Matters Arising - Information only, dogs being exercised on the playing field - It was reported that this matter still continues but is no worse then previously reported. Monitoring of this problem continues.

Correspondence Received

Email received – Residents are concerned over the continued parking of a ‘HGV’ on the side of Crestville Road.

Following discussion it was agreed that it is in reference to a large van not a ‘HGV’. The Clerk advised the Council that she has spoken with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire County Council who both stated as there are no line markings on this road they are not able to enforce any regulations.

The Clerk will contact Darren Thomas of Pembrokeshire County Council Head of Infrastructure and ascertain if any restrictions could be placed on this road.

Letter from PCC – Advising the employment of uniformed Environmental Enforcement Officers from September 10. These officers will be able to issue fixed penalty Notices to persons witnessed littering or failing to pick up after the dog they are walking.

Email from PCSO Rayner – Apologies offered as unable to attend the September meeting of the Council but will make every endeavour to attend in October.

Reports from Committee Representatives

Clr Mitchell (On Behalf of the Village Hall Committee) - Mr. Dafydd Williams from Wicksteed, the playground equipment suppliers, has confirmed that they will be replacing the two infant swing seats very shortly.

Construction of phase 2 is expected to commence before the end of September using a local construction firm.

Agenda Items

a. Update from the Ironman event organisers/ Pembrokeshire County Council - The Clerk advised the Council of the personal assurance by Clr. Baker that Pembrokeshire County Council would rectify any damage occasioned to the verge at the top of the village.

It was reported that New Hedges Village was very busy during this event with persons being ‘bussed’ into the village on double decker busses.

Rubbish was the main concern with the majority being cleaned up very soon after the event ended although there were some reports of items of rubbish being blown/placed in personal gardens.

No damage to the grass verge has been reported. The Council noted that the Events Crew used high lifting equipment to lift the toilets onto the verge rather then drive on the verge that could have caused damage.

The Clerk to write a suitable letter to Clr. Baker offering the Council’s thanks and advising that no damage has been caused.

b. The purported business use of building/s recently built within the Village - It has been brought to the Council’s attention of the potential business use of a private dwelling within the village.

The Clerk to make further enquiries and report back to the Council at the October meeting.

Date for next meeting – October 9.