Wednesday, 1 February 2017

2017 Minutes

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

  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.

Monday, 25 January 2016

2016 Minutes

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 decorates 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.  

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

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




MATTERS DISCUSSED AT OCTOBER MEETING 2016

Outstanding issues to be addressed:-  
Distracting advertising boards on A477.  An Enforcement case has been registered by PCC planning regarding the illegal signage.

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.
Footpath by Cliff Rd (Amroth to Wisemans Bridge), SP1/30 forms part of the Coast Path and there is no stile on this footpath, only gates. All gates were found to be in good repair when the route was recently surveyed August. There is a stile leading off the Coast Path onto the cliff road but this was closed off by the farmer back in July as it is not a public right of way and not therefore maintained by the National Park Authority /County Council.

Parking in Summerhill, a response has been received from PCC which states that in order for parking improvements to be considered at least 80% of households must be council owned, in this instance only 50% are and therefore a scheme cannot be funded through Housing revenue.

A speed survey was carried out on the main through road in Summerhill towards the end of June. The results of that survey showed 89% of the total 24hr average traffic volume recorded were travelling within the 30 mph limit.  In terms of funding a vehicle activate sign(s) the Council policy in respect of traffic calming requires that a poor accident record exists for the road and that recorded speeds are in excess of the permitted speed which from the data obtained would appear to be relatively low. The Community Council agreed to investigate purchasing a sign.

With regard to the Relocation of 30mph Speed Limit at Summerhill, PCC has agreed to circulate this request to the Police for comment. If supported then the legal process to amend the traffic order can commence.

Speed signs on A477 – nothing to report

Channel View NP enforcement officer has been contacted regarding the deterioration of Channel View property which is half built / falling down.  The developers are in the process of putting in another application, NP did not consider it to be dangerous in its current state.

Parking at Amroth - An email has been received from a resident supporting the Community Councils objection to parking charges in Amroth.

PCC has confirmed Japanese Knot weed at Amroth Parish hall was treated in July.

Memorial Bench on Amroth Sea front placed by PCC is not in keeping with the sea front and existing benches.  PCC have agreed that they will not place a memorial bench in the community without consultation with the community council.  Cllr Brinsden will investigate if the seat can be removed and replaced with a bench that is the same design as the existing benches.

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 at November meeting.

County Councillor Brinsden report 
Although the budget cut from Welsh Government is not as bad as initially thought, PCC must still continue to look at ways to cut back spending. 

NP have replaced the stile on and new steps at the footpath going into edge field, by Colby Woods with a new gate.

Road closure by Llanteglos, Llanteg Monday 31st October 2016, and remain in force for approximately 5 days. The effect of the Order will be to temporarily prohibit all vehicular traffic, other than exempted vehicles, from proceeding along that section of the class III (C3045) road at Llanteglos, Llanteg, from its junction with Chapel Lane/Captains Pond, south west to its junction with the access to North Lodge.


Llanteg Community Hall and Association
The post box has removed by the Post Office.

Cllr J James attended the monthly Police meeting in Saundersfoot and shared information about, the circulation of fake £20 notes in Saundersfoot.  Also 2 – 3 males in the Pembroke Dock area are pretending to be from Welsh Water as part of a distraction burglary.

Llanteg Village Hall walk information: -
Walks are held on the last Saturday, or Sunday of the month, are usually about 5K, and are dog and family friendly.  If any one is interested they can contact either Jill Chatwin or Ruth Roberts.
Dates                                     Where                   Walk Leader            Time

October
Saturday 29th
Colby
Jill Chatwin
1
November
Saturday 26th
Begelly
Nigel Bailey
December
N/A
January
Saturday 29th
Botanic Gardens
Nigel Bailey
February
Saturday 25th
Penally
Vicky Tomlinson
1.3
March
Saturday 25th
Blackpool Mill
Dave Kerrison
1.3
April
Saturday 29th
Freshwater East
Vicky Tomlinson


Amroth and District Community Association
Concert on Friday 11th November 7pm by Pembroke & District Male Choir, proceeds for Wales Air Ambulance.

Planning

NP/16/0469/FUL New Reed Bed system Wisemans Bridge Inn, Wisemans Bridge – No objection

16/0341/PA Temporary rural enterprise workers dwelling – Land at Bangeston, Stepaside. Refused.

16/0500/PA Single storey extension, internal alterations and proposed detatched garage, Headlands, Amroth Rd, Stepaside. Approved

NP/16/0334/FUL Replacement of existing garage with double garage amended to design approved under NP/12/121 Stella Maris, Wisemans Bridge.  Approved

16/0513/PA Erection of dwelling Bay Vu, Llanteg Approved with conditions


Correspondence
General introduction to planning, Pembrokeshire.  Tuesday 8th November, 2016 – 6:30pm to 9pm - Queens Hall, Narberth for Ccouncilors and Clerks.

Information from the Welsh Government Finance Committee about their consultation to the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill.  https://senedd.dialogue-app.com/maer-dreth-stamp-yng-nghymru-ar-fin-newid-stamp-duty-in-wales-is-about-to-change. 

Letter from Welsh Government regarding Local Government Reform.  Although 22 local authorities will remain, voluntary mergers will be possible for those that wish to. There will also be ‘an enhanced level of mandatory and systematic regional working’.  They recognise the part played by community councils as part of this reform – would like to help them to become more effective. 

Pembrokeshire Funding Fair & PAVS’ AGM 2016 – Tuesday 15th November 2016
Queens Hall, Narberth on Tuesday 15th November from 10am – 3.30pm.

Other Matters
It was agreed by the Councillors not to have a December meeting.

Councillors discussed the applications for the new clerk and it was agreed to interview on Monday 7th November  6.30pm at Llanteg Hall Committee Room

The meeting ended at 8.19 pm

Date of next meeting:   The date of the next meeting will be Thursday 18th November 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



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.  
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

MATTERS DISCUSSED AT JULY 2016



AMROTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
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) billThe 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



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






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 sent to 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


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 sent to 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 contact David 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




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



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


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