Room for digital and cre­ative busi­nesses

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

THE past week has pro­vided some welcome de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to the Swansea Bay City Deal, es­pe­cially the an­nounce­ment in re­cent days that £18 mil­lion has been re­leased to progress two of the Deal’s ma­jor projects.

Work­ing in part­ner­ship across the re­gion, we are pleased that our neigh­bours in Swansea have re­ceived fund­ing for their ex­cit­ing digital district project which in­cludes an im­pres­sive in­door arena which will no doubt prove a mas­sive at­trac­tion to many of us here in Car­marthen­shire.

And closer to home, I am thrilled that the fund­ing for Yr Egin is also on its way.

It’s very welcome news, as the build­ing has been open for quite a while now, and it’s such a fan­tas­tic space – I go there some­times a cou­ple of days a week for dif­fer­ent events which shows the adapt­abil­ity of the build­ing.

It’s time we had this money so the next phase can progress to ex­pand the space and make room for more digital and cre­ative busi­nesses who want to be part of the ambition.

Of course I also welcome the news that the Welsh Gov­ern­ment do not wish to call in the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the Well­ness Vil­lage at Delta Lakes in Llanelli, which means we can now make real progress on this huge de­vel­op­ment that will in­vest not only in the health and well­be­ing of our res­i­dents but pro­vide much-needed qual­ity jobs.

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Co­me­dian Phil Evans from Am­man­ford is known as the man who puts the “cwtsh” into com­edy

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