Annual Report, 2018-1
Presented to council 9 May 2019
There have been 10 regular meetings over the past year with good attendance from the councillors.
Mr Steve Shaw stood down as internal auditor. Mary Oldham agreed to take on the role and has recently completed the 2018-19 audit. Morgan Griffiths of Newtown has continued as payroll administrator. Donations were made to four charities, however, as of May 2019, the cheque written to the Powys Eisteddfod Bro Hafren has not been presented.
The electronic speed sign has continued to be effective, however the speed at which the battery runs down has been of concern. Fewer community speedwatches took place this year, but a police presence in the village has been noted. Of concern has been the driving of a school transport vehicle but this appears to have been resolved. The poor visibility at the Church corner has been of repeated concern when discussing planning applications.
Improvements to the playground have been made with new equipment installed, and the fence renewed. The communications mast on Tynybryn land, which had caused concern within some parts of the community was approved at appeal in Cardiff but has not yet been installed.
The Council did not enter the village into the Montgomeryshire Village Award Scheme this year as no one came forward to take on the organisation of the portfolio. It is hoped that the village will go forward in 2020.
The community council has made efforts to have improved relations with the administration at Gregynog but due to various difficulties with regards to availability, meetings have been impossible to arrange.
Cllr Bumford presented a wreath on behalf of the community council at the Remembrance Day event, and Cllr Sharon Williams did a reading at a commemorative event.
Former long-standing councillor, Clive Edwards, passed away in October.
Rachael Jones, clerk to Tregynon Council