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It's pirates ahoy at Llanelli Market!

ImagegenHoist the Jolly Roger fora fun packed week-long pirate event being held at Llanelli Indoor Market later this month.

Treasure hunts, best dressed pirate competition and a visit from the legendary pirate and protagonist of the Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Captain Jack Sparrow will keep the children entertained when visiting the market.

Come along and have your face painted like a pirate for free on Thursday, August 17 between 10am-2pm outside the Teapot Café.

The event, run by Times Past and Present, starts on Monday, August 14-Saturday 19.

Treasure hunt maps can be picked up from Time Past and Present and Pandora’s Box stalls.

Trader Mike Richards, Time Past and Present, said: “We have lots going on throughout the week and children who dress up will have their photos taken. The photos will be displayed on art boards in the market and we will be picking the best dressed pirate of the week at the end of the event. Jack Sparrow will be making an appearance on Thursday so lots of fun and chaos is guaranteed.”

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “A lot of hard work goes in to running these events and we hope as many people as possible will turn up and give their support to what promises to be a fun filled event.”

Llanelli Town Centre will play host to a Super Hero Day on Friday, August 25. Batman will be making an appearance along with his Batmobile between 12-3pm in Stepney Square. Youngsters are being urged to dress up like their superhero and have their face painted for free. There is also free car parking.

 


Schoolchildren design Llanelli Market blinds

Furnace School WebBudding artists from Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes have picked up their paintbrushes to design blinds for Llanelli Indoor Market.

Twelve children, ages 3-11, had to design their own image for three window blinds for the market hall as part of a project led by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Pupils created a Welsh themed collage with drawings of red dragons and a castle, alongside a rugby player, the daffodil flower and Mr Urdd.

The project was funded through the Welsh Government’s Fusion project – creating opportunities through culture. Its aim is to encourage and empower people to take an active part in the arts, culture and heritage.

The council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “The children have done a wonderful job and you can see their love of Wales in the collage they created. They were very proud to see their work displayed on the market windows and we’re hoping that shoppers visiting the market will enjoy and appreciate their efforts.”

The blinds will now be a permanent feature and are located at the rear of Garretts fresh seafood and butcher’s Bwyd Blasus stalls. 

The council’s county markets manager, Amanda Davies said: “We’re thrilled with the new blinds and the children’s design - they add vibrancy to the market hall. They’ve only been up a week and already shoppers have remarked on how unique they are.”

 


 

Llanelli entrepreneurs boost their school fund

Llanelli Market 17 27 WebSchoolchildren have been celebrating after making nearly £2,000 trading in Llanelli Outdoor Market.

Bynea, Old Road, Ysgol y Felin and Pen Rhos schools Yr 6 pupils battled it out to see who could make the most profit on the day and take the Carmarthenshire Young Traders 2017 area title.

Winners Ysgol y Felin, sold handmade crafts and made a profit of nearly £700. Bynea took nearly £650 by selling photo and pebble art. Old Road took nearly £350 by selling recycled items and Pen Rhos took just under £150 selling handmade items including bags and key rings.

The competition, led by Carmarthenshire County Council markets team, involved schoolchildren setting up a business and turning it into a profitable enterprise.

The children had to plan, purchase material/products (receipts of purchases made must be shown on the day), brand it and run it themselves on a stall in the outside market for a day.

The winning team was the school which had made the most profit at the end of the day with the money made going to their school.

Each of the teams had been given £100 donated by businesses in Llanelli, including Llanelli Rural Council, Communities First and Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Commerce towards set up costs.

The aim of the annual competition is for pupils to experience setting up their own business and taking part in a trade-off.

Over the course of the challenge, pupils can improve their employability skills, gain a greater understanding of the world of work and make a positive contribution to the community they live in.

The council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “The pupils had a fantastic experience trading in Llanelli Market and loved every minute. Big congratulations to all pupils who had put in a huge amount of effort to make their stalls such a success. Also, well done to the teachers and staff who supported them.”

Llanelli Market traders get behind choir on BGT

BGTLlanelli Market traders have hit a high note celebrating the success of a local choir on hit Saturday night TV show Britain’s Got Talent.

Hannah Seward, from Burry Port, was the main soloist of a group of schoolgirls that received unanimous praise from judges, including Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden, for their touching rendition of the classic, Nessun Dorma.

Hannah is the granddaughter of well-known market fruiterers Will and Audrey Seward, and daughter of Stephen and Nicola, who are also familiar faces on the popular market stall.

The 17-year-old, Strade schoolgirl is part of the 17-strong group known as Angelicus Celtis, that gave a stunning performance with Simon Cowell saying “I’ve heard this song a lot. But this was, in my opinion, the most beautiful ever. It really touched me and I thought it was sensational."

The choir also brought the audience to their feet as they dedicated their performance to their committed conductor John Hywel Williams, who Simon Cowell later called on stage.

Angelicus Celtis practise together just once a week for an hour and were formed a little over a year ago by husband and wife John Hywel Williams and his late wife Jean.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s markets manager, Amanda Davies said: “We’re so proud of Hannah and the whole group after such a fantastic performance on Saturday night. The Seward family are the talk of the town today and we would like to wish Hannah and the group the very best of luck in the next round - all the traders here will be rooting for them.”

Mr and Mrs Williams had been leading children’s choirs together as husband and wife for more than 50 years before coming up with the idea of developing Angelicus Celtis from the ranks of the Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers.

Angelicus Celtis now go on to next round of the Britain's Got Talent. The praise came thick and fast for the girls from the three other judges as well as Simon Cowell.

