Showing posts from February 26, 2017

Carmarthen Town AFC unveil plans for major community project

Carmarthen Town AFC have unveiled plans for an exciting community project based around a new 3G all-weather football pitch at Richmond Park.
The installation of the 3G pitch will be the catalyst for a wide-ranging community programme based around the Welsh Premier League club.
“The club’s intention is to help create a wider community benefit by helping and supporting people to reach their full potential,” said Project Manager and Club Director Jeff Thomas.
Mr Thomas said the club was forging a number of key partnerships to progress the 3G project.
The cost of the 3G pitch will be in the region of £560,000, with the club currently looking at filling a shortfall of £150,000 for the scheme.
Mr Thomas said: “We have always been recognised locally as a great community club, keen to get involved in helping the wider community. Our focus has always been much more than just our ground at Richmond Park.
“Our 3G plan includes a community programme with particular emphasis on socially and economically…

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.

HMRC have made available a telephone helpline (0800 904 7900) for anyone affected by severe weather or floods.
The helpline allows anyone affected to get practical help and advice on a wide range of tax problems they may be facing.
These could be financial issues regarding making payment, issues regarding lost or damaged records and may include cancelling penalties where deadlines are missed due to severe weather and flooding.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will also:
agree instalment arrangements where taxpayers are unable to pay as a result of severe weather or flooding agree a practical approach when individuals and businesses have lost vital records as a result of severe weather or flooding suspend debt collection proceedings for those affected by severe weather or flooding cancel penalties when …

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.


Feeling low? The state of the world getting you down?
Then let me try and cheer you up . . .
What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians?
A drummer!
That’s a favourite joke among musicians - though not with those who hit a percussion instrument for a living.
Musicians have a jokey definition of ‘Perfect Pitch’ - which is ‘throwing an accordion into a skip without touching the sides’.
From the laugh-out-loud reaction that joke always receives, I was convinced that there’s little love around for the accordion these days.
So, I was very surprised to read a report in this newspaper about a man with possible links to Port Talbot who the police want to interview about the theft of accordions with a total value of £150,000 from a music shop in Berkshire.
The fact that someone brok…