MINUTES OF AN EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 9th AUGUST 2022 AT 6.00 PM VIA ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND AT THE VILLAGE HALL.
Public participation: None
Present: Mr Mark Brian (Chairperson), Mr D Williams, Mr Harry Duff, Mrs Jane Dawkins, Mr David Mantle, Mr Gene Taylor
In Attendance: S Dale (Clerk)
Apologies for absence: LM.
Declaration of interest in items of business listed below: None
To approve the following letter from the Chariman to the GP practice in Crickhowell concerning the halt to the prescription service to Llangynidr: Approved.
C/O Sue Dale,
Dr A. Poddar,
Crickhowell Group Practice,
War Memorial Health Centre,
Powys NP8 1AG.
Dear Dr Poddar & Partners
I am writing to you following our recent Community Council meeting to communicate the universal dismay in the village and surrounding area at the proposal to cease the prescription service via the Walnut Tree Stores and Post Office.
We are aware that our County Councillor Jackie Charlton, who attended our meeting, has already contacted the Practice to seek to arrange a meeting about this, and we support and join that request.
The service has run successfully for many years and its cessation will cause significant difficulties for many who use it, and inconvenience for all who do. We are also concerned that transfer of the service to collection from the Practice may adversely affect the dispensary.
In this context the brief note sent out initially last month announcing that the service will be stopped from the beginning of next month was without any form of consultation and did not explain the reason for the decision.
Therefore we ask the following:
That a full explanation of the reasons be given, including of course any changes in related circumstances or regulation.
That proper consideration be given to alternative methods or updated requirements to maintain prescription availability in the village. Both Walnut Tree Stores and the Council will willingly look at any changes necessary.
That the present service is continued to allow time for any necessary changes to be implemented to maintain the service in the long term.
This is a highly regarded and well used service. We very much hope we can find a solution which allows it to continue.
We look forward to hearing from you in anticipation that a meeting to review this matter can be arranged speedily with the attendance of our County Councillor and representatives of Llangynidr Community Council.
Chair of Llangynidr Community Council
Date of next meeting:Tuesday, 20thh September 2022 – Full meeting
There being no further business to discuss the Chairperson closed
the meeting at 6.10pm