Welcome to Whitland – Croeso i Hendy Gwyn ar Daf
Twinned with Pipriac in Brittany. France

Whitland - South Wales


Whitland Town Council.

Notice of vacancy in the office of Town Councillor.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the above mentioned Town Council.

An election will be held to fill the said vacancy if within fourteen days of the date hereof notice in writing of a request for such an election is given by ten electors for the electoral area of the said Town Council to the Chief Executive, Carmarthenshire County Council, Block 4, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, as the Proper Officer of the County Council.


If no election is requested as aforesaid, the vacancy will be filled by the Town Council pursuant to the provisions of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006.

A request for an election signed by ten electors must be delivered to Block 4, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, SA31 1HQ on any day after the date of this Notice, but no later than Monday 11th June 2018. If the election is requested, the election will be held within sixty days of the date of this Notice.

Dated 23-5-18 - Signed by Whitland Town Council Clerk.


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Local Police Officers / Council Officers will be in Y Popty Caffi, St John Street, Whitland from 10am-11am, every other Thursday starting on 2nd February 2017 for you to have a chat with them about any local issues or concerns you may have. 

Whitland is a rural working town with 2,200 residents and is Twinned with Pipriac in Brittany. Set in the River Taf valley, Whitland serves surrounding farming communities. Transport links are excellent with direct train services to major cities and the A40 trunk road is located one mile from the Town centre. Whitland is linked culturally to King Hywel Dda and has a ruined Abbey alongside the circular Abbey walk. Pocket Interpretive Gardens represent and celebrate the laws set out by Hywel Dda.

Whitland - South WalesThere 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 

Canolfan Tywi - Tywi CentreRDP Sir GarCyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources WalesCarmarthenshire County CouncilYmddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol - National trustThe European Agricultuarl Fund and the Welsh Government

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