Coronavirus & Council Business Arrangements **UPDATE 17/12/2020**

Further national restrictions will take effect from Monday 28 December 2020 to help prevent the spread of coronavirus whereby Wales will enter into tier four lockdown arrangements. Restrictions will remain in place for a period of at least three weeks whereupon a further review will then take place. During this time and during the intervening period between now and the 28 December wherein people are expected to work from home where possible, the Council offices will close to the general public from Monday 21 December. However all essential council work will continue, including some office based activities, grounds maintenance services and conducting funerals.

The Council’s reception service at Vauxhall Buildings will be monitored remotely and you are encouraged to contact the council by phoning 01554 774103 or by emailing us at [email protected].

Council meetings will continue 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.

Llanelli District Cemetery

The cemetery grounds is open to visitors. People are free to use their vehicles to enter the grounds during normal opening times. The maximum number of persons attending funeral services is 30 people. 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.

The cemetery office will be closed to members of the public during the period covered by the restrictions, 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

The majority of Council owned Community Halls will close except for providing essential services.

Children’s play areas, playing fields and parks

Council owned play areas and parks remain open. Please follow the guidelines on the signage at the play areas for your own safety and the safety of others.

Organised team sports and activities on Council playing fields will be suspended until further notice.

Useful information

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 Llanelli updated 18 December 2020

General Community Support and Mental Health Services and support lists can also be viewed – Last updated 18 December 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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