The plans to extend the supply of mains gas into Upper Brynaman have been welcomed by local Plaid county councillor, Helen Wyn. Carmarthenshire County Council have agreed to support a scheme which will not only extend the gas main into the area, but will also include an energy efficiency programme for the area.
Cllr Wyn said, "People in the area have to date been limited in their choice of fuel to oil and solid fuel, both of which are less convenient and frequently more expensive than gas. A scheme which not only brings mains gas into the area, but also helps people to make the most efficient use of energy will be a huge step forward in terms of providing affordable heating to the community. Fuel poverty - where people spend more than 10% of their income on fuel - is a real issue for many, and I am delighted that there is a serious proposal to start to tackle the issue.
“It is important though that we do not stop at Upper Brynaman. There are other areas in my ward which would also like to have the benefit of mains gas, and I will do whatever I can to ensure that further improvements are made to the network."