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18 March 2014
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Items of Interest from Community Council Meeting 18th March:

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting:

Community Website: The Website is now online and can be accessed via www.llangynog.org. Members of the Community are encouraged to support this venture, which is being provided for the benefit of all. Remember, hard copies of the newsletter will still be available for collection from the Post Office.

Outstanding Roadworks: Community Councillor John Jones advised that he had not been contacted by the Highways Department about the potholes on Quarry Road but they had advised by E-mail that some of the previous patches were breaking up and will be renewed. The warning bollards on the verge at the brow of the hill by Bryn Glas, have since been installed.

Tender for Grass Cutting – Season 2014: Only one tender had been received by the deadline, which was considered excessive and it was resolved to refer it back to the tenderer for clarification.

One Voice Wales: The Clerk advised that acknowledgement of membership renewal had been received.

Any Other Business:

Temporary Closure of Post Office: Both our County Councillor Darren Mayor and Assembly Member Russell George had written to the Post Office Consultation Team requesting assurances that the Sub Post Office in Llangynog would not be closed permanently and requesting details of what arrangements were being made to keep it open after 28th April. They have replied to say they are committed to operating a service in this area for customers in Llangynog and have given an assurance that any closure will be viewed as temporary and will be kept to an absolute minimum. They will ensure that their customers and other interested parties will be advised of developments, as soon as they are in a position to do so.

Llanfyllin Ambulance Support: County Councillor Mayor advised that he had received details of a meeting between Llanfyllin Town Council and the Welsh Ambulance Service where the possible move of the Ambulance Station from Llanfyllin to Welshpool was discussed. If such a move were to happen, there was a proposal that an Ambulance would be based in the Fire Station in Llanfyllin during the day, returning to the Ambulance Station in Welshpool at night. Unfortunately, he and representatives from other Community Councils in the area, had not been invited to attend that meeting. He proposed that Llanfyllin Town Council should be asked to ensure that representatives from all the Community Councils, as well as their respective County Councillors, in the area likely to be affected by such a move, be invited to attend any future meetings on the matter. Ambulance response times in rural areas are of vital importance to communities, especially those furthest away from Hospitals, like Llangynog, Penybontfawr, Llanrhaeadr, Llanwyddyn and Llangedwyn.

PAVO – Info Engine: The Powys Association of Voluntary Organizations (PAVO) has recently opened an information engine, which can be accessed at www.info-engine.org.uk and gives details and information about member organizations.

Additional Roadworks: Concerns were raised about three large potholes in Dol Hendre and the blocked gully, which runs the length of Berwyn Street, from the Tanat Valley Inn to the Pedestrian Safety Railing by the bridge. Apparently it was last cleared about 6 years ago and is now causing a build up of water along the edge of the road. County Councillor Mayor undertook to bring these to the attention of the Highways Department.

Notice of Intention to Stand Down as Community Councillor: Community Councillor Foster gave notice of his intention to stand down from the Community Council on completion of his chairmanship at the May meeting. County Councillor Mayor advised the Clerk to contact Powys County Council for advice on how to proceed after Councillor Foster stands down in May.

Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 15th April 2014 at 7.30pm.