"Tref-y-Clawdd" – The town on the Dyke

Minutes of Full Council Meeting of Knighton Town Council on Tuesday 20th November 2018.

Minutes of Full Council Meeting of Knighton Town Council held at the Offa’s Dyke Centre on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 6:30 pm.

1 To receive apologies.

County Councillor A Williams

Members Present.

  • Cllr B Hyde
  • Cllr N Johns
  • Cllr M Harding
  • Cllr D Williams
  • Cllr T Sharp
  • Cllr B Andrews
  • Cllr M Vaughan
  • Cllr T Taylor
  • Cllr S Vaughan
  • Cllr R Williams
  • Cllr C Branford
  • Cllr T Clough

2 Declarations of Interest

Members were requested to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in matters to be considered at the meeting in accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct Order) (Wales) Order 2008 and the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016.


3 To receive and approve the minutes of the following meetings:

Full Council Minutes on 18th October 2018

It was proposed by Cllr B Andrews and seconded by Cllr M Harding that the minutes were a true and accurate record without amendments. All in favour.

4 Matters arising from the minutes:

a) Clerks oral progress Report.

Outdoor Equipment updates. -Final costs and date for installation

Equipment is installed and available for use.

Toilets-Not fit for purpose and Clerk waiting for costs of emergency works from James Merrell.

Recycling centre-update on movement of site

Town Clerk reported that Powys CC were considering closing all 42 bring sites and have green waste pick up at Kerbside. Await Consultation and check enthusiasm for a Cluster of community councils to do bring sites themselves.

Christmas Events Update.

 The main event will be on Sunday 9th December at the Community Centre with the lights being put on at 6 pm in Broad Street.

b) To receive any other relevant information from members.

Members have received several complaints from the public in relation to the closing off the old cemetery entrance. Clerk to contact Powys CC.

5 County Councillors Report

No Report from County Councillor Cllr Mrs A Williams.

6 Notice of Motion

Cllr B Andrews-introduction of Bye Laws and penalties

  • Members agreed to newgroup with Clerk in attendance comprising of members Andrews, Johns, Branford and Sharp

Cllr B Andrews-library grant

  • Deferred to later meeting

Cllr T Taylor-Cluster of Councils requiring upgrade of Heart of wales railway line

  • Members very supportive to Cllr Taylors proposal to have an extra train service on the Heart of Wales line

Cllr T Sharp-Need for double yellow lines from Tuffins up to Presteigne Road.

  • Clerk to organise meeting with Stephen Smith

Cllr T Sharp-Need for dropped kerbs by Boots, George and Dragon and bottom of Presteigne Road.

  • Clerk to organise meeting with Stephen Smith

Cllr B Andrews-Changes to deal with rural services

  • Clerk to identify key points in Auditors report and report to later Council meeting

7 Mayor’s communications.

Mayor’s engagements.

  • Successful Remembrance Day service

Mayor’s announcements

8 To approve the monthly accounts for October and to receive and approve monthly invoice payments for November 2018.

It was proposed by Cllr S Vaughan and seconded by Cllr B Andrews that the accounts are a true and accurate record. Members all in favour

9 Planning.

Application Ref:

Planning Pre Application for cattle shed at Hill House Farm,Knighton.

It was proposed by Cllr D Williams and seconded by Cllr C Branford to support the application. All in favour

10 Correspondence

Knighton and District Twinning Association-Naming of path on Bryn-y castell

Clerk to contact D Allday

11 Financial Assistance

Knighton Silver Band

Knighton Drop In

Members agreed to split the current balance of £660 equally between the above groups one half and keep the other half in balances.Knighton Silver Band agreed donation £170 and the same amount for Knighton Drop In.

12 Urgent Items


13 Staffing-Town Cleaner Issues-Private Session

Clerk reported the current situation with Brian and members accepted this. It was also agreed that the Mayor arrange a meeting with Cllr Rogers


Meeting Closed at 9:10 pm