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Superintendent Huw Meredith: Action will be taken against those who choose not to obey the law.

Superintendent Huw Meredith: Action will be taken against those who
choose not to obey the law.

PROBLEMS on Carmarthenshire’s roads continue as 100 cars were caught speeding whilst attending a car cruise at the showground, Nantyci.

The car cruise on Sunday (Aug 30) attracted hundreds of motorist from across Wales and even further afield.

Police and organisers had warned those attending that antisocial driving would not be tolerated.

Dyfed-Powys Police however confirmed that roughly 100 vehicles were caught speeding near the showground. Police also confirmed that two vehicles were stopped after being caught doing in excess of 100mph.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “On Sunday, August 30 a car cruise event took place in the showground in Carmarthen. The event attracted a very large number of vehicles, and Dyfed-Powys Police proactively engaged with those attending in order to ensure their safety and the safety of other road users.

“The Neighbourhood Policing Team were patrolling at the event in the showground, and Roads Policing Units were patrolling arterial routes.

“A number of vehicles were stopped and reported for traffic offences, and approximately 100 vehicles were reported for exceeding speed limits. Notably, two vehicles were stopped travelling at more than 100 mph each on the A48.”

Whilst the number of casualties on the roads in Dyfed Powys has fallen over the last few years police officers are reminding drivers and riders to take care when they are on the road and to drive safely and not put themselves or other road users in danger.

“Every road user can contribute to making our roads safer by driving or riding their vehicles responsibly, complying with the various road traffic legislation such as speed limits which are there in order to prevent road traffic collisions.

Supt Huw Meredith, Head of Specialist Operations said: “Every fatal collision is a tragic incident and has a massive impact on the families of the deceased and ruins the lives of those involved.

“Dyfed-Powys Police uses a combination of education and enforcement to try and get road users to understand the impact of their actions. Throughout the year there are numerous road traffic campaigns which will focus on the causation factors of road traffic collisions. These are in addition to routine patrols and adhoc operations that take place.

“Enforcement is just one part of the work that we do to change the behaviour of road users. We also have a series of campaigns to educate the general public and in particular the groups at highest risk of being involved in a fatal collision namely young people and motorcyclists.

“If individuals choose not to obey the law then Dyfed-Powys Police will take enforcement action in order to influence driver and rider behaviour.

“Our message is clear – we want people to stay safe and not be involved in collisions on our roads. Please – be safe and be careful on the road.”

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Carmarthenshire Archives’ new building officially opened

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ON MONDAY, November 28, Cllr Rob Evans, Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council, unveiled a specially designed plaque to commemorate the official opening of the brand new Carmarthenshire Archives building.

The official opening was attended by year 6 pupils of Ysgol Y Dderwen, along with their Headteacher Mr Dylan Evans, who designed the plaque by compiling various artwork and sketches that are housed at the Archives.

Established in 1959, Carmarthenshire Archives is the local authority archive service for the County of Carmarthenshire and the new building is located at St Peter’s Street, Carmarthen. 

The service is home to our extensive collection of historic documents that date from the 13th century to the present day. The collection includes archives, maps, books, photographs, videos and sound recordings. It is the Archives’ mission to preserve and make its documents available for general study and research.

Admission to Carmarthenshire Archives is free and open to anyone who wishes to use the Council’s records. Most of its services are free, but we do charge for some extra services and help.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, Cllr Gareth John commented:

“Congratulations to the pupils of Ysgol Y Dderwen, they have designed an excellent and appropriate plaque that is inspired by the treasure troves of our archives. It was wonderful to welcome them to the official opening so that they can see their work take pride of place at a building that holds great significance to us in Carmarthenshire. 

“This is a brand new and modern building that is fit to keep and protect our county’s most precious historical documents. 

“But of course, these documents are meant to be viewed and studied by school children, students, academics and anybody who has an interest in Carmarthenshire’s rich history; and this excellent facility provides the perfect space for people to come and view these treasures.”

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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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