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Welcome to Kerry Community Council

Serving the villages of Kerry, Sarn & Dolfor.

Cyngor Cymuned CERI

 KERRY Community Council

Clerk :

   Ria Roberts, Oak Cottage, Sarn. SY16 4HG

Email: clerk@kerrycommunitycouncil.gov.uk

 Tel: 01686 671275


Website Notification 18th September 2023

As previously stated, in order to comply with Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) - Kerry Community Council will be upgrading this website over the next few months and some documents may be moved in preparation for the upgrade.

The new website will go live on 27th September 2023. 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk.






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the KERRY Ward of the Community of KERRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL on the resignation on 27TH JULY 2023 of Councillor N.HAYWARD
Rule 5 of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a community, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the county within which the community is situated signed by TEN electors for the electoral area.
The Proper Officer is the Deputy Returning Officer, Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG.
Dated this 31ST day of JULY 2023
Ria Roberts - Clerk to the Council

 Notice can be downloaded here


KERRY CEMETERY CHARGES Effective from 30th June 2023

Our cemetery charges are available to download from the link below;







Each year Kerry Community Council invites clubs, societies, and similar organisations that function within the Kerry Community area (Kerry, Dolfor, Sarn), to request financial assistance in the form of a grant.

Due to the increased demands on KCC’s funds, Council is no longer able to award grants for general running costs but is pleased to consider assisting with the funding of specific projects.

The application form can be downloaded as follows:

PDF version

Word document version

The Closing date is set at 14th November annually with the grants being awarded at the Council’s November meeting and payment made in June the following year.

Please contact the Clerk if you need any assistance with the application.


In accordance with new legislative requirements Kerry Community Council publishes the Annual Reports

Annual Report 23 

Annual Report 22


Agenda for meetings can be found here


Copies of Minutes can be viewed on KCC notice boards, on our website, kerrycommunitycouncil.gov.uk

and our Facebook page.

CHAIR'S REPORT 2022/2023 

CHAIR'S REPORT 2021/2022 


An introduction by the past and present Chair

 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 Women's 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 has it's own Facebook page, which can be found here - Sarn Facebook Page.

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 responding to planning applications as a consultee to Powys County Council. 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 residents 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