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Community Council

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Council meetings are generally held on the penultimate Thursday of each month and they alternate between villages.
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Amroth Community Council covers the wards of Amroth and Llanteg/Crunwere.
This includes the villages of Amroth, Llanteg, Crunwere, Summerhill, Stepaside,
Pleasant Valley and Wiseman's Bridge.
The current Community Councillors are:

Crunwere ward
John James
Martin Morris
Stephen Phillips

Amroth ward
Alan Davies
Pauline Davies
Fleur Evans
Roger Harries
Brian James
Bernard Lawrence
Roy Lewis
Mary Megarry
Rosemary Tippett Maudsley

The Community Council meets each month and alternates between Amroth Parish Hall
in Summerhill and Llanteg Village Hall in Llanteg. Details of Council meetings can be
found on Notice Boards and on this web site.

Agendas and Minutes of Council meetings can be found on the Pembrokeshire Town and Community Website

To contact the Community Council about any local issues, please contact the Clerk:

Kathryn Bradbury / RFO for
AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
amrothclerk@outlook.com



Amroth Community Council
Cyngor Cymuned Llanrath

Draft Minutes of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 24th May 2018.

Councillors present: A Davies; P Davies; F Evans; R Harries; B James; J James; B Lawrence; R Lewis; M Morris; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippett-Maudsley,

In attendance: Mrs Kathryn Bradbury (Clerk); County Councillor Tony Baron;
Apologies: Cllr Mary Megarry
Register of Interest – None

Chair’s Welcome
The Chair welcomed all Councillors to the meeting. He thanked the Councillors for re-electing him to the role of Chairman and expressed his gratitude to Cllr Roger Harries for his work and support as Vice Chairman over the last twelve months. He commended Cllr Pauline Davies for all her hard work on The Clean Seas project and the Clerk for her dedicated and conscientious work since joining the council.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 19th April 2018 were agreed as a true record.
Proposed by Cllr. Roger Harries
Seconded by Cllr. Pauline Davies
Signed by Cllr S Phillips following completion of the meeting.

Matters arising from previous minutes;

  • Damaged Notice Board from Slip Way

    The National Park were contacted but have no knowledge of the notice board, so the Clerk has contacted Myrddin Dennis, Beaches Officer at PCC regarding a replacement.

  • CPR Course in Amroth Parish Hall.
  • Victoria Jones of St John’s Ambulance has now been in contact and suggested June 13th for training. Unfortunately, the hall is booked so have gone back to her to ask if we can change it to the 12th June 2018.

  • Brown Signs on A477
  • Marc Owen Parking Manager at PCC has not responded to two emails sent asking for a meeting with Iron Man representatives regarding a contribution to Brown tourist signs on the A477. While Amroth is not on the Iron Man route, the businesses suffer over Iron Man weekend due to road closures. A brown sign with information on facilities at Amroth on the A477 would signpost visitors to the village. The Clerk has written directly to Iron Man Wales.

  • Amroth car park signs
  • The National Park has responded to say that no decision will be made on additional signage for Amroth car Park until after the consultation on the seasonal charging issue.

  • Disabled space on front in Amroth
  • Emrys Llewellyn of PCC has said he will be able to give a better idea on work schedules at the end of May. PCC are currently addressing priority works that were unable to take place over the winter months

  • Solar Lighting on Amroth Signs on A477
  • The Clerk has received written acknowledgment from the Trunk Road Agency and information that the nature of our enquiry into Solar lighting is deemed as Policy and under the remit of the Welsh Government.  Our request has been forwarded to them.

  • Dog Waste Bins/ bags
  • A site meeting is being arranged with Neil McCarthy (PCC) to agree the relocation of some of the bins in Amroth to provide a better coverage.
    The dog waste bag dispensers have proved disappointing as it is difficult to pull just one bag out at a time. Consequently, the dispensers are being emptied rapidly. Councillors are looking into the situation.

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County Councillors Report

  • Consultation with Hywel Dda University Health Board meeting took place with PCC. (Pod cast on web site). Councillors had the opportunity to question representatives of Hywel Dda. The main concern is that Hywel Dda cannot guarantee that service levels at Withybush will be maintained until the proposed new facility is built. For life threatening cases such as heart attacks - paramedics will step in to start treatment. Cllr Baron emphasised the importance of residents responding to the consultation and asked the Community Council to write to Vaughan Gethin at the Welsh Government with a list of concerns.
  • Cllr Baron reported that Hywel Dda’s offered sound reasons on the reorganisation of health and social care in the county – how to best treat an aging population and give access to facilities required.
  • At a meeting on Friday 25th May, the cabinet will start the process of deciding which services the County Council will provide next year. Some services are mandatory and will remain, however many are discretionary and under severe threat.  Some services possibly to be deferred to Community Councils.  Cllr. Baron will report back to ACC on the outcome of the meeting.
  • The charge on second home owners will continue. Cllr Baron commended the Chair of ACC for submitting a good project idea to the grant funding committee but warned Councillors to be wary of taking on long term commitments. The Council will only fund 80% of any project! Contribution in kind, such as volunteer beach cleans, can be used as match funding.
  • There is likely to be additional pressure on Community Councils to raise precepts to provide services no longer delivered by PCC. There is a clear attempt to move financial responsibility away from PCC to Community Councils as Pembrokeshire’s Council Tax, even with increase, is still well below other counties meaning that Pembrokeshire will still receive less income from Welsh Government than other counties.
  • There are still some small pots of money available for minor road works – see Cllr. Baron
  • The County needs more foster parents. Anyone interested in fostering please contact PCC.

 

 

Planning
 

  • 17/1215/PA - Morawel, 2 Wesley Close, Pleasant Valley, Narberth, SA67 8NT Alterations and extension to existing dwelling, improved access and creation of additional parking space. Permission Granted.
  • NP/18/0269/FUL - Heritage Park, Stepaside, Narberth. SA67 8LN Proposed retaining wall & regrading of existing bank to reinstate public right of way together with retrospective planning application for existing gabion basket retaining walls residing in the flood plain & a proposed machinery shelter. OS Ref SN14210706.  Councillors were disappointed that retrospective planning applications are still being passed.
  • 17/1299/PA Tenby Tourers, Crofty, Llanteg, Narberth. SA67 8QE. Change of use of agricultural land for the siting of 43 touring caravan pitches and associated facilities buildings. Proposal has been withdrawn
  • NP/17/0420/Full - Pirate Café, Amroth, Narberth. SA67 8NF- conversion of existing first floor flat to 3 self-contained units & alterations to ground floor café to provide undercover stairwell to flats above. Permission granted

Correspondence

  •  Llanteg's Great Get-together - Sunday 24th June - 3.30-5.30pm - Llanteg Hall
    Our second Jo Cox Get-together. Come along to meet friends and neighbours - whether you are new to the village or have been here many years - there are always new people to meet and friends to get to know.  Pop in for our FREE afternoon event of tea and cakes and chat.
  • Changes to the consenting of Infrastructure

A Consultation on the proposed changes to the consenting of energy and infrastructure in Wales following the receipt of new powers under the Wales Act 2017. 
 https://beta.gov.wales/changes-approval-infrastructure-development
 The consultation sets out measures to establish a bespoke infrastructure consenting process which is responsive to business and community needs, to support sustainable economic growth, and to decarbonise our energy supply.  It will also be used as a vehicle to consent certain projects designated in the National Development Framework for Wales. 

  • One Voice Wales’ Innovative Practice Conference 4 July 2018 - Hafod a Hendre Royal Welsh Showground

One Voice Wales is holding its first Innovative Practice Conference at The Royal Welsh Showground on Wednesday 4th July.  There will be an excellent range of speakers, information on work programmes of relevance to our sector and workshops on innovative practice and Improvement Practice. Cost to attend is £50.
  

  • Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan for Pembrokeshire (RoWIP2)

Pembrokeshire County Council and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority have jointly reviewed the Rights of Way Improvement Plan for Pembrokeshire 2007 to 2017 (ROWIP) and will be amending the plan as required by section 60 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  The amended plan is currently in draft form and will be referred to as RoWIP2, for the term 2018 -2028.  It is being made available for three months of public consultation between 9th May 2018 and 3rd August 2018.

The plan recognises the importance of the public rights of way network in Pembrokeshire and identifies, prioritises and plans for its improvement.  It also addresses the need to improve access opportunities for groups with special needs. 

The draft RoWIP2 can be viewed at: County Hall Reception, Haverfordwest; and The National Park       Authority Offices at Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock

Or via websites www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk (https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/have-your-say/rights-of-way-improvement-plan-draft-may-2018) and www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk (http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/default.asp?PID=382).  Paper copies will be supplied on request. 

Comments on the draft plan must be submitted to the County Council by email or in writing and must reach the Council no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd August 2018. 

Comments should be sent to:
RightsofWayImprovementPlan@pembrokeshire.gov.uk and all comments submitted will be publicly available. Emails will be auto-acknowledged.  Or by post to The Conservation Team, Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1TP

Agreed; Clerk to order 3 paper copies

  • Citizens Advice Pembrokeshire’s (10th) Annual General Meeting 2018.
  • The meeting will be held at the Picton Centre, Haverfordwest on 27th June 2018 from1 pm. Everyone is welcome.

  • Temporary road closure
  • Advanced notice of a temporary road closure of the Class 111(C3060) road at Amroth, from its junction with the C3045, Amroth Castle to St Elidyrs Church road, south to its junction with the access to the property known as Middle Hill. The road will be closed on Monday 24th September 2018 (2 days) for telecom cabling works. Alternative routes include C3014 Amroth Coast Road, C3045 Amroth Castle to St Elidyr’s Church road and C3060. Pedestrian and Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

  • The Clerk has received an email from Cllr. Mike Priestly of Conwy Borough Council asking all councils to complete the Welsh Governments Consultation (link below) regarding Tan1. He has attached his own response which the clerk can forward as required. 

    Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Temporary dis-application of paragraph 6.2 | beta.gov.wales

NOTE: This TAN provides guidance on the preparation of Joint Housing Land Availability Studies.
The purpose of these Studies is to provide an agreed statement of residential land availability for development planning and development management purposes. It reflects the Welsh Government national policy requirement for local planning authorities to ensure sufficient land is genuinely available to provide a 5 year supply of land for housing. The TAN sets out how land supply must inform the strategy contained in the development plan and its subsequent monitoring through Annual Monitoring Reports.

Agreed; Clerk to send email to all Councillors

World War One Memorial Celebrations
Councillors discussed ideas for local celebrations.

  • A Service in will be held in Llanteg Hall.
  • A Beacon site was discussed. The suggestion is for it to be sited on the T Junction at Summerhill by the seats.
  • Tea Party in Amroth Parish Hall was also suggested
  • A group to organise events was set up including Cllr Rosemary Tippett Maudsley, Cllr. Pauline Davies, Cllr Roger Harries, Cllr. Roy Lewis, Cllr Martin Morris and Cllr Fleur Evans
  • A sum of £200 was agreed.

Finance –

All financial matters were discussed and resolved.
Full details available on application to the Clerk

Agreed; ACC will donate to Llanteg Community Association the sum of £100 towards the maintenance of the two community areas and £50 to Amroth Community Association for maintenance of Old Hall grounds.

Report by Amroth Parish Hall Committee
The Hall is being repainted. It remains busy.
Report by Llanteg Village Hall Committee
 A number of events are planned in the Hall for the Village

  • Jo Cox get together on 24 June. Following on from the one last year which was thought to be a great success in getting people together.
  • WW1 Centenary Quiz and Pizza Night on November 10
  • Monthly coffee mornings on last Friday of the month ongoing
  1. 100 Club has increased in membership - first draw was on Monday with ACC Chair Stephen Phillips winning second prize.
  2. Maintenance work has been undertaken in the communal areas of the Old School Garden and the Claypits including new birdboxes.  The Village Hall Association are very grateful for the support of the Community Council in the grant of £100.00 for sundry expenditure, which they look forward to receiving.
  3. There has been an issue with a leak underneath the Car Park which has now hopefully been addressed but was a cause for concern at one-point, Welsh Water have worked (with Roy James) to resolve the matter. There is still, however, an unrelated issue at the far end of the Car Park
  4. The Hall Committee is now actively addressing the matter of access and egress to the Hall from the Main Road. Several solutions have been proposed, working with neighbours and authorities.  It will probably be that there will only one point – rather than two – but this will be much wider affording greater visibility in entering and exiting (in particular) the car park safely.  It will also give additional spaces.
  5. The Llanteg Fun Day will be on 29 July.
  6. Walking Group and Reading Group both still very active with increased membership

 

 Matters to be added to agenda for next meeting
No matters to be added

Any other or Urgent Business

  • The application for the best dog friendly village was discussed. Councillors commended Cllr Pauline Davies on the application. The application has been submitted by the clerk.
  • The Cleans Seas Project launch will take place in Amroth on 29th June 2018 in Amroth at noon.

    Agreed; Ask Cllr Mary Megarry to send out notices and invitations to the Press.

  • Resident of Brookside Villas complained about cars exiting Amroth main car park without stopping.  It is dangerous and likely to result in an accident

    Agreed; The Clerk to ask PCC about a halt sign.

  • Councillors discussed the possibility of applying Tree preservation orders to 9 trees in the ward - 3 by Amroth Village Hall, 3 in Summerhill and 3 by St Elidyr’s Church.

    Agreed; Clerk to make enquiries to Officer at The National Park.

Date of next meeting   Thursday 21st June 2018 at Amroth Parish Hall

The meeting closed at 20.10


Amroth Community Council
Cyngor Cymuned Llanrath

Minutes of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 18th January 2018.

Councillors present: A Davies; F Evans; R Harries; B James; J James; B Lawrence; R Lewis; M Morris; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippett-Maudsley,

In attendance: Mrs Kathryn Bradbury (Clerk)
Apologies:  P Davies; M Megarry;                                                                                         
Register of Interest – None

A local resident, Mr Eggleton of Ledgerland Farm addressed the council prior to the meeting and expressed his concerns about a planning matter close to his property. A full discussion ensued, and the concern was discharged.

Chair’s Welcome
The Chair welcomed all Councillors to the meeting.  He regretfully informed the meeting that former Community Councillor Mr Glyn James passed away recently.  Members expressed their condolences to the family of Mr Glyn James. 

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 14th December 2017 were agreed as a true record.
Proposed by Roger Harries
Seconded by Bernard Lawrence
Signed by Cllr S Phillips following completion of the meeting.

Matters arising from previous minutes;

  • Extending the 30mph speed limit on the C3014 (Summerhill) and installing Vehicle Activated signs (VAS)

PCSO Jim Moffat is still awaiting a site visit with Road Policing Sergeant Justin Williams. He anticipates it will take place very soon and will inform the Clerk as soon as it happens.

  • Speed through Amroth Village

Darren Thomas (PCC) has responded with costs of painting speed roundels on the road. Each roundel will cost £47.51 + VAT and will require repainting approximately once every 5 years. PCC currently do not install road markings on country roads without it being linked to a specific traffic management aspiration and suggest police enforcement support in areas where there are perceived concerns.
Agreed: To ask Pembrokeshire County Council to paint 30mph speed roundels every 100m on the road, between Amroth and New Inn.

  • Disabled access to promenade

Darren Thomas (PCC) has been in touch to say that the disabled parking bay will be allocated as requested.

  • CPR Training

Tenby First Responders are running a CPR training session in Llanteg Village Hall on February 7th 2018 and will include some first aid training. Posters advertising this are on the village notice boards.
The Clerk is in correspondence with St John’s Ambulance Service regarding community based CPR training session In Amroth Parish Hall. Date to follow.  

  • PALC and One Voice Wales(OVW) Amalgamation

The Clerk and Cllr Roger Harries attended a meeting regarding the proposed amalgamation. The meeting agreed the disbanding of PALC as an organisation and the return of membership money to member Councils. ACC will now join OVW from February 1st 2018 with a significantly discounted membership fee for the first 14 months.

  • Pembrokeshire Town and Community Website

Amroth Community Council now have a presence on the site. The Clerk will upload  information to the site in the coming week.

  • The David Rees Charity

The Clerk has been in contact with all the schools. Three children have been identified to date as qualifying to receive a Thesaurus when they transfer schools in summer 2018, two from Saundersfoot and one from Stepaside.

  • Urdd National Eisteddfod Donation

Agreed; A donation will not be sent this year.

County Councillors Report
 No report received

Planning

  • NP/17/0523/FUL Demolition of existing double garage & replacement with residential building to provide accommodation ancillary to the main property – Maythorn, Amroth, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. SA67 8NB. Permission granted.
  • NP/17/0617/FUL Installation of timber deck/sitting area to front of conservatory –Shell haven, Amroth, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. SA67 8NQ. Permission granted.
  • NP/17/0640/DOC Discharge conditions 3, 5 & 6 of appeal decision. Villa St Helens, Wisemans Bridge, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. SA67 8NU. Details submitted are acceptable and in compliance with the requirements of conditions 3, 5 & 6. Conditions Discharged.

Correspondence

  • Precept Third payment received for £2,500 on 22-12-2017
  • Letter from Hannah Bailey, Explorer Scout (Preseli Pioneer Unit)

Hannah has been selected to represent Wales in the 24th World Scout Jamboree in the summer of 2019 at The National Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA. She needs to raise £3,500. She has already started fundraising and has raised £770 to date. She has approached the Council to ask if there is a Community Council grant or funding stream she can apply to.  Agreed: To support Hannah with a donation of £100.00

  • Reallocation of Election Funds

Notification from PCC that in future they will be recharging all Town and Community Councils for expenditure incurred by the returning Officer in relation to the holding of an Election for a Town or Community Councillor.

The average cost for Town/ Community Council if contested in May 2017 was £5,765.79
Cost per non- contested Town/Community Council election in May 2017 was £255.86

If Elections are combined with County Council Elections in May 2017, the costs were split equally between County and Town/Community Councils.

Amroth Community Council consists of two wards, Amroth and Crunwere. The above costs are allocated to each ward, so future reallocation if both wards are contested will amount to £11,531.58.
Agreed: Move £3000 from ACC Current Account to ACC Election Account

  • Seasonal Charging at Amroth Car Park

 Gary Meopham, Estates Officer, PCNPA has written asking to attend the next available Council meeting to explain the Authorities decision to change the status of Amroth Car Park to a Seasonal Charging Car Park from March 2019. He will explain the decision within the broader context of the authority’s park-wide public car parks, how Amroth car park fits within the provision, the timescale and procedures that will precede the introduction of charging, how charging car parks operate on a day to day and season by season basis and the current scale of parking fees and season ticket permits that are applicable.
Agreed: Clerk to invite Gary Meopham to attend the Meeting on the 15th February in Amroth Village Hall starting at 19:00

  • Consultation on Crime and poor performance in the waste sector

Welsh Government and Defra have launched a joint consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector and introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care. They seek input on the approaches taken on these proposals.
The consultation can be accessed at:  https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/reducing-crime-sites-handling-waste-and-introducing-fixed-penalties-waste-duty-care

The consultation proposals apply to Wales and England. Closing date for response is 26th March 2018.  Responses to Welsh Government: waste@gov.wales

Finance

Account

Account No.

Date of balance

Balance

ACC Community Council Account                                  

70121649

29/12/2017

£14,081.89

ACC Educational Charity of David Rees                        

00233803

30/11/2017

£647.91

ACC Amroth (Old) Village Hall                                                     

770449644

3 /11/ 2017

£354.73

ACC Community Council Election Account

40736856

29/12/2017

£2433.03

 

 

 

 

 The Reserve Account will now be known as Acc Community Council Election Account.

Cheques to be written this month

Glasdon (For dog waste bag dispensers and bags) - £443.26
Clerk’s wages - £227.83
One Voice Wales Membership - £120.00
Church farm Landscaping  - For tree carving £960
Llanteg Hall – Hire- £10

Report by Amroth Parish Hall Committee
Fully up and running after Christmas. The Hall is busy every day. A new modem has been ordered from BT to update the broadband service. Amroth Parish Hall AGM takes place on Thursday 25th January 2018

 Report by Llanteg Village Hall Committee

  • The Community Newsletter has been very well received. Submission deadline for the next edition is 15th April 2018
  • The next organised community walk takes place on 27th January at the Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire followed by 24th February at East Williamston.  For more details contact Jill Roberts 01834 831142
  • CRP training taking place in the Hall on 7th February.
  • PCSO Jim Moffatt cycled from Anglesey to Tenby to raise funds for the defibrillators
  • Another telephone scam has been reported concerning calls pertaining to be from HMRC regarding missed payments.
  • Police will be taking action on any abuse of Blue Badge privileges.
  • There has been an issue with car racing in Saundersfoot.  Any cars involved can be seized by the police.
  • Llanteg Village Hall’s 70th anniversary celebration went very well and was well attended

Matters to be added to agenda for next meeting
No matters added

Any other or Urgent Business

  • Councillors expressed concern regarding the position of the BT Open Reach Broadband green boxes. They are all placed on Junctions and could cause obstruction when maintenance takes place.
  • Email from Zoe Kingston with the proposal that ACC take over the organisation of the New Year’s Day Community swim in future years. Agreed: The Council are happy to support an independent group taking it forward but are not currently in a position to take it on themselves.
  • Following concerns about the amount of dog waste left on the beach, the Clerk will inform the Dog Warden of the situation and also ask PCSO Jim Moffatt if he is able to enforce the picking up of dog waste on the beach.
  • A press release will be sent to the Community websites and the Tenby Observer to inform the public of the new Dog waste dispensers and free bags.

 

Date of next meeting   Thursday 15th February 2018 at Amroth Parish Hall.

The meeting closed at 8.58pm


Amroth Community Council
Cyngor Cymuned Llanrath

Confirmed Minutes of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 14th December 2017.

Councillors present: A Davies; F Evans; R Harries; B James; B Lawrence; R Lewis;  M Morris; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippet-Maudsley,

In attendance: Mrs Kathryn Bradbury (Clerk)
Apologies:  P Davies; M Megarry; J James                                                                           
Register of Interest – None

Chair’s Welcome
The Chair welcomed all Councillors to the meeting.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 were agreed as a true record.
Proposed by Roger Harries
Seconded by Bernard Lawrence
Signed by Cllr S Phillips following completion of the meeting.

Matters arising from previous minutes;

  • Clean Seas Pledge

Pauline has spoken to Jess Morgan regarding a possible funding shortfall. Jess requires a copy of ACC Standing Orders to support the funding application. A copy of the Standing Orders has been emailed to her.

  • Defibrillator training

A letter has been sent from ACC to Luke Treharne of Tenby First Responders thanking him and his colleagues for the very informative training sessions held recently.

  • Extending the 30mph speed limit on the C3014 (Summerhill) and installing Vehicle Activated signs (VAS)

The Clerk has written to Darren Thomas in PCC to ask to have this request expedited so the VAS can be installed. Darren Thomas has responded asking for further information which the clerk will supply with help from PCSO Jim Moffatt and Road Policing Sergeant Justin Williams who have visited the site and will report back with findings and recommendations.
Councillors also expressed concern regarding the speed of vehicles along the front in Amroth, specifically along the stretch by Amroth Castle Caravan Park which is a 30mph zone. It was felt that additional speed limit signs would be helpful.  Speed tests would need to be carried out requiring the installation of Speed Monitoring strips to provide evidence of need for additional signage.
Agreed – Clerk to request a copy of the Police report into extending the 30mph speed limit in Summerhill and request the installation of Speed Monitoring strips on the front in Amroth on the section of road by Amroth Castle Caravan Park

3. Disabled access to promenade
A letter was sent to Darren Thomas at PCC to ask for their urgent attention in designating the parking bay situated close to the Promenade for disabled use. This would improve access to the Promenade and beach.  The Disabled Access Officer and PCC Parking Manager are reviewing the request.

  • CPR Training

The Clerk is in correspondence with St John’s Ambulance Service regarding community based CPR training sessions for the New Year. No date has been set as yet.

  • PALC and One Voice Wales(OVW) Amalgamation

The Clerk has been in contact with both organisations stating that ACC welcomes the move. OVW will send a welcome pack outlining the benefits and details of the first year costs for membership of One Voice Wales.

  • PCSO Jim Moffatt

A letter was sent to Dyfed Powys Police Chief Constable regarding ACC’s appreciation of the work of local PCSO Jim Moffatt. A reply was received from the Chief Constable and Police Commissioner acknowledging the appreciation.

