MUDIAD CYMDEITHASOL GLANYFFERI/FERRYSIDE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GROUP
NEWS UPDATE JUNE11th:
1. Officers of FSEG attended a presentation given by the Big Lottery and had “one-to-one” meeting with them about the project. They were very positive about funding the building refurbishment but unlikely to be able to fund initial design work.
2. An Invitation To Tender has been issued to four local architects for the initial design work for the refurbishment of the building. The closing date is 24th June and the successful bidder should be selected at FSEG’s next meeting on 1st July.
3. A meeting was held with Helen Williams of the County Council Community Regeneration Unit, who thought that the initial design work could be 100% funded under the Innovative Communities Scheme. This will be followed up as soon as the ITTs have been evaluated.
4. Representatives of the Carmarthen Mens Sheds Association have visited the site and are very keen to set up a branch in Ferryside. This would use, at least initially, part of the ex-RAF wooden hut. They have asked FSEG to broker an appropriate agreement with the County Council.
The Ferryside Village Forum is negotiating directly with the County Council to hold its weekly markets on the site.
NEXT Committee Meeting: Monday July1st The White Lion Hotel Glanyfferi
Small voluntary groups in Ferryside are being fined or are being threatened with fines and prosecution for simply putting up leaflets and posters advertising forthcoming events. This is a time honoured way for folk in Ferryside to become aware of the various activities and events taking place in the village – not any more! The advice offered by the Environmental Enforcement Officer in his letter( plus picture of our offending poster )to the Forum was for us to use the (small) public notice board outside the toilets. He also sent us a leaflet setting out the county policy, the only problem being that it does not match the much tougher policy now being followed. http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/english/environment/streetcleaning/pages/flyposting.aspx
Here is a small sample ;
Signs/posters/banners on our roads must be:
• Notified to the Street Works Section by email to Streetcare@carmarthenshire.gov.uk giving a minimum of 10 days notice, accompanied by photos and dimensions of the signs and location plan of proposed locations. The Street Works Section will consult the Environmental Enforcement Team / Area Office / Traffic Management staff. Signage will be tolerated if no objections are received. However, should any highways staff deem the signage to be a hazard the right to remove it is retained at all times.
• Have a minimum clearance of 2.1 metres above any footway or walkway.
• Be a minimum of 0.45 metres from the edge of carriageway.
• Of presentable quality.
• Be erected for no longer than 14 days prior to an event.
• Less than three miles from the location of the event.
• Generally be removed three days after the event has finished.
THE OFFENDING POSTER
The Carmarthenshire County Council- Environment and Public Protection department recently posted a press release “The number of litter fines has … increased by 58%, from 182 in 2011/12 to 287 in 2012/13.
Officers handed out 31 fixed penalty notices for graffiti / fly-posting and a total of 93 offences were also prosecuted in court.
The increase is a result of the new council administration following last May’s elections which pledged to get tough on dog fouling and litter.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “We don’t want to fine people, but if they fail to take notice of our warnings then we have no choice.”
Councillor Jim Jones could usefully pay Ferryside a visit and see for himself the impact of his new policy on our community.
10th~16th June House Clearing Sale wide range of miscellaneous household and garage items. @ 27 Carmarthen Road Ferryside. Open afternoon Thursday 14th June 2013.
The Ferryside singing group will be next tuesday, 11th June starting at 7.30-8.30 in a room upstairs at the White Lion in Ferryside square.
Any queries please ring: 267 575 or 07967 566751