Welcome to the Llangyniew Community Council website
Llangyniew Community Council covers 2 villages Llangyniew and Pontrobert with a population of approximately 499 registered voters (as at 2012)
The Llangyniew Community Council is made up of eight volunteers who are required to sign a formal ‘declaration of office’ on appointment. They should be elected every 4 years but if the Council has less than eight members volunteers from the Community can be co-opted onto the Council.
The most critical decisions/actions that the Llangyniew Community Council has to make are:
- To set the annual budget including any donations to Community projects or organisations. This is introduced in October, proposed in November, with a decision including the precept for the following year in December. The decision is then sent to Powys County Council for inclusion in the Community Charge.
- To make and agree the obligatory Financial Risk Assessment including Public Liability insurance – introduced in February for decision in March.
- To agree the End of Financial Year Accounts – introduced in April after internal audit, and agreed in May. These are then subject to an external audit.
- To hold an AGM in May to elect the Chair and Vice Chair and to appoint any representatives. An election is held every 4 years at the same time as the County Council elections, the next being 2017.
- To review any planning applications to ensure they contribute positively to the Community at large.
- To interface with Powys County Council (PCC) on any matter that is within the remit of PCC and on which the Community has concerns.
The Council is supported by one part time (16 hours a month) Clerk. The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer. The Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out, assists in the formulation of policy and provides the necessary information to make and implement effective decisions. The Clerk manages all property and resources and is appointed the Responsible Financial Officer for all financial records and their administration. The Clerk is responsible for all correspondence and for constructing, normally with the Chair, the agenda and for writing the minutes of every formal meeting.