Coronavirus & Council Business Arrangements **UPDATE 31/07/20**

FOLLOWING THE LATEST WELSH GOVERNMENT ADVICE IN REGARD TO THE FURTHER EASING OF LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS THE COUNCIL’S RECEPTION SERVICE AT VAUXHALL BUILDINGS WILL RE-OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FROM MONDAY 3RD AUGUST.  MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE CONTACTING THE COUNCIL VIA TELEPHONE OR EMAIL TO MINIMISE SOCIAL CONTACT .

Council meetings have resumed in a limited capacity but committee meetings are still not taking place for the time being. The Chairman’s civic role has been put on hold so all engagements have been postponed or cancelled to limit non-essential social activity and interaction with the community. If you have an urgent query you can still contact the Council by emailing us at [email protected].

Llanelli District Cemetery

After carefully considering the latest Welsh Government advice and guidance issued on 24 April 2020, the cemetery is now open to visitors once again with no restrictions. In support of these revised measures people are free to use their vehicles to enter the grounds with immediate effect during normal opening times. The restrictions on funeral vehicles and the maximum number of people attending funeral services remains in force for the time being but the situation will be kept under constant review. Visitors are allowed to visit the cemetery grounds to pay respects to a deceased person and are reminded to please observe the two metre social distancing requirements. Thank you in anticipation of your support and understanding.

The cemetery office remains closed to members of the public, however cemetery administration and management can be contacted via telephone on 01554 773710 or via email: [email protected] or by post: Llanelli District Cemetery, Swansea Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3EX

Community halls and children’s play areas

Welsh Government has announced that community halls and children’s play areas may re-open from 20 July 2020.The Council is following the latest Welsh Government guidance regarding the re-opening of its facilities but providing it is safe to do so.

Before community halls are permitted to re-open risk assessments will be required from the council’s various hall management committees. The hall committees are responsible for the day to day management of the buildings. Furthermore, all users/hirers must also provide a risk assessment relevant to the proposed type of activity taking place at each venue and in doing so they will need to ensure that all reasonable control measures are put in place to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus in workplaces and premises open to the public. Please note certain indoor activities such as birthday parties, choir practice and the like are still not permitted to be held in community hall settings at the moment.

Council play areas will re-open once all the necessary risk assessments and safety checks of the facilities and the play equipment are completed.

Playing fields and other outdoor facilities

The Council is also working with local sports teams about the use of its playing fields and other outdoor facilities such as bowls and cricket. Permission to use council facilities will be granted once a sports team satisfies the safety requirements set out in the latest Welsh Government guidance for the safe return of sport, recreation and leisure by submitting a risk assessment to the council for consideration.

For further information on the Coronavirus for people in the Llanelli Rural area, the following list of websites may be of use:

Public Health Wales  https://phw.nhs.wales/

Welsh Government  https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Carmarthenshire County Council  https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales

Hywel Dda Univerity Health Board  https://hduhb.nhs.wales/

NHS Helpline: 111  https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Community Support Information  http://www.cavs.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

Meal Delivery, Shopping, Medication collection, general support during COVID 19 outbreak   Community Support Information COVID

Welcome to Llanelli Rural Council

One of nine community councils in the Llanelli district area, the Council, formed during Local Government re-organisation in April 1974, is made up of 21 elected members, advised by the Clerk to the Council.

The Council’s geographic area is approximately 26.78 square miles, with a population of 22,800 and surrounds the urban centre of Llanelli. Its boundaries extend from Loughor Estuary in the east to Burry Port in the west and skirts the Gwendraeth Valley in the north. The area is made up of the villages and districts of Bynea, Cwmbach, Cynheidre, Dafen, Felinfoel, Five Roads, Furnace, Llwynhendy, Ponthenri, Pontyates (south of the railway line), Pwll, Sandy and Swiss Valley.

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