My wife and I were installed as Chairman and Consort of Llanelli Rural Council for the coming municipal year this month. Proud to represent Swiss Valley and looking forward to getting around the whole of the council area and meeting lots of new people.
Dangerous Fly Tipping
With all the good work we are trying to do around our reservoir only this week do we see fly tipping in the middle of the road at 3 locations by the top car park. Whoever did it had no thought for the community or the safety of other road users. I just hope there is something in the rubbish that can catch them. Thanks to all who tagged me on facebook, and thanks to the council guys who cleared it up that afternoon...disgraceful......
Fly Tipping by reservoir car park
Some great new signage has been placed in the car park and around the reservoir detailing what can be seen as you walk about. The information boards stand out and make an eye catching feature.
Our congratulations go to Calsonic Kansei under 14s who are the RWB Cup Winners 21/22. Well done to all involved and commiserations to Drefach. Both sides made it a great match.
Thank you all for your support. Your 2 local candidates that live in the area have been returned to represent you.
Carmarthenshire County Council Result
Giles Morgan - Elected
Llanelli Rural Council
Giles Morgan - Elected
Stephen Bowen - Elected
Phil Bennett Statue
There was a great turn out for the unveiling of a statue to our most famous sporting resident Mr Phil Bennett recently. The beautiful carving opposite Felinfoel church is a fitting tribute to a true rugby legend.
I requested an update on this issue and had the following reply from Llanelli Rural Council:
"The intention is now to create two toilet areas. One is part of the changing places facility that was funded by the access to water grant and had to be completed first to meet the grant deadline. The second 'public' toilet facility is under construction. We plan to have this completed in a few weeks. This toilet will remain open to the public and will have a timed lock that will automatically secure the door at dusk so hopefully we can avoid vandalism and misuse. We opened up the changing facility toilet area some time ago but it was immediately abused so we had to take the decision to have controlled access only to protect the facility from damage."
Porth Dafen Sign
In response to residents requests I asked for a sign to be erected off the Crematorium roundabout. This was installed recently.
Reservoir Car Park
More work has been done around the reservoir recently. Car park resurfacing, more bins, wheelchair friendly seating areas. Following the resurfacing the car park is now open again. Its great to see bat boxes being placed out and about too!
Checking the lanes around Porth Dafen recently and more fly tipping. Met onsite with environmental enforcement officers who opened the bags for evidence. Looking at signs and cameras for this location. The rubbish was subsequently collected and disposed of.
I had the great pleasure of donating 3 new benches for use in the reservoir recently. They have been placed at 3 new locations, one by the toilet block, another by the new pontoon, and a third at the end of the tarmac path just before you arrive at the car park. These are not replacing old but are in addition to what is there. I hope you enjoy them!
L2 - Bus Service - Reply
I recently wrote to First Cymru regarding our 2 hour bus service. Please see the reply I received. I will continue to liaise with the bus company and local authority.
Reservoir Visitor Information
Llanelli Rural Council has a great website detailing what is going on in the reservoir. Their site is well worth a visit.
Community Centre Hire
To hire Swiss Valley Community Centre please contact the booking secretary on 01554 784854
Address: Swiss Valley Community Hall, Heol Nant, Swiss Valley, Llanelli, SA14 8EH.
Hire cost of hall: £6 per hour. £30 for Parties (3 hours)
Further information can be found on Llanelli Rural Council's website: