Coronavirus & Council Business Arrangements **UPDATE 24/04/20**

FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING THE DECISION HAS BEEN TAKEN TO CLOSE THE COUNCIL OFFICES FOR NON ESSENTIAL SERVICES FROM 25TH  MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Council and Committee Meetings have been postponed for the foreseeable future. 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].

The following services have also been affected:

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, play areas and facilities

Following UK Government advice on social distancing measures to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) until further notice all non-essential services will be suspended. Therefore all Llanelli Rural Council Community Halls, Resource Centres and Sports Pavilions will be closed to general public use from 18th March.  Furthermore all Council run playing fields, parks and play areas will be formally closed from 24th March.

The Post Office Outreach facilities operated at Ponthenri Community Hall will remain open. Llanelli Rural Council will be closely monitoring the situation and following government advice as required.

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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