May 2023


Minutes of the meeting of Llansadwrn Community Council held at the Reading Room, Llansadwrn on Wednesday 3rd May, 2023

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

The newly elected chairman thanked Councillor Christine Jones for her work as chairman.

1. Apologies
Councillor T. Evans

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

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

4. Matters arising from the minutes:

4.2 Llansadwrn Reading Room
The Annual General Meeting would be held in June. Confirmation had been received from Carmarthenshire County Council advising that they would be exempt from Rates for 2023/2024.

Brownhill Junction
Nothing to report.

8 (1) Llansadwrn Play Area
As reported previously the Play Area was not been inspected, but individual Councillors would visit the Play Area. It was reported that a large number of trees had been planted around the Play Area, the Clerk to contacted Carmarthenshire County Council regarding permission.

8 (iii) Web Site
Three quotes were required and the Clerk had contacted one company for advice, following a discussion it was agreed that the Clerk contacts Ms Lyndsay Maiden.

8 (5) Memorial steps
The Clerk had contacted the person dealing with Listed Buildings and also the planning department of Carmarthenshire County Council and the following reply had been received:
Further to James’ communication below, I can also confirm that the proposed development does not benefit from permitted development rights and will also require Full Planning Permission and therefore it is advised to submit a Full and Listed Building Consent application with the relevant application form attached which needs to be supported by the relevant Existing and Proposed Plans, Location Plan, Block Plan and supplementary details.
A copy of this email had been forwarded to every member.

8 (12) Community Field grass cutting contract
The notice had been placed in Post Datum.

8 (12) CCC – Review of Community Councils
Copies of the email from Carmarthenshire County Council had been sent to every member.

8 (14) Biodiversity Report
On going.

8 (a) Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden
It was agreed to remove this from the Agenda, but would be re-instated after the Committee hold their next meeting.

Red Telephone Kiosk consultation
To be discussed at the September meeting.

8 (3) Community Field Furniture
To be discussed at the September meeting.

5. Correspondence
(1) CCC – Don’t mow in May
(2) CCC latest news
(3) Hywel Dda – additional meeting dates
(4) CCC – St. Davids Cathedral service
(5) Green GEN consultation
(6) OVW – Communications Officer
(7) OVW – new Standing Orders were being prepared

6. Reports

(a) Report from County Councillor
(i) LDP consultation – closing date had now passed
(ii) Code of Conduct training
(iii) Llandovery Eisteddfod meeting had been held on 9th May
(iv) The last bank to close, Barclays, in Llandeilo
(v) Park and Ride from Nantyci to Glangwili was coming to an end 16th June, 2023
(vi) Anyone not received a Black Recycling Box to contact the County Councillor

7. Finance

(a) Payments
Absolute Marquees – £900.00
H B Enoch & Owen (PAYE) – £56.10
Lluest Horse and Pony Trust – £50.00 (Chairman’s Allowance)

(b) Donations
No requests received.

Audit 2022/2023
This has been completed and signed by the internal auditor.

(a) Signing quarterly income and expenditure reports/bank statements
These to be signed at the end of the next quarter.

(b) Budgets – 2023/2024
The budget to be updated at the September meeting.

8. Any other business

8 (15) Code of Conduct Training
Training dates had been received from Carmarthenshire County Council:
12/06/2023 – 2 pm and 24/07/2023 – 6 pm, or recording sessions are going to be made available to all councils. It was discussed and agreed to ask for a copy of the recording session.

9. Date of next meeting/venue of future meetings
It was discussed and agreed that all future meetings would be held via MS Teams. The date of the next meeting is Wednesday 7th June, 2023.