Minutes – Tuesday, 19th May 2015

CYNGOR CYMDEITHAS LLANGATHEN / LLANGATHEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting of Llangathen Community Council held on Tuesday, 19th May 2015 at The Reading Room, Court Henry.

Present: Cllrs. C. Moses (chair),  E.Morgan,  M. Wynne, S. Collins and H. James.

In attendance were County C. Campbell and  Mrs M.Rees (clerk).

14/76  APOLOGIES

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. M. Williams, G. Davies and L. Hughes.

14/77  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

14/78 MINUTES

It was proposed by Cllr. M. Wynne and seconded by Cllr. S. Collins that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 17th March 2015 be accepted as a correct record of proceedings.

14/79  MATTERS ARISING

Min 14/70 (1) STABLE BLOCK IN FIELD NEAR RHYD YR AFON / GLANDDU, BROAD OAK

Correspondence had been received from Llyr Evans Planning Ltd, in response to the council’s letter to CCC Planning Department.  This was duly noted by members.  It had also been noted that the CCC website indicated that planning application E / 31647 had been refused.

Min 14/70 (2) A40 DRYSLWYN SQUARE, DRYSLWYN

A letter had been received from Edwina Hart, Welsh Government, stating that road safety work will be carried out at the above location, including signing improvements to encourage appropriate speeds.  Re-painting hatch markings will be undertaken if funding should become available.

Min 14/70 (4) AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS, LAN FARM, BROAD OAK

Following correspondence received from Mr Kevin Jones and Rosie Carmichael of CCC, the clerk was requested to reply to both noting members concerns regarding the lack of remedial work following the enforcement orders that were issued to the owner of Lan Farm in 2013 and 2014.  The clerk to request clarification as to whether the removal of hedgerows would normally require planning permission and to seek confirmation that the enforcement orders will be complied with.

14/71 CORRESPONDENCE

The following items of correspondence were presented to council and duly discussed/noted:

1.  CCC – Freedom of Information Act – Request for Information –  the clerk replied to this request, noting the following:

Number of declarations of interest 01/04/12 – 31/03/13 – 1, 1/04/13 – 31/03/14 – 2, 01/04/14 – 31/03/15 – 6. None of the current councillors have been on Code of Conduct training.

2.  WG – The Rural Challenge – Rural Development Survey – Members discussed and completed the survey.  The clerk to return to CCC and place the poster regarding a workshop at the National Botanic Gardens on 8/6/15 locally.

3.  CCC – Half Price Compost Bin – Crosshands – 13/5/15

4.  Lloyds Bank – March statement – £8013.10

    April Statement – £9016.44

5.  AON – Local Council Insurance Renewal – the renewal policy was viewed.

6.  Y Lloffwr – Llythyr o ddiolch am cyfraniad / thank you letter for donation

7.  CCC – Precept Advice – £2,333.34

8.  Wales Air Ambulance – Spring Raffle 2015

     - Thank you letter for donation

9.  Hywel Dda University Health Board and Hywel Dda Comm Health Council – Sgwrs Iach / Let’s Talk Health – the clerk would place a poster locally.

10. Ystafell Ddarllen Cwrt Henri – e-bost o ddiolch am cyfraniad / thank you e-mail for donation.

11.  CCC – Consultations – “Changes to library services in Llandeilo”, The possible introduction of Public Spaces Protection Orders”, “Developing the Affordable Housing Plan: Your Homes, Your Future – Getting it right together”.  Cllr. H. James agreed to complete and return the form on behalf of the council.

12.  One Voice Wales – Area Meeting – 28/4/15

                                 - Minutes of Meeting 29/1/15

                     - Acknowledgement of membership payment

13.  CCC – Code of Conduct Training – 4/6/15 and 9/6/15

14.  Carmarthenshire YFC – Invitation to County Rally 2/5/15

                                           -  Llythyr o ddiolch am cyfraniad / thank you letter for donation

15.  Carmarthenshire Local Access Forum New Term

16.  Home Start Dinefwr – Launch/Open Day – 29/4/15

17.  Llanfynydd YFC – Llythyr o ddiolch am cyfraniad / thank you letter for donation

18.  Western Power Distribution – Free Parish Council Pack.  It was resolved that the pack would be best located at The Reading Room.

