A meeting of Cyngor Cymuned Llan Llyr/Llanyre Community Council was held at Llanyre Church Hall on Tuesday, 21st May, 2013.

    Present:-    Councillor M. Davies  (Chairman);

            Councillors Mrs. P. Abbott, Mrs. T. Field, S. Grimwood,
            G. Lewis, S. Meredith, S. Powell, G. Rees, L. Smith and
            M. Watkins.

    In attendance:-    County Councillor W. J. Evans.


    There were none.


    There were none.

12.    MINUTES

    The Chairman was authorised to sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd April and of the extra ordinary meeting held on 7th May, 2013.


    (a)    New A470/Traffic Calming Measures/By-pass (Ref. Min. 124/12(a))

    Councillor Evans reported that the bollards adjacent to the car park opposite the Church were to be installed in the near future.

(b)    Public Toilets, Llanyre (Ref. Min. 124/12(b))

    Nothing to report.

(c)    Public Toilets, Newbridge-on-Wye (Ref. Min. 124/12(c))

    Electricity 91848.

    It was reported that the work on re-instating the electricity supply in the store cupboard was still to be undertaken.  The painting would be commencing during the Bank Holiday week.

(d)    Llanyre Open Space (Ref. Min. 124/12(d))

    It was noted that, on further inspection, the kerbs on the pavement adjacent to the Bell Inn were already high and did not need changing.

(e)    Recycling Sites (Ref. Min. 124/12(e))

    Nothing to report.


(f)    Speeding passed Llanyre (Ref. Min. 124/12(f)

    The Clerk reported that she had received an e-mail from Derek Price in the Highways Department enquiring whether Members had discussed the options regarding the removal or re-siting of the hedge at the junction nearest to Llandrindod.  Members had not discussed but welcomed the opportunity to discuss what plans may be available and it was agreed to arrange a site meeting with Derek Price to discuss the options available.

(g)    Noticeboard (Ref. Min. 124/12(g)

    Mr. S. Powell and Mr. G. Lewis confirmed that the work on stabilising the notice board would be undertaken before the next meeting.

(h)    Condition of Road to Caerfagu (Ref. Min. 124/12(h))

    Nothing done.  Councillor Evans informed the meeting that he had been told by Officer that there were roads in the county in a worse condition.  It was agreed that the matter be discussed at the site meeting with Derek Price.

(i)    Mid Wales House – Parking (Ref. Min. 124/12(i))

    It was reported that Mr. S. Meredith and Mr. G. Rees had met with Alastair Knox of the County Council to discuss the matter further when Mr. Meredith had provided evidence of his research.  Mr. Knox had agreed that his staff would re-visit the matter and undertake further research.

    Mr. Knox also agreed to arrange a 3-way meeting with the occupiers of Mid Wales House, Officers of the County Council and members of the Community Council.  Mr. Knox was also open to the fact that Powys County Council would take on the land and use their resources.

    The Chairman thanked Mr. Meredith for his work in researching the history of the land in question.

    It was agreed to attempt a negotiation of the situation in the first instance but in the meantime it was agreed to start gathering chronological evidence from local residents that the community had used the land for forwarding the County Council’s Solicitors.

(j)    Pavement in Llanyre (Ref. Min. 124/(k))

    The work on rectifying the priority at certain entrances was still to be undertaken.


    There were none.


    The monthly balance of income and expenditure was received and approved.

    Balances in hand as at 20.5.13:-    Ring Fenced balances – Recycling:-        Available Funds:-
    Current Account    £9418.64    Llanyre        £1659.74        £9072.24
    Savings Account    £2192.89    Newbridge-on-Wye    £  879.55


    The following invoices were received and passed for payment:-

    HMRC – PAYE                    £16.80
    PHS Group – Llanyre toilets                £31.39
    PHS Group – NoW toilets                £34.39
    Mr. P. Lewis – Llanyre toilets            £44.00
    Mr. P. Lewis – NoW toilets                £44.00
    Air Ambulance – donation (approved 23.04.13)    £100.00
    Scottish Power – Llanyre toilets             £35.69
    Scottish Power – NoW toilets                £59.93
    Mrs. L. Brown – salary/exps                £301.92


(a)    PCC – Powys Post-16 Transformation

    Members received the “Strategic Framework for Planning and Commissioning Full-time Education Provision for 16-19 year old learners in Powys”.  The Clerk outlined the implications for both Llandrindod and Builth Wells High School.  It was agreed that the Clerk contact the Chairs of Governors of both High Schools to acquire the views and that these views be supported.

(b)    Powys Befrienders Promotion

    Details of the above were received and noted.

(c)    One Voice Wales

    Copies of The Voice were received and distributed to Members.


    There were none.


    Members received two letters of interest in the vacancy in the Newbridge-on-Wye Ward, as follows;-

    Mrs. J. Owens, Llanyre
    Mr. B. Humphreys, Newbridge-on-Wye

    Members wished to thank Mrs. Owens for her interest in the vacancy but as this was a Newbridge-on-Wye Ward vacancy it was proposed by Mr. S. Powell and seconded by Mr. S. Grimwood that Mr. B. Humphreys be co-opted  the vacancy.


    (i)    Newbridge-on-Wye Three Year Old Setting

    A request for assistance towards the cost of purchasing new play equipment was received.  It was reported that the Setting attracted children from a 10 mile radius.  It was proposed by Mr. S. Grimwood and seconded by Mrs. T. Field that a donation of £75 be awarded.  All in favour

(ii)    Llanyre Open Space

    A request for assistance towards the cost of re-surfacing the car park was received.  It was proposed by Mr. G. Rees and seconded by Mr. S. Powell that the request be declined.  All in favour.


(i)    Newbridge-on-Wye Three Year Old Setting

    A request for assistance towards the cost of purchasing new play equipment was received.  It was reported that the Setting attracted children from a 10 mile radius.  It was proposed by Mr. G. Rees and seconded by Mr. L. Smith that a donation of £75 be awarded.  All in favour.

(ii)    Pentref Baptist Chapel

    A request for assistance towards the cost of grass cutting in the chapel yard was received.  It was proposed by Mr. S. Grimwood and seconded by Mr. M. Watkins that a donation of £80 be awarded.  All in favour.


    The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday, 11th June, 2013.

The Members discussed the following item in their capacity as Custodial Trustees.


(i)    Lease

    Nothing further to report.

(ii)    Meter Readings

    Members received information on meter readings undertaken by Mr. G. Richards of the County Council.  It was proposed by Mr. M. Watkins and seconded by Mr. S. Meredith that a working party be established to look in detail at the information and report back to the next meeting.  The working party to include Mr. G. Rees, Mr. M. Davies, Mr. S. Grimwood and Mrs. P. Abbott.

(iii)    Correspondence from Mrs. A. Hill

    Further correspondence was received from Mrs. Hill.  It was RESOLVED – that the information be received and noted.

(iv)    Invoice

    An invoice in the sum of £41.55 for out of pocket expenses from 05.02.10 to 15.05.13 was received from the Clerk.  Agreed that the invoice be approved.

There being no other business the Chairman closed the meeting.

MARK DAVIES  (Chairman)


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