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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 - March 2014

Minutes of the MONTHLY MEETING of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on THURSDAY 13th MARCH 2014 at The Community Hall, Prichard Street, Tonyrefail, which commenced at 6.30 pm
 
PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. S. Kiff (Chairman), S. Stevens, G. Powell, N. Harding, G. Evans, Mrs. D. Roberts and Mrs. K. Godfrey. (Councillor N. Harding advised Council that he would have to leave the meeting at 7.45 pm).
 
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
1.1 APOLOGIES SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED
Apologies for absence were submitted by Councillors Austin Davies (Awards Ceremony, Alexandra Davies (Awards Ceremony), Bev. Jenkins (Family illness),
 
1.2 APOLOGIES NOT SUBMITTED
For those Councillors not present apologies were submitted and accepted.
 
2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no personal interests declared in matters pertaining to the agenda.
 
3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on Thursday 13th February 2014 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. LLYS-YR-EFAIL - HANDRAILS
The email from Hafod Housing dated 4th March was noted.
 
5.2 FLOWER BASKETS
Members noted the quotation for an outside contractor to water the Flower Baskets. It was RESOLVED: That the plants for the Flower Baskets will be provided by Boverton Nurseries and that the Council would look at the possibility of employing a Temporary Employee for the summer months.
 
5.3 CAPEL Y TON
It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.4 TREF-Y-RHUG SCHOOL, OVERGROWTH ON FOOTWAY
Proceeding.
 
5.5 CYCLE PATH NANT EIRIN
It was RESOLVED: That this item is removed from the agenda as the cycle path has been cut back and cleaned.
 
5.6 PHOTOCOPIER CHARGES
It was RESOLVED: To proceed with the existing copier on the current contract.
 
5.7 PARKING ISSUES – PRETORIA ROAD
Members noted RCTCBC letter dated February 2014. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk forwards a copy of their letter to the Police in view of vehicles causing an obstruction.
 
5.8 PARKING ISSUES – HIGH STREET
It was noted that the ‘parking restriction’ bays had been re-instated but it was reported that the lines have continued up to the junction by Llys Yr Efail making it difficult for vehicles accessing and egressing the junction.
 
It was RESOLVED: The Clerk to write to RCTCBC. In respect of the waiting restriction time being reduced from 1 hour to 30 mins it was stated in RCTCBC letter that this will be reviewed by their Traffic Management Team.
 
5.9 WAR MEMORIAL – TRANE CEMETERY
The Clerk advised that the work carried out by History Point had been completed and the QR codes received. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
6. CORRESPONDENCE
 
6.1 WELSH GOVERNMENT – CONSULTATION L.G. (WALES) BYELAWS ACT 2012
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.2 NHS WALES – DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR OLDER PERSONS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.3 NSPCC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.4 INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES – ANNUAL REPORT 2014/15
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.5 RCTCBC – REALIGNMENT OF LEARNING SUPPORT CLASSES
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.6 ONE VOICE WALES – MEMBERSHIP 2014-15
It was RESOLVED: To decline Membership of One Voice Wales
 
6.7 MICK ANTONIW – WILLIAMS REPORT – AN INCREASED ROLE FOR TOWN & COMMUNITY COUNCILS
 
It was RESOLVED: That Councillors. S. Kiff, K. Godfrey, the Clerk and possibly D. Roberts would attend the next meeting on 20th March 2014.
 
6.8 WELSH GOVERNMENT – CONSULTATION DOCUMENT – DRAFT PLAYING FIELDS
(COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN DISPOSAL DECISIONS (WALES)
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.9 RCTCBC – STATUTORY NOTICES REGARDING LEARNING SUPPORT CLASS REALLIGNMENT
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.10 RCTCBC – COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY – SUBMISSION OF DRAFT CHARGING SCHEDULE FOR EXAMINATION – CONSULTATION ON CIL DRAFT SCHEDULE –
STATEMENT OF MODIFICATION
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
7. PLANNING
There were no objections nor observations made to any of the planning applications on the agenda.
 
8. FOOTPATH REPORT
It was RESOLVED: To note and accept the Footpath Report for March 2014.
 
9. ACCOUNTS
 
9.1 ACCOUNTS PAID
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the paid accounts for February 2014 as
presented.
 
10. TO RECEIVE: MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORT
 
10.1 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk’s verbal report was noted.
 
10.2 MEMBERS REPORT
Fly Tipping was reported on Penrhiwfer Road, the Clerk will report this matter to RCTCBC.
 
11. TO RECEIVE: MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETING
Members noted the report given by Councillor G. Evans.
 
12. TRANE CEMETERY
 
12.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
Members noted the content of the letters received from Keith Evans Solicitors. It was
RESOLVED: That these will be discussed at the next meeting
The Clerk advised that she had asked the Developer to fence off the corner section of the cemetery which they currently own.
The Clerk was asked to confirm with the Developer the expiry date on the option to purchase the additional land for the proposed cemetery expansion.
 
12.2 CEMETERY WALL
Proceeding.
 
12.3 TREES
Councillor G. Evans reported on the meeting he held with Mr. Malcolm Frazer and the Clerk. In respect of the land that had been cleared on the Right Hand side of the older section of the cemetery it was RESOLVED: That this is placed on the Agenda for discussion in April
 
13 ALLOTMENTS
Proceeding.
 
14 HEALTH AND SAFETY UP-DATE
Proceeding.
 
15. PROJECTS – CHRISTMAS 2014
 
15.1 CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That this would take place at 8.00 pm on Thursday 10th April 2014
(immediately after the Monthly Meeting on the same date.
The Clerk was asked to invite Mr. H. Croad, Mr. W. Banfield and Communities First to the meeting.
 
15.2 CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 4TH DECEMBER 2014
As the date to hold the concert in the Savoy may result in them cancelling a performance of the Pantomime it was RESOLVED: That the Community Council Christmas Concert would take place on Thursday 4th December 2014. It was further RESOLVED: That the Tickets would be charged at 2.00 each and any money raised over and above the expenses incurred on the evening will be donated to a Charity of the Community Council’s choice. Date to be
confirmed with The Savoy, The Cory Band, Tonyrefail Ladies Choir and the Tonyrefail Gentlemen’s Songsters.
 
15.3 CHRISTMAS MARKET, CRAFT STALLS AND SANTA’S GROTTO – 6TH DECEMBER
Proceeding.
 
Councillor Harding left the meeting at 7.45 pm
 
15.4 SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER 2014 – 10TH DECEMBER 2014
It was RESOLVED: To accept the quotation from The Windmill restaurant for the cost of the catering and it was further RESOLVED: That the dinner will be held at the Tonyrefail Workingmen’s Hall.
 
16. PUBLICITY
 
16.1 WEBSITE GRANT
Proceeding
 
17. P.A. SYSTEM
Proceeding
 
18. REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014
 
18.1 COMMITTEE MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That a date will be set in May 2014.
 
18.2 MARCHING BAND
Proceeding
 
19. CASUAL VACANCY
The Clerk advised that no Election had been called and that notices had now been displayed for Cooption and that the closing date is 28th March 2014. It was RESOLVED: That the Co-option of a Community Councillor will take place at the April Monthly Meeting.
 
20. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That the next meeting will take place on Thursday 10th April 2014 at the Community Hall, Prichard Street at 6.30 pm.
 
The meeting closed at 8.00 pm

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