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 2020/21
The Annual Precept for 2020/2021 for KBCC was agreed at £25,000, when it was discussed at the KBCC meeting held on 9th January 2020. This remains the same as for 2018/19 and 2019/2020.
Annual Statement of Payments made to Members - 2019/2020
Nil payments were made to Members in FY 2019/20; see return attached.
Annual Audit 2019/2020
Work on the Annual Audit for 2019/2020 has been completed by the Responsible Finance officer and approved by the Council - These have now been passed over the Grant Thornton for their consideration - Due to the current Government imposed restrictions the dates for public consultation are to be confirmed by the Welsh Audit Office.
Clerk - Melanie Priestley County Chambers, Warren Street, Tenby, SA70 7JS Telephone - 07525 007068
At present the Council are holding meetings remotely via the medium of Zoom. These meetings are open to the public and if you would like any further information please contact the Clerk on the number above.
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.