Wednesday, 1 February 2017

2017 Minutes

   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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

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
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.

4.      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


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 THE MARCH MEETING 2017

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
  1. Neighbourhood policing:
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.
  1. Vehicle activated signs Summerhill.
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.
  1.  Amroth Car Park Consultation: 
The Clerk and Cllr R. Tippet Maudsley have yet to meet and exchange the details to forward to PCNPA.
4.      Bonfire Beacon:
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.

5.      Planning Enforcement:
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.

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

7.       Signage on A477:
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.

8.      Litter Bins in Lay-bys on A477:
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.

9.      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

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.

2.      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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


5.      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.
6.    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.

7.    Rights of Way Improvement Plan- is a joint piece of work by PCC and PCNP
a.      There is initial consultation letter explaining the Rights of Way Improvement Plan process.
b.      The outline and detailed timetable showing the timescales and tasks involved at each stage.
c.       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.
6.      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.

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

9.    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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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
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.