Dear Editor

Coleg Sir Gar, Ammanford Campus

Yet again the Amman Valley is to be left behind. We are always bottom of the pile with Carmarthenshire County Council, but where are our local councillors?

From Brynamman to Cross Hands, are they asleep on Zoom as these decisions are made, as they rarely attend County Hall in person?

Is the county council not aware that there are over 35,000 people resident within a five-mile radius of Ammanford town square, in an area encompassing Tycroes, Cross Hands, Gorslas, Penygroes, Llandybie and the Amman Valley up to Brynamman?

 One of the largest conurbations in west Wales. Ammanford Technical College, as it was once called, has played an important role in the personal development of thousands from this area.

These communities should come together to seek a replacement college, specifically targeted on the skills required in the 21st Century, thus securing the continuing need for qualified people in technical and craft areas. Big is not necessarily best.

I note there is no mention of the cost or financial support from the Senedd for the expansion of Pibwrlwyd.  Carmarthenshire County Council should publish the figures and its cost/benefit analysis for scrutiny.

The reference to flooding is also a deceptive veil, as how often has the college been flooded? Also, there has been extensive work, recently undertaken, to minimise the impact.

Perhaps the Guardian could organise a petition calling for a review by an independent panel? And arrange a public meeting, where these faceless bureaucrats can account for their actions and the public can put forward ideas for its future use.

Yours sincerely

T. Wyn Pryce


West Wales Business Initiative.