11/10/2019 - New Concessionary Travel Card
A new concessionary travel card has been launched by Transport for Wales that means that you can travel free on most bus services throughout Wales and the borders and get discounted or free travel on many rail services.
If you currently have a council-branded card, then you will need to exchange it for a new-style card before 31st December 2019, so that you will be able to continue to enjoy concessionary travel benefits.
To get the new card please visit the Transport for Wales website at this link and follow the instructions provided. Please be aware that, due to the high volume of enquiries, the website may suffer from occasional delays in processing requests.
07/10/2019 - Changes affecting bins/recycling service
A number of changes are coming in from today (October 7th) that will affect bin collections and recycling centres.
The maximum number of black bags that residents will be able to put out for collection will be 3 a fortnight.
Remember, there is no limit on how many blue bags can be put out for collection, and food waste is collected weekly.
The more you recycle the less black bag rubbish you will have. On average almost half of the contents of black bags in Carmarthenshire are recyclable and as much as a quarter of it is food waste.
Large families of six or more, families that have children in nappies and households that produce coal ash waste from indoor fireplaces will be able to apply for additional bags if they need it.
If residents need a replacement brown caddy or green bin they can pick one up from one of the Hwbs or the council offices in Llandeilo, which will be quicker, or they can order them online.
To help residents recycle their food waste more easily, we will be delivering three rolls of food bin liners for the brown kitchen caddies along with the three rolls of blue bags.
Deliveries start in October up until the end of March and residents can use the online delivery tracker on the council’s website to find out when theirs is due. Simply type in your postcode and it will tell you your month of delivery.
There are also some changes coming in at the recycling centres from October 7th. Residents are being asked to separate any recyclable items from non-recyclable items before they arrive. All black bags will be opened and if they contain any items that can be recycled they will have to be sorted on site.
The aim of these changes is to help the county increase its recycling rate. We are currently recycling around 58% of our rubbish but we need to reach 64% by the end of the financial year or there could be a large financial penalty from Welsh Government.
A major education and awareness campaign has been launched to inform residents of these changes.
Further information can be found on the website.
29/09/2019 - Carmarthenshire Energy Survey
We have been informed that an application for funding is being made by Carmarthenshire Energy/Community Energy Wales for Car Clubs for which they must demonstrate need/demand from rural communities.
A short survey has been put together at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXaw1y5vMb3qOMMrbM8OYVcpUlycjWbp0_iTz5bcPPHkSoCQ/viewform?usp=sf_lin
23/09/2019 - Community Council acquires new defibrillator
Cllr. Owen Williams, Chair Manordeilo and Salem Community Council receiving a new defibrillator from Mr David Nicholas, Cariad Heart Charity. Also in the picture l. to r. are Mrs Mair Griffiths Chair Manordeilo Reading Room, County Cllr. Joseph Davies and Clerk Mrs Jane Davies. Funds were raised through a donation from the Community Council and local fundraising activities. The new defibrillator will be located in Upper Manordeilo and provide a valuable resource in addition to the existing units located outside both Cwmifor and Salem Village Halls, Capel Isaac, Rhosmaen and the Beechwood Estate Talley Road.
11/09/2019 - Notice of Conclusion of Audit
The audit of the Council's Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 have been concluded on 30 August 2019 by Grant Thornton UK LLP for and on Behalf of the Auditor General for Wales._______________________________________________________________________
Please find further details in the notices below:
Notice of Conclusion of Audit - Cymraeg Notice of Conclusion of Audit - English
10/06/2019 - Easy Tai Chi Classes Beginning 19th June
Beginners' classes in tai chi will be starting on Wednesday 19th June between 9:30am and 10:45am. Classes are £5 per person but limited numbers.
For contact details and further information please see the poster below:
Tai Chi Poster
03/06/2019 - Notice of Audit for Manordeilo & Salem Community Council
The Community Council wishes to give notice of the commencement of an audit of its annual accounts for the financial year ending March 31st 2019. Please see the information posters below and on our noticeboards throughout the area for further details of elector's rights with respect to inspecting the accounts.
Notice of Audit Elector's Rights
07/01/2019 - Age Cymru Sir Gar Free Home Energy Check Service
Are you aged 50 or over?
Is your home cold and draughty? Or, are you worried about the cost of heating your home? If yes, you may be eligible for a Free Home Energy Check!
Age Cymru Sir Gâr volunteers can help make your home warmer or reduce your energy bills by carrying out a free home energy check.
What happens during an energy check:
1) our handyperson volunteers will install simple energy efficiency equipment such as; draught excluder around doors and windows, fit new light bulbs and use remote control plug sockets and radiator panels which reflect heat back into the room and not into the wall.
2) Our volunteer will also give you some key tips and advice providing you with guides on how to keep warm and save energy.
3) Provide information on other support services provided by the charity, such as information on welfare benefits you might be entitled to and how to check what benefits these might be.
The free home energy check takes about 60-90 minutes and is carried out by our volunteer handyman.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL Peter on 01554 784080 or Email: email@example.com______________________________________________________________________
03/01/2019 - Quad Bike Thefts
Dyfed-Powys Police is warning people to make sure security measures are in place to protect quad bikes, in response to a number of thefts.
There have been 4 reports of stolen quad bikes in the Carmarthenshire area over the week.
Farmers and other owners of quad bikes are reminded to be vigilant of suspicious vehicles and people in their community and to report any concerns to police.
Top tips to prevent a quad bike from being stolen:
Immobilise - Make sure you secure or immobilise your quads when not in use. Remember to remove keys when leaving them unattended.
Location - Try to avoid leaving quads unattended in fields especially near to roads. If you have to leave them, then try and park behind other machinery, equipment and out of sight.
Security - When you’re finished for the day, lock quads away in your most secure outbuilding or garage. If this isn’t possible, ensure it’s behind a locked gate to make things more difficult for thieves.
Track and Trace - Keep a record of any chassis or serial numbers. If the worst happens the more information you can provide, the better the chance of recovery. Consider using security marking kits to mark your property, and think about fitting a tracker or immobiliser.
Register Online - Websites such as www.immobilise.com and www.ter-europe.org are useful international online databases to record serial numbers for a wide range of vehicles and property.
For further information or advice, contact police 101 and ask to speak with a member of the Rural Crime Team. If you see anything suspicious report it to the police.
25/10/2018 - Age Cymru Sir Gar assistance
A recent press release from Age Cymru Sir Gar promotes the help that the organisation can give to those aged 50+. They are able to check how energy efficient their homes are and install some energy reduction equipment free of charge.
The charity can also check whether individuals are getting welfare benefits to which they may be entitled (such as warm home discounts). They will do a welfare benefit health check for all benefits, such as pension credit, attendance allowance, housing benefit, council tax benefit, personal independence payments and more. They have helped Carmarthenshire's older residents gain nearly one and a half million pounds in welfare benefits over the last 12 months.
Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on the charity's work or use the contact details below for more information:
Tel. No: 01554 784080
08/10/2018 - CAVS Rural Volunteering Project
Carmarthenshire Association of Volunteering Services recently gave a presentation to the Community Council outlining opportunities for rural volunteering, as well as training and support that may be provided to potential volunteers, including First Aid and basic IT training.
The aim of the Rural Volunteering Project is to promote volunteering in rural areas, open up opportunities, and to connect potential volunteers to those opportunities. There is also an online platform at https://volunteering-wales.net/ that supplies more information on openings and guidance for potential volunteers.
Contact details for CAVS to learn more about volunteering in general are as follows:
Telephone Number: 01267 245555
Rural Volunteering Leaflet Volunteering Information