Towy Valley residents and councillors have hit out at the Welsh Government over the short notice given ahead of consultation meetings regarding Llandeilo bypass.

Public consultation events are being held this week to discuss the next steps towards a bypass in Llandeilo.

Llandeilo Town Council and Carmarthenshire County Council were only made aware of the consultation workshops on March 25 - just one week before the first meeting.

Residents now believe that the Welsh Government have given little notice so that “no one turns up to the events, so it looks like no one cares about the bypass”.

County Councillor for Llandeilo and Dyffryn Cennen, Edward Thomas, told The Guardian: “I am very disappointed that Capita acting on behalf of Welsh Government have given so little notice about these important consultations dates.

“It is important that all the people living in Llandeilo and Ffairfach have their say.

“I hope that Welsh Government will be better organised than the consultations in February 2018 when the staff working for the agents did not appreciate the geography of the area and the issues worrying residents.

“I am concerned that the high levels of Nitrogen Dioxide is damaging the health of the very young and the old.

“If you live in Llandeilo or Ffairfach, please come along - you are the ones effected by the traffic, the pollution and your views are needed by the civil servants of Welsh Government

“I hope the MP and AM will lend their support.”

In response, a Welsh Government representative said: “A small number of emails informing local authority councillors and resident groups have not reached their intended recipients.

“It is not our intention to have a lack of support at meetings, or a poor response, which would seem to suggest the bypass is not needed.

“We are publicising the meetings and the consultation via social media, newspaper advertisements and posters.

“Local business and all shops have been approached to display posters.

“We made the decision to consult over a number of days, including a Saturday to assist residents who work through the week, to maximise attendance.

“At the event, there will be an opportunity to discuss the proposals with representatives of the Welsh Government and Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure. Feedback forms will be available.

“The consultation will remain open for 30 days from the last meeting.”

The public fora will be held at Llandeilo Fawr Civic Hall on Tuesday, April 2 from 1pm until 5pm, Wednesday April 3 from 1.30 until 7.30pm and Saturday, April 6 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Further information can be accessed online via the Welsh Government Llandeilo Project Website,, where feedback forms will also be available.

The closing date for all responses is May 6 to