May - Annual Meeting

CYNGOR CYMUNED LLAN LL?R/LLANYRE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Annual Meeting of Cyngor Cymuned Llan Ll?r/Llanyre Community Council was held at Llanyre Church Hall on Tuesday, 20th May, 2014.

Present:- Councillor M. Davies (Chairman)

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

1/14. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were none.

2/14. MINUTES

The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on 21st May, 2013 as a correct record.

3/14. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

The Chairman presented the following report:-

“Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your support over the past year and for time and effort you all put in to serve our community.

Again, I would like to thank Lyn for her support and all the advice she has given me.

Last year the carnival was a huge success after having not been held for a number of years. I would like to wish Geraint and the Committee continue success this year.

We have had challenges over the past year but I think there are going to be far greater in the future with the County Council’s budget constraints. We can only do our best for the good of our communities.

We must insist that Powys County Council responds to our concerns and queries. There still seems to be a lack of communication, especially over planning matters.

It is disappointing that we haven’t been able to finalise the lease for the community hall in Newbridge. Gareth Jones recently assured me that this is in the final stages of preparing the apportionment of costs. Thanks again to Pauline for her time and effort in the running of the hall.

I would like to wish the new Chairman all the very best.”

In response Mr. M. Watkins thanked Mr. M. Davies for his contribution to the Council during his two years in office. He had not missed a meeting.

4/14. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Prior to the appointment of Chairman the Clerk reported that she had received correspondence from a Llanyre resident who felt that, due to an on-going highly contentious item on the Council’s agenda in the recent past and probably in the near future that was causing concern and anxiety to the residents of Llanyre and to other communities around the whole area, it would be diplomatic of the Vice-Chairman to inform the Committee that he did not wish to be considered for the post.

Mr. B. Humphreys informed the meeting that, in his opinion, the appointment of Chairman should be a democratic decision when the best person for the job was appointed and the historic procedure of appointing on a rotation basis should be discontinued.

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Mrs. P. Abbott proposed that the nominations and vote be undertaken by a private, paper process. This was seconded by Mr. B. Humphreys.

Mr. M. Watkins proposed that the status quo be maintained.

Following a vote there were 5 votes in favour, 4 against and 1 abstention. It was, therefore, carried that a private nomination and voting process would be followed.

The following Members were nominated for Chairman:-

Mr. S. Powell, Mrs. P. Abbott, Mr. B. Humphreys, Mr. G. Rees and Mr. M. Davies. Mr. B. Humphreys, Mr. G. Rees and Mr. M. Davies withdrew their nominations and a vote, therefore, took place between Mr. S. Powell and Mrs. P. Abbott.

The votes cast were as follows:-

Mr. S. Powell – 6, Mrs. P. Abbott – 3, 1 abstention. Mr. S. Powell was, therefore, appointed Chairman for the ensuing year.

5/14. APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

The following Members were nominate for Vice-Chairman:-

Mr. M. Watkins, Mr. G. Rees and Mrs. P. Abbott. Mr. M. Watkins and Mr. G. Rees withdrew their nominations. Mrs. P. Abbott was, therefore, appointed as Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.

6/14. REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES

Newbridge-on-Wye V.P. School Governing Body

It was proposed by Mr. M. Watkins and seconded by Mr. L. Smith that Mrs. P. Abbott continue as the Council’s representative on the School Governing Body. All in favour.

One Voice Wales

It was proposed by Mr. S. Powell and seconded by Mr. B. Humphreys that Mr. M. Watkins and Mrs. T. Field continue as the Council’s representatives on One Voice Wales. All in favour.

7/14. FIDELITY GUARANTEE

It was agreed to maintain the status quo.

8/14. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday, 19th May, 2015.

There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting.

 

STEPHEN POWELL (Chairman)






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