and the desperate search by their family members to find them.
The exhibition has been organised by the Footprints of Memory Collective and the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, and funded by Aberystwyth University’s interdisciplinary Performance and Politics I…

Exciting news for young performers in South West Wales

There's good news for young performers in South West Wales with the announcement of new bursaries to help young talented singers and instrumentalists.
The Trustees of the Loud Applause Rising Stars (LARS) have announced that the charity intends to offer a number of bursaries to individual members of the mentoring scheme.
Loud Applause Rising Stars chairman Cerith Owens said: "Since LARS was set up as a charity just over a year ago we have been amazed at the goodwill and praise we have received from both the Friends of Loud Applause Rising Stars and the wider community, who have enjoyed the quality performances delivered consistently by our talented young performers.
"This success has led to our ability to set aside surplus income generated this past year to enable us to offer financial assistance to singers and instrumentalists.
"It is our intention to continue to offer bursaries annually for youngsters who require (and are deserving of) additional support and are able…

New 'Clwb Clecs' launched for learners and Welsh speakers in Carmarthen

A new monthly club for learners and Welsh speakers in Carmarthen to have the chance for a chat and to relax is being launched next week.
Clwb Clecs Caerfyrddin is being jointly organised by Menter Iaith Gorllewin Sir Gâr, Dysgu Cymraeg Sir Gâr, and the county council.
It will be held in Yr Atom, King Street, Carmarthen, on the last Wednesday of the month from 12.30-1.30pm. The dates for the club are March 29, April 26, May 31 and June 28.
All welcome. Contact Gwawr or Siân on 01269 712934 or 01267 246861 for more information.

New garden waste collection service being launched in Carmarthenshire

A new garden waste collection service for householders in Carmarthenshire is being launched this spring.
Residents who sign up to the scheme will be provided with a 240 litre wheeled bin which will be emptied fortnightly between April and November.
Householders who pay in full when they apply will receive a 15% discount so it will cost £40.80 for the season. They can also choose to pay by direct debit with payments made in instalments, this will cost a total of £48.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “The collection of garden waste is a chargeable service; the charge covers the hire of the bin and the costs of making the fortnightly collections. It is also fairer for residents who do not have a garden, who choose to compost at home, or who do not want to use the service.
“There are also other options available to residents. One of the most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective ways of dealing with garden waste is to home compost; or you can take your g…

Don't forget to use your voice and vote!

With under two months to go to the local elections people in Carmarthenshire are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote.
On May 4, electors will have the chance to vote for who they want to represent them. Elected councillors will stay in local government for five years.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s electoral services division works to support elections and referendums.
People who are not registered or have moved recently need to register before Thursday, April 13 in order to vote - it can be done online at
Alternatively, contact Electoral Services on 01267 228889.
Electors can vote in person at a polling station between 7am and 10pm. You will be sent a poll card around the 24 March telling you where your polling station is. If you lose or don’t receive a polling card contact the electoral services office before the 13 April.
Those who require a postal vote for this election, must complete and send an application to the Electoral Services …