As part of its on-going campaign to oppose the closure of Lloyds Bank, the Town Council are writing to the Chief Executive of the Bank requesting a meeting so that we can argue the case for keeping the Llandovery branch open. In addition to this, we will also be raising a petition and hope to gain as many signatures as possible. Look out for petitions in shops and businesses over the next few days.
At its meeting on 16th January, the Council received a presentation from Marcia Vale of the Alzheimer’s Society and PCSO Helen Fender on work being done to make Llandovery a ‘Dementia Friendly Community’. The scheme involves raising public awareness of dementia and creating a safe environment for dementia sufferers in the community. The Council agreed to take the lead in working towards achieving dementia friendly status.
A meeting of the Council’s Asset Transfer Working Group will be held soon in order to organise a facilitated Workshop in Pantycelyn Hall where, residents interested in the maintenance and management of the play grounds will be invited to develop plans for establishing Community Groups to take on the role. The target date for this Workshop is the School Half Term at the end of February, details will be published shortly.
The Council has reluctantly decided that it will no longer be able to support requests for financial assistance from local groups. The decision was taken as the Council finds itself in the position of having to take on responsibility for the delivery of more services, such as the management and maintenance of the Town’s playgrounds, which are likely to place significant financial demands on the Council.