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2018 News


A successful litter pick was recently undertaken by Llangunnor School in conjunction with the Community Council


Award Commended (31/03/2019)

Councillor Lee Whatley recently attended the third Innovative Practice and National Awards Conference held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, where Llangunnor Community Council had been nominated in the best website category.

The awards arranged by One Voice Wales have ten categories and are open to over 700 Town and Community Councils in Wales and the entries are judged by an independent panel made up of representatives of organisations including Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Natural Resources Wales, ParticipationCymru and Co-pro Cymru.

Award Commended
Lee Whatley) - Photo - Councillor Whatley with award

Llangunnor did not win on this occasion but were runners up and commended by the judging panel.

Councillor Training (27/03/2019)

 Councillors Porter, Slate and David Thomas from the community council recently attended a "Code of Conduct" training session held in Whitland by Carmarthenshire County Council. All new councillors are expected to attend code of conduct training as soon as possible and councillors also have the opportunity to attend other training sessions they feel maybe of benefit to themselves and their role as a councillor.

Councillor Whatley had recently attended a training course organised by One Voice Wales on Understanding the Law.

St. David's Day Parade 2019

The Chair of Llangunnor Community Council attended the St. David's Day Parade on Saturday, 2nd March 2019. The parade was well attended and entertainment was provided in Guildhall Square.

The Carmarthenshire Herald / Drew Stiles)

Happy St David's Day

(Photo courtesy Lee Whatley)


Park (18/02/2019)

The works at the park, i.e the installation of the new equipment and improvements to the entrance, will now commence on the 4th March. The contractor has apologised for the delay but due to the wet weather he has been held up on his current contract

Park (28/01/2019)

*** Due to the very wet weather and that the ground is saturated, the contractor has decided to postpone the start of the works at the park for a few weeks ***

Hopefully starting at the end of January will be this exciting new project to improve the ‘kiddies’ area in Llangunnor Park. The entrance will also get a facelift. The Community Council, who are behind this project have further exciting ideas for the park but a public consultation will take place in April / May, to see what you the community want us to do for you over the next few years.



New Councillor

Councillor John Porter was co-opted on to Llangunnor Community Council at the September meeting and attended his first meeting in October



The annual turning on of the lights on the Christmas tree by Towy Garage took place on Wednesday 21st November. A large crowd enjoyed listening to the school choir singing a medley of carols. The lights on the were turned on by Rhydian Edwards, chair of the school council, and the Christmas message was delivered by the Rev. Ceri Davies. The children and parents then followed Santa Claus over to the Babell to enjoy a cup of tea and a mince pie and of course Santa's Grotto.

A special thanks to Morrisons for providing the refreshments and the presents for the children.

Civic Service

Cllr Sandra Thomas with members of Llangunnor school choir at her Civic Service held at Llangunnor Church

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CCTV cameras has now been replaced on Towy Roundabout


Councillor Sandra Thomas, Chair of Llangunnor Community Council presented a cheque to Liz Gilligan of Carmarthen Free Books. They were based in Llangunnor (known as Healthy Planet) but have relocated to Woods Row Carmarthen.


Dyfed Powys Police Open Day

The event will include displays from the Fire and Ambulance Services and other partners. There will be an opportunity for children and young people to see how the police service operates within the community as well as a circus workshop for them to enjoy

(Photo courtesy Lee Whatley)









"Calling all steam train enthusiasts" (10/06/18)

Saturday 7th July will see a steam train return to Carmarthen station as The Sugar Loaf Mountaineer makes the journey down the Heart of Wales line being pulled by ‘Black Five’ no. 45231 ‘The Sherwood Forester’

The journey celebrates 150 years since the Heart of Wales line was opened to traffic. The engine is expected to arrive at Carmarthen station mid afternoon (around 15.30) and is expected to be at the station for about an hour so plenty of opportunity for photographs and to take in the atmosphere.
(Please note these are estimated timings)