Minutes September 2019


Minutes of the meeting of Llansadwrn Community Council held at the Reading Room Llansadwrn on Wednesday 4th September, 2019

Chairman: Councillor C. Powell
Councillors: C. Hudson, T. Evans, J. Couch, C. M. Jones, J. Evans, L. Jones
County Councillor A. Davies

1. Apologies
Councillor M. Davies

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

3. Declaration of Interest
Councillor J. Couch and Councillor T. Evans – (8a) Community Garden

4. Matters arising from the minutes

4.2 Llansadwrn Reading Room
A reply was received regarding the issues raised regarding the Solar Panels. Following a discussion it was agreed that the Community Council appreciate and support issues regarding improving the environment, but unfortunately it was agreed not to have Solar Panels placed on the roof of the Reading room. The building was old, and the amount of electricity used by the Reading Room unfortunately does not justify Solar Panels.

Whilst writing it was agreed to enquire again when the “Footpaths Map” would be placed back on the wall of the Reading Room.

8 (c) Speed Restrictions
Nothing to report.

Brownhill Junction
A meeting had been arranged during the month of August, but unfortunately due to a misunderstanding no site meeting had been held.

8 (1) Llansadwrn Play Area
The Play Area was due for inspection and it would be carried out within the next 8/10 weeks.

8 (iii) Web Site
This was ongoing.

No reply had been received from Williams Brownhill CIO regarding funding, the Clerk to write and enquire if we had been successful.

8 (2) Highway Issues
Nothing to report.

8 (a) Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden
Six temporary hazel pyramid frames were erected in positions where future fruit trees are to be planted in order to provide a visual idea of how the site will develop over time. Local school children who attend the after school club in the vestry planted a variety of annual flowers and vegetables under the pyramids. A vegetation cut of the Garden was undertaken in early August and more volunteers were trained in the proper and safe use of the wheeled strimmer. As before a strip along the fence line and around the gateway falling inside the community field was also cut. In order not to accumulate a large volume of compost on site the grass cut was removed and taken to an official recycling centre.

For the Big Lunch and Llansadwrn Show laminated A4 information sheets about GGLIGG were displayed on the site gate. To provide an amenity to visitors a simple grass maze was cut in the central area of the garden. GGLIGG is grateful to Llansadwrn Church for the loan of its lawnmower which enable this to be done.

Two members attended Funding Workshops facilitated by the Lottery Fund and Carmarthenshire Volunteers Group (CAVs).

The Clerk had received a copy of an Allotment Lease from Carmarthenshire County Council and this had been altered to suit the Community Garden. Copies had been sent out with the minutes this was discussed and minor alterations were agreed before sending a copy to Llys Cennen.

8 (b) Road to the new development – Heddfryn
Nothing further to report.

8 (d) Entrance to Community Field
The work had now been carried out, the Show Committee to pay 50% if the Invoice..

Light for Community Field
It was agreed that we would return to the original proposal and ask for the cost of a new light for the Community Field with possibly a timer in place.

5. Correspondence
(a) Carmarthenshire County Council – planning consultation £/39097 – Heddfryn
(b) Carmarthenshire County Council – Public Path Diversion Proposal – Talley area
(c) Carmarthenshire County Council – Polling Stations recruitment campaign
The above had been sent to members during the month of August.
(d) Carmarthenshire County Council – “adopt a kiosk” – Square and Compass Llangadog
(e) Shelter Cymru – thank you for donation
(f) Mayor of Carmarthen – World Peace Day by the United Nations – 21st September.
(g) Police and Crime Commissions Annual report, questionnaire
(h) Age Friendly newsletter
(i) Carmarthenshire County Council – Hard copy of Code of Conduct presentation
(j) Noah’s Ark – Appeal and Newsletter.
(k) Carmarthenshire County Council – Electoral arrangements recommendations
(l) Carmarthenshire County Council – Tourism Association membership
(m) Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales – final recommendations

6. Reports
(i) Fly Tipping was getting a major problem
(ii) Llandovery Urdd Eisteddfod – Public Meeting arranged for Wednesday 10th September, 2019 at 7.30 p.m. at the Reading Room.

7. Payments
Wales Audit Office – £182.75 (fees for 2018/2019 audit)


A precept payment for the August quarter had been received – £2,000.00.

Financial Regulations
One Voice Wales had produced a Model Financial Regulations 2019 for Wales, this was discussed and accepted.

(a) Signing quarterly income and expenditure reports/bank statements
(To be signed at the October meeting)

(b) Budgets – 2019/2020
Updated by the November meeting.

(d) Bank Signatures
The Clerk had not had an opportunity to call at NatWest Carmarthen.

8. Any other business

8 (iv) Planning Application – Community Garden
It had been agreed that a planning application to be sent to Carmarthenshire County Council. Copy of planning information to be sent to the Clerk for signature.

8 (v) Funding meeting – Jonathan Edwards
Councillor T. Evans gave a report regarding the funding meeting. It had been very informative and worthwhile meeting, with information given regarding Carmarthenshire Volunteers Group, Lottery Funding, etc.

9. Date of next meeting
The next meeting to be held on Wednesday 2nd October, 2019