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CLERK
Mrs Pauline Williams
COEDELY WARD
 
COLLENNA WARD
Cllr. Mr Glenn Evans
Cllr. Mr Austin Davies
Cllr. Mr Shawn Stevens
 
PENRHIWFER WARD
Cllr.Andrew Davies Jones
Cllr. Mr Dan Owen Jones
 
THOMASTOWN WARD
Cllr. Mrs Karen Godfrey
 
TYLCHA WARD
Cllr. Mrs Diedre Roberts
Cllr. Mr Steve Kiff
 
TYNYBRYN WARD
Cllr. mrs Alex Davies Jones
Cllr. Mr Greg Powel

Community Council Meeting Minutes - January 2013

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on Thursday 10th January 2013 at The Community Hall, Prichard Street, and Tonyrefail, which commenced at 6.30 pm
 
PRESENT:    Messrs. S. Stevens (Chairman), S. Kiff (Vice Chairman), N. Harding. A. Davies, H. Jones, G. Powell and G. Evans.
 
 
In Attendance:    Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
 
1 APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs. D. Roberts (illness), Mrs. K. Godfrey (illness), Mrs. B. Jenkins (illness) and Ms A. Davies (work commitment).
 
2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
Councillor A. Davies declared an interest in Agenda No. 8.2 – Family Member and Councillor N. Harding declared an interest in Agenda No. 13.2 – Person known to me.
 
3. COMMUNITIES FIRST
It was RESOLVED:  That future meetings with Communities First would be on an “As and when” basis.
 
4. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on Thursday 13th December 2012 were approved as a correct record.
 
5. PUBLIC BREAK
There were no members of the public present.
 
6. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
 
6.1 TONYREFAIL O.A.P
Proceeding
 
6.2 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
It was RESOLVED:  To meet with the Developer and Welsh Wildlife Trust on Thursday 31st January at 2.00 pm.
 
6.3 PANT-Y-BRAD LANE – PLAQUE
Proceeding
 
6.4 TAKING THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON THE ROAD
 Proceeding
 
6.5 BUS SHELTERS
It was RESOLVED:  That Councillors Greg Powell and Alexander Davies would be asked to attend a site visit order to determine a location on them
 
6.6 WAUNRHYDD ROAD – FLOODING
It was reported that there had been some improvement and that this item is removed from the agenda.
 
6.7 ONE VOICE WALES MEMBERSHIP
Deferred to the next meeting of the Council
 
6.8 VISIT TO RHYS-CYCLING
It was confirmed that Councillors K. Godfrey, S. Stevens, H. Jones and the Clerk would be attending Rhys Cycling on Thursday 17th January.  The bus will leave the cemetery at 9.15 am.
6.9 LACK OF CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2013
It was RESOLVED:  That this item is removed from the agenda.
 
6.10 EDMONDSTOWN PARK
Proceeding
 
6.11 TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS
Members noted the information received from RCTCBC.  It was RESOLVED:  That the Community Council considers making further T.P.O’S for certain trees in this area.  The Clerk was asked to write to Mr. Huw Evans in RCTCBC to ask if he could attend a future meeting.
 
6.12 ELY VALLEY MINERS CLUB – FOOTBALL GROUND
Proceeding
 
6.13 STAFFING
It was RESOLVED:  That a Staffing meeting would be held at 6.00 pm on Thursday 14th February.
 
7. CORRESPONDENCE
 
 7.1 INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES – ANNUAL REPORT
 Members noted the information provided in their Email dated 19th December 2012.
 
 7.2 RCTCBC – CONSULTATION ON NEW COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME
 Members noted the information in their letter dated 12th December 2012.
 
 7.3 ONE VOICE WALES – TRAINING PROGRAMME JANUARY – JULY 2013
It was RESOLVED:  That Council would consider the training on offer and that this item will be placed on the February agenda.
 
 7.4 ONE VOICE WALES – STRONG ROOTS PROJECT – TRAINING PROGRAMME
It was RESOLVED:  That Councillor Huw Jones and the Clerk would attend the training on the ‘Strong Roots project’ in Bridgend on 4th February. 
 
