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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 - January 2012

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on Thursday 12th January 2012 at Tonyrefail Community Hall, Pritchard Street, and Tonyrefail which commenced at 6.30 p.m
Present:   Councillors:  Messrs. M. Jenkins (Chairman), N. Whitehead, S. Kiff, S. Stevens, Mrs. B. Jenkins, Mrs. K. Godfrey and Mrs. D. Roberts
In Attendance:    Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
1 APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from A. Wharton (hospital patient), Mr. S. Ambani (recovering from illness), Cllrs. Mrs. B. McDonald and Cllr. Mr. R.B. McDonald (Family commitment).
 
2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no disclosures of personal interest declared.
 
3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the Monthly meeting held on 8th December 2011 were confirmed as a correct record.
 
4. PUBLIC BREAK
There were no members of the Public present.
 
5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
 
5.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
Members noted the contents of an email from Dorchester Land in respect of the maintenance of the SSSI land in the ownership of Tonyrefail community council.  The Clerk was asked to reply advising that consideration will be given to them maintaining the land when a decision has been made on the adjustment of boundaries between Dorchester Land and the Community Council
 
5.2  MEMORIAL SAFETY – TRANE CEMETERY
The Clerk advised that she was still waiting to meet with an employee from RCTCBC in respect of their procedure on memorial safety.  In the meantime the Clerk was asked to look at preparing a draft policy on memorial safety.
 
5.3 AINON CHAPEL
Cllr. Kiff advised that he had spoken to County Borough Councillor E. Hanagan who advised that RCTCBC were hoping to have ‘everything tied’ up by Easter.
 
5.4 WAR MEMORIAL – SGT. ARTHUR PAGE
The Clerk advised that she had completed the funding application and had forwarded the same to the War Memorial Trust for their consideration.
 
5.5 SALT BIN – GWERN HEULOG
Members noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 20th December advising that the Salt bin had been filled on the 19th December 2011.
 
5.6 MINI RUGBY STARS (CWMLAI) – S137 FINANCIAL APPLICATION
The Clerk had received clarification from the Internal Auditor.  It was RESOLVED:  That under S137 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a grant of 200 is awarded to this organisation.
 
5.7 HEOL PYMMER – POT HOLE IN ROAD
Members noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 9th January 2012 advising that an inspection of Heol Pymmer was recently undertaken and a number of potholes noted, and that arrangements are in hand for the potholes to be patched in the very near future.
 
6. CORRESPONDENCE
 
6.1 ONE VOICE WALES – BENEFITS OF JOINING
Members noted the contents of an email from Mr. Greg Lewis from Pontyclun Community Council dated 16th December 2011.
 
6.2 RAMBLERS (Taff Ely) – 6 MONTHLY WALK PROGRAMME
Members noted the contents of their letter dated 21st December 2011 which enclosed the monthly walks programme.
 
6.3 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES – PETITION ON RETAINING THE SERVICES OF SPORTTRAIN IN RHONDDA AND CARDIFF.
The Clerk was asked to forward a letter of support with reference to their letter dated 7th December 2011.
 
6.4 INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES – FINAL ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2012/13
Members noted the contents of their letter dated December 2011.
 
6.5 NATIONAL ASSEBLY FOR WALES – CONSULTATION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BYELAWS (WALES) BILL
Members noted the contents of their letter dated 8th December 2011.
 
6.6 LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Members noted the contents of their letter dated November 2011.
 
6.7 VALE OF GLAMORGAN NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
Members noted the contents of their letter dated October 2011.
 
6.8 WELSH GOVERNMENT – CONSULTATION DOCUMENT – FIRE & RESCUE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK 2012 ONWARDS
Members noted the contents of the Consultation Document dated 29th November 2011.
 
6.9 RCT COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP
The Clerk advised that their letter dated 9th January had been received today’s date which she circulated prior to the commencement of the meeting.  It was RESOLVED:  That a letter of support is sent to this organisation regarding ‘County Borough Wide Designated Public Place Order).
 
7. PLANNING
With reference to Agenda item 7.5 – The Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC with the council’s concerns as to the reduction of parking this development would create.
 
There were no objections/observations made regarding any other planning applications placed on this month’s agenda.
 
8. FOOTPATH REPORT
Owing to recent weather conditions, there was no footpath report this month..
 
9. ACCOUNTS PAID DECEMBER
It was RESOLVED:  To accept the accounts as presented.
 
10. MEMBERS/CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk was asked to contact RCTCBC regarding dog fouling in Mill, Street, High Street and School Street.
 
The Clerk was asked to contact RCTCBC regarding a property in Tonyrefail with a view to whether or not the applicant was adhering to planning conditions.
 
11 TO RECEIVE:  MONTHLY PACT MEETING REPORT
A copy of the PACT report was circulated to Members.  The Clerk was asked to write to Jackie Johnson advising that the Community Council feel that the PACT meetings should continue on a monthly basis but that they should alternate between Tonyrefail East one month and Tonyrefail West the next.
 
12. CONCLUSION OF AUDIT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2011
Members noted the information from Mazars (Auditors) in respect of the abovementioned.  The Clerk advised that the notice of the ‘Conclusion of the Audit’ had been placed on the noticeboard and on the website as required.
 
13. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING.
The next meeting of the Council will take place on Thursday 9th February 2012.
 
 
The meeting closed at 7.05 pm


 

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