Press Release – March 2017
The latest meeting of Kilgetty, Begelly Community Council (KBCC) took place at 7.00pm on 9 March 2017 at Kilgetty-Begelly Community Centre. 
The latest news and other main items discussed by Full Council were:-
During public participation, local residents in Stepaside had requested an improved pathway between Stepaside and Kilgetty. County Cllr Pugh had agreed to seek the views of the Highways team at PCC.
Following the recent inspection of Kilgetty play area by Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), some repair and remedial work has been commissioned. A long term improvement plan for the play area will be discussed at the April meeting of KBCC.
The purchase of a new laptop for use by the Clerk has been agreed by Full Council. This will replace the existing laptop which is ten years old.
KBCC agreed comments in order to respond to the Welsh Government’s White Paper on the Reform of Local Government.
Some local residents had asked about the broken down lift at the Co-operative in Kilgetty. KBCC had been told by the Co-operative that this should be repaired shortly.
Nomination papers for the forthcoming Local Elections for County Councillors and Town and Community Councillors must be delivered by hand to PCC’s Returning Officer by 4.00pm on 4 April 2017. 
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): 
There was no BKCA meeting in February and so no report provided.
KBCC considered the following planning applications and made recommendations to PCC and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, as follows;

16/1067/PA – Proposed extension and improvements to existing dwelling including temporary siting of a static caravan in rear garden at Ivydene, Carmarthen Road, Kilgetty SA68 0UF. Full Council wondered how long ‘temporary’ would be but after due consideration, Full Council recommended approval.

16/1183/PA – Proposed new dwelling (amended design) at Land at Begelly Green, Begelly. SA680XE. Full Council recommended approval.

NP/17/0081/FUL - Install 4 x velux windows, take down west facing gable and install upvc glass and French doors, install balcony to new French doors gable at New Bungalow, Cross Lanes, Kilgetty SA68 0XT.  Full Council recommended approval.

NP/17/0121/FUL - Retrospective planning application for engineering works related to existing and proposed retaining walls at Heritage Park, Stepaside, Narberth SA67 8LN. Full Council recommended approval.

County Councillor David Pugh’s Report
County Councillor Pugh reported the following;
A local resident had volunteered to initiate a youth work programme to help keep Kilgetty railway station free of litter problems. It was noted that the track and station was relatively tidy at the present time.
New Road, Begelly, would see road improvements later in the year with surface dressing work on PCC’s schedule of works.
A request to site a litter bin in New Road, Begelly, would be taken forward by Cllr Pugh.
Next meeting
The next monthly meeting of Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 13 April 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. 
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Kilgetty-Begelly Community Council, March 2017

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