YOU’VE met Emlyn Bach, now let us introduce you to Mair Fach – deputy leader of our new shadow executive board!

Mair Fach – eight year old Hâf Jones of Ferryside – has met the real Cllr Mair Stephens to talk apprenticeships, and the opportunities the council has for everyone regardless of their gender.

Cllr Stephens and Mair Fach met in Carmarthen, where they saw one of the council’s apprentices at work on highway maintenance.

Cllr Stephens explained that apprenticeships can be a great way in to work for people who want an alternative to university study, and that regardless of gender stereotypes women and girls can go for any opportunities.

She explained how she hoped her background in engineering would inspire others to follow her path.

Mair Fach is one of 10 children on Carmarthenshire’s Mini Executive Board, set up to help give people a better understanding of the council’s five year plan ‘Moving Forward in Carmarthenshire’ which outlines almost 100 priority projects, schemes or services.

Each project invests in a key area to improve the economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being of the county.

“This project is a lot of fun, but has a significant meaning,” said Leader of the council, Cllr Emlyn Dole.

“We want to deliver improvements for Carmarthenshire that will ensure our future generations, such as our 10 mini’s, have good employment opportunities, supportive communities and great places to enjoy at their leisure as they grow into adulthood and have families of their own.”

Each of the mini’s were chosen by the real Executive Board Members from their own areas.

They are:

· Emlyn Bach – Lewis Thomas, from Llannon

· Mair Fach – Hâf Jones, from Ferryside

· Dai Bach – Ryan Williams, from Glanamman

· Jane Fach – Nicole Rugg, from Pendine

· Linda Fach – Alwena Owen, from Llanybydder

· Hazel Fach – Emilia May Fillmore, from Newcastle

· Peter Bach – Gethin Williams, from Llangunnor

· Philip Bach – Llyr Davies, from St Clears

· Cefin Bach – Ifan Davies, from Dryslwyn

· Glynog Bach – Gruffydd Rees, from Brynaman

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