Request for Information: Mawr Community Council and Development Trust ac…

This is a response to my request for information about the accounts of Mawr Community Council and Mawr Development Trust. The former was severely reprimanded by the Audit Office of the Assembly in 2011 and again in 2015 for failing to keep proper accounts, (over fifty irregularities), and the latter went bankrupt in 2016 and was wound up with a creditors’ insolvency. It attempted to sell Gerazim Welsh speaking Baptist Chapel in a pub, but the latter was bought by someone who respected the fact that it had 500 years to run on its lease, and who respects the Welsh language. I tried to find out how much the Trust owed, so maybe the Audit office will enlighten me. This is typical of overdevelopment in Mawr. The County Councillor, who was forced to resign from the Community Council, no longer has any relevance to Mawr, in particular to the aspirations of Welsh speakers. My Bro Iaith policy is aimed to stop overdevelopment and the great damage it does to the language and true indigeneous culture. This is because house and land prices are wildly inflated, and young people are forced to emigrate. The Assembly must take over Mawr by direct rule, and hopefully implement my Bro Iaith policy. I have been attacked recently by hate mailing, trolling and criminal damage. Trolls who have admitted openly on a troll site to being in academic employment should of course be dismissed. Trolls who have openly made death threats on a troll site, as in my case, should be liable to life imprisonment. I have discussed this with the Police Commissioner, Rt. Hon. Alun Michael, who agrees with me. I have also discussed it with Elizabeth Evans, sometime Labour candidate for Gower, who also agrees with me. In general, laws on trolling should be made much more severe, because trolling threatens to destroy the internet. Those who support trolling should also be subjected to the laws on malicious misrepresentation, harassment and stalking.

Myron Evans

cc Trustees, Newlands Family Trust

Sent: 07/02/2017 11:01:58 GMT Standard Time
Subj: Request for Information: Mawr Community Council and Development Trust accounts (IR590)

Dear Dr Evans,

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received on 3 February 2017, which was for:

i) A complete record of accounts for the Mawr Community Council; and

ii) A complete record of accounts for the Mawr Development Trust.

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Subject: To Audit Office: Creditors’ Liquidation of Mawr Development Trust

Audit Office,

Welsh Assembly

As the only Armiger in Mawr and surrounding areas, and a Civil List Pensioner appointed by the Head of State directly, I am gravely concerned about the numerous accounts irregularities for which the Mawr Community Council was reprimanded in 2011 and again in 2015, and also with the liquidation of the related Mawr Development Trust in 2016. Can the Audit Office send me a complete record of accounts of the Council and the Trust by e mail? I did not receive a reply from Stones in Swansea, so it is not known why the Trust went bankrupt and the extent of its debts. It is not known how taxpayers’ money has been used. It was a creditors’ liquidation, so a lot of money was owed to creditors. I do not think that those responsible should be shielded from a thorough Parliamentary enquiry. It is known that the County Councillor was forced to resign from the Community Council along with some Councillors, and that all members of the Council were signed on without opposition. This is a completely unsatisfactory state of affairs. I agree with your public statement that the Council has failed the electorate. It is still not clear whether the accounts are now in order. There were about fifty irregularities which went on for at least four years. This is appalling. I have had occasion to make complaints to the Ombudsman against the County Councillor, so have others. On one occasion the Ombudsman agreed with some aspects of my complaint but there was no enquiry. I will make several other complaints in the near future.

Dr. Myron Evans,

President AIAS

cc M.P. for Gower,

Prime Minister’s Office.

Creditors’ Liquidation of Mawr Development Trust

Stones and Company,

Insolvency Practitioners,

63 Walter Road,


Can you please advise me of the amount of money owed to the creditors by the company when it was dissolved, and who were the creditors? Its liquidation was a creditors’ liquidation, meaning that the company could not pay its debts. How were these debts incurred and for what reason? Its assets included Cwmgors Welsh medium School, a cafe near the Lliw Reservoir, and Gerazim Baptist Chapel. The sale of the chapel caused very great offence, and fortunately it has been bought by someone who will look after it. It was sold in a remote pub. The Baptists do not approve of drinking. This company was a complete failure, and had no relevance to Welsh speaking Mawr. Its place of registration was Felindre Welfare Hall, which suggests that it was linked to Mawr Community Council. The County Councillor for Mawr was forced to resign from the Community Council and the Planning Committee of the County Council. He was heavily criticized by his electorate in a meeting held at Elim Baptist Chapel, and in my opinion should resign as County Councillor. If not, he should certainly be voted out at the next election and a much younger Welsh speaker elected.

Myron Evans

(Dr. M. W. Evans, Gent., Civil List Pensioner, D. Sc. (Wales), 50 Rhyddwen Road, Craig Cefn Parc)


Co president AIAS

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