January 2022 minutes


Minutes of the meeting of Llansadwrn Community Council held via MS Teams on Wednesday 5th January, 2022

Chairman: Councillor C. Powell
Councillors: C. Jones, T. Evans
County Councillor A. Davies

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and wished all a Happy New Year.

1. Apologies
Councillor C. Eady, Councillor L. Jones, Councillor L. Rowlands, 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
Councillor T. Evans – Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn, Reading Room
County Councillor A. Davies – Cornwallis

4. Matters arising from the minutes:

4.2 Llansadwrn Reading Room
Nothing to report.

Brownhill Junction
Nothing pending.

8 (1) Llansadwrn Play Area
Nothing to report.

8 (iii) Web Site
Nothing to report.

8 (2) Highway Issues
The County Councillor had reported the pot holes in the area. Unfortunately more had appeared, it was a very bad patch of road.

Highway closures
A lengthy discussion followed regarding the number of road closures that had been requested in the area, and some of them occurring at the same time by Open Reach, utility companies, etc. The School Bus, Service Buses, private transport, etc. had been unable to reach the village of Llansadwrn. The County Councillor confirmed that it is legal for a road to be blocked for 20 minutes, there must be an easier way of communicating this information to schools, public transport, etc. The Clerk was asked to write to SWTRA and the Highways Department appealing to them to consider each Road Closure individually to ensure everyone had the updated information. Also, ensure that at least one of the roads’ was accessible to the village.

Fallen trees on Road
A tree had blown down during the recent bad weather by the 30 m.p.h. Brownhill, the tree trunk had been cleared but the branches remain on the road/passing bay. The Clerk to contact Carmarthenshire County Council.

8 (a) Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Council
No meetings held due to COVID restrictions.

8 (d) Light for the Community Field
No site meeting date had been received from Carmarthenshire County Council.

Newly installed LED lights
A site meeting to be arranged.

Community Field furniture
This to be discussed later in the year, possibly after the Annual General Meeting.

8 (e) Red Telephone kiosk
This to be discussed at the next face to face meeting.

5. Correspondence
(i) Resurfacing work at Brownhill
(ii) Western Power – Fuel Poverty Fund
(iii) Lottery – Jubilee funding
(iv) Community Woodlands
(v) Seasonal Decorations form
(vi) Post covid – £50k to help recovery
(vii) Carmarthenshire Connected communities
(viii) One Voice Wales defibrillator manager
(ix) Unpaid carers grant
(x) WAG – Community council consultation report
(xi) WAG – Power of competence – qualifications for Clerks
(xii) CCC – latest news
Above sent by email
Queen’s Jubilee
Carmarthenshire Forum Meeting 26th January, 2022
Election Draft report
(1) Carmarthenshire County Council – planning consultation PL/03220 – replacement dwelling – Maesrhiw, Llansadwrn
(2) Carmarthenshire County Council – planning consultation PL/03224 – variation of condition 2 – Land to the rear of Heddfryn
No comments/issues were received on behalf of the Community Council.

6. Reports

(a) Report from County Councillor
(1) Waste collection – due to pressure any rubbish not collect on the correct day, will be collected the following day,
(2) Delta Well Being number – 0300 333 2222
(3) Anyone bring along a Christmas Tree to be recycled will be given a free bag of Merlin Magic Compost.

(b) Report from Cornwallis Liaison
Absent from the meeting.

7. Payments and Donations

Colin Darman – £750.00
HMRC – £62.00
Clerks Wages (includes translation £60.00, Postage £30.00, Phone/broadband £36.00, Printer Ink £20.00)

Money received
A precept payment of £2,000.00 had been received in December.

The annual Wayleave payment from Western Power – £58.45 had been received.

A financial and budget report had been prepared and it was agreed that the precept would remain at £6,000.00. It was agreed not to increase the precept to cover the payment of furniture for the Community Field, but it would be discussed later in the year.

(a) Signing quarterly income and expenditure reports/Bank statements
These to be signed at the next face to face meeting.

(b) Budgets – 2022/2023
A budget report had already been prepared and this would be discussed again at the September meeting.

8. Any other business

9. Date of next meeting
The next meeting would be held on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022