Welcome to Whitland – Croeso i Hendy Gwyn ar Daf
Twinned with Pipriac in Brittany. France

Whitland - South Wales

 

 
 
 
 

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There are changes to the way Carmarthenshire are dealing with household waste and recycling from the start of October 2019.
 
  • 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.

 See the information on http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2019/07/black-bag-reduction-and-food-bin-liners-to-help-recycling

 
Whitland is a rural working town with 2,200 residents and is Twinned with Pipriac in Brittany. Set in the River Taf valley, Whitland serves surrounding farming communities. Transport links are excellent with direct train services to major cities and the A40 trunk road is located one mile from the Town centre. Whitland is linked culturally to King Hywel Dda and has a ruined Abbey alongside the circular Abbey walk. Pocket Interpretive Gardens represent and celebrate the laws set out by Hywel Dda.

Whitland - South WalesThere 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 

Canolfan Tywi - Tywi CentreRDP Sir GarCyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources WalesCarmarthenshire County CouncilYmddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol - National trustThe European Agricultuarl Fund and the Welsh Government

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