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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 2011

printable copies are available from the documents library

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on
Thursday 10TH FEBRUARY 2011 at Tonyrefail Community Hall, Pritchard Street,
Tonyrefail, at 6.30 pm

Present:  Messrs. M. Jenkins (Vice Chairman), N. Whitehead, S. Stevens,
Mrs. D. Roberts and Mrs. B. Jenkins

In Attendance:    Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)

In the absence of the Cllr. K. Godfrey – Chairman, Cllr. M. Jenkins – Vice
Chairman took the chair for the meeting.

1  APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. R. B. McDonald, S. Ambani
and A. Wharton.

2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no disclosures of personal interest declared.

3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the Monthly meeting, the Code of Conduct Training meeting
and the Precept meeting all held on Thursday 13 January were confirmed as a
correct record.

4. PUBLIC BREAK
There were 2 members of the public in attendance. 

It was brought to the attention of the council that a request had been made for a
bus stop to be located by Hafod Wen, but to no avail.  Members asked the Clerk
to write to RCTCBC on this matter.

5.MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

5.1LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
The Clerk had been in discussion with Mr. R. Thomas in respect of the above
mentioned.  In view of this the Clerk was asked to arrange an informal meeting
to discuss the matter further.

5.2  FOOTPATH NO. 85 – OFF TREBANOG HILL
The Clerk reported that the footpath is in a ‘boggy’ state, but that this was to be
expected with the heavy rain that we have encountered this winter.  The Clerk also
pointed out to members that this footpath was on land which had been designated
as ‘open country’.

5.3  COMMUNITY HALL – CAR PARK LIGHTING
No reply had been receipt of RCTCBC.  The Clerk would write again.

5.4  ENTRANCE TO LEISURE CENTRE
Members noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 31st January 2011.  The
Clerk had also been advised by RCTCBC that they would contact her once the
work had been completed.

5.5  PENRHIWFER ROAD – WATER PROBLEMS

Members noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 27th January advising that
‘ditching’ works have recently been carried out to address the problem.

6. CORRESPONDENCE

6.1  WELSH ASSY. GOVERNMENT – BORROWING BY TOWN & COMMUNITY COUNCILS
Members noted the contents of their letter dated 14th January 2011.

6.2  WELSH ASSY. GOVERNMENT – S137 EXPENDITURE – LIMITED 2011/12
Members noted the contents of their letter dated January 2011 advising that
the appropriate sum for the purposes of S137 (4)(a) of the Local Government
Act 1972 for community and town councils in Wales for 2011-12 is 6.43.

6.3  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – RHYS WILLIAMS TAYLOR
Unfortunately the community councils have no power to able to offer financial
assistance to an individual.

6.4. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – CALLUM EVANS
As per minute no. 6.3.

6.5 TONYREFAIL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Members noted receipt of their ‘thank you’ letter in respect of the S137 grant
awarded to their organisation.

6.6  BRITISH GAS – ELECTRICITY CONTRACT
It was RESOLVED:  To accept the ‘fixed’ term contract for electricity for the
forthcoming year.

6.7 THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – GREAT POPPY WEEKEND
Members noted the contents of their letter dated 4th January 2011.

6.8 THE MAYOR – RCTCBC
A ‘thank you’ letter had been received from the Mayor for the donation of the
money collected for the Senior Citizens Christmas dinner

7. PLANNING
There were no objections/observations made to any planning applications
placed on the agenda for this month.

8. FOOTPATH REPORT
Members noted the contents of the footpath report for February

9. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
It was RESOLVED:  To accept the accounts for payment as reported for February

10MEMBERS/CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk reminded members of the dates the office will be unattended.

11. SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER
The Clerk provided costs for the ‘Christmas Dinner’ and it was RESOLVED: 
To accept the quote of 10.50 per person from Boyce Caterers.

The Clerk would make the necessary arrangements.

12. A SHARED COMMUNITY – MODEL CHARTER

12.1 TO ACCEPT THE RCTCBC MODEL CHARTE
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Members accepted the same.

12.1 TO SIGN THE RCTCBC MODEL CHARTER

The Clerk would arrange to have the Charter signed by the Chairman and
would return to RCTCBC as soon as possible

12.2  SUGGESTIONS FOR THE ACTION PLAN
Members were asked to submit suggestions for the action plan.

12.3 INVITATION TO CHARTER MEETING ON 21/2/11
An invitation had been received from RCTCBC to attend the abovementioned.  Cllrs. D. Roberts advised that she would attend.  Cllrs. N. Whitehead and S. Stevens
would confirm as soon as possible if they are able to attend.

13. BUS SHELTER BRYNGOLAU
Members noted the contents of both letters from Mr. & Mrs Clare and RCTCBC.

As the community council has no budget to be able to provide a bus shelter at
this time, the Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC to ask if another bus shelter
is available from the Heads of the Valleys scheme that they could earmark it for
Bryngolau.

14 .OFFICE EQUIPMENT
A discussion took place on the provision of computers.  The Clerk was asked to
obtain further information on a ‘secured network’

15. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING.
As there are no planned meetings in March and April, the next meeting of the Council will take place on Thursday 12th May 2011.
 
The meeting closed at 7.05 pm
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