April 2021


Minutes of the MS Teams meeting of Llansadwrn Community Council held on Wednesday 7th April, 2021.

Chairman: Councillor C. Powell
Councillors: C. Jones, C. Eady, L. Jones
County Councillor A. Davies

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

1. Apologies
Councillor J. Evans. Councillor T. Evans, Councillor C. Hudson

2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising that were not included on the Agenda
Minutes accepted as correct.

3. Declaration of Interest
County Councillor A. Davies – Cornwallis
Councillor C. Eady – Planning Application

4. Matters arising from the minutes:

4.2 Llansadwrn Reading Room
No meetings held. Carmarthenshire County Council had sent a form to complete in order that the Reading Room is exempt from paying Rates.

The installation of the Defibrillator was continuing to be a problem. The Clerk advised that there are professional people available from the Welsh Air Ambulance to assist with any issues. The Clerk to contact the British Heart Foundation for advice.

8 (c) Speed Restrictions
Nothing to report.

Brownhill Junction
Nothing to report.

8 (1) Llansadwrn Play Area
There were no further issues reported regarding the vermin.

8 (iii) Web Site
Nothing to report.

8 (ii) Highway Issues
Nothing to report.

8 (a) Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden
In her absence Councillor T. Evans had sent the following report:
Councillor T. Evans had spoken with Charles, who had been checking the Gardd regularly:
The grass had been cut. The hedge has also been cut with the exception of the bottom hedge which is mostly trees. Cuttings have been collected into eco piles – on the Maesporth side. Once rules allow, they will be collected and recycled as soon as possible (this could be the first task when we can meet outside as a group)
The Plant Sale last year had raised £65.00 – all proceeds to the Garden (Reading Room agreed as they had received a grant). Insurance cover renewed for another year from Mid-March. The Garden may contribute to the NHS day in July (to be discussed when meetings resumed).

The oak sapling was ready to be planted near the Community Garden, Councillor L. Rowlands agreed to meet Graham Craig.

8 (d) Light for Community Field
Nothing to report.

Newly installed LED lights
Site meeting to be arranged when restrictions are lifted.

8 (ii) NHS Day 5th July, 2021
Councillor T. Evans had sent the following report:
Cliff, Sextons offered to help with sound and suggested contact the Carmarthenshire County Council licensing officer, they spoken to Mr Andrew Reese who stated that no licence was required if no tickets were sold involving bands, etc. Public Liability and disclaimer might be required could the Community Council assist, it was discussed and agreed that the group involved have their own Public Liability. The Community Council would cover any costs involved.

5. Correspondence
A request had been received from Lyndsey Maiden regarding the selling of cooked food regularly on the Community Field throughout the summer and possibly autumn. It would sold from a mobile trailer, a few hours at the time not a permanent structure. The Clerk had contacted Carmarthenshire County Council and they confirmed that “The use of any land for any purpose for not more than 28 days in total in any calendar year and it is considered that the pop up takeaway cant possibly fall within the definition of a market, but I do not believe that 1 pop up takeaway constitutes a market. Although I have relayed the aforementioned, I would advise contacting CCC Public Protection Section to establish if a licence is required from them for the proposal”. This was discussed and agreed to give permission for this venture
(a) Carmarthenshire County Council – Planning Consultation PL/01388 – Erection of a pod in the residential garden of holiday let – Y Wern, Heol y Gelli, Llansadwrn.
It was agreed to send the following comment:
Llansadwrn Community Council would like to draw your attention to the danger that would be involved with the granting permission for the above, the access on to the main road, vision is very poor with the considerable increase in traffic. The ‘pod’ has accommodation for 6 people.
(b) Carmarthenshire County Council – Planning Consultation PL/01518 – Alterations and single storey extension – Lle yr Enfys, Llansadwrn
(c) Electoral Newsletter
(d) Key provision of local Government Elections (Wales) Oct. 2021
(e) Joint SLCC and OVW conference
(f) Digital Connectivity Survey
(g) Compulsory Purchase policy
(h) WAG – meetings must be held remotely, changes made to documents are accessed
(the above sent by email)
(i) Power to Trade – local authority
(j) Latest news CCC
(k) Scam awareness
(l) Diabetes Centre Morriston – thank you for donation
(m) Chairman Carmarthenshire County Council – thank you for donation
6. Reports

(a) Report from County Councillor
(1) Glass collections – kerb side collections sometime in the future
(2) Some residents in the area did not get their rubbish collected due to staff holidays
(3) Election 6th May, 16 and 17 year olds should register to vote

(b) Report from Cornwallis Liaison
No meetings held.

7. Payments and Donations

Clerks Wages – £358.00
HMRC – £68.00

(a) Signing quarterly income and expenditure reports/bank statements

(b) Budgets 2021/2022
On going

(d) Bank signature
Nothing to report.

Audit report
Audit 2021/2022
Wales Audit Office informed Community Councils that they have decided to defer the introduction of the new audit arrangements for one year. This is due to none receipt of every Audit of Accounts for 2020/2021 and this year has been a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sector has been particularly had hit.

Wales Audit Office has appointed Monday 20 September, 2021 as the date for the exercise of electors’ rights to ask questions and make objections at audit.

Annual Return must be certified by the RFO and approved by the Council, by 30 June, 2021.

By 6 August, 2021 the enclosed audit notice must be placed on a noticeboard and on the area website for a minimum of 14 days and after the 14 calendar days referred as above, make the appropriate arrangement for the public to inspect the accounts and supporting documents for a total of 20 working days to be completed by 17 September, 2021.

8. Any other business

9. Date of next meeting
The next virtual meeting would be held on Wednesday 5th May, 2021 at 7.30 p.m. The Clerk to send everyone a link at 7. 20 p.m.

April Minutes 2021