Amanda Holden added: "You are the most lovely bunch of girls. The harmonies were gorgeous and you've done Wales proud."

 


 

Love Your Local Market in Carmarthenshire

LYLM Love Your Local Market 500X328Carmarthenshire Markets are once again taking part in the high profile, Love your Local Market 2017 campaign.

The two-week campaign, led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, on May 17-31, is all about attracting new market traders and also highlights the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but also as a valuable community asset and a focal point for many town centres.

To mark this year’s event Carmarthenshire County Council, which owns and runs the markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandovery and Llandeilo, launches its successful Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition for pupils from primary schools across the county. Youngsters from eight schools will be competing against each other by developing a business idea and turning it into a profitable enterprise. The competition will be split into two areas and held at Carmarthen Market on Wednesday, June 28 and Llanelli Outdoor Market on Thursday, July 6 from 10am-2pm.

New for this year is Actif Storytime sessions, which will be held in Carmarthen Indoor Market on Wednesday, May 31 between 10am and 2pm; pre schoolchildren 1pm and ages 4-8 at 1.45pm and Llanelli Market on Thursday, June 1 at 11am and 11.45am. The sessions, delivered by the council’s sport and leisure team, are about getting children active through books. Storytellers focus on active words and youngsters get to walk, jump and crawl just like their favourite characters.

The indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli which are open six days are week are bursting with traders selling unique and a variety of products from clothing and hair and make-up accessories to gifts for your pets and vinyl records as well as stalls selling fresh produce.

Or take a break from your shopping and have a cup of tea or snack at one of the cafes?

Alongside the Indoor markets there are number of outdoor markets throughout the week in Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford and Llandeilo.

The council’s county markets manager, Amanda Davies, said: “The Love Your Local Market campaign demonstrates how important the market is to the local community and a great starting point into the world for business for young entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to be holding our popular Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition which is an excellent opportunity for children to gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to set up and run their own business. New for this year is our Actif Storytime sessions which we also plan to run throughout the summer holidays.”

To keep up-to-date with all our market news and events please visit www.carmarthenshiremarkets.co.uk or follow us on Facebook – Carmarthenshire Markets

 


Schoolchildren to test their entrepreneurial skills

Youngtraders.jpgCarmarthenshire Markets are offering primary schoolchildren across the county the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial skills in a business challenge.

Eight schools – four from Carmarthen and Ammanford areas and four from Llanelli - will be selected to take part and compete against each other in the Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition.

The annual competition involves setting up a business and turning it into a profitable enterprise.

Teams of up to five, Year 6 pupils, will be given £100 to develop a business idea. The children must plan, purchase material/products (receipts of purchases made must be shown on the day), brand it and run it themselves on a stall in the outside market for a day.

Four schools will trade against each other in pitches in Carmarthen Outdoor Market on Wednesday, June 28 and four in Llanelli Outdoor Market on Thursday, July 6 from 10am-2pm. The winning team from each area will be the school which has made the most profit at the end of the day and any money made goes towards their school.

The aim of the competition is for pupils to experience setting up their own business and taking part in a trade-off.

Over the course of the challenge, pupils can improve their employability skills, gain a greater understanding of the world of work and make a positive contribution to the community they live in. Only one team per school can enter and will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

Carmarthenshire Council’s county markets manager, Amanda Davies said: “This competition is an excellent opportunity for children to gain first-hand experience of what’s it’s like to set up and run their own business, as well as making money for their school. We appreciate the financial support from local businesses who are sponsoring the competition.”


Stall vacancy at Llanelli Market

ImagegenTenders are invited for the quarterly tenancy of lock-up stall A11-14.

The stall, situated within the market building, has a retail area of approx. 256sq ft and is suitable for a variety of purposes. To maintain a diverse market hall applications will not be considered for uses that are over represented.

In addition to proposed use, tenders will also be given consideration on rent level as well as other factors.

Further information and forms of tender can be obtained from the Market Office, telephone 01554 773984 or email markets@carmarthenshire.gov.uk. Forms must be returned in the endorsed envelopes by noon on Tuesday, April 25.

The council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any tender.


Give your views on Carmarthenshire Markets

Canvasser Report SurveyResidents are being asked their views on markets in Carmarthenshire.

An online Local Markets Survey has been set up to help develop an ideal tenant mix at both Llanelli and Carmarthen markets and Ammanford and Llandeilo outdoor markets.

People will have until April 10 to submit the short survey which includes questions on what the current markets provide and how often they use them as well as the opening hours.

Feedback received from the survey will be used to support Carmarthenshire County Council Tenant Mix Policy for Markets.

For further information contact Amanda Davies, County Markets Manager, Managers Office, Llanelli Market, Llanelli, SA15 1YF, or email acdavies@carmarthenshire.gov.uk , alternatively call 01554 744255


Love is all around Llanelli Market

Traders Valentine Jan2017 02Three couples in Llanelli Market have clocked up more than 87 years of marriage between them.

Whilst most us get a break from each other during the working week Audrey and Will Seward, Peter and Bronwen Beale and Sharon and Deane Bowler have never been apart, running a home and successful business together.

The trio have accumulated more than 31,500 days of working and living together since they said exchanged their wedding vows with compromise being the main factor.

Will Seward, of Seward’s Fruit and Veg and Florists, has been married for 47 years and says never go to bed on an argument: “Everyone has their ups and downs but you learn to work through them and never go to bed on an argument. You have to have an understanding that there is no boss, it’s an equal partnership. It’s a way of life for us, we love what we do and it’s brought us closer together as a couple. We’d do it all over again in a minute.”

