MINUTES of the MONTHLY MEETING of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on THURSDAY 8th January 2015 at the Community Hall Prichard Street, Tonyrefail which commenced at 6.30 pm.PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. Austin Davies (Chairman), S. Kiff, S. Stevens, G. Evans, D.O. Jones Mrs. D. Roberts and Mrs. C. Edwards.In attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE1.1 APOLOGIES SUBMITTED Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Alexandra Davies (Honeymoon), Neil Harding (Work Commitment), Gregg Powell (Hospitalised). 1.2 APOLOGIES NOT SUBMITTEDNo apology for absence was received from Councillor K. Godfrey.2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTERESTThere were no personal interests declared in any matters pertaining to the agenda.3. MINUTESIt was RESOLVED: To accept and approve as a correct record, the minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on Thursday 11th December 2014. 4. PUBLIC BREAK There were no members of the public present. 5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:5.1 PROVISION OF BUS SHELTERSThe Clerk advised that she is to meet with a representative from Bus Shelters Wales in respect of the proposed siting of a bus shelter at Bryngolau.5.2 SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL – TREF-Y-RHUG SCHOOLMembers noted the replies received from RCT County Borough Councillor E. Hanagan, Owen Smith MP and Mick Antoniw AM advising that the site does not warrant a School Crossing Patrol Officer and that RCTCBC will work with the school and its pupils to raise awareness of the dangers at this location together with the Road Safety Officers Scheme which aims to promote road safety within the school and local community. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda. 5.3 COUNCIL TAX PRECEPT 2015-2016 – TAX BASE FOR 2015/16It was RESOLVED: To note RCTCBC letter dated 23rd December advising that the Council Tax Base for 2015/16 would be £3693.53. 5.4 RCTCBC PROPOSALS TO REORGANISE SCHOOL PROVISION IN THE RHONDDA AND TONYREFAIL AREA. It was RESOLVED: To note RCTCBC letter dated 22nd December 2014 and to remove this item from the agenda. 5.5 CULVERT PENRHIWFERIt was reported that there are historical problems associated with the culvert and RCTCBC has advised that they will be undertaking a risk assessment and method statement to enable them to carry out the necessary work on the culvert in due course. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.5.6 LEWIS ARMS ROW, PENRHIWFER – RESURFACING OF ROADIt was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would establish whether or not Lewis Road is an adopted road. 5.7 FLY TIPPINGIt was RESOLVED: That Councillor Glenn Evans would speak to RCTCBC direct. 5.8 THOMASTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE – TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURESMembers noted the letter from RCTCBC dated 15th December 2014 advising that Traffic Officers had attended the area and that the Community Council request for traffic calming will be added to a lengthy list of areas for consideration in the future. It was also noted that RCTCBC have brought this matter to the attention of the local police to ask if they would consider enforcing the area. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda. 5.9 REQUEST FOR DIGITAL SPEED SIGNAGEMembers noted the letter from RCTCBC dated 19th December 2014 advising that they receive a large volume of requests for speed reduction measures and that Llantrisant Road has already been added to a list and will only be considered as and when the SIDs become available. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda. 5.10 SCHOOL GOVERNOR – WILLIAMSTOWN PRIMARY SCHOOLThe Clerk reported that this item had been deferred to March by the School Governing body.5.11 COMMUNITY COUNCIL NOTICE BOARDS LOCATIONSIt was RESOLVED: That prior to the Clerk obtaining prices for notice boards that each ward member reports back to council with preferred site location in order to determine the type and size of notice board required. 5.12 LAND AT ELY VALLEY ROAD It was RESOLVED: That a site meeting would take place on Friday 23rd January at 2.30pm. 6. CORRESPONDENCE:6.1 LETTER FROM YOUNG VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS EVENTIt was RESOLVED: To note the letter dated 17th December 2014 from Lauren. 6.2 RCTCBC – ANNUAL DELIVERY REPORT 2013-2014It was RESOLVED: To note the letter and information from RCTCBC. 6.3 FREE 50+ INFORMATION CALENDARIt was RESOLVED: To note the letter and information from GIG NHS Wales6.4 TONYREFAIL BOYS & GIRLS FOOTBALL CLUB – THANK YOU LETTERIt was RESOLVED: To note their thank you letter dated 18th December 2014.7. PLANNING:There were neither objections nor observations made. It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the planning applications as per the agenda. 8. FOOTPATHS:8.1 TO RECEIVE FOOTPATH REPORT FOR JANUARY 2014The Clerk advised that that was no footpath report issued this month. 8.2 MISSING FOOTPATH SIGNS – OPPOSITE TREF-Y-RHUG SCHOOL AND JUNCTION OF 115/122.Proceeding. 9. ACCOUNTS: TO ACCEPT AND APPROVE:9.1 ACCOUNTS PAID DECEMBERIt was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the accounts paid as presented.9.2 QUARTERLY ACCOUNTS – SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2014 (BUDGET AND MONTHLY STATEMENT) It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the quarterly accounts as presented. 10. TO RECEIVE: MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORTS10.1 CLERKS REPORTThe Clerk raised the issue of the un-even pavement which she reported to RCTCBC in the vicinity of the Ely Valley Miners Club. Councillor G. Evans advised that work had been undertaken and as far as he was aware the problem had been resolved.10.2 MEMBERS REPORTIt was reported that a repetitive noise from the Skip Company operating in Edmundstown between the hours of 8.00 am until late afternoon, is affecting local residents. The Clerk was asked to contact Environmental Services. The Clerk was asked to contact Communities First and CAE in respect of their Summer Event. 11. TO RECEIVE: MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETINGIt was reported that dog fouling and parking issues were the main topics reported and that these issues were being pursued. 12. TRANE CEMETERY:12.1 RCTCBC LAND FOR CEMETERY EXPANSIONIt was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would contact the developer for an up-date in respect of the land-swap. 12.2 CEMETERY WALLProceeding. 12.3 TO CONSIDER REPLACEMENT OF CEMETERY TREES It was RESOLVED: That there would be no replacement of any trees undertaken in the cemetery at this time. 13. ALLOTMENTS: TO SET A DATE AND TIME FOR THE ALLOTMENT COMMITTEE TO MEET TO DISCUSS:It was RESOLVED: To defer this item to the April meeting of the Council and at that meeting a date and time will be set for a site visit to be carried out, after which time the following subjects will be discussed:a). Public liability insurance – individual allotmentsb). Individual allotment site tenancy agreements and constitutionsc). To review community council’s tenancy allotment agreementd). Barbed wire – Tylcha Wen14. HEALTH & SAFETY The Clerk advised that this subject was still causing her concern. It was RESOLVED: That Councillor D. O. Jones would meet with the Clerk. 15. PROJECTS15.1 COMMUNITY COUNCIL CONCERTIt was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda. Councillor Clare Edwards arrived at the meeting at 7.20 pm.16. PUBLICITY16.1 NEWSLETTER.It was RESOLVED: That Councillor S. Stevens would undertake the task of producing a Community Council Newsletter. 17. ADDITIONAL CEMETERY STAFFIt was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would liaise with the Cemetery Supervisor and report back to Council. 18. TO AGREE: DATE & VENUE OF NEXT MEETINGIt was RESOLVED: That the next meeting of the Council would take place on Thursday 12th February at 6.30 pm in the Community Hall, Prichard Street, Tonyrefail. The meeting closed at 7.30 pm.