Please see the services and amenities page for the latest on what shops are providing in Whitland during the coronavirus epidemic.
For local help - ring 01994 240867 which is a 24/7 answerphone number that is checked daily, or 01994 240036.
We will get back to you.
If you need help, or wish to volunteer to help others - go to https://connect2carmarthenshire.org.uk/
Welcome to Whitland – Croeso i Hendy Gwyn ar Daf
Twinned with Pipriac in Brittany. France
From the Mayor Cllr Barry Chapman.
Whitland Town Council have been sharing advice as directed by NHS Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council. Following recent press releases from Government, the advice still remains the same, for vulnerable persons or anyone showing symptoms please self-isolate, for others please minimise social contact in confined spaces.
Self - isolation may be a concern for some regarding access to essential needs. We aware of social media groups offering help etc., however we are conscious there may be some in our town who don't have access to social media and could remain isolated.
A special meeting of your Town Council has been called for Friday to focus on the welfare of all our residents. To be discussed will be the formation of a specialist committee, central to the heart of our community. This committee would be drawing down on expertise and partners to co-ordinate help and offers of help across the town, ensuring no-one is left out. We urge our local residents to continue the support of neighbours etc. but also to be mindful of those who may be in need for the foreseeable future.
We propose to provide a 24 hour answerphone number for those needing essential supplies.
We as a Town Council continue to serve our community to the best of our ability and will not shrink from challenges that may be ahead.
Message from the Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire County Council to all town and community councils. 13-3-2020
I'd like to take this early opportunity to reassure you as Town and Community Councils about the steps we are taking to prepare for and respond to the developing situation around coronavirus.
Whilst this is an unprecedented situation for our generation, I know that you will be assured that we have a strong team leading a comprehensive contingency plan and we have every faith in the support of all staff as we pull together to rise to this emerging challenge.
We continue to take advice and direction from Public Health Wales and Welsh Government, and are working with our partners to prepare for what may be a lengthy period of disruption.
I'm sure as local councillors you are receiving enquiries from within your own communities, and we value the unique position you hold in supporting us to inform residents of official information and advice.
Please be assured that you will receive regular updates over the coming weeks so that you are kept up to date and well informed. I ask though that you also check the council's website and social media feed where we will publish any new information we have to share. Asking your communities to check these official channels will help us share important advice and prevent unhelpful speculation.
At this time, I would also like to ask you to appreciate that our focus and priority at the moment will be on dealing with our preparation and response to this evolving situation. As such, please be mindful that whilst we will try to maintain a level of business as usual, we may be unable to respond as quickly as usual to routine enquiries whilst our teams maintain their focus on issues of priority.
The number of black bin bags each household can put out in the relevant collection week is reduced from 4 to a maximum of 3. There will be the opportunity to apply for a larger allowance by larger families, those with children who use nappies, or those who generate coal ash waste from indoor fireplaces.
There will be designated sorting areas for any black bag waste taken to a recycling centre and residents will be expected to remove any recyclable material there.
Food bin liners will be issued with the blue bags when that happens, to encourage food waste recycling. This will start at the end of September, and there will be a widget on the website for people to find their own likely delivery period.
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