Impress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers from Carmarthenshire Markets and be in with a chance of winning a romantic break at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel on St Valentine’s Day.

Visitors to Llanelli and Carmarthen Market who buy items associated with the patron saint of love will be entered into a draw with one lucky couple being treated to dinner and an overnight stay at the four-star hotel on Tuesday, February 14. For more information on traders, opening times and what’s coming up in our county’s markets please visit www.carmarthenshiremarkets.co.uk or follow us on Facebook – Carmarthenshire Markets

 

 


Celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day with Carmarthenshire markets

ImageShow your love and celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day with the help of Carmarthenshire markets.

The markets have all you need for a romantic night in to mark the patron saint of Welsh lovers day on Wednesday, January 25.

Impress your partner with a choice of gifts, cards and flowers which are all available at Carmarthen and Llanelli indoor markets. From perfume to paintings to love themed signs or clothing and jewellery there’s lots of different gifts and ideas to be found at both markets.

If you’re preparing your loved one a delicious meal, why not visit the market where you can buy a choice of great local produce; from steaks to cheeses, speciality fish and seafood to Gin and other spirits and delicious desserts.

Why not surprise your loved one with a romantic trip and call into Eden Tours. Don’t forget your pets need pampering too, so pop into Burns Pet store or The Pet Pantry to find that perfect treat.

In addition, one lucky couple will win a romantic dinner and an overnight stay for two at Carmarthen’s Ivy Bush Hotel in our online competition. To be in with a chance of winning visit Carmarthenshire Markets Facebook page and like, share and comment under the post. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, January 23 and announced online (see our website for terms and conditions).

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “It’s great to see more people are celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day. There are some great products available to buy in the market, and by doing so you’ll be supporting a local, independent business.”

Carmarthen and Llanelli Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday. 


Full house for Llanelli Indoor Market

LLANMARKET 60 LOWIt’s a full house for Llanelli Indoor Market - offering shoppers even more choice.

Shoppers can take advantage of the huge variety and choice on offer from 68 businesses all under one roof, including two new stalls.

A pet stall and a cake shop and ice-cream parlour have taken up the last of the vacant units adding to the market’s variety.

The Honey Bear Cake and Ice Cream Parlour has moved into the former Bizy Fingers unit, near the entrance to St Elli Shopping Centre, and offers a wide range of mouth-watering desserts.

The Pet Pantry sells a selection of pet supplies including Burns, Royal Canine, James Wellbeloved, Bakers and Pedigree foods as well as offering a home delivery service. It is situated near the centre of the market (behind the card shop).

The council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “It’s great to see new businesses opening up, not only do they offer a greater choice for shoppers but they complement existing traders too. I wish them all the very best during their time at Llanelli Market.”


Panto star and school choir raise the market roof

Denny Twp Llanelli Market Dec2016 05 2One of Llanelli’s most famous panto star’s, Denny Twp (oh yes he is) joined in the festive cheer with Ysgol Brynsierfel at Llanelli Indoor Market.

Denys, who has spent over 40 years as a voluntary and charity worker, met and sang carols with the children who were entertaining the crowds as part of the markets Christmas celebrations.

Throughout December primary schools from across the town have been singing their hearts whilst visitors have been doing their Christmas shopping.

Denny, who stars in this year’s Robinson Crusoe pantomime with The Friendship Theatre at the Ffrwrnes in January, will be meeting and greeting shoppers to Llanelli Market again on Monday, December 19th.

Hendy, Bigyn and Stebonheath schools will be playing this week so people are being urged to come out and support them.

Llanelli and Carmarthen Market is also open this Sunday from10-4pm.


Llanelli Market goes Christmas crackers

Carm 1Visitors to Llanelli Market are in for a treat this Christmas with a whole host of festivities going on. Primary schools from across the town will be keeping the crowds entertained with Christmas carol singing in the run up to December 25. Denny Twp and the cast from this year’s Friendship Theatre’s pantomime, Robinson Crusoe, will be making appearances in their costumes to meet and greet the crowds as well as posing for those wanting selfies for their social media accounts.

New for this year is a Children’s Christmas Wish tree. Children can make their own special bauble at home, attach a wish message and bring it to the tree which will located outside The Teapot Café. Alternatively, there will be a stall in the market on Saturday, November 26 and December 10 where children can make their own with the help of Santa’s elf. Decorations, glitter and crafts will be provided. Father Christmas will collect all wishes on Christmas Eve. 

The Reindeer Parade, organised by Carmarthenshire Council, is expected to draw in crowds from across the county on Saturday, December 3, with free cookies and face painting.
The council’s county markets manager, Amanda Davies said: “Shoppers are in for a treat this year with all that’s going on. The market will have a real Christmassy feel to it and there’s something for everyone so pop down, have a look around, and join us in the festivities.”
New Christmas illuminations will light up the market as well as sparkly Christmas bauble floor prints displaying interesting messages and facts.
The council executive board member for resources, Cllr David Jenkins said: “Llanelli Market has lots to offer from locally grown food to homemade gifts and we have pulled out all the stops to encourage shoppers, and their families to come down, join in the fun and shop local this Christmas.”

 


A stall at Llanelli Market is up for grabs

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Tenders are invited for the quarterly tenancy of Stall E93-95 at Llanelli Indoor Market.
The lock-up is suitable for a variety of purposes and has a retail area of around 192 sq ft.
To maintain a diverse market hall applications will not be considered for uses that are over represented.
In addition to proposed use, tenders will also be given consideration on rent level as well as other factors.Further information and forms of tender can be obtained from the Market Office, telephone 01554 773984 or email mcurtis@carmarthenshire.gov.uk. Forms must be returned in the endorsed envelopes by noon on Tuesday, November 22. The council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any tender.

