The Community Council is the level of local government in Carmarthenshire nearest to the people of Meidrim. A community like Meidrim usually formed around a village or other small settlement and used to be centred around the Parish Church. In the late 1800s Church and State separated but the same area is now represented as a local authority by the Meidrim Community Council and the Church by the Parochial Church Council.
Community Councils have many powers and some duties. (See The Good Councillors Guide).
An example of a power is the one that allows the purchase and operation of street lighting. One duty requires the council to open the meetings to the press and public, with few exceptions.
The Community Council manages local amenities in Meidrim and has a watching brief on local issues with their opinion being noted by those higher authorities in matters concerning them such as local planning issues.