Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on Thursday 13th January 2011 at Tonyrefail Community Hall, Pritchard Street, Tonyrefail, at 7.00 pm
Present: Mrs. K. Godfrey (Chair), Mrs. B. McDonald, Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. B. Jenkins, Messrs. N. Whitehead, M. Jenkins and S. Stevens
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
1 APOLOGIES Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. S. Ambani (who is once again in hospital), Cllr. R.B. McDonald (attending planning meeting at R.C.T.C.B.C) and Cllr. Mrs. 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 and the Precept meeting both held on Thursday 9th December 2010 were confirmed as a correct record.
4. PUBLIC BREAK Mr. S. Kiff was in attendance. The Clerk advised Members that Mr. Kiff had started to build the website for the Community Council.
5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
5.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY It was reported that Cllr. R.B. McDonald was in discussion with RCTCBC on this issue.
5.2 BUS SHELTER – HEOL TY LLWYD Members noted the contents of a letter from RCTCBC and the Clerk was asked to write to Mr. Adrian Morgan to accept the offer of a refurbished bus shelter when one becomes available.
5.3 FOOTPATH NO. 85 – OFF TREBANOG HILL Proceeding 6. CORRESPONDENCE
6.1 REGISTERED TITLE FOR PENRHIWFER ALLOTMENTS Members noted the receipt of the abovementioned from RCTCBC.
6.2 THE AVENUE ALLOTMENTS, TONYREFAIL Members noted the contents of Mr. F. Crockers’ letter advising of his resignation as Chairman of the above allotments.
6.3TAFF ELY RAMBLERS The contents of their letter dated 19th December, together with the contents of their walks programme for the first 6 months of 2011 was noted.
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 January.
9. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED: To accept the accounts for payment as reported for January
10 MEMBERS/CLERKS REPORT
10.1MEMBERS It was reported that water is constantly running across the road from the access to the ‘House of the Trees’ onto Penrhiwfer Road and that a serious accident had occurred on the 12th January at this particular spot. It was also reported that it was particularly dangerous in the ‘icy’ weather. The Clerk would write to RCTCBC on this matter.
10.2 CLERK The Clerk advised that she would be having surgery on 9th March and that she would be off work for some time. She advised that she would try and work from home if possible whilst recovering.
It was further RESOLVED: That no meetings would take place in March or April unless an urgent situation arises. 11. COMMUNITY HALL – NO LIGHTING IN CAR PARK The Clerk had forwarded a letter to RCTCBC and was waiting a response.
12 .ENTRANCE TO LEISURE CENTRE FROM WAUNRHYDD ROAD Members noted the contents of a letter from RCTCBC dated 15th December in respect of the abovementioned. The Clerk spoke to Mr. Ray Howells and advised that a crossing was not required, but that it was dangerous for people to cross at the junction of Waunrhydd Road and the entrance to the Leisure Centre to which Mr. Howells replied that there was nothing in the budget to be able to rectify the situation.
Members reported that it is currently one way, but vehicles are entering and exiting at the junction to Waunrhydd Road. The Clerk would investigate this and report back to Members in the next monthly meeting.
13. SUMMER 2011 FLOWER PROJECT
It was RESOLVED: That a further basket is purchased and placed in Thomastown.
It was further RESOLVED: That the baskets are purchased from Boverton nurseries for summer 2011.
14. MAZARS – COMPLETION OF ANNUAL AUDIT FOR MARCH 2010
Members were issued a copy of the ‘External auditor’s certificate and opinion advising ‘that the information contained in the annual return is in accordance with the Auditor General for Wales’ requirements and no matters have come to their attention’ It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of the same.
The Clerk advised that the notice of ‘Completion of the Audit’ had been placed on the notice board on the 7th January 2011.
15 .SAMARITANS – FINANCE ASSISTANCE Members noted the contents of their letter dated 1st December 2010.
16. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING. The next meeting of the Council will take place on Thursday 10th February 2011.