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Llangadog Recycling centre negotiations fail

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NEGOTIATIONS to secure the future of the recycling centre in Llangadog have broken down.

Repeated efforts have been made to reach an agreement with site owners All Waste Services Ltd after the company served the council notice to terminate the contract.

Officers have worked hard to try and negotiate a solution that ensures adequate access and safe use of the recycling centre.

AWS own the Llangadog site and have provided the service and management of the facility on behalf of the council for a number of years.

The agreement will now come to an end on March 31.

Alternative arrangements are being made to provide recycling banks for residents at Llandovery Rugby Club. The council is aiming for this new site to be open for April 1.

Black bag waste, garden waste, electricals and wood etc should be taken to the nearest recycling centre at Wernddu near Ammanford whilst the council looks at the longer-term provision for the area.

Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “It is unfortunate that AWS and the council have been unable to reach an agreement that ensured the health and safety of visitors to the site and also provided best value for council taxpayers. Offices have worked hard to negotiate with the site owners and it is regrettable that the council will no longer be able to provide a recycling centre in Llangadog.

“However, we have been in talks with Llandovery Rugby Club and the committee has given the go ahead for recycling banks to be located there.

“It is important we continue to recycle as much as possible. We are currently recycling approximately 64% of our waste in Carmarthenshire, which is fantastic, but if we are to achieve the 70% recycling target by 2024/25 we need to do even more.

“Public access to recycling sites and services is a priority for us so we are looking at the provision of recycling and waste disposal sites across the county to ensure a service that is accessible to all.

“The council must ensure it has adequate provision and householders must make the effort to separate their waste and recycle as much as they can.

“I know residents are concerned about fly-tipping, and I share these concerns; but unfortunately there is a minority of irresponsible people that choose to break the law in this way, regardless of the facilities we provide. I can assure residents that the council will continue to investigate and prosecute those responsible for this type of environmental crime.”

For more information on the county’s recycling centres please visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/recyclingcentres

A bank locator can also be found on www.recycleforwales.org.uk

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Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities

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WALES & West Utilities will shortly begin work to upgrade gas pipes in Llandeilo.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Carmarthenshire County Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that work will commence after the town has celebrated the Festival of Senses.

The £123,000 investment scheme, which is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, will begin in New Road on 21 November. This section of work will be complete before Christmas and Wales & West Utilities will return to the town next year to undertake further work in the Crescent Road area. Barring any engineering difficulties, work in the town will be complete by the end of February next year.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said: “Working with the Council, we have planned this work to accommodate the needs of the town.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Llandeilo. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.”

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we’ll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We’ll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.

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Police appeal following theft of items from Home Bargains Crosshands

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OFFICERS from Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed that they are investigating the theft of items, including a Christmas Nutcracker Ornament valued at £129.99, from the Home Bargains store in Crosshands, Carmarthenshire.

The theft occurred at about 12:40pm on Tuesday, 27th September 2022.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the people in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the people are, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or phoning 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Please quote reference DPP/2006/27/09/2022/02/C

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Witness appeal after car is stolen and burnt out

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating the theft of a car from a property in Lando Road, Burry Port, which was later found burnt out in Pembrey Country Park.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the theft of the blue Ssangyong Rexton, which took place sometime between 5pm on Friday, 11th November, and 9am on Saturday, 12th November, and would like to speak to anyone who may have information or CCTV or dashcam footage.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DP-20221112-109

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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