Staff from Jenkins Bakery created and donated a special party cake to the Big Llanelli Get Together event.
The cake was cut by Llanelli Town Mayor Cllr John Jones, Llanelli MP Nia Griffith and Llanelli AM Lee Waters at the event on Saturday, June 22.
Llanelli’s first Great Get Together street party was a massive success.
It even inspired Llanelli Town Mayor Cllr John Jones to lead a ‘conga’ dance through the town centre.
“It was a good old-fashioned street party and really brought the community together,” said Ymlaen Llanelli project manager Mandy Jenkins.
“There was a real buzz to Llanelli town centre and – although we haven’t had the footfall figures through yet – we anticipate they will show there were hundreds more in town.”
The event was organised by Ymlaen Llanelli, the team behind the
Llanelli Bid, Business Improvement District.
The Great Get Together was part of a series of similar events taking place across the UK inspired by the memory of Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen who was murdered in June 2016. And there’s more to come for Llanelli town centre. This Saturday will see the Llanelli 80s Festival, combined with Armed Forces Day!
On Saturday morning the town will be filled with service personnel past and present and their families gathering to watch the armed forces parade which will leave from Ffwrnes Theatre at 11am.
The parade will end in Spring Gardens, where there will be a drumhead service, a remembrance service and parade of standards.
For the rest of the day, Spring Gardens will be filled with military vehicles and activities for children and adults alike.
Many of the businesses in town are getting into the spirit of the day by offering discounts to servicemen and women in uniform.
The Llanelli Community Wind Band will start off the 80s Festival fun by playing some 80s classics from 12pm.
Mods and rockers will be roaring into town at 1pm in an impressive display of vehicles which will park up in front of the stage area on Vaughan Street.
Then, there will be live music from 2pm to 8pm with a collection of 80s tribute acts including the Nutty2Tones, Robert as George Michael and local bands The Wurlizers and Sunshine Cab playing 80s tunes.
In the evening, there are 80s themed events in most of the pubs and bars around town, including fancy dress competitions and live bands.
Following the very successful outdoor screening of Grease last month, there will be a big screen showing of the classic 80s movie Top Gun.