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Carmarthenshire County Council’s Transforming Tyisha and Pride in Your Patch teams have launched a pilot scheme which provides dog poo bag dispensers across Tyisha.

The dispensers are located throughout the ward to help those who forget bags when out walking their dogs and to keep Tyisha clear of dog faeces. This initiative will help to improve the environment and to prevent unwelcome ‘poo on your shoe’.

The dispensers will be monitored weekly, however, please contact the Tyisha team if you notice any issues.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Tyisha’s Community Wardens and Environmental Enforcement Team recently took part in a joint exercise focussing on the correct disposal of business waste in the Llanelli area.

As a result, one fixed penalty notice and four section 46 notices under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 were served for offences including litter and the way businesses present their waste at the kerbside for collection.

A programme of partnership working between Carmarthenshire County Council, Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service has been put in place to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour throughout Tyisha.

This includes walkabouts, coffee mornings and a Beat Surgery at Home Bargains, all of which give residents the opportunity to raise their concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

Join a new group aimed at improving our green spaces and giving opportunities for community volunteers to get involved in improving the environment.

Search ‘Llanelli Green Spaces Network’ on Facebook or call Paolo on 07956592806 for more information.

A new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) has recently been introduced by Carmarthenshire County Council to help tackle drug and alcohol related crime in Llanelli town centre.

The PSPO is an update of the previous order and gives Police the power to request that an individual stops the consumption of alcohol as well as allowing Officers to confiscate alcohol and drug paraphernalia.

Following the success of the previous order, the new PSPO has been put in place to help support residents and to improve their quality of life following consultation with members of the public and stakeholders. The new order gives Police additional powers to confiscate drug paraphernalia as well as expanding on the area that it covers.

Failure to comply may result in arrest and a fine of up to £1,000.

The Order does not apply to public places where the sale and consumption of alcohol is authorised under other legislation, such as clubs and pubs.

The PSPO will remain in place for three years and will be regularly reviewed.

For more information on the Order, visit the Council’s website.

Tyisha’s Community Wardens accompanied Officers from Dyfed Powys Police to carry out a drugs warrant on a property in Tyisha.  The individual was dealt with by the police and the relevant action was taken. Joint operations such as this are an example of Carmarthenshire County Council’s commitment to work in together with partners to improve community safety.

If you are aware of any drug activity in your area, please contact 101.

Residents, schools and community groups from Tyisha came together to take part in a Christmas lantern parade in December.

The Council’s Transforming Tyisha team and People Speak Up helped pupils from Ysgol Pen Rhos and Bigyn School as well as the Over 50s social group based at Y Ffwrnes Fach, to create light up lanterns which were carried during the parade.

Starting at Y Ffwrnes Fach, the parade continued through Ann Street Park, Maes Y Gors, Station Road and through the town centre.

The parade trail was marked with beautifully knitted hats, generously created by Tyisha’s local ‘Hearts & Crafts’ group, who are based in Paddock Street Hall.

The festivities continued following the parade, with Christmas carols sung by pupils from Bigyn School and Ysgol Pen Rhos as well as the People Sing Up community choir.

With thanks to Llanelli Town Council, Dyfed Powys Police, Local Environment Quality Team, Llanelli Community Partnership, Hearts & Crafts, Bigyn school, Ysgol Pen Rhos and to everyone who came out to support the parade on the night.

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Tyisha is set to have 36 CCTV cameras installed throughout the ward in key areas including Ty Stafford, Clos Sant Paul and green areas at Clos Sant Paul and Ann Street park following a consultation with residents.  

The aim of the CCTV is to improve community safety and reporting of incidents at these key sites.

Members of Coedcae Girls Project in Llanelli have marked Mental Health Awareness Week by creating a graffiti art mural.  

Working with local artist Steve Jenkins from JenkArts, the group were inspired by the themes of growth, friendship, freedom and helping others which were taken from a poem written by the members.  

Coedcae Girls Project is a group of pupils from Coedcae School in Llanelli who work together to support each other to tackle mental health issues.  

The mural was created with assistance from Carmarthenshire County Council and funding from People Speak Up.  

A resident of Clos Sant Paul was really issued a £400 fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping a number of contaminated blue recycling bags and a pram were dumped in the area.

Fly-tipping can be reported on the Council website.

The Safer Communities Action Group is open to residents of the Tyisha and Glanymor wards to find out what is happening in their community and have their say on community safety issues.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 2pm in St Barnabus Hall, Llewellyn St. Llanelli, SA15 1BD.

We have increased security at the old Copperworks school site following trespassers being caught by Tyisha’s Community Wardens.

Upgrades have been made to CCTV in the area which covers the school site and surrounding area to deter any further antisocial behaviour taking place. The area is also being closely monitored by the Transforming Tyisha Team, Neighbourhood Policing Team and Mid and West Wales Fire Service’s Arson Team.

Pupils from Ysgol Pen Rhos and Bigyn Primary Schools have worked with the Council to give Tyisha a spring clean.

Litter picks have taken place throughout Tyisha with help from local school pupils who were shocked at the irresponsible actions of many who choose to litter within the area, particularly the amount of face masks found discarded.

Thank you to pupils from both schools who are helping to keep Carmarthenshire clean.

 

 

Three new Neighbourhood Watch schemes have recently been introduced to areas of Tyisha with support from Carmarthenshire County Council.

The Neighbourhood Watch schemes are now looking for volunteers to help make them a success through helping to increase feelings of community safety and reducing instances of crime.

For more information on joining the Neighbourhood Watch or for advice on how to set up a watch in your area please e-mail tyisha@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

Partnership working has enabled a number of community safety projects in the
Tyisha area to make progress.

This includes new CCTV units which cover key areas throughout Tyisha as well as the installation of updated door fob entry systems in Council owned communal housing to ensure the safety of residents.

Phase three of the fencing programme at Clos Sant Paul has also been completed. This has already had a positive impact on the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

Regular meetings between the Transforming Tyisha team and Llanelli’s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have enabled both teams to quickly identify hot spot areas for crime and anti-social behaviour.

Meet the Street events have also given both teams an opportunity to meet with local residents, gather information and identify potential hotspot areas for drugs and alcohol.

Recent events have been held at Ger Y Llan, Station Rd, Lakefield Rd, Llys Y Morwr.

For more information on the projects contact the Tyisha team.

Young people from community groups in Tyisha have created vibrant artwork on the hoarding that surrounds Clos Sant Paul.

The Prince’s Trust Team 14 and People Speak Up Coedcae Girls Project have created uplifting pieces of artwork based around themes that were important to them.

The young people from People Speak Up were inspired by a poem created by the group, part of which also features on the artwork.

The Prince’s Trust Team 14 created artwork based on their interpretation of the following themes ‘love’, ‘Wales forever’, ‘strive’, ‘leader’ and ‘support’.

Both community groups worked with graffiti artist Steve ‘Jenks’ Jenkins who helped them to bring their ideas to life.

We are set to take the next exciting step in ambitious plans to transform Tyisha with the search for a partner to re-develop several sites in the area.

We are now looking to start the official tender process to find a partner to help us bring plans for these sites to life. This will include housing that meets the needs of the community as well as facilities for everyone to enjoy.

There are four key sites that feature within the plan, made up of vacant land and derelict buildings.

These are:

  • Vacant land at the former Four Tys site (Maes-y-Gors)
  • Former Lakefield School
  • Former Copperworks School
  • Clos Sant Paul

 

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