FOUR councillors have quit Ammanford Town Council in a shock move amid accusations that members have been deliberately blocking business designed to improve the town.

Former mayors Wendi Mills-Lowe, Carol Cadman and Paula Treharne-Hanbury, along with fellow Labour councillor Marie Griffiths, walked out on the council in “anger and frustration”, claiming Plaid Cymru members had been “playing party politics” instead of seeking to work for the benefit the town.

Mrs Mills-Lowe said: “The behaviour of some of the councillors has been really bad over the past few years. We could not get any council business done and it has been like this for a very long time.

“There are some councillors on there that are absolutely fantastic and will do anything to help but there are a core of a few who are quite set in their ways and refuse to do anything if it is an idea from Labour. They will put a stop on anything.

“At the end of the day I was trying to do my best for Ammanford because I love it and I want to see it grow.

“I was on the council for three years, but what really makes me sad is Carol and Paula feeling they had to step down. They had more than 30 years between them on the council. It does make me angry.”

A spokesman for the town council said: “Ammanford Town Council endeavours to uphold standards.

“We always ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to.”