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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 - November 2013

Minutes of the MONTHLY MEETING of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2013 at The Community Hall, Prichard Street, Tonyrefail which commenced at 6.30 pm
 
PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. S. Kiff, S. Stevens, N. Harding, H. Jones, G. Powell, Mrs. K. Godfrey, and Mrs. B. Jenkins
 
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors G. Evans (Work Commitment) and Mrs. D.Roberts (illness).
 
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 Thursday 10th October 2013, the minutes of The Remembrance Day Parade Committee Meetings held on Wednesday 16th October 2013, Wednesday 23rd October 2013 and Wednesday 6th November 2013 together with the minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council held on Monday 4th November 2013 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 BUS SHELTER – BRYNGOLAU
A further consultation will be carried out by RCTCBC in respect of a further identified site that the shelter could be placed.
 
5.2 TONYREFAIL SCHOOL – ASTROTURF FACILITY
Members noted the contents of the replies from County Borough Councillors E. Hanagan, B. McDonald, P Wasley, together with a further letter from Tonyrefail School and it was
RESOLVED: That this item is removed from the agenda.
 
5.3 LLYS-YR-EFAIL - HANDRAILS
Proceeding – It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk to writes a further letter to Hafod Housing.
 
5.4 COEDELY – BENCH
Having tried to contact the landowners to no avail. It was RESOLVED: That the bench is
‘turned-around’
 
5.5 FLOWER BASKETS
Proceeding.
 
5.6 CAPEL Y TON
Proceeding – It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk to write a further letter to RCTCBC.
 
5.7 TREF-Y-RHUG SCHOOL, OVERGROWTH ON FOOTWAY
The Clerk reported that the work on the overgrowth had been carried out. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.8 TREF-Y-RHUG SCHOOL – CROSSING PATROL
The contents of RCTCBC letter dated 22nd October in respect of a re-assessment taking place was noted. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to RCTCBC for an up-date.
 
5.9 COMMUNITY HALL, PRICHARD STREET – LITTER BINS FOR CAR PARK
The Clerk reported that the bins will be in situ week commencing 18th November 2013.
 
5.10 CYCLE PATH NANT EIRIN
Proceeding - Councillor S. Kiff to check if work has been undertaken on the overgrowth.
 
5.11 TRAFFIC LIGHTS, TONYREFAIL SQUARE
Members were unhappy with RCTCBC reply dated 4th November, and it was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes a further letter stating that the problem needs to be addressed.
 
5.12 COMMUNITY HALL – PRICHARD STREET – GATES/BARRIER FOR CAR PARKS
Members noted RCTCBC letter dated 5th November.
 
5.13 ELY VALLEY ROAD – TRAFFIC CALMING IN RESPECT OF 40 MPH ZONE
As this location has been added to RCTCBC list for possible future schemes. It was
RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.14 ELY VALLEY ROAD – OVERGROWTH
Proceeding. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would chase RCTCBC on this matter.
 
6. CORRESPONDENCE
 
6.1 TONYREFAIL & DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB – THANK YOU LETTER – S137 LGA GRANT
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.2 TONYREFAIL & DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB – THANK YOU LETTER – BANNER
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.3 INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES – DRAFT ANNUAL REPORT FOR
2014/15
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.4 LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD - LLANGOLLEN 2014
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.5 CARDIFF CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS – INTRODUCTION
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.6 URDD GOBAITH CYMRU – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.7 NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES, CARMARTHENSHIRE - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.8 SHELTER CYMRU – S137 FINANCIAL GRANT APPLICATION
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.9 RCTCBC – COUNCIL TAX PRECEPT 2014-2015
It was RESOLVED: That the Budget/Precept meeting would take place immediately
after the December 2013 Monthly meeting of the council.
 
6.10 ONE VOICE WALES – TRAINING PROGRAMME 2014
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.11 BOBATH CYMRU – FINANCIAL SUPPORT
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.12 TONYREFAIL ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION – THANK YOU LETTER
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.13 TONYREFAIL WELFARE FOOTBALL CLUB – THANK YOU LETTER
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.14 MID RHONDDA MODELLING CLUB – THANK YOU LETTER
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.15 BOILER HUT – INTRODUCTORY EMAIL
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.16 ONE VOICE WALES – MOBILE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION AND B.T
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.17 RCTCBC – LANDLORD NEWSLETTER
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
6.18 RCTCBC – COMMUNITY BOUNDARY & ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS REVIEW – DRAFT PROPOSALS.
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their letter.
 
