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Welcome to Councillor Steve Lloyd-janes .....Blog
I have been an elected councillor for Hendy since 2004, I grew up in Pontarddulais and my parents own white springs fishery and their web site can be found at White Springs Fisheries in Pontarddulais ,
I decided to start this blog in order to keep members of the community up to date with my activities and my weekly Hendy News column which gets published weekly in the Llanelli Star
During 2005 and 2012 this blog conatins lots of community activities which can be found in my archive diary in this blog
If you belong to a community group or if you want items added to my column in the Llanelli Star, you can email me with comments at email@example.com
I am an active member of the Pontarddulais and Hendy District Carnival Committee. Which celebrated its 40th year in JUNE 2008.
I have been a member of USDAW since 1989 and I am the Llanelli Usdaw Union Branch Secretary,
I have done a lot of campaigning with Usdaw and I often appear in the quarterly magazine that gets published and sent to Usdaw Members, here's just one example page 7 photo outside Tesco's Carmarthen
I hold regular monthly surgeries within the community all are advertised in this blog
Following the 2012 local elections I lost my County Council seat by 11 votes but retained my Community Council seat, as a result with less Council meetings I was in County Hall in Carmarthen almost daily
During 2008 to 2012 as I sat on lots of scrutiny committees and outside bodies, such as Housing, Education, SACRE, Appeals, named sub for the Planning Committee, Corporate Parenting Panel, Mid & West Wales Fire Authority, Llanelli CAB trustee to name just a few, I gave up the web design of the fishery and it was taken over by Alex who gave my old fishery web site started in 2005 a new look and design and he added many new features to their web site. Whilst the original White Springs Fishery web site was deleted in 2012, I kept the codes and will repost the info and old photos during the coming weeks in 2013
This Blog contains a mixture of White Springs News, Usdaw union activities, Community news from Hendy, and some political comments and activities but since 2012 I have started to concentrate more on the Fishing news, hope you enjoy your visit.
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Llangennech Jobs Boost
As a Hendy Councillor I Welcome the 400 jobs that are promised for mid 2010 at Llangennech which is on my doorstep
Earlier this year the Labour group welcomed a report to full council that the County Council should buy the former RN Depot.
This was because an international company was looking for a site on the M4 corridor in Wales to locate a new factory
The Labour group of Councillors recently went to the site to look at and celebrate the good news
International blue-chip company Thales UK is leasing a third of the Llangennech site.
Welsh Rugby Union chairman David Pickering, who is one half of the business venture, which has been renamed Stradey Park Business Centre, said he was confident the Christmas date would be met.
Thales UK, which employs 8,500 staff based at more than 50 locations throughout the UK, is leasing the site from R&A Properties, which snapped up the 37-acre former MoD site for £700,000 from Carmarthenshire Council.
Mr Pickering said: "There is a tremendous amount of activity happening at the site, and a lot of money being spent in preparation and refurbishment.
Business in the Bay website
"Obviously, in terms of any other comment, that will be down to the tenants, but there is a lot of business activity happening on the site and we are confident the predictions made some time ago will be realised."
He added: "We are very positive about the future."
Thales UK's expertise ranges from retail video display systems and chip and pin technology, through to flight simulators, unmanned aircraft and even the design of warships.
In 2008, its revenues in the UK were over £1.4 billion.
Llangennech Community Council has welcomed the news. Councillors had originally believed the site would be sold for housing, but have welcomed the news a clean industry is coming to the town.
Antur Teifi, which supports people back into the workplace, has also praised the development as good news for the town and county.