The town of Llanelli with a population of some 35,000 people is situated in the South Eastern corner of Carmarthenshire in South West Wales. It lies some twelve miles west of the City of Swansea and the Town Council's administration area covers approximately 2070 acres. Llanelli is a coastal town where the Welsh language is still widely spoken. It has a long association with the tinplate, steel, and coal mining industries, and is the home of the world-famous Llanelli Scarlets, one of Wales’ four regional rugby teams.
Llanelli is currently being transformed as it benefits from £60 million regeneration programme.
Five major projects are being developed which will showcase a wide range of arts, entertainment, leisure and business opportunities. These include a new theatre, arts and social enterprise complex call Y Ffwrnes, the refurbishments of Llanelly House and Llanelli Library, a new leisure, office and retail development called East Gate, with additional extensive new town centre improvements in Vaughan Street and Stepney Street including canopies and lighting.