7. PLANNING
There were no objections nor observations made to any of the planning applications placed on this month’s agenda.
 
8. FOOTPATH REPORT
It was RESOLVED: To note and accept the Footpath Report for October 2013.
 
9. ACCOUNTS
 
9.1 ACCOUNTS PAID
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the paid accounts for October 2013.
 
9.2 HALF YEARLY BUDGET FIGURES
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the half yearly budget figures for April – September.
 
9.3 HALF YEAR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the half year statement of accounts for April – September.
 
10. TO RECEIVE: MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORT
 
10.1 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk had received a request from 2 residents to copy 3000 notices regarding RCTCBC cuts to the library service free of charge. A discussion took place and the council were very sorry but would have to decline owing to the issue of cost and the setting of a precedent to other organisations in the future who may also require photocopying free of charge.
 
However the Clerk was asked to place a notice on the Council’s website advising that
Consultation Forms are available from the Library and that they can be downloaded from
RCTCBC website for all the proposed cuts in Phase 1.
 
10.2 MEMBERS REPORT
Concern was raised over the bus stop locations on Waunrhydd Road which are opposite each other. It was stated that when both outward and inward buses are stopped at these locations it brings traffic to a standstill. The Clerk to include this issue in the letter to RCTCBC relating to item No. 5.11 above.
 
The Footpath at the side of Tref-y-Rhyg School is overgrown. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would arrange to meeting with Councillor B. Jenkins on site.
It was reported that the Bridge on the Footpath from the Kennels to Edmondstown was dangerous. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would have the bridge checked by a member of Staff. Problems associated with the Community Hall car park was discussed. The Clerk will act upon the information received.
 
It was mentioned that Capel Farm are to set up an Events/Entertainment Committee and have invited the Chairman to attend its first meeting. It was RESOLVED: That the Chairman would attend.
 
Flooding was reported at the side of The Rhondda Bowl and on Tyn-y-Bryn fields near the old cricket pavilion. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to RCTCBC on this matter.
 
Councillor N. Harding gave his apologies and left the meeting at 7.30 pm.
 
11. TO RECEIVE: MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETING
There was no report this month.
 
12. TRANE CEMETERY
 
12.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
Concern was raised over the issues of the water-course which could take up the majority of the land on offer. It was RESOLVED: That a meeting is called between the Developer, RCTCBC Planning Officers and the Council.
 
12.2 CEMETERY WALL
Proceeding
 
12.3 CEMETERY REQUIREMENTS
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk proceeds with the ordering of the Grave Covers, Shoring,Speed Braces and Protection Boards.
 
12.4 SHREDDER FOR TREES
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk obtains quotations for consideration by council.
 
13 ALLOTMENTS
Proceeding.
 
14 HEALTH AND SAFETY UP-DATE
 
14.1 TRAINING QUOTATION
It was also RESOLVED: To proceed with the training by Cemetery Training Services for the staff as per quotation.
 
14.2 FIRST AIDERS
A discussion took place as a further First Aider is required on the grounds of Health & Safety and the annual payment. It was RESOLVED: That a further First Aider is trained and that Status Quo prevails in relation to the annual payment to First Aid staff.
 
14.3 STAFFING
Proceeding.
 
15 PROJECTS
 
15.1 REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE
The Remembrance Day Parade and Service was extremely well supported and it was
RESOLVED: That a P.A. System is placed on the agenda and that the Clerk is to try and obtain a Marching Band for the next Remembrance Day Parade. The Clerk was asked to forward a letter of thanks to the Police for all their help and support.
 
15.2 CHRISTMAS EVENTS
It was RESOLVED: That a grotto is set up on the day and that Mr. Trevor Jones will lead the Carol Singing event. The Gentlemen’s Songsters will also perform on the evening. It was further RESOLVED: To decline the offer of a Town Crier.
 
