Resident fined for fly-tipping at community recycling site – Powys County...

Resident fined for fly-tipping at community recycling site – Powys County Council
5 June 2023 A South-Powys resident has been issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice after being caught dumping cardboard boxes on the ground at their local community recycling site.Following concerns from the local councillors about residents abusing the community recycling site in Llangynidr's village hall car park, the council's Waste Awareness and Enforcement Team

Borrow a balance bike – Powys County Council

Borrow a balance bike – Powys County Council
05 June 2023 Balance bikes are now available to borrow from select libraries across Powys, the county council has said.Through a joint initiative between Powys County Council's Library Service and Sports Development Team (Sport Powys), library members now have the opportunity to borrow a balance bike for free.The bikes, which include a helmet, are suitable

Home Office confirms Stradey Park Hotel plans

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Home Office confirms Stradey Park Hotel plans
Following repeated requests for information, Carmarthenshire County Council has this afternoon received written confirmation from the Home Office of their plan to accommodate asylum seekers at the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli from July 3, 2023.Within the plan provided by the Home Office, which has been sent to Hywel Dda Health Board, Dyfed Powys Police

Pledge your commitment to decarbonise our county

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Pledge your commitment to decarbonise our county
This week, the county of Carmarthenshire is decorated red, white and green in celebration of the Urdd Eisteddfod being hosted at Llandovery and today. At its stand on the Maes, Carmarthenshire County Council is focussed on our vision to become a net zero authority, and on the day to day actions that everyone can take

Negotiations for Moldova’s accession to the EU could commence this year

Negotiations for Moldova’s accession to the EU could commence this year
The original version of this post was published by NewsMaker. The following edited version has been translated and published on Global Voices under a content partnership agreement. The second summit of the European Political Community was held in Moldova on June 1 — marking an event of unprecedented scale and political significance in the history

Queer-led unions show the way forward for sex workers in Spain...

Queer-led unions show the way forward for sex workers in Spain and Latin America
Sex workers from OTRAS lead a march in Spain celebrating LGTBIQ workers’ rights. Image credit: OTRAS, used with permission. Throughout the world, being a sex worker is often equated with being vulnerable, but today sex workers are building movements to strengthen their rights, making steady progress that can be recognised today, International Sex Workers’ Day.

#FramedinBelarus: An art group makes embroidery depicting the stories of political prisoners 

#FramedinBelarus: An art group makes embroidery depicting the stories of political prisoners 
#FramedinBelarus_Maria Kalesnikava_stitched by Tiffany Chin_2022. Photo by Stitchit art group, published with permission by authors. Stitchit is an art group created in 2021 by visual artist Rufina Bazlova (Belarus) and curator Sofia Tocar (Moldova). As the art group presentation states, the group work is dedicated to raising awareness of important troubling socio-political issues in Belarus

Update on Home Office Proposal

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Update on Home Office Proposal
Following a meeting between Carmarthenshire County Council officers and the Home Office on 30 May 2023, Council Leader Darren Price has written to the owners of the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli urging them to provide an honest answer to the people of Llanelli as to whether they are in discussions with the Home Office regarding

Welcome to Carmarthenshire

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Welcome to Carmarthenshire
Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2023 has finally began and the whole of Carmarthenshire is delighted to welcome children, young people, families and friends from across Wales to Llandovery. For information about the Urdd Eisteddfod, the town of Llandovery and getting there, please visit our designated Urdd Eisteddfod page. Today, Monday 29 May, marks the first day

Urdd Eisteddfod a boost for the local economy

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Urdd Eisteddfod a boost for the local economy
Llandovery is the place to be this week as the town hosts Eisteddfod yr Urdd on behalf of Carmarthenshire. During the weeklong festival, children, young people and families, from across Wales, are making their way to the town of the drovers. Local shops and businesses have been busy preparing for their much anticipated arrival.  

Council is monitoring situation after broadband provider goes into administration –...

Council is monitoring situation after broadband provider goes into administration – Powys County Council
1 June 2023 Powys County Council is keeping a close eye on developments after Broadway Partners was placed in administration.The broadband provider has been working on seven community schemes in the county with the aim of bringing ultrafast fibre connections to more homes in rural areas. It had also been expected to become the supplier

Join the Nutrient Management Board Stakeholder Group of West Wales

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Join the Nutrient Management Board Stakeholder Group of West Wales
Is the health of our rivers important to you? Are you affected by, responsible for or interested in water quality in the region? If so, then why not join the River Stakeholder Group to help work to protect and enhance the Cleddau, Teifi and Tywi rivers. The Nutrient Management Boards are seeking new members to