Minutes – 21 Mawrth / March 2017

CYNGOR CYMUNED LLANGATHEN

LLANGATHEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL

 Cofnodion cyfarfod Cyngor Cymuned Llangathen a gynhaliwyd ddydd Mawrth, 21 Mawrth 2017 yn yr Ystafell Ddarllen, Cwrt-henri.

Minutes of the meeting of Llangathen Community Council held on Tuesday, 21st  March 2017 at The Reading Room, Court Henry.

Presennol / Present: Cyng. Cllrs M.Wynne, (cadeirydd/chair) , M. Williams, L.Hughes, H. James, E. Morgan a/and S. Collings.  Hefyd yn presennol / In attendance  PCSO Roger Anthony, Mrs M.Rees (clerc / clerk) a / and  Cynghorydd Sir / County Councillor C. Campbell.

16/48 YMDDIHEURIADAU / APOLOGIES

Cafwyd ymddiheuriadau am absenoldeb gan  / Apologies for absence were received from  Cyng. / Cllrs. G. Davies and C. Moses.

16/49  DATGANIADAU O FUDDIANT / DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

  • Datganwyd buddiant gan y Cyng. L. Hughes yn eitem rhif 5 ar yr agenda, rhif cofnodion 16/52 (9) sef  hen adeilad yr GPO. Hefyd eitem rhif 10 ar yr agenda, rhif cofnodion 16/58 sef Ysgol Cwrt Henri.
  • Cllr. L. Hughes declared an interest in agenda item 5,  minute reference 16/52 (9) the old GPO building.
  • Also agenda item 10, minute reference 16/58 Court Henry School.
  • Datganwyd buddiant gan y Cyng. M. Williams yn eitem 10 ar yr agenda, rhig cofnodion 16/58 sef Cylch Meithrin Ti a Fi Cwrt Henri.
  • Cllr. M. Williams declared an interest in agenda item 10, minute reference 16/58 Court Henry school.

16/50  ADRODDIAD GAN SWYDDOG CYMORTH CYMUNEDOL YR HEDDLU/ REPORT BY PCSO

  • Roedd Swyddog Cymorth Cymunedol yr Heddlu (PCSO), Roger Anthony, yn bresennol yn y cyfarfod, a rhoddodd adroddiad ar faterion o fewn y gymuned.
  • PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) Roger Anthony attended the meeting and reported on matters within the community.
  • There had been incidents whereby livestock – cattle, sheep and horses –  had escaped onto the A40 mostly between Dryslwyn Square and the Cottage Inn, Pentrefelin.  One, non serious accident had been reported as a result of this.
  • Thefts of gates in the near vicinity had been reported.
  • A gentleman walking to Dryslwyn Castle had fallen and broken his leg.
  • Over the preceding year, one accident had been officially reported at the Dryslwyn Square section of the A40.
  • A speed van has been sited on a number of occasions at Dryslwyn Square.
  • The spate of sheep stealing in the area has appeared to have quietened down.

16/51 COFNODION / MINUTES

Cynigiwyd gan Cyng. M. Williams ac eiliwyd gan Cyng. H. James fod cofnodion y cyfarfod a gynhaliwyd ddydd Mawrth 17 Ionawr 2017 yn cael eu derbyn fel cofnod cywir o’r trafodion.

It was proposed by Cllr. M. Williams  and seconded by Cllr. H. James that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 17th January 2017 be accepted as a correct record of proceedings.

16/52 MATERION YN CODI /  MATTERS ARISING

Cof. / Min 16/41 (1) A40 SGWAR DRYSLWYN SQUARE, DRYSLWYN

Since the last meeting, replies from Richard Morgan, Ken Skates and Colin Jones of Welsh Government had been received.  It was confirmed that signing to warn of cattle crossing would be carried out together with the replacing of some defective road studs.  No other improvement works are planned at Dryslwyn Square at the present time.  Richard Morgan apologised for any confusion that previous replies may have caused.  No reply had been received from John McEvoy regarding a site meeting.  County Cllr. Cefin Campbell would follow up the matter.

