Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Schools re-opening transport arrangements

Published

on

PARENTS who have applied for school transport for their children for the re-opening of schools will receive an email by Friday, June 26.

Pupils are being encouraged to safely walk or cycle to school where possible, and if transport is needed, for parents to try to provide it.

School transport is only available to pupils who have been through the application process and are considered eligible.

Vehicles will be able to carry only a limited number of pupils due to social distancing requirements; and the council has had to work quickly with the bus and taxi companies to plan routes and put safety measures in place.

Travel will only be allowed on the day(s) on which the school has informed the council that pupils will be attending. Vehicles will run at the usual time and from the usual stop for morning journeys, unless you are advised otherwise. School bus timetables are available to check on the council website.

Parents are being asked to please remind their children to wash their hands before and after travelling on school transport and to remind them to keep 2 metres apart when waiting at the bus stop.

Buses will be boarded one at a time keeping a safe distance between passengers, and the vacant seat at the rear of the bus must be used first. Similarly, when disembarking, pupils must do this one at a time keeping 2 metres apart, starting with the front seats first, working back in turn to the rear seats.

Remember pupils should not travel if they are feeling unwell, particularly if they have symptoms of COVID-19, or they live in a household with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Unfortunately, the council is unable to provide ‘spare seats’ during this period due to the severely limited capacity available.

Pupils with school bus passes cannot use school transport if a transport application has not been made for the ‘check in, catch up and prepare’ sessions.

Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “We really appreciate parents’ co-operation on school transport during this unprecedented time.

“Due to the social distancing regulations, our buses are running with a much-reduced capacity, which is proving to be very difficult.

“We are urging children to walk, cycle or scoot to school where they can do so safely, or if they cannot, for parents to arrange transport.

“We will endeavour to keep parents up-to-date with the arrangements for September, once we receive further guidance from Welsh Government.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Business

Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

News

Police appeal following theft of items from Home Bargains Crosshands

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

News

Witness appeal after car is stolen and burnt out

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Trending

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK