40th Anniversary - Llangunnor Community Council

April 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Llangunnor Community Council in 1974, replacing the old Parish Council which ceased to exist on the 31st March 1974 after the Local Government Act 1972 led the way to them being replaced with Community Councils.

40th Anniversary

The first meeting of this "new" Council was the annual general meeting held at Login school room where Mr John David James Morgan (Dai Mogs) was elected Chairman.

Transcription work of Minutes from these meetings are under way and it is interesting to see what issues concerned the Council back then:

Council Then (1974)

Back in 1974 the newly formed Community Council was looking at the provision of street lamps in Llangunnor, issues of abandoned cars and litter were also quite common.

The Council was also in discussions regarding the school being used for the general community and discussions were ongoing regarding the playing field.

One issue that seems to have caused a stir at the meetings was the name of the community, reading between the lines it would appear that arguements regarding the spelling of the Community kept cropping up as to whether it should be 'Llangunnor' or 'Llangynnwr' a vote was taken in July 1974 when 'Llangunnor' came out on top and the spelling remained the same.

However it appears that Mr Gwynn Bowyer did not agree with this decision and declared that he would raise the matter again at a future meeting, which he did at the October 1974 meeting - again another vote was taken with the same outcome.

Council Today (2014)

In 2014 the Community Council are still talking about the street lights in Llangunnor, more about lamps that are not working. Litter and dog fouling are still mentioned during meetings. Recently it has been reported that the Council are look to introduce new equipment in the playing field (The Park)

The Community Council has the power to raise money as it did back in 1974 via a precept added to your Council Tax Bill - The Council will have £36,000 for 2014/15 which should equate to about £32.71 a year for a band D property.




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