  • Palm Oil on beaches

An email was sent to the Editor of the Tenby Observer asking him to highlight, in the next issue, the fact that there was Palm Oil on the beaches and the dangers it posed to dogs.

  • Pembrokeshire Town and Community Website

Work is ongoing and it is hoped that ACC will be represented on the site early in the New Year.

Planning

  • 17/0480/PA  Redevelopment of existing petrol filling station - Llanteg Service Station, LLANTEG, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QD. Permission Refused.
  • NP/17/0695/FUL Two storey extensions to front, side and rear of dwelling including balcony at Glen View, Amroth, Narberth, SA67 8NA – SN1590607216. No Objections

 

  • NP/17/0720/FUL Retention of front and rear dormer extensions at Channel View, Summerhill, Narberth, SA67 8LU. Comments to be received by 02/01/2018

 

 

Correspondence
 

  • 2018/2019 Police Precept Consultation

Police commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has launched a consultation on future police funding via a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ9956P . The consultation ends on 15th December 2017.

  • PROPOSED CHANGES TO CAR PARKING CHARGES DECEMBER 2017

Two options are proposed in relation to charges in car parks where annual charges apply and car parks where seasonal charges apply.  Alternative options can also be submitted for consideration.
There are also proposals to introduce four new Car Park Permits, and increase charges in relation to five existing Permits.
Further information and details of how to respond can be found at:
https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/have-your-say/proposed-changes-to-car-parking-charges-december-2017
The consultation ends on Friday 12th January 2018.

  • Local Government Finance Policy Division

We have been notified that the appropriate sum for the purposes of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for Community and Town Councils in Wales for 2018/19 is £7.86.

  • Christmas Waste collections – changes

The changes refer only to the collection day, not to what is scheduled for collection.
Usual day of Collection                           will be collected on
Monday 25th Dec                                       Saturday 23rd Dec
Tuesday 26th Dec                                       Sunday 24th Dec
Monday 1st January                                   Saturday 30th Dec

  • Pembrokeshire County Council

A letter has been received asking for ACC Precept requirements for 2018. (See Finance)

  • Urdd National Eisteddfod 2018

A letter has been received asking for a donation
Agreed - To be discussed and resolved at January meeting

 

  • Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum

A letter has been received highlighting the Home Office guidance document entitled Community Resilience Guidance for practitioners issued in October 2016. It can be found at
www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-resiliance-framework-for-practitioners
The guidance is about dealing with emergencies and disasters and being aware of risks that may impact the community; and planning for them to minimize the impact and disruption.

  • Planning Law in Wales Consultation

The paper and a summary can be accessed in both English and Welsh, by using the following link:  https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/planning-law-in-wales/  The consultation questions in the paper set out the Law Commission’s ideas about the ways in which Welsh planning law should be reformed.  Comments or responses can be sent to planning_wales@lawcommission.gov.uk.  The consultation period will run from 30 November to 1 March 2018, after which the Commission will review all the responses received, and publish final recommendations to the Welsh Government.

  • Thesaurus

Only two schools have responded to date.
Agreed – Clerk to re contact schools who have not replied before January meeting
Update on Acc’s Assets (Chair)
The Chairman, Cllr Stephen Phillips, gave the Council a report on ACC’s Land Holdings
Finance

Account

Account No.

Date of balance

Balance

ACC Community Council Account                                  

70121649

30/11/2017

£12,042.35

ACC Community Council Reserve Account                 

40736856

30/11/2017

£2432.60

ACC Educational Charity of David Rees                        

00233803

30/11/2017

£627.02

ACC Amroth (Old) Village Hall                                                     

770449644

3 Nov 2017

£354.73

ACC Community Council Election Account

40736856

30/11/2017

£2432.60

 

 

 

 

Can we change the title of this account in the future to make it clear to the Public what it’s for?

Following a query, the existence of the ACC Amroth (Old) Village Hall Account was explained. This led to a discussion on the cost of maintaining of Amroth Hall grounds.
Agreed – In future the cost of maintenance should be paid from the ACC Amroth Hall Account

Cheques to be written this month:
Stephen Phillips - £24 - For searches on behalf of Amroth Community Council at Land Registry
Clerks wages – 18.25 Hrs in November - £194.46
Precept
A discussion took place around ACC’s finances in order to establish a precept request for 2018/19. All monies are spent for the benefit of the local community.  
Agreed
To increase the precept to £10 000 for the year 2018/19. In view of the Community Council needing to fully fund the next election in 2021

 

Report by Amroth Parish Hall Committee
The Hall is quiet as clubs are breaking for Christmas. Regrettably The Bowling Club has left following a rent rise of £3.

 Report by Llanteg Village Hall Committee

  • In 2018 Llanteg Village Hall will be celebrating its 70th year.  A celebration will be held in the hall on 14th January 2018 at 7pm to include a ‘bring and share’ buffet.
  • The seat by the Bus shelter is in dire need of replacement.

Agreed
Replace bench as it is well used.

  • Cllr. John James attended the monthly Community Police meeting in Saundersfoot Regency Hall on Monday 11th. The meeting highlighted that;-
  • A number of watches have been stolen in Tenby.
  • A number of Car number plates have been stolen in Pembroke Dock
  • The Police will be active on an anti-drink, drugs and drive campaign over the Festive period
  • Next meeting is on Monday 8th January 2018 in The Regency Hall, Saundersfoot

Matters to be added to agenda for next meeting

  • Discuss a contribution to the Urdd National Eisteddfod
  • Update on the David Rees Charity and the number of Children who qualify to receive a Thesaurus on leaving year six in July 2018

 

Any other or Urgent Business

  • It was reported that an excellent job is being done on carving the tree in Pleasant Valley
  • A Scam operating in the local area was highlighted. Residents are receiving telephone calls pertaining to be from BT regarding computer faults. The calls are part of a scam. To block nuisance calls press 1572. Unfortunately the number will not work on calls from abroad
  • Amroth’s New Year’s Day Swim will take place at 12.30pm from the main slip way. This year’s theme is Harry Potter. The chosen charity is Amelie’s Rainbow, a local children’s Cancer Charity.

Date of next meeting   Thursday 18th January 2018 at Llanteg Village Hall.

The meeting closed at 20.30pm


Amroth Community Council
Cyngor Cymuned Llanrath

Draft Minutes of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

Councillors present: P Davies; F Evans; R Harries; B James; J James; B Lawrence; R Lewis; M Megarry; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippet-Maudsley

In attendance: Mrs Kathryn Bradbury (Clerk); County Councillor Tony Baron
Apologies:  Martin Morris; Alan Davies                                                                                
Register of Interest – None

Chair’s Welcome
The Chair welcomed all Councillors to the meeting and the new clerk, Kathryn Bradbury to her first meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday October 19th 2017 were agreed as a true record.
Proposed by Roger Harries
Seconded by Bernard Lawrence
Signed by Cllr S Phillips following completion of the meeting.

Matters arising from previous minutes;

  1. Clean Seas Pledge
  2. An email from Saundersfoot Community Council has been received, agreeing to support the Clean Seas Pledge and with an offer of financial support of up to £1000. Amroth’s submission for “Sea litter – take action project” funding recently came before the Sub Local Action Group (LAG) and may be approved by the full LAG by the end of the year.
     Cllr Davies pointed out that as year has passed, the sculptor may have raised prices.
    Agreed
    Clerk to speak to Jessica Morgan at PLANED about this concern and ask if additional funding can be made available to cover any shortfall.

  3. Local Action Group Funding
  4. Cllr Baron reported that there is still over £1m available in the LAG for Community projects. Now is time to ask for financial support as the funding window is likely to close in the summer of 2018.  Ideas for Community projects must fit into one of the 5 criteria listed by the LAG.  As Vehicles are regularly coming through Amroth village at significant speeds it was suggested that a submission for Vehicle Activated Signs be made. There was concern that speeding vehicles will cause a serious accident especially near Amroth Castle Caravan Park where there is a high population in the summer and no pavement. Comments were made as to whether this should be dealt with by ACC or is in fact the responsibility of another statutory body. Cllr Baron made an additional suggestion for digital, bilingual heritage signs on the front in Amroth and in Llanteg Village.

  5. Defibrillator training
  6. This took place with good numbers attending the three sessions. Over 40 people are now aware of where the defibrillators are and how to use them. Councillors were pleased to hear that there had been a good representation from across the Community Council area. Tenby First Responders were asked to run a CPR course but this is not something they do and it was suggested that St Johns Ambulance are approached to run courses in both village halls.
    Agreed
    A thank you letter to be sent from ACC by the Clerk.

  7. Vehicle Activated signs (VAS)
  8. Amroth Community Council have previously requested that the 30mph speed limit area on the C3014 be extended 100m further to the North of the present position, this was with the support of Dyfed Powys Police in pursuit of road safety.
    ACC have budgeted to purchase a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) to be positioned between the new proposed northern 30mph sign and the existing one, after PCC have made the necessary order.
    Agreed
    Clerk to write to Darren Thomas in PCC to ask to have this request expedited so the VAS can be installed. It was also agreed to write to PCC regarding the speed limit signs in Pleasant Valley and along the front in Amroth. Copy in Cllr Baron when letter sent.

  9. Glasdon Dog Waste Bag Dispensers.
  10. 3 Red Retriever City Sack dispensers have been ordered plus 4000 Dog Waste bags. Delivery is estimated to be 3-4 weeks from order date of 23rd November 2017.

  11. Japanese Knotweed
  12. This needs to be reported via the PCC Contact Centre with the locations where it has been identified.
     

  13. Horse Chestnut Tree Pleasant Valley
  14. The tree carving is currently being carried out, to be dedicated to Queens Birthday and 70th Wedding anniversary as this coincided with the day the initial work was carried out.

  15. Rock Fall at New Inn
  16. A reply from PCC states that the “rock fall is from private land and Pendine Community Council have the foreshore lease below the rock fall.” Pembrokeshire County Council will arrange for a sign to be put on the eastern end of the Sea wall to warn public who enter the beach there.

  17.  Signage from Ironman Wales
  18.  PCC have suggested that Marc Owen, Street Care and Parking Manager for PCC, and a representative from the Iron Man organisation arrange to meet with members of Amroth Community Council prior to next year’s event to look at suitable signage.

  19.  ‘Unsuitable for caravans’ Signs
  20. This is the first request PCC have received for ‘unsuitable for caravans’ signs. They had not previously been made aware of any problems on the Amroth Arms C3060 and Amroth castle C3045 to Stanwell junction road. PCC propose to monitor the situation and request that ACC reports any incidents to PCC. Councillors were disappointed that it seems that an incident must happen before action can be taken.
    Agreed
    Report all incidences to the PCC Contact centre.

  21.  Disabled access to promenade

Reply from PCC. They are awaiting feedback on this matter and will respond in due course.
Agreed
That another letter be sent to Darren Thomas at PCC to ask for their urgent attention in designating the parking bay close to the Promenade for disabled use.

County Councillor Baron’s report

The County Councils has been busy setting rates for the coming year. There is a need to save an additional £16m from the budget.  All easy cuts have already been made. With significant pressure on local services, the County Council are considering what services the Community Councils could take responsibility for to try to maintain services whilst easing the financial burden. Community Councils could set their precept accordingly to cover additional responsibilities. The County Council has no appetite to squeeze services but cannot see a future without radical change.  Councillor Baron thinks a public consultation is inevitable.  

The County Council have been looking to work collaboratively with other councils to reduce costs but efficiencies still need to be identified. There is no easy solution. 

Councillors agreed that if extra funding was made available there may be services that the Community Council could look at taking on, however the Precept is collected via Council tax and so the financial burden would still be there.  Future pressures are likely to impact on future Community Council activity

2. Kerbside recycling.
Proposed changes will go out to public consultation. There is strong pressure to go to kerbside recycling. The current collection vehicles are old and need replacing. Grants are available from WG for new collection vehicles if the County adopt the WG preferred methods of recycling.  Changes to recycling classification have also impacted on rates in the county.  If recycling rates fall below target, PCC will be heavily fined by WG. The proposal is for multiple recycling boxes to be supplied to each household. Councillors pointed out that this would be at a huge cost and that boxes had been seen flying about in the wind in some parts of the county, causing obstructions. Councillor Baron reported that any recycling fines imposed by WG would adversely impact other services in the County.  
 The Community Council can help by encouraging the use of the Orange bag scheme as not all households in the county use them. It is possible that Enforcement Officers will be appointed to police this, although it would incur extra cost. The Community Council may have a stronger voice locally to promote recycling and may have more positive impact. A change in attitude with a sizable minority is necessary although it was stated that in the Amroth Community Council area residents were, in general, compliant with the Orange bag scheme.
Councillors felt that promoting the green argument will be more palatable to the public than saving PCC money. They felt that the County Council need to lead on this and it was for the Community Council to support. The Clean Seas Pledge would be a contributor.

Councillors pointed out that there can be issues with dealing with offenders as some can be aggressive, citing incidences of aggression when asking owners to clear up their dog waste.  

Councillors felt that second home owners should be charged a premium however this encourages the re-registering of the property as a business and all revenue then goes to Cardiff.

Planning
No planning proposals were submitted

Correspondence

  1. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS). Updating contact details.

  2. MWWFRS also forwarded the Swansea Public Services Board Draft Local Well-being Plan called “Working together to build a better future”.  Through the plan the aim is to make Swansea a place” that is prosperous, where our natural environment is appreciated and maintained and where every person can have the best start in life, get a good job, live well, age well and have every opportunity to be healthy, happy, safe and the best they can be.” They have identified 4 primary objective areas which are Early Years; Live Well, Age Well; Working with Nature; and Strong Communities.
  3. An Email Copy of the full document is available to interested parties. Contact the Clerk.

  4. SWWFRS have sent through their draft Corporate Plan 2018 - 2023
  5. The Corporate Plan sets out the Strategic Priorities for the next five years. The plan also contains 12 Draft Improvement Objectives for 2018/2019, which have been designed to help deliver against Strategic Priorities. These Improvement Objectives have been set in the context of the significant challenges facing public services, but also reflect an appetite to embrace innovative ideas and new ways of working. 
    The Draft Corporate Plan is out for consultation and can be found on their website at www.mawwfire.gov.uk.  Comments can also be made by telephoning 0370 6060699 and ask for Corporate Communications and Business Development Department. Comments are invited before the closing date of Friday 08 December 2017.

  6. PALC
  7. A letter was received from PALC stating that they had been working closely and successfully with One Voice Wales and are now proposing to amalgamate the two organisations.  The new organisation will be known as One Voice Wales Pembrokeshire Association of Councils.
    As a gesture of goodwill the executive of One Voice Wales has offered to subsidize the   membership subscription for all existing PALC Member Councils for the coming year which will be reduced further from the proceeds of the current bank balance within PALC’s closing bank account. The executive thus recommends that all constituent communities within PALC agree to the proposed amalgamation either in writing or at a full meeting of PALC to be held as soon as possible.
    Agreed
    Clerk to contact OVW and PALC to Agree with the proposed amalgamation

  8. Jill Roberts re November Walk and Future dates – sent by email

  9.  Vacancy for Town Clerk In Pembroke Dock and Vacancy for Clerk for Llawhaden Community Council

  10. Zurich Insurance
  11. As a customer of Zurich the Council has access to a 24/7 legal helpline, provided by DAS.

  12. Latest update was received on Local Development Plan Allocations and larger residential sites in the National Park. There are none in Amroth Council area. The Clerk has a copy if anyone would like one

  13. PCC -Proposed Changes to Household Waste & Recycling Collections

PCC are offering an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to household waste and recycling collections
To find out more and give your views go to: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay          
Or attend one of the local markets to see sample boxes and bags, and give your feedback.


Time

Date

Venue

9.30am – 1pm

Thursday 30th November

Pembroke Town Hall

8.30am – 1pm

Friday 1st December

St Govan’s Centre, Pembroke Dock

8.30am – 2pm

Thursday 7th December

Fishguard Town Hall

8.30am – 2pm

Friday 8th December

Riverside Quay, Haverfordwest

The Consultation closes on Monday 15th January 2018
Agreed
Individuals to send their own views to PCC. Clerk to send a letter from ACC saying ACC has always been very supportive of recycling schemes however there are concerns about some people not recycling and the proposed recycling boxes flying about in high winds. To highlight that there is still uncertainty about what can and cannot be recycled and to reiterate that Amroth is very proud of its Blue Flag status. ACC welcome any new systems for recycling plastics.
Finance

Account

Account No.

Date of balance

Balance

ACC Community Council Account                                  

70121649

31/10/2017

£18,708.70

ACC Community Council Reserve Account                 

40736856

31/10/2017

£2432.60

ACC Educational Charity of David Rees                        

00233803

31/8/17

£656.21

ACC Amroth Village Hall                                                     

770449644

4 Nov 2016

£354.73

Cheques to be written this month:
Gerald Davies Ltd for installing memorial Seats - £1,955.52
Wycraft for engraved bench plaques - £180.00
Streetmaster for 4 stainless steel black memorial seats - £3,576.00
Re issue Cheque for £20 to Llanteg Village Hall. Previous cheque to be cancelled.
Amroth Village Hall for hire of room - £10
Thompson and Morgan – plants for memorial gardens - £18.94
From the David Rees educational charity Account – 3 Thesaurus - £29.19

Report by Amroth Village Hall Committee
The Hall has been having problems with its broadband supply, and this has stopped Monday’s computer classes taking place in the hall. BT admit they are having problems and admitted it is their fault but has still not resolved it.
There will be a table top sale on Saturday 25th in Amroth hall.

Report by Llanteg Village Hall Committee
Village Hall committee agreed to put a speed sign in the car park but the Trunk Road Agency are not currently agreeable to this.
There is a walk arranged by Jill Roberts to the Botanical Gardens in January. Contact Jill on
01 834 831 142 to attend. 
Police meetings are attended on a monthly basis. Both drink and Drug driving are on the increase in the area so there will be an enhanced police presence in the area over the holiday period. Two incidences of removing cockles from Coppet Hall were reported.
There are a number of fake £5 notes in area. Fake notes will smudge if rubbed.
A blue Toyota and corolla have made off from a petrol Station without paying for Fuel
There is a survey by Dyfed Powys police on the value and effectiveness of PCSO’s. The PCSO’s are highly valued locally.
Agreed
Clerk to send letter to the Chief Constable expressing their appreciation of the work of the local PCSO.
Mary’s book club is now held at the Wanderers Rest
A Rememberance Service was held in Llanteg Village Hall which was well attended
There is a Coffee morning in the hall on Friday 24th November

Matters to be added to agenda for next meeting

  1. Finance - 2018 Budget and Precept to be discussed

Any other or Urgent Business

  1. All commemorative seat requests are to be sent to the Clerk.

  2. Following a Training session in Saundersfoot with One Voice Wales it was agreed that the public do not have to leave a meeting when finances are discussed and a sentence on the agenda will be changed to reflect this.
  3. Agreed
    Clerk to reword agenda

  4.  Palm Oil has washed up on the beach which is very poisonous to dogs. Dog wardens are active.
  5. Agreed
    Clerk to ask papers to draw public’s attention to the issue and pictures of the Palm Oil to be put on to notice boards.

  6. It was agreed that ACC will join the Pembrokeshire Town and Community website, hosted by PCC and that monthly agendas and minutes will be uploaded to it

Date of next meeting   Thursday 14th December 2017 at Llanteg Village Hall.
The meeting closed at 21.21 p.m.


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED LLANRATH

Draft minutes of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 19th October 2017

Councillors Present   A Davies; P Davies; F Evans ; R Harries ;B James; J James; B Lawrence; R Lewis; M Morris; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippet-Maudsley ,

In attendance: Mrs. H Jones (Clerk); County Councillor Baron

Apologies: M Megarry.

Register of Interest – None.

Chair’s welcome
The Chair welcomed Cllr M Morris to his first meeting.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 21st September were agreed, proposed by Cllr R. Harries and seconded by Cllr P Davies and signed by Cllr. S Phillips following completion of the meeting. 

Outstanding issues to be addressed from the minutes

  1. Defibrillators

The training session by Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders had arranged a training/demonstration on 1st October 2017 @ 7 p.m. in Llanteg Village Hall had been excellent. However it highlighted the fact that as well as training on use of Defibrillators it was essential that CPR training was also given as it was important for patients to receive this while the defibrillator was being made ready for use on the patient. Two further defibrillator training sessions had been arranged Wednesday 25/10/17 in the afternoon and Thursday 26/10/17 in the evening @ Amroth Hall, Summerhill. Further details were available from Cllr Mary Megarry. All the councillors agreed that it was essential that the location of the defibrillators in the community be widely advertised. Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders had been approached to organise CPR training sessions, details to follow when arranged.

Agreed
That newspaper and newsletters be asked to publicise that defibrillators were in Amroth Community hall, Summerhill; in Llanteg Village Hall; at the New Inn, Amroth and the Osborne Shop in Amroth.

 

  1. Vehicle activated signs Summerhill.

Councillors were very disappointed that approximately 10 of the required 30 m.p.h. signs were currently missing in Pleasant Valley.

Agreed
That a decision on vehicle Activated Signs (V A S ) be postponed until Pembrokeshire County Council’s work to replace these speed limit signs was completed.

 

3. Horse Chestnut Tree Pleasant Valley.
  Pembrokeshire County Council,(Barry magee) had visited the site and declared the tree to be unsound. Councillors had obtained the following quotes for work:-
1. Roscoe Tree Services to remove the tree but not clear the site  £480.00 plus VAT
2. Carl Diggit remove the tree and clear site £480.00 ..vat exempt.
3. Dan Badham trim the tree and remove branches £350.00 plus £600.00 to carve the remaining stripped trunk to reflect that it had been planted for Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee.

Resolved
That the preferred option was to trim the tree, remove the branches and carve the stripped trunk to reflect that it had been planted for Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee, but to keep the total cost, less vat , under £1000.00.

 

4. Japanese Knotweed
Councillors reported seeing Japanese Knotweed in various parts of the community
Resolved
That the Clerk contact Pembrokeshire County Council again to ascertain correct reporting/resolving procedure.

 

5. Pebble/stone removal from Amroth Beach
There had been more incidents of this illegal act, reported to Community Councillors and passed on to Pembrokeshire County Council legal department. The advice from Pembrokeshire County Council was for members of the public not to approach the felons but to note the incident, with details/descriptions of the vehicles and people involved and report it to either their Community councillor or directly to Pembrokeshire County Council, legal department.

Resolved
a) That newspapers and local newsletters be asked to advertise that members of the public were requested not to approach the felons but to note the incident, with details/descriptions of the vehicles and people involved and report it to either their Community councillor or directly to Pembrokeshire County Council , legal department.
b) That the Community Council’s request for signs could be installed warning members of the public of the illegality of the act and the fine to be imposed be reiterated
c) That County Councillor Baron pursue the matter and possible resolution.

 

6. Dog Pooh Bins
  Following the site visit on Tuesday 26/9/17 regarding locations of Dog Pooh Bins, the Clerk had obtained the following 3 quotes:-
Glasden  
Retriever City green bin   £95.42 plus VAT
1000 sacks        £29.18
Free delivery 2/3 weeks delivery est time
………………………………………………………

JRB    
Green sack dispenser                       £79.00 plus VAT
If ordering 3 dispenser free delivery
Bags  800       economy £22.80    standard  £26.00
Discount for 10 cases
Delivery 1 or 2 days
……………………………………………..

Wybone 
Green dispensers £68.99 plus VAT
Bags   800 £37.75 plus VAT
Delivery £16.00 plus VAT  in 2 days.
…………………………………….
It was decided that the Glasden dispenser was the preferred as it was likely to last longer and be more aesthetically pleasing. Local businesses had agreed to contribute £150.00 towards the dog pooh sacks.

Resolved
That the Clerk order 3 Red retriever City sack dispensers from Glasden and 3000 dog Pooh bags.

