CORONAVIRUS - If you are, or know of anyone in the community who is in any way rendered vulnerable by the Covid-19 measures or lockdown, please get in touch with Pembrokeshire County Council's Community Hub on 01437 776301 Link or get in touch via Facebook. Search for Letterston Village or follow this link.
Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom virtual meeting. Members of the public are entitled to attend, please contact the Clerk for details of how to join the next meeting which will be Monday 15th June: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letterston is situated on the busy A40 trunk road lying ten miles north of Haverfordwest and five-and-a-half miles south of Fishguard. The community clusters around the crossroads at the square with roads extending west towards Mathry and east in the direction of Puncheston.
Much development has taken place in recent years swelling the population numbers to around 1200, making it one of the biggest villages in Pembrokeshire.
The village is ideally located in the countryside with easy access to the Preselis, Gwaun Valley and the coastal path.
Letterston boasts excellent facilities including a new state-of-the art school and a well equipped Memorial Hall which is well used by the community and organisations around the county. There is also a thriving business community.
The village derived its name form the ancient family of Lettards to whom the parish belonged. Significant local building include Priskilly Forest Country House whose origins date back to 1326.
The villages' recent history reflects a more military bias. A World War II Prisoner of War camp housed German prisoners at Bwlch y Defaid and in 1949 the original Memorial Hall was built to commemorate the fallen of both World wars whose names are recorded on the memorials outside St Giles Church on St Davids Road.
Efforts are being made to recognise the successes of residents of the village who have represented their country, with a view to setting up a Hall of Fame, both physical and online. If you know anyone fitting the bill, please do contact the clerk.
On occasions the Community Council is required to temporarily publish an opportunity for registered voters to examine the Community Council accounts. Rather than these temporary arrangements, there is an open invite to residents to contact the Clerk and arrangements can be made to examine the accounts at any time during the year (other then the short period that the papers are with our internal auditors).