We have a few updates regarding the coronavirus outbreak and its affects on town centre businesses and our events.

Upcoming events
With great regret, we are postponing our Cartoon Capers Returns event on Wednesday 8th April.

We are living through uncertain and unprecedented times and things are changing quickly. We have rescheduled the event for Wednesday 22nd July in the hope that the situation is improved by then. We will, of course, have to make a decision closer to the date.

We are also postponing our VE-Day 75 Street Party, which was due to take place on Saturday 9th May. The event, alongside the Llanelli Veterans' Society's service of remembrance, will now be taking place on Saturday 15th August to coincide with VJ-Day. Again, this will also depend on how the situation develops over the coming months.

The Great Llanelli Get Together on Saturday 7th June is also postponed and we are currently awaiting a new date from the #MoreInCommon campaign which should be provisionally confirmed in the coming weeks.

These are difficult times for all of us but particularly for our town centre businesses who are now facing huge uncertainty over the next few months. Please support them as much as you can in the weeks ahead. We will get through it together and our town centre will come back stronger than ever.

Please bear with us as we make decisions regarding our other future events; we will update you in due course. Thank you for your continued support.

Welsh Government Support
The Welsh Government has announced emergency support for businesses affected by the coronavirus:

  • Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will receive 100% business rate relief.
  • Pubs with a rateable value of between £51,000 and £100,000 will receive a £5,000 reduction on their bill.
  • Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a rateable value between £12,001-£51,000 are to be offered a £25,000 grant.
  • Those eligible for Small Business Rates Relief with a rateable value of £12,000 or less are to be offered a £10,000 grant.

Further updates will be available on this Welsh Government page.

If you own a business in the BID area you can contact Ymlaen Llanelli to discuss concerns. We are working to find ways to support local businesses in such difficult times.