15.3 SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER
A discussion took place and it was RESOLVED: That another venue is sought for the Christmas Dinner and the Clerk to make the relevant arrangements.
 
16. PUBLICITY, WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
 
16.1 SOCIAL MEDIA (FACE BOOK AND TWITTER)
Members were issued with a copy of the Social Media Policy.
 
16.2 OPEN PAGE
Proceeding
 
16.3 WEBSITE GRANT
Proceeding.
 
17. CHAIN OF OFFICE
Members were provided with quotations for a Chain of Office. It was RESOLVED: That no Chain of Office is purchased.
 
As it was 9.00 pm Standing orders were suspended in order that the
items placed on this month’ agenda could be completed.
 
18. RE-FILLING OF GRIT BINS FOR WINTER 2013/14
Owing to RCTCBC latest comments on Salt this year and that empty grit bins could be reported on RCTCBC website, it was RESOLVED: That this item is removed from the agenda.
 
19. TONYREFAIL LIBRARY – PROPOSED CLOSURE.
It was RESOLVED: That this item was discussed under Minute No. 10.1. No further discussion took
place.
 
20. OFFICE DOOR SHUTTER
It was RESOLVED: To defer this item until the next meeting.
 
21. TO APPROVE AND ADOPT DIGNITY AT WORK/BULLYING AND HARASSMENT POLICY
It was RESOLVED: To approve and adopt the above policy as presented to members.
 
22. SPRING BULBS
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk obtains prices for daffodils for next year and to re-agenda this item in the Spring.
 
23. BUS SHELTER REQUEST – COEDELY
A request had been received by the Residents Committee for a Bus Shelter in Coedely. It was RESOLVED: That this would be added to the list for consideration in the future.
 
24. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That the next meeting will take place on Thursday 12th December 2013 at the Community Hall, Prichard Street at 6.30 pm. Councillor G. Powell gave his apologies for the December meeting.
 
The meeting closed at 9.20 pm

Extraordinary meeting - 4th November 2013

Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held
on Monday 4th November 2013, at The Capel Farm Resource Centre, Tonyrefail which
commenced at 6.30 pm
 
PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. S. Stevens, G. Powell, H. Jones and Ms. Alexandra Davies.
 
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
IN THE ABSENCE OF THE CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN,
COUNCILLOR S. STEVENS WAS NOMINATED TO TAKE THE CHAIR.
 
1 APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Mrs. B. Jenkins (Family commitment), Mrs.Godfrey (Family commitment), N. Harding (Family commitment, A. Davies (Work commitment) and S. Kiff.
 
2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no disclosures of personal interest declared.
 
3. CHRISTMAS EVENT 2013
The meeting had been called as it was not possible to close off Mill Street for the carol singing. It was RESOLVED: That this would now take placed at Tonyrefail Leisure Centre on Monday 2nd December at 6.00 pm in the upstairs Function Room.
 
It was RESOLVED: That the small selection packs of chocolates are purchased from Blakemore’s in Talbot Green at a cost of 337.50 for 500. The Clerk to arrange sacks.
 
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the carol sheet presented by the Clerk.
 
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the Notice. The Clerk to ask Real Radio and GTFM if they would publicise the event.
 
Owing to the event taking place at the Leisure Centre it was RESOLVED: That the switch on of the Lamp-post features would take place on the same evening at 5.00 pm.
5 Corby band players are available between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm and it was RESOLVED: That a sum of 20.00 each would be made to cover their expenses.
 
It was RESOLVED: That the Chairman, Councillor S. Kiff would say a few words before the commencing of the carol singing. Councillor Greg Powell confirmed that representatives from The Gentlemen’s Songsters would be in attendance and that he would also arrange for someone to lead the singing.
 
Mr. W. Banfield is organizing the provision of the Christmas Trees for the local business on behalf of the Community Council and Mr. H Croad has advised the Clerk that the representatives from the local churches would also be attending.

