Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on Thursday 14th March 2013 at The Community Centre, Thomastown, which commenced at 6.30 pmPRESENT: Messrs. S. Stevens (Chairman), S. Kiff (Vice Chairman), A. Davies, G. Evans, N. Harding. H. Jones, G. Powell and Mrs. K. GodfreyIn Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)1 APOLOGIESApologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs. D Roberts (Bereavement), Mrs. B. Jenkins (ill-health) and Ms. Alexandra Davies (Work commitment).2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTERESTThere were disclosures of personal interest declared.3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTESThe minutes of the Staffing Meeting held on 14th February together with the minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on the 14th February were approved as a correct record.4. PUBLIC BREAKThere were no members of the public present.5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.5.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERYThe meeting scheduled for this afternoon was not quorate and under these circumstances a report was given by the Chairman on the discussion held with the Developer, Welsh Wildlife and CCW. It was RESOLVED: That a meeting would take place on Thursday 21st March at 2.00 in Trane cemetery to discuss the SSSI land.5.2 PANT-Y-BRAD LANE – PLAQUEThanks to the efforts of Councillor G. Evans the Clerk was pleased to report that the whereabouts of the plaque had been found. It was further reported that the owner of the property is hoping for the plaque to be re-instated.5.3 TAKING THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON THE ROADProceeding5.4 BUS SHELTERSThe Clerk reported that the bus shelter in Heol Ty-Llwyd had been installed. The Clerk further reported that she had met with RCTCBC and the Police in respect of the bus shelter to be installed in Bryngolau and this will be going out to public consultation.5.5 VISIT TO RHYS-CYCLINGIt was reported that the visit to the Rhys-Cycling centre had been eye-opening and very worthwhile and that everyone should be encouraged to visit the centre. The Clerk was asked to contact RCTCBC in respect of collection points for Re-cycling bags.5.6 STAFFINGIt was RESOLVED: To accept the recommendations by the Staffing Committee as per the minutes of 14th February 2013 and the Clerk to implement the same.5.7 PILLARS – OPPOSITE WAUNRHYDD ROAD - REVIEWMembers noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 22nd February advising that work to rectify the damage to the pillars had been programmed for implementation during the 2013/14 financial year.6. CORRESPONDENCE6.1 RCTCBC COMMUNITY LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING 18/3/2013It was RESOLVED: That Councillor Karen Godfrey would be attending as the Community Council’s representative.6.2 COMMUNITIES FIRST – REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEIt was RESOLVED: That under S145 of the LGA 1972 that a contribution of £100 is made to Communities First for the Easter Fun day.6.3 WALES AIR AMBULANCE APPEAL AND NEWSLETTERMembers noted the information.6.4 MACMILLAN – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEMembers noted the contents of their letter dated 26th February 2013.6.5 KIDNEY WALES FOUNDATION – UPDATE ON HUMAN TRANSPLANTATION It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk forwards a letter of support.7. PLANNINGThere were neither observations nor objections to any of the planning applications placed on this month’s agenda.8. FOOTPATHS8.1 FOOTPATH REPORT FOR MARCH 2013Members noted the footpath report as presented8.2 RCTCBC LOCAL ACCESS FORUMIt was RESOLVED: That Councillor G. Evans would apply to join the forum.9. ACCOUNTS 9.1 ACCOUNTS PAID FEBRUARY 2013It was RESOLVED: To accept and approve the accounts as presented.10. TO RECEIVE: MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORT10.1 CLERKS REPORTThe Clerk advised that she had written to RCTCBC in respect of the gritting of School Street and Councillors were provided with a copy of their reply. It was RESOLVED: That this item is placed on the agenda for April.10.2 MEMBERS REPORTCouncillor H. Jones advised that he would like to meet with the Head teacher of Williamstown School and asked the Clerk if she would arrange this.A discussion took place on a proposed Remembrance Day Parade. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk places this item on the agenda for April.COUNCILLOR GLEN EVANS GAVE HIS APOLOGIES AND LEFT THE MEETINGIt was reported that the Tonyrefail Rugby Club will be holding a rugby festival over the Easter bank holiday and it was reported that the culvert nearby is blocked causing flooding on the pitch. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk investigates this problem.An up-date was given on the Savoy theatre. It was RESOLVED: That the Community Council fully supports the venture.11. TO RECEIVE: MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETINGA report was given by Councillors S. Kiff and H. Jones. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would write to ask if the PACT meetings could once again be combined into one meeting with Tonyrefail East and Tonyrefail West.12. TRANE CEMETERYThe Clerk raised concern over the wall and trees adjoining neighbouring land at the top of the cemetery. It was RESOLVED: That the Council would arrange a site meeting to inspect the problem.13 ALLOTMENTS14.1 PRICHARD STREET ALLOTMENTSMembers noted the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 23d January 2013. The Clerk was asked to forward a copy of the Community Council’s rules and regulations in respect of Allotments to each Councillor together with any plans of the allotments that are available.The Clerk was also asked to ascertain (i). whether or not there are any grants available (ii). Ownership of the allotments at the rear of Pembroke Street, Thomastown, and (iii) If RCTCBC have allotment plots vacant in this Community Council area.14 HEALTH AND SAFETY UP-DATEThe Clerk advised she is waiting to meet with a Health & Safety advisor. 15. COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLICITYMembers approved the ‘draft’ advertisement. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk obtains a price from the Tonyrefail Directory for the advertisement. 16. TO MEET: KIM WILLIS FROM THE ANVIL TRUST IN TONYREFAILProceeding17. PROJECTSThe Clerk had received no reply from RCTCBC in respect of Christmas events for 2013. The subject of an Allotment Competition was raised and will be discussed at a later date.18. COMMUNITY COUNCIL INSURANCE18.1 QUOTATIONIt was RESOLVED: To proceed with the quotation from Zurich insurance on a 3 year Long Term agreement.18.2 CEMETERY WALLSThe boundary stone walls were discussed and it was RESOLVED: To accept the sum insured for buildings (which included the walls and gates) as per Zurich quotation dated 14th February 2013.19. LAND OPPOSITE RED COW PUBLIC HOUSEMembers noted RCTCBC letter dated 22nd February advising that the land in question was in their ownership. The Clerk advised that she had forwarded a request to RCTCBC to ask that the area is ‘cleaned-up’.20. TONYREFAIL SCHOOL – ASTROTURF FACILITYThe Clerk advised that RCTCBC were not responsible for the hiring of the Astroturf and that any enquiries for the hire should be via Tonyrefail School. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to the School Governors in respect of Tonyrefail Rugby Club.21. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETINGIt was RESOLVED: That the next meeting of the Council will take place on Thursday 11TH April 2013 at the Community Hall, Prichard Street, Tonyrefail at 6.30 pm.The meeting closed at 9.00 pm.