WHITLAND town councillors were amongst those that witnessed an historic meeting of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board yesterday.
For the first time in its history, Executive Board Members and senior officers held their meeting at Whitland Town Hall, as part of a new programme introduced by the Leader to take democracy in to the heart of Carmarthenshire communities.
The initiative aims to make the Executive Board more accessible to the public, and gives councillors, groups and organisations an opportunity to bring up local issues.
Amongst the subjects brought up by town councillors were bridleways and footpaths, road traffic calming and town centre car parking.
The area’s tourism potential was also discussed at length, with councillors hearing about grants and opportunities to collaborate with the county council to make the area more attractive for visitors.
Leader Cllr Kevin Madge said: “This was the latest in a number of Executive Board meetings that have been held in the community - we have already visited Kidwelly and Llandeilo, and there are plans to visit Burry Port and Llanelli in the near future.
“It was great to see so many people coming to observe our meeting, and it was great that Whitland councillors got so involved with the meeting that followed. We have already made efforts to pass on their comments regarding local issues, and we will ensure that these are followed up by officers in the coming weeks.”