CYNGOR CYMUNED LLANGATHEN / LLANGATHEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Cofnodion cyfarfod Cyngor Cymuned Llangathen a gynhaliwyd nos Fawrth , 28 Gorffennaf 2020. Cyfarfod “virtual” yn defnyddio’r fformat “Zoom”.
Minutes of the meeting of Llangathen Community Council held on Tuesday evening, 28th July 2020. A virtual meeting using the “Zoom” system .
Presennol / Present: Cyng. Cllrs : B. Jones (cadeirydd / chair), A. Davies, C. Moses, L. Hughes a/and M. Wynne.
Hefyd yn presennol / In attendance County Cllr. Cefin Campbell and Mrs M.Rees (clerc / clerk).
19/66 YMDDIHEURIADAU / APOLOGIES
Cafwyd ymddiheuriadau am absenoldeb gan / Apologies for absence was received from Cyng. / Cllrs. M. Williams, E. Morgan a/and E. Rees
19/67 DATGANIADAU O FUDDIANT / DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Nid oedd unrhyw ddatganiadau o fuddiant.
There were no declarations of interest.
19/68 COFNODION / MINUTES
Cynigiwyd gan Cyng. M. Wynne ac eiliwyd gan Cyng. A. Davies fod cofnodion y cyfarfod a gynhaliwyd ddydd Mawrth 9 mehefin 2020 yn cael eu derbyn fel cofnod cywir o’r trafodion.
It was proposed by Cllr. M. Wynne and seconded by Cllr. A. Davies that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 9th June 2020 be accepted as a correct record of proceedings.
19/69 MATERION YN CODI / MATTERS ARISING
Cof/Min 19/58 (1) A40 SGWAR DRYSLWYN SQUARE, DRYSLWYN / BROAD OAK / DIOGELWCH Y FFYRDD / ROAD SAFETY – A40
SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agency) are carrying out a review of all trunk roads in Wales with the view of dealing with black spots. A consultation is also in place and Adam Price, Plaid Cymru will respond to this. Plaid Cymru have requested that they are made aware of any highway problems and asked Cllr. Cefin Campbell for assistance in this matter to which he has replied.
During a discussion, it was noted that the temporary 40miles/hour speed restrictions in operation between Broad Oak and Dryslwyn Square was having the effect on motorist accelerating even more when exiting the speed limit.
It was also suggested that speed counters would give a true reading of the traffic speed as opposed to police presence.
Cof/Min 19/61 HYSBYDIADAU ARCHWILIO / AUDIT NOTICE 2019/2020
The clerk has informed Wales Audit regarding the delay on completing the 2019/2020 annual accounts. They have revised the completion date to 31st August 2020. The internal auditor, Mr D Morris is due to return on 3rd August 2020.
The clerk advised that it would be necessary to hold a meeting in August in order to approve the accounts.
Cof/Min 19/62 MAINC / BENCH – BROAD OAK
The insurance company Aviva have agreed to pay the claim for the damaged bench (less excess). The clerk to arrange with Amberol for a pro-forma invoice and subsequently order the bench. Cllr. C. Moses agreed to accept delivery of the bench.
Cof/Min 19/63 MANNAU NATURE GARDD /PILI PALA / LOCAL PLACES FOR NATURE / BUTTERFLY GARDEN.
Cllr. B. Jones gave an update on the Places for Nature, Butterfly Garden. She has received numerous deliveries which included plants, raised planter, tools, posts, shovels, compost, top soil, bird feeders and seeds. Cllr. Jones will be meeting with Dan Snaith, Keep Wales Tidy who will help with the project. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is limited as to who can assist with this project. Cllr. Jones was thanked for her input.
Cof/Min 19/47 (6) AGE CYMRU
Carmarthenshire County Council were now in a position to supply “No Cold Calling” stickers (bilingual). It was decided that some would be available at the Dryslwyn Community Shop, some would be delivered to Cllrs. B. Jones, A. Davies and the clerk. The clerk to arrange for posters to be displayed in local Notice boards informing the public that the stickers are available.