 


Llanelli Market welcomes three new traders

20161031 154333If it’s a taste of Thai you like, or you have a passion for handbags or handmade gifts then come on down to Llanelli Market.
My Kitchen Table, A Taste of Thailand and Retro Bags are three of the latest new stalls to move into the Llanelli town centre hub.
A selection of unique crafts from Christmas decorations to hanging wall frames can be found at My Kitchen Table. You can also book a craft party to host in your own home.
A Taste of Thailand, located to the far right of the Cowell Street entrance, offers authentic healthy Thai food to eat in or take away. All produce is sourced within the market and come in microwavable containers making cooking easier for those with busy lifestyles. You can also try before you buy.
Retro Bags has an abundance of colourful handbags and purses for all occasions.
Assistant Market Manager, Mark Curtis said: “The stalls are already proving popular with our visitors and I’d like to wish them all the very best.”
Llanelli Indoor Market has a host of Christmas festivities planned so watch this space.
The council’s executive board member for resources, Cllr David Jenkins said: “We’re pleased to be welcoming these new traders which gives shoppers even more choice as well as adding new vibrancy. The market is at the heart of Llanelli Town Centre and it has something for everyone.”

 


 

Teenage Market comes to Llanelli

After the success of Carmarthenshire markets ‘Carmarthenshire Young Trader competition’, Llanelli market has launched their own Teenage Market.
Young entrepreneurs from local Secondary schools will be battling it out against each other in a bid to become the first team to win a new business competition. Teams from St John Lloyd and Coedcae are taking part in the Carmarthenshire Teenage Market competition, which has been organised by Carmarthenshire County Council.

The aim of the competition is for teams of up to 5 pupils to come up with a business idea, arrange marketing and sell their product. The teams will be trading against each other in pitches in Llanelli Outdoor Market on Thursday, September 22nd from 10am-2pm. The winner is the school which makes the most profit.Each of the teams has been given £100 donated by businesses in Llanelli, Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Llanelli Town Council. Each school will get to keep any profit made during the day.

County Council executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “The response, to this competition, by schools has been fantastic. “There are clearly a lot of young people out there with great business ideas and this competition is an excellent opportunity for them to try their hand at trading for a day. It’s also of benefit to the school as a whole as any profit made will go back to them. This competition couldn’t have gone ahead without the financial support of local businesses. It’s up to people now to come along and support them and help make their trading experience a success.”

 


Business booming for Llanelli market traders

Two Llanelli Market traders are expanding their businesses.
Lavender Cauldron, owned by Glenys Davies from Capel Hendre has been selling her Ethnic goods, artwork and Tribal wood carvings business since Christmas 2014. Due to the business’s ongoing success Glenys has taken on an extra unit in the indoor market next to her original stall.
“Having the extra space allows me to feature more tribal wood carvings and display them together; the wood carvings come from Bali, Indonesia and are all hand-crafted.”

In addition, Lush Bubbles are expanding and are moving into a new unit within the indoor market, this new premises will be run alongside their existing shop. Sharon & Dean Bowler have seen their business grow and now employ 2 full time staff and 2 trainee staff members. At their new premises they will offer Nail treatments and Wax treatments, as well as selling their popular Bath bombs and Candles, which feature the excellent ranges from Bombs cosmetics, Busy Bees, Woodwick candles, Village Candles and Quinell candles, whose new range of scents include , Bara Brith and Green grass of Home.
Sharon said “Moving to a new site whilst keeping our old shop allows us to expand the range of services & products we offer, we will continue to offer Aromatherapy, Sports & Swedish Massage, Hot Stones and reflexology at the old premises but with more room at the extra site we have been able to take on more staff and offer more services to our customers as well as expand the ranges of products we sell”

Cllr Dai Jenkins, Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets said: “It’s great to hear of independent traders such as Lavender Cauldron and Lush Bubbles in Llanelli market doing so well.”

Lush Bubbles


Free summer fun at Llanelli market

Come and join the fun at Llanelli market this week with Edupets and Occasional Twist.

Edupets are visiting Llanelli Market on Friday 12th August between 11am - 3pm. Visit and get some hands on experience with some your of favourite animals and some you may be not so fond of..

On Wednesday 17th August 11am – 3pm, we’ll be conjuring up balloon mayhem and magic with Occasional Twist. They will be entertaining you with magic shows and balloon modelling. Their show will amuse, amaze and enthral children and adults alike.

Both days are Free of charge and will take place outside the Teapot Café. Come and enjoy some family fun at Llanelli Indoor Market.

