PARC HOWARD ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE MEETING
PRESENT: Gareth Morris (Chairperson), Colin Jones (Vice-Chairperson), Jane Rosser (Secretary), Philip Thomas (Treasurer), David Bannister, Margaret Gimblett, Nia Griffith M.P., Alison Jenkins, Jane Jones (webmaster), Joan Smith, Susanne Thomas, Liz Thorne (Observer), Lee Waters A.M.
1. Apologies for absence
Chris Beer, Huw Davie, Fred Hughes, Pat Morris, Shahana Najmi, Eldon Phillips,
Bill Thomas, Clive Thomas.
N.B. The meeting was an additional one to the annual calendar of meetings
and was convened to discuss matters pertaining to the work being
undertaken in Parc Howard, by Carmarthenshire County Council.
2. Letter received from Cllr. Emlyn Dole
The letter received, in reply to the Committee’s letter of 18th June 2016 was read
out by the Secretary and various points were raised by Committee Members.
AGREED: To write to the Editors of the Llanelli Star and Herald to outline our position, as an Association, in relation to the work being carried out in Parc Howard and that proposed. To write to Llanelli Town Council regarding the work in the Parc.
3. Committee Roles for next year.
The Chair thanked the Committee for their support this year. It had been an
enjoyable year and everyone had worked well together. There were many special
talents and gifts amongst members. As a former Captain of Llanelli Wanderers
the Chair was pleased that we were a ‘good team’, with nobody bossing others
around. The Parc remains in public ownership and we have been successful in
‘building bridges’ with the County Council. We will need an improved structure,
next year and be clear about ‘who is doing what’.
There was discussion around communications and events, with a differing view
proposed by two members. One was to have a Communications Officer, another,
a Communication and Events Officer. We also need a Membership Secretary to
manage the registration of the Associate Members and Business Sponsors.
The Committee structure will be agreed, in the first Committee meeting, in
The Webmaster stated that she will set up the Business Sponsor page in
September. The issue of Mari Thomas’ support (Jeweller in Llandeilo), as a
business listing was raised. Mari had donated funding in May and her business
is still not listed on the PHA website. This needs to be done as a matter of
AGREED: Webmaster will post Mari Thomas’ listing, on the homepage, now, as an interim measure and not wait until September.
Meeting ended at 7pm.