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Hayscastle Community Council

An elected body of councillors responsible for parish issues.  Six councillors are elected every 5 years who, along with the local County Councillor and Clerk, meet on the second Monday of every month, except August at 7.30 pm in the Community Centre.  Meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Councillors follow a strict code of conduct in meeting their legal obligations on a variety of local issues from planning applications to potholes and street lighting.  They are there to help and guide individuals, groups and businesses within Hayscastle, as necessary.

Over 50 years ago the then councillors voted to give all those over 65 in the community, a 10 shilling postal order as an appreciation of their contribution to society throughout their working life.  This has continued uninterrupted to this day, though with some variation.

In 1996 councillors were instrumental in funding and erecting the war memorial at Pont-yr-Hafod.

A village appraisal commissioned by the Community Council in 1999 pinpointed community aspirations which included a Community Centre and woodland.  A grant for the woodland was obtained, however a Community Forum had to be developed to apply for grants for the Community Centre.  The Forum comprises of all community groups and interested residents, including the Community Council.   Funding was obtained and a lease signed by the Community Forum with the Community Centre opening in 2012.

Active councillors can make a difference to the well-being of a community and it is important that everyone plays a part in ensuring this happens in Hayscastle.

Who are the Community Council members?

Clerk: Lee Wilkins – 07896 590426


Councillor Michelle Bateman

Is your local county councillor, if you want to discuss any issues please get in touch.

Her contact details are:  07878 857197


you can also follow her on

Facebook: councillor Michelle Bateman-Letterston

Twitter: @27michb

Instagram: cllr michelle bateman