Vicarage and school up for sale
LAUGHARNE'S Vicarage and Old School are to be put up for sale.
But community members say they are unhappy with the news, claiming there has been "no communication" with the people in the area.
David Harmond-Williams, spokesman for the Diocese of St David's, confirmed that "wheels are in motion", but that the buildings are not yet on the market.
He said: "It's not up for sale as we speak, but I believe that is the intention.
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"We're looking at how to put it on the market and with whom."
He said a "legal dispute" in the area over a potential sale, had now been resolved
But businessman, Charles Mitchell, whose shop is opposite the Old School, claimed he had tried to set up meetings with the lawyers for the diocese to discuss plans to use the building for the community.
"With regard to the Old School in Laugharne, this is at the centre of the township and is an integral part of Laugharne," he said.
"Many representations have been made to the board to request a discussion regarding saving the building for the community.
"No reply has been received other than that they will sell the building.
"Their legal representative has been made aware that 2014 is the centenary of Dylan Thomas and his daughter went to the Old School, and that would be a good venue for these national celebrations that have been funded by the Welsh Assembly — which hopefully Laugharne will play a major role in."
He added that the Old School could also be used to house a pre-school, for which there was no room at the current school site.
"We also need a venue for the Laugharne weekend," he added.
"Last year we struggled with venues, we could do with it," he said.
He added that until diocese representatives would talk to him, he was unable to get funding for the plans.
"I am not going to waste my money setting it up, until they talk to me," he said.
The last vicar left the township in April, and no resident vicar has come to the area since.