The wards of the Kilgetty Begelly Community Council (KBCC) cover Kilgetty (Cilgeti) , Begelly (Begeli), Thomas Chapel and Reynalton. For many years spanning the 19th and 20th Century the area was known more for its industrial connection with coal mining. This is remembered today through the Miners Walk which follows the route of the former Saundersfoot Railway line (often horse drawn) which was built around 1830, to carry the coal.
Now the area is a well known tourist destination, there being popular caravan sites, B&B, Hotels and many cottages available as a base to see the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire. Kilgetty is often referred to as the Gateway to Pembrokeshire. The wider area being central to so many beaches and tourist attractions, including Folly Farm, Oakwood, Bluestone, Heatherton, Manor House (Anna's zoo) and many others.
KBCC is continually aiming to improve the area and one of the main achievements that it has been working on for a few years now is the new play area in Kilgetty. The new swings are particularly popular with younger children. A sub-group of KBCC is now working to develop a longer term improvement plan for the play area. Recent remedial work to some of the play equipment has now been completed. Begelly Kilgetty Community Association is also constantly working to maintain the delightful Community Garden nearby and there are many flower beds for residents and visitors to enjoy. KBCC has now also taken on responsibility for Begelly Play Area, including grass cutting, with new equipment to be considered by KBCC.
KBCC is always looking to source copies of old photographs of Kilgetty, Thomas Chapel, Reynalton and Begelly, including to display on this website page. If you do have any photographs of interest, please do send a copy to the Clerk.
See contact details page for Clerk's address.
Please note that defibrillators can be found at 1 Formula Fitness Club, Kilgetty; The White Horse Public House, Kilgetty; Outside the Co-operative Store, Kilgetty; Kingsmoor Sports Club, Kilgetty; Folly Farm, Begelly and at The Begelly Arms Hotel, Begelly.
Councillor Diane Lockley was re-elected as Chair and Councillor Jayne Ebrey was re-elected as Vice-Chair for 2019-20 at the 9 May 2019 Annual Meeting of KBCC.
Members by Ward
Kilgetty: Councillors Diane Lockley, Sandra Smith, Janet Ward and Josephine Woodgate.** Cllr Christopher Ebrey and Cllr Brenda Jones Co-opted September 2017. Cllr Jayne Ebrey Co-opted April 2018. Cllr Paul Wyatt Co-opted December 2018.
Begelly: Councillor David Anderson.** Cllr Peter Adams Co-opted October 2017. Cllr Gavin Thomas and Cllr John Whitby Co-opted February 2018. ** All Elected uncontested May 2017.
All Councillors are Independent and are not affiliated to any political Party. See also Contacts sub heading above. Councillors can be contacted through the Clerk - or by email direct if shown - see details under 'Contacts'. The Register of Members' Interests 2017 is attached together with the monthly Declarations of Interests (where appropriate) made at Council meetings.
Annual Precept 2019/20
The Annual Precept for 2019/20 for KBCC was agreed at £25,000, when it was discussed at the KBCC meeting held on 10 January 2019. This remains the same as for 2018/19.
Annual Statement of Payments made to Members - 2017/18
No payments were made to Members in FY 2017/18; 'NIL' return attached.
Annual Audit 2018/19
Work on the Annual Audit for 2018/19 is continuing. The Notice of Appointment of the date for the exercise of elector's rights is attached and is also displayed on the community noticeboards. Full Council approved the Annual Return and Annual Governance Statement at its meeting held on 9 May 2019 and paperwork has now been sent to the external auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP, working on behalf of the Wales Audit Office.
The latest Meeting of Full Council took place on 13 June 2019. A copy of the Approved Minutes from the Annual Meeting held on 9 May 2019 is attached. The Press Release issued following the 13 June 2019 meeting will be attached here soon.
The next monthly meeting of Full Council takes place on Thursday 11 July 2019 at 7.00pm. The venue will be Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend and a public participation session is always scheduled ahead of the Full Council discussions. A copy of the agenda will be attached here in due course.
Forthcoming Meetings and other local events:
Dyfed-Powys Police surgery - Community Centre: 10am - 12 noon on second Thursday of each month. Councillors will also be in attendance to receive any comments on issues from local residents.
BKCA Plant Sale - 15 June 2019 at the Community Centre.
Rural Futures events - 29 June 2019.
Full Council - 11 July 2019
Kilgetty-in-Bloom - 12 July 2019 (judging). Presentations on 19 July 2019.
All KBCC Full Council meetings are held at the Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre, Kilgetty commencing at 7pm.
Useful links and other local information
To find out about news from Stepaside School, Kilgetty, please go to www.stepasideschool.co.uk
Please also note that the Women's Institute meet in Ryelands Lane, Kilgetty on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm and the Kilgetty Garden Club meet on the first Monday of each month at 7.15pm at the RAOB, Kilgetty.
Begelly-Kilgetty Community Association (BKCA) meet on the last Monday of alternate months at 7.00pm in the Community Centre, Kilgetty. Free WiFi is now available at the Community Centre.