 

7. County Councillor Baron’s report

1. Boundary Commission review.
 The proposal was designed to readjust some boundaries of wards in Pembrokeshire to balance the number of inhabitants in the wards, without disrupting community spirit and residents. The average size was intended to be 1523 residents by 2022 plus the possibility of increasing County Councillors to 62 from 60.It was currently at the first response stage to be followed by consultation; response; consultation then decision. County Councillors were in favour of, to reduce costs to the electorate, reducing county councillors to 54.The current suggestion was to amalgamate Amroth with north Saundersfoot. Ultimately the decision would be made by the Welsh Office.
2. Kerb Side Recycling
The proposal of 3 weekly kerb side recycling was intended to meet recycling targets of 64% by 2020 and 75% by 2025 and avoid hefty fines. With the introduction of Kerb Side recycling would come the offer of a grant for Pembrokeshire County Council to be able to replace and update their old stock refuse collection vehicles. Currently no decision had been made and it was a very emotive subject for the County Councillors as residents maybe extremely inconvenienced with the introduction of Kerb Side Recycling.

3. Llanteg Village Road Crossing
    County Cllr Baron reported that he had received presentation form residents of Llanteg stating that the village was split in two by the A477 and lack of pedestrian crossing areas. Community councillors stated that at the very least there should be an island in the middle of the road to give pedestrians a chance to cross, what is a very busy and fast road, in two attempts. However this fell under the purview of South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA).
4. Trelesi Road
 The verges had been encroaching onto the road for some time and Pembrokeshire County Council had agreed to excavate the verge, put in a passing bay and widen the road.

 

Planning

17/0480/PA Llanteg Service station
That the Chair draft a letter of objection expressing the grounds of objection of the whole Community Council

NP/17/0617/FUL Timber deck/Sitting Area Shell haven, Amroth .
Agreed   No Objection.

 

Correspondence

  1. PCNPA offer of voluntary wardens to undertake community work in Amroth Community Council Area.

      Resolved
      That the offer be declined at present.            

  1. The Pensions Regulator automatic enrolment. The clerk reported that she, as the sole employee, had previously written to the Pensions Regulator informing him that she did not wish to enrol in a pension with Amroth Community Council.

 

 

Finance

Account

Account No.

Date of balance

Balance

ACC Community Council Account

70121649

29/9/17

£18301.16

ACC Community Council Reserve Account

40736856

29/9/17

£2432.60

ACC Educational Charity of David Rees

00233803

31/8/17

£656.21

ACC Amroth Village Hall;

770449644

4 Nov 2016

£354.73

Cheques to be written this month:
Roger Harries for Wycraft plaques     £23.00
Wales Audit Office (Grant Thornton) £243.00
Agreed
That a budget be grafted by the Clerk and sent to all Community Councillors to discuss, decide and set precept request on 23/11/17 meeting.

 

Other Matters, not on the agenda

1. National Grid
  The chair had recently attended a presentation regarding the national grid upgrades. There would be no interruption to electric supplies,70 towers would be replaced/improved, some traffic disruption but no road closures. Any queries contact 0800 073 1047.

2. Clean Seas project
A galvanised sculpture of a fish would be erected on Amroth sea front to publicise the incredible amount of plastic waste polluting seas and harming sea life. This would cost approximately £10,000.00 but funding for 70% of the cost was already in place. In the future the sculpture might be transported/lent to other coastal communities to publicise the Clean Seas Project. It was proposed that if local businesses pledged to reduce/replace use of plastic cups etc to lessen the impact of plastic pollution they would get a certificate to display in their shop/business.
Resolved
That a maximum contribution of £3,000.00 be made from Amroth Community Council.

3. Invitation to meet Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council
   Resolved that the Clerk inform Pembrokeshire County Council that 5 or possibly 6 Community Councillors would be attending @ 7 p.m. on 25/10/17.

4. Calendar of meetings
Resolved
That the Clerk prepare and issue to all Community Councillors the dates and locations of all future meetings to the May A. G. M.

5. Plaques for benches.
  Resolved
  That the clerk contact Wyecraft ltd to confirm the Community Council`s order or 20 plastic plaques to replace the current plaques which, as discussed in the meeting of September 21st 2017, posed a potential health and safety hazard.

The meeting ended at 21:15

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7pm in Amroth Village Hall, Summerhill.


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED LLANRATH

Draft minutes of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 19th October 2017

Councillors Present   A Davies; P Davies; F Evans ; R Harries ;B James; J James; B Lawrence; R Lewis; M Morris; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippet-Maudsley ,

In attendance: Mrs. H Jones (Clerk); County Councillor Baron

Apologies: M Megarry.

Register of Interest – None.

Chair’s welcome
The Chair welcomed Cllr M Morris to his first meeting.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 21st September were agreed, proposed by Cllr R. Harries and seconded by Cllr P Davies and signed by Cllr. S Phillips following completion of the meeting. 

Outstanding issues to be addressed from the minutes

  1. Defibrillators

The training session by Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders had arranged a training/demonstration on 1st October 2017 @ 7 p.m. in Llanteg Village Hall had been excellent. However it highlighted the fact that as well as training on use of Defibrillators it was essential that CPR training was also given as it was important for patients to receive this while the defibrillator was being made ready for use on the patient. Two further defibrillator training sessions had been arranged Wednesday 25/10/17 in the afternoon and Thursday 26/10/17 in the evening @ Amroth Hall, Summerhill. Further details were available from Cllr Mary Megarry. All the councillors agreed that it was essential that the location of the defibrillators in the community be widely advertised. Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders had been approached to organise CPR training sessions, details to follow when arranged.

Agreed
That newspaper and newsletters be asked to publicise that defibrillators were in Amroth Community hall, Summerhill; in Llanteg Village Hall; at the New Inn, Amroth and the Osborne Shop in Amroth.

 

  1. Vehicle activated signs Summerhill.

Councillors were very disappointed that approximately 10 of the required 30 m.p.h. signs were currently missing in Pleasant Valley.

Agreed
That a decision on vehicle Activated Signs (V A S ) be postponed until Pembrokeshire County Council’s work to replace these speed limit signs was completed.

 

3. Horse Chestnut Tree Pleasant Valley.
  Pembrokeshire County Council,(Barry magee) had visited the site and declared the tree to be unsound. Councillors had obtained the following quotes for work:-
1. Roscoe Tree Services to remove the tree but not clear the site  £480.00 plus VAT
2. Carl Diggit remove the tree and clear site £480.00 ..vat exempt.
3. Dan Badham trim the tree and remove branches £350.00 plus £600.00 to carve the remaining stripped trunk to reflect that it had been planted for Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee.

Resolved
That the preferred option was to trim the tree, remove the branches and carve the stripped trunk to reflect that it had been planted for Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee, but to keep the total cost, less vat , under £1000.00.

 

4. Japanese Knotweed
Councillors reported seeing Japanese Knotweed in various parts of the community
Resolved
That the Clerk contact Pembrokeshire County Council again to ascertain correct reporting/resolving procedure.

 

5. Pebble/stone removal from Amroth Beach
There had been more incidents of this illegal act, reported to Community Councillors and passed on to Pembrokeshire County Council legal department. The advice from Pembrokeshire County Council was for members of the public not to approach the felons but to note the incident, with details/descriptions of the vehicles and people involved and report it to either their Community councillor or directly to Pembrokeshire County Council, legal department.

Resolved
a) That newspapers and local newsletters be asked to advertise that members of the public were requested not to approach the felons but to note the incident, with details/descriptions of the vehicles and people involved and report it to either their Community councillor or directly to Pembrokeshire County Council , legal department.
b) That the Community Council’s request for signs could be installed warning members of the public of the illegality of the act and the fine to be imposed be reiterated
c) That County Councillor Baron pursue the matter and possible resolution.

 

6. Dog Pooh Bins
  Following the site visit on Tuesday 26/9/17 regarding locations of Dog Pooh Bins, the Clerk had obtained the following 3 quotes:-
Glasden  
Retriever City green bin   £95.42 plus VAT
1000 sacks        £29.18
Free delivery 2/3 weeks delivery est time
………………………………………………………

JRB    
Green sack dispenser                       £79.00 plus VAT
If ordering 3 dispenser free delivery
Bags  800       economy £22.80    standard  £26.00
Discount for 10 cases
Delivery 1 or 2 days
……………………………………………..

Wybone 
Green dispensers £68.99 plus VAT
Bags   800 £37.75 plus VAT
Delivery £16.00 plus VAT  in 2 days.
…………………………………….
It was decided that the Glasden dispenser was the preferred as it was likely to last longer and be more aesthetically pleasing. Local businesses had agreed to contribute £150.00 towards the dog pooh sacks.

Resolved
That the Clerk order 3 Red retriever City sack dispensers from Glasden and 3000 dog Pooh bags.

 

7. County Councillor Baron’s report

1. Boundary Commission review.
 The proposal was designed to readjust some boundaries of wards in Pembrokeshire to balance the number of inhabitants in the wards, without disrupting community spirit and residents. The average size was intended to be 1523 residents by 2022 plus the possibility of increasing County Councillors to 62 from 60.It was currently at the first response stage to be followed by consultation; response; consultation then decision. County Councillors were in favour of, to reduce costs to the electorate, reducing county councillors to 54.The current suggestion was to amalgamate Amroth with north Saundersfoot. Ultimately the decision would be made by the Welsh Office.
2. Kerb Side Recycling
The proposal of 3 weekly kerb side recycling was intended to meet recycling targets of 64% by 2020 and 75% by 2025 and avoid hefty fines. With the introduction of Kerb Side recycling would come the offer of a grant for Pembrokeshire County Council to be able to replace and update their old stock refuse collection vehicles. Currently no decision had been made and it was a very emotive subject for the County Councillors as residents maybe extremely inconvenienced with the introduction of Kerb Side Recycling.

3. Llanteg Village Road Crossing
    County Cllr Baron reported that he had received presentation form residents of Llanteg stating that the village was split in two by the A477 and lack of pedestrian crossing areas. Community councillors stated that at the very least there should be an island in the middle of the road to give pedestrians a chance to cross, what is a very busy and fast road, in two attempts. However this fell under the purview of South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA).
4. Trelesi Road
 The verges had been encroaching onto the road for some time and Pembrokeshire County Council had agreed to excavate the verge, put in a passing bay and widen the road.

 

Planning

17/0480/PA Llanteg Service station
That the Chair draft a letter of objection expressing the grounds of objection of the whole Community Council

NP/17/0617/FUL Timber deck/Sitting Area Shell haven, Amroth .
Agreed   No Objection.

 

Correspondence

  1. PCNPA offer of voluntary wardens to undertake community work in Amroth Community Council Area.

      Resolved
      That the offer be declined at present.            

  1. The Pensions Regulator automatic enrolment. The clerk reported that she, as the sole employee, had previously written to the Pensions Regulator informing him that she did not wish to enrol in a pension with Amroth Community Council.

 

 

Finance

Account

Account No.

Date of balance

Balance

ACC Community Council Account

70121649

29/9/17

£18301.16

ACC Community Council Reserve Account

40736856

29/9/17

£2432.60

ACC Educational Charity of David Rees

00233803

31/8/17

£656.21

ACC Amroth Village Hall;

770449644

4 Nov 2016

£354.73

Cheques to be written this month:
Roger Harries for Wycraft plaques     £23.00
Wales Audit Office (Grant Thornton) £243.00
Agreed
That a budget be grafted by the Clerk and sent to all Community Councillors to discuss, decide and set precept request on 23/11/17 meeting.

 

Other Matters, not on the agenda

1. National Grid
  The chair had recently attended a presentation regarding the national grid upgrades. There would be no interruption to electric supplies,70 towers would be replaced/improved, some traffic disruption but no road closures. Any queries contact 0800 073 1047.

2. Clean Seas project
A galvanised sculpture of a fish would be erected on Amroth sea front to publicise the incredible amount of plastic waste polluting seas and harming sea life. This would cost approximately £10,000.00 but funding for 70% of the cost was already in place. In the future the sculpture might be transported/lent to other coastal communities to publicise the Clean Seas Project. It was proposed that if local businesses pledged to reduce/replace use of plastic cups etc to lessen the impact of plastic pollution they would get a certificate to display in their shop/business.
Resolved
That a maximum contribution of £3,000.00 be made from Amroth Community Council.

3. Invitation to meet Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council
   Resolved that the Clerk inform Pembrokeshire County Council that 5 or possibly 6 Community Councillors would be attending @ 7 p.m. on 25/10/17.

4. Calendar of meetings
Resolved
That the Clerk prepare and issue to all Community Councillors the dates and locations of all future meetings to the May A. G. M.

5. Plaques for benches.
  Resolved
  That the clerk contact Wyecraft ltd to confirm the Community Council`s order or 20 plastic plaques to replace the current plaques which, as discussed in the meeting of September 21st 2017, posed a potential health and safety hazard.

The meeting ended at 21:15

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7pm in Amroth Village Hall, Summerhill.



 

AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED LLANRATH
Draft minutes
of meeting held by Amroth Community Council on Thursday 21st September 2017

 

Councillors Present   A Davies; P Davies; F Evans ; R Harries ;B James;  J James; B Lawrence; R Lewis; S Phillips (Chair); R Tippet-Maudsley ,   In attendance:   V Dennis (Outgoing Clerk), H Jones (Incoming Clerk)

 

Apologies:  M Megarry; M Morris.

Register of Interest – None.

Chair`s welcome
The Chair welcomed all councillors to the meeting after the summer break. He expressed the thanks of all the committee to Mr Vic Dennis for his exemplary work as clerk and responsible finance officer for Amroth Community Council. Also for Mr Dennis ensuring a smooth transition of duties and outstanding work, during the take over of post, by the new clerk and responsible finance officer, Mrs Heather Jones. The Chair welcomed the new Clerk to her first meeting.

 

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 20th July 2017 were agreed, proposed by Cllr R. Harries and seconded by Cllr J James and signed by Cllr. S Phillips following meeting.

 

Outstanding issues to be addressed from the minutes
  

  1. Defibrillators

The 3 defibrillators which Amroth Community Council made a substantial donation towards have now been installed. 1 in Amroth Community hall, Summerhill, one in Llanteg Village Hall and one at the New Inn. This, with the defibrillator at the Osborne Shop in Amroth funded by LNG brought the total to 4 defibrillators in the community. Councillors were anxious that a demonstration or training be made available to residents. Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders have arranged a training/demonstration on 11th October 2017 @ 7 p.m. in Llanteg Village Hall; all residents were welcome to attend.

 

 

  1. Vehicle activated signs Summerhill.

PCC traffic management was seeking certification from Sunset Solar that their Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) were suitable for highways.
Councillors were anxious that when certification was resolved that a VAS be installed on the approach to Summerhill and another location in the Community.
Discussion was held regarding traffic problems in the area and it was agreed that bollards in some areas no longer had effective reflectors.

 

  1. Signage for the Ironman Wales event

 Despite a meeting with Iron Man Wales it was felt that there had been no change to the signage in 2017 compared with 2016 events. All councillors agreed that the signage from the eastern approach to Amroth village was insufficient during the Ironman weekend.
Iron Man Wales was a feather in the cap of Tenby and did promote the area for this and other events like Long Course in July as well as participants using the course for trial runs in the lead up to the event. However, road closures had been an inconvenience to residents and businesses.

Agreed
That Iron Man Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council Highways Department be contacted and informed that the signage from the eastern approach to Amroth village was insufficient during the Ironman Wales weekend.  The signage should commence at Pendine Church and say “Access to Amroth village only, The road beyond is closed, Businesses are open as usual in Amroth”.

  1. One Voice Wales Membership

Agreed
That membership of One Voice Wales be considered before May 2018.

 

5. Road Signage
 Agreed
That Pembrokeshire County Council be contacted regarding the possibility of “Road unsuitable for Caravans” signs be installed on the road from Llanteg to Amroth; at the junction towards the old Zoar Chapel; Amroth arms road; Amroth Castle Road.

 

6. Llanteg Community Hall and Association
   
The Llanteg Fun Day on Sunday 30th July had raised £2790.00, an increase of almost £1000.00 on 2016 a fund raising event for Wales Air Ambulance. Councillors sent their congratulations to Jo and Polly for their hard work towards the organising of the event.
Agreed
That a letter be sent to Jo and Polly.

 

At the recent local police meeting attendees had been warned of a telephone scam purporting to be from the Inland Revenue stating that residents hadn’t paid enough income tax. This had worried residents who had received these calls.

Forthcoming events

  1. 29/9/2017 Macmillan Coffee Morning @ 11 a.m. in Llanteg Village Hall
  2. 29/9/2017 Macmillan Coffee Afternoon @ 4 p.m. in Wanderers Rest
  3. 30 Sep walk in Tenby visiting the blue plaques.
  4. 21 Oct walk along the Miners Walk from Kilgetty. Further details from Jill Roberts on 01834831142

 

 

Planning

NP/17/0523/FUL Maythorn, Amroth
Agreed
Local councillors view the site and report any objections to Pembrokeshire National Parks via the Clerk.

NP/17/0394/FUL Little Whiteleys, approval granted by NCNPA.
Noted.

NP/17/0485/FUL Thane Cottage, Amroth.
No objections.

 

Bryn Howell.
Discussion took place between councillors regarding an entrance below Bryn Howell.
Agreed
That the e mail from PCNPA be circulated to councillors and Clerk reply to e mail.

 

Correspondence

  1. Letter of thanks for Llanteg Village Hall Committee regarding contribution towards defibrillator.

Received and noted.

  1. Email regarding Sign boards for Llanteg Park, Llanteg Wood and Ledgerland Lane.

Agreed that the correspondence be redirected to Pembrokeshire County Council.

3David Rees Charity
Stepaside School had responded with details of year 6 students who would qualify for a thesaurus.
Resolved
That the Clerk pursue replies from Saundersfoot and Tavernspite Schools.

 

Finance

Account

Account No.

Date of balance

Balance

ACC Community Council Account

70121649

31 8 2017

£17299.16

ACC Community Council Reserve Account

40736856

31 8 2017

£2432.60

ACC Educational Charity of David Rees

00233803

31 8 2017

£656.21

ACC Amroth Village Hall

770449644

4 Nov 2016

£354.73

Cheques to be written this month:
One Voice Wales-£120 for training
Llanteg Village Hall hire  £20.00
Outgoing Clerk salary/Expenses  £448.00

The Clerk/RFO presented the Wales Audit Office (Grant Thornton) report. 
The VAT returns for 2016-17 had been completed.
Agreed
V A T returns be posted. Forms be obtained from the bank to add new Clerk/RFO as signatory

 

Other Matters, not on the agenda

1. Japanese Knotweed
Councillors reported seeing Japanese Knotweed in various parts of the community
Resolved
That the Clerk contact Pembrokeshire County Council to ascertain correct reporting/resolving procedure.

2.Pebble/stone removal from Amroth Beach
Councillors reported that visitors were illegally removing pebbles/stones from Amroth beach.
Resolved
That Cllr J James contact the community PCSO, Jim Moffat to report the matter and seek advice on how to prevent this in future and/or if signs could be installed warning members of the public.

3. Benches
   Resolved
 That all requests for memorial/dedicated benches in the community be addressed to the Clerk/RFO.
That all slate plaques be replaced with plastic plaques, due to Health and Safety as the slate was brittle and posed a potential hazard.
That purchasers of benches continue to be informed that the benches and insurance remain the property of Amroth Community Council.
That some councillors attend a site visit on Tuesday 26/9/17 2:30 p.m. re position of future benches.

4. Land owned by Amroth Community Council
Resolved
That the Chair ascertain via Land Registry the extend/location of land owned by Amroth Community Council.
 
5. Dog Pooh Bins
Resolved
That some councillors attend a site visit on Tuesday 26/9/17 regarding locations of Dog Pooh Bins.

 

6. Horse Chestnut Tree Pleasant Valley.
  Councillors reported that they had been requested to give permission for removal of one of the 9 Horse Chestnut Trees planted to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.It was agreed that the historical significance and environmental benefit of the tree be maintained.
Resolved
That the Clerk contact Pembrokeshire County Council and request that the soundness of the tree be ascertained and resultant procedure for making it safe, if necessary.

7. Rock fall, New Inn /Amroth Beach
 The area is used by anglers and children on geological educational classes but there had been a recent, significant rock fall.
Resolved
That the Clerk write to both Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Coastal Officer and Pembrokeshire County Council drawing the Health and Safety issues to their attention. Requesting a “Beware falling rocks” sign similar to the one at the other end of Amroth Beach.

8. Disabled access to promenade
 Despite a resolution at the meeting on 22/6/17 by Amroth Community Council being reported to Pembrokeshire County Council Stating” Disabled access to promenade is a long way from the ramp. There is a parking space available but it is not deemed a disabled parking bay.” The bay had not been designated a disabled parking bay.
Resolved
That the Clerk Contact Pembrokeshire County Council and reiterate the decision made by Amroth Community Councillors.

9. Litter bins on A477
    Despite a resolution at the meeting on 22/6/17 by Amroth Community Council being    reported to Pembrokeshire County Council Stating, “It was agreed that there should be a litter bin at the Bus Stop in Summerhill and the litter bins need emptying more frequently in the Amroth Car park”. The work had not been carried out.
Resolved
That the Clerk Contact Pembrokeshire County Council and reiterate the decision made by Amroth Community Councillors.

 

10. Outgoing Clerk
Resolved
That a letter of thanks be sent to the outgoing Clerk.

 

The meeting ended at 20:45

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7pm in Llanteg Village Hall. Remaining dates for 2017 and future dates for 2018 to be decided at this meeting.


 

AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED LLANRATH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE JULY MEETING 2017

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-

1. Replacement Clerk.

Unfortunately the replacement clerk had not been able to accept the post due to unfortunate and unforeseen personal circumstances.  Vic Dennis confirmed that he would continue in post until 1st Sep 2017 when he will be replaced by a suitable candidate identified in the recent recruitment exercise.

2. Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders.

 The Clerk has written to Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders offering a donation of £1800 as a contribution towards the provision of 3 defibrillators, 1 in each Hall and one to be situated in a business premises in Amroth village. It was confirmed that the New Inn was delighted to have a defibrillator sited at their premises and this would complement the other new defibrillator recently sited at the Osborne Shop.

3. Vehicle activated signs Summerhill.

PCC traffic management has provided comprehensive information and additional information from another supplier had been circulated widely.  

It was agreed that the Clerk obtain alternative prices for 1 or 2 units from Sunset Solar, the preferred option.  Also the Clerk to check with PCC traffic management whether they have any objections to the Sunset Solar Units which can be sourced locally.  A final decision will be made at the September meeting.  It had previously been agreed that as well as the site originally agreed in Summerhill, there would be 2 other sites in Amroth village and Pleasant Valley.

The Clerk is to contact PCC traffic management regarding the countywide speed review and the extension at Summerhill would form part of that.  It was also agreed that the 2 30mph speed limits should be joined to cover the whole of Pleasant Valley. 

4. Signage on A477:

Following the previous letter from the Welsh Government the Clerk is to reply pointing out that the WG had referred to the wrong junction in their reply to the original letter from ACC. 
It was agreed that the placement of reflect strips on the end of the wall by either entrance will be raised with the Llanteg Village Hall committee.

In relation to the brown information sign on A477, County Cllr. T. Baron has a meeting of the leader funding tomorrow and he will get forms from PLANED and ask one of the animators to assist the Clerk in completing an application for the Chair to sign.  The bid could also include the interactive interpretative boards elsewhere in the Community.

5. Litter Bins:

The Clerk met with PCC Environmental Services supervisor to discuss the provision of litter bins.  PCC agreed to site a second bin in the car park at Amroth and one at the bus stop in Summerhill.  These have been done and there are plans to site 2 bins either side of the A477 in the Lay bys on A477 near Bangeston and Foxes Walk. 
 

6. Parking in Summerhill Estate:

The caravan had been removed from the Summerhill Estate. 

7. Pembrokeshire Tourism : Best Dog Friendly Beach categories of the Dog Friendly Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards.

The Clerk has contacted Pembrokeshire Tourism and they have agreed to email a copy of the Best Dog Friendly Beach award certificate as soon as the member of staff returns form annual leave on 24 July 2017.

8. Training modules for new councillors.

A free planning training workshop was held in Haverfordwest on 3rdJuly 2017. Those councillors that attended were disappointed with the quality of the training.
2 councillors are due to attend training on Understanding the Law on 25th July 2017.
The Monitoring Officer at PCC has offered to deliver Code of Conduct Training to a cluster of Community Councils if we wished to partake of it.  The Clerk is to contact other local Community Councils to organise a joint event.

9. Good Councillor Guide

  The Clerk has yet contact PALC to obtain further copies.

