Welcome to Kerry Community Council
Serving the villages of Kerry, Sarn & Dolfor.
Cyngor Cymuned CERI
KERRY Community Council
Louise Evans, Forest View, Kerry, Newtown, Powys SY16 4NP
Tel: 07960 930 247
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Kerry Community Council have a vacancy for two new councillors, one for Sarn ward and one for Kerry ward
Please contact the Clerk for details
In accordance with new legislative requirements Kerry Community Council has produced it's first
Agenda for KCC meeting 29/06/2022 can be found here
Copies of Minutes can be viewed on KCC notice boards, on our web-site, kerrycommunitycouncil.gov.uk
and our Facebook page.
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