Carmarthenshire councillors tour regeneration projects
Two senior councillors responsible for rural affairs and economic development have been touring the county to see the work being done to boost the economy and regenerate communities.
The new executive board member for rural affairs Cllr Jim Jones and the executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Meryl Gravell have visited the Ceridwen Centre, Pen-y-banc Farm, Drefach, Felindre; Y Ganolfan, Capel Iwan; and Beacon Stoves in Capel Iwan, and more recently Eagle Signs in St Clears, Red Roses Community Hall, The Gate in St Clears, and to see improvements being carried out in Pendine and Laugharne.
Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “These visits have given us the opportunity to see how grant funding accessed through the county council is being used both to help local businesses such as Beacon Stoves to further develop.”
Cllr Jim Jones said: “I have appreciated the chance to see how work such as the upgrading of Pendine Promenade can encourage tourism and boost the rural economy.”
The Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.