Welcome to Whitland – Croeso i Hendy Gwyn ar Daf
Twinned with Pipriac in Brittany. France
Residents in Carmarthenshire are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the 2018/19 festive period. See http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2018/12/don-t-forget-bin-collection-days-change-over-christmas/#.XBK5j83grIU
The Carmarthenshire County Council budget consultation is now open. Please go to https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/council-democracy/consultation-performance/current-consultations/budget-consultation-201922/ to make your views known. It closes on Sunday 6th January 2019.
Deliveries of blue bags to every household in Carmarthenshire will start from Monday, November 19.
By the end of March, every home will have received three rolls of blue bags, which allows up to six bags for each recycling collection week – although there is no limit to the amount of blue bags you can place out for recycling.
There are bilingual Primary and Secondary schools along with a variety of local shops serving the Town. It is possible to get essentials from 6am until 10pm. A Doctors Practice and Pharmacy are located centrally and banking is available at the Post Office with two cash points located in the Town Centre. The area benefits from a recycle centre open seven days a week, a monthly Local Produce market and weekly Farmers livestock mart. Businesses such as Magstim, Whitland Engineering, Riverlea Tractors, Davies Builders, David Harries and the Schools are key employers. There are lots of community activities for everyone to enjoy such as a Young Farmers Club, Sequence Dancing, ATC, Zumba, Karate, Gardening Club. Allotments are available and the picnic park next to the river Taf.
Sports facilities include a Bowling Club, Cricket Club, Cycling Club, Gym, Walking Club, Boxing Club, Rugby and Football Clubs and youngsters are encouraged to take part. There is a small play park at Bryngwenllian and a larger Parc Dr Owen in the centre of the town which is the site of the annual Carnival. The River Taf and Afon Gronw run through the town and are stocked with Salmon and Trout to keep the anglers busy.
Our Heritage Page shares the history and stories of Town