Agenda and minutes

Charity Trustee Committee - Thursday, 16th December, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: held remotely via video-conference

Contact: Nia Jones 

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Councillors Bryan Davies, Euros Davies and Lyndon Lloyd MBE apologised for their inability to attend the meeting.


Disclosures of personal/prejudicial interest


There were no personal and prejudicial interest declared.


To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Charity Trustee Committee held on 8 July 2021 and to consider any matters arising from those Minutes pdf icon PDF 197 KB


It was RESOLVED to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th July 2021.

Matters arising

There were no matters arising.


To receive a report on the Consultation regarding the relocation of two war memorial stone tablets at the Old School Tregaron pdf icon PDF 477 KB


It was noted that in order for the sale of the Old Tregaron School to progress to completion, it is necessary to relocate the 3 stone tablets relating to former Headmasters of the school and the 2 stone war memorial tablets commemorating former pupils who gave their lives in the two World Wars. It was noted that Ysgol Henry Richard has agreed to relocate the former Headmasters tablets, however the ‘War Memorial’ tablets are recorded in the UK National Inventory of War Memorials, and as such a public consultation was carried out.


The consultation ran for 4 weeks from 1 November 2021, and received 72 responses, which were considered by Members of the Charity Trustee Committee. It was noted that over half of the respondents wished for the tablets to be relocated to Ysgol Henry Richard; other suggestions included the Tregaron Memorial Hall, Bwlchgwynt Chapel or Tregaron Church, a communal green area, Ceredigion Museum or the National Library for Wales.  It was also noted that the Headteacher of Ysgol Henry Richard had suggested that the war memorial tablets could be place on the wall of the school hall.

Members noted that the recommendation of the Past Pupils Committee coincided with that of the majority which is to move the tablets to Ysgol Henry Richard. It was noted that the school is an appropriate location, as the tablets commemorate past pupils who lost their lives in the war. History is a very important part of pupils’ education, and it is important that these people aren’t forgotten.


Members emphasised the importance of moving the tablets in a safe manner as they are deserving of respect, and that this should take place at the earliest possible opportunity in order that they can be seen by pupils, and by the families connected to those commemorated on the plaques. 


It was noted that Officers had conducted a thorough and fair process, involving the community in this process and that the outcome of the consultation is clear.


Members thanked Louise Harries for all her work from the outset, noting that it is very fitting that this will end with the siting of the plaques.


Following discussion and a vote, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED to approve the relocation of the war memorial tablets to Ysgol Henry Richard with delegation to officers to agree the exact location within the school with Ysgol Henry Richard.


Any other matter which the Chairman decides is for the urgent attention of the Committee


There were no other matters to consider