*DEFIBRILLATORS AVAILABLE AT CLARE HOUSE, LANDSHIPPING; OLD BT KIOSK, MARTLETWY; LAWRENNY ARMS, LAWRENNY*
The ward of Martletwy Community Council incorporates the villages of Lawrenny, Landshipping and Martletwy along with neighbouring communities at Minwear, Coedcanlas and Cross Hands. Large parts of the community fall within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
The Community Council is made up of six Councillors elected by residents to represent their interests in matters affecting the local community. As more responsibility is given to Town and Community Councils across Wales they are becoming an increasingly important part of local governance. The Council meets once a month - normally on the first Monday of each month, except for Bank Holidays. Please check the Agenda, or contact us, to confirm the date if you would like to attend. If you wish to raise an issue please contact the Clerk at Martletwy Community Council, or your local Councillor (see Contacts).
Martletwy Community Council is pleased to provide our community, and others, with information about the local area and to keep readers up-to-date with news and events. The community sees a number of locally-organised events throughout the year, including Family Fun Days, Cricket matches, Raft Races, and Cider Festivals. All our welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact us with information about your own local event and we will advertise it on our website
Initiatives such as the launch of The Good Neighbours, local Defibrillators, and a new Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the village of Martletwy are amongst some of the ways the Community Council works to reinforce the strong sense of community within the ward. The Good Neighbours now offer a Luncheon Club. It is open to everyone within the community. If you are interested in this event please contact the Clerk, or your Councillor.
Martletwy Ward is a picturesque corner of Pembrokeshire. It boasts in its midsts a well-known theme park at Oakwood, and the holiday resort Bluestone. It is also extremely proud of its independent caravan & camping sites, holiday let properties and B&Bs. It is a popular area for walkers with scenic routes through woodland, and along the banks of the River Cleddau.
Now a largely agricultural area, commerce once depended heavily upon fishing, boat building, quarrying and mining activities. The Landshipping Colliery was witness to one of the largest mining disasters in Wales on Valentine's Day in 1844, when 40 miners lost their lives after water flooded the workings trapping miners (many of them women and children) underground, unable to escape. A Memorial Plaque was erected by local people in 2002, and the disaster was also commemorated on part of the newly installed memorial at Senghenydd in Caerphilly. To read more about this pivotal moment in the areas history go to Landshipping Mining Disaster 175th Anniversary