Dental practice move in Carmarthenshire leads to new jobs


A dental practice in the north of Carmarthenshire is moving to new premises and creating jobs with support from a grant scheme administered by the county council.
Deintyddfa Emlyn in Newcastle Emlyn has been awarded a £128,000 Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund grant to move from the doctors’ surgery in Lloyds Terrace, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn to the old day centre in the town’s Church Lane.
Dentists Arwel Jones and Neil Jones, who are both from Carmarthenshire, took over the practice in 2011. They now want to expand and are revamping the old day centre to create a state-of-the-art dental practice.
The grant will bring the derelict former day centre building back into use and the move will create eight full-time and one part-time job.
Deintyddfa Emlyn is the second business to benefit from the £4.4m Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund.
The partners in Deintyddfa Emlyn, Arwel Jones and Neil Jones, said: “We are very pleased to be given the opportunity to relocate and expand Deintyddfa Emlyn under the CREF scheme.
“This state-of-the-art dental practice will not only benefit the local economy by the number of jobs created but also provide greater access to high quality dental care for the residents of Newcastle Emlyn and surrounding area. This is fantastic news and we are very excited to start the project.”
Carmarthenshire County Council executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “I’m pleased that the CREF Scheme has been able to support Deintyddfa Emlyn. It will enable the practice to upgrade its facilities and expand creating nine new high-end professional jobs.”
Council Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “This grant to Deintyddfa Emlyn is enabling the practice to take on nine new people. It is in line with the purpose of the CREF which is to create employment opportunities in rural Carmarthenshire.”
Local member Cllr Hazel Evans said: “This scheme is not only bringing jobs into the town and creating first class facilities but will also bring an empty building in the town back into use. It is good news that the CREF scheme has been able to support it.”

For further information about applying for funding, please contact Yvette Pellegrotti on 01267 242429, or e-mail ympellegrotti@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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