Worries laid to rest on centre closure
FEARS about the closure of an education centre in Glanaman are being put to rest.
Carmarthenshire Council leader Kevin Madge said he wanted to reassure residents that there were no plans to close the Glanaman Further Education Centre following numerous phone calls from people concerned about the rumours.
The centre is currently owned by the county council and is run by its education department, which is looking for partners to help run the facility.
Mr Madge said: "There is no planned closure.
"At this stage they are looking at options. It is still early days.
"There is no closure next week or even next month like some people seem to think."
He said there was a budget for the centre until the end of this financial year in April 2014.
The centre currently hosts youth clubs twice a week, OAP meetings and a range of classes.
Mr Madge said: "A lot of organisations use the centre. It is a vital facility for the community.
"It is important that we keep the services that are there and find ways to improve and add even more services to the centre.
"I've been involved with the centre for over 40 years, so I know how vital it is."
Mr Madge said the county council had been in contact with Cwmaman Town Council and Bro Dinefwr about forming a partnership to keep the centre alive.
"We are going to look outside the box and seeing what works for the centre," he said.
"I want to reassure people that it is not a closure plan we are looking at the options to keep the services at the centre going.
"We are looking for support to run the centre."
He added: "There is no closure on the horizon.