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New website puts council services at your fingertips



MORE and more council services are being made available at the touch of a button with the launch of Carmarthenshire County Council’s new look website.

As the number of people going online continues to grow, the council is making it easier for people to get information and report issues at any time of day or night.

The new site – – has been designed to help people find what they’re looking for quickly, with topical issues highlighted across the site.

It is completely mobile responsive which means council information will be available on the go across smartphones, tablets and other devices.

The council’s marketing and media team has also worked with focus groups to ensure the site is accessible, including features allowing people to hear the website being read aloud by a screen reader, or translated in to any language of their choice.

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader and executive board member for marketing and media, said: “Our website has on average 3,560 hits every day, and our visitor numbers are consistently growing. The new look site will make it easier for residents to access the information they need when they want and how they want, be it on a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer.

“Based on visitor feedback and analytics, we have made it even easier for people to get to our most popular services with as few clicks as possible – they can now check their bin collection day and colour straight from the home page, for example.

“Whilst we understand that many people will still wish to speak to a member of staff during office hours, for many people the convenience of a website makes contacting us easier and we’re pleased to be launching a refreshed site that will adapt and grow as people’s needs and interests change.”

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Cold temperatures likely to lead to icy conditions



A YELLOW weather warning is in place over Wales from 10pm tonight (Jan 16) and 11am tomorrow morning (Jan 17).

As temperatures drop, there is a strong chance of ice patches causing dangerous conditions for motorists.

Icy patches developing with wintry showers also affecting some areas.

What to expect

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
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Next stage of works to clear Cwmduad landslide



PHASE two of the works to stabilise a landslide in Cwmduad has begun following the recovery of a lorry from the river below.

Carmarthenshire County Council is leading the operation to clear the site and re-open the A484 for traffic travelling between Carmarthen and Newcastle Emlyn, following the landslide in October.

Phase one, which commenced before Christmas, created a safe zone for the recovery of a lorry that was swept in to the river during the storm.

That recovery took place earlier today (Monday, January 14, 2019).

Phase two, to permanently stabilise the embankment, involves complex drainage and geotechnical works.

The highway structure will then be assessed before any indication can be given as to when the road will re-open.

The council has thanked the community, and affected commuters, for their patience whilst site assessments and works have been underway.

Ruth Mullen, Director of Environment for Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “We are now making progress in what has been a highly complex operation and legal process between the council, partner agencies and the landowner.

“We fully appreciate the impact this has had on the community, and we wish to reiterate that we have worked without delay to undertake site investigations in the immediate aftermath of the landslide, along with clearance and construction works to make the area safe.

“We are working as quickly as we can to re-open the road as soon as possible, and would like to thank those affected most sincerely for their patience.”

Until the road is re-opened, traffic will continue to be diverted along the B4333 Carmarthen – Newcastle Emlyn.

Additional bus services remain in place:

  • A shuttle service currently runs from Cwmduad to Tycoch to catch the 460 service at 7.25am, 9.35am and 10.55am. Return journeys are at 2.25pm and 4.45pm.
  • The 460 service is currently operating on a diversion route
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Three seriously injured in A40 crash



DYFED-POWYS POLICE is appealing for information about a collision which resulted in serious injuries.

The collision which happened on Sunday afternoon (Jan 13) involved a silver Ford Fiesta and a Silver BMW 120 and at approximately 4pm on the A40 between Pont-y-fenny and Whitland roundabout.

The Silver Fiesta was travelling towards Whitland and the BMW was travelling towards Carmarthen.

A 67-year-old woman has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A 71-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman were also taken to hospital suffering serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or was driving along the road around the time or with dash cam footage, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, please text 07811311908. Please quote reference DP-20190113-199.

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