10. 2017 Elections:

The responses from 2 people who wish to be considered for the vacant Community Council Seat had been circulated.  It was agreed to co-opt Mr. Martin Morris to Amroth Community Council for the Crunwere Ward.

11. Disabled access to promenade is a long way from the parking bay. 

There is a closer parking space available but it is not deemed a disabled parking bay. The Clerk to contact PCC.

12. Seat at the top of the slip.

Following the meeting of the Clerk and a representative PCC it was established that the bench had not been placed by either PCC or ACC however following the placement of this bench it did leave an exact space for another bench in between and PCC had agreed already agreed to replace the damaged wooden bench that had been removed earlier in the year.

13. New memorial seat donation.  

The clerk has written to Mr Roger Bentley.

14. Signage for the Ironman Wales event in September.

The signage from the eastern approach to Amroth village was insufficient during the Ironman weekend.  The signage should commence at Pendine Church and say “Access to Amroth village only, The road beyond is closed, Businesses are open as usual in Amroth”.  There was a further suggestion that a one way system be considered around the triangle of the old school, the castle and the Amroth Arms whilst the road to Summerhill is closed. It was agreed that the Clerk contact PCC and discuss. There is a meeting regarding the Ironman on 27th July 2017 in County Hall that the Clerk will attend.

15. One Voice Wales

The Chair had raised previously that ACC should reconsider its membership of One Voice Wales.  It was agreed that ACC should reconsider their membership before May 2018 when the membership of PALC expires.  In the meantime it was shared that the OVW website was readily available and contained extensive information.

 

County Councillor T. Baron 
PCC Chair, Cllr. Paul Harries has invited Amroth Community Council to County Hall along with 3 other CCs at the same time. There will be a number of officers there to address questions. The Clerk is to write to Cllr Harries to accept the offer and arrange a date.

Cllr. T. Baron had received a document outlining Sustainable Wales by the Welsh Government.  It contained interesting references to drainage and sewerage including a suggestion for unified sewerage regulations. Cllr. T. Baron to forward to Clerk and Clerk will circulate.

The road from Llanteg to Amroth is unsuitable for caravans and there should be a sign at the junction towards the old Zoar Chapel warning that the road is unsuitable. Clerk to contact PCC.

There had been a robust debate in the County Council chamber earlier today regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between Pembrokeshire College and PCC regarding post 16 education. Councillors were concerned that if the MOU was signed as presented that it could be the end of 6th form provision in Pembrokeshire schools, Cllr. Baron blamed the cuts made by the Welsh Government and reported that arts and music was under threat in schools. He encouraged members to write to the Director of Education if they were concerned.  He further reported that Pembrokeshire was a net contributor of business rates to Cardiff.  This meant that if schools provision was increased in the County, the County will be paying more business rates. The Clerk was instructed to write to the Director of Education and express the Councils wish to keep 6th form provision within the PCC Education department.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association -
Events in Llanteg

  1. There is a Coffee Morning on the last Friday of each month in the hall. 
  2. Llanteg Fun Day Sunday 30th July 12- 6.00 p.m.  £1.00 entry for adults children free.

A community (& field based) event raising funds for WALES AIR AMBULANCE! 
Please join us for an afternoon of live music, food & drink, stalls and entertainment... ! 
Elvis Prescelly, The Sleeping Dogs, BBQ, woodfired pizza, icecream, bar, fete stalls, slip & slide, hoops & hoppers, tug of war, Battlefield Live laser targets, inflatables, man v pancake, raffle and more TBC soon.

  1. August Walk - Bank holiday Monday 28th August - Llanteg and afterwards a DIY BBQ at The Claypits from around 5.00 pm. Please bring your own food and drinks and BBQ.
  2. 30 Sep walk in Tenby visiting the blue plaques.
  3. 21 Oct walk along the Miners Walk from Kilgetty.

Further details from Jill Roberts on 01834831142

The old school gardens- Clerk to check the ownership of the land. A decision to support the maintenance works will discussed in September.

Amroth and District Community Association
The classes have stopped for the summer break. Only Bingo and the Bible classes are now continuing through the summer.

Planning

17/0118/AD Internally illuminated totem sign.
Location:  Llanteg Service Station, Llanteg, Narberth, SA67 8QD. Conditionally Approved

17/0184/PA Proposed Agricultural Machinery and Feed Building
Location: Land north of Hayloft Cottage, East Llanteg Farm, Llanteg, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QA.  Conditionally Approved, despite the objection from ACC about the quality of information provided on which to make a judgement.

17/0161/PA Erection of Agricultural Shed.
Location:  Land Adjacent Little Kings Park, Amroth Road, Narberth, SA67 8PG. No objection raised. Permission refused.

Temporary rural enterprise worker’s dwelling at Land at Bangeston, Stepaside, Narbeth SA67 8PH. The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref 16/0341/PA, dated 4 July 2016

The Clerk had written to PCNPA regarding an unplanned entrance to Bryn Howell on the hill down to Wisemans Bridge.  PCNPA were taking action.

17/0230/AG Nutrient storage lagoon Trenewydd Farm, Agri Notf 216309 210953
LLANTEG, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QG This was on the PCC planning list however ACC has not received notification. 

NP/17/0394/FUL-Little Whiteleys, Wisemans Bridge. Demolition of existing porch, part of first floor walls and roofs. Provide new roofs with glazed walls below and first floor rear extension to provide upside down accommodation. New first floor balcony and associated external works. No objection raised.

NP/17/0420/FUL - Conversion of existing first floor flat to 3 self contained units & alterations to ground floor cafe to provide undercover stairwell to flats above at Pirate Cafe, Amroth, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8NF is due to arrive.

Correspondence

  1. Revised School Organisation Code.

 

The consultation document and the revised Code are available at the link below

English: https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/school-organisation-code
Consultation end date: 30/09/2017
School Organisation and Admission Branch/ Y Gangen Trefniadaeth Ysgolion a Derbyniadau
School Effectiveness Division/ Yr Is-Adran Effeithiolrwydd
The Education Directorate/ Y Gyfarwyddaeth Addysg
Welsh Government/ Llywodraeth Cymru

  1. Welsh Government Workshops for local government representatives on higher activity radioactive waste management and disposal

The main purpose of the workshop is for the Welsh Government to raise awareness of geological disposal and its proposals for community engagement ahead of a consultation.  Although the Welsh Government has adopted a policy for the geological disposal of Higher Activity Waste - this does not mean that a GDF will necessarily be built in Wales or that the Welsh Government will seek to have a GDF built in Wales.  Our policy is clear: a GDF will only be built in Wales if a community is prepared to host it. The workshops will be on Tuesday 19 September in the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

  1. 13th Conference and Annual General Meeting of One Voice Wales
  2. The conference will be held on Saturday 30th September 2017 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY.
    The Minister Mark Drakeford will be the key note speaker and will update us on developments relating to Local Government Reform for our sector.

  3. The consultation on the Welsh Revenue Authority having access to criminal powers went live on 10 July. This is a 12 weeks consultation ending on 2 October 2017. The consultation document is available at the following links

 

https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/welsh-revenue-authority-powers-tackle-tax-crime  
https://ymgyngoriadau.llyw.cymru/ymgyngoriadau/pwerau-awdurdod-cyllid-cymru-er-mwyn-mynd-ir-afael-throseddau-trethi

We are consulting on the impact of the Welsh Revenue Authority being provided with specific criminal powers and we ask people’s views and comments on:

  • the need to tackle devolved tax offences through the use of criminal powers
  • the organisations which may be involved in criminal investigation and prosecution
  • the practical implications of making use of different elements of UK criminal powers legislation
  • ensuring appropriate safeguards and governance on the use of these powers. 
  1.  Election Cymru survey has been circulated.

 

  1. Review of Electoral Arrangements in the County of Pembrokeshire - 28 July 2017 – 5.00 pm

The Boundary Commission will be undertaking a review of all 22 Local Authorities in Wales beginning in January 2017, presenting Final Recommendations to Welsh Government in good time before the 2022 local government elections.
 The Pembrokeshire review will commence on 31 July.
 Prior to the commencement of the review, Mr Ceri Stradling, the Lead Commissioner, and Mr Matthew Redmond, Deputy Chief Executive, of the Boundary Commission would like to make a presentation to representatives of Town and Community Councils to explain the process for the forthcoming boundary review.
 Consequently, arrangements have been made for the session to be held on Friday, 28 July 2017 at 5.00 pm in Committee Room 1, County Hall, Haverfordwest and will last approximately two hours. I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendees by no later than this Friday, the 21st July.  

Other Matters

A report was received from the PACTO meeting on 3rd July 2017. The Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police attended. He originally started as a Special Constable.
There is an active drink drive campaign taking place.
Fake £20 notes are still circulating in the area.
An elderly woman was recently overcharged £180 which was a scam. It was claimed that she owed a refund of Council Tax-
All arrest cells are now in Haverfordwest.

The Chair had received an informal Invitation to visit PCNPA.  In October the planning system will go online.

The provision of dog pooh dispensers and bags was raised.  Further information to be obtained before a decision is made.

Knotweed was growing outside the Castle by the Millfield. Clerk to contact the County Council Knotweed Officer.    

A 2 min beach clean kit has been sited in the Village.  The Clerk to discuss with PCC officer, regarding the possibility of another. It was agreed to contribute up to £310 for the provision of another one.

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 21st Sep 2017 at 7pm in Amroth Village Hall.


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT MARCH MEETING 2017

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  

  1. Neighbourhood policing:
  2. The Clerk had written to the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner raising the concerns of ACC regarding the changes Neighbourhood Policing.
    A reply was received from Chief Inspector for Operations in Pembrokeshire who reassured that the PCSO team that currently serve the Tenby, Saundersfoot and indeed Amroth area, will not be in any way adversely effected. He completely agree that it would indeed be completely counter-productive to move officers away from areas where they have worked so closely to forge relationships with you all for a number of years. The potential changes are more concerned with other aspects of management that will not impact on the day to day role of our PCSO team. These details had also been shared at the Saundersfoot PACT meeting on Monday 6th March. Cllr. T Brinsden had also met the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner who confirmed the same.

  3. Vehicle activated signs Summerhill.
  4. The Clerk had received only indicative budget figures for the vehicle activated signs for Summerhill so far.  No advice has been received regarding the traffic order changes.

  5.  Amroth Car Park Consultation: 
  6. The Clerk and Cllr R. Tippet Maudsley have yet to meet and exchange the details to forward to PCNPA.

  7. Bonfire Beacon:
  8. Previously Cllr. R Harries reported that there was a gas beacon available and it was agreed use the beacon for the “Battles Over” commemoration in Nov 2018. The Clerk to contact the organisers to confirm ACC’s participation.

  9. Planning Enforcement:
  10. Clerk had emailed, phoned and met PCC planning enforcement regarding a residential caravan opposite Llanteg Village Hall which had shown signs of habitation. The enforcement officer is in correspondence with the landowner.

  11. Water on Lower Road: 
  12. The Clerk contacted Dŵr Cymru who assured today that they will look at it in the next 24 hrs.

  13. Signage on A477:
  14. The Clerk has contacted the South Wales Trunk Road Agency who have acknowledge receipt of ACC’s concerns. They have forwarded ACC’s concerns and request to the Welsh Government.

  15. Litter Bins in Lay-bys on A477:
  16. The Clerk contacted PCC but had not received a reply from PCC Area Maintenance regarding the siting of 2 litter bins sited in the lay-bys situated opposite each other on the A477 between Penybont and the Old Welsh Road.  Councillors added that the layby just across the Carmarthenshire border was in a filthy condition.

  17. Parking in Summerhill Estate:

The Clerk had contacted PCC Housing Department and raise the concerns regarding parking of vehicles, including caravans, in the Summerhill Estate. An acknowledgement had been receive from the Housing Department who are going to look into it.

County Councillor T. Brinsden report 
Cllr. T Brinsden reported that he would not be standing in the forthcoming elections for either the County seat or on the Community Council.
The Councillors were invited by Cllr. T Brinsden to a Chairmen’s reception in recognition of the support that he had received from ACC during his term of office as Chair of PCC.
He was thanked for all his work on behalf of the community and he would be greatly missed after the May elections.
Cllr. T Brinsden also recommended that after the May elections, the new Community Council should consider forming a planning sub-committee to deal more efficiently and consistently with applications which are received between Council meetings. This would be for the Council to decide following 4 May 2017 election.  Training will be readily available.
Cllr. T. Brinsden was asked for support for the sign advertising the amenities of Amroth of the A477. He agreed to contact the Trunk Road Agency.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
The next issue of the village newsletter should be available on 15 April.
The next walk of the Llanteg walking group on Sunday 7th May will be in Castlemartin and will be from 09:30 -16:30.  There will be a minibus leaving the village hall at 9:00.
The Book Club is well supported and the next meeting is on 4 April in the hall. Contact Mary Megarry for further information on 07970 755312.
It was agreed that Ruth Roberts and Jill Roberts did an excellent job with the Llanteg website and Facebook page.

Amroth and District Community Association
Nothing to report.

Planning

Amendment to condition 2 (siting) of planning app. 15/0804/PA (relocation of workshop/repair centre with new single storey workshop building).

TENBY TOURERS, Crofty, Llanteg, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QE. Amendments were approved with conditions.

16/1061/AD Four Free Standing Directional Signs for Tenby Tourers And Byron's Cafe (Replacement)

Tenby Tourers & Byron's Cafe, Llanteg, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QE.
Permission refused.

 

NP/17/0052/FUL Change of use of part ground floor to manager’s accommodation, alterations to existing first and second floor flats, one flat to be holiday let and ancillary external alterations.
Location: Amroth Arms, Amroth, Narberth.  No objections were raised.  The Clerk had contacted PCNPA regarding the timing of works and PCNPA were aware of the situation and had no cause for concern.

NP/17/0121/FUL Retrospective planning application for engineering works related to existing and proposed retaining walls.
Heritage Park, Pleasant Valley, Stepaside
Withdrawn.
It was agreed that the Clerk is to contact PCC and PCNPA development control sections to arrange a local meeting.  ACC is not a consultee however there is considerable impact on residents of ACC from the site.

NP/17/0114/FUL External alterations to include alterations to the roof, raising its height and the insertion of external wall insulation.
Sweet Pea Cottage, Lower Pendeilo Farm, Amroth SA67 8PR. No objections were raised.

16/1126/PA Construction of a bridge and wetland system.
Land at Little Garness, Ledgerland Lane, Llanteg, SA67 8PX. The following objections were raised against this development: Initially there were no objections however following a site visit, it appeared that the plans did not accurately reflect the development and the structure. The bridge was far larger than required and caused a detrimental visual impact. ACC are also concerned that such a structure could give rise to greater noise and disturbance which would have an unfavourable effect on the character of the neighbourhood.

Correspondence

  1. One Voice Wales/SLCC Joint Event – 12 July, 2017
  2. One Voice Wales and the SLCC are arranging the fifth Joint Event to be held on 12 July, 2017 in theVillage St Davids Hotel, Ewloe, Flintshire.

  3. The Boundaries Commission published all of the responses received during its initial consultation on proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies in Wales – both written responses and those made orally at public hearings – on 28 February 2017.  They will publish both written responses and those made orally at public hearings on the Commission website at www.bcw2018.org.uk
  4. Planning Directorate- Department for Natural Resources have released a consultation on a draft circular for the planning of gypsy, traveller and showpeople sites and ACC are invited to comment. The closing date for responses is 22 May 2017.
  5. ACC had received the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales’ Annual Report for 2017/18 and is available on the Welsh Government website. Section 13 relates to Community and Town Councils.

  6. Sustaining rural services and infrastructure

    As part of the European Rural Parliament (www.europeanruralparliament.com) PLANED and Arwain Sir Benfro are asking people in Wales to tell them about issues regarding rural services and infrastructure.
    The European Rural Parliament seeks to express the voice of rural communities; to articulate the concerns of rural people; and to promote self-help and action, in partnership with civil society and governments.
    Throughout 2017, Planed are working with other groups across Europe in preparing for the next European Rural Parliament which will be held in October 2017. By strengthening the network and enriching our evidence or issues facing rural communities. They will ensure our voice is heard.
    Arwain sir Benfro also has funding and support for communities (in Pembrokeshire) who wish to develop projects around non-statutory and local community services and would like to hear from us if we have specific ideas.  ACC did not have any specific ideas or proposals at this time.

  7. Following a recent Notice of Motion presented to Pembrokeshire County Council and considered by the Services Scrutiny and Overview Committee regarding dog fouling issues in the County, the Committee resolved the Public Protection service will liaise with all the Town/Community Councils to see if there are any schemes the section operates elsewhere in the County that may transfer and be supported in your local Community. It was agreed not to develop a specific scheme but to maintain current practices to encourage dog owners to behave responsibly.

  8. Rights of Way Improvement Plan- is a joint piece of work by PCC and PCNP
    1. There is initial consultation letter explaining the Rights of Way Improvement Plan process.
    2. The outline and detailed timetable showing the timescales and tasks involved at each stage.
    3. The terms of reference, which set out the changes that have occurred since the previous Rights of Way Improvement Plan.  

    ACC had no comment to make on the plan.
    The status of the footpath through Colby Woods was discussed and ACC were reminded that the bridleway status had been lost in 1996 as part of a large review of bridleways.  It has been used since then but only on a permissive basis. That permission has now been withdrawn.

  9. Pembrokeshire Tourism would like to offer congratulations to the community of Amroth for being successfully shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Dog Friendly Town / Village and the Best Dog Friendly Beach categories of the Dog Friendly Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards.

    Full details of the awards may be found at www.pembrokeshiretourismawards.net including details of judging and the awards ceremony to which two representatives from the Community Council or appointed representatives will be invited.
    The awards are designed to champion responsible pet ownership and recognise the efforts of outstanding local businesses throughout the county who help to make Pembrokeshire a dog friendly destination. It was agreed that the Clerk respond to Pembrokeshire Tourism.

  10. Tenby and Saundersfoot Community First Responders-wrote to introduce their aims and objectives. They are to be invited to the next meeting.

  11. Surface Dressing The effect of the Order, which will have a maximum duration of 12 months, will be to:-
    • temporarily prohibit all vehicular traffic, other than exempted vehicles, from proceeding along those sections of road where there is insufficient carriageway width to maintain traffic flow during the works.
    • impose a temporary 20mph speed limit on all sections of road following resurfacing works.

    It is intended that the restrictions, which will be signed accordingly, will come into force on Monday 17th April 2017 with work being undertaken on a rolling programme. Alternative routes will be provided and signed accordingly. Pedestrian access will also be maintained together with limited vehicular access to affected properties which are located outside of the works area.

    C3045 AMROTH CASTLE-LLANTEG
    U6365 HIGHLANDS PLACE, AMROTH
    U6394 STEPASIDE - CLEGGARS CASTLE A478
    U6368 SUMMERHILL - GREEN PLAINS, STEPASIDE

  12. The Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) is a collective agreement between OS and the government. Its licence lets community councils access and share OS digital mapping. It was agreed to enter into the agreement.

  13. The Notice of Election for the forthcoming County Council and Town & Community Council elections was circulated.  Copies of the county council notice are already on display alongside the town and community notice in your community as well as on social media sites.

 

Other Matters

There was a report from the last PACT meeting. 

  • There is a community speed watch which requires a minimum of 6 people who would be trained and equipped with speed guns.
  • Inspector Aled Davies is the Inspector in Tenby.
  • It was confirmed that Saundersfoot Police Station would remain open.
  • The Chief Constable has been invited to the next meeting.
  • 2 have been arrested in North Wales following the circulation of fake Scottish £20 notes reported at the last meeting.


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT FEBRUARY MEETING 2017

Register of Interest
Planning application NP/17/0052/FUL Cllr M James and Cllr. R. Harries.

PCSO Jim Moffat of Dyfed Powys Police addressed the meeting and answered questions that had arisen at the previous meeting which he also attended. PCSO Moffat had spoken to the Road Policing Sergeant in Haverfordwest, who visited Summerhill to meet PCSO Moffat and discuss the concerns of Amroth Community Council, regarding excessive speed.  The Sergeant had written a full report which will be given to PCC Highways when they consider varying the traffic order.
The potential changes to the Neighbourhood Policing Team was raised as a matter of concern. It was reported that these changes had been raised at the local PACT meeting. ACC were further warned that there had been an illegal scam based on speeding fines and a number of fake Scottish £20 notes in circulation locally. The Clerk is to write to the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner raising the concerns of ACC regarding the changes Neighbourhood Policing.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  

Vehicle activated signs Summerhill. The Clerk met Mr. Ben Blake of PCC Highways signage earlier today.  Mr. Blake shared information regarding a speed survey that had been conducted in the village in the summer of 2016.  Mr Blake agreed to proceed with the relocation of the 30 mph sign to collocate with the village name sign. 
He will also provide a vehicle activated sign on the western side of the road between the relocated 30 mph sign and the start of the built up area.  There is insufficient space on the side facing the oncoming traffic. The sign would need to be solar powered and the proposed location would not be shaded.
He will provide prices for 2 options. Either a simple flashing sign reinforcing that it is a 30 mph area or a driver feedback sign which will show the actual speed. 

Wooden Memorial Bench has been removed from the seafront.
 
Amroth Car Park Consultation: 
The Clerk wrote to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to express disappointment that ACC had not been consulted before PCNPA had made this decision to look at options for the car park in Amroth.  
A reply had been received from the Estate’s Officer who has responsibility for the Car Parks, who advised that any decision to make changes to the existing operation of the National Park owned and operated car park at Amroth will be proceeded by a period of public consultation.  He would also be grateful to receive the data gathered by ACC that demonstrated that the proposed charging at Amroth would not generate income for PCNPA. 

Bonfire Beacon: It was reported that there was a gas beacon available and it was agreed to use the beacon for the Battles Over commemoration in Nov 2018. Councillors are to consider sites where the beacon could be lit and if there should be a community event also.  

Planning Enforcement: Clerk had emailed and phoned PCC planning enforcement regarding a residential caravan opposite Llanteg Village Hall had shown signs of habitation. No reply had been received so far.
Water on Lower Road:  Clerk contacted PCC regarding water on road on the Lower Road adjacent to Captain’s Pond. The reply was that it is most likely a leak from the water main which is located directly below the source of the water and has been passed on to “Streetcare” section who will liaise with Welsh Water in the first instance.  Clerk to contact Dŵr Cymru.

Flooding at entrance to Mountain Lake: Clerk had contacted PCC regarding the entrance to Mountain Chapel, which is liable to flooding during heavy rainfall.  PCC advised that it was the responsibility of the landowner.

Signage on A477: Clerk had checked and there is a sign indicating a left turn from the A477 into Chapel Lane. It was agreed that there were signs to warn motorists of Chapel Lane turning however they were too far from the junction and there was no distinctive sign actually at the junction.  Also the entrance to Llanteg Village Hall is not highlighted and is easy to miss particularly in the dark. Clerk to contact Trunk Road Agency.

Litter Bins in Lay-bys on A477: Clerk contacted PCC but had not received a reply from PCC Area Maintenance regarding the siting of 2 litter bins sited in the lay-bys situated opposite each other on the A477 between Penybont and the Old Welsh Road.

 

County Councillor T. Brinsden report 

Cllr. Brinsden was not present however he had submitted a written report.

1.  The wooden seat has been removed from near the Castle entrance on Amroth seafront.
2.  The Crosslands (road running from the Old Crunwere Rectory to the Lime Road will be closed for up to 4 days from 20/2 for resurfacing work to be carried out.
3.  The County Council will not be responsible for installing drainage under private driveways.  It has been a condition of planning consents that proper drainage is installed before work commences for many, many years.
4.  The water problem at the bottom of the Stoney road is down to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water although they currently deny it.
5.  For any persons wishing to become County Councillors at the next election there will be an information session outlining the duties etc of County Councillors held at County Hall commencing 4pm on Monday 6th March 2017.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
The Llanteg walking group’s next walk is in Penally on 25 Feb at 13:30. Meet at the Railway Station Car Park. Contact Jill Roberts for further details.

Amroth and District Community Association
Nothing to report.

Planning

Amendment to condition 2 (siting) of planning app. 15/0804/PA (relocation of workshop/repair centre with new single storey workshop building).

TENBY TOURERS, Crofty, Llanteg, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QE. No objections were raised.