Brochures /  Circulars

1.  Y Llais / The Voice

2.  Clerks and Councils Direct

E-mail Correspondence

Wendi Hugget (wendi.huggett@onevoicewales.org.uk)

* Chairing Skills Training, Neath, 8th April 2015

* Health & Safety Training, Ammanford. 9th April 2015

* Community Planning Training, Brecon 9th April 2015

* Community Planning training, Ammanford. 30th April 2015

* New Date – Health & Safety Training, Ammanford. 15th May 2015

* One Voice Wales Trainings – MAY

Tracy Gilmartin-ward [tracy.gilmartin-ward@onevoicewales.org.uk

* Motions for 2015 Annual Conference / AGM

* Seminar with Julian Dobson, author of the book ‘How to save our town centres’

* The Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales Stage 2

* White Paper Consultation Events

* Assets of Community Value

* Code of Practice on Workforce Matters

* One Voice Wales Draft Response to White Paper (Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People)

* Programme 2015 for Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918

* Code of Practice on Workforce Matters

* UPDATE : Invitation to Guidance Events

* CLEAN COAST WEEK 2015: 8-17 MAY 2015

* Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015 – Coming into force /

* One Voice Wales Response to the White Paper, Reforming Local Government: Power to the People

* Land Transaction Tax – Short Questionnaire /

* Trustee Shared Learning Seminar

* Asset transfer: everything you need to know

* Welsh Government News: Lest we forget: Communities urged to apply for war memorial grant

* Positive Planning: Planning (Wales) Bill

* Access to Information on Community And Town Councils

* Natural Resource Management Bulletin – April 2015

* Community Asset Transfer

* : DIARY MARKER: Monday 15th June – invitation to a workshop to develop an Adaptation Plan for the Communities sector

Ethics and Regulation EthicsandRegulatio@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK

* Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Act 2012

Williams, Caerwyn (LGC – LGFP) Caerwyn.Williams@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK

*  Access to Information on Community And Town Councils.  It was noted that the council were already maintaining a website where much information was being published.  It was resolved that the annual accounts would also be published electronically together with agendas of meetings.

Business Wales WelshGovernment@public.govdelivery.com

*  Advice, Information, Funding and Financial Support for your Business

* It’s Competition Time – VIP Tickets to Golf Open up for Grabs

* Special Edition – Accessing Business Finance

* Want a signed Wales Rugby shirt?

* It’s Competition Time – VIP Tickets to Golf Open up for Grabs

14/72 ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

The following accounts were approved for payment and cheques duly prepared

£

D G Morris Internal Auditor 2015 – 2015 120.00

AON – Council Insurance 367.32

M Rees – April/May Salary 266.66

M Rees – Expenses  98.49

14/73 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following application was considered by the council and their observations noted:

APPLICANT DEVELOPMENT LOCATION

R & M Beynon Submission on layout, scale, Land Part of Dryslwyn Uchaf, appearance, access and landscaping Dryslwyn, Carmarthen

No comments

14/74  COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT

County Cllr. Cefin Cambell advised the following:

Cllr. Campbell reported that for the first time in the history of Plaid Cymru, they would be leading the Council having entered into a coalition agreement with members of the Independent party and each party having 5 seats on the cabinet.  Plaid Cymru would lead.

When asked about the annual budget, Cllr. Campbell confirmed that this had already been set for the coming year.

14/75 ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Cllr. C. Moses advised members that the committee of the Llangathen Hall were in the process of applying for grants from The Big Lottery  and Cwm Environmental.  Funding was required for windows, plumbing, kitchen, toilets and to decorate.

 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

It was resolved that the next meeting of Llangathen Community Council would be held on Tuesday, 21st July 2015 at the Reading Room, Court Henry at 7.30pm.

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