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. The new swings are particularly popular with younger children. Begelly Kilgetty Community Association is also constantly working to maintain the delightful Community Garden nearby (see photograph alongside)and there are many flower beds for residents and visitors to enjoy.
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. Our thanks to local resident, Gerald Rogers, for photographs he provided recently.
A 30 mph speed limit between Begelly roundabout and Thomas Chapel Junction on the A478 has now been introduced and rumble strips installed. Double yellow lines have also been installed throughout Carmarthen Road, Kilgetty. Kilgetty play area has seen some improvement work to the surface around play equipment take place recently and further improvements will be considered by KBCC.
Please note that 1 Formula Fitness Club, Kilgetty, has now purchased a defibrillator which is accessible by the local community. Their opening hours are 6am until 10pm on weekdays and 9am until 5pm on weekends. Tel: 01834 811733. A defibrillator can also be found in the White Horse Public House, Kilgetty, at Kingsmoor Sports Club, Kilgetty, at The Begelly Arms Hotel, Begelly and at Folly Farm.
Councillor Diane Lockley was elected as Chair and Councillor Janet Ward was elected as Vice-Chair for 2017-18 at the May 2017 Annual Meeting of KBCC.
Members by Ward
Kilgetty: Councillors Trevor Andrews, Diane Lockley, Sandra Smith, Janet Ward and Josephine Woodgate.** Cllr Christopher Ebrey and Cllr Brenda Jones Co-opted September 2017.
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 - 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. A list of payments made to Members in FY 2016/17 is also attached.
One vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for Kilgetty ward. Please see attached Casual Vacancy Notice. Deadline for applications is 2 March 2018.
Annual Precept 2018/19
The Annual Precept for 2018/19 for KBCC was agreed at £25,000, when it was discussed at the KBCC meeting on 11 January 2018.
Annual Statement of Payments made to Members - 2016/17
One payment was made in FY 2016/17 to Cllr Anderson of £4.94. See attached return.
The latest meeting of Full Council took place on 8 February 2018. A copy of the Approved Minutes from the 11 January 2018 Full Council meeting is attached. The Press Release issued following the 8 February 2018 meeting is attached.
The next monthly meeting of Full Council takes place on Thursday 8 March 2018 at 7.00pm. The venue is 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:
Full Council Meeting of KBCC - 8 March 2018 at 7pm.
Full Council Meeting of KBCC - 12 April 2018
KBCC OPEN DAY - 17 March 2018 between 9am and 12pm at the Community Centre, Kilgetty. Come and meet your local community councillor and offer suggestions for improvements to the community facilities in the area. See attached flyer. A Waste Management adviser from Pembrokeshire County Council will also be present to offer advice on recycling issues.
All KBCC Full Council meetings are held at Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre, Kilgetty.
Useful links and other local information
To find out more about news from Stepaside School, Kilgetty, please go to www.stepasideschool.co.uk
Stepaside School has been successful in achieving a Green Flag award for ECO Schools. The school is keen to get involved in any community events that would relate to this award eg litter picks, planting, competitions, etc.
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.