Cof. / Min 16/41 (2) DATBLYGIADAU AMAETHYDDOL, LAN FARM, DERWEN-FAWR / AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS, LAN FARM, BROAD OAK

Ni chafwyd unrhyw wybodaeth gan Rosie Carmichael, Cyngor Sir Gâr. I’w adolygu yn y cyfarfod nesaf.

There was no further information to report.  The clerk to contact Rosie Carmichael, CCC. To review at the next meeting.

Cof. / Min 16/41 (3)  HYSBYSFWRDD, DERWEN-FAWR / NOTICE BOARD, BROAD OAK

The Notice Board had been delivered to Cllr. C. Moses.  Arrangements were in hand for this to be positioned in the village.

Cof. / Min.  16/41 (4) DIFFIBRILIWR / DIFIBRILLATOR

A discussion concluded that two Defibrillators within the parish would be of benefit.  The possibility of applying for a grant from Awards4All or the British Heart Foundation could be considered.  Cllr. S. Collins agreed to talk to a member of the Dryslwyn Community Shop as they had offered to site one defibrillator there.

Cof. / Min. 16/41 (5) ARHOSFAN BWS YN BROAD OAK / BUS SHELTER AT BROAD OAK

Cllr. C. Campbell had made enquires regarding the possibility of obtaining a grant for a new bus shelter.  Unfortunately, CCC grant department were unable to consider funding for this purpose.

Cof. / Min. 16/41 (9) PERTHI WEDI TYFU’N WYLLT / OVERGROWN HEDGE, FELINDRE, DRYSLWYN.

The hedge on one side of the road remains un-cut.  Cllr. E. Morgan will report on this matter at the next meeting.

Cof. / Min 16/41 (10) CYFARFODYDD YN NEUADD LLANGATHEN / MEETINGS IN LLANGATHEN HALL.

The clerk had made enquiries regarding booking the hall for future meetings but the dates in question were pre-booked.  The clerk would continue to check with the bookings officer for future meetings.

Cof. / Min 16/41 (12) PARKED CAR NEAR BRYNHYFRYD, DRYSLWYN

Following a e-mail from the Environmental Enforcement Officer, CCC., it had been confirmed that the car will be removed in the near future.  To review at the next meeting.

Cof. / Min 16/41 (13)  HEN ADEILAD SWYDDFA BOST GYFFREDINOL AR YR A40, DRYSLWYN / OLD GPO BUILDING ALONG A40, DRYSWYN

Following a e-mail from the Environmental Enforcement Officer, CCC., it had been confirmed that the car will be removed in the near future.  To review at the next meeting.

Cof. / Min. 16/47 MAINC GER SGWAR MILTON / BENCH NEAR MILTON SQUARE

Following the notification of damage to the bench at this location, the clerk to follow up regarding the insurance claim.

16/53  GOHEBIAETH / CORRESPONDENCE

Cafodd yr eitemau canlynol o ohebiaeth eu cyflwyno i’r cyngor a’u trafod/nodi, fel sy’n briodol:

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

Correspondence March 2017

1.  The Pensions Regulator – the chair, Cllr. Wynne to make enquiries.

2.  CCC – Elections of County and Community Councillors 4/5/17

3.  JCR Planning / E34266 – gwele isod  / see below

4.  Comisiwn Ffiniau i Gymru/Boundery Commission for Wales – www.bcw2018.org.uk

5.  Audit General for Wales

6.  Ffederasiwn CFfI Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Federation of YFCs

7.  CCC – Footway Lighting Charges – Finacial Year 2017/2018 (Precept)

8.  Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda University Health Board.

9.  Lloyds Bank Statement January 2017 – £10716.26

10.  Un Llais Cymru – Carmarthenshire Area Committee

11 Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli –  poster i’w arddangos yn lleol /Poster to be displayed locally.

