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Carmarthenshire County Council News 17/12/2021

Welsh Government update

The Welsh Government is issuing strong guidance to support people across Wales through the Christmas period.
Wales will then introduce new restrictions, including for businesses and services – from December 27. This will include a 2m rule on social distancing in offices and putting extra measures in place to protect customers and staff, such as one-way systems and physical barriers.
Nightclubs will also close. These tougher restrictions are needed to help control the spread of omicron.

To stay safe in the run up to Christmas, the Welsh Government is strongly advising everyone to follow these five measures to stay safe:

• Get vaccinated – and if you’ve had your booster appointment, please make attending your priority.
• If you’re going out, going Christmas shopping or visiting people – flow before you go. Take a lateral flow test. If it’s positive – don’t go out.
• Meeting outdoors is better than indoors. If you’re meeting indoors make sure it’s well ventilated.
• Space out your socialising – if you’ve got events arranged, please leave at least a day between them.
• And don’t forget about social distancing, wearing a face covering and washing your hands.

For further information, please follow this link.

No changes to Christmas bin collections

There are no changes to bin collections over the Christmas period. Please put out your rubbish (including hygiene waste collections) on your usual day.

Please put your bins out by 6am on your collection day, remember the three black bag limit and please recycle as much as possible.

For further information, please follow this link.

Recycling centre opening times

The recycling centres in Trostre (Llanelli), Nantycaws (Carmarthen), Wernddu (Ammanford), and Whitland are all closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day and will close at 12noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (last appointments 11.30am).
All sites including Whitland are open Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28 and Monday, January 3.
Please separate any recyclable items before you go – Christmas trees, electrical items and batteries can all be recycled.
Anyone who takes their real Christmas tree to a recycling centre in January will receive a bag of ‘Merlin’s Magic Compost’ free of charge.

For further information, please follow this link.

Nominate for Carmarthenshire’s Celebration of Culture Awards

Nominations are open for Carmarthenshire’s Celebration and Culture Awards 2022, and this year the search is on for individuals, groups and organisations that made a positive contribution to culture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who enrich our lives through music, arts, media, literature and heritage are recognised annually at these prestigious awards, organised by Carmarthenshire County Council.

This year there are no artform categories and the awards will shine a spotlight on those who made an impact through arts and culture during the pandemic.
Anyone living, working, or originating from Carmarthenshire who made a contribution to Carmarthenshire’s cultural landscape during 2020 or 2021 can be nominated for an award.

For further information, please follow this link.

Hwb Christmas opening hours

Our customer service centres and cashdesks in Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli will close at 1pm on December 24 and re open on Wednesday December 29.

They will close at 1pm on Friday December 31 and re-open Tuesday Jan 4.

If you need face to face advice please make an appointment first via your My Hwb account or call 01267 234567.

Please continue to use your My Hwb account for online services and payments.

For further information, please follow this link.

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