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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 - November 2014

MINUTES of the MONTHLY MEETING of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on THURSDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2014 at the Community Hall Prichard Street, Tonyrefail which commenced at 6.30 pm.
 
PRESENT: Councillors: S. Kiff, S. Stevens, G. Powell, D. O. Jones, N. Harding, G. Evans, Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. C. Edwards and Mrs. K. Godfrey.
 
In attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
In the absence of the Chairman,
The Vice Chairman Councillor D. Roberts took the Chair.
 
 
1). APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
 
1.1 APOLOGIES SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED
A verbal apology was submitted for Councillor Alexandra Davies (Work
commitment in the U.S) and Councillor Austin Davies (Prior engagement).
 
1.2). APOLOGIES NOT SUBMITTED
None.
 
2). DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no personal interests declared in matters pertaining to the agenda.
 
3). MINUTES
 
3.1 TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE REMEMBRANCE DAY
COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 28th OCTOBER 2014
Members noted the above minutes.
 
3.2 TO APPROVE AND CONFIRM THE MINUTES OF:
The minutes of the Monthly Meeting and the Grants Meeting both held on
Thursday 11th September 2014, the minutes of the Events Committee Meeting
held on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 were all confirmed and approved as a
correct record.
 
With the amendment of Minute No. 6.1 of the Remembrance Day Committee
Meeting held on Tuesday 28th October 2014 to read June 2015 the minutes
were confirmed and approved as a correct record.
 
4). PUBLIC BREAK
There were no members of the public present.
 
5). MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
 
5.1 STREAM CONTAMINATION NEAR LLYS TYLCHA FAWR
It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda
 
5.2 PROVISION OF BUS SHELTERS
The Clerk advised that she had spoken with Bridgend Groundwork and that at
this time there were no 2nd hand bus shelters available.
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk obtains a quotation for a bus shelter to be
sited in Bryngolau which will also include the cost of the site preparation.
 
5.3 COUNCIL FACE BOOK MANAGEMENT
It was RESOLVED: That both Councillors S. Stevens and Alexandra Davies would have the responsibility of the Face book and Twitter accounts on behalf of the Community Council.
 
5.4 FILLING OF SALT BINS FOR 2014/15
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 3rd November 2014 advising that the refilling/renewing of salt bins is underway.
The Clerk was asked to contact RCTCBC in respect of a replacement bin for Garth Street, Coedely.
 
5.5 SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL – TREF-Y-RHUG SCHOOL
Council were disappointed again with the response from RCTCBC letter
dated 8th October 2014. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to the
Tonyrefail County Borough Councillors, Mick Antoniw A.M and Owen Smith M.P.
5.6 VILLAGE/SPEED SIGN – COEDELY
Members noted the contents of an email from Mr. Hayes and it as RESOLVED:
That in light of the comments made in the email that the Clerk write to RCTCBC
on this matter.
 
5.7 MEMBER SERVICES HOTLINE
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of an email from RCTCBC dated 23rd
October advising that the Member Services Hotline for Borough Councillors was not available for Community Councillor use.
 
5.8 SHARING AN APPRENTICE
It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
6. CORRESPONDENCE
 
6.1 RCTCBC – FENCING TO REAR OF CWMLAI SCHOOL TONYREFAIL
Following a complaint by the Community Council to RCTCBC the work on the
fencing to the rear of Cwmlai School has been replaced.
 
6.2 RHONDDA CYNON TAFF TOWN TWINNING ASSOCIATION
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.3 WELSH GOVERNMENT – THE REVIEW OF DESIGNATED LANDSCAPES IN WALES
It was RESOLVED: To note the information in their letter dated 14th October.
 
6.4 RCTCBC – COUNCIL TAX PRECEPTS 2015- 2016
It was RESOLVED: That the Budget and Precept Meeting would be held
immediately after the December Monthly meeting which will take place on
Thursday 11th December 2014 if the Tax base has been received in time from
RCTCBC.
 
6.5 TONYREFAIL & DISTRICT U3A – THANK YOU LETTER
It was RESOLVED: To note their letter dated 11th October.
 
6.6 INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL FOR WALES – DRAFT
ANNUAL REPORT
It was RESOLVED: To note the Annual Report.
 
6.7 PLANNING AID WALES – COMMUNITY PLANNING SEMINAR – 18TH
NOVEMBER 2014
It was RESOLVED: To note the details of the Seminar
 
6.8 KEITH EVANS SOLICITORS – TRANSFER OF BUSINESS TO
ABERGAVENNY
It was RESOLVED: To note the new business address.
 
6.9 MID RHONDDA MODELLING CLUB – THANK YOU LETTER
It was RESOLVED: To note their letter dated 21st October.
 
6.10 NATURAL RESOURCES WALES - TREE IN WALES’ TOWNS AND CITIES
It was RESOLVED: To note the information in their letter dated 20th October.
 
6.11 RCTCBC – PROPOSALS TO REORGANISE SCHOOL PROVISION IN THE RHONDDA AND TONYREFAIL AREA
Councillors were disappointed with the proposals and it was RESOLVED: That
the Clerk writes to the 3 County Borough Councillors for Tonyrefail, Mr Owen
Smith M.P and Mr. Mick Antoniw A.M as the Community Council feels that Welsh Medium Education needs to be addressed to incorporate the capacity identified in a previous report of 390.
 