19/70 DIFFIBRILIWR / DEFIBRILLATOR
Cadarnhawyd bod y ddau ddiffibriliwr (yn Nerwen-fawr a Siop Dryslwyn) yn gweithio’n iawn.
It was confirmed that the two Defibrillators (Broad Oak and Dryslwyn Shop) were in working order.
19/71 LLWYBR DYFFRYN TYWI / TYWI VALLEY PATH
Mae yngynghoriad yn cael ei gynnal o 9 Gorffennaf hyd at 20 Awst 2020 ac mae’n rhan o Ganllawiau Arfarnu Trafnidiaeth Cymru sy’n ofynnol gan Lywodraeth Cymru.
A consultation exercise is running from July 9th to August 20th 2020 and is being carried out as part of a Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance study which is required by Welsh Government. Cllr. Campbell gave an insight on the progress and urged all to complete the online survey.
The clerk had been experiencing problems inputting end of year information under the Basic Payment Tools programme. Help had been obtained from a local accountant.
Following a request from the web manager regarding the web maintenance contract, it was agreed to increase the annual fee to £275.00. The clerk to advise the web manager.
19/74 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:
M Rees – Cyflog Mis Gorffennaf / June Salary £275.00
M Rees – Costau’r Clerc / Clerks Expenses £92.90
19/75 CEISIADAU CYNLLUNIO / PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Cafodd y ceisiad canlynol eu hystyried gan y Cyngor a nodwyd eu sylwadau:
The following application was considered by the Council and their observations noted:
RHIF CAIS DATBLYGIAD LLEOLIAD
APPLICATION NO. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION
E/40780 Animal Field Shelter Land near Capel Isaac,
(retrospective) Llandeilo. SA19 7AD
Dim gwrthwynebiadau /No objections
19/76 ADRODDIAD Y CYNGHORYDD SIR / COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT
Cllr. Cefin Campbell gave a report on the situation during the Covid-19 pandemic. He praised council staff for the hard work and pressure they were experiencing , many were working from their homes. Four field hospitals had been built, one, Carmarthen Leisure Centre was in use. It had been requested by Hywel Dda that these hospitals be kept open in case there is to be a second spike of this virus. The county was now experiencing a loss of income and an increase in costs.
Councillors were very much involved in the operation of Food Banks and delivering food parcels to children which will continue over the summer.
There is a Testing & Tracing centre in Nantyci.
Meetings have been “virtual” but may resume to normality in the Autumn although it was thought that some meetings may continue to be “virtual” – a change for the future.
Cllr. Campbell together with local residents were very much involved in the Food Banks system and suggested that there be a collection box within the Llangathen parish. It was agreed that arrangements would be made for this to take place week beginning 3rd September 2020 and Cllr. A. Davies would speak to Dryslwyn Community Shop to seek their cooperation as a collection point.
Cllr. Campbell praised the work, support and cooperation that staff and volunteers of Dryslwyn Community Shop demonstrated over this difficult time, supporting the needs of the local community. The clerk was asked to forward a letter of gratitude to the shop.
19/77 UNRHYW FATER ARALL / ANY OTHER BUSINESS
1. Reports of speeding past Court Henry School had been received. Cllr. Cefin Campbell and Cllr. Mansel Charles were dealing with the situation and hopeful that some measures to reduce speed would be forthcoming.
2. It was reported that a field near Glandwr, Llangathen, appears to be occupied. There is a caravan with awning and machinery and it appears that people may be living there. The clerk to report the Planning Enforcement Officer, CCC.
3. The Broad Oak junction, Llangathen to Llandeilo is being obstructed by overgrown branches. Also the Broad Oak to Llangathen highway is experiencing similar problems. The clerk to report to CCC.
4. Trunk road, A40 near Dryslwyn square, dip in road, clerk to report.
DYDDIAD CYFARFOD NESAF / DATE OF NEXT MEETING
It was resolved that the date for the next meeting of Llangathen Community Council would be arranged subject to lockdown guidelines.
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