NP/16/0314/FUL Retrospective application for change of use of land for siting of timber lodge, cesspit & concrete slab.
Location: Land adjacent to Villa St. Helen’s, Cliff Road, Wisemans Bridge, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 8NU. Permission has been refused.

16/1061/AD Four Free Standing Directional Signs for Tenby Tourers And Byron's Cafe (Replacement)

Tenby Tourers & Byron's Cafe, Llanteg, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QE. Councillors were pleased in the reduction of the number of the signs but were concerned about the size of the proposed signed. Clerk to forward comments to planning authority.

NP/16-0644/FULl Retrospective alterations to conservatory, pergola and decking.
Location: Seafield, Stepaside, Narberth. Permission has been granted.

NP/17/0052/FUL Change of use of part ground floor to manager’s accommodation, alterations to existing first and second floor flats, one flat to be holiday let and ancillary external alterations.
Location: Amroth Arms, Amroth, Narberth.  No objections were raised however Clerk to contact PCNPA regarding timing of works.

Tree Protection Order. Land adjacent to Oak Tree Cottage, Stepaside. Order confirmed.

Correspondence

Clerk had sent a letter of thanks to Mrs. Jess Morgan thanking her for her work in the post of Clerk.

An invitation to Housing for the 21st Century has been circulated to all councillors.

A further invitation to all councillors for training on 13th Feb on the LDP process has been circulated.

Community and Town Councils Survey 2017 – Service and Asset Management. The Welsh Government invite ACC to complete a survey as part of their research into the services provided and assets managed by town and community councils. The survey aims to find out more about the services and assets council’s is currently responsible for, whether you are considering taking on more responsibility for services and assets, and how the Welsh Government and NTAG could best support you to do so.

The Pembrokeshire Play Conference has sent an invitation to this year’s Play Conference.  This event will be showcasing and celebrating examples of what `play` looks and feels like throughout the County. 
The event will be opened by The Children’s Commissioner for Wales – Professor Sally Holland- followed with children and young people from across the County presenting their stories, visually exciting displays, short films, poetry, drama and much, much more.

Temporary Road Closure – Unclassified (U6391) Crosslands Road, Llanteg

Reduced membership offer from One Voice Wales- declined
 
Charitable Donation Request- Paul Satori - declined

Charitable Donation Request- Pembrokeshire Federation of Young Farmers- declined

Other Matters

The asset register should be reviewed. The Clerk to research and report back.

Concerns were raised regarding parking of vehicles including caravans in the Summerhill Estate. Clerk to contact PCC Housing Department and raise the concerns.

It was agreed to request a brown tourist information sign be sited at the turning at Penybont which would highlight amenities available in Amroth. Clerk to contact Trunk Road Agency.

All councillors wished to encourage new candidates to stand for the role of Community Councillor at the forthcoming Local Government elections in May. 

The meeting ended at 8:30.

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 7 pm at Llanteg Hall.


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT JANUARY MEETING 2017

The chair welcomed PCSO Jim Moffat of Dyfed Powys Police who addressed the meeting and answered questions. He reported that there was good dialogue between Amroth Community Council and the DP Police as Cllr. J James attends the liaison group for the Tenby-rural area and raises issue there. This liaison group is the best attended in the whole of DP. There is ne1w Police Inspector for the area, Mr. Aled Davies.
ACC had written to Pembrokeshire County Council about moving the 30mph sigh at the northern approach to Summerhill.  It has been requested that the sign is placed on the northern side of the entrance to Cwmrath Farm.  ACC were also taking steps to erect a vehicle activated sign to make motorists aware of their speed as they approach the built up area.  PCSO Moffat confirmed that DP Police would support the actions of ACC.
Concerns over traffic speed were raised on the A477 and across Pleasant Valley.  It was agreed that the signage was correct however there needed to be greater enforcement to deter motorists from exceeding the speed limit.  PCSO Moffat noted the concerns and advised that there is a Community Speed Watch scheme run by DP Police where volunteers could be equipped and trained to deter motorists from exceeding the speed limit.   

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  

Footpaths   
SP1/5 Little White Leys to the Cliff Path (Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge road). Damaged steps up to 1st stile have been repaired.

Wooden Memorial Bench to be replaced on seafront. Nothing to report.
 
Amroth Car Park Consultation: ACC had received a copy of email from Tegryn Jones of PCNPA.
“The paper presented to the Members of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority on 30th November, outline a strategy for the management of the car parks owned by the Authority over the next three years. These included a number of options that had been previously discussed. In the New Year we will be seeking to develop a timetable of when to implement these changes. I can assure you that the Authority will contact Amroth Community Council prior to commencing any consultation in Amroth.”
ACC were disappointed that they had not been consulted before PCNPA had made this decision.  ACC has gathered data to disprove that proposed charging at Amroth would not generate income for PCNPA. The Clerk to write to PCNPA to express disappointment at the decision of PCNPA.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
On 29 Jan 2017 the Llanteg walking group will visit the National Botanical Gardens for a guided walk.  Please contact Jill Roberts on 01834 831142 for further details.
Anyone interested in a book club please contact Mary MacGarry on 01834 811510.
The AGM for Llanteg Village Hall will be on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Amroth and District Community Association
It will be the AGM for ADCA on 26 Jan 2017 immediately followed by the AGM for the Amroth Parish Hall.  There was an expression of disappointment at previous turnouts for AGMs and generally for the community support for the hall had not been great.  The hall is seen as an asset and an achievement that other communities are envious of.  It is exhibited by Planed as one of the finest examples of a community facility in the County.

Planning

NP/16/0578/NMA Centralised window to lounge Short-cutz studio, Summerhill Approved.

16/0832/PA-Siting of additional wooden storage shed together with toilet facility in connection with an existing smallholding complex approved under 14/0939/PA - Greenacre, Folly Cross, Old Amroth Road, Llanteg, SA67 8QG- Permission has been granted.

NP/16/0446/FUL Construction of a 3 storey extension to the south east elevation-Mead House, Amroth, Narberth. Permission has been granted.

Amendment to condition 2 (siting) of planning app. 15/0804/PA (relocation of workshop/repair centre with new single storey workshop building). TENBY TOURERS, Crofty, Llanteg, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8QE Currently with ACC for consultation. Under consideration.

16/0341/PA Land at Bangeston, Stepaside, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8PH Planning appeal for temporary rural enterprise worker's dwelling. ACC had previously supported at the panning application stage and had no further comment to offer.

The Clerk was questioned whether had been notified of a planning application at a bungalow adjacent to Colby Lodge. The Clerk confirmed that he had not received any notification.

Correspondence
From the Trunk Road Agency: In order to repair the carriageway at Llanteg, Pembrokeshire TRA477, it is necessary to provide a temporary 10mph speed limit (for convoy working), 40mph speed limit & Prohibition of Overtaking. This is required to protect the workforce and provide a safe route for road users whilst the work is being carried out. The work is programmed for February 2017 however this date may vary and will be from Penybont to the County boundary in the east.
Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government has announced an agenda for action to help build resilience and renewal in community and town councils. Please see leaflet attached to support your council in your efforts to raise awareness and encourage participation in the local government elections in May 2017. You may wish to publish the leaflet on your council website.

In commemoration and remembrance of the end of the war and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, a chain of 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories at 7pm on the 11th November 2018 – a century after the guns fell silent. You will be pleased to know that more than 320 organisations have already confirmed their involvement. 
(1) Use existing beacon braziers on tall wooden poles erected in 1988 and for other recent anniversaries.

(2) Use gas-fueled beacons lit for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

(3) Use the gas-fueled VE beacons lit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day in 2015.

(4) Use the gas-fueled beacons lit for The Queen's 90th birthday in April this year.

(5) Build a traditional bonfire beacon.
The Clerk to investigate further prior to confirming involvement.

Training opportunities: One Voice Wales provides a wide range of training opportunities for Councillors throughout Wales and in 2017 they are anticipating a major increase in demand for their courses primarily due to the May 2017 elections but also for you to help Councils prepare for the next audit round which will continue to focus on a range of themed elements requiring Councils to have a full understanding of the financial and governance requirements expected of them.
There is a current schedule of training courses that OVW provide and the Clerk will has already received the programme of courses scheduled for the period January to March, 2017. 
Pembrokeshire County Council is keen to encourage groups to utilise unused land and vacant properties to help revitalise and transform towns and communities.  To enable groups to do this PCC are looking into setting up an online toolkit offering guidance.  ACC could not identify anything that fitted this criteria in the community.  PCC are currently evidencing a need for this website and researching what information needs to be included. 
Welsh Hearts is the leading heart charity in Wales for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training across the country. The charity asked for financial support. This was declined.

Other Matters

ACC requested a letter of thanks be sent to Mrs. Jess Morgan following her excellent support and guidance that she had provided to ACC whilst in the post of Clerk.

It was noted that a residential caravan opposite Llanteg Village Hall had shown signs of habitation. Clerk to contact PCC planning enforcement.

There is water on road on the Lower Road adjacent to Captain’s Pond. This could prove hazardous particularly in freezing conditions and so near to the bus shelter that is used by local children. Clerk to contact PCC.

The entrance to Mountain Chapel was liable to flooding during heavy rainfall and whilst PCC had cleaned the ditches either side of the entrance they had ignored the problem at the entrance. Clerk to contact PCC.

There is no signage to indicate the left turning into Chapel Road when approached on the A477 from the east. Clerk to contact Trunk Road Agency.

There are no litter bins sited in the lay-bys situated opposite each other on the A477 between Penybont and the Old Welsh Road.  Clerk to contact PCC.

The meeting ended at 20:30.

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 16th February at 7 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.



AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT NOVEMBER MEETING 2016

The chair welcomed the newly appointed clerk to observe the first meeting.
It is with regret that Cllr Glyn James has offered his resignation as councillor due to ill health.  Clerk to send letter of thanks.

Register of Interest  
Planning ref NP/16/0578/NMA. Short-cutz studio, Summerhill premise owned by Cllr M James.
Planning ref 16/0706/PA Conversion of existing log shed to granny annexe. Crunwere House.  Neighbour Cllr Phillips.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
Distracting advertising boards on A477.  The majority of the signs have been removed.  Hopefully, all will be resolved before the end of the year.

Footpaths   SP1/5 Little White Leys to the Cliff Path (Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge road).Steps up to 1st stile damaged are being inspected by NP.  Nothing to report.

Vehicle activated signs Summerhill. The Community Council agreed to pursue purchasing a sign.  As a guide costs would be in the region of £3000 - £5000 for a solar powered unit and associated installation works.  Clerk to contact Ben Blake.
 Cllr J James has spoken to PCSO about the Relocation of 30mph Speed limit at Summerhill, clerk  to chase up PCC.
Speed signs on A477 – nothing to report.
Parking at Amroth – nothing to report.
Memorial Bench to be replaced on seafront. Nothing to report.
Information has been received regarding an opportunity to overturn the decision enabling residents in Wisemans Bridge and Pleasant Valley to connect to mains sewage.  Clerk has distributed information for discussion. Nothing to report.
Amroth and District Community Association
Marvellous concert was held last Friday night.  The hall is still fully booked every day.  A new class ‘card making’ has started on Wednesday.  The hall is still popular for childrens parties and other family events, it was recently decorated for Christmas. Everyone still misses the film club.
Planning

NP/16/0314/FUL Retrospective application for the change of use of land for the siting of timber lodge, cesspit and concrete slab.  Land adj to Villa St Helens, Cliff Rd, Wisemans Bridge. Objection not like for like development.
NP/16/0469/FUL New Reed bed system, Wisemans Bridge Inn Application withdrawn
NP/16/0574/FUL New Reed bed system Wisemans Bridge Inn – no objection
NP/16/0578/NMA Front window to lounge to be centralised. Short-cutz studio, Summerhill – no objection
16/0706/PA Conversion of existing log shed to granny annexe. Crunwere House, Llanteg  No objection
16/0613/PA Single storey games room extension too existing public house and store building.  Conditionally approved.
Tree preservation order land adjacent to Oak Tree cottage, Stepaside.  Objections to this order can be made to PCC by 25th November 2016.

16/0806/TF Tree felling, The Rookery, Stepaside – no objection

Update on Local Development Plan Land Allocations

Correspondence
Email from Alun Davies Fundraising Co-ordinator, Wales Air Ambulance, now operating out of Dafen Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.  Inviting councillors to visit the new airbase, funded by the people of Wales.  Normally open during the week 10.30am-3.30pm, other times are available on request.

Pembrokeshire County Council is seeking the views of bus passengers across the county in a bid to get more people to use the service.  
http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=101,988&parent_directory_id=646&id=34184&Language=

PLANED, PACTO (Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations) and Small World Theatre invite you to:  Let’s Talk Transport Again!   A Community Transport Forum for Pembrokeshire  Letterston Memorial Hall, on Friday, November 25th 2016 from 9.30am to 2pm (buffet lunch included)  Please book your place at https://letstalktransport.eventbrite.co.uk .  For more information contact Annie Slater on annies@planed.org.uk or call 01834 860965.
The Welsh Government is currently working on Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918’s Programme 2017 brochure and is appealing for events which could be featured in the publication.
 For further information regarding the latest in the annual publications Programme 2017, please visit here.     Commemorative events are taking place across Wales and beyond. If you would like your event to be considered for publication in Programme 2017, visit the website (www.walesremembers.org/events)by 1 December 2016.

Email from Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.  The Electoral Reviews: Policy and Practice sets out the Commission’s intended timetable for conducting the reviews of Wales’ principle councils; its Council Size Policy; and, the policies and procedures that it would apply in the conduct of the reviews.  Visit the website to view the Policy and Practice document, which includes the Commissions’ updated Council Size Policy, and our Programme of Electoral Reviews between 2017 and 2021.

Natural Resources Wales have a new number that people call to report environmental incidents. 03000 65 3000

Further consultation from BT regarding the removal of public payphone in Stepaside Heritage Park.  Opportunity for purchase it for £1.  Consultation deadline 28th November.

Pembrokeshire County Council ‘Have Your Say on Our Future Plans’ Meet the Leader and Chief Executive

6.30 - 8pm

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Pembroke Dock Community School

6.30 - 8pm

Monday 5th December 2016

County Hall, Haverfordwest

6.30 - 8pm

Monday 12th December 2016

Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard

 2014-17 we have already saved £35 million, 2017-21 we need your help to save £28 million
You can also give your views on line from the end of November
www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay

Temporary road closure by Amroth Arms, 28th November for 1 day. Western Power electric cabling works.

Letter from Angela Phillips, PAVS about a new project Active and Connected Communities. The Community Connectors will be employed by PAVS but will be working out in communities they wish to contact the many groups  who are already active across  Pembrokeshire.  The aim of the project is to look at ways of providing voluntary and community services locally and to provide opportunities for people to get involved in the life of their communities.  Angela would like to attend a meeting to talk about the project and how it may be able to help people in our community.

Changes to Christmas bin collection. Households with collection scheduled for Monday 26th December will have their waste/ recycling collected 2 days earlier on 24th December.

Pembrokeshire Funding Portal sessions run by PAVS Monday 28th November 10am-5pm at Tenby Library.  Places must be booked by calling 01437 769 422

Information for Natural Resource Wales.
 
Other Matters
It was agreed by the Councillors not to have a December meeting.
Request for memorial bench other side of Amroth (Slip).
The meeting ended at 8pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 19th January at 7 pm at Llanteg Village Hall. 

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com



AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT SEPTEMBER MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
The Memorial garden has been improved and enhanced, the council would like to thank Peter Evans for providing the plants.
Nothing to report regarding the distracting advertising boards on A477.  Clerk to chase up PCC.
Footpaths  Tree blocking the river in Stepaside / Pleasant Valley.  Hean Castle Estate have agreed to remove it when they can.  Footpath SP 1 / 34 divides the bungalow called Triangle from the house called Holly Bank has been done. SP1/5 Little White Leys to the Cliff Path (Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge road). Steps up to 1st stile damaged – yet to be completed.  Clerk to chase up.
Footpath by Cliff Rd (Amroth to Wisemans Bridge), the stile needs to be replaced.
Nothing to report regarding parking situation in Summerhill – clerk to chase up.
Speed signs on A477 Correspondence from Angela Burns who has been in touch with the Cabinet secretary for Economy and Infrastructure.  Who states “speed data was collected in 2012 as part of the review of the 40mph and 50mph zones. Mean traffic speeds in the 50mph showed good compliance, whilst in 40mph section some speeds in excess of the speed limit were recorded.  As such officials are liaising with police over enforcement at this location.  He asked officials to assess this stretch of the A477 against new guidance for VAS to determine if a sign could be installed.  The assessment will be completed by the end of this year.
Grongar, Summerhill has been tidied up.
Clerk to contact PCNPA enforcement officer regarding the deterioration of Channel View property which is half built.
Painting of the toilets at New Inn end of Amroth have been completed. The council thanked Cllr P Davies and Mr Davies.
An audit of the usage of the car park at Amroth has been conducted from 20th May till 20th September, and photographic evidence taken. The car park has only been full on 4 occasions.  Consultation is due to take place, end of this year or beginning of next year.
Rubbish at the side of the road by Stepaside is still there and has not been moved.
The Amroth Sculpture is not happening now, the council thanked Cllr P Davies for the effort she put into it.
Japanese Knot weed at Amroth Parish hall.  The clerk contacted the council regarding its removal at the beginning of August.
Steps along the seafront at Amroth.  PCC were notified (area maintenance) 9th August – nothing has been done.
Tree hanging over the road, Pleasant Valley has been made safe.
Cesspit leaking out by the Triangle in Pleasant Valley has been completed.

County Councillor Brinsden report 
Information has been received regarding an opportunity to try and overturn the decision enabling residents in Wisemans Bridge and Pleasant Valley to connect to mains sewage.  Clerk to distribute information for discussion at October meeting.
Road in Llanteg will be resurfaced from 31 October and will be closed for 3 days. 
A request has been received for community governor at Stepaside School. It was agreed to discuss at October meeting.
Cllr Brinsden informed the council that he will be standing down as community councillor in May.

Drainage has been improved on the road down Amroth hill at the bottom of the hill by Temple Bar. The capacity of the drain has been increased, but they are not replacing the pipe.

A few complaints have been received regarding the Ironman and the effects on the business in Amroth.
The signage in Amroth for the ironman ‘diversions’ were wrong, it would be good if there could be a sign saying Amroth Village open, road closed at Summerhill.  Cllr Brinsden agreed to raise these concerns at the wrap-up meeting.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
Llanteg fun day 31st July raised £1,400 for Wales Air Ambulance.
Police meeting Saundersfoot: - Ludchurch quad bikes have been stolen, also been a run of theft from cars in beach car parks.
New police and crime commissioner attended the last meeting.  Chief constable Mr Prince is retiring and a new one is going to be appointed.

Amroth and District Community Association
Winter programme of classes are all up and running in the hall – details are on the Amroth Website.

Planning
NP/16/0309/FUL Replacement of roof and insertion of two roof lights, replacement of first floor extension with first floor balcony – Mole End, Amroth. Approved

16/0341/PA Temporary rural enterprise worker's dwelling  Land at Bangeston, Stepaside, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8PH No objection

16/0315/PA Erection of 2 polytunnels, a stand- alone photovoltaic array and a pond. Little Garness, Llanteg Approved

NP/16/0476/OBS Removal of public payphones 90 day consultation.  Consultation notices have been placed on the identified kiosks.  There is an opportunity to ‘adopt’ a traditional red heritage phone box for £1.  Public telephone Summerhill SA67 8LU.  Phone should not be taken away if there is no mobile signal.

16/0500/PA Single storey extension internal alterations and proposed detached garage.  Headlands, Amroth Rd, Stepaside  No Objection

NP/ 16/0446/FUL New porch, renovation works and 3 storey extension. Mead House Amroth No objection

16/0513/PA  Erection of dwelling  Bay Vu, LLANTEG  - No objection

INV/0375/14 Notification of alleged breach of planning control Bay Vu, Trelessy.  An appeal has been made to the enforcement notice requiring the land at Bay Vu to be restored its original condition before the breach took place.  Appeal has been made on the timeframe of this due to a new planning application having been submitted.

16/0613/PA Single Storey games room extension to existing public house & single storey extension to existing store building. Little Kings Park Caravan Site – no objection.

16/0605/ Approval of Non- material amendment to application 11/0690/PA Code for sustainable homes. Rookery, Stepaside.

PCNPA (Replacement Local Development Plan: call for candidate sites.  The LDP for NP is being revised and will be extended to 2031.  As part of its revision the NP are inviting people to submit details of sites they wish to be considered for inclustion as sites for development or protection.  The sites are refered to as candidate sites.  A form will need to be completed for each site deadline 25 Nov 2016.

Correspondence
Invitation to One Voice Wales Conference 1st October 2016 at Royal Welsh Showground.
PCNPA are compiling an online walking group directory for Pembrokeshire, to support people who want to walk more and benefit from doing so in a social group.  They have requested a list of groups who do walking in the area. 

Advice for community councils working with young people.  Local Government Measure (Wales) 2011 introduced new legislation allowing appointment of up to 2 individuals to act at any one time as community youth representatives.

Pembrokeshire County Council are conducting a wellbeing survey and are encouraging everyone to fill it in.  Public service providers across West Wales are working together to assess the state of well-being of local people and communities, now and for the future.  Many factors can influence the well-being of individuals and communities, such as economic, environmental and social factors.  
 Wellbeing in Pembrokeshire
We would be grateful if you could share your views on well-being for organisations and businesses by taking some time to complete our survey:
The information will be used to inform a Pembrokeshire Well-being Assessment, which will be used by local public service providers to put together a Well-being Plan for Pembrokeshire (by April 2018).

Event organised by PAVS and PCC about Health and Wellbeing in communities 30th September 10am Bloomfield Narberth.

Consultation from WG regarding the establishment of a flood and coastal erosion committee.  http://gov.wales/consultations/environmentandcountryside/establishment-of-a-flood-and-coastal-erosion-committee/?skip=1&lang=en
We want your views on key aspects of the new Committee to ensure that it can deliver on its aim of providing sound, accurate and representative advice to Welsh Ministers on all aspects of flood and coastal risk management. End consultation 3 November.

Annual Report 2015/16 Pembrokeshire Housing.

PAVS grant scheme Caring Communities (revenue and capital) max £5000. Grants will be awarded for new & innovative projects in Pembrokeshire that pilot ways of building community capacity, choice and resilience in order to help older people stay healthy and live independently within their communities or people with a learning disability to have choice, control and fair access to services in their community.

The initial proposals for changes to parliamentary constituencies in Wales has been published www.bcomm-wales.gov.uk.  Representations should be made by 5th December 2016. 

A request has been received for signage to the claypits and the old school garden.  The council have considered the request but do not feel that signs are necessary.

Three letters have been received regarding the state of the Mountain Chapel Llanteg which were read out.  The grass has been cut this week and access to the graves has been improved/ brambles cut back.

Offer has been received from PLANED to come and talk to the Community Council about funding opportunities and support for projects.

Consultation period for PCC Leisure, Culture and Tourism Services has been extended. A Pembrokeshire County Council consultation on future options in the delivery of leisure, culture and tourism services in the county is to be extended by four weeks.  The consultation opened on 15th August and was originally due to end on 16th September.  New deadline Friday 14thOctober 2016.   If you have not already given your views, we would urge you to the extended opportunity to do so via www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay

Audit
2015/16 Audit report has been received from Grant Thornton. Posters to be displayed locally for inspection by electorate.

Code of Conduct.  A letter has been received from the monitoring officer regarding 2 further administrative tasks to be undertaken by each Town and Community Council in order to be fully compliant with Section 51 of the Local Government Act 2000.
Firstly, as soon as reasonably practicable after revising the Code of Conduct, you must “publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the area a notice which states that the Council has adopted a revised code of conduct which states that copies of the revised code are available at an office of the authority for inspection by members of the public at such times as may be specified in the notice and specifies the address of that office.”
Secondly, you must send a copy of the revised code to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.
It was agreed to accept the monitoring officer offering to co-ordinate this work on behalf of the council for a contribution to the cost of the advert which is estimated at £30.

Other Matters
Clerk to chase up Ben Blake PCC regarding the Vehicle Activated Signs and the possibility of moving the 30 mph sign in Summerhill.

It was with regret that the clerk offered her resignation due to other work and family commitments and would begin the process of recruitment.

