Please note that every section MUST be completed.  Refer to the attached Guidance Notes whilst completing this form.




Your full name: Carol Williams Dyer



Name of your Council: Myddfai Community Council



Your address and postcode: Penroc, Heol Llangadog, Llandovery SA20 0DZ



Telephone number(s): 01550 720956  /  07969 684418



Email address:





What is the issue in question?

Issues relating to the Welsh community newspaper, Y Lloffwr



What is your interest in the above matter?

Chair of Committee for Y Lloffwr - voluntary position




When will the above matter be considered?

Whenever something regarding Y Lloffwr comes before the Council




Have you applied for dispensation to:


Speak only:                                  Speak and vote:     


Make written comments                                                 Exercise executive powers







Regulations made by the National Assembly for Wales specify the circumstances in which the Standards Committee may allow dispensation. The reasons for allowing dispensation are summarised below and are fully set out in the attached Guidance Notes. For which of the following reasons do you believe that a dispensation should be allowed in this case? Please tick the box/boxes that apply.



·          at least half of the members considering the business have an interest

·          my incapacity to take part would change the political balance of the meeting to a degree that would be likely to affect the outcome;

·          the fact that I am taking part would not harm public confidence

·          the interest is common to me and to a significant proportion of the public;

·          it is justified that I take part in the business because of my particular role or expertise;

·          the business will be considered by an overview and scrutiny committee and my interest is not a monetary interest;

·          the business relates to the financial matters or the property of a voluntary body whose committee or management board I am a member of, and I have no other interest

·          it is appropriate to do so in all circumstances where it is not otherwise possible to make reasonable adjustments for a person's disability






Please state below the reasons why you believe that the Standards Committee should allow dispensation in this case:

(Note that this application form will be returned to you if you do not complete this section) 

Y Lloffwr is a community newspaper mainly in the Dinefwr area which is distributed to the villages and towns in the whole area. It's a monthly paper containing news, reports, and articles about our communities. More often than not, it's the local people who contribute the articles. The first copy of Y Lloffwr was printed in November 1978 and the aim was to ensure that there was a Welsh language reading resource available to every home in our area. This same aim still stands forty years later. As a member of a committee of volunteers, at Y Lloffwr we work to ensure that ten issues a year are printed, distributed and sold. The committee also supports and assists the Senior Editor to produce a quality community newspaper.































































(Use a separate sheet if necessary)



I confirm that the information provided in this form is true to the best of my knowledge. I agree that this application and all information contained therein can form part of a public report to the Standards Committee. I am making an application for dispensation in relation to the above matter.

Text Box: 14 / 10 /18 Text Box: C. W. Dyer

Signature:                                                                Date:


Please return this form to the Monitoring Officer, Chief Executive’s Department, Carmarthenshire County Council, County Hall, Carmarthen SA31 1JP.