Welcome to Kerry Community Council
Serving the villages of Kerry, Sarn & Dolfor.
Cyngor Cymuned CERI
KERRY Community Council
Louise Tapscott, Forest View, Kerry, Newtown, Powys SY16 4NP
Tel: 07960 930 247
*** Website Updates & New Articles ***
26/01/22 KCC Meeting, Kerry Village Hall. Agenda found here
18/01/2022 PACE Meeting including the AGM minutes found here
10/10/2021 Grant Applications are invited please see the new section here deadline 15 November 2021.
16/09/2021 Invitation to Tender for the Kerry Public Toilets - announcement and details here.
08/09/2021 KCC Response to Garn Fach Windfarm pre-planning here
28/07/2021 Garn Fach Windfarm Publicity and Consultation Pre-Planning Notice For further information the proposed development please follow this link Proposed wind farm, Garn Fach you can watch the presentation here
09/07/2021 Letters regarding grass cutting in Kerry. here
19/06/21 Update on the progress to date for the Kerry Public Toilets in New Announcements section here
12/06/21 Local Places for Nature limited free packages here
The monthly meetings of Kerry Community Council scheduled for the forthcoming months
will now be conducted under social distancing measures.
KCC will give 7 days’ notice of issues under discussion during this period to allow public comment prior to the scheduled meeting dates.
In order to maintain social distancing regulations, anyone wishing to make comment please contact the Clerk as above.
To keep you informed and to maintain a sense of normality, minutes will be posted at the end of each month.
Copies of Minutes can be viewed on KCC notice boards, on our web-site, kerrycommunitycouncil.gov.uk
and our Facebook page.
There are some community groups that have been set up by local volunteers who are doing a great job helping where they can.
Those we know of are listed here:
Tel: 0044 7311395422 (Please be aware this phone line will only be manned between the hours of 10 and 6 and is meant for Kerry and Dolfor residents only!)
If you are struggling with self isolation, or just need a chat give our local Rev. Jeanette Wilkes a call on 01686 671266
Dolfor: Y.F.C. Community Support
Tel 07951816363 or 07456875374
introduction by the past
and present Chairmen
Kerry Community Council is one of the largest in Powys, having over 1600 electors, (increasing with the latest residential developments across the area), and covering the villages of Kerry, Dolfor and Sarn. Although farming is an important part of the local economy, the council represents a very varied community with many residents traveling considerable distances to their place of work.
Kerry is a very ancient settlement and its Norman church dates back to 1176.
Nevertheless it is a thriving village, with its local primary school, Baptist chapel, hairdresser, shop and post office, village hall and two public houses.
There are many local organisations across all three villages, such as the Womens’ Institute, bowling and football clubs, to mention but three. Kerry has its own monthly newspaper, “The Kerry News”, with a circulation of 550. (Copies are available from the village shop).
Sarn issues monthly newsletters, which can be accessed directly from this web site.
The villages also host many events throughout the year, including an Eisteddfod, Craft Fayre, Fun Day, Annual Summer Shows, and the recently inaugurated Kerry Beer Festival.
The council comprises two members from Dolfor, three from Sarn and eight from Kerry. It meets at 7.30 on the last Wednesday of the month. The venue alternates between the village halls of the three villages. Agendas and minutes of meetings are posted in each village and also on this website. Members of the public are always welcome to attend the meetings.
The council’s responsibilities are varied and include advising the planning authority, Powys County Council, on applications from the three communities. It also owns the listed, early nineteenth Century Dolforgan Carriage Bridge, Kerry Cemetery, and several recreational facilities and children’s’ playgrounds. Each year it distributes over £6000 of council tax payers’ money to local organisations, including the three village halls within its area.
It has been a pleasure to write this short introduction to Kerry Community Council and I know that other parts of the website will add further information about this part of Wales. Local readers who will know that it is a wonderful place to live, but if you are not familiar with our area I urge you to pay us a visit; I am certain that you will not be disappointed.
Cllr. David Jones - Chair 2021 - present
Cllr. Carmen Seal - Vice-Chair 2021 - present
Cllr. Mike Morgan – Chairman 2016-2020
original words by Cllr. David Hughes – Chairman 2012-2015