The meeting ended at 8.35 pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 20th October 2016 at 7 pm at Llanteg Hall. 

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com



AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT JULY MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-
Memorial garden  work is ongoing.
Distracting advertising boards on A477 nothing to report.
Footpaths : - Tree blocking the river in Stepaside / Pleasant Valley – this has still not been moved by Hean Castle Estate.   Footpaths not been completed yet - SP1/5 Little White Leys to the Cliff Path (Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge road). Steps up to 1st stile damaged.  Footpath SP 1 / 34 divides the bungalow called Triangle from the house called Holly Bank.  Path is completely over grown and a tree has fallen. 
Parking in Summerhill – the speed testing strip has been down July. An estimated cost for vehicle activated signs is about £2500.  It was agreed to wait and see the results from the speed strip
before any decisions are made.
Speed signs on A477 Angela Burns and has received all correspondence from Amroth Community Council to the Trunk Road Agency and agreed to take up the matter with Welsh Government.
Grongar, Summerhill.  The clerk is in discussion with the county council regarding the implementation of a section 215 notice. 
Painting of  toilets at New Inn end of Amroth are nearly complete. Thank you to Cllr Davies and Mr Davies.
Car parking at Amroth Cllr P Davies continues to monitor usage.
Rubbish at the side of the road by Stepaside is still there and has not been moved.
Removal of stones in the river at Amroth completed.
Amroth Sculpture.  Cllr P Davies circulated further information about the plans which were discussed.  Just to allay any concerns people may have regarding the sculpture, the following factors were discussed, outlining the value to the immediate and wider community of a unique piece of environmental art work for Pembrokeshire: The sculpture will contribute to the ‘Blue Flag’ criteria by highlighting environmental education and demonstrating Amroth is doing something to protect it.  It will be a ‘community art piece’ which will be iconic, highly visible and add colour and impact as a feature to attract people to come and see it.  It will provide educational value to encourage young and old to look after the marine environment.  There will be a website for use all year to encourage schools to visit for teaching purposes.  It will result is less litter and will highlight the dangers of global plastic around the world.  It was agreed to hold a public meeting with the local artist so that people can find out more, date to be confirmed.
Planning is being sought before any funding applications can be submitted. The Community council has agreed to pledge some financial support towards the project.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
County Councillor Brinsden report  no report this month

Llanteg Community Hall and Association  no report this month.

Amroth and District Community Association
Japanese Knot weed is rife at the back of the hall. Clerk to contact the council regarding its removal.

Planning

NP /16/0334/FUL  Replacement of existing garage with double garage amendment to design approved under NP/12/121 Stella Maris, Wisemans Bridge by 21st July  No objection

NP/16/0314/FUL Retrospective application for new cesspit and concrete slab for holiday
accommodation. Land adjacent to villa St Helens, Cliff Rd.  The Council can not support this
application on the grounds that they are not replacing ‘like for like’. The original caravan which
was sited there was a much smaller tourer therefore did not require a cesspit.  What has
replaced it is a large log cabin.  The council also expressed concerned regarding the cesspit and
the water run off.

16/0315/PA Erection of two polytunnels, a stand alone photovoltaic array and a pond.  Little Garness, Llanteg No objection

Planning Appeals from Planning Inspectorate.

Appeal Ref APP/N6845/A/16/3144986 Bay Vu, Trelessy Rd, Llanteg.  Appeal dismissed.

Appeal Ref APP/N6845/A/16/3144567 Land near Green Plains, Stepaside. Appeal dismissed.

Correspondence
Public services ombudsman annual report received.

A resident has written to the council requesting a memorial bench near the slipway by the life guards. Unfortunately due to needing a minimum amount of space, in front, behind and to the side of the seat (These are PCC minimum requirements for Health and safety) we are unable to meet the required space. When the original seats were sited there were done so with a PCC officer present, advising us of the required spacing. The ground to the right of the slipway is owned by Amroth Castle and putting any further seats closer to the seafront on the righthand side of the slipway will make them susceptible to damage from the sea in the winter. Winter tides can throw up some sizeable boulders.

Information about the PAVS funding portal was shared and also a South Hook LNG fund.

26th July PLANED organising an event about renewable energy at Letterston Memorial Hall 2-8pm all welcome.

Written Statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, announcing further detail on the collection and management arrangements for Welsh devolved taxes from April 2018.  WG are establishing a Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA).  The WRA would work with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to collect and manage Land Transaction Tax (LTT).  The WRA would also undertake most of the collection and management functions for Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) and would delegate compliance and enforcement to Natural Resources Wales (NRW).  From 2018, Wales will raise its own money to spend on public services for the first time in almost 800 years when stamp duty land tax and landfill tax are devolved.
Higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax on purchases of additional residential properties came into effect on 1 April 2016.  This existing UK Government tax is being reviewed in Wales as part of the Land Transaction Tax legislation being introduced in September 2016.   Stamp Duty Land Tax is being devolved and will be replaced in Wales by Land Transaction Tax in 2018.  Consltation  Survey which closes on 31 August

Notification of closure of footpath Amroth – original opened as part of Tir Gofal scheme.  Temporary signage will be in place to notify walkers.

It was agreed to purchase a flag for the ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth – 13th March 2017’.

Update on WG Policy

Draft Local Government (Wales) bill.  The objective of the Draft Bill was to complete the programme of Local Authority mergers and set out a new and reformed legislative framework for Local Authority democracy, accountability, performance and elements of finance. Consultation ended 15.02.16.

The Boundary Commission would examine local council restructuring in 2018, the parameters of which would be set by Welsh Government. The current 735 local councils in Wales might be reduced by 50%. The Power of Competence might be introduced in 2017. Clerk may require local government administration training.

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – The Act imposes an obligation on fifty of the largest town and community councils in Wales to produce a detailed annual report indicating how the objectives embedded within the Act were being progressed within their localities. However emphasized that all local councils should seek to produce a similar, albeit less detailed, annual report as a matter of good practice in abiding by the spirit of the Act.

7 Thesaurus have been purchased for the local school children this year.

Other Matters
Cllr Lewis had old maps given for the community.

Steps in Amroth need painting that go along the front in Amroth.

Tree hanging over the road in Pleasant Valley has been reported four times. 

Cesspit leaking out by the Triangle in Pleasant Valley.

Date of next meeting:   No meeting in AugustThe date of the next meeting will be Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 7 pm at Amroth Parish Hall. 

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com




AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT JUNE MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
Road sinking on Amroth Hill – Pembrokeshire County Council have been filling in the pot holes and will continue to keep on top of it until Welsh Water fix the underlying problem.
Memorial garden.  Peter Evans is going to liaise with Cllr Harries regarding the seating.
Distracting advertising boards on A477.  Nothing to report.
Footpaths  Tree blocking the river in Stepaside / Pleasant Valley Hean Castle Estate.  An email has been sent to Hean Castle Estate, clerk to chase up.
Parking in Summerhill – nothing to report.
The speed survey through Summerhill is on the programme of requests. Clerk to investigate the price of cameras. 
Speed signs on A477 hole in the hedge by Llanteg Village hall at the bottom entrance to car park has been repaired.  An email has been sent to  Angela Burns AM regarding the vehicle activated speed signs.
Grongar, Summerhill.  It was agreed the clerk would write to the national park regarding a section 125 notice.
The paint is being delivered this week for the toilets at New Inn end of Amroth.
Car parking at Amroth.  Cllr Davies has been monitoring the parking at Amroth for evidence which can be presented to the National Park.  A copy of a letter regarding parking from PCC and PCNPA which was sent to a resident was shared. It noted that charges for car parking needed to take into account a number of principles.
Eyesore at the side of the road (half shed Stepaside road).   PCC have investigated and concluded that I is the responsibility of the landowner.
The removal of stones in the river at Amroth is on the work schedule.
Sculpture – work is ongoing. A model is going to be produced and planning permission sought. 

County Councillor Brinsden report
Natural Resources Wales are looking into a serious environmental problem which include complaints of underground bore holes and sinkage taking place in the Llanteg Ludchurch area.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
Nothing to report.

Amroth and District Community Association
Nothing to report

Planning
16/002/PA Erection of annex  accommodation linked to existing hotel – Bay View, Pleasant Valley    Approved

16/0021/PA Conversion and extension of former interpretive centre / toilets to create a dwelling – former interpretive centre – Stepaside  Approved.

NP/16/0309/FUL  Alterations and extension Mole End Amroth – no objection

Correspondence
Invitation One Voice Wales area meeting 26th July 7pm at county hall Haverfordwest.

PCC Budget Consultation Feedback Report outlines what ‘You Said’ and what actions are being taken, or planned, as a result of the consultation and budget decision.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is in the very early stages of reviewing its Local Development Plan (LDP).   Planning Aid Wales in collaboration with PCNPA has produced this information pack to help local communities develop their understanding of the LDP review process and to identify useful sources of further information. 

Other Matters
7 thesaurus required this year from the Education Charity of David Rees for the students of the Community Council Area.
Footpath SP1/5 Little White Leys to the Cliff Path (Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge road). Steps up to 1st stile damaged.
Footpath SP 1 / 34 divides the bungalow called Triangle from the house called Holly Bank.  Path is over grown and tree down.

The meeting ended at    19.40   pm
Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 21st July 2016 at 7 pm at Llanteg Village Hall. 

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com



AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT MAY MEETING 2016

The council would like to congratulate Cllr Brinsden on his appointment as chair of Pembrokeshire County Council.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
Road sinking on Amroth Hill – nothing to report. 
Memorial garden.  It was agreed to take up the offer of a paid horticulturalist to remove dead shrubs and replace.   Clerk to check that the seats will also be moved.
An email has been sentto planning regarding the flags and notices on A477, the section of road is more cluttered now than before, clerk to investigate.
Tree across footpath SP1/15 by Cwm Rath. The National Trust have said they will arrange for it to be moved. An email has been sent to Hean Castle Estate to remove the tree blocking the river in Stepaside / Pleasant Valley.
A meeting has been held with Ben Blake (PCC) to discuss improved parking at the back of Amroth parish hall and traffic calming in the village.  Await response.

Code of conduct training was well attended. The new model code has been adopted at the AGM. 
Pot hole by the Clay pits now been fixed.

Speed signs on A477 An email has been sent to the Trunk Road Agency (TRA) regarding the vehicle activated speed signs and the a hole in the hedge by Llanteg Village hall.  Officials are still finalising the guidance for the signs and they will consider this location against the criteria of the new guidance when it is completed.  The clerk also contacted Llangunnor CC regarding how they obtained speed signs / lights on the A484 Carmarthen to Llanelli in the vicinity of Cwmffrwd.  They were purchased through Carmarthenshire County Council as the road is not classed as a trunk road.  Clerk to contact
Angela Burns.

Pembrokeshire County Council have been contacted regarding the Heritage Park digging into the cinder tip which was only recently filled to make safe.  Awaiting a response. 

Public health (PCC) have been contacted regarding Grongar, Summerhill.  They have agreed to visit the site and secure the building if necessary, they will also contact the owner about tidying up the garden.

Paint and brushes have been obtained for redecorating the toilets at New Inn end of Amroth. Date to be confirmed.

It was agreed to photograph the car park over the summer season for evidence for the NP parking consultation.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
County Councillor Brinsden report  there was no report today.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
Pembrokeshire college have students who are willing to help gardening and painting as part of their course. Llanteg Community Association have organised for them to help with the Clay pits and village hall.

At the recent area police meeting, a warning was given regarding unscrupulous tradespeople who are charging £400 - £800 for jetting drains. They are particularly targeting vulnerable and elderly people.  Anyone with information is advised to contact PCSO Jim Moffet on telephone 101.

Amroth and District Community Association Nothing to report

Planning
16/0021/PA  Conversion and extension of former interpretive centre/toilets to create dwelling Stepaside No objection

15/1168/CL Certificate of Lawfulness Brandy Well, Rosemary Lane Approved

Correspondence
PLANED, AGM invitation Friday 3rd June 2pm at Letterston Hall.
Information day about community transport Crundale Hall 25th May 9.30am. 
From PCNPA request comments on 3 documents:- candidate site assessment methodology, candidate site submission form, candidate site guidance form.  For the development of their revised LDP deadline 17th June.
Invitation OVW area meeting 26th July 7pm county hall.
Invitation from PALC and OVW to look at the Pembrokeshire Community and Town council charter.  Crundale Community Hall, Rudbaxton, on Tuesday 24th May at 6.30 for 7.00pm and is expected to last until 9.00pm.  Request 2 councillors from each CC.

Financial statement for councillors was presented, in preparation for audit and this was unanimously agreed by the Community Council to be noted. Part 1 of the Annual Return to be agreed and signed. The Asset Register for 2015/16 signed.

Notice for audit information has been displayed in the community so that the electoral can request to see audit information.

Other Matters
Clerk to contact PCC regarding the dilapidated shed and rubbish on the Stepaside road.
A request has been received regarding the removal of stones in the river at Amroth .
It was unanimously agreed to investigate further the idea of a sculpture for Amroth highlighting coast care, recycling, the environment and sustainability.  The council agreed to contribute to the cost.

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 23rd June 2016 at 7 pm at Amroth Parish Hall. 

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


 


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT APRIL MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
Road sinking on Amroth Hill – Streetcare have contacted Welsh water and will continue to put pressure on them until the problem is fixed.
Noticeboards at Wisemans Bridge and Llanteg are in place.
Memorial garden.  A letter has been written to Mr David Evans to request assistance to move the seats and also make a donation / contribution to towards plants.  
Distracting advertising boards on A477.  An email has been sentto planning nothing to report.
Footpaths sp/1/34 in Wisemans Bridge, tree down on the path. Bridleway Stepaside to Wisemans Bridge SP/1/8 barrier needing replacement. Tree across footpath SP1/15 by Cwm Rath – nothing to report.
The river on the boundary between Pleasant Valley and Saundersfoot trees are blocking the river.  Natural Resources Wales have said that ‘the fords lake at this location is classed as a medium flood risk and therefore they will not allocate any resources to remove the trees – that it is the responsibility of the riparian landowners’. Clerk to contactDavid Lewis Hean Castle Estate.
Request to have traffic calming in Summerhill has been sent to Highways management PCC.  Nothing to report
Parking at Amroth – nothing to report.
Toilets at New Inn end of Amroth have been opened for the season. 
The committee declined the offer of an additional sign advertising the play area.  
ACC must adopt a revised code of conduct by 26 July 2016.  The new code of conduct has been distributed to all the councillors and training is being arranged.
A meeting is being arranged with Ben Blake (PCC) to discuss improved parking at the back of Amroth parish hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
County Councillor Brinsden report
Temporary road closure on the C3045 Llanteg to Tavernspite road for two days, from 4th May to enable resurfacing works.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
Pot hole by the Clay pits – clerk to contact Highways.
Feedback from the monthly police meeting in Saundersfoot: -   There has been a rogue trader visiting elderly residents in Kilgetty offering to do odd jobs and gardening, quoting one price, then charging considerably more.  They have a grey transit and a red pick-up truck.  If you see any suspicious activity please contact PCSO Jim Moffit on 101.

Amroth and District Community Association
Film night is suspended currently, but they hope to resume as soon as possible.

Planning
Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.
Updates on LDP land allocations in the National Park
16/0002/PA Bay View Hotel, PLEASANT VALLEY Erection of annex accommodation linked to existing hotel                                                                                                                                                                                 No objection
Consultation for Pembrokeshire Coast National Park( Replacement) Local Development Plan: Draft Review Report, Draft Delivery Agreement and Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. The consultation period runs from Wednesday 23rd March 2016 to Wednesday 18th May 2016 at 5pm  documents can be downloaded www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk or viewed at the Authority’s main office

Correspondence
A letter has been received from Schlumberger Gould Research requesting permission to take rock samples and materials from the beach. The Community council can-not give permission as it is not our responsibility.
Presentation received from Angela Burns about superfast broadband.
Request from a local business to trade in a mobile kitchen Amroth. Permission is needed from the National park and Pembrokeshire County Council licencing dept.
Information from PLANED, latest Newsletter, AGM invitation Friday 3rd June 2pm at Letterston Hall. Funding and support available drop in session in Saundersfoot on Thursday 12th May 2 – 8pm. Information day about community transport Crundale Hall 25th May 9.30am.  It was agreed to become a member of PLANED.
It was agreed that Amroth would be part of the Changing Coast (PCNPA) project.

Other Matters
Clerk to chase up the road signs on the A477. 
It was agreed to send a thank you note to Carwyn and Laura Davies Osborne shop behalf of the council for cleaning Bus shelter outside Amroth arms. 
Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Regeneration Trust have produced a booklet. For the area which is now available locally for £1.  Showing walks and heritage information.  An exhibition will be soon open in Colby focusing on the heritage of the area.
It was requested a letter be sent to the Trunk Road agency regarding a hole in the hedge by Llanteg.
The Heritage park are digging into the sinder tip which was only recently filled to make safe. 
The Bus shelter in Summerhill continues to be looked after by Cllr Lewis son. 
Grongar, Summerhill is garden is completely over grown and there was an attempted break in recently Clerk to contact Public health.

The meeting ended at 7.45 pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 19th May 2016 at 6.45 pm at Llanteg VillageHall.  The meeting will follow the AGM.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT MARCH MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues
The investigation by the Ombudsman has been discontinued.  All parties have been notified of the decision.
Road sinking on Amroth Hill nothing to report.
The posts for the new Noticeboards at Wisemans Bridge and Llanteg have gone in.There has been a few complaints about the new location of the noticeboard in Llanteg by the bus shelter due to it being further to walk.
Memorial garden.  The council were reminded that during the development of the properties on the old village hall site the developers agreed to maintain the memorial garden in return for using the land whilst building.   The Council requested the clerk write to Mr David Evans (developer) to remind him of this offer and request they move the seats and also make a donation / contribution to towards plants. 
Distracting advertising boards on A477.  They have improved, but there are still a number of distracting signs on the fence heading East. Clerk to contact planning.
Footpaths sp/1/34 in Wisemans Bridge, tree down on the path. Bridleway Stepaside to Wisemans Bridge SP/1/8 barrier needing replacement.  Also contacted PCC regarding tree across footpath SP1/15 by Cwm Rath.  Not completed yet, but in hand with PCC.   
The river on the boundary between Pleasant Valley and Saundersfoot trees are blocking the river, Clerk has contacted Natural Resources Wales.
Request to have traffic calming in Summerhill has been sent to Highways management PCC.
Memorial bench at the end of the beach has been repaired.
Parking at Amroth.  After the meeting last month the clerk wrote to Mr Hare (PCNPA) with a number of questions which were answered via email.  Mr Hare reiterated that there would be no charge for parking this year.
 It was agreed that the clerk request the toilets at the New Inn end of Amroth should be removed.  The Council were very disappointed that were closed and will remain closed as a result of money saving measures.  Clerk to contact Darren Thomas Highways.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
County Councillor Brinsden report
Planning Aid Wales are offering free training sessions to T&CC in April at PCNPA.  We can sent up to 3 representatives. 12th April 4pm-6.30pm PCNPA offices, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock.
From 1st April there will be a charge for pre application planning advice.
The Welsh Language legislation is coming into force and failure to comply with standards attracts a £5,000 fee.  Currently the directive is for the County Council, then Health Service and in a number of years Community Councils.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
Nothing to report.

Amroth and District Community Association
Bingo has started on Friday night’s doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 8pm.  The playing field is being used by families. The parish newsletter is now being distributed locally. Everyone liked the new format and style.
It was agreed a sign be positioned near the bus shelter to direct people to the play area.

Planning
Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

15/0919/CL        Certificate of Lawfulness in respect of the continuation of planning permission 10/1031/PA.
Plot adjacent to The Meadow, LLANTEG                                                                                         Conditionally Approved

15/1146/PA Proposed base station installation, Amroth Rd (A477)                                           Conditionally Approved

15/1168/CL Certificate of Lawfulness in respect of two stone storage buildings in association with an agricultural holding Brandy Well, Rosemary Lane, Ludchurch.              A lot of development work has been done in the last 12 months to these buildings to make them inhabitable. 
Note: not within the Amroth Community Council area.

15/1180/DC Discharge of condition 3 (site investigation) of planning app. Land at Bangeston House, Stepaside Unconditionally approved.

11/0585/PA Heritage Park, Stepaside Variations of conditions 2 & 6 of consent D3/0552/82 (amendment of layout of the site as well as the replacement of 95 static and 55 touring caravan pitches with 132 static pitches.                                                                             Conditionally approved

Note the Heritage Park is not within the boundary, however it would be worth the council continuing to receive notification of developments regarding the site.

EC/15/0124 Land Adj to Villa St Helens Cliff Rd A copy of a letter sent to Ms Karen Bolton PCNPA Planning enforcement 16th March from from AE Dinan has been received.  It was read out at the council meeting and outlined objections to the findings of the enforcement officer.  Response from Karen Bolton (PCNPA) 18th March was also read out.

The council agreed the clerk should send another letter to the enforcement officer about the site.  Disagreeing strongly with the decision.  

15/0680/PA Bay Vu, Llanteg, An appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the above.  Any comments already made at the application stage will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate. Additional comments must be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate, within 6 weeks of the starting date, by the 29th April 2016. 

Correspondence
Superfast Broadband: - Letter received from Simon Hart regarding Superfast Broadband Wednesday 6th April Whitland Memorial Hall.  Invitation only – rsvp by 1st April. Also a meeting had been organised by Angela Burns 21st March Saundersfoot.
Invitation to purchase HM Queen 90th Birthday commemorative medal for schools and councils (£1.99 each).
Information about Walk for Life in aid of Kidney Wales Foundation 24th April 2016.
Hywel Dda University Health Board Annual Quality Statement 2014/15 received.
Information about schedule of road resurfacing includes roads within the Amroth ward.
Play for Wales newsletter 2016.  Questionnaire about play areas from PCC – Cllr Lewis.
Letter from Minister for Public Services (WG) Leighton Andrew regarding guidance on the Wellbeing for Future Generations Act 2015.
Governance and Legislation: -  Local Government ethical framework, a letter has been received about the following statutory instruments, which come into force on 1 April 2016:     ‘The Local Government (Standards Committees, Investigations, Dispensations and Referral) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016’; and ‘The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016’.
The main changes are that the responsibility for maintaining the register of interest of members of CC is transferred from PCC monitoring officer to the proper officer (clerk) of each CC with effect from 1 May 2015.
Member’s declarations on website: -Community councillors are not required to register certain financial and other interests upfront, but must be disclosed at the time there could be conflict of interest. The clerk must maintain a monthly register on the website of the interests that members have declared at each meeting (references in Council minutes do not comply).
An obligation on a member to report a potential breach of the Code to the Ombusdman for Wales is omitted from the Code.   ACC must adopt a revised code of conduct by 26 July 2016 (ideally we could adopt it before the AGM in May).  Clerk to distribute copies of changes and model code to Councillors.
Letter from PCC Monitoring officer Claire Jones regarding code of conduct training. Clerk to contact other local Community Councils to arrange a date.

Planning Aid Wales are offering free training sessions to T&CC in April at PCNPA.  We can sent up to 3 representatives. 12th April 4pm-6.30pm PCNPA offices, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock.
Letter from the Planning Inspectorate.  The Planning Wales Act 2015 introduces a new type of development Developments of National Significance (DNS).  Decisions on DNS will be made by WG not local planning authority. The clerk has registered to receive notification of any DNS in our area.

Other Matters
Complaints have been received about a pot hole outside  Penglyn.
Someone has dumped 4 green bags in the bus shelter, although Cllr Lewis has contacted PCC the bags are still there. 
There is a section of waste land at the back of Amroth parish hall that could be turned into parking for tenants and residents, which would prevent people using up the village hall spaces and parking on the grass.
There has been a request for flowers on the sea front which has been declined.

The meeting ended at 8.20 pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 21st April 2016 at 7.00 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com




AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT FEBRUARY MEETING 2016

The chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Mr Alan Hare from Pembrokeshire Coast Nation Park Authority who had been invited to discuss the proposed introduction of Parking Charges at Amroth.

As a result of reduced income the National Park are looking at ways to save money as well as potential income generation.  They currently look after 10 carparks around the coast. Members and officers agreed they did not want to increase parking costs, but looked at increasing the number of car parks where they charge, Amroth, Nolton Haven, West Angle Bay are being looked at. 

