THREE motions on a range of issues were passed last night by a coalition of Independents, Conservative, and Plaid Cymru councillors.

Cllr Siôn Davies, the only Conservative member of the council, proposed all three motions.

The first motion (seconded by Cllr Chris Griffiths) challenged the Labour Welsh Assembly Government’s support for giving prisoners the right to vote despite “no mention of such reforms in their manifesto.”

The motion passed, with Labour members of the council abstaining.

The remaining motions were more environmentally focused, with one advocating imposing stricter fines for fly-tippers and an increased presence of enforcement officers at fly-tipping hotspots. The motion passed unanimously.

The final motion (seconded by Cllr Sara Griffiths) proposed the boycotting of single-use plastics, as well as encouraging plastic free initiatives and improving recycling routes. This motion also passed unanimously.

Cllr Davies said: “Ditching single-use plastics is a good step in the right direction and sets a strong example to other town and community councils.

“Adopting a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping will hopefully make a real difference to our communities in Llanelli who shouldn’t have to put up with waste and rubbish dumped in their communities.”

Last night’s agenda can be found here.

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