Wishing you all a
Happy New Year!
SWISS VALLEY YOUTH CLUB
Time: Every Friday during term time
Location: SWISS VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
Time: 6:30pm tp 8pm
SWISS VALLEY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Time: To be determined
Location: TAFARN-Y-FELIN PUB
Time: 7pm tp 8pm
NEWS and UPDATES
Well, not too much to talk about this month other than to say I went to the Christmas Fayre in November and it was very well supported. We switched the Christmas lights on by the shops a few weeks back... all 5000 l.e.d.'s look fantastic in the dark. The pantomime was also a great success recently so all 3 events continue to be well supported and flourish in our community. I'd also like to thank everyone who helped make each of those occasions happen.
Christmas Recycling/Bin Collections
From Wednesday, December 25 to Friday 27, collections take place two days later than usual. Then from Wednesday, January 1 to Friday 3, collections take place one day later than usual. All other days are as normal.
Remember, the maximum number of black bags you can put out for collection is three a fortnight, so please recycle as much as possible in your blue bags and food waste bins.
Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at glass recycling banks – we have increased provision at some of the busiest bring sites in the county to help recycle all the extra glass produced over Christmas.
There are also changes to recycling centre opening times over the festive period, Trostre (Llanelli), Wernddu (Ammanford), Nantycaws (Carmarthen) and Whitland are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day; and are open 8.30am to 12noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
I have attended meetings with developers and residents about Penderi solar farm. It is a large scale solar farm with some 25% of it located in farms between Swiss Valley and Llangennech/Llannon. For further information please visit the website setup at:
A photo from the Christmas Fayre in November
BT PAYPHONE - SV Shops
Further to this news from August I have now learned from BT that 9 phone calls have been made from the payphone in the last 12 months. In all likelihood this payphone will be removed.
As of the end of September I havent been contacted by anyone concerned about its removal.
SV SCHOOL - 50th Anniversary
I was very proud to attend the 50th anniversary concert at the Diplomat Hotel in July as part of the School's 50th celebrations. It was a wonderful evening celebrating each of the 5
decades that have past since 1969. Well done to all of the pupils and staff involved in making it such a success, and thanks to the Diplomat Hotel for allowing free use of the big function room.
Work to improve the drainage and clean out the duck pond has begun at Park Howard. It already it looks better, with more improvements to come.
On behalf of not only us in Swiss Valley but the whole of Llanelli I am now representing us on the joint working group (setup between Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Town Council) working to protect and improve the park. This joint working group talks to all other volunteer groups so everyone in the community knows what is happening.
The inspection by ESTYN of Swiss Valley school gave it yet another excellent report. Our school has long been known to be a good school to go to and their recent report reinforces that. As the current Chair of Governors and despite fiscally hard times, I would like to personally thank all the teaching and none teaching staff for all their hard working in making the inspection such a success and the school that it is today.
Things are moving forward with Welsh Water. Further talks which I am involved with will take place on August 5th but all the signs are that Llanelli Rural Council could be in a position to take over some time in the next 12 months. Welsh Water are prepared to offer a substantial amount of money as part of the move which will go to maintenance of the paths/car parks/general upkeep (emptying bins) within the confines of the reservoir.
A new defibrillator will be placed on the outside of the Tafarn-Y-Felin pub. This is something that has happened as a result of a very personal tragedy for a family in Llanelli. 2 brave daughters have raised alot of money and they wanted to place a life saving box on the outside of the pub. Due to this fantastic and generous gesture the school will now keep theirs inside of the school grounds.
TROSTRE - Dump
As I'm sure most of you know by now you may require ID to get into the dump (Refuse/Recycling Cente) at Trostre.
Our centres are provided for Carmarthenshire residents only, we have introduced checks to ensure we make efficient use of our resources to provide the best service to our residents. Residency checks will be carried out from the 1st of April 2019, so you will need to have one of the following with you to show to the attendant at the site entrance:
Your current Council Tax bill
A utility bill, (no older than 3 months)
If you see or are annoyed at horse mess on the road outside your house please contact the council's cleansing team on 01267-234567 and report it. A team will then be despatched to remove it.