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Latest News from Carmarthenshire County Council 30 October 2020

Open a virtual shop window with our 100% Sir Gâr campaign

We wanted to let you know about a new campaign that’s about to go live and ask for your support to make it a huge success.

100% Sir Gâr is a new online showcase that will shine a spotlight on the best of Carmarthenshire’s local independent businesses in the run-up to what is traditionally the biggest retail period of the year.

We hope the online directory will become a vital resource for people shopping for loved ones as well as supporting local traders when they need it the most.

100% Sir Gâr will be hosted on Discover Carmarthenshire and will get significant attention across local social media feeds over the coming weeks.

Please follow this link to view Discover Carmarthenshire's website

Next week, we’ll be shouting about it through local media, but first we need businesses to sign up to take advantage of this fantastic free marketing opportunity and open their virtual shop window.

We’ve already contacted over a thousand local businesses, but if you know of any local independent traders in your community that might like to be part of 100% Sir Gâr, please tell them to visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/business to sign up as soon as possible.

Please follow this link to register your business.


Weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain this weekend bringing the risk of flooding. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds are also likely.

This could result in flooding to homes and businesses, delays or cancellations to train and bus services, and possible power cuts and loss of other services. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, so please drive carefully and be mindful of changing conditions. Visit the Met Office website for updates by following this link.

There are a number of flood warnings in place for rivers across Carmarthenshire, for more information visit the Natural Resources Wales website is updated every 15 minutes. Please follow this link for the Natural Resources Wales website. If you are concerned about flooding call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Our crews are working throughout the weekend checking and clearing drains and gullies, and are on standby in case of any weather-related emergencies.

Anyone in need of immediate assistance can call 01267 234567 or after 4pm please call our emergency line via Delta Wellbeing on 0300 333 2222 .Alternatively, reports can be made online. Please follow this link to find the online portal for reports.


Firebreak: Enhanced financial support

This is a fund to provide financial assistance to businesses that are facing operational and financial challenges caused by the national lockdown announced for Wales as a result of COVID-19.

The purpose of the fund is to support businesses with cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the restrictions put in place.

The fund consists of two separate grants:
• Lockdown Non Domestic Rate Grant
• Lockdown Discretionary Grant

Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

The grants will close at 5pm on the 20th November or when the fund is fully committed.

Please follow this link for further information and to apply online.


Halloween & 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. Covid-19 restrictions mean the autumn festivities will be impacted.

Be safe over the forthcoming weeks and remember to Respect neighbours, Protect your NHS and Emergency services and Enjoy celebrations safely.

Licensed premises that are still open (newsagents and supermarkets) are permitted to sell fireworks. However, people need a reasonable excuse to leave home (and buying fireworks is not a reasonable excuse).

Please follow this link for further information about buying essential items during the firebreak.


Remembrance 2020

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 2020 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 are sharing the current national and local guidance for Wales regarding COVID 19. Please follow this link for further information.

Rules for outdoor gatherings and places of worship, are included in the FAQs and we hope these will help the planning of Acts of Remembrance e.g. At War memorials

Please follow this link for FAQs pertaining specifically to Remembrance.

 

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