A meeting of the Community Council took place on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 7.30pm in Llanfrynach and Cantref Community Hall.

Ms Jackie Williams JWMr Ray Powell RP
Mrs Barbara Smith BS (Chairman) Mr Jason Palmer JP
Mr Steve Prothero SPMr Ian Matthews IM
In attendance:
County Councillor Liam Fitzpatrick LF Ms Sue Dale (Clerk) SD Mr Phil Kendrick (Internal Auditor)PK

1.Welcome All.
Thanks to all for coming and welcome.
CdeW, BB.
3.Declarations of Interest
JW declared an interest in item 11.
4.Public Participation
5.Minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the meeting on the 19th December were approved and signed.
6.Matters Arising
The Santander shares are in the process of being sold. The casual vacancy for a second community councillor in Cantref is not attracting interest.
7. Llanfrynach and Cantref Community Hall.
The Community Council owns the Ty Bach, the Community Hall
manages them. The cost of replacing the fascias and soffits in
white pvc is £575.00, in black pvc £1075. The Community
Council resolved to pay half of the bill. The Community Hall
Committee is yet to decide which quote to use so the matter
will be adjourned to the next meeting.
The large tree at the corner of the hall is to be surveyed soon.
8. Ty Bach accounts update.
See item 7.
9. Groesffordd village hall management.
No update available.
10. Powys County Council matters.
LF reported on the pot holes, the bus stop improvement scheme, council tax,
Groesffordd garages and parking, “Lodge Road” verges and culverts: Pot holes
are an enormous issue – the back road (B5448) is shocking. Groesffordd to
Lechfaen road is also bad. The pot hole budget for Powys is £500,000. A proper
solution is needed.
The bus stop improvement scheme, where bus stops are updated to include
disabled access and electronic bus times, may be convenient but it will have a
visual impact. The scheme is as a result of a welsh government initiative to
update infrastructure.
Council tax will go up by 5%, LF noted that he may vote against the budget as
“issues are never fixed”.
Culverts/verges/drains need more money due to climate change. Sometimes the
landowner needs to maintain the drainage system on their land.
The trunk road problems by Millbrook Farm are under the purview of the Welsh
“Lodge Road” verges need to be cleaned. LF
11. Planning
19/18152/FUL Ty Illtyd, Llanhamlach – no objections SD
19/18160/FUL 5, Cefn Cantref – JW registered an interest and took no part
in the decision – no objections.SD
12. Quotes for a larger noticeboard in the Llanfrynach
bus stop, a larger noticeboard for Cantref and a
replacement noticeboard for Lechfaen and quotes for
benches in the playground and Cantref.
Quotes were not available. It was resolved to complete the item electronically.
13. The rubbish bin by the bus stop in Groesffordd is
being used for dog waste making it unpleasant for bus
stop users.
LF offered to see what could be done. LF
14. Cheques and financial statement for approval.
Clerk's wage 02/01/2019 standing order £406.40
Clerk's wage 03/02/2019 standing order £406.40
Approved. BS offered to be a signatory.SD
Noted that the 5 successful appeals and Groesffordd Hall's successful appeal
were approved at the December 19th meeting. The financial statement was
The Clerk assured the Community Council that the level of reserves is currently
15. Correspondence
- Update on the Nant Menasgin Flood Management.
- Awareness raising of the 75th anniversary of VE day in Wales 8th May 20.
- Powys County Council consultation on supplemental planning guidance.
- Request for support for a Brecknock and Radnorshire-wide Annual Sports
Awards evening.
1. Any Other Business (to be used to pass on information
The Police are looking into the possibility of having an ANPR camera funded by
the Community Council.
2. Date of Next Meeting: Thursday, 12th March 2020 at
7.30pm in Groesffordd Village Hall.
There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.45pm.