Press Release – March 2018
The latest meeting of the Full Council of Kilgetty, Begelly Community Council (KBCC) took place at 7.00pm on 8 March 2018 at Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre. 
The latest news and other main items discussed by Full Council were: -
Jayne Palmer’s application for Co-Option on to KBCC as a councillor for Kilgetty ward was approved. Jayne will be welcomed as a councillor at the next meeting, to be held on 12 April 2018. 
Members of the public are welcome to attend the KBCC ‘Open Day’, to be held on Saturday 17 March 2018 between 9am and 12pm at the Community Centre, Kilgetty. This event will provide the opportunity for local residents to meet with their community councillors and to hear more about the work of KBCC. Residents can also offer their suggestions for improvements to community facilities in the area. Representatives from Begelly-Kilgetty Community Association, Pembrokeshire County Council’s (PCC) refuse collection team and the local Police Community Support Officer should also be in attendance to answer any questions. Tea and coffee will be available.
A special meeting of KBCC will be held later in the spring to discuss long term improvements at the Kilgetty Play Area and at The Common, Kilgetty. 
KBCC approved the installation of a footpath between Newton Heights and Bridge Stores, through Miner’s Field, in Kilgetty. PCC has agreed to install, adopt and maintain the footpath but it will not be lit. 
KBCC agreed to progress with PCC, the installation of yellow rumble strips on the approach to Kilgetty from the west, alongside the Community Garden. 
KBCC still awaits the results of soil tests undertaken on Miner’s Field, Kilgetty, before considering further the proposals from local residents to set up allotments on the field. Results are expected within the next month.
Local residents and organisations are encouraged to send information on special events in the area to the Clerk, who will then consider for inclusion on the KBCC website.

Begelly-Kilgetty Community Association (BKCA): 
No meeting or report this month although members of BKCA will be attending the KBCC Open Day on 17 March 2018 at Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre, Kilgetty.
KBCC considered the following planning application and after discussions made the following recommendation to Pembrokeshire County Council;

17/1178/PA – Erection of a conservatory to rear elevation at Langdon Park, Begelly SA68 0NJ. Full Council recommended approval.

County Councillor David Pugh’s Report
County Councillor Pugh provided the following report;
PCC had voted to raise its 2018/19 Council Tax rate by 12.5%.
Cllr Pugh is part of a PCC working group that will be looking at all aspects of PCC’s Services delivery.
Yellow rumble strips on the A478 at Thomas Chapel junction are wearing away and will be reported to PCC.
Next Meeting
The next meeting of Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 12 April 2018 in the Plum Room, Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre, commencing at 7.00pm. A public participation session is always scheduled prior to the start of the meeting. Copies of the approved Minutes of Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council meetings can be viewed by contacting the Clerk, Ian Morris, on 01834 450512. Minutes of previous meetings can be accessed via the website. Website address: 
Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council, March 2018

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