A CLOSURE-THREATENED outdoor education centre at Pendine could be given a lifeline by being spared the axe in proposed county council budget cuts.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board has removed more than half a million pounds of proposed savings from the budget it has recommended to full council.

A number of proposals have been taken completely off the table, while others have been frozen or delayed for a year.

If approved by full council on February 20, it means council tax will increase by 4.89 per cent.

A better than expected budget settlement from Welsh Government helped the executive board set its draft revenue budget.

Many of the proposals taken out of the recommended budget are those most strongly objected to in a recent budget consultation.

A number of proposals have been deferred, including the closure of the Pendine Outdoor Education Centre.

Meanwhile, school meal prices and car parking fees have been frozen, and extra money has been put in to the budget for education and social care.