Presented to council 10 May 2018
There have been 10 regular meetings over the past year with good attendance from the councillors. An extraordinary meeting to discuss a planning application was held on 27 March 2018.
Mr Steve Shaw was appointed internal auditor in 2017 and has continued in the role, recently completing the 2017-18 audit. Morgan Griffiths of Newtown has continued as payroll administrator.
An electronic speed sign has been purchased and is proving to be effective, and the speedwatch scheme is on-going, with a number of new volunteers. The legal department at the county council has confirmed that insuring the community centre is the community centre committee’s responsibility and the county council’s footpath officer has confirmed that the footpath from the telephone box to the church is the school’s responsibility, however, the councillors intend to query the footpath decision. New cradle swings have been installed in the playground following lengthy delays by the contractor. The roundabout is in need of repair or replacement, but the quote received seemed very high. A playground support group has been formed from within the village community and it has helped secure a large grant from the wind farm trust. There have been concerns over plans for a communications mast near Cefngwifed and objections have meant that the proposal has been sent to Cardiff for review. An oak tree near Llys Derw has been pruned back by the county council and a licence for pruning the commemorative oak has been obtained by Trannon Tree Services on behalf of the community council.
Donations were made to three charities.
Rachael Jones, clerk to Tregynon Council