CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL held its annual presentation evening at St Peter’s Civic Hall recently.
The Mayor of Carmarthen, Councillor Jeff Thomas said: ‘Carmarthen Town Council is extremely proud of its annual awards evening, which has become a celebration of the fantastic work that individuals, volunteers and very many different organisations carry out in Carmarthen’.
‘The Town Council’s Pride of Place Scheme attracts an awful lot of interest from very many people across Carmarthen and it has been a huge privilege but at the same time an enormous challenge for myself and my wife Eirlys – the Mayoress – to decide who the winners are in the various categories’.
‘We are very pleased to be able to provide very many small grants that help local organisations and also towards projects and initiatives that help to promote sustainability and improve our environment’.
‘The Town Council is also working hard with its anti-dog fouling campaign to educate people about this problem and I am very pleased that Model School has volunteered to take the lead on this. Sharon Kelman from the School won our poster competition’.
‘This year the Town Council hosted the start of the final stage of the Women’s Cycling Tour of Great Britain at our Velodrome in Carmarthen Park, and many people across the town participated in our various cycling themed competitions’.
Anyone wishing to apply for any of these grants should in the first instance contact the Clerk of the Town Council Mr Alun Harries on 01267 235199, or via email at [email protected]
Poster Competition – Anti Dog-fouling Campaign Winner
Winner – Shannon Kelman, Model School (£50)
Women’s Cycling Tour of Britain Competitions
Best Cycling Jersey Design
1st – Lewys Evans (£100)
2nd Rose Elizabeth Edwards (£50)
Best Cycling Themed Business/Retail Window
1st – Starvin Marvin’s, Lammas Street (£100)
2nd – Celtic Podiatry, King Street (£50)
3rd – The Optic Shop, Red Street (£25)
Pride of Place Winners (£25.00 per category):
Residential Area (up to 5 dwellings) – 1, 5, 12, 16 and 22 Brynderwen, Abergwili Road
Residential Area – Ridgeway, Greenhill Close
Residential Area (Outer Town) – 132 Llansteffan Road, Johnstown
Shopping Area – Guildhall Square and Nott Square (Town Council for flower towers)
Business (Town Centre) – Florentino’s, Jackson’s Lane
Business (Outer Town) – Friends Arms, Johnstown
Conservation Area – Porth Angel, 26 Picton Terrace
Individual House (town) – Temple Villa, Mansel Street
Individual House (outer town) – Penybryn, 108 Bronwydd Road
Individual House, Pentrefelin Area – 16 Ferrar Street
Individual House (Best use of Limited Space) – 1 Gors Court, St Catherine Street
Mayor’s Award for Special Interest – 10 Nash Avenue
Siân Johnston Keep Carmarthen Tidy Award – Newlands, 133 Abergwili Road
Small Grants Awarded by Carmarthen Town Council 2019
Carmarthen Town Council awards small grants to organisations who apply to the Town Council, and this year grants were awarded as follows:
Carmarthen & District Youth Opera – £200
Citizen’s Advice Bureau – £500
Urdd Gobaith Cymru – £200
Urdd National Eisteddfod – £200
Llangollen International Eisteddfod – £200
National Eisteddfod of Wales – £200
Gwyl Cerdd Dant Cymru – £200
Dr M’z Youth Project – £1,000
Oriel Myrddin – £4,500
Carmarthenshire Young Farmers Clubs – £150
Carmarthen Boat Club – £500
Carmarthenshire Swimming Club – £150
Wales Air Ambulance – £200
Teenage Cancer Trust – £100
Red Court Solar Farm Environmental Projects Grants
The Town Council also awards grants in connection with the community levy it receives in respect of the energy created at Red Court Solar Farm, and the Town Council uses this money to promote environmental projects and to provide grants that contribute positively towards the environment and sustainability.
This year grants were awarded to the following organisations:
Dr M’z Youth Project – £500 for the creation of a community garden
Carmarthenshire Water Safety Partnership – £500 for the provision of flowers and bedding plants at the Quay Centre
Carmarthenshire Youth Support Service – £500 towards the Cwmoernant Ponds Fairy Walk Youth Project
St Mary’s Roman Catholic School – £500 for the creation of a vegetable garden at the school
The Nurture Centre, John Street – £500 for the purchase of plants and flowers for the rear garden and relaxation area
Carmarthenshire Federation of Women’s Institutes – £500 for purchasing and planting trees in Carmarthen