12.  Wrenvale Nurseries & Landscapes

Brochures /  Circulars

1.  Clerks & Councils Direct

2.  Broxap

Requests for Financial Assistance

1. Cylch Meithrin  a Ti A Fi Cwrt Henri

2.  Llanfynydd CFfI/YFC

3.  Cruse Bereavement Care

4.  Y Lloffwr

5.  Bobath Cymru

6.  Menter Bro Dinefwr

7.  Walk for Life – Kidney Wales

8.  Teenage Cancer Trust

9.  Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru

10.PTA Court Henry School

e-mail correspondence

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* Diwygio llywodraethu ysgolion: fframwaith rheoleiddio: Reform of school governance: regulatory framework

* Recruitment of Minute Secretary Pembrey & Burry Port

* One Voice Wales Innovative Practice National Awards 2017 / Gwobrau Cenedlaethol Arfer Arloesol Un Llais Cymru 2017

* EMBARGOED: Investment in third sector services increasing but local authorities in Wales not making best use of the third sector

* Rhaglen 2017, broses gofrestru ar gyfer Gwasanaeth Coffa Cenedlaethol : Trydedd Frwydyr Ypres (Passchendaele) ac ‘Oriel’ newydd / Programme 2017 , Regestration process and new ‘Gallery’

* Wales Audit Office Newsletter / Newyddlen Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru

* Arolwg Rhanddeiliaid Is-adran Môr a Physgodfeydd Llywodraeth Cymru / The Welsh Government Marine and Fisheries Stakeholder Survey

* PRESS RELEASE: Community councils need to improve financial management and governance DATGANIAD I’R WASG: Mae angen i gynghorau cymunedol wella rheolaeth ariannol a llywodraethu

* Papur Gwyn ‘Diwygio Llywodraeth Leol: Cadernid ac Adnewyddiad’ / White Paper ‘Reforming Local Government: Resilient and Renewed’

* Job vacancy Dyffryn Cennen Swydd wag

* The Ombudsman’s Casebook – Issue 27

* Welsh Tree Charter Survey Preveiw

* TRAINING RUNNING – DEVOLUTION OF SERVICES – CARMARTHEN – TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2017 / HYFFORDDIANT YN RHEDEG – DATGANOLI GWASANAETHAU / TROSGLWYDDO ASEDAU CYMUNEDOL – NEUADD DDINESIG SAN PEDR, CAERFYRDDIN, SA31 1PG – DYDD MAWRTH 21AIN CHWEFROR

* Swyddogol : Cyfle Penodiadau Cyhoeddus – Comisiynwr – Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru | Official : Public Appointments Opportunity – Commissioner – Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

* APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE SERVICES OFFICER / Swydd Wag PENODI SWYDDOG GWASANAETHAU PWYLLGORAU

* FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE IN COMMUNITY AND TOWN COUNCILS / RHEOLAETH ARIANNOL A LLYWODRAETHIANT MEWN CYNGHORAU CYMUNED A THREF

* Swyddogol : Penodi Cadeiryddion i Fyrddau Iechyd ac Ymddiriedolaethau GIG Cymru | Official : Appointments of Chairs to NHS Wales Health Boards and Trusts

* BCUHB Stakeholder Events for people aged 50+ and later in life / Digwyddiad Rhanddeiliaid BIPBC i bobl dros 50 oed a sy’n hyn

* One Voice Wales/SLCC Joint Event – 12 July, 2017 / Digwyddiad Ar y Cyd rhwng Un Llais Cymru / SLCC – 12 Gorffennaf 2017

* Energise Wales Newsletter – February 2017 – Sector news, events and tender opportunities

* THE 2018 REVIEW – SECONDARY CONSULTATION PERIOD / AROLWG 2018 – AIL GYFNOD YMGYNGHORI

* Win an Apple iPad Mini! – Community and Town Council Tree Survey

* Good Practice Exchange Programme of Events for 2017/18

* Galwad am lenor i ymgymryd â phreswyliad llenyddol ym Mrwsel / Call-out for a writer to undertake a literary residency in Brussels