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Rememberence Day Parade Committee meeting - 6th November 2013

Minutes of the REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE COMMITTEE MEETING of Tonyrefail& District Community Council held on Wednesday 6th November 2013 at The Capel Farm Resource Centre, Tonyrefail which commenced at 6.00 pm
 
PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. S. Kiff, S. Stevens, G. Evans, Mrs. K. Godfrey, PCSO A. Blackburn, Mrs. P. Griffiths (RBL), Mr. S. Jones (RBL), and Reverend Ruth Moverley,
 
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Mr. J. Kiff (RBL)
 
2. REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE
 
2.1 POLICING OF THE PARADE
PCSO Alan Blackburn confirmed that the policing of the parade was in hand.
 
2.2 DRUMMER
The Clerk had been informed that a Drummer was not available for the parade. S.
Stevens will put a request on Twitter.
 
2.3 RISK ASSESSMENT
A copy of the Risk Assessment from the Royal British Legion was given to the Clerk.
 
2.4 ORDER OF WREATH LAYING
The order of the wreath laying was discussed and when finalized will be given to
Reverend Ruth Moverley by Cllr. G. Evans.
 
2.5 PARKING
PCSO Alan Blackburn has finalized the parking with the School. It was agreed that cars
would park at one end and the parade will assembly at the other end. Notices to be
displayed. One space to be ‘coned’ off by the entrance to the cemetery in order that the
vehicle being used at the rear of the parade can park. PCSO Alan Blackburn to arrange
cones.
 
2.6 ORDER OF PARADE
The order of the parade was discussed and agreed and Paula Griffiths will liaise with Mr.
Rob Williams the Parade Marshall.
 
2.7 TO FINALISE ORDER OF SERVICE
With a few additional amendments, the order of service will be prepared by the Clerk.
 
2.8 P.A.SYSTEM/LOUD HAILER
The P.A. system had been collected from the School. An inverter has been purchased
and will be tested prior to the remembrance service. PCSO Alan Blackburn kindly
volunteered his vehicle to be used for the P.A. System via a cigarette lighter. Should it
not be raining an extension lead will be provided.
 

Extraordinary meeting for RCTCBC cutbacks - 25th November 2013

1Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on Monday 25th November 2013, at The Capel Farm Resource Centre, Tonyrefail which
commenced at 6.30 pm
 
PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. S. Skiff, S. Stevens, H. Jones, A. Davies, Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. K. Godfrey and Mrs. B. Jenkins.
 
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
1 APOLOGIES
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: N. Harding (other commitment), G. Evans (work commitment) and Ms. A. Davies (work commitment).
 
2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no disclosures of personal interest declared.
 
3. RCTCBC – PHASE 1 SERVICE CHANGE PROPOSALS
A discussion took place on whether or not to hold a Public Meeting in respect of the abovementioned. It was proposed that as a Public Meeting had already taken place in Thomastown and that RCTCBC has sufficiently publicised the Consultation in respect of the abovementioned proposals, and the Community Council has also publicised the Consultation on their website that no Public Meeting is held.
 
A vote took place and as follows: 5 Against a Public Meeting, 1 for and 1 Abstention. The Clerk was asked to record the Voting. It was RESOLVED: That no Public Meeting is held.
Whilst the Community Council understands that cuts have to be made, the Clerk was asked to forward a letter to RCTCBC in respect of the following:
 
(a). PRE-SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Concern was raised in respect of the serious implications for the parents and children, and on this basisnthe Community Council would ask that “Phased Admissions” are implemented as per Page 24 of the Consultation document.
 
(b). LIBRARY
Even though RCTCBC propose to provide an up-graded mobile Library it will not provide the Full Service currently available at Tonyrefail Library which offers a lot more than just the provision of books and as Tonyrefail is a Communities First area, the less privileged people need the extra facilities that Tonyrefail Library provides.
 
Tonyrefail Library also offers easy access and parking and also caters for the disabled.
The Community Council cannot understand that 3 Libraries in the Rhondda area with the same ‘factors considered’ (20) as Tonyrefail but the Rhondda Libraries remain open whilst Tonyrefail is to be closed?
 
(c). YOUTH AND E3 PROVISION
The Community Council is against any loss of Youth and E3 provision as this could result in more antisocial behaviour and youth annoyance.
 
The meeting closed at 7.40 pm
 
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