Minutes – Llanddewi Brefi Community Council – 14/01/2019

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Minutes of the Community Council Meeting held on 14th January 2019 at the Community Centre

Present:-
Councillors Emmanuel Kincaid (Chairman), John. Ll Griffiths(Vice-Chiarman), Dafydd Lloyd-Jones, Rhodri Evans, Caryl Haf Jones , Lynet Pugh, Eirwen James, Lisa Jones, Beth Anthony.

1. Apologies:- 
Councillor Enfys H Davies apologised for her inability to attend.

2. Personal 
None.

3. Declaration of Interest
None.

4. Minutes
On the proposition of Councillor Dafydd Lloyd-Jones and seconded by Cllr Rhodri Evans the Council authorised the Chairman to sign the minutes of Community Council meeting held on 10th December 2018.
5. Matters arising from the minutes
1. Public Meeting Regarding Flooding
A public meeting has been arranged in February for villagers to meet with Ceredigion County Council officers in the Hall. Only questions that the Council received by the 17th December will be discussed.
6.1.1 Roads
a. Road widening Pant and Nantdderwen.
b. Work to be done on Quar Road.
c. New Grit Bins. Awaiting new stocks.

6.2 Tree and Boundary Maintenance.
a. Fencing right hand side of Pont Llanio Hill.
b. Tree on Pont Llanio Hill.

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6.3 Website
a. Nothing new.

6.4 The Pound Garden
Nothing new.

6.5 Defibrillator
New pads have been bought.

7. Financial Report
The Council approved the budget for 2019/20
And the precept stays at £8000.00
Current Account £ 70.00
Business Res A/c £ 3,625.47

a. Authorising Payments.
Compass Office Paper and Ink ……………………………£ 65.40
Ras Gwyl Dewi Donation ………………………………. £150.00
New Inn Mulled Wine ……………………………… .£ 22.00
Hall Committee Hire of Room ……………………………£240.00
Mr C Davies for Xmas Lights …………………………….£ 40.00

b. Paid In
None.

8. Correspondence.

1. A letter regarding The National Eisteddfod 2020 which will be held at Tregaron requesting support and a donation as the fund raising target for Llanddewi Brefi is £5000. The Council will discuss this matter at the next meeting.
2. A request for a donation from Ras Gwyl Dewi. The Council decided to donate £150.

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9. Reports
None.

10. Matters arising from Ceredigion
The Council were informed that there is a meeting for the clerks at Ceredigion County Council.

a. Planning
A181193 Brynambor Llanddewi Brefi Extension to house, safe room.

11. Village Hall and Community Centre Trustees Committee
There are several events being held in the Village Hall in the near future.

12. Ysgol Henry Richard 3-16

The school concert was excellent. The building of Llanddewi Brefi school will be going on the market in the near future.

13. Cemetery
Council has been advised by One Voice Wales/NALC that insurers should deal with all correspondence relating to the damaged grave. Insurers have confirmed that they do not believe council has acted negligently, but proposed a ‘without admission of liability’ offer in settlement of the claim for damage as it would not be financially viable to defend if litigated. Council agreed to accept the insurers proposal ‘ to settle this matter on best possible terms due to lack of evidence and potentially seek recovery from either one or both of the contractors as it would not be financially viable to defend this matter if litigated’.
One Voice Wales guidance regarding complaints policy was discussed- Council will review whether a formal policy should be adopted.

14 Eisteddfod 2020
Matters will be discussed at next meeting. A letter was received.

15. Any other matter
1. Complaints have been received regarding the Bottle bank overflowing.
2. Fire Hydrant leaking up by the old Vicarage.
3.Renew the Welsh Flag on the Pole by Hyfrydle.
4. There will be a concert in the village in April held by the Barcud local paper.

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Date of next meeting   11th February 2019

Signed                                                         Dated