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LLANDEILO
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Town Council

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Blood Donation

There will be a blood donation clinic at the Civic Hall, Crescent Road, Llandeilo on Monday 2nd October 2017.

11.00 - 13.30 and 15.00 - 18.30

welshblood.org.uk

 

Bicycle Rack

The Mayor of Llandeilo, Neil Craven- Lashley with County Councillor Edward Thomas admiring the new cycle rack which is situated next to the main car park. The cycle rack was funded by  a grant from RDP  Sir Gâr  Zero Carbon  Future Project. This is another innovation from Llandeilo Town Council Regeneration Group. 

Walkers are Welcome

Llandeilo Town Council are pleased to announce that the town's affiliation with Walkers are Welcome is now officially recognised and the town has been awarded 'Walkers are Welcome' status. We are blessed with so many beautiful walks in and around the town, including trails, public footpaths, town centre and national parks. What a fantastic way to keep fit - and it's FREE! 

The Official Re-opening of the King's Bridge

The King's Bridge or as it is more affectionately known the Swing Bridge, was built in 1911 to commemorate the coronation of George V. It replaced an earlier crossing. The King's Bridge links the communities of Llandeilo and Ffairfach and is a popular route for walkers who want to enjoy the open countryside. It was particularly popular as a link to the Golf links above Ty Gwyn.

The bridge has been repaired on many occasions but Llandeilo Fawr Town Council campaigned for work to be undertaken and local county councillors championed this campaign until Carmarthenshire Council eventually agreed to undertake the work and source grants etc.

This project proved to be the last project undertaken by Eirain James, the Manager of the countryside Unit based in Tumble and he was delighted when the work was completed. Eirian remarked to County Councillor Edward Thomas "that he was determined to see this bridge repaired and was looking forward to the official opening". Sadly this was not to be as Eirian passed away in early 2014. However Llandeilo Town Council invited his widow and children to be present when the communities of Llandeilo and Dyffryn Cennen under their respective Mayor and Chairman officially opened the bridge.

Llandeilo Train Station and Station Road Redevelopment

These photos show the Llandeilo train station and station road redevelopment. The whole area is being developed in the hope that it will not only improve the appearance of the area but will provide much needed additional parking for the town.

 

The Restoration of the Western / Upper Churchyard

You may have noticed some developments in the town recently...

The Town Council are excited to announce that much needed ground clearance and landscaping works have commenced in the churchyard closest to King Street, Llandeilo. In response to community and parish concerns, Mayor Dawn Wallace made contact with the Probation Community Payback scheme which was a catalyst for a schedule of works to be undertaken.

Every Saturday, the Probation volunteers are clearing the ground, brambles, ivy and litter whilst paying close attention to the gravestones, monuments, benches and beautiful trees. You can now enjoy a walk through the space, following the exposed paths. The volunteers have been supported by cups of tea, biscuits and chocolates kindly donated by grateful neighbours to the area. Over the Christmas period, it was so pleasing to see fresh flowers laid to rest on graves which were otherwise inaccessible. 

Future plans include the establishment of a 'working party' consisting of the Town Council, The Civic Trust, The Church PCC and community volunteers. Their remit will be to continue the work of this initial clearing and consider how to further develop the space with additional walk-ways, natural contours, more seating and a peaceful, reflective garden setting for the town.  If you would like to volunteer, the Probation Service volunteers are on-site typically from 11am on a Saturday morning. If you have any comments regarding the project, please email the Town Clerk on clerk@llandeilo.gov.uk

 

 

 

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