Showing posts from December 2, 2012

New Jenkins Bakery shop opens in East Gate, Llanelli

The new Jenkins Bakery shop has opened in East Gate, Llanelli.
Pictured at the opening at Unit 11, East Gate, SA15 3YF (Tel: 01554 755819) - Christopher Evans, left, Lloyds TSB Commercial relationship director for West Wales, shop manager John Viola and David Jenkins, company secretary and director of the Jenkins Bakery.
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Drugs overdose awareness day next week

Local agencies across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are promoting National Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday December 13th 2012.
This year the focus is not only on overdose of illicit drugs, but also to raise awareness of the dangers of overdose through mixing different drugs, including alcohol, prescription medication, over the counter medication and also some of the new and emerging substances.
As previously, the promotion of the ‘Take Home Naloxone Scheme’ will feature across Wales, and friends, family and concerned others are encouraged to take up the opportunity of free basic overdose awareness training. Naloxone when administered acts to temporarily reverse the effects of an overdose for between 15 minutes and an hour, thus allowing time to call emergency services.
This work forms part of the Welsh Government’s Working Together to Reduce Harm substance misuse strategy for Wales 2008 – 2018.
Stuart Moncur, Assistant Director of Planning and Chair of the Substance Mis…

Mark's new art show will support Carmarthen hospice appeal

Carmarthen artist Mark Cox is opening a new exhibition of his paintings tomorrow evening. The exhibition of paintings in the downstairs gallery of Carmarthen Library will help raise funds for the Carmarthen and District Hospice Appeal.
The exhibition will show 60 original paintings, plus prints and cards, and will be open during normal library hours on 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th December, with 'take down' on 12th.
Admission is free.
A private view will take place on the evening of 5th December 5pm-8.30pm, with admission £5, pay on the door. The admission price gives a 10% discount on all original paintings on Wednesday night only. Light refreshments are included. All ticket monies will go to the hospice fund as well as 25% of all sales from the exhibition.
For further information call 07792 037966  or email
Mark's own website describes him as 'an eclectic artist who enjoys working on a variety of subjects, producing landscapes, marine and coastal painting…

Businessman has blast at Llandeilo mis-information

Llandeilo businessman Simon Buckley has reacted angrily to criticism of campaigners who successfully blocked the proposed Sainsbury's superstore plan in the Tywi Valley town. Mr Buckley said comments about the campaigners who objected to the development were being fuelled by mis-information. Mr Buckley said: "We won the argument against Sainsbury's fair and square, but there have been comments in the local press which have been totally out of order." The chief executive of the Llandeilo-based Evan-Evans brewery and owner of the White Horse Inn in Llandeilo, Mr Buckley said he had been singled out for criticism for his co-ordination of the objections to the superstore plan. "I am all for freedom of speech and the right of everyone to express their views. But my hackles are up after reading comments by Carmarthenshire Council chief executive Mark James in last week's Carmarthen Journal and some of the letters to the editor (I would hope that they were bona fi…

New Jenkins Bakery shop to open on Thursday

One of Llanelli's best-established businesses will this week be opening the doors of its new shop in the prestigious new East Gate development in the town.
Jenkins the Bakers have taken a ground floor unit in the new development, close to the bus station and the new cinema. The shop is scheduled to open on Thursday.
"We are one of the most historic businesses in Llanelli and we wanted to be part of this exciting new development which will form a key pillar in the town's future," said the Jenkins Bakery's operations director Russell Jenkins.
"We already have three very well-established outlets in the town centre but we also wanted to be a part of the new East Gate scheme.
"Our planned expansion to another shop will not affect the current Jenkins shops in Llanelli town centre. For them, it will be business as usual.
"We view the East Gate development as another string to our bow. The familiarity of our current shops endures with both staff and shoppers an…