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CLERK
Mrs Pauline Williams
COEDELY WARD
Cllr. Cameron Wells
 
COLLENNA WARD
Cllr. Mr Austin Davies
Cllr. Mr Shawn Stevens
 
PENRHIWFER WARD
Cllr.Andrew Davies Jones
Cllr. Mr Dan Owen Jones
 
THOMASTOWN WARD
Cllr. Mrs Karen Webb
 
TYLCHA WARD
Cllr. Mrs Diedre Roberts
Cllr. Mr Danny Grehan
 
TYNYBRYN WARD
Cllr. Mrs Alex Davies Jones
Cllr. Mr Greg Powel

Community Council Meeting Minutes - February 2010

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council, held on Thursday 11th February 2010 at Tonyrefail Community Hall, Pritchard Street, Tonyrefail, at 6.30 p.m.

Present:  Cllrs. Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. B. McDonald, Mrs. L. Michel, Mrs. A. Wharton, Mrs. B. Jenkins, Mrs. K. Godfrey, Messrs. N. Whitehead and M. Jenkins

In Attendance:   Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)   

   
1. APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from Mr. R. B. McDonald and Mrs T. Radcliffe.

2. DISCLOSURES
Cllr. Mrs B. McDonald declared a personal interest in Minute No. 7 (09/1303/10) - Over looking out on property, and she also declared a prejudicial interest in Minute No. 7 (09/1369/10) - Own horses which are going into stables.

3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The Minutes of the Monthly meeting held on 10th December 2010 were confirmed as a correct record.

4. PUBLIC BREAK
There were 2 Members of the public present.

5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1  SCHOOL STREET, TONYREFAIL
Street Cleaning had taken place but the glass had not been cleaned up. 

In relation to dog/litter bins this was deferred until the Extraordinary meeting of the council which was to take place immediately after the Monthly meeting had been discussed.

5.2 TOILETS WAUNRHYDD ROAD
Members noted the contents of County Borough Councillor Eudine Hanagan’s letter of 23rd December advising that there are no plans to replace the toilet facilities in Waunrhydd Road.

5.3 POSSIBILITY OF PAVEMENT FROM TONYREFAIL TO PENRHIWFER
In Cllrs Hanagan’s letter of 23rd December she advised that a scheme had been included in the Traffic Management provisional programme to improve safety in Penrhiwfer Road, with a view to implementing the scheme in 2011/12 financial year.

5.4 LIGHTING PARK LANE SURGERY TO TYN-Y-BRYN ROAD
The Clerk had reported to RCTCBC that the lights were not working, however in this meeting it was reported that the lights had been ‘blacked’ out.  The Clerk would investigate this.

5.5 Dorchester Land Limited
It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes for the time being. 

5.6 Countryside Council for Wales/Land at Trane Cemetery
It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes for the time being.

5.8 Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner
The Clerk asked Members for a date for the 2010 Christmas Dinner in order that she could book the hall.  It was RESOLVED:  That the dinner is booked around the same date as usual.  The Clerk would obtain quotes for the price of the dinner and would agenda this item for the next meeting.

5.9 Tonyrefail Community Centre
Proceeding.

5.10 Tots Playgroup
It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes as no response had been received from this organisation.

5.11 Helping Hands, Tref-y-Rhyg Primary School
It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes as no response had been received from this organisation.

5.12 Mencap Cymru
It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes as no response had been received from this organisation.

5.9 Victim Support
It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes as no response had been received from this organisation.

5.10 PEOPLE FIRST

It was RESOLVED:  To remove this item from the minutes as no response had been received from this organisation.

5.11 2010/2011 PRECEPT
A meeting to decide the precept and budget for 2010/11 would be held immediately after this meeting.

5.12 R.C.T. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2006-2021
Members noted the following correspondence from RCTCBC.

i). Letter dated 11th January 2010 – Consultation on Statement of Focussed Changes to the Deposit LDP.

ii). Letter dated 11th January 2010 – Consultation on Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG).

iii). Notice of Submission of Local Development Plan to the Welsh Assembly Government.