Summer fun


Dementia friendly market traders setting a ‘gold bar’ standard

Llanelli market is now officially recognised as the first Dementia Friendly market in Wales setting a “gold bar” standard.
Its stallholders and staff have signed up to pledge to respect the needs of those presenting with dementia, wear badges, display signs and make improvements to help the growing numbers with dementia in the community.
Mayor of Llanelli, Cllr Bill Thomas, recognising the town’s traders championing the case for dementia welcomed market stallholders and staff to Llanelli Town Council offices to present them with their Dementia Friendly plaques, certificates and unit display badges.
Llanelli Community Resource team resilience worker Ed Dewar said work with the Llanelli GP Cluster had identified that dementia within Llanelli was increasing as were the issues arising.
All those involved had attended training sessions organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and Carmarthenshire council to uphold good practice to benefit those with dementia and raising awareness of dementia in Carmarthenshire.
Mr Dewar said there were benefits all round, adding: “Business Dementia Forums recent UK-wide research has found that 75per cent of disabled customers and their families will not use a business because of poor service or understanding.
“Llanelli Market was overcoming this perception,” he said.
Dementia Friendly communities’ co-ordinator Marcia Vale said tackling dementia was extremely challenging. But Llanelli Market and Carmarthenshire Council was raising the bar to “gold bar” standard.
County markets manager Amanda Davies said she was proud of Llanelli market traders for the manner in which they had risen to the challenge of supporting and raising awareness of dementia.

Llanelli dementia


Free Circus skills

Free Circus Workshops for cihldren with Circus Dayze at Ammanford outdoor market on Friday, July 22 from 11am-2pm

 ammanford circus


Schools compete for Carmarthenshire Young Trader 2016 title

Three primary schools battled it out against each other in a bid to win the title Carmarthenshire Young Trader of 2016, which was organised by Carmarthenshire County Council on Thursday July 7 at Llanelli outdoor market.
Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel, Ysgol Gynradd Pont-iets and Ysgol Gynradd Pum Heol took part in the competition with teams of up to 5 pupils from Years 5 and 6. The children were asked to come up with a business idea, market it and sell their product. The winner was the school which made the most profit.
All three schools made a huge effort before the event to look into the products they were selling, how to price their products, how they were going to market them on the day and how they were going to decorate their stall. On the day all the children were motivated and enthusiastic in selling their products and even going out to purchase more on the day in order to sell them on, showing initiative and real entrepreneurial skills. 
The winning school was Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel raising £437 for the school. They received the 2016 trophy from Cllr David Jenkins County Council executive board member responsible for markets, during a presentation ceremony after the event. 
Sponsors of the event; Llanelli Star, IWEC Electrical services, Dragon Energy, Lloyd & Gravell, Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Rook’s Trophies & Engraving were also on hand to congratulate all teams at the presentation.
County Council executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “The response, to this competition, by the schools has been fantastic. The children, ably supported by members of the staff, performed brilliantly on the day and their enthusiasm shone through. There are clearly a lot of young people out there with great business ideas and this competition is an excellent opportunity for them to try their hand at trading for a day. It’s also of benefit to the school as a whole as any profit made will go back to them. This competition couldn’t have gone ahead without the financial support of local businesses. The event was a huge success and we are now looking to make it an annual event in all of our three market towns - Ammanford/ Llandeilo, Carmarthen & Llanelli.” 

carms young trader winners 2016

Pic caption: Winners of Carmarthenshire Young Traders, Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel receiving their winner’s trophy from County Council executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins and event sponsors Richard Davies, Lloyd & Gravell; Carl Williams, IWEC Electrical services; Amanda Davies, County Markets Manager; Cllr. David Jenkins; Andrew Stephens, Llanelli Chamber of Trade & Commerce & Rachel Moses, Llanelli Star.


Schools compete for Carmarthenshire Young Trader 2016 title

Five primary schools will be battling it out against each other in a bid to become the first team to win a new business competition. 
Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant, Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel, Swiss Valley Primary school, Ysgol Gynradd Pont-iets and Ysgol Gynradd Pum Heol are taking part in the Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition, which has been organised by Carmarthenshire County Council. 
The aim of the competition is for teams of up to 5 pupils from Years 5 and 6 to come up with a business idea, market it and sell their product. 
All five schools will be trading against each other in pitches in Llanelli Outdoor Market on Thursday, July 7 from 10am-2pm. 
The winner is the school which makes the most profit. They will receive a trophy from Cllr. David Jenkins County Council executive board member responsible for markets, during a presentation ceremony at 2.30pm. 
Each of the teams has been given £100 donated by businesses in Llanelli, including; Llanelli Star, IWEC Electrical services, Dragon Energy , Lloyd & Gravell , Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Rook’s Trophies & Engraving. 
Each school will get to keep any profit made during the day.
County Council executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “The response by schools has been fantastic to this competition. “There are clearly a lot of young people out there with great business ideas and this competition is fantastic for them to try their hand at trading for a day. It’s also of benefit to the school as a whole as any profit made will go back to them. This competition couldn’t have gone ahead without the financial support of local businesses. It’s up to people now to come along and support them and help make their trading experience a success.”

Carms Young Trader winners 2015
Pic caption: Group Photo of last year’s winners - Ysgol Bro Banw at Ammanford Outdoor Market


Sew shop bids farewell to Llanelli Indoor Market

After nearly four decades, a Llanelli indoor market business is preparing to close its doors.
Bizy Fingers - the long standing haderdashery shop has been welcoming customers for 38 years and has been one of the longest trading shops at Llanelli Market.
Shop owner Brenda Shapley saidL “I would like to thank all our customers, I have met some wonderful people. I will sincerely miss coming to work and chatting customers and with the fellow traders as I’ve got to know them well over the years.”
Carmarthenshire county council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “It’s a sad day that one of our most long-standing shops is closing and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Brenda all the best in the future.”


Free wifi now available at Llanelli Indoor Market

Llanelli Market shoppers and traders can now enjoy free wi-fi at Llanelli Indoor Market.The facility is a part of an investment of almost £1million in Llanelli Market.
For the first time shoppers will now be able to surf the net through Wi-Fi as they shop and enjoy a refreshment break in the market’s cafes.It also means traders will be able to utillise the free wifi as part of their business and offer an on-line service.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “This is great news for shoppers, traders and Llanelli town centre. It brings the market into the 21st Century and not only will attract shoppers but will also help traders boost their businesses.


