FERRY company Stena Line is swapping the gangway for the fairway in 2016 with its sponsorship of three prestigious open golf events in Ireland. The company has joined forces with golf holiday specialists Club Choice Ireland to present a Seniors Open, a Ladies Classic and a Mixed Pairs event at some of Ireland’s leading golf resorts.
Club Choice Ireland are experts in creating tailor-made golf breaks to the east and south east of Ireland and with Stena Line operating daily trips from Holyhead to Dublin Port, Fishguard to Rosslare and Cairnryan to Belfast, the short journey across the Irish Sea provides just enough time to work out the best course strategy for each location. Ian Baillie, Stena Line’s Key Account and Product Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, said: “Joining with Club Choice Ireland provides Stena Line with access to some of Ireland’s leading golf resorts and being able to sponsor and support a series of events, particularly those for women and older players sits well with our customer base.
“Not only that but players have the added benefit of being able to fill the car with their own golf clubs and equipment with no additional baggage charges, an important consideration especially for travelling groups.” Tiernan Byrne, Managing Director of Club Choice Ireland, said: “We have been developing our relationship with Stena Line over a number of years and I’m delighted they are increasing their support of golf tourism. They have played a crucial role in helping us grow the number of golfers travelling from the UK to Ireland and I’m delighted that we can build on our great partnership and that they have ‘come on board’, pardon the pun, as sponsors for our new program of 2016 golf events!
“These new events are focused on showcasing different regions and venues of the east and south east of Ireland as truly great golfing destinations, which they are. The ultimate aim is to have our participants travelling home having enjoyed some great fun, great golf and looking forward to coming back again and again.“ The first event in the series is the Stena Line Senior Mixed Pairs, April 10 – 13, hosted by Knightsbrook Hotel Spa and Golf Resort and play will take place on the Royal Tara, Rathcore and Knightsbrook courses. The package includes three nights B&B accommodation, three rounds of golf, presentation dinner and Stena Line ferry travel – £300pps, based on two sharing.
Next is the Stena Line Seniors Open, May 22 – 26, staying at the 4 star, Hotel Kilkenny, playing Castlecomer, Gowran and Kilkenny courses. Package includes four night’s accommodation, three rounds of golf, horse racing evening at Gowran Park with coach transfers, and Stena Line ferry travel – £285pps, based on four travelling per car. Finally it’s the Stena Line Ladies Classic taking place from June 5 – 9, staying at the 4 star Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort and play will take place at Mount Wolseley and Bunclody courses. Package includes four night’s accommodation, three rounds of golf, presentation dinner at Mount Wolseley and Stena Line ferry travel – £325pps, based on four travelling per car.
Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities
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.
New recycling facility opens for Carmarthenshire businesses
A new commercial waste recycling centre located in Nantycaws has been launched today (Monday October 31) by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with CWM Environmental Ltd.
Located next to Nantycaws Household Waste Recycling Centre, the new facility will focus on providing an outlet for businesses in Carmarthenshire to recycle their waste responsibly, with the waste collected at the site recycled or re-used to create sustainable products whenever possible.
The paid for service accepts a range of materials including metal, cardboard, plastic, plasterboard, soil, hardcore, paint, glass, asbestos (double bagged), large white goods including fridges and mixed general waste.
Costs will be competitive to encourage as many businesses as possible to use the facility and will vary depending on the type and amount of waste presented.
A valid waste carrier’s certificate and waste transfer note will be required to use the site.
Cllr Edward Thomas, Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste and Infrastructure Services said: “We hope to significantly increase the amount of waste being recycled from businesses in Carmarthenshire thanks to the introduction of this new recycling centre in Nantycaws”.
“Our long-term ambition is to change the perception of recycling for businesses by supporting them to recycle as much as possible. We want to promote responsible waste practices in the county and minimise the levels of business waste being presented at our household waste recycling centres, which has risen in recent months.
The new commercial recycling centre will help to achieve Carmarthenshire’s ambition of delivering a circular economy throughout the county as well as becoming a leader in recycling and re-use within Wales.
For more information visit the recycling section of the Council’s website – Carmarthenshire.gov.wales/recycling
A circular economy focuses on eliminating waste by cutting down on throw away consumption and turning materials that would have previously been sent to landfill into a valuable resource.
This project has been funded through Welsh Government’s Circular Economy fund.
National Botanic Garden of Wales welcomes new director
Dr Lucy Sutherland is the new Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
She has joined the Welsh institution from her role as a strategic consultant to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust which manages the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.
She started in her new job on Monday October 24.
Dr Sutherland said: “It is an exciting and rare chance to lead a relatively young botanic garden through its next phase of maturity.
“It is also a unique opportunity at a time when the global population is facing multiple crises and there is growing ambition and support for addressing climate change and continuing efforts towards biodiversity conservation and a sustainable future.”
Dr Sutherland sees the National Botanic Garden of Wales as “continuing to have a critical role in this agenda.”
She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide and was previously the Director of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium in South Australia, Acting Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Co-ordinator of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership.
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