COUNCIL officers are ‘looking at options' to address a caravan that has been abandoned in the Amman Valley for more than three years.

Recently, the South Wales Guardian reported that there were concerns about a caravan that was abandoned in Penyrallt, Garnant, with county councillor Kevin Madge stating it was an ‘accident waiting to happen.’

He said he had reported it to the council a number of times and in February 2022 an enforcement notice had been issued to the owner – who is believed to be from Swansea.

The enforcement notice meant that the caravan was to be moved within 28 days, but more than a year later, it remains in the same place.

Cllr Madge told us that the residents have ‘had a gutsful’ of it and that there are concerns as it has been vandalised a number of times and could lead to an accident as it is near a children’s play area.

“All I have had from the council is they tried to get more information,” said Cllr Madge. “I keep sending emails and getting responses saying they are getting more information.”

The South Wales Guardian contacted Carmarthenshire County Council on May 25 and a response was received on June 26 which said that the council is looking at options.

Cllr Ann Davies, cabinet lead for rural affairs and planning policy at Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “The local authority is looking at the availability of potential options to seek to address the issue raised.”