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Carmarthenshire County Council News 07/10/2021

Stay safe this Halloween and bonfire night

Carmarthenshire County Council is working with Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade to ensure everyone stays safe this Halloween and bonfire night.

If you are organising a public firework display then please let us know by emailing tourism@carmarthenshire.gov.uk as early as possible. Please remember to plan it responsibly - guidance is available on the HSE website - and advertise your event well in advance.

Fireworks aren’t for everyone and can frighten so promoting your event well ahead will give family and neighbours the opportunity to make any necessary arrangements to keep vulnerable adults, pets and livestock free from any anxiety and harm. It will also discourage people from holding their own displays.

Only buy fireworks from a reputable retailer and please consider the noise element and the surrounding area.

Enjoy fireworks safely and responsibly and remember to respect neighbours, protect your NHS and emergency services.

We are happy to help you promote your event even further. Submit your details here Discover Carmarthenshire and we’ll do the rest.

The council and its partners will be sharing safety messages on its social media platforms over the next few weeks as part of the annual Op Bang campaign and would ask all town and community councils do the same.


COVID Pass

From Monday 11 October, people will be required to show the NHS COVID pass to prove they are either fully vaccinated or have a recent negative Lateral Flow Test to attend:

• Nightclubs or similar premises (i.e. licensed premises that have music and open after midnight)
• indoor non-seated events where over 500 people are mixing closely for prolonged periods
• outdoor non-seated events where over 4,000 people are mixing closely for prolonged periods
• any event of more than 10,000 people

However, there are events or venues that are exempt:

• they are a nightclub (or similar premise) but at the relevant time are not providing music for attendees to dance;
• the event is held outdoors, does not require an entrance fee or ticket to attend, and the premises has multiple points or entry (this would cover, for example, a free fireworks display in a public park, or a farmers market);
• the premises are being used for a protest or for the purposes of picketing;
• the event is one at which a mass participation sporting event is being held outdoors (such as a marathon, triathlon or cycle race); or
• the premises are being used for the celebration of a marriage or civil partnership, or the life of a deceased person (when such celebrations are taking place).

The following individuals are exempt:

• under 18s;
• those working or volunteering at the premises for which a COVID Pass would be required.

If you have any queries regarding forthcoming events that you have planned or if the rules apply to your premises, please email direct@carmarthenshire.gov.uk


Remembrance 2021

The Remembrance period is vitally important to us all, in order that we can honour the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community.

The Welsh Government fully appreciates that Local Authorities, town and community councils, along with charities and the Military, will be planning Remembrance activity for November 2021 and we want to ensure organisers have as much information available to them in order to plan Remembrance activity safely.

In order that organisers can adhere to guidelines and safely plan Acts of Remembrance, we would urge organisers to check our organising events page.

Please follow this link to view the organising events page.


Have your say on council’s Welsh language plan for schools

Have your say and help us to shape the future of bilingual education in Carmarthenshire for the next 10 years.

A public consultation is underway to gather views on our draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP).

The plan, which is required by law for all local authorities in Wales, sets out the council’s vision on how we will develop Welsh language provision in our schools from 2022-2032, based on outcomes and targets set by Welsh Government.

The consultation closes on November 29. Paper copies are available from the council’s customer service Hwbs if required.

Please follow this link to view the consultation.


Weather alerts

Autumn can often bring unsettled weather, so to help you prepare and keep you updated, visit the Weather alerts page on our Newsroom.

Closer to winter the page will also include advice regarding gritting, flooding etc.

You can also keep up to date on our social media channels.

Please follow this link to view the weather alerts page.


Childcare Survey

Are you a parent/carer who uses or needs childcare in Carmarthenshire? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Together with Welsh Government, we want to understand more about your childcare needs including younger children and older children needing before/after school or holiday care, to help us plan for the future.

Please complete this short online survey and have your say today:

The survey is open until midnight on 24 October 2021.

Please follow this link to view the survey and have your say.


Nominate your sporting hero

The countdown is on to find Carmarthenshire’s sporting stars of 2021.

The annual Actif Carmarthenshire Sports Awards will recognise and reward those people who have made a positive difference and shown outstanding achievements in their field.

This year we are looking for athletes, teams, volunteers and clubs who have either performed at the highest level and/or despite the COVID pandemic overcame adversity to inspire others.

Nominations are now being invited for 12 categories of awards for the 2021 Sports Awards.

Do you know of any athlete, team, coach or volunteer who should be recognised for their achievements?

If so, why don't you nominate them for an award?

Please follow this link to nominate a person.


Self-isolation at alert level 0

How and when you and your household need to self-isolate if you have symptoms, tested positive, or have been in contact with somebody who has Covid-19 at alert level 0.

Please follow this link for further guidance.


Active Travel Consultation Map

After an initial review of comments, we have updated our Active Travel Network map to include new future routes that you suggested. We are now seeking comments on the updated network prior to review and submission to Welsh Government.

Comments will recorded up until the end of October, alongside those we have already gathered from transport and planning experts, to finalise the Carmarthenshire Active Travel Network. This network will be planned with people, not cars, as the priority, with routes that are safe and accessible for all.

Please follow this link to view the map 

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