What we do

Your Community Council is your first point of contact for any community issues you may have.
Some of the jobs your Community Council does are:

  • Sets the Precept (its annual budget, collected with your Council tax) and decides how this is to be spent
  • Comments on planning applications/issues
  • Produces a regular newsletter delivered to every home – called ‘Where We Belong’
  • Provides and manages this website to inform the local community and visitors
  • Owns Groesffordd Village Hall – which is a registered charity, run by the trustees
  • Supports Llanfrynach and Cantref Hall which is owned by a registered charity and run by trustees
  • Supports local charities that successfully apply for small financial grants
  • Owns the freehold of Ty Bach, Llanfrynach Public Toilets, which are leased to Llanfrynach and Cantref Hall who manages them
  • Maintains playgrounds in Llanfrynach & Groesffordd
  • Provides and maintains noticeboards throughout the community
  • Provides and maintains bus shelters
  • Provides and maintains public seating/benches
  • Works with the Police to safeguard the community
  • Works in conjunction with highways authorities on highway improvement and traffic calming measures
  • Liaises with our County Councillor
  • Councillors try to keep in touch with what is going on in their patch and are always willing to try to help residents where they can – or find the right official or contact to deal with specific problems
  • Does further things that it considers are likely to promote or improve the economic, social or environmental well-being of their area and/or persons in it

Welsh community councils were given the final discretionary power in the above list (referred to as “the Well-being Power”) under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.  It can be used provided the community council is not restricted from doing the things by other legislation.  Because the Well-being Power is wide-ranging, the Welsh Government regards it as a ‘power of first resort’ to Community Councils if they are in any doubt about whether existing powers would enable them to take a particular course of action.  See Welsh Govenment Statutory Guidance on use of the Well-being Power.