Ferryside Social Enterprise Group

At its first full formal meeting, held on 21st January, FSEG decided to back previously tested public opinion and proposed to raise funds through grants, to establish a community centre and medical centre at the site of the Ferryside Education buildings.

Two options are to be explored, one to dismantle the current buildings and to establish a new build, including a community centre/ sports hall/school hall and medical centre, and an other option to adapt the current buildings for the same purposes and to restore the residential facilities.

Associated options such as establishing a boxing club and arts/crafts/environmental projects including the possible provision of allotments were also discussed.  The chair called for any residents who wished to make a constructive contribution to the project to join the newly constituted social enterprise group.

Site meeting at the Education Centre 9am Saturday January 26th



Cruse Bereavement Care benefit evening

Hello everyone

I’ve organised a Cruse fund raising event at the Parrot Music Bar, 32 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BS. The evening will be on Wednesday 13th February 2013 and will start at about 7.00pm.

Three bands have agreed to play for free and there will be a charge of £5.00 on the door per person. All the door money will go to Carmarthenshire Cruse and there will also be a raffle in aid of Cruse.

All I ask to cover my staffing + electricity costs is that each person buys at least one drink. We offer a great range of freshly ground fair trade coffees, teas, local real ale and scrumpy cider on tap as well as other alcoholic + non-alcoholic beverages.

This will be a great night and will feature:

  • The beautiful Blues of Big Bear (Clive). He plays a variety of guitars, Clive is a very talented and soulful musician.
  • A Welsh language acoustic act called Erin A Benja who are also very accomplished musicians. They have performed regularly at the Parrot and their music is astounding.
  • Also a rare appearance from Ron Savory who isn’t gigging much this year due to recording commitments. Ron is a professional guitar teacher and, as well as performing, will showcase some of the best of his new acts which he has discovered.

Please come along and support this fund raiser, if anybody wishes to reserve a ticket please contact me on 07811 319113 as the evening looks like it will be popular.

A poster is attached

Many thanks + warm regards,

John Williams

Cruse Volunteer

Carmarthenshire Branch

West Wales Area
Cruse Bereavement Care is the UK’s leading provider of bereavement support to adults, children and young people. To find out how you can support us in our work please go to www.cruse.org.uk

Possible closure of the public toilets in Ferryside

Dear All,

As you may be aware there is the possibility that the public toilets in Ferryside might be closed. Delme is leading the petition, and other actions working towards keeping the facilites open. I enclose his words for your perusal and support.

Dear Forum members,

I enclose below a response received from Carmarthen county council when challenged by Plaid in respect of potential closure of public toilets :

“I refer to your letter dated 19th December in connection with the Ferryside public convenience.

As you are aware, Carms County Council has had to deliver a number of efficiency savings over the last few years due to the extremely poor climate. Further efficiency savings are now required over the next three years and consequently the Council’s Executive Board recently agreed to the transfer of public conveniences to Town and Community Councils.

The Council does not have statutory obligation to public conveniences and unfortunately in these difficult times the cost of operating these facilities is not suitable and I trust that you will appreciate that priority has to be given to the delivery of key statutory services.

We have been in contact with all Town and Community Councils where our public conveniences are located in order to assist with the possibility of transfer and we are currently in discussion with St Ishmael’s Community Council in relation to Ferryside Public Convenience”

It now transpires that St Ishmael community council has rejected the possibility of transfer on the terms made by the County council. This could mean that our public toilet could close. Surely the County council could find easier ways of saving money that would not jepordise our convenience and environmental health? I would like the Forum to formally consider joining in a local campaign to save our public toilet. Personally, I intend to start a petition which will be placed in the village shop and Post office shortly.

Keep Fighting,