The National Park recognise there is a potential negative affect to business, but that evidence shows this tends to be only short term.  The charge will only be during the holiday season and during the day (no evening charge).  They will also offer a season ticket (£70) and a single site car park (£25).

They will not be charging in Amroth this year, as the idea has to go through a consultation phase. 

The Councillors discussed the projected income for the car park whilst taking into account the cost to run it as a pay and display with enforcement as well as money collection.    The Council was not convinced this would be profitable to the NP.  And suggested the NP look at the potential revenue and costs before a decision is made.  The NP had estimate about 80 spaces in Amroth and were counting on it being full for a large part of the season.  Mr Hare suggested the Council provide evidence on the low use of the car park over the season.

Cllrs were also concerned for residents who rely on the car park and the business that comes to Amroth because of it’s free car park.

Cllrs also questioned how the NP legally came into possession of the car park as it was originally compulsory purchased for council houses.  Mr Hare said the Car park has been in NP ownership since before 1980s.

The consultation will be run by PCC and ACC will be written to when it formal starts.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  

Cllr Jones has written to the Council 1st February offering his resignation.  The Council would like to thank Mr Jones for all his hard work and service over the many years being a councillor for the community.

Road sinking on Amroth Hill again.  It looks like someone from highways have been to have a look at it recently and sprayed around the pot holes.

Noticeboard for Wisemans Bridge and Llanteg are currently being made.

Noticeboard Llanteg.  A letter has been received from the owners of York Lodge, requesting confirmation in writing that the noticeboard is not on their land and supporting evidence of this.
The notice board is deteriorating and a new one will be made. It was agreed the new one will be positioned in Llanteg between the seat and the bus shelter.

Memorial garden seats waiting until weather improves.

 A letter has been written to PCC planning regarding the distracting advertising boards on A477. No news.

Havens community council have visited Amroth.

Silcox coaches have responded to the councils query regarding the winter bus timetable which does not include a Saturday bus. The service stopped as it was not commercially viable to run.

Footpaths sp/1/34 in Wisemans Bridge, tree down on the path. Bridelway Stepaside to Wisemans Bridge SP/1/8 barrier needing replacement.  Not completed yet, but in hand with PCC. 

PCC have responded to ACC letter regarding the closure of the Avenue Centre, Tenby – reiterating that they are still in the consultation process and that our comments will be submitted to this.
              
County Councillor Brinsden report
Summer road dressing schedule will be starting in April.  Resurfacing the Crosslands whole length and Rectory hill March 7th which could be closed for possibly a fortnight.  Also the road outside Llanteglos will be resurfaced.

Request to have traffic calming in Summerhill. Clerk to request PCC.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association Everything is going well, nothing to report.

Amroth and District Community Association Everything is going well, nothing to report.

Planning
Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

NP/15/0653 FUL Groveside Amroth Summerhouse and shed Approved

15/1077/NM Removal of conditions 9,10,11 of 10/1031 PA relating to code for sustainable homes Plot adjacent to The Meadow, Llanteg Unconditionally approved

Land adjacent to Villa St Helens.  Email received from Karen Bolton (PCNPA Enforcement officer) 
“I have visited the twin unit caravan and neither the owners nor other occupiers are living there. They have a permanent house and jobs elsewhere. However they will be putting in a retrospective planning application for the concrete slab and associated works to site the caravan hopefully by the end of March 2016.”

 

Correspondence

Report from PCC ‘what has convergence funding done for Pembrokeshire?

Information from WG regarding cllrs discretionary expenditure. The maximum expenditure that can be incurred under both section 137(1) and (3) for the financial year 2016-17 will be £7.42 per elector

Information about holding a Fish and Chip Supper to help spinal cord injured people rebuild lives after injury.  Great British Fish and Chip Supper – Friday 20th May 2016. Information sent to websites.

PCC consultation - Proposal to Introduce a Council Tax Premium on Second Homes from 1st April 2017 onwards. PCC will be contacting owners of all properties we currently have listed as ‘second homes’ over the next month to ask them for their views. We’d also like to hear your views on this, which you can give via:
http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=101,988
The closing date for responses is Monday 22nd February 2016.

PAVS training 25th February – Role of the Treasurer, Bookkeeping & Budgets.  3rd March – Safeguarding Children Tier 1.  Full details in the PAVS’ Training Programme on www.pavs.org.uk

Consultation on National Development Framework Draft Statement of Public Participation and you are invited to comment. The closing date for responses is 25 April 2016.
http://gov.wales/consultations/planning/proposals-relating-to-the-statement-of-public-participation-for-the-national-development-framework/?lang=en
The National Development Framework (NDF) will be a national land-use development plan and will set out the Welsh Government’s social, economic and environmental spatial planning objectives for the next 20 years.
Memorial bench at the end of the beach by New Inn is damaged again. 

Information regarding changes in court and tribunal estate in England and Wales after 2015 consultation.

Other Matters
From 6th April it will be a legal requirement for all dogs in Wales to be chipped.

The river on the boundary between Pleasant Valley and Saundersfoot trees are blocking the river, Clerk to contact Natural Resources Wales.

The meeting ended at 8.25  pm

 

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 24th March 2016 at 7.00 pm at Llanteg Village Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT JANUARY MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues
The Road sinking on Amroth Hill has got worse. It is still on the work schedule. Cllr Brinsden will chase up.
Noticeboard at Wisemans Bridge. Mr Kemble has given permission for a board to be sited.  Cllr Harries has arranged for the board to be made and positioned.
Memorial garden seats Gerald Davies been down to look at the seats and will return when the weather improves.
 A letter has been written to PCC planning regarding the distracting advertising boards on A477.
The ombudsman has requested and been sent information regarding the current investigation.
Parking Charges at Amroth. A letter has been sent to Alan Hare, Finance officer at the National Park along with an invitation to attend the Council meeting in February to discuss the parking proposal and consultation.  The clerk read out the response from Mr Hare regarding charging for parking.   It was agreed to invite Mr Hare to the next meeting.
Havens community council would like to visit Amroth to look at the sea defences in particular and meet some of the community council. Cllr Brinsden to arrange a date.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
County Councillor Brinsden report
The stretch of road from Crunwere House to Furzy Park is going to be dug up and drains put in.  This work will commence on 7th March 2016.  There will be pedestrian access and emergency vehicle access.
There is currently a consultation regarding the closure of the Avenue centre, Tenby.  A number of our community members use the Avenue centre.  The Council agreed a letter should be sent objecting to the closure of the centre on behalf of our community.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
Activities going on: - Badgers bowls from East Williamston on Tuesday and Friday evening.  Llanteg bowls on Monday and Thursday.  Wednesday 7pm fitness class in the hall.
Sunday church service has started in the Village Hall 10am and also a Sunday school which is very well attended.

Community walk has been arranged for 28th March at Laugharne.  Meet at the village hall car park.  Contact Jill Chatwin if you are interested in attending.

Amroth and District Community Association
Monday 2-4 computer classes, youth club in the evening.  Tuesday keep fit 9-12.  1.30-3.30 crochet,  6.30 - 10pm bowls.  Every other Wednesday flourishing film club.  Thursday am 10-12 sugar craft, 12.30 -5 quilting.  Quilting all day every other Friday 9-5.  Regular parties.  Bingo Friday evenings starting March 18th, Ludchurch church quiz night 29th January. Summerhill WI meet every month, Ludchurch WI also meet every month.  AGM next Thursday night 7pm Amroth and District Community Association.

Planning
Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

NP/15/0516/CLE Falling Stones, Long Lane, Amroth Certificate of Lawfulness Approval

NP/15/0363/FUL Westfields, Wisemans Bridge Replacement dwelling Approved (no. of conditions)

A letter from Miss East (who was present at the council meeting) regarding application NP/15/0363/FUL was read out.  Miss East was upset that a councillor was unable to attend the planning committee meeting.  It was unfortunate that a councillor was not available at the meeting and councillors are unable to attend every committee meeting.  It is the councillors understanding that the planning officer takes into consideration all planning comments sent from the community council into account when considering applications.

15/0804/PA Relocation of workshop Tenby Tourers, Crofty Llanteg Conditionally Approved

10/1309/PA Erection of 3 no. two storey house and access The Old Victorian School, Stepaside Conditionally approved

15/0663/PA Erection of Agriculture Building to house livestock Land at Bangeston, Stepaside Conditionally approved

15/0978/PA Granny Annex Cheriton, Wesley Close, Pleasant Valley No objection

15/0680/PA.  Retrospective planning Bay Vu, Llanteg  Refused

The clerk spoke to PCC planning regarding the Erection of dwelling (in retrospect) Bay Vu, Ref 15/0680/PA.  The planning officer confirmed that all the points raised by Amroth Community Council were brought to the attention of the planning committee.

Planning issues:-
Ref 15/0663/PA - agricultural building. Approved 10/12/15 PCC had consulted with Begelly and Kilgetty CC but clerk did not receive email regarding this application.  Therefore no representation was made to PCC regarding this application.  The clerk has contacted planning at PCC who are aware of the issue and the clerk will monitor the website fortnightly.

There has been a request that the footpath SP/10/18/1 that was re-opened last year should have a slight deviation of the path in-front of Ruel Wall, Llanteg.

Correspondence

A letter from Cllr Peter Stock regarding the ‘No campaign to Dyfed’ has been received.

A letter has been received from Mr and Mrs Mosley of York Lodge, regarding re-siting of the notice board in Llanteg.  The Community council discussed the request to move the noticeboard and agreed that it’s not on Mr and Mrs Mosely land and should remain where it is until it needs to be replaced, at which time a new site will be looked at.  

Publication of Positive planning implementation Plan 2015. This Implementation Plan can be accessed by using the following web-link: http://gov.wales/topics/planning/legislation/planning-wales-act-2015/positive-planning-implementation-plan/?lang=en

Beat flu poster request promote the flu vaccine has been emailed to the community websites.
Poster Pension wise (Citizens advice bureau) to be displayed in both halls.
Request for nominations for the 2017 Honours List, deadline 29th January 2016.

Information from Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) regarding draft improvement objectives, PCC is changing engagement events and budget consultation 2016-19

Consultation by Wales Government on use of Welsh Language services in Health, Social Services and Social Care. http://llyw.cymru/consultations/healthsocialcare/more-than-words/?skip=1&lang=en.
Deadline 28 February

Invitation to an event on Tuesday 2nd February 10.30-13.30 at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. About the Draft Local Government Wales Bill. The programme of Local Authority mergers and legislative framework for democracy, accountability, performance and finance. The event is to put into context how the proposal will affect our community council and an opportunity to ask questions.

Event on Age Friendly Communities at the Queens Hall, Narberth 26th January 1.30pm

The council discussed whether to commemorate the Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons - 21st April 2016. A guide has been received about lighting Beacons across the country.  Clerk to share with community websites.

PCNPA is consulting on the Annual Monitoring Report 2015.  Deadline 1st June 2016.  The document is available to download from our web site at www.pcnpa.org.uk.  A paper copy of the document can also be viewed at Llanion Park office.  

Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914–1918, led by WG, and the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by Imperial War Museums, are inviting organisations and individuals working on First World War Centenary projects in Wales, large or small, to attend an event on 28 January 2016 at Aberystwyth University.

Bangor University are organising a ‘citizen science’ inter-tidal project taking place partly in Wisemans Bridge and Saundersfoot. Capturing the Coast can be followed on Twitter @CapturingRCoast and volunteers can now register their interest: www.capturingourcoast.co.uk  Clerk to contact coast care group with information.

Other Matters

The new winter bus timetable does not have a Saturday bus.  Clerk to write to the PCC and Silcox to request the reinstating of a Saturday Tenby to Amorth bus service.

Footpath sp/1/34 in Wisemans Bridge, tree down on the path.

The meeting ended at 8.45 pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 18th February 2016 at 7.00 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT DECEMBER MEETING 2015

Outstanding issues
Road sinking on Amroth Hill. Nothing to report other than the repair is on the county council work programme.
Noticeboards at  Wisemans Bridge, permission from Robert Kemble at the Wisemans Bridge Inn will be sought  for the noticeboard to be cited near the campsite entrance. 
The stile on footpaths SP1/6 and 1/7 and SP1/26 have been fixed.
The reposition of the seats in the memorial garden, Amroth are scheduled for the New Year.
 A letter has been written to PCC planning regarding the distracting advertising boards on A4777.
A letter from the ombudsman and monitoring officer has been received acknowledging the Councils correspondence.
There was a discussion regarding the intention of the National Park to start charging for parking at Amroth. The clerk will send a letter to Alan Hare Finance officer at the National Park along with an invitation to attend the Council meeting in February to discuss the parking proposal and consultation.
                                                                                                                                                                                        
County Councillor Brinsden
There has been a drainage problem at the bottom of the hill in Amroth near Temple Bar.  Pembrokeshire County Council are going to  put this in work schedule.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association
A number of hitches have been stolen from the Caravan Centre Crofty. 

Amroth and District Community Association
Nothing to report

Planning
Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

NP/15/0653 Summerhouse and Shed Groveside, Amroth no objection

15/0630/PA Little Garness, Llanteg Construction of forestry track and bridge. Conditionally approved.

  • Before the development commences details of a surface water management plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the approved details prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted being brought into use.
  • No development or site clearance shall commence until the local planning authority have been informed in writing of the name of a professionally qualified Ecologist who is to be present during the undertaking of the construction of the bridge
  • There shall be no commercial logging vehicle access to the site from Leggerland Road.
  • You must obtain the prior written consent of the owner and occupier of any land upon which it is necessary for you to enter in order to construct, externally finish, decorate or in any other way carry out any works in connection with this development including future repairs/maintenance, or to obtain support from adjoining property.

15/0680/PA Erection of dwelling (in retrospect) Bay Vu, Llanteg.  Application will be heard by Planning and Public Rights of Way Committee on 15/12/15. The community Council were given an opportunity to attend and address the committee.

NP/0363/FUL  West winds,   The application has been reported to the Development Management Committee 16/12/15.  The council is unable to send a representative.

Clerk to check with planning Ref 15/0663/PA  - agriculture building.  Email notification has not been received by the clerk, however consultation  on the plans are online.  Also online, is the decision on planning ref 15/0664/PA  The temporary dwelling has been refused 17/11/15, on the ground,  “the development fails the justification tests for temporary residential unit in association with new business in open countryside.  Development fails to demonstrate enterprise has been planned on a sound financial basis and that there is a clearly established need for a full time worker.”

Correspondence

  • Air ambulance information.
  • Letter from PLANED offering support for updating community action plans.  Both Llanteg and Amroth parish plans are still current.
  • Feedback from the Health Board 'Lets Talk Health' event on 1/12/15 was shared amongst the council.
  • Free trees for communities.  Llanteg Community Hall and Association have saplings available for the community. 
  • Invitation from participation Cymru on behalf of Public Health Wales to talk to people about Community Health in Wales. They invite Cllrs to a session on 6th Jan 1-3pm at Pembrokeshire Archives, H,west. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Consultations:
Wales Government Green Growth : how we can become more prosperous in environmentally sustainable way.  How WG support investment.  Deadline 29 January.



 

Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill WG reform for local government. Closing date for responses 15 February.
http://gov.wales/consultations/localgovernment/draft-local-government-(wales)-bill-consultation/?lang=en
PCC consultation on budget cuts.  online response form  The closing date for responses is Monday 4th January 2016

Finance
Precept 2016/17 .  The precept was discussed and it was agreed to keep it at £7,500.

Other Matters
Havens community council would like to visit Amroth to look at the sea defences in particular and meet some of the community council. Cllr Brinsden will circulate a date.

The meeting ended at  19.55pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 21st January 2016 at 7.00 pm at Llanteg Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


 


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT NOVEMBER MEETING 2015

 

At the beginning of the meeting the council expressed their condolences after receiving the news of the death of Patrick Hayes who previously sat on the council.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  

  • Road sinking on Amroth Hill. Cllr Brinsden has spoken to highways who are in communication with Welsh Water, they will continue to do temporary improvements until Welsh Water can fix the problem at source.
  • Noticeboards It was agreed to place a new noticeboard in Wisemans Bridge, Cllr Harries will arrange for this to happen. All the noticeboards which require paint / varnish will be done in the Spring 2016.
  • The stile on footpaths SP1/6 and 1/7 and SP1/26 have still not been fixed.  Clerk to contact PCNPA.
  • Cllr Harries will contact Gerald Davies (Whitland) about moving the seats in Amroth memorial garden.
  • Speed signs and advertising signs on A4777 .  The trunk Rd agency are awaiting data from Dyfed Powys Police regarding speeding, they are finalising guidance on the use of vehicle activated signage and will consider our request.  With regards the signage, an agent will review the signs within the highway boundary, those that are not in the boundary are responsibility of the landowner and PCC in terms of planning.  Clerk to write to PCC planning regarding the signs.
  • A letter has been written to the Ombudsman and copied to the monitoring officer, complainant and councillor involved. Receipt of this letter has been received and additional form completed.
  • PCNPA planning enforcement officer is investigating ‘log cabin’ on land adjacent to Villa St Helens. 
  • It was agreed at the last meeting that the council would pay for someone to keep the Memorial garden at Amroth tidy.

County Councillor Brinsden – Christmas refuse collections only effect those who get their rubbish picked up on a Friday.  There are a number of current consultations going on.
Welsh Water are investing in a new mains in Pembrokeshire, but no investment in sewage.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association  Nothing to report

Amroth and District Community Association  Black heart concert 12th December at Amroth parish Hall.

Planning
Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

NP/15/0484/FUL Channel View, Summerhill Retrospective planning front and rear dormer windows Refused

NP/15/0378/FUL Installation of solar panels Parsonage Farm AmrothApproved

15/ 0804/ PA Relocation of workshop/repair centre with new single storey workshop building
Tenby Tourers Ltd, Crofty Showground, Llanteg                             No objections – note the direction from WG

Cllr Brisden left the room during the following discussion.  A letter has been received from Hayston Developments and Planning ltd regarding (retrospective) planning application that the community council looked at last week (15/0680/PA).   Hayston developments are working on behalf of the neighbour who is objecting to the retrospective planning.  The letter is a record of a meeting held with the neighbour and head of planning PCC.

Notice, schedule and map of public path diversion order (PCNPA) East Lake farm (to enable construction of dairy building).

Information from PCNPA updates on LDP land allocations and development sites.

 

Correspondence

  • An email has been received requesting representation on the council for Crunwere. Cllr Brinsden, Cllr J James and Cllr S Phillips represent the Crunwere ward.
  • Local Service Board newsletter received and Annual Review (Single Integrated Plan) 2014-15.
  • Consultation on the draft Public Service Ombudsman (Wales) Bill – new powers for the ombudsman.
  • Wales Government update for Community and Town Councils.
  • Ramblers have produced a guide  “Paths for people: a guide to public paths for members of town and community councils” They are also running a campaign asking people to walk every path in England and Wales !
  • Girl guiding Pembrokeshire Invitation to Annual Review and Awards presentation. Torch Theatre 24th Jan 3pm
  • Funding from Tesco – opportunities for the Amroth Parish area.
  • Public appointment for Wales Commissioner to the Equality & Human Rights Commission deadline for applications 14th December. And Arts Council Chair deadline 4th December.  Community Health Council Representative.
  • Consultation on proposal to federate Tavernspite Community Primary School and Templeton Community Primary School. Email councillors.
  • PCC are requesting information about ‘oil clubs’ do we have any in our community.  There is one in  Llanteg.
  • Simon Hart Surgeries, nearest is Kilgetty Community Centre 11 March Tel 01994 242002 to make an appointment. Poster placed in Hall.
  • Area heritage meeting organised by PLANED for Saundersfoot, Amroth, Stepaside, Summerhill, Wisemans Bridge, Pleasant Valley Thursday 26th November at the Regency hall 7pm.

 

Other Matters

There was a discussion around parking in Amroth and the possibility of a charge being made.  It was felt a strong objection to this must be sent to PCNPA from the Community Council.  Cllr Davies has agreed to draft a letter and circulate.

The meeting ended at 8.05 pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 10th December 2015 at 7.00 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.

 

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on  www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com

AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT OCTOBER MEETING 2015

The chair welcomed Anne Slade from Saundersfoot Bay Chamber for Tourism who talked about the work they have been doing over the last 18 months and to request feedback from the Community council regarding future opportunities and ways of working together. Anne invited businesses to get involved with the Chamber and talked positively about working together. It was suggested the map be amended to show the beach at Amroth. A website visitsaundersfootbay.com has been developed to provide both visitors and locals with information about Saundersfoot and the surrounding area. Local organisations are invited to send in information about events being held to help promote them. The Chamber can be contacted by emailing saundersfootchamber-tourism@yahoo.co.uk

Before the ordinary business of the meeting Cllr Harries informed the council of the need to address a serious complaint which has been received by the clerk.

The Clerk had received two letters of complaint against a Community Councillor from a Ward member. These letters were dated 10th and 15th October respectively. The family of the complainant were present at the meeting. Prior to any discussions taking place three members of the Community Council declared Personal and Prejudicial interest in the matter and left the meeting room.

The Clerk and Chair then read out the letters of complaint. The complainants were asked if they were happy that their complaint had been heard in full by the Council. They stated that they were and then left the meeting for the matter to be discussed by Councillors.

Council debated the matter and decided unanimously that a serious breach of the Councillors Code of Conduct had taken place and that the matter should be reported to the Welsh Public Services Ombudsman with a copy going to Ms Claire Jones, Pembrokeshire County Council Monitoring Officer.

The three Councillors who had declared an interest were then summoned back into the meeting room and informed of the action to be taken.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-

Road sinking on Amroth Hill. Cllr Brinsden has spoken to highways who are in communication with Welsh Water, they will continue to do temporary improvements until Welsh Water can fix the problem at source.
Channel View, Summerhill nothing to report.
Noticeboards It was agreed to place a new noticeboard in Wisemans Bridge, Cllr Harries will arrange for this to happen. Other noticeboards will be painted spring 2016.
Land east of Folly Cottage (14/0939/PA) Llanteg. The response from the enforcement officer is that The shed ‘as built’ appears in accordance with the approved plan except for the omission of a door and a window on the western elevation. The omission of this fenestration detail does not cause any concern and has the effect of making the appearence of the shed less like that of a dwelling. No further action required.
The timber fence alongside Toad hall to slip way at Amroth has been completed.
PCC footpath officer has contacted regarding 3 stile on SP1/6 and 1/7 and SP1/26) land.
It was agreed the clerk would contact Gerald Davies (Whitland) about moving the seats in Amroth memorial garden.
The Trunk Rd Agency has been contacted regarding the speed signs and distracting signs on A4777 . This letter has been acknowledged by the WG who are dealing with any queries.

County Councillor Brinsden–

The County Council are looking at a £18 million cut to the budget next year. There will undoubtedly be some cuts to services provided by the County Council over the next 12 month. It seems there will be more pressure falling on Community Councils to look after local services which will have an impact on the local precept.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association

A 3 mile walk around Lawrenny has been arranged for Saturday 7th November. People are to meet at Llanteg Village Hall 1.30pm at or Café at Lawrenny at 2pm.

Amroth and District Community Association

A number of events have been arranged at the Parish hall, a table top sale on 21st November, Goodwick community brass band will be playing on 27th November 7pm, Blackheart on 12th December tickets are £10. Film night every other Wednesday, the next one on October 28th will be showing Big Hero 6.

Planning

Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

NP/15/0516/CLE Cert. of lawfulness for use as residential unit Falling Stones, Long Lane Amroth No objection
15/0630/PA Construction of forestry track and bridge Little Garness, Llanteg No objection comments sent.
15/0664/PA Land at Bangeston, Stepaside, No objection
15/0680/PA Erection of dwelling (partly in retrospect) Bay Vu, LLANTEG
Cllr Brinsden left the room during the discussion of this application. Objection, the Council do not support retrospective planning unless in exceptional circumstances, and building should cease until planning has been agreed.
15/0586/PA Alterations and extensions High Chaparral, SUMMERHILL, Conditionally approved
(5 year standard time limit, Plan Specification, Building control required, Protected Species on Site)

Correspondence

Revd Marianne Osborne requesting the Community Council supply a Christmas tree and decorate it in the church. It was agreed that on this occasion the community council would decline the offer.
Ian Westly has written thanking the Council for their letter.
Llanteg Village Hall and Community Association thanking the Community Council for the picnic tables.
Mental Health Project group with information.
Invitation from Welsh Government to attend a conference about the Public Service Board which will take over from Local Service boards (April 2016) and will have the responsibility of improving integration of public services. Millennium Stadium Thurs 26th Nov.
Invitation to Community Voice project. Pembrokeshire wide project exploring how citizens in the county can get their voices heard by decision makers. Wednesday 18th November 10am Pembrokeshire Archives
Bus and Transport Service survey Wales. Deadline 21st October.
PCC have developed a charter between the community Councils and the County council. Views on the charter have been requested by 2nd November.
Code of Conduct – information has been sent to councillors.
The heritage lottery is looking to appoint a trustee. The advert has been sent to the community websites.
‘Lets Talk Health’ engagement events, posters to be put up locally.
Consultation on active travel plans (walking and cycling) routes.
A petition regarding parking charges in highstreets received.

