April 2024


Minutes of the meeting of Llansadwrn Community Council held via MS Teams on Wednesday 3rd April, 2024.

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Chairman: Councillor C. Powell
Councillors: C. Jones, T. Evans, L. Rowlands, W. Davies, H. Evans
County Councillor A. Davies (issue with the internet)

1. Apologies
Councillor L. Jones, Councillor J. Evans

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

3. Declarations of Interest
Llansadwrn Reading Room – Councillor T. Evans, L. Rowlands
Cornwallis – County Councillor A. Davies, Councillor L. Rowlands

4. Matters arising from the minutes:

4.2 Llansadwrn Reading Room
The Annual General Meeting would be held soon, the Accounts have been audited. The International Animation Festival were using Cinema Llansadwrn on the Saturday. The Reading Room did not have place to display the King’s Portrait. The D Day Flag had been ordered.

Brownhill Junction
A reply had been received from SWTRA and they had agreed to a site meeting. This was discussed as to who was available and also convenient times. It was agreed that once a time and date was received the Clerk to inform everyone and whoever was available to attend.

8 (1) Llansadwrn Play Area
Nothing to report.

8 (iii) Web Site
Nothing to report.

8 Highway Issues
It was reported that the problem with pot holes was getting worse, especially since the Cwmerchon was closed and heavy traffic was ruining the roads in the village. Complaints had also been received regarding the poor signage.

Red Telephone Kiosk
No further progress, local consultations as to the best way to take the project forward.

8 (3) Volunteers in the Community
Nothing further to report.

8 (7) Kings Portrait
It was agreed not to request a copy.

5. Correspondence
(1) Local Community Enterprise meeting
(2) Focus on youth – Carmarthenshire County Council
(3) One Voice Wales training dates
(4) Green Gen Tywi – New date of meeting
(5) Carmarthenshire County Council update
(6) Welsh Blood service
(7) Carmarthenshire County Council – Public Path order
(8) Public meeting – future of the Countryside
(9) A482 Temporary road closure
(10) One Voice Wales – yearly updates

6. Reports

(a) Report from County Councillor
No internet

(b) Report from Cornwallis Liaison
An open day had been organised and it was well attended with approximately 40 people present. Bro Myrddin Housing were showing an interest in affordable housing and a meeting was being organised for the end of April. The priority was to get work done on the house, surveys have already been carried out. Value and Planning are next and hopefully we can move forward.

7. Finance

(a) Payments
Carmarthenshire County Council (footway charges) – £1,027.90
Mr Flag (D Day) – £36.80
Clerks Wages/Expenses – £572.10
HMRC – £122.00
One Voice Wales membership – £92.00

(b) Donations
No requests received.

(a) Signing quarterly income and expenditure reports/bank statements
These to be signed at the May meeting

(b) Budget 2024/2025
Updated at the September meeting.

IRP payments
These to be distributed at the AGM

Bank Signature
Councillor C. Powell had not completed the necessary paperwork.

Online banking
Further information had been received from the Wales Audit Office and this would be discussed at the next meeting

8. Any other business

(5) Green Gen Cymru
Invitations had been sent to everyone to join an on-line webinar. Compulsory purchase was discussed, which the Community Council found unacceptable. No one was allowed to speak at the Webinar. They stated that there were no funds for carrying the work underground, everyone should make their voices heard and respond to the consultation.

(6) Llansadwrn Big Lunch
A marquee for the big lunch was discussed briefly.

9. Date of next meeting
The next meeting of the Community Council would be held at the Reading Room, Llansadwrn at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 1st May, 2024. The Annual General Meeting followed by the ordinary meeting.