Daddy Cool – Father's Day in Carmarthenshire markets 

Spend some quality time with your dad at Carmarthen and Llanelli markets on Saturday, June 18, there’s a lot going on at Carmarthenshire indoor markets to celebrate Father’s Day this year.
At Llanelli market you can learn how to juggle and master some circus skills with your Dad inside the market hall.
At Carmarthen market there’s a chill out zone just for Dad where you can relax or play a round of Crazy Golf all for free, between 11am – 3pm.
Llanelli and Carmarthen indoor markets boast unique wares for all occasions, but Father’s Day is the perfect time to visit the market’s many distinct stalls offering unique hand crafted gifts.
This year you can make Father’s Day truly special—and Carmarthenshire markets can help.
How about treating Dad to breakfast in bed, with a plate of locally sourced bacon, nestled next to scrambled eggs using local free range eggs and a crusty slice of locally baked bread all purchased in both Llanelli and Carmarthen markets.
Looking for other Father’s Day gift ideas? We’ve got a wide selection of local products that will inspire his inner foodie and gifts that will let him know how much he is appreciated.
There will also be free samples and Fathers Day offers throughout both markets.
Carmarthenshire county council’s executive board member responsible for the markets , Cllr David Jenkins, said: “There’s a lot going on in our indoor markets to celebrate Father’s Day. Come along and support our independent businesses in Llanelli and Carmarthen.”
 


Stall Vacancy

Are you a future trader or looking for an outlet to sell your products? 
Llanelli Market may be the right place for you.
We currently have a stall vacancy.
Click on this link for more information

The deadline for tenders is midday, June 21. 


Pasio'r Bêl

Llanelli traders, shoppers and pupils from Ysgol Dewi Sant have signed a giant football to show their support for the Wales team ahead of Euros 2016.

 Pasio'r bel Ysgol Dewi Sant

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Shop Vacancy

Are you a future trader or looking for an outlet to sell your products? 
Llanelli Market may be the right place for you.
We currently have a shop vacancy.
Click on this link for more information

The deadline for tenders is midday, June 14. 


Markets join Mentrau Iaith’s Football Campaign

Get your chance to show your support for the Wales team ahead of Euros 2016 - as a giant football comes to Carmarthen and Llanelli market this week.
Carmarthen and Llanelli Indoor Markets are both joining in with Mentrau Iaith Euros 2016 ‘Y Bêl’ campaign. 
23 gigantic balls are touring the length and bredth of Wales and will be stopping off at the indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli as part of Love Your Local Market fortnight. 
Get your chance to sign the ball in Llanelli Market between 12pm – 3.30pm on Thursday May 26 and in Carmarthen Market between 12pm – 3.30pm on Friday May 27. 
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “It’s great to see Carmarthenshire Markets joining in and supporting Mentrau Iaith’s campaign to muster up support for our national team. I would like to encourage everyone to come down to the markets and join in the celebrations.”

Come along and show your support for the Welsh Football squad and upload a video or sound-bite of you ‘Passing the Ball/Pasio’r Bêl’ for Wales using the @MentrauIaith in your messages on Twitter or by tagging Mentrau Iaith Cymru and Carmarthenshire Markets Facebook Page.

Ar y bel


Carmarthenshire markets join in with this year’s national Love Your Local Market campaign

Carmarthenshire Markets are again participating in the high profile, Love your Local Market 2016 campaign led by the National Association of British Market Authorities.
The campaign aims to attract new market traders and also aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but also as a valuable community asset and a focal point for many town centres.
The campaign is also chance for Carmarthenshire County Council, which owns and runs the markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandovery and Llandeilo, to highlight the events that have been held and will be held in the markets throughout the year, especially during Love Your Local Market fortnight from May 17th -31st.
As part of this year’s National campaign we will launch our annual Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition for pupils from four primary schools in the Llanelli, Gwendraeth and Burry Port and Pembrey areas to prove their entrepreneurship skills and learn more about what it’s like to become a trader. This year’s competition is being held at Llanelli outdoor market on June 30th.
This year Llanelli and Carmarthen Indoor markets are running a competition ‘Hunt for the Hearts’ Entrants will have to count how many hearts they can find in the individual market and jot the answer on the entry form and post it in Entry box provided. The winner in each market will win a prize donated by the traders. The competition will run from Wednesday, May 18 until Tuesday, May 31.
The Indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli which are open six days are week are bursting with traders selling unique and a variety of products from clothing and hair and make-up accessories to gifts for your pets and vinyl records as well as stalls selling fresh produce.Or take a break from your shopping and have a cup of tea or snack at one of the cafes? Alongside the Indoor markets there are number of outdoor markets throughout the week in Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford, Llandovery and Llandeilo.
Carmarthenshire county council executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “The Love Your Local Market campaign demonstrates how important the market is to the local community and proves a great starting point into the world for business for young entrepreneurs. Along with promoting our markets, we are also looking forward to our hugely successful Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition which gives pupils a taste of being a trader and teaches them valuable skills. The competition is being held in June and I hope shoppers will once again support the pupils in their venture.”