* Ymgynghoriad ynglyn â newid enw’r Cynulliad Cenedlaethol / Consultation on changing the name of the National Assembly

* Ymgynghoriad ar cylchlythyr drafft ar gyfer cynllunio safleoedd sipsiwn, teithwyr a siewmyn / Consultation on draft circular for the planning of gypsy, traveller and showpeople sites

* LSI Energy

* Abergwili CC Vacancy – Swydd Wag

* Dementia: One Simple Thing – What could the NHS do better to support people, as well as their families and their carers, living with dementia? / Dementia : Un peth syml – Beth fedrai’r GIG ei wneud yn well i roi cefnogaeth i bobl sy’n byw gyda de…

* Swyddogol : Penodi Is-lywydd i Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru | Official : Appointment of Vice President to the National Library of Wales

* Swyddogol : Penodi Cadeirydd a Dirprwy Gadeirydd i Bwyllgor Achredu Hyfforddiant Cychwynnol Athrawon | Official : Appointment of Chair & Deputy Chair to the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Accreditation Committee

* Energise Wales Newsletter – March 2017 – Sector news, events and tender opportunities

* Swyddogol : Penodi Aelodau i Cyngor Partneriaeth y Gymraeg | Official : Appointment of Members to the Welsh Language Partnership Council

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* Code of Conduct Training at St Johns Ambulance Hall, Margaret Street, Ammanford on Thursday 9th February from 6.30-9PM / Hyfforddiant Cod Ymddygiad yn Neuadd Ambiwlans Sant Ioan, Stryd Margaret, Rhydaman.ar Dydd Iau 9fed Chwefror. 6.30-9.00

* DEVOLUTION OF SERVICES TRAINING – CARMARTHEN – TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY – 6.30-9PM / HYFFORDDIANT DATGANOLI GWASANAETHAU – CAERFYRDDIN – DYDD MAWRTH 21AIN CHWEFROR

* Cymdeithas Gwasanaethau Gwirfoddol Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services

* March Training – Hyfforddiant Mawrth

* SLCC Conference Information

* Don’t miss out on Understanding the Law training in St Johns Ambulance Hall, Margaret Street, Ammanford. on Thursday 30th March. 6.30-9 / Peidiwch â cholli allan ar cwrs hyfforddiant Dealltwriaeath o’r Gyfraith yn Neuadd Ambiwlans St Ioan, Stryd Mar

*Playquest Introduction Amy Thomas amyplayquest@outlook.com

*Purple Routes Play Project Jackie Dorrian jackie.dorrian@cavs.org.uk

*Promoting Llangathen Community Council and its services Dewis Cymru Alexander Harries AlexHarries@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

* Effectively Safeguarding Adults Aoife Grimes conference.events@capita.co.uk

* Town and Community Councils Survey / Arolwg Cynghorau Tref a Chymuned Joanne.Coates@wales.gsi.gov.uk  - Clerk completed

* Cyfarfod Fforwm Cyswllt 07.02.2017 Liaison Forum Llinos Evans (Policy) LlinEvans@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

* Asesiad Llesiant Sir Gaerfyrddin 2016/17 – Carmarthenshire Well-Being Assessment Report 2016/17

  LlinEvans@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

*  Ammanford Town Council Vacant Post – Part-time Town Clerk / Cyngor Tref Rhydaman Swydd Wag – Clerc Tref Rhan Amser

*Bwletin Un Llais Cymru Ionawr 2017 / One Voice Wales January bulletin luned.evans@unllaiscymru.org.uk

* Bwletin Un Llais Cymru Chwefror 2017 / One Voice Wales February 2017 Bulletin

* Cylchlythyr Chwefror Darganfod Sir Gar Carmarthenshire.County.Council@cmp.dotmailer.co.uk

