Short minutes from the last meeting are below.

27th March 2024

Present:- SB (Clerk) Cllrs NF (Chair), JR, PW, JE, SJ, RB, MI, JF, SG, LA, DM and Youth Representative MJ, City Cllrs M Jones & L Gibbard

1. Apologies: BR, TL, City Cllr J Jones.

2. Declarations of Personal & Prejudicial Interest: None

3. Accepted minutes of meeting dated 28th February 2024

6a. Chair’s report

January crime statistics and Town & Community Council Forum presentations on (a) A resilient Swansea and (b) Role of the monitoring officer, had been circulated prior to the meeting.

Cllr Fletcher informed the meeting that he would not be standing for re-election as Chairman at the May 2024 AGM.

6bi  City Cllr’s report (LG) – extract

a) Update on Hendrefoilan House

b) Update on Hendrefoilan Park & St Modwens construction.

c) Woodcote Park – Planted 3 x native black poplar trees

d) Clyne Valley Woods – remedial works to footpaths to stop erosion

e) Defibrillator installed inside Dunvant Bowls pavilion

6bii  City Cllr’s report (MJ & JJ)

a) Update from Coal Authority re: Dunvant Road sinkhole.

b) St Modwen undertaking works on trees in Dunvant Road

c) St Modwens replaced fencing at front of Hendrefoilan school

a) Update on installation of Electric charging points outside shops on Gower Road.

7a. Planning: Discussion on footpath from St Modwen Hendrefoilan Park development through to Dunvant Road. Concerns expressed that the plans retained 12 steps.

8. Finance

Expenses February £31.40                    Shredder      £49.99

Christmas sleigh      £400.00                 

2023/24 Remuneration payments of £156 each to Cllrs NF, JR, JF, MI & LA, and £130 to Cllr TF.

9. Older People’s Tea Party. Date changed to Saturday 18th May at St Hilary’s parish centre. Working group to continue with plans.

10. Equality & Inclusivity Group: A report was presented and all recommendations were agreed by Council, namely;

a)    Share report with all attendees at February & March events.

b)    Support the development of a local directory of organisations and events.

c)     Hold an annual networking meeting of local community groups.

d)    Produce a circulation list of key contacts of local community organisations

e)    Circulate details of Community Councillor vacancies to (d) above

f)      Circulate details of KCC events, as appropriate, to (d) above

g)    Equalities Group to explore holding a world culture event in conjunction with local community groups


28th February 2024

Present: SB (Clerk) Cllrs NF (Chair), JR, PW, JE, SJ, RB, MI, JF, SG, LA, DM and Youth Representative MJ

1. Apologies: BR, TL, City Cllrs M Jones, J Jones & L Gibbard

2. Declarations of Personal & Prejudicial Interest

– JF & JR expressed personal interest in 47th Killay Scouts request for donation

3. Accepted minutes of meeting dated 24th January 2024

6a. Chair’s report: 2023 annual crime statistics report for Dunvant & Killay presented. Shoplifting in Killay South has more than doubled since 2022.

6bi.  City Cllr’s report (LG)

6bii.  City Cllr’s report (MJ)

  • Coal Authority waiting for Welsh Water to complete camera survey of foul sewer.
  • Wildflower and daffodil planting (with LG & JJ)

6biii.  City Cllr’s report (JJ)

  • Electric charging points – 2 points to take up space of 3 parking bays

6d. Social media & Marketing

New Pop Up banner purchased in January 2024.

6f. Public Rights of Way. New signage installed on KI103.

Landowner is to install “kissing gates” on KI114 above Hendrefoilan Road.  

7. Planning

3 decisions made on house extensions, and 4 applications validated since January meeting.

Brief discussion on 2024/0304 pre-application for 2 holiday lets at 419 Gower Road.

8. Expenses

February £29.00      Equality meeting £16.15 & £7.64

Councillor’s remuneration: 7 Councillors have declined the payment for 2023/24

Electricity contract: A new electricity contract from 1/4/24 has been signed with YU Energy, saving an estimated £400pa against the renewal price with Good Energy

9a. Events

  • St David’s Day – Hendrefoilan school pupils to attend Killay Precinct on 1st March.
  • Older People’s Tea Party on Saturday 11th May at St Hilary’s Parish Centre. Theme is 80 years since D-Day landings. Working group NF, LA, DM & PW.

10. An Equality & Inclusivity Engagement event was held on 22nd February with a further engagement meeting with Sketty mosque on 6th March.

11. Donations: £500 for 47th Killay Scouts towards a camp.

12. Welsh Language policy. Adopted. The policy is brief, practical and proportionate to a Community Council.

Meeting closed at 8:39pm.


24th January 2024

Present:- SB (Clerk) Cllrs NF (Chair), JR, PW, JE, SJ, RB, MI, JF, SG, BR, DM and Youth Representative MJ, City Councillors M Jones & L Gibbard

1. Apologies: LA, TF, TL, City Cllr J Jones,

2. Declarations of Personal & Prejudicial Interest

SJ expressed personal interest in Siloam chapel request for donation

3. Accepted minutes of meeting dated 22nd November 2023

6(ii).  City Councillor’s report (LG)

a) Hendrefoilan Park – St Modwen – resident complaints

b) Flooding issues from Dunvant Park and properties in Goetre Fawr Road

c) A number of public consultations on CCS website under “Have Your Say”

d) Cleansing Ward Operative Team at in Killay & Dunvant 6 days per month.

e) Gritting – Confirmation that all roads on CCS gritting plan are being treated.

6(ii).  City Councillor’s report (MJ)

a) Flooding issues from Dunvant Park and properties in Goetre Fawr Road.

b) Cleansing Ward Operative Team at in Killay & Dunvant 6 days per month.

c) We have donated money from our Community Budget towards tea and coffee for Killay Library.

d) Commercial Inn – Superbowl event 11th February.

6(iv). SMM The website provider has been changed and the new site is now live.

6(vi). Public Rights of Way: Sub-committee are monitoring KI114 above Hendrefoilan Road in relation to a legal notice issued to landowner to remove all obstructions to public right of way.

7. Planning: 2 applications approved, and 4 applications validated since November meeting. Nothing of note.

8(ii). Expenses

Payment to trader for electricity    £20.00          Slab for water feature          £9.25

Paper                                         £25.00          Expenses December          £25.80

Expenses January                       £26.80

8(iii). Budget and Precept for 2024/25

Precept agreed for 2024/25 – £22,500, Equivalent to £10.35 for a Band D property.

9(i-iv). review of Christmas Events

Christmas parade,Father Christmas grotto and Carol service were all successful. Pre-event ticket sales for the grotto was noted beneficial in controlling numbers.

Comments noted regarding Carol service start time and the readings used.

9(v). Future Events

a) St David’s Day – Dunvant and Hendrefoilan schools to be contacted

b) Older persons event in May

10(i). Equality & Inclusivity Group

The group are organising an Engagement event on 22nd February 2024 at St Hilarys church hall. The meeting will run from 1.30 -3.30 pm (hall booked 1-4). A representative from each neighbouring Community Council to be invited.

11. Requests for Donations: £400 for Siloam chapel towards electrical works.

13. Equality & Inclusivity Group: Engagement event on 22nd February 2024 at St Hilarys church hall.

Meeting closed at 8:55pm.