Pupils hit the airwaves to promote Carmarthenshire Markets

SIX schools from around the county have been competing for the chance to get their advert played on the radio.
The competition, which is now in its second year, was organised by Carmarthenshire Markets. 
Open to all primary schools in the county, its aim is to promote the county’s indoor and outdoor markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford and Llandeilo.
The winning Welsh and English advert this year was created by Ysgol y Felin in Felinfoel, Llanelli.
Their advert will be played on Radio Carmarthenshire for the first time on Wednesday morning (May 18) to coincide with this year’s national Love Your Local Market campaign.
Also taking part in this year’s competition were: Ysgol Bro Banw, Ysgol Penygroes, Ysgol y Bedol, Ysgol Llangynnwr and Ysgol Nantgaredig.
A team of year five and six pupils from each school have been working with Marc Griffiths from Stiwdiobox to create a 40 second advert in Welsh and English.
A panel of judges, which included market traders, representatives from Radio Carmarthenshire, market managers and council executive board member responsible for the markets Cllr David Jenkins, listened to all the adverts without knowing which school had created which advert, before discussing and selecting the winner.
Cllr David Jenkins, said: “Congratulations to Ysgol y Felin for winning this year’s competition. As judges we were all very impressed with standard and creativity of the adverts. I would like to thank the pupils for their hard work and also the teachers for their support in creating these adverts.”

Ysgol y Felin winners

 

As well as being able to hear the winning advert on Radio Carmarthenshire, all the adverts will be available to be heard in Llanelli and Carmarthen indoor markets and here on our website.

 

 Winning advert - Ysgol y Felin


Markets radio competition

Here’s pupils at Ysgol Nantgaredig, Llangynnwr and Felinfoel who have been working with Marc Griffiths from Stiwdio Box to create their adverts as part of our primary school radio competition.
Six schools from around the county are competing for the chance to get their advert played on air.
Ysgol Bro Banw, Ysgol Penygroes, Ysgol y Bedol, Ysgol y Felin, Ysgol Llangynnwr and Ysgol Nantgaredig are creating adverts this week to be played on Radio Carmarthenshire to promote the markets in Carmarthenshire.
The competition was open to all primary schools in the county.
The aim is to promote our county’s indoor and outdoor markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford and Llandeilo.
A team of year five and six pupils from each school have been working with Radio Cymru DJ Marc Griffiths to create a 40 second separate Welsh and English advert.
A panel of judges will chose the winning advert next week.
The winning advert will be played on Radio Carmarthenshire.
All six adverts will be heard at Llanelli and Carmarthen Indoor Markets and also on our website.

Ysgol LlangynnwrYsgol Nantgaredig

Ysgol FelinfoelYsgol Bro Banw 1

Ysgol Bro Banw 2

 


Stall Vacancies

Are you a future trader or looking for an outlet to sell your products? 
Llanelli Indoor Market may be the right place for you.
We currently have two vacancies within the market hall.
Click on this link for more information

The deadline for tenders is midday, May 10. 


Win an iPad this Easter at Llanelli Market

Shop at Llanelli indoor market and its precincts this Easter to be in with a chance of winning an iPad.
If you spend £5 or more on any stall or shop between Wednesday (March 9) and Good Friday on March 25 then you can be in with a chance of winning an iPad courtesy of Lloyd & Gravell.
Entries can be posted into the box located near the Teapot Cafe until 5pm on March 25. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, March 29.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “Make sure you’re in with a chance of winning this great prize by supporting Llanelli market and its traders this Easter.”
Kevin Gravell, Lloyd & Gravell Ltd. said “We are working in collaboration with Market Traders and Management to attract both new and existing customers to the Market and Precinct over the Easter period.
“Whilst scaffolding will be in place in the precinct areas until the 23rd March, businesses are open as usual.
“Come along and see the fantastic range of goods, products and services that are available. By supporting your local traders you could bag yourself an amazing prize!”

ipad comp

 


New initiative to encourage new businesses to Llanelli

Market bosses are encouraging new businesses to trade in Llanelli town centre through a new initiative.
A ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ deal is being launched for all new traders to the outdoor market for the next 12 weeks.
For every trader who attends every Thursday, they will get up to six free pitches.
If they attend Thursday and Saturday they will get 12 free pitches.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “This is a great opportunity for those thinking of setting up a new business to start out for half the costs during the first 12 weeks, but it’s also a boost for well established traders who would like to expand their business to Llanelli town centre.”
The initiative will run from April until June.
For more information or to receive an application form contact Mark Curtis, Llanelli Market Assistant Manager, on 01554 773984 or email MCurtis@carmarthenshire.gov.uk


Business as usual as work continues to improve Llanelli Market

Work has started on investment of almost £1million in Llanelli Market and its precincts.
The next phase of the work, starting on Monday, March 7, includes improvements to the fire alarm, ventilation system and mains electrics and public wifi within the market hall and Stepney and Cowell precincts.
The market and precincts remain open and business continues as usual as the improvement work is done out of hours by local contractors Lloyd & Gravell.
Work involving scaffolding in both market precincts is expected to take three weeks.
Llanelli Market and precincts are owned and managed by Carmarthenshire County Council.
Executive board member for resources, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “Shoppers can be reassured that the market is open and businesses are trading as usual during this time.
“Understandably there will be some disruption to shoppers and traders, but this will be kept to a minimum as contractors undertake the work outside of opening hours.”
This investment will secure the long term future for the market, which provides a large retail environment within the town.  
It will also safeguard around 73 individual businesses and 210 jobs.
It is hoped that the public wifi will be installed in the next month.
Llanelli Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday.