* Newyddlen Mis Mawrth

* Planning4communities Joseph Thomas joseph@planningaidwales.org.uk

* Effectively Safeguarding Adults: Keynote Address from the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) Aoife Grimes conference.events@capita.co.uk

* Business Advice, Information, Funding and Financial Support Business Wales WelshGovernment@public.govdelivery.com

* Countryside access, paths, furniture and maintenance Kerry Jones environmentwales@gmail.com

* Women in Local Government: managing the challenges of modern leadership Westminster Briefing events@westminster-briefing.com

* : Invite request to Compassionate Communities Carmarthenshire Susan Smith SusanSmith@cccpartners.org.uk

* IRP Annual Report 2017 / Adroddiad Blnyddol PACGA Lauren.Morrison1@wales.gsi.gov.uk Lauren.Morrison1@wales.gsi.gov.uk

16/54 CAIS CYNLLUNIO / PLANNING APPLICATION E / 34266

A letter had been received from JCR Planning Ltd regarding the planning application numbered above for a Free Range Poultry Unit, Land at Glanmyddyfi, Pentrefelin.

Also, a plan showing the proposed layout of the junction entering/exiting the A40.

County Cllr. Cefin Campbell would be meeting the planning officers regarding this application and asked for the views of Community Councillors on the matter. Whilst it was stated that the existing junction was unsuitable for the vehicles which would frequent the highway of the proposed development, the amendments did not go far enough in ensuring safety measures.  It was felt that more land should be made available to ensure a better splay and to enable vehicles to pass alongside each other freely once they turned in off the A40.

Cllr. Campbell to convey these opinions to the planning officers.

16/55  CYFRIFON I’W TALU / ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

Cymeradwywyd bod y cyfrifon canlynol yn cael eu talu, a pharatowyd sieciau yn unol â hynny:

The following accounts were approved for payment and cheques duly prepared:

£

Trywydd

Cyfieithu Ysgrifenedig / Written Translation 55.10

Un Llais Cymru

Aelodaeth / Membership 2017/18 68.00

Greenbarnes Ltd

Hysbysfwrdd / Noticeboard          989.03

CCC Footway Lighting Charges          1597.10

1.4.16 – 31.3.17

M Rees – Costau’r Clerc / Clerks Expenses 87.45

M Rees – Cyflog Mis Mawrth / March Salary          266.66

Ystafell Ddarllen Cwrt Henri

Llogi Neuadd / Hire of Hall           105.00

C. Raymond

Torri glaswellt / grass cutting           275.00

16/56  CEISIADAU CYNLLUNIO / PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Cafodd y ceisiadau canlynol eu hystyried gan y Cyngor a nodwyd eu sylwadau:

The following applications were considered by the Council and their observations noted:

YMGEISYDD DATBLYGIAD LLEOLIAD

APPLICANT DEVELOPMENT LOCATION

Mr & Mrs C Plummer Partial Conversion of an existing barn Lan Lash, Dryslwyn

E/34970 & building to provide ancillary residential Carmarthen

E/34971 accommodation  & workshop/studio SA32 8BA

Dim gwrthwynebiadau  /No objections

H & B Maguire & Forestry Track Extension/Widening Land at Berllan Dywyll

Haf Evans E/34988 Woodland, Llangathen SA32 8QG

Dim gwrthwynebiadau  /No objections

Tony Loizou – Side Extension to form sun room & The Old Estate Office,

Ran Projects replacement of some existing UPVC Llangathen.