2014/15 Audit The annual return was approved and accepted by the Council. The notice of conclusion of audit has been displayed in community notice board for 14 days. The new external auditor 2015/16 will be Grant Thornton.

It has been confirmed that the Parish Hall is responsible for fencing around the play area not PCC. The Council agreed they would support the hall financially for the play area fencing.

The precept and clerks salary review will be looked at during the November meeting.

Other Matters

Clerk to contact PCNPA enforcement officer regarding ‘log cabin’ on the Cliff Path.
Cllr Maudsley was congratulated on becoming chair of governors at Stepaside School.
It was agreed the council would pay for someone to keep the Memorial garden at Amroth tidy.
The pathways on the road leading from the A477 towards Amroth need to be cut back.
Cllr J James had attended the monthly police meeting in Saundersfoot recently. A couple of points of interest; there is a new Inspector for the area. The Sands night club has closed and will not re-open as a night club. There has been reports of large scale cockle picking on Glen Beach, Saundersfoot.

The meeting ended at 9.10pm

Date of next meeting: The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 19th November 2015 at 7.00 pm at Llanteg Village Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT SEPTEMBER MEETING 2015

The chair welcomed Cllr Rosemary Tippet- Maudsley to her first meeting.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-

Road sinking on Amroth Hill. Cllr Brinsden will talk to head of highways at PCC to see if they can make any progress with Welsh Water.
Cliff Falling. A new sign will be place at the top of the pedestrian access.
Channel View, Summerhill. An application for retrospective planning has been submitted.
The clerk has completed an audit of the community council noticeboards and sea front benches. The majority are in good working order but need a lick of paint/ varnish. A noticeboard is required for Wisemans Bridge. Cllr Harries will action this.
Pen-y-daith, Pleasant Valley. A letter has been received from the enforcement officer. There has been no breech of planning.
Land east of Folly Cottage (14/0939/PA) Llanteg. Planning enforcement officer is investigating.
The timber fence alongside Toad hall to slip way at Amroth has not been fixed. Clerk to Chase up with PCC.
Clerk to contact Sean Tilling (footpath officer PCC) regarding 3 stile on SP1/6 and 1/7 and SP1/26) land.
A letter has been sent to the organisers of the Long Course Weekend after receiving numerous complaints from residents. Particularly regarding the two accidents in the community. Additional complaints include cycling at dangerous speeds, bad language, cyclists kicking cars and urinating in gateways. Subsequently a letter has been received from a resident regarding the Long Course – Ironman and other cycle events and correspondence from Dyfed Powys Police regarding the complaint. The letter reiterates our suggestion about third party insurance. Requesting involvement in any future consultations.

County Councillor Brinsden – Nothing to report

Llanteg Community Hall and Association – There is a keep fit class on Wednesday between 7-8pm at Llanteg Village Hall. Also IT classes are available at the hall run by Diane Robinson.

Amroth and District Community Association -
There has been a lot of parties in the hall which is has weekend bookings up until the middle of October. The picnic tables are a success. Goodwick community brass band are playing on 27th November. Black Heart on 12th December. The Stepaside Methodist chapel has a table top sale 21st November. Everyone welcome.

The playing field has been inspected over the holidays. Minor alterations will be made. Cllr Brinsden will enquire about who has responsibility for the fencing. The association hosted a visit organised by PLANED who brought other community groups to look at the hall and play area.

Planning

Cllr Brinsden declared an interest and refrained from comment.

15/0411/PA Installation of telecommunications base station, Amroth Rd, Stepaside Approved

15/0310/PA Stable block , Land south of Green Plains, Stepaside Refusal

15/0317/PA 4 units of affordable housing – land east of Long Acres, Ludchurch Refusal

15/0586/PA Alterations and Extension High Chaparral, Summerhill No objection


Correspondence

Information from PCNPA about planning information:-
• Free service for anyone (wherever they live) to received weekly lists of planning applications submitted.
• Committee papers are available on line – also include a section on appeals
• Information about planning applications are is updated regularly on their website
• Free pre-planning application consultation is available.
• Free planning surgery available for advice
• Planning consultation has extended from 14days to 21 days.

PCNP Authority are reviewing their LDP and request information about community facilities.
A letter has been received from Amroth and District Community Association thanking the Community Council for the picnic tables.
The Playing Fields (Community Involvement in disposal decisions) Wales Regulations 2015 Act comes into force October 2015. Regulations on the disposal of playing fields.
There will be temporary speed restrictions on the A4777 between Old Amroth Rd and East Williamston over the Autumn as part of programmed works.
Pembrokeshire Local Service Board Newsletter and information about Mind Mental Health charity.
An invitation from Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum to their conference 15th October 9.30 – 3. 30 Simon Hart Surgeries List of dates and contact details.
Cllr J James attended the Planning Aid Wales Training in Haverfordwest last week.

Consultations

• PCC consultation on latest gambling policy (available on www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/licensing) deadline 21/9/15
• PCC County Farm estate policy review deadline 30/09/15
• PCC is changing events Tenby Greenhill Monday 5th October 7-9pm, Bloomfield Tuesday 13th Oct 7-9pm
• WG draft directions to the local boundary commission for Wales gov.wales/consultations/localgovernment/directions-local-democracy-boundary- commission-wales

The clerk has received an email request for a memorial bench.
The council agreed to the 2014/2015 audit amendments.

Other Matters

It was suggested the seats in the memorial garden (Amroth) be moved and a memorial bench be placed in the garden. The clerk, Cllr Harries and Cllr Davies to organise.

Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Trust -You may have noticed the picture of a boy from a long gone age as you walk along the Strand in Saundersfoot or by the front in Amroth. The trust are planning a permanent exhibition to be housed at Colby Woodland Garden (above the Bothy Tea-room), which will promote the history of Colby, in particular the significant impact of the Coal Industry both at Colby and the surrounding area. If you have any information /stories from grandparents or family /artefacts or anything that you feel may be of interest that could be included in the exhibition, we would love to hear from you. Please contact: email: tsbhrt@gmail.com or phone: 07966792752. For further information on the Walk, information and directions to download www.visit-saundersfoot.com

It was agreed to invite Saundersfoot Bay Chamber for Tourism to our October meeting to talk about their activities.

Clerk to chase up the speed limit / warning signs A4777 and to contact the trunk road agency regarding the signs by Crofty Nursery, Llanteg which are very distracting to drivers.

The meeting ended at 20.30pm. Date of next meeting: The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 22nd October 2015 at 7.00 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts (audited statement of account will be uploaded in Autumn) can be found on www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact jessmorganclerk@gmail.com

 


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT MAY MEETING 2015

The chair welcomed Cllr Rosemary Tippet- Maudsley to her first meeting.

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-

Road sinking on Amroth Hill by the 30mph signs. A letter has been sent to Welsh Water regarding the road having to being repaired approx. 6 times over about 5 years.
Footpath SP1/12 North of Mill Hill cottages, Stepaside. The hand rail has been secured.
Cliff Falling sign between Templebar and Wisemans Bridge. Nothing to report.
Section of road between Pen y Bryn and The Mill. Reflective verge markers have replaced the stones along the side of the carriageway.
New Councillor Vacancy – The council agreed to co-opt Mrs Pauline Davies.
Back lane at Summerhill. Nothing to report
Channel View, Summerhill. NPA has responded (28 May 2015) to the community council letter regarding the building and have agreed to investigate the complaint within the next 12 weeks.
Noticeboards Clerk to find out which notice boards need improving/ replacing.
Memorial bench – The bench had been repaired, but the bolt has broken again.
Request for better signage for beach dog prohibition. Nothing to report.
Development at old Amroth Rd. Nothing to report.

County Councillor Brinsden – was not present.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association –

Llanteg Charity fun day will be held on 26th July 12pm - 7pm in the field next to the old school garden. There is a wide range of activities for the whole family being organised and everyone is welcome. It is free to attend and any money raised will be given to charity.

Amroth and District Community Association -

Picnic tables are being delivered a week tomorrow. The
Playing fields are being used a lot. Everything going well with the hall and association.

Planning

15/0158/PA The Brow, Stepaside Alterations and extension no objection
Wind turbine at Middle Pool Farm, Eglwyscummin (North West Pendine). Same application which was received in April. Clerk has re-sent comments.

Correspondence

• PCNPA improvement plan received – clerk to email to Cllrs
• PCC licensing Act 2003. PCC is no longer able to share information about licence applications locally due to data protection. Applications will be displayed in the local papers and outside the relevant premises.
• Letter from Saundersfoot Bay heritage regeneration trust enclosing a small booklet for publication. Requesting a donation from the community council. It was agreed the community council would contribute £200 to the SBHRT for the booklet and request copies are available in our community council area. Clerk to email draft booklet to Cllrs
• Newsletter from PALC. The council would not be putting forward a representative to the committee at this time.
• Request from PCC for information from any businesses/organisations that would like to promote their events/activities that are happening during 27th – 5th June

Training & events


• Asset based community development workshops 2nd July
• Armed forces day 2015. Invitation to attend (27/6/15), a Public Service of Thanksgiving organised by Pembroke Dock and Pembroke Town Councils.

Consultations


• Community based learning consultation events Tenby 10th June, Narberth 18th June
• Libraries consultation 29th June Tenby
• PCC consultation on affordable housing planning guidance 20th May – 2nd July. Copies of the document are available on the council website.
• PCC is changing – write up from engagement events held earlier in the year. Lots of discussion regarding town and community councils. Clerk to email summary to Cllrs.
• Hywel Dda University Health Board and Hywel Dda Community Health Council are holding a series of consultation events. 23 June DeValance 2-4pm

Other Matters

The Council expresses their deepest condolences to Cllr Harries at the loss of his mother recently.
Clerk to check the list of works planned to cover Tresselly rd to A477 particularly by Captains Pond.
Summerhill playground has recently been inspected by PCC. Couple of items to be addressed. Cllr Lewis has confirmed this is in hand.
Cllr G James will contact Mr Mike Abel about the maintenance of the memorial garden.
Clerk to check other responsibilities for the Community council as an employer such as pension contribution and expenses. The clerk was advised to keep record and receipts of expenses and mileage (the council rate being 0.45ppm).
Pen-y-daith, Pleasant Valley. Clerk to contact NPA planning enforcement. A planning application was originally submitted for a garage, but someone is living in the building.
The timber fence alongside Toad hall to slip way at Amroth needs maintenance. Clerk to contact PCC.

The meeting ended at 8.17 pm

Date of next meeting: The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 7.00 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts (audited statement of account will be uploaded in Autumn) can be found on www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Community Council or if you have an idea or issue you need resolved please contact the clerk J Morgan jessmorganclerk@gmail.com


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE MAY 2015 MEETING


Outstanding issues to be addressed:


• Road sinking on Amroth Hill by the 30mph signs. Welsh water (WW) have been out (Jan 2015) and have checked the pipes for defects. WW have requested further information about how many times the surface has dropped and been re-tarmacked. Clerk to send a letter referring to the road being repaired approx. 6 times over about 5 years.

• Footpath SP1/12 North of Mill Hill cottages, Stepaside – stile is missing and handrail broken. Sean Tilling at PCC has passed it to ‘heavyside’ repair.

• Cliff Falling sign between Templebar and Wisemans Bridge. Cllr Harries has spoken to Mr Williams (Sea defences) who has informed him it will be actioned.

• Section of road between Pen y Bryn and The Mill. The stones represent a hazard to vehicles, PCC will arrange for them to be removed and a row of reflective Verge Markers to be placed along the edge of the carriageway as a warning.

• New Councillor Vacancy –1 application has been received. The application was read out to the council by the clerk. It was agreed to invite the applicant to the next meeting to be co-opted onto the council. Clerk to send a letter.

• Back lane at Summerhill. A large gate has been cut into the hedge on the dangerous corner by Corner cottage. Clerk has request (PCC) enforcement officer to have a look, the concern is that a lot of trees have been cut down.

• A planning officer ( PCNPA) has been out to see the development at Channel View, Summerhill. Their response was that the building is in keeping with the agreed planning permission. But that general concerns over planning will be brought to the attention of the Development Control Manager and the site will be monitored. A response from Amroth Community Council regarding the planning and the subsequent build along with photos showing evidence of planning deviation will be submitted by the clerk.

• Noticeboards – Clerk to obtain prices.

• An email has been received from the owner of a memorial bench about repairs. Cllr Harris has confirmed that the bench has indeed been fixed. Clerk to relay this information.

County Councillor Brinsden – Recently attended the PCC AGM. He now sits on (and therefore has responsibility for) planning. The Councillors congratulated Cllr Brinsden on being elected as vice Chair of PCC and Cllr J James congratulated Cllr Brinsden on behalf of the residents of the Crunwere ward.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association – Nothing to report.

Amroth and District Community Association -
Peter Karrie was a sell out and a great success! 120 (full capacity) guests enjoyed a superb evening of entertainment. The money raised nearly £500 was donated to the Harriet Davies Trust. Film night continues to be a great success. £177 money raised from last film night was given to Motor neuron charity. Next film Paddington.

Planning

Cllr Brindsen declared an interest and took no further part in the planning discussion.

NP/15/0113/FUL Rock Cottage Amroth Alterations to elevation, balcony, rear extension, decking and bin store. Approved
15/0086/PA Wood Hatch, SUMMERHILLSingle storey extension no objection.
15/0080/NM 20 Waters Edge, Amroth – Particulars of a non- material planning amendment. A reduction in the principle elevation of dwelling from 8.06m down to 7.20m: alteration to fenestration on the principle elevation; inclusion of a white PVCu roof lanten.
14/1177/PA 24 Waters Edge, Amroth – Single story extension Approved


Correspondence

• Temporary traffic restrictions/ closures commencing for resurfacing 25th May (on a rolling programme).

• A resignation letter has been received from Cllr Hayes. Clerk to send a letter of thanks and to advertise the new vacancy

• Request for better signage for beach dog prohibition. – Clerk has contacted Julie Townsend PCC Leisure.

• Local carer ambassadors in Pembrokeshire – forward to websites/ newsletter / community association.

• Code of Conduct for Members (from Public services ombudsman) copies available on www.ombudsman-wales.org.uk

• PCNPA improvement plan available – next meeting

• Email from Cllr Hayes regarding development at old Amroth Rd. Cllr Brinsden will contact an enforcement officer to have a look at the development.

Audit

The Internal Audit has been carried out for the Community Council. The Community Council has agreed and approved the accounting statements as of 31st March 2015 for the financial year 2014/15. The audit has been sent to BDO for external auditing.

The meeting ended at 8.15 pm. Date of next meeting: The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 18th June 2015 at 7.00 pm at Llanteg Village Hall.

Information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts can be found on www.amrothparish.co.uk and www.llanteg-village.co.uk

If anyone is interested in becoming a Community Councillor for Amroth Parish, please contact J Morgan jessmorganclerk@gmail.com
Closing date for applications 15th June


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE APRIL 2015 MEETING


Outstanding issues to be addressed:


• Road sinking on Amroth Hill by the 30mph signs. Still no improvement – Clerk to contact Welsh Water once more.

• The memorial seat on Amroth sea front has been repaired.

• Footpath SP1/12 North of Mill Hill cottages, Stepaside – stile is missing and handrail broken, Clerk to re-contact PCC footpath officer.

• Cliff Falling signs between Templebar and Wisemans Bridge at Amroth are still not prominent. Clerk has spoken to Ben Blake PCC 31/3/15 but nothing has been done. Clerk to chase up.

• Speed signs on A477 Llanteg. A letter has been received from Edwina Hart office. 40 mile per hour speed restriction to be retained. They will be considering vehicle activated signs later in the year. They will also liaise with police regarding the need for speed enforcement in the area.

• Section of road between Pen y Bryn and The Mill, Pleasant Valley, the road has come away at the edge of the tarmac creating a dangerous drop. Also road collapsing on one side South of Finlandia, Trelessy Rd, Llanteg. Clerk has spoken to Hugh Marriot at PCC who has said the Llanteg section is on the ticket to be improved and will send someone out to look at the road at Pleasant Valley. Clerk to chase up progress on this.

Llanteg Community Hall and Association:

Planning continues for the July 26th Summer Charity Fun Day which is going to be a great event with demonstrations, games, bouncy castles etc.

Amroth and District Community Association:

Entertainment evening on Saturday 9th May 7pm ‘Songs from the Shows with local artistes with singer Peter Karrie. Tickets £10. Amroth Parish Hall. Stepaside school choir will also be performing. All proceeds will go to the Harriet Davis Trust. Tickets are on sale now. CCTV at the playing field is now in operation. The Film Night continue to be a big success.

Planning:

NP/15/180/FUL Extend holiday occupation of a caravan Land adjacent to Villa St Helens, Wisemans Bridge – no objection
14/1177/PA Single Story Extension 24, Waters Edge, AMROTH – no objection
14/1022/PA Alterations and extension to dweling (in retrospect) – The Retreat, STEPASIDE – Approval granted.
NP/14/0648 Dairy building , collecting yard, and associated works (retrospective) – East Lake Farm, AMROTH – Permission granted.

Information from PCNPA – updates of development plan land allocation for larger sites. None in ACC area.
Wind turbine at Middle Pool Farm, Eglwyscummin (north west of Pendine). Pre planning consultation. A response has been sent.

Correspondence:

New Councillor Vacancy – Posters have been put up around the Parish as well as information being sent to village(s) website and newsletter contacts, and the in Tenby Observer. Closing date for applications is 11th May.

Email from Michael James South Wales Trunk Road Agent regarding temporary speed limit and prohibition of overtaking. Programmed for July 2015.

Email from Laurence Harding, PCC Monitoring officer regarding changes to Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013.
• From 1st May T&CC are required to publish information electronically (i.e. on a website) this includes information about the clerk and members, minutes and audited statement of accounts. Clerk to check information is retained on the Llanteg Association Website and Amroth Community Association Website.
• Duty to establish and maintain the register of members interest is transferred from the monitoring officer to the ‘proper officer’ of the community council.
• Register of interests must also be published electronically i.e. on the authority’s website.

Access to children’s health services – information posters
Consultation events run by HDHB – information posters.
Information about a patients survey HDHB – to be sent to website and newsletter.

Invitation from PSEEG 21st May meeting @ Regency Hall 7pm. Speaker Emyr Williams PCC speaking about Shoreline Management plan and risks to the Pembrokeshire Coast.

Audit & Finance:

Financial statement for councillors was presented, in preparation for audit and this was unanimously agreed by the Community Council to be noted. Part 1 of the Annual Return to be agreed and signed. The Asset Register for 2013/14 to be adjusted and signed. Notice for audit information to be displayed in the community.

The Council decided on the style of picnic bench to be purchased for the two Community Associations. To be positioned at the play park in Summerhill and the Claypits in Llanteg. It was agreed that one of the noticeboards needed replacing. Clerk to order 4 picnic benches and supply information on style and price of noticeboards for the next meeting.

Other Matters:

Grongar, Summerhill park, PCC have been in touch with the owners – but it still has not been tidied up.
Back lane at Summerhill. A large gate has been cut into the hedge on a dangerous corner by Corner cottage, and a large number of trees have been cut. Clerk to request enforcement officer to have a look.
Clerk to request PCNPA planning to check the development at Channel View, Summerhill.

Dates of 2015/16 meetings agreed. December meeting 17th as penultimate Thursday falls on Christmas Eve.
The meeting ended at 8.12pm
Date of next meeting: The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 21st May AGM 2015 at 6.45 pm at Amroth Parish Hall.


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE FEBRUARY 2015 MEETING


Outstanding issues to be addressed:

• Road sinking on Amroth Hill by the 30mph signs.
• A letter has been sent to PCC Highways and Streetcare regarding the dangerous trees in Stepaside.
• Confirmation from PCC that Amroth Community Council did not have any notification of Fernleigh, Wesley Close, Pleasant Valley planning.
• Bench repair – Streetmaster have sent the bolts so they can be fixed.
• The tree fallen on the path at Colby Wood has been moved.
• Welsh water do not have funding available for villages to go on to mains services.

County Councillor Brinsden:

Attended seminar about Amroth coastline.
Sea defences will be maintained in the short to medium term, but in the longer term will be abandoned and left for nature to run its course.

Llanteg Community Association:
Cllr John James not present.

Amroth and District Community Association: Nothing to report.

Planning:

14/0939/PA Siting of two Polly tunnels, touring caravan and wooden shed. Land east of Folly Cottage, Llanteg NO OBJECTION

NP/14/0647 Restoration of farmhouse for volunteer accommodation. Little Craig Y Borian, NationallTrust APPROVED

Correspondence

Teenage Cancer Trust donation request.
Letter from Natural Resource Wales regarding high tides 2015. Clerk to send information to both the Llanteg and Amroth community newsletters and community website.
Invitation from Pembrokeshire South East Energy Group to talk about Flooding and Flood risk areas. 19th March 7pm at Regency Hall.
Newsletter from PLANED received.
Cyd Cymru / Wales Together. Poster and information regarding a bulk purchasing scheme for energy Posters to be put up in Llanteg Amroth Parish Hall.
Letter received from One Voice Wales offering membership.
Consultation from National Assembly for Wales regarding the powers of the Public services Ombudsman for Wales.
WG white paper Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People. Sets out the vision for the future of Local Government which is more inclusive, accountable and shares power and responsibility with the communities it serves.

Other Matters

Car left outside old Stepaside Inn (Old A477 and Birds Lane road) creating a hazard and causing potential accidents. Clerk to contact PCC Highways dept.

Footpaths: -SP1/26 just below Summerhill park broken step and SP1/12 North of Mill Hill cottages, Stepaside – stile is missing and handrail broken. Clerk to contact PCNPA.

A more prominent sign between Templebar and Wisemans Bridge is needed informing of the rock falling danger. One at top of slip and one that can be seen from beach. Clerk to contact PCC.

Date of next meeting:

The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7.00 pm at Amroth Parish Hall PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE .


AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
CYNGOR CYMUNED AMROTH
MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE JANUARY 2015 MEETING


Outstanding issues to be addressed:

• Road sinking on Amroth Hill by the 30mph signs. Clerk to contact Welsh water.
• Dangerous trees at Stepaside needing to be cut back. Clerk to write to Council.

County Councillor Brinsden:

PCC is changing and becoming more transparent, consequently a meeting has been arranged for residents to come and talk to the council, they would like to see as many community councillors as possible to attend. Our nearest meeting will be @ Bloomfield, Narberth 2nd March 7-9pm. Notices for Village halls and notice boards.

Llanteg Community Association:

Nothing to report.

Amroth and District Community Association:

The hall is very busy with parties and bookings. AGM next Thursday 29th January.

Planning
:

14/0715/pA Extension Fernleigh, Wesley Close Pleasant Valley Approved
Clerk to contact PCC – The Council did not received previous notification of Fernleigh planning application.
NP/15/0026/FUL Creation of indoor outdoor patio, The Leys, Amroth No objections.

Correspondence:

Notification of adoption of the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan
PCC engagement events – flyers for notice boards and village/ parish hall
Email from PCC regarding suggestion for County Councillors to not be salaried.
Information about changes to registration services.
Bench repair – Clerk to contact the firm that have supplied the benches for materials needed. Cllr Harris will arrange for repair.

Other Matters:

A tree has fallen covering path SP1/24 from Colby Woods top car park to Thane Cottage. Clerk to contact National Trust.
Clerk to contact Welsh water to see if there is funding available for villages to go on to mains services.
The meeting ended at 7.30 pm

Date of next meeting:

The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 19th February 2015 at 7.00 pm at Llanteg Village Hall





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