15/01/2020 - Carmarthenshire County Council Budget Consultation 2020
In order to set a balanced budget, the County Council must find and deliver £16.5 million of efficiency savings over the next three years (2020-2023). Carmarthenshire, like other councils across Wales, face increased costs and demand for the services it provides which is not matched with the same level of increased government funding.
In making difficult decisions about its services, the County Council would like to hear your views on its proposals. In total, 14 proposals are listed for comment, and will be considered alongside other 'managerial' options such as procurement arrangements, staffing structures and internal/back office functions.
For more information please visit carmarthenshire.gov.wales/consultations
18/11/2019 - Pension Credit claims
Please see the poster below, provided by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, to ensure that you are able to claim for all the pension credit to which you are entitled.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org______________________________________________________________________
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.