The latest meeting of the Full Council of Kilgetty, Begelly Community Council (KBCC) took place at 7.00pm on 10 August 2017 at Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre. 
The latest news and other main items discussed by Full Council were:-
Remedial work to play equipment at Kilgetty Play Area has now been carried out by Leon Baines. A long term improvement plan for the play area is being developed by KBCC, with discussions continuing at the September 2017 meeting of KBCC. KBCC will also be looking at funding other Community-based projects.
Discussions continued on the request from local residents to set up an allotments scheme at the Miner’s Field in Kilgetty. KBCC had been informed by other residents that possible soil contamination might exist on parts of the field and so a soil test will be commissioned before any further work is undertaken. Miner’s Field is held in trust on behalf of the Charity Commission.
KBCC received three requests from local residents for Co-Option on to KBCC. All three applications were approved and the new councillors (Christopher Ebrey, Peter Adams and Brenda Jones) will be welcomed at the next meeting, to be held on 14 September 2017. 
KBCC adopted a Social Media policy, drafted by One Voice Wales, at the meeting.
Local residents and local 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): 
The recent Kilgetty-in-Bloom competition received 30 entries in 16 different classes. The competition was hailed as a great social success.
Bookings for rooms at the Community Centre had increased. Lynne Davidson was now responsible for bookings of rooms at the Community Centre. Telephone: 01834 812844.
A book sale will be held on 19 August between 10am and 4pm in the Community Garden, Kilgetty.
A tree had been planted in the Community Garden in memory of Sheila of the Golden Age.
A table top sale has been planned for 18 November 2017 at the Community Centre with timings to be confirmed.
This year’s Mince Pies and Music event is scheduled for 7 December 2017 at the Community Centre. Timings to be confirmed.
KBCC considered the following planning applications and made the following recommendations to PCC;
17/0302/PA – Erection of single storey outbuilding/workshop at Foxways, Thomas Chapel, Kilgetty SA68 0XH. Full Council recommended approval.

17/0364/PA – Change of use from C3 to Sui Generis (veterinary clinic) and single storey side extension at Brierlyn, Carmarthen Road, Kilgetty SA68 0YA. Full Council recommended approval.

17/0292/PA – 3 units of holiday accommodation in association with retention of woodcarving centre and teaching centre (Partly in Retrospect) at Begelly House, Begelly SA68 0XE. Full Council expressed concern over the expected increased traffic exiting the location at a dangerous junction/bend on the A478. However, Full Council recommended approval. 

17/0438/PA – Variation of conditions 2, 4, 12 and 22 of planning permission 16/0301/PA at Windberry Top Farm, Begelly, Kilgetty SA68 0XA. Full Council recommended approval. 

In addition, KBCC welcomed plans set out in a Pre-application consultation, submitted by Folly Farm, for additional car parking on the western side of the A478.

County Councillor David Pugh’s Report
County Councillor Pugh reported the following;
Two temporary road closures will take place in Kilgetty and Reynalton during September 2017.
The Boundary Commission would shortly be undertaking work on looking at the number of County Councillors required. Any changes recommended would need to be in place by 2022. 
Work, including public consultations in October 2017, on PCC’s Budget for 2018/19 was underway. PCC will need to make budget savings of £15m next financial year.
 Next Meeting
The next meeting of Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 14 September 2017 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, August 2017

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