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Llanrhian Community Council

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LLANRHIAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL though small is a dynamic and forward looking Council comprised of Councillors who all want to make a difference to their community. At the moment the Council is meeting remotely using Zoom software and the next meeting of the Community Council will be on Thursday 12th May, 2022, at 7.15pm, preceded by the Annual Meeting at 7.00pm (deferred because of the County, Town and Community Council elections). If you would like to attend please contact the Clerk for a link - if you would like to bring a matter to the Council's attention please see the information below on Public Participation. Agendas can be found on this site and are posted 3 days before the meetings. Minutes are approved retrospectively and posted on this site one month after each meeting.

THERE WILL BE A NEW COUNCIL FROM THE 10TH MAY WHICH WILL COMPRISE OF CLLRS. NEIL PRIOR, KATY JENKINS AND JOHN MORGAN. The Council will be co-opting new members - would you like to become a Community Councillor? Contact the Clerk for more details. vanessa.walker@outlook.com

THE FIRST PHASE OF PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TREFIN PLAYPARK HAS BEEN COMPLETED. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE Just Giving page - Trefin Playpark WHICH IS STILL RUNNING IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TOWARDS PHASE 2.

THE CONNECTED COMMUNITIES PROJECT WILL BE CONTINUING WITH ENHANCED FUNDING. Nia and Delyth, our Community Link Officers will be moving the project forward by strengthening existing community groups and establishing a long term community vision. To visit the website click here

The current Chair of the Community Council is Cllr. Neil Prior: neilprior@outlook.com 07834 093181

The Clerk to the Council is Vanessa Walker: vanessa@mabws.net 01646 601335

Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting and there is a Public Participation slot for items to be brought to the Council for discussion. Items must be emailed in advance to the Clerk at least 5 days before any meeting. Please be aware that members of the public cannot contribute verbally to the meeting unless by prior arrangement.

Llanrhian Community Council represents the communities and surrounding areas of Croesgoch, Trefin, Llanrhian, Penparc, Square & Compass, Llanhowel and includes the coastal communities of Abereiddi and Porthgain. The area includes a section of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park known for its spectacular coastline.

The history of the area stretches back to the early medieval era, and during the 19th and early 20th centuries was known for its quarrying, and the remains of many buildings from this industrial past can still be seen, including the old mill at Trefin which dates from the 1400’s and is famous for being the subject of a poem by Crwys. Earlier evidence of human habitation exists with a 5,000 year old Neolithic burial chamber, Carreg Sampson, overlooking Abercastle.

Today, economic activity in the area is predominately driven by agriculture, fishing and tourism. The area has a slowly declining number of residents, with the latest population estimate being 873, with 30.2% being over 65 years of age and around 12% being aged 0-17 (source Office for National Statistics 2011). These contrast with the Welsh average of around 20% being over 65, and around 18% under 17. Of the 503 homes in the area, 83 are classed as second homes, illustrating the decline in permanent residency, and the increasing reliance on tourism.

Llanrhian Community Council is one of 78 community councils in Pembrokeshire, and forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales. The council is made up of 9 councillors and a Clerk, all living locally, and is committed to the effective representation of and betterment of the area.

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Vanessa TyrwhittWalker (Clerk)
7 Great Eastern Terrace,
Neyland,
SA73 1QA
T: 01646 601335
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