5.13 MEMBER DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING.
The Clerk had forwarded copies of the ‘Elected Member Development Programme for the period up to May 2010 to Members.  It was RESOLVED:  That should Members wish to reserve places that they either telephone RCTCBC direct or if they preferred the Clerk could arrange for them to attend the courses on offer.

5.14 SAFE ROUTES IN COMMUNITIES SCHEMES
Members discussed the contents of the letter from RCTCBC dated 26th November and it was RESOLVED:  That the information is forwarded to Mr Walter Jones for his comments.

5.15 TELEPHONE SYSTEM
The Clerk advised Members that she was waiting a representative from BT to meet with her.

5.16 PEDESTRIAN CROSSING – PENRHIWFER ROAD
See Minute no. 5.3.

5.17 CONCLUSION OF ANNUAL RETURN 31ST MARCH 2009 – BANKING FEES.
Members noted the contents of a letter received from Barclays Bank dated 5th February 2010 advising that the Council already received free banking, and the only charges which we incurred were for the Pay flow facility. 

In order to pay the wages using their online service which would be free, would be to amend the signing arrangement which would only require 1 signature. However the Clerk advised that under current legislations all payments must have 2 signatures, therefore it was not possible to reduce the bank charges at this time .Members noted this information.

6. CORRESPONDENCE

6.1 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Requests from ‘The Gentlemen Songsters’ and Green Meadow Bowmen for financial assistant had been received.  The Clerk was asked place both requests on the agenda for the next meeting.

6.2 LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY NEGOTIATIONS 2010/11
Members noted the contents of the W.L.G.A. letter dated 20th January 2010 advising that they were unable to offer any increase in pay for 2010/11.

6.3 BORROWING BY THE COMMUNITY AND TOWN COUNCILS
The contents of the Welsh Assembly Government letter dated 22nd January in respect of borrowing for 2010/11 was noted.

6.4 TONYREFAIL ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION
The Thank you letter from this organisation dated 12th December 2009 was noted.

6.5 SECTION 137 EXPENDITURE LIMITED FOR 2010-11
Members noted the contents of the Welsh Assembly Governments letter dated December 2009 in respect of the abovementioned.

6.6 STANDARDS CONFERENCE WALES 2009 – CONFERENCE NOTES

Members noted the same.

6.7 CONSULTATION ON ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT (WALES) AMENDMENT REGULATIONS.
The contents of the Welsh Assembly Governments letter dated 25th January 2010 were noted.

6.8 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – PENYGARREG ROAD AND THE UNNAMED ROAD LEADING FROM THE SQUARE, THOMASTOWN, VARIATION AND 20MPH SPEED LIMIT ORDER 2010.
Members noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 25th January 2010 in respect of the abovementioned.

7. PLANNING

Cllr. Mrs. B. McDonald declared an interest in items No. 4 and 6 – See Minute No. 2 above.

There were no planning objections/observations made to any of the applications presented to Members this month:  09/1266/10, 09/0381/10, 09/1394/10, 09/1303/10, 09/1378/10, 09/1369/10, 09/1388/10 or 19/1391/10.

8. FOOTPATH REPORT
Members noted the contents of the January and February footpath reports

9. ACCOUNTS
It was RESOLVED:  That the accounts for January and February be approved and accepted.

10. REPORTS/COMPLAINTS
The Clerk discussed the possibility of the ‘scattering of cremated remains’ in the cemetery, It was RESOLVED:   That the Clerks seek further information and to place this item on the agenda for the March meeting.
The Clerk informed Members of an item which was printed in a newsletter by the SLCC on the subject of the Chairman’s Allowance – Members noted the same.

11. AGENDA ITEMS

11.1 FLOWER BASKETS SUMMER 2010
It was RESOLVED:  To accept the quotation from Llwynypia Day Centre for the provision of the planting of the baskets for summer 2010

12. DATE & VENUE OF NEXT MEETING
It was RESOLVED:  That the next meeting of the Community Council would be held on Thursday 11th March 2009.

The meeting closed at 7.20 p.m.

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