Council Offices, Hillfield Villas
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire. SA17 4UL
tel: 01554 890203
|As Town Mayor it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Kidwelly Town Council website. The site provides useful information about Kidwelly Town Council and the services provided; it also gives you an introduction to the attractions in Kidwelly and its surrounding area. I hope you find it useful but in case you should not find what you are looking for or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Kidwelly Town Council Offices Council Offices, Hillfield Villas Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire. SA17 4UL or telephone 01554 890203 - email email@example.com|
The Mayor is the first citizen of Kidwelly and Mynydd y Garreg and acts as Chair of the Council. By virtue of this office, the Mayor is in a unique position to relate the work of the Council to the community. The Mayoral tradition and concept helps to maintain the important links between the Council and the many organisations, voluntary and otherwise, in its area. The Mayor also represents the Council and, through it, the local community, at formal and ceremonial occasions in the Borough and elsewhere.
Every town is unique, but Kidwelly and Mynydd y Garreg are especially so, because of its blend of geographical location, culture, and long and varied history. There are so many wonderful locations to visit, May I share my favourites. Mynydd y Garreg Mountain is a beautiful natural feature scattered with nuggets of human history. The remaining tramways, paths and quarries tell the story of this mountain's rich industrial path. The quarries have now been flooded and have unique geology. The mountain is a great place for a walk with views across the beautiful Gwendraeth Valley and coast and is full of ever changing flora and fauna. Kidwelly Castle - Kidwelly benefited from the latest thinking in castle design. It has a concentric design with one circuit of defensive walls set within another to allow the castle to be held even if the outer wall should fall. Kidwelly Castle is certainly a highlight of any visit to Kidwelly. Kidwelly Industrial Museum is situated just a mile from the historic castle town of Kidwelly, within the beautiful village of Mynydd y Garreg. The Industrial Museum itself is the site of the second oldest recorded tinplate works in the UK and some of the remains of this works can still be seen today. The museum is unique as it is the only museum dedicated to the interpretation of the tinplate industry in general and specifically the individual processes involved in making tinplate. Glan yr Afon nature reserve is area of outstanding beauty. The site is also a haven for the different wildlife and birdlife which visits the nearby Special Area of Conservation, in the Carmarthen Estuary, a site which has received European recognition for its diversity of wildlife on the salt marshes. Kymers Canal & Kidwelly Quay is the oldest canal in Wales. It was built by Thomas Kymer to carry coal from the Gwendraeth Fawr to Kidwelly. A recent feasibility study highlighted the area as a ‘hidden gem’, much work has recently been undertaken to deliver improved accessibility, with land management improving potential wildlife tourism. This is an area blessed with stunning views, bountiful walkways, picnic areas and green space. Memorial to Ray Gravell - In 2010, the local people of Mynydd y Garreg raised a memorial to Ray. The stone erected in Ray's memory has carved around its base a very beautiful verse composed by the poet Tudur Dylan. The views from the memorial stone are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit.
I sincerely hope that this has given you a small taste of what you can find in our local community, I extend to you the warmest of welcome and look forward to meeting you.
Cllr Lynda Finch-Jones
Mayor of Kidwelly & Mynydd y Garreg
In the event of an emergency outside of Council Office opening hours please contact:
Mayor - Cllr Lynda Finch Jones 01554 891226
Deputy Mayor - Cllr Ryan Thomas 01554 891459
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Two articles have been produced about Kidwelly and the Valley's Regional Park, click on the articles to read more:
Valley's Regional Park Weekly - May 3rd 2013 - http://www.thevalleys.org.uk/VRPweekly/VRPRhif1_Kidwelly.pdf
The closure of this road is necessary for Western Power Distribution to lay a high voltage cable in the carriage from Tuesday 28th May 2013 for a period of 2 weeks.
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