LLANWRDA COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Community Councils are responsible for local matters including: litter bins, traffic calming, local youth projects, street lighting and cleaning, dog fouling, bus shelters, allotments, footpaths and bridleways and tourism activities. Community councillors are elected for a period of four years and are there to represent the people living in their local area. We meet once every month in the village hall. All our meetings are open to the public. None of the Llanwrda Community councillors get paid.
Chairman’s End of year report 2013.
‘Most of what we do is about the long term health of the village and surrounding community.
For example we support and encourage the campaign to keep open Llanwrda School and Pantycelyn.
We also support them in a practical way by helping to buy three computers for Llanwrda.
We try to make sure that the roads and footpaths through the village are safe.
The old A40 by the bridge is still being used as a rat run by speeding drivers. We’ve had various meetings with the highways department and tried to get speed bumps on the old A40 but were told that they were no longer permitted. However we have been successful in getting the design of the turn off by Richard’s garage altered so that it is more difficult to negotiate at speed. Llanwrda is now in the top ten on the highway’s department priority list.
After a spate of accidents we also campaigned for a reduction of the speed limit fon the A 482 Lampeter road to 50mph and surprisingly this was agreed, although like everything else, the necessary work and signage is subject to funding being available.
We have been campaigning for several years for the enforcement of the 30 mpg speed limit through the village. Unfortunately it was discovered that the existing signs had been erected without the correct planning permission and were technically illegal. Carmarthenshire county council finally got their act together this year and there have been speed cameras in the village at various times. We are also about to purchase a solar powered speed warning sign on the A472 by the Bishop’s Mill layby and are meeting with the council in the next few days to get site approval .
We campaigned for new salt boxes in the community and these have now been installed.
We got the highways department to clear up and clean the footpath down to the station
We fitted new litter Bins for the playground and made sure the play equipment and skateboard park was repaired and maintained.
We do our best to try and solve the continuing problem of dog fouling in the village especially in the area round the school. We’ve arranged visits from the dog warden and put up warning notices.
Footpaths and playing field.
We complained to Carmarthenshire county council about the omission of Llanwrda and Llansadwrn from their new footpath brochure and we have supported the reinstatement of the public footpath down to the Tywi.
Members of the community council take it in turns to inspect the equipment in the playground every week and collect litter.
We removed the horrible coffin of litter from by the play area gate.
We are in the process of getting quotes to replace the play area fence and gate.
We actively represented the interests of the community on the Cornwallis Trust and hope that this year we will see work begin on restoring the building for social housing.
We donated money to various good causes such as the Heart of Wales Travel Association, Llanwrda bloomers, Luncheon club, Young farmers, and Catherine Goddard for her duke of Edinburgh award.
I’d like to thank our clerk Joy for keeping us on the straight and narrow path of good community council practice.
Thanks to my fellow councillors who have been extremely constructive and helpful and whose sense of humour and team work has kept my stress levels reasonably low.
Finally I am particularly grateful to the members of the public who come to our monthly meetings and ask questions and make suggestions and generally keep us on our toes!’
Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings of the council which take place in the village hall once a month on a Wednesday. There is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the councillors at the end of the meeting.
If there is something that you would like to bring up at one of our monthly meetings please get in touch with one of your councillors or post your message using the website Contact page and it will be forwarded on to the appropriate person.
In line with the Local Government (Democracy) Wales) Bill 2012 Community Councils are required to publish Agendas and Minutes electronically. They are published below. The Bill also requires that provision is made for members of the public to contact the Community Council or the Clerk electronically. Hopefully these details will be added in the next few weeks.
Your Representatives on Llanwrda Community Council May 2013 – May 2014;
Chair: Jacqui Thompson ; email/ Tel; 01558 650697 Address; Cae Brwyn, Hafod Bridge, Llanwrda, SA19 8BG
Vice Chair; Roger Jones; Tel; 01550 779134 Address; 31 Brodawel, Llanwrda, SA19 8AB
Jon Shipton; Tel; 01558 650454 Address; Garreglefain, Porthrhyd, Llanwrda
Meirion Thomas; Tel; 01550 777323 Address; Cefnbenydd, Llanwrda, SA19 8EP
David Darrell; Tel; 01550777029 Address Ty Tabor, Llanwrda. SA19 8EP
Simon Goddard; Address; Hafod Bridge House, Lampeter Road, Llanwrda, SA19 8BG
Linda James; Ty Llwyd, Llanwrda, SA19 8AW
Andrew Davies; Tel; 01550779087 Address; Tydraw, Cwmdwr, Llanwrda, SA198AL
Clerk; Mrs Joy Waters ; email Tel; 01269 594157 Address; 56 Heol Rhydaman, Tycroes, Rhydaman
County Councillor T Theophilus; Email; TTheophilus@carmarthenshire.gov.uk Tel; 01550 720086 Address; Ty Cornel, Cilycwm, Llandovery, SA20 0ST
If anyone has a problem opening the files on this page please use the contact form and I will supply them in an alternative format. The Agenda will be posted here on receipt, usually 3-5 days before the meetings and the Minutes will appear after they have been approved at the following meeting, any corrections will appear on the following month’s minutes.
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The next meeting of Llanwrda Community Council will be held in the Village Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014.
Agenda for meeting 20th November 2013
Agenda for meeting 16th October 2013
Agenda and minutes for meeting 18th September 2013
Agenda for meeting 21st August 2013
Agenda and minutes for meeting 19th June 2013
Agenda for AGM, 15th May 2013 (8pm) and the minutes from last year’s AGM 2012, also in May;
Agenda and minutes for ordinary meeting 15th May 2013 (8pm);
Agenda and minutes for meeting 17th April 2013
Agenda for meeting 20th March 2013
Agenda and minutes for meeting 20th February 2013
Agenda and Minutes for meeting 16th January 2013
Agenda and Minutes for meeting 21st November 2012
Agenda and minutes for meeting 17th October 2012
Agenda and minutes for meeting 19th September 2012
Agenda and minutes for meeting 14th August 2012;
Agenda and Minutes for meeting, 20th June 2012;
Agenda for AGM 16th May 2012 and Minutes for AGM May 2011
Agenda and minutes for Ordinary meeting 16th May 2012
Agenda and minutes for meeting 18th April 2012;
Agenda and minutes for meeting 21st March 2012;
Agenda for meeting 15th February 2012;
Agenda and minutes for meeting 18th Jan 2012
Agenda and Minutes for meeting 16th November 2011;
Agenda and Minutes for meeting 19th October 2011;
Agenda and Minutes for meeting 21st September 2011;
Minutes for meeting 17th August 2011;
Agenda for meeting, 20th July 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall
Minutes for meeting 15th June 2011, 8pm, Llanwrda Village Hall
Minutes for ordinary meeting 25th May 2011, Llanwrda Village Hall
Agenda for AGM 25th May 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall
Agenda for ordinary meeting, 25th May 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall
Minutes for meeting 20th April 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall
Agenda for meeting 20th April 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall
Minutes for meeting 16th March 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village hall
Agenda for meeting 16th March 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall, now with Public Question Time.
Minutes for meeting 16th February 2011, 8pm Llanwrda Village Hall (Please note any corrections or additions will appear on the following month’s minutes)
Agenda (.doc) for meeting 16th February 2011, 8pm, Llanwrda Village Hall
Minutes (.doc) for meeting 19th January 2011, Llanwrda Village Hall
Minutes (.doc) 17th November 2010 at Llanwrda Village Hall