TUESDAY, 11TH APRIL 2017 AT 6PM IN CCC TOWN HALL, LLANELLI PRESENT: Gareth Morris (Chairperson), Rev. Eldon Phillips (Vice-Chairperson), Jane Rosser (Secretary), David Bannister, Fiona Hillier, Adam Holding, Fred Hughes, Alison Jenkins, Cllr. John Jenkins, Joan Smith, Susanne Thomas.
1.Apologies for absence Cllr. Pam Edmunds, Anastasia Griffiths, Pat Jones, Peter Jones, Liz Purcell, Philip Thomas.
2.Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 14th March 2017
These were accepted as an accurate record.
3.Matters arising from these minutes
The Rainscape group has met but no decision has been made, as yet, in relation to the allocation of grants A quote has been received for the manufacture of noticeboards however, it is quite expensive compared to other companies. David Bannister and Secretary to re-consider this matter. Susanne Thomas was thanked for her excellent work in organising a very successful Fashion Show. One person commented that it was the best afternoon that she’d had in a long time. 4. Officers’ Reports
The Fashion Show was very enjoyable. The Chair sat next to Cllr. Emlyn Dole and there was some discussion on the Council’s Masterplan for the Parc. Although no specific fine details have been outlined, as yet, the plan seems to be the same as the one put forward three years ago. As an Association, we must act in line with the aims in our Constitution, however, members are free to express their opinion on an individual basis. The planning application for the car park will be submitted just before the local elections. There will be a 3-4 week period for consultation. This would be the time for a public meeting with the Leader, organised by the local M.P. and A.M. Secretary
The organisation of the Fashion Show, through Susanne Thomas and Liz Purcell, is ‘in hand’ David Bannister has now received a quote for the noticeboards. It is more expensive than others which have been sourced, so this will be re-considered. 9 craft stalls have been booked for the Summer Family Day. We are limited to this number in case of inclement weather and re-location indoors. Secretary and Liz Purcell met with Morrigan Mason, at her request, to discuss refreshments for the Forest Schools event. During the meeting she raised other matters relating to the Parc, for discussion. An email sent by Morrigan Mason, following the meeting contained information and decisions that did not give a true reflection of the discussion. Morrigan Mason has re-sent the email with amendments. Secretary and Alison Jenkins visited the Tesco Store in Trostre to meet their Community Champion, Lisa Lewis. She has donated Easter eggs, chocolate and biscuits for our Easter event. Treasurer
Financial report tabled. A profit of £888-95 was made from the Fashion Show Associate Members and Business Sponsors’ Secretary
Two further donations have been received A list of Business Sponsors has been prepared for the Webmaster to post on the website
5. Events 2016-17
Easter: all ‘in hand’. Secretary will look into costumes of ‘Disney’ characters. We have bunting. Suggested costs for tea/coffee/squash and cake for adults - £2.50; squash and cake for children - £1. Plant and Book Fayre: Poster will be ready soon. We have one additional stall attending, so far. 6.Update on CCC’s Masterplan
There is no further information to add to what has already been reported. Aimee Thomas, a local person, studying at the University of South Wales, has produced a video on Parc Howard and the current situation, as part of her degree assessment. Concerns were raised regarding comments made by Cllr. Meryl Gravell in the video, regarding the reason for the failure of the last HLF bid. Official feedback sent to the Secretary of PHA regarding the reasons for its’ failure, at the time, does not include the reason given by Cllr. Gravell. 7. Correspondence
Two letters of invitation from the Town Mayor, to functions he is hosting, were read out
8.Any other relevant business.
The Chair read out Council Tax information for 2017/8. All parks in Llanelli, except Parc Howard, have been taken over by Llanelli Town Council under the asset transfer process. Ken Skates A.M. and Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, has announced an additional £24m for tourism in Wales today. There is a need for more informed thinking in relation to attractions in Llanelli. The Goods Shed project will showcase the industrial history of Llanelli. This, together with Llanelly House, Parc Howard and the Parish Church should all be working together.