6.12 SOUTH WALES FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE – PUBLISHED STAGE 2
IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2013/14 REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK.
It was RESOLVED: To note the email information dated 31st October.
 
7. PLANNING
With the exception of Planning Application 14/1324/13 there were neither objections nor observations made in respect of any of the other applications placed on this month’s agenda.
 
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to RCTCBC in respect of 14/1324/13 objecting on the grounds of Access and Egress, Natural Wildlife, Drainage and that the planning application is outside of the settlement boundary.
 
8. FOOTHPATHS
 
8.1 TO RECEIVE FOOTPATH REPORT FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014
It was RESOLVED: To note the reports.
 
8.2 FOOTPATH NO. 63
Following a site meeting with Councillors S. Stevens, G. Powell and RCTCBC
Footpath Officer, Footpath No. 63 will be re-opened.
 
8.3 FOOTPATH NO. 45 – LEWIS ARMS ROAD – GATE LOCKED
It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda as there is no locked
gate on this footpath.
 
9. ACCOUNTS: TO ACCEPT AND APPROVE:
 
9.1 ACCOUNTS PAID SEPTEMBER
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the accounts paid for September.
 
9.2 ACCOUNTS PAID OCTOBER
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the accounts paid for October.
 
9.3 TO ACCEPT  YEARLY ACCOUNTS
It was RESOLVED: To approve and accept the Budget report and the Monthly Statement of accounts as at 30th September 2014.
 
10. TO RECEIVE: MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORTS
 
10.1 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk had nothing to report this month.
 
10.2 MEMBERS REPORT
 
The following items were reported:
a). Issue with culvert opposite Penrhiwfer Church. The Clerk was asked to write to the County Borough Councillors to ask that they address this concern with
RCTCBC.
 
b). Lewis Arms Road – road re-surfacing had been carried out outside of 5 cottages but 4 cottages with elderly residents have not had the road outside of their properties re-surfaced. The Clerk was asked to write to the County Borough Councillors to ask that they address this concern with RCTCBC.
 
c). Ely Valley Road – some lighting columns not lit at night. The Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC.
 
d). 2 Footpath signs need replacing. The Clerk was asked to write to the Footpath Officer.
 
e). RCTCBC – Black Bag Collection. It was reported that as there is now a limit on the amount of black bags that residents can use for refuse that Fly Tipping has increased. Concern was also raised with Fly Tipping by builders whereby
Builders Rubble and Asbestos has been ‘dumped’. The Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC with the council’s concerns.
 
f). Councillor K. Godfrey gave an interesting report on her attendance at the
unveiling of a memorial for the late John Hopla in the Heritage Centre in
Trehafod. Mr. Hopla was the leader of the Tonypandy Riots.
 
g). Traffic Calming Measures – Speed Camera outside of Thomastown Community Centre. The Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC.
 
h). A report was given on the recent meeting with the Chamber of Trade in respect of parking issues in Tonyrefail.
i). A report was given on the Funding required for Penrhiwfer Church.
 
11. TO RECEIVE: MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETING
It was reported that Parking problems and illegal parking were issues that were raised at the last PACT meeting.
 
COUNCILLOR G. EVANS GAVE HIS APOLOGIES AND LEFT THE MEETING
 
12. TRANE CEMETERY:
 
12.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
The Clerk had received a telephone call today from the Developer advising that progress is being made and subject to all documents being signed and approved prior to the RCTCBC Planning Meeting on the 18th December the land swap would proceed.
 
12.2 CEMETERY WALL
The Clerk had spoken with the Developer today and he would chase this matter up.
 
13. ALLOTMENTS:
 
13.1 HARD STANDING ADJACENT TO PRICHARD STREET ALLOTMENTS
It was RESOLVED: To note and accept the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 24th September 2014.
 
13.2 PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
It was RESOLVED: That the Allotment Committee would meet in 2015 to discuss this item.
 
13.3 INDIVIDUAL ALLOTMENT SITE TENANCY AGREEMENTS AND
CONSTITUTIONS
It was RESOLVED: That the Allotment Committee would meet in 2015 to discuss this item.
 
13.4 TO REVIEW COMMUNITY COUNCIL’S TENANCY ALLOTMENT AGREEMENT
It was RESOLVED: That the Allotment Committee would meet in 2015 to discuss this
item.
13.5 BARBED WIRE – TYLCHA WEN
It was RESOLVED: That the Allotment Committee would meet in 2015 to discuss thisitem.
 
14. HEALTH & SAFETY – DATE OF SITE MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That the Health & Safety Committee would meet in 2015.
 
15. PROJECTS
 
15.1 CHRISTMAS EVENT 2014 – SEE MINUTES OF EVENTS COMMITTEE HELD ON 11TH SEPTEMBER 2014 AND 22ND OCTOBER 2014.
A discussion took place on the Events Poster for Saturday 6th December 2014. It was RESOLVED: That the Community Council would undertake the cost of the printing of the revised Poster.
 
The Clerk provided Members with the Agenda for the next Events Committee meeting to be held on Thursday 20th November at Capel Farm at 7.00 pm.
 
15.2 SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER 2014
The Clerk advised that tickets will be on sale at the Community Hall, Prichard Street on Tuesday 18th and Tuesday 25th November between the hours of 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.
 
16. PUBLICITY:
 
16.1 NEWSLETTER
It was RESOLVED: To defer until 2015.
 
17. REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014 – REPORT
 
17.1 REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE AND SERVICