Press Release – April 2017
The latest meeting of Kilgetty, Begelly Community Council (KBCC) took place at 7.00pm on 13 April 2017 at Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre. 
The latest news and other main items discussed by Full Council were:-
Following the recent inspection of Kilgetty play area by Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), some repair and remedial work was required. KBCC has been unable to contact the installer of the equipment and so remedial work will be commissioned elsewhere. A long term improvement plan for the play area will be discussed at the May 2017 meeting of KBCC.
A new laptop for use by the Clerk had now been purchased and commissioned.
The lift at the Co-operative in Kilgetty is now working again.
6 Nominations for the 12 seats on KBCC for Community Councillor had been received by PCC’s electoral services office. As a result, these 6 nominees will be elected uncontested. 
Horses had been illegally placed in Miner’s Field, Kilgetty. KBCC is looking to seek their removal. ‘Men’s Shed in Kilgetty’ had kindly built a stile for the entrance to the field and it is hoped that this will be fitted shortly.
Local residents and local organisations are encouraged to send information on special events in the area to the Clerk, as well as photographs of Kilgetty through the ages, who will then consider for inclusion on the KBCC website. 
Begelly-Kilgetty Community Association (BKCA): 
As BKCA membership is dwindling, it now meets every other month. 
New plants for the Community Garden and long beds will be purchased shortly.
The recent Table Top sale raised £230.
A recent donation of £150 was made to BKCA for the Community Garden and this may be used to purchase a low level table for installation alongside the benches.
BKCA reported that heaters in the Community Centre were being left on after use. This issue will be discussed at BKCA’s AGM.

KBCC considered the following planning applications and made recommendations to PCC, as follows;
16/1294/PA – Alterations to dwelling at The Old Garage, Kilvelgy Park, Kilgetty SA68 0UL. Full Council recommended approval.

16/1295/PA – Residential development (Approval of Reserved Matters following outline planning permission 12/0803/PA) on land west of Barley Park, New Road, Begelly, Kilgetty SA68 0YF. Full Council recommended approval. Full Council did, however, express some concern over the cumulative number of housing developments taking place locally which would have a direct impact on local services and would change the local ‘village feel’ of Begelly.

County Councillor David Pugh’s Report
County Councillor Pugh reported the following;
Following a discussion in KBCC’s public participation session in March 2017, County Cllr Pugh had spoken to PCC’s Highways Department about improving pedestrian walkways between Stepaside and Kilgetty. PCC had agreed to look into the matter.
Welsh Water had been alerted to a water leak in Kilgetty but was trying to find the source of the leak.
Next meeting
The next meeting of Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 11 May 2017 in the Plum Room, Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre, commencing at 7.00pm. This will be the Annual and First Meeting of the new session of KBCC. 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, April 2017

Community Web Kit provided free by BT