Declaration of Results
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Annual Return – 20/21
The Annual Return has been prepared by the RFO (Rhian Worrell) and approved by Full Council accordingly. You can view a copy of the Annual Return in the ‘Your Council’ drop down menu above under the ‘Financial Information’ tab of the website.
Notice of Poll – 22 July 2021
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THREE RIVERS COCKLE FISHERY 2021
issued pursuant to
Byelaw 24 (Temporary Closure of Shellfish Fisheries) of the former South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee
SUSPENSION OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE LLANYBRI, LLANSTEFFAN, ST ISHMAELS AND TANYLAN COCKLE BEDS
THE WELSH MINISTERS GIVE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to Byelaw 24 (Temporary Closure of Shellfish Fisheries) of the former South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee (SWSFC), the closure of the cockle (Cerastoderma edule) beds at:
Llanybri defined below (“Llanybri cockle beds”) is suspended to enable cockle gathering on the Afternoon Low Water of Saturday 17 July and then on a Single Tide on Weekends only (from 00:01 on each Saturday morning to 23:59 on each Sunday night) with effect from 00:01 on the 24 July 2021 until 23:59 on the 31 December 2021.
Llansteffan defined below (“Llansteffan cockle beds”) is suspended to enable cockle gathering on the Morning Low Water of Wednesday 21 July and then on a Single Tide on Wednesday & Thursday only (from 00:01 on each Wednesday morning to 23:59 on each Thursday night) with effect from 00:01 on the 28 July 2021 until 23:59 on the 31 December 2021.
St Ishmael and Tanylan defined below (“St Ishmael and Tanylan cockle beds”) is suspended to enable cockle gathering on the Morning Low Water of Wednesday 21 July and then on a Single Tide on Wednesday & Thursday only (from 00:01 on each Wednesday morning to 23:59 on each Thursday night) with effect from 00:01 on the 28 July 2021 until 23:59 on the 31 December 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: All other cockle beds in the Three Rivers Estuary area defined below (“the Area”) remain closed to cockle gathering, with effect from 00:01 on the 1 May 2021 until 23:59 on the 30 April 2022, pursuant to the Byelaw 24 Closure Notice dated 30 April 2021.
No person may, without the prior written authority of the Welsh Ministers, fish for, remove, take or disturb any cockles from any fishery closed pursuant to Byelaw 24 of the former SWSFC.
 Byelaws 21, 24, 47a & 48 of the former South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee now have effect, to the extent that they could have been made by the Welsh Ministers in a Statutory Instrument pursuant to Article 13(1) of and Schedule 3 to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Commencement No. 1, Consequential, Transitional and Savings Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/630 (c.42)).
For all further details please see the village notice boards. Should you witness any illegal, dangerous or anti-social activity on or near the fishery and you wish to report it please click here – List of Contacts
Approval of Accounts 20/21 by Full Council
The Responsible Financial Officer, Rhian Worrell, signed and certified the accounts on 25 June 2021.
Regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that following the certification by the Responsible Financial Officer referred to above, the Council must approve the accounts. The Regulations require that this be completed by 30 June 2020.
The Council has been unable to meet to approve the accounts and will endeavour to meet at an extraordinary meeting to do so as soon as possible.
Election 22 July 21 – Four Community Council Vacancies
Five members of the community have put themselves forward to become a community councillor. As there are 4 vacancies and 5 nominees there will now be an election for the 4 vacancies on 22 July 21. If you wish to know who has put themselves forward please click on the link below.
New Legal Requirement For Community Councils
The local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (the Act) Schedule 4 deals with notice of local authority meetings, access to documents and attendance at meetings. Paragraph 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 4 of the Act, stipulates the following:
26ZA (1) As soon as reasonably practicable after a meeting of a community council, and in any event before the end of seven working days beginning with the day on which the meeting is held, the council must publish electronically a note setting out –
- The names of the members who attended the meeting and any apologies for absence
- any declarations of interest
- any decisions taken at the meeting, including the outcome of any votes
In future these notes will be published on the Agenda and Minutes page under the Minutes heading and entitled Notes (Date of meeting). These will be up on LLCC website by 1700 hours on the following Tuesday (7 working days).
County Councillor’s Report
Please be aware that you can find County Councillor Carys Jones’ monthly report in the ‘Community’ drop down menu.
Factsheets – Age Cymru Website
The Age Cymru website is a great information resource. They have easy to follow fact sheets that offer guidance and information on loads of important subjects relevant to anyone 50+. Have a look just by clicking on ‘Factsheets’ above.
Guide for carers overseeing loved ones moving into care homes – West Wales care homes helps launch national guide
The guide, funded by the Welsh Government Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant, is available in English or Welsh from Age Cymru: www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/our-
Latest News from Carmarthenshire County Council
Carmarthenshire County Council produce a Town and Community News Letter which is packed with useful information. There is a very straight forward poster covering the current COVID restrictions which aims to simplify the situation. Take a look by clicking the News Letter link below:
Fix My Street – a new way to report problems in your local area!
The Fix my Street website is a quick and easy way to report problems in your local area (for example, graffiti, fly tipping, broken slabs or street lighting). Please click on the link below to report a problem or just to find out all about the service.
What to do if you find a dead animal carcass in your local area (beach, public footpath etc.)
In order to get the carcass removed you should contact Carmarthenshire County Council via the link below. This will take you to a form, on which you can report the carcass, its location etc. Carmarthenshire County Council will then remove the Carcass within 72 hours of receiving your contact form.
Bees in Llansteffan
Please find a link below to a notice relating to the Bee colony located at the Community Council’s coastal path shelter at the top of first steps.