Blog

I hope you enjoy reading my blog which includes regular updates on my work across the Llanrhian community and some of my other work in the Council. I’m also an author for the Local Government Association’s First Magazine, and you can read these columns here.

The Connected Community – an explainer

Our Connected Community project will be hosting the first ‘This is Your Community’ Day at Ysgol Gymunedol Croesgoch on 30th Oct 2021. If you’re not sure what it is, here’s an explainer of what the project is all about. What is it? The Connected Community project is a ‘pathfinder’ project that is working to create…

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Porthgain Survey 2021

A number of residents have contacted me sporadically to highlight concerns around Porthgain’s infrastructure and the impact of tourism. In an attempt to address any issues fairly, and based on resident feedback, I ran a survey during April/May 2021, to enable me to collate the common themes for further consideration and action. This was run…

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March 2021 Newsletter

The March 2021 community newsletter – news and views from across the area (opens in new link) [UNIQID]https://mailchi.mp/6e0869bf180f/llanrhian-community-newsletter-march-2021?e=[UNIQID]

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Guest blogpost from Community Link Officer, Nia Jenkins

Our Connected Community Link Officer, Nia Jenkins, shares her thoughts 3 months into her role. It’s been a tumultuous time for us all over the past few months, with vaccinations and the lifting of regulations dominating our lives. Things have steadily progressed in the right direction from where we were this time last year, but…

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Connecting our Community

As we start 2021, I have some good news to share (yes, really). At Llanrhian Community Council, funded by the enhancing Pembrokeshire grant, we’ve appointed a community link officer to start work on the ‘Connected Community’ project. This role was advertised last year as a part-time one-year post, and following an interview process, Nia Jenkins…

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Community Link Officer

Llanrhian Connected Community – Community Link Officer Job Description Funded through Pembrokeshire County Council’s ‘Enhancing Pembrokeshire’ Grant, and supported by Llanrhian Community Council, the Llanrhian Connected Community project has been awarded £11,536 of funding to facilitate the establishment of a community hub utilising Ysgol Croesgoch’s School hall, the appointment of a Community Link Officer for…

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Community Response to Coronavirus

From the arrival of COVID-19 in the UK, to the dreadful first wave that saw us move into a national lockdown, through the gradual unlocking over the summer months, and at the time of writing about to enter a second national ‘firebreak’ lockdown, our community response has been nothing short of incredible. Over the next…

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Learning through crisis

Amongst all the bad news, the tragedy and statistics that Coronavirus has brought, for those of us in public services, we keep hearing that ‘this is an opportunity to change’ and ‘we can’t go back’. As a progressive Councillor, I can’t stand back and watch rapid the adaptation of the business of local government without…

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Community Consultation

At Llanrhian Community Council, we’ve been thinking about what to do with the playpark and pavilion in Trefin. You might not even know it’s there, but some years ago the field was transformed into a multi-sports court, a pavilion, a playpark, a small astro-turf area and an open community space. If you know it, you’ll…

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Newsletter: December 2019

In this brief update on what’s been going on across our area recently I’ll touch upon: Abereiddi Highways (Square & Compass and Croesgoch) Transport (Castlemorris) The ‘Connected Community’ project Waste changes Broadband survey Climate change working group And a general round up… Abereiddi has been an ongoing issues for some time, and the intensification of…

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A Connected Community

On December 12th, a ‘Hub in the Pub’ meeting was held at The Artramont, Croesgoch, organised with local residents to discuss with people who either take a lead in working on behalf of the community, or have ideas on how we can make our place better. The summary that follows explains more: What is the…

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Llais Rhian Column, Oct 2019

This is my fifth column for Llais Rhian, and incredibly, means that I am half way through this electoral term (2 ½ years gone, 2 ½ left)! Looking back over the last few years I realise what a steep learning curve it has been and I’m constantly balancing my time between helping those in the…

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