Llanelli local lockdown **Updated 25/09/20**

The new local restrictions for the Llanelli area as of Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6pm are:

  • people will not be allowed to enter or leave the defined area of Llanelli without a reasonable excuse
  • people will no longer be able to form, or be in, an extended household (sometimes called a “bubble”)
  • this means meeting indoors with anyone who is not part of your household (people you live with) is not allowed at the moment, unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person
  • all licensed premises must stop serving alcohol at 10pm and will have to close at 10.20pm
  • people must work from home wherever possible

The specific wards covered in the defined area of Llanelli are:

  • Bigyn
  • Bynea
  • Dafen
  • Elli
  • Felinfoel
  • Glanymor
  • Hendy
  • Hengoed
  • Llangennech
  • Lliedi
  • Llwynhendy
  • Tyisha
  • Swiss Valley

Residents can check if they live in one of these restricted areas by visiting www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales and entering their post code.

You will also be able to find answers to a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions on the website.

Testing

A mobile testing unit has been set up in Llanelli to manage the increased demand. Testing for Llanelli residents is available by appointment at the following locations:

  • Parc y Scarlets Car Park B, accessed via Trostre Retail Park, in Llanelli
  • The Ty’r Nant site (next to KFC), Trostre, Llanelli
  • The Carmarthen showground (signposted in both directions off the A40)

There should be no reason for Llanelli residents to travel excessive distances for a test, as there will be tests available in Llanelli and Carmarthen.

Tests should be booked via the UK Portal. Any Llanelli residents experiencing difficulty booking a test locally via the UK portal can instead email [email protected] or by calling 0300 333 2222

Coronavirus & Council Business Arrangements **UPDATE 25/09/20**

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

Further to the announcement of local movement restrictions in the Llanelli area on 26 September, access to the Council’s community centres and halls has been suspended until the restrictions are lifted.

Council play areas remain open for use. Our play areas are unsupervised, therefore please consider other users by not entering if busy, maintain social distancing and sanitising touch points and your children’s hands before, during and after use. Please follow the guidelines on the signage at the play areas for your own safety and the safety of others.

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 Llanelli updated 3 August 2020

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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