Showing posts from August 16, 2015

Lift programme team work on Llangennech forestry project

Four Lift Programme clients were recently given the exciting opportunity to work on a forestry project in Troserch Woods in Llangennech.
As part of a two week pilot project, organised in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy, the Lift Programme and Tidy Towns, the group was given various woodland conservation task to complete which would enhance and preserve the forest for local community members to enjoy.
This included clearing a Christmas tree plantation of weeds, rebuilding part of a riverside path, adding drainage sumps and constructing wooden benches.
Clients were supervised by project officers from Keep Wales Tidy and Tidy Towns and were provided with transport and protective equipment by the Lift Programme.
Alan, one of the volunteers, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my placement and have learnt a lot of new skills. It has boosted my confidence and given me something constructive to do with my time.”
Daniel Snaith, Project Officer for Keep Wales Tidy, said: “It has been a pleasure working wit…

The latest Clay Shaw Butler Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald

The latest Clay Shaw Butler Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald.
By Mark Jones, director of Carmarthen-based Clay Shaw Butler chartered accountants and business consultants.

We all like to say, Yes. But sometimes the answer has to be, No!
It can be annoying, but when the answer ‘No’ applies to a request for credit, then there is usually a good reason for refusal.
If you’re turned down for a loan or credit card, the credit card or loan company should tell you whether you were turned down as a result of a search on your credit file.
If so, they should tell you which credit reference agency they used. You can ask why they refused you but they don’t have to give you a detailed reply.
But mistakes can happen. If you do spot a mistake, write to the credit reference agency and ask for them to correct it immediately.
Make sure you include an explanation about why it’s wrong, and include any evidence you have. The agency has 28 days to act. The relevant detail in your credit report w…

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star -

The Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers are busy preparing for forthcoming performances.
The Hywel Choir will be headline the closing night of the Milford Haven Music Festival on 5 September, supported by MOCSA winner soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn with artistic director baritone Gary Griffiths.
With their Christmas performances already a sell-out as of early August, there has been mounting public pressure from fans and followers for additional opportunities to hear the choir.
As a result, the Hywel Choir have announced an additional concert date for local audiences.
On 24 October, the Hywel Choir will present The Magical Journey of Music at St Elli Parish Church. The candle lit experience will see the Hywel Choir and friends take audiences on a magical journey of song, theatre and narration.
Highlights will include a fun adaptation of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a bucket ban…

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post.
Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.


Do you remember back in the Spring, national newspapers confidently predicted a ‘Barbecue Summer’?
Yes! Like those mornings when you wake up regretting you bought the kebab that looked so delicious as you staggered back home from the ‘pub a few hours’s all coming back to you now!
If anyone did manage to light more than one barbecue in the last couple of months, it was to keep warm during the most disappointing summer since...err...last year’s disappointing summer.
It’s not been exceptionally wet. It’s just been exceptionally ‘blah’.
A warm day, followed by several cloudy, humid days, then a few wet days...
What we’ve missed out on are weeks of uninterrupted sunshine in the day and long warm evenings when we can sit out until late, helping us to recharge our batteries.
In …

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

WEEK COMMENCING August 17, 2015

3 Medium Corned Beef Pasties, £1.70
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties, £2.00
4 Medium Sausage Rolls, £1.85
2 Fresh Cream Eclairs, £1.70
Sandwich Of The Week, Tuna Crunch, £2.05
Rustic Baguette Of The Week, Ham and Cheese, £2.45
Filled Softie Of The Week, Chicken Tikka, £2.35

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