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Llanrhian Community Council

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THE NEXT MEETING OF LLANRHIAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL WILL BE ON THURSDAY 7th DECEMBER at 7.30pm. This will be a physical meeting in Trefin Village Hall.

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. Physical Council meetings take place in Trefin Village Hall - SA62 5AU but meetings are also sometimes held online using the Zoom platform. Mambers of the public are welcome to attend any meeting, either in person or remotely. Please contact the Clerk for a link for virtual access. There is no meeting in August. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 4th January, 2024. (We will endeavour to keep to the scheduled dates but they may be changed under exceptional circumstances.}

Agendas are posted on this site before each meeting and the Minutes, once approved by the subsequent meeting, are posted retrospectively one month later. Copies of the Annual Returns (accounts) are available by email from the Clerk. (

If you would like to bring a matter to the Council's attention please see the information below on Public Participation.

WORK IS ONGOING WITH IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TREFIN PLAYPARK. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP PLEASE CONTACT CLLR. KATY JENKINS. A Just Giving page has been set up to raise money to refurbish the Pavilion. We would be so grateful if you could send a donation - lease use this link if you wish to donate: Trefin Pavilion Just Giving Page

The Connected Communities Project is continuing to make a difference by strengthening existing community groups and establishing a long term community vision and has recently facilitated a local Housing Survey for the communities of Llanrhian, Mathry and Pencaer. To visit the Connected Communities website click here

The current Chair of the Community Council is Cllr. Neil Prior: 07834 093 181

The Clerk to the Council is Vanessa Walker: 01646 601 335

Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting and there is a Public Participation slot at the start of the meeting 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 if a decision is being sought, otherwise there will be discussion only. Please be aware that members of the public cannot contribute verbally to the rest of the meeting unless invited to do so.

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,
SA73 1QA
T: 01646 601335
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