CURRENT NEWS

 

The toilet block is now open to the public.  The toilets are open 24 hours a day. 

Reservoir Toilets

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Speed Calming

 

There will be 2 new speed calming measures placed on the roads by the rear entrance to the school (Pen-Y-Bryn) and by Swiss Valley Park (Heol Nant).  The measures will take the form of  a speed plateau.

Sad passing of Phil Bennett 

We were all saddened to hear of the passing of the great Phil Bennett.  What a man, international superstar .... won everything there was to win in the game, but fiercely local.  Phil never forgot his roots and the fitting statue unveiled a short while back is testimony to his legendary status in Felinfoel.

I've attended a few rugby functions in my time and on one occasion it was another international rugby star that was supposed to speak, but he couldn't as he'd damaged his cheek bone playing that day.  Phil happened to be in the function and up he got, and with all his anecdotes he had you roaring with laughter in the one minute and deadly silent in the next, hanging on his every word.  He told it as it was and owned the room when he was speaking.

Thank you Phil, and the safest of onward journeys to you Sir.

My sincere condolences to Pat and the family at this sad time.

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Appointment

 

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......

New Signage

 

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.

Sporting Success


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

ELECTION Results

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.

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Porth Dafen Sign


In response to residents requests I asked for a sign to be erected off the Crematorium roundabout.  This was installed recently.

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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!

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Fly Tipping

 

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.  

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Reservoir Benches

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.

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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.

Lower Lliedi Reservoir, Swiss Valley | Llanelli Rural Council : Llanelli Rural Council (llanelli-rural.gov.uk)

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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:

https://www.llanelli-rural.gov.uk/community-facility/swiss-valley-community-centre/

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