Welcome to the Honddu Isaf Community Council website
Honddu Isaf Community Council comprises a rural area of rolling farmland. There are no large centres of habitation. Lower Chapel is the largest of the villages; Pwllgloyw is smaller and has the only pub in the community while Sarnau and Llandefaelog also have small concentrations of housing. There are 361 registered voters (as at 2011).
The Community Council is made up of 7 elected councillors who have signed a declaration of appointment.
The councillors responsibilities encompass:
- To agree annual expenditure requirements in the community council area and to therefore determine whether funding is needed from Powys County Council. Identified expenditure needs may include donations to community projects and organisations.
- Agree end of year financial 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 Honddu Isaf Community Council is not responsible for the management of a community hall or any other public amenities.
The Council is supported by one part time (approximately 10 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, contributes to policy and provides the necessary information to make and implement effective decisions. The Clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer for all financial records and their administration. The Clerk is responsible for all correspondence and works with the Chair to prepare the agenda for meetings and to write the minutes of every formal meeting.