Below you will find the Council’s documents archive.
Meetings will take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
Please contact the Clerk to confirm location.
Community Councils represent individual communities within their counties. Their main aim is to improve the environment and quality of life of people living in their areas.
Community Councils have legal powers to provide some services, and work closely with the County Council in their area.
Here are a few things community councils are responsible for –
- notice boards and public information signs
- public benches and bus shelters
- maintenance of public footpaths
- caring for cemeteries.
Who can be a Community Councillor?
You must be:
- a British holder, or a Citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union; and on the “relevant date” (i.e. the day on which you are nominated or, if there is an election, election day) aged 18 or over;
- on the “relevant date”, is a local government elector for the area of the council for which you wish to stand; or
- you have during the whole period of the previous 12 months occupied, owned or been a tenant of any other land and buildings in the council’s area; or
- during the same period that your main or only place of work is in the council area; or
- you have during that 12 month period lived in (or within three miles of) the council area
Each year, the Council will try to predict what services it will provide, and estimate how much money it will need to fund them. ‘Precept setting’ is the official term for this, and the money is collected through Council Tax.
The Local Government Act 1972 allows Community Councils to spend on activity about which they do not have specific powers, if the Council considers that the expenditure will be directly to the area. Permission is also given for the Council to spend for charitable purposes.
Each year, organisations within the Council’s catchment area and beyond are given the opportunity to apply for a financial grant. This can be done by contacting the Clerk and giving brief details of the work of the organisation together with a copy of the latest balance sheet.
Over the years, the Council has given money to the social centres in the area, to local nursery circles and to various charities, groups and associations in the local area and beyond.
The use of public footpaths varies, with some routes being used consistently, and not as much use on other routes.
Gwynedd Council has introduced a system of categorising routes based on people’s use of the routes and their desirability.
- Routes that facilitate people’s movement. They usually have significant use or form a link in villages
- Popular routes used primarily for pleasure including routes around communities.
- Routes, and only occasional use, but form an important link between the routes in categories 1 and 2.
- A route with no obvious benefit or potential where a reasonable and convenient alternative route is available on a higher category route.
For more information see Gwynedd Council’s Rights of Way Policies