Councillors in Penally have been informed of the potential closure of public conveniences at the village’s train station.

At the recent meeting of the Community Council, the Clerk read an email received from Pembrokeshire County Council regarding the potential closure of the public toilets at Penally Station.

The Local Authority agreed last year to close a number of facilities across the county.

Cllr Snow advised that a response should be advising of pending consultation.

The Clerk also presented the findings of a recent speed survey in the village conducted by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Highways department. This was forwarded to all Councillors and will be reviewed at their next meeting.

Cllr Neal reported to his fellow councillors that 90% of the memorial garden has been cleared; once completely cleared, the area will be renovated.

He said that the church is keen to meet with the Community Council to develop a working plan; and a task and finish group is to be formed to work with the church. Cllr Richards and Cllr Parkinson both volunteered to join the group.

The Clerk reported that correspondence had been received from Pembrokeshire County Council regarding the maintaining of the Community Council’s website, which will discontinue in March 2025; with each Community Council to be responsible for their own website.

In a report from county councillor for the ward Cllr Phil Kidney, members heard that a number of residents in the village have raised objections to the proposed re-routing of the 349 Bus service.

Regarding the ongoing flooding around the car park beyond the old Night Owl premises, Cllr Kidney reported that a team from Pembrokeshire County Council’s Highways department have attended site and further jetting and investigation work is needed at this location.

Most of the gullies are now working but a few are still choked. The Highway Maintenance team are aware that the matter is outstanding and will attend as soon as resources allow.

Cllr Mackie reported that renewed quotes will be sourced regarding the Pétanque project in the Community field. Cllr Mackie and Cllr Rilstone have both volunteered to lead this project.