E/35027 doors & windows SA32 8QF

Dim gwrthwynebiadau  /No objections

Mr Dafydd Jones Non Material amendment to Llwyncelyn Farm,

E/35054 E/27600 Llandeilo

SA19 6RY

Dim gwrthwynebiadau  /No objections

Mr Saraj Guha Non-material amendment to E/34129, slight Ffos yr Esgob

E/35146 increase in height & roof pitch of the Capel Isaac

approved extension. Llandeilo SA19 7UD

Dim gwrthwynebiadau  /No objections

16/57 ADRODDIAD Y CYNGHORYDD SIR / COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT

Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council has played a key part in ensuring one of the biggest investments ever in Wales – the Swansea Bay City Deal, which covers almost all of south-west Wales. £1.3 billion will be invested over 15 years. Of that, £241m comes from Welsh and UK governments, £360m from other public sector funding and £673m from the private sector. It will deliver up to 10,000 new jobs for the region.
There are three specific projects for Carmarthenshire:
• £200m for the Wellness Village and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes, Llanelli aims to create 1,850 high quality jobs and boost the economy by £467 million. Led by the council in partnership between Hywel Dda and  Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Boards and Swansea University, it will include laboratory and clinic space and an incubation facility for business start-up, research and development; a new state-of-the-art sports and leisure centre, a wellbeing centre, a wellness hotel and an assisted living village all interlinked and set within a ‘green’ eco-park.
• £24m for Yr Egin involves the construction of a creative and digital hub and the development of a creative industry sector cluster at Carmarthen. It will create around 200 jobs and help the local economy, along with
boosting the Welsh language when S4C moves its HQ to the building.
• £30m for a skills and talent initiative to educate and train specific sector skills to meet the demand of the City Deal themes of Digital, Life Science and Wellbeing, Energy and Smart Manufacturing.
Region-wide projects include:
• £55m for expansion of broadband and 4G – and possible 5G.
* £23m for small businesses to take advantage of digital manufacturing.

Cllr. Campbell confirmed that he will be standing as a County Councillor candidate at the forthcoming election on 4th May 2017.

A concert had been arranged in the Llangathen Hall where funds of over £500 had been raised for the Air Ambulance Wales.

16/58  CYMORTH/RHODDION ARIANNOL / FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE / DONATIONS

Rhoddwyd rhestr o sefydliadau a oedd yn gofyn am gymorth ariannol i’r aelodau. Yn dilyn trafodaeth, penderfynwyd rhoi arian i’r canlynol:

A list of organisations requesting financial assistance was issued to members.  After discussion, it was resolved to donate funds to the following:

£

Ystafell Ddarllen 200.00

Neuadd Llangathen Hall 200.00

PTA Court Henry School 200.00

Cylch Meithrin Ti a Fi Cwrt Henri 400.00

Ambiwlans Awyr Cymru 300.00

CFfI Llanfynydd YFC 200.00

CFfI Sir Gâr/Carmarthenshire YFC 100.00

Y Lloffwr 100.00

Y clerc i drefnu i’r sieciau gael eu hanfon i’r sefydliadau perthnasol.

The clerk to arrange for the cheques to be forwarded to the relevant organisations.

16/59 UNRHYW FATER ARALL / ANY OTHER BUSINESS

1.  Numerous complaints had been received regarding mud on road from Broad Oak to Aberglasney.  Also, overgrown hedge rows were making driving conditions hazardous.  Cllr. E. Morgan to follow up the matter.

2.  Some members raised the issue regarding an old water pump in Felindre.  It was felt that this should be preserved as an historic item for the community.  Cllr. L. Hughes would look into the matter and report back at the next meeting.

3.  Cllr. M. Wynne would be contacting Un Llais Cymru regarding the clerks pension provision.  And members re-iterated the importance of the clerk keeping a note of the hours she works.

DYDDIAD CYFARFOD NESAF / DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Penderfynwyd y byddai cyfarfod nesaf Cyngor Cymuned Llangathen ynghyd â Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol yn cael ei gynnal ddydd Mawrth 16 Mai 2017 yn yr Ystafell Ddarllen, Cwrt-henri am

7.30 p.m.

It was resolved that the next meeting together with the Annual General Meeting of Llangathen Community Council would be held on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at the Reading Room, Court Henry at 7.30pm.

Llofnod / Signed…………………………….

Dyddiad / Date…………………………………. .