Market event to help people save money on energy

People looking to make their home cosier and cheaper to run should pop in to Llanelli Indoor Market this Friday.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s housing and environmental health teams will be on hand from 10am-3pm giving out lots of useful information and advice to mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and the Nation’s Biggest Housewarming event.
The authority’s energy efficiency advisor will be available to answer people’s questions, and the team will be letting people know about various schemes they can use to bring down their home energy costs.
There will also be boiler safety advice, and a limited number of free carbon monoxide alarms which will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
Whilst mums, dads and grandparents are busy getting energy tips, younger children can meet Ches - the council’s endangered polar bear - who will be visiting throughout the day to chat and pose for selfies.
Cllr Linda Evans, Executive Board Member for Housing, said: “Everyone would like to save money on their energy bills, so if you’re heading to town on Friday, pop in to the Llanelli Indoor Market and meet our team who will be happy to help you.
“As well as advising on simple changes you could make around the home, we can also let you know about various schemes, such as the Cyd Cymru collective energy switch, or fuel clubs for people who use oil central heating.”
 


Llanelli Indoor market joins in with the town’s St David’s Day celebrations

There’s lots going on in Llanelli Indoor market to celebrate our Patron Saint on Tuesday, March 1.
Traders will be getting into the spirit and taking part in the ‘best dressed’ stall competition to be judged on the day.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Côr Curiad and Côr Meibion Llanelli.
There will also be free Cawl tasters and don’t forget to get your copy of Llanelli Market’s Cawl recipe cards.
And Radio Carmarthenshire will be broadcasting live from the market between 10am-1pm.
Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli will be holding their first free Welsh session for traders as part of a month-long campaign to help them learn Welsh phrases which are relevant for their businesses. The sessions will be held every Tuesday in front of the Teapot cafe from 5pm-5.30pm throughout March.
The indoor market has everything you need to celebrate St David’s Day – from traditional Welsh outfits for school children to other Welsh-themed accessories.
And by supporting your local traders you can also pick up good quality, local ingredients at affordable prices – from cheeses, breads, Welshcakes and barabrith to fresh vegetables and meats to make your own Cawl.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “Llanelli indoor market has all you need to celebrate St David’s Day and by shopping in the market you’re also supporting our great independent businesses. There’s lots going on not only in the market but also in the town to celebrate St David’s Day so it’s well worth a visit!”

Llanelli st davids day


Initiative for Market traders to learn Welsh

Help is at hand for traders in Llanelli Indoor market who want to learn Welsh to ensure they can hold a basic conversation with their customers.
The bilingual customer service workshops will be held in the market throughout the whole of March – starting from St David’s Day from 5-5.30pm in front of the Teapot Cafe area. This will be continuing every Tuesday throughout March.
The sessions are being held as part of a campaign led by Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli which aims to give the Welsh language a visible and prominent place within the town centre.
Siân Jones, Community Development Officer with Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli said: “There are many first language Welsh speakers and learners in Llanelli and we believe that it’s very important for them to be able to receive services in a language of their choice should they wish to.”
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins added: “I welcome this initiative by Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli and I’m sure there will be many traders who will take up this opportunity of learning Welsh not only for their own personal development but also to be able to converse with their customers in the preferred language of their choice.”
Trader David Webb of DEW Cosmetics said: “I am happy to have the opportunity to learn some basic Welsh. “It’s great that the classes have been timed to suit the traders’ schedule.”
By visiting the market throughout March you can also see some of the competition work submitted by local primary and secondary schools to create decorations displaying why they’d like to see the language feature prominently within the town.

 


Carmarthenshire markets have all you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Impress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers which are all available in Carmarthen and Llanelli indoor market to celebrate Valentine’s Day. From cards and flowers to perfume, paintings, clothing and jewellery there’s lots of different ideas to be found. If you’re preparing your loved one a delicious meal, why not visit the market where you can buy a choice of great local produce; from steaks to cheeses, speciality fish and seafood to delicious desserts. Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “There are some great products available to buy in the market to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and by doing so you’ll be supporting a local, independent business.” Carmarthen and Llanelli Indoor Markets are open Monday to Saturday.

 blodau elli valentines

 Valentines Slipped Discs

 Valentines DEW cosmetics


Llanelli market has all you need to celebrate the patron saint of Welsh lovers

Banish the January blues and show your love by celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day on Monday, January 25.
Impress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers which are all available in Llanelli indoor market to celebrate the patron saint of Welsh lovers.
From cards to flowers, perfume to jewellery there’s lots of different ideas to be found.
If you’re preparing your loved one a delicious meal, why not visit the market where you can buy a choice of great local produce; from steaks and cheeses to speciality fish and seafood.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “It’s great to see more people are celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day. There are some great products available to buy in the market, and by doing so you’ll be supporting a local, independent business.”
Llanelli Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday.

 st dwynwen llanelli


Shop vacancy

We currently have a unique shop vacancy in Llanelli Indoor Market.

Tenders are currently being taken for quarterly tenancy of the lock-up shop, which is located between the Elli shopping centre and the market hall.

The shop is 192 square feet.

View details here

We also have a stall vacancy within the market hall with a space of 349sq ft.

Closing date for both applications is noon, Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

For more information and viewings please contact the Market Managers Office on 01554 744255 or emailing markets@carmarthenshire.gov.uk


Theatre Performance

Theatre company SA15 will be singing songs from their upcoming production Children of Eden at Llanelli indoor market on Saturday (January 23).
The cast (aged between 4-11) will be performing in the area in front of the Teapot cafe between 10am-1pm. 
Children of Eden takes place at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli from February 4-6.
Tickets are £12 and are available from Carmarthenshire Theatres box office and website.

 SA15 performance