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Outraged resident vows to stop beach festival being held
A Burry Port resident has pledged to do whatever it takes to stop Beach Break Live — even if it means going to the European Court of Human Rights.

The music festival, which will bring around 18,000 students to Pembrey Country Park in June, has been given the go-ahead by Carmarthenshire Council, despite pleas from objectors.

One fierce critic of the idea, Steve Hicks, said he was outraged at the decision, and would be trying to make sure the music festival was ground to a halt.

He described the licensing hearing as a farce and said: "There was a residents' meeting on Tuesday morning and they are absolutely disgusted with the outcome," he said.
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Fear of disaster at fest
Protesters fear Beach Break Live will be a "disaster", and were keen to make their views known during the licensing hearing.

Burry Port councillor Stephen James said: "In my 10 years as a member of the community council I have never seen such strong reaction overwhelmingly against an event and the application. This will be nothing short of a disaster. Surely the community voice counts for something?"

One of his main concerns is that drugs paraphernalia and glass will be left behind.

"It is then reasonable that children using the park will find something and could be seriously injured or even killed," he said.
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Move sparks switch call
A Burry Port councillor has declared war on HSBC after it decided to pull the plug on its branch in the town.

She is calling on residents to switch to the town's remaining bank.

Speaking at the latest town council meeting, Pat Jones said that as HSBC bosses had not considered the effects the closure would have on people in the town, people should transfer their cash to Lloyds.

Councillor Jones was also annoyed that branch bosses had refused to meet town councillors to discuss the issue and said the decision to shut on June 25 was final.
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Big win for new players
Young Burry Port footballers put their best feet forward to win their very first match.

The town's under-nines team beat Pontarddulais 3-2 on home turf at the memorial hall.

Goal scorers for Burry Port were Taran Galbraith, who scored one, and Morgan Davies, who scored two.

Coach Andrew Williams said: "It was a fantastic game to watch.
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Lifeboat rescues 4 from tide!
On Saturday 27 March 2010 at 2pm the volunteer crew at the RNLI's lifeboat station at Burry Port launched to assist a family of four cut off by the incoming tide on Burry Holmes.

The family who were visiting the area from London had walked on to Burry Holmes when it was possible to cross the causeway without getting their feet wet. When it was time to return to the beach they found the causeway had been covered by the incoming tide. They called Swansea Coastguards using their mobile phone who then requested the launch of Burry Port lifeboat.

Due to the sea conditions and the ages of the children it was necessary to bring the family back to the beach one adult and one child at the time. Due to the waves and the swell on Burry Holmes it was necessary to leave a crewmember on the Holmes to assist them into the boat.

The family was transferred on to Rhossili Beach and into the care of a Coastguard unit from Rhossili.

The lifeboat was crewed by: - Gary Morgan, Julian Aston and Dave Taylor.
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Go Ape @ Pembrey!
This course is new for 2010 and will open on 27th March.

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’.

That means they build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the country’s best zip lines.

They then kit people out with harnesses, pulleys and karabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)

The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.

Built on the site of a munitions factory, this course incorporates brick tunnels that you can walk through - apart from those that we've made into bat habitats of course!
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