8. PLANNING
There were neither observations nor objections to any planning applications placed on this month’s agenda.
 
9. FOOTPATH REPORT
Owing to the inclement weather there was no Footpath Report this month.  However Councillor N. Harding reported on a problem on the Waun Walk in relation to Garth Grabban Farm.
 
10. ACCOUNTS PAID DECEMBER 2012
Members approved and accepted the accounts paid December 2012.
 
11 TO RECEIVE:  MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORT
 
11.1 MEMBERS REPORT
Tyn-y-Bryn Park – The Clerk had contacted RCTCBC on recent flooding issues and is awaiting a reply. 
 
11.2 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk reported that despite asking 3 roofing companies to quote for the replacement roof only 1 quotation had been received.  The Clerk would contact a further 2 companies and report back to the next meeting.
 
 
12. TO RECEIVE:  MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETING
There was no PACT report given this month.  It was RESOLVED:  That Councillor Huw Jones would represent the Community Council at future PACT meetings.  Councillors S. Kiff, G. Evans and N. Harding advised that they would also attend when possible.
 
13. TRANE CEMETERY
 
 13.1 MEMORIAL SAFETY TESTING – UPDATE
No memorial safety testing had been carried out of late owing to the inclement weather conditions, cemetery workload and staff absence.
13.2 DAMAGE TO GRAVESTONES
Councillor Harding submitted an email dated 16th December, relating to 1 of the graves which had been damaged. 
 
Councillor Harding declared his interest in this matter but he stated that he would exercise his right to speak under paragraph 14.2 of the Code of Conduct and if the matter goes to a vote that he would retire from the meeting at that time. 
 
A discussion took place.   Councillor Harding left the room and a vote was taken in respect of:  i).   Council deal with this claim and pay out or:   ii) If Council would be leaving it in the hands of the Insurance Company. 
 
Members voted 4 for 2 that the Community Council would leave the matter in the hands of the insurance company.  Councillor G. Powell voted against the decision and Councillor S. Stevens abstained from voting and both asked for this to be recorded.
 
13.3 BURIAL OF CHILDREN
The Clerk raised the issue of burial charges in respect of children.  It was RESOLVED:  That with immediate effect that only the Purchase Grave fee would be charged and that no interment fee would charged for children 16 years or under.
 
14 ALLOTMENTS 
Councillor Austin Davies queried why Council resolved not to help with the cost of pipe work for Prichard Street allotments.  The Clerk was asked to obtain clarification on the Community Council’s responsibility in respect of allotments. 
 
Councillor Harding asked if he could sit on the Allotment Committee.  It was RESOLVED:  That Councillor Neil Harding’s name is added to the committee.
 
15 HEALTH AND SAFETY UP-DATE
Proceeding.
 
16. COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLICITY
Clerk to create a ‘draft’ article and will forward to Council.  Upon approval from Council the Clerk will obtain a quote from ‘The Tonyrefail Directory’.
 
A discussion took place on the possibility of the Community Council hosting a ‘concert’ and other events in 2013.   Further information will be sought and brought back to council.
 
17. SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER 2013
It was RESOLVED:   That the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Dinner would be held on the 2nd Wednesday of December.
 
18. TO MEET:   KIM WILLIS FROM THE ANVIL TRUST IN TONYREFAIL
Kim Willis was not present at the meeting.
 
19. CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2013
The Clerk was asked to contact RCTCBC in respect of whether or not they would be holding any Christmas Events in Tonyrefail in 2013.    The Clerk to place this item back on the Agenda in May.
 
20. PILLARS – OPPOSITE WAUNRHYDD ROAD - REVIEW
The Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC to ask for an up-date on work to be carried out on the pillars.
 
21. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING
It was RESOLVED:  That the next meeting of the Council will take place on Thursday 14th February 2013 at Thomastown Community Centre at 6.30 pm.
 
The meeting closed at 8.57 pm

 

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