At the beginning of each meeting of the Full Council, 15 minutes are allowed for any member of the public to speak on any matters of interest or concern to the community.
In the event that no members of the public are present the meeting will start at 7pm prompt (please note that in August and September 2021 the Council is trialling a 7.30pm start). It will be at the discretion of the Council to allow members of public arriving after the meeting has started to speak.
Planning applicants and members of the public are very welcome to attend this session to speak on any planning application before the Community Council for consideration at the meeting. The Community Council acts as a consultee and makes observations on applications in the St Dogmaels Ward area. The final determination of any planning application rests with Pembrokeshire County Council. A list of all applications can be found on the Pembrokeshire County Council website: http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=1626,109,140.
Whilst there is no requirement to ‘pre book’ a slot to speak at the Council meeting, it is appreciated if notice is given to the Council by contacting the Clerk or any Community Councillor.
Following the 15 minute session, members of the public may remain to hear the business of the meeting but may not speak or take further part in the meeting unless invited to do so following a resolution of the Council.
Should there be any confidential matters arising the Council can pass the following resolution and all members of the public and press will be requested to leave the meeting at this point: Resolution: In view of the confidential nature of the business to be discussed, the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, Section 1.
If no members of the public are present the business of the meeting will start at 7pm prompt (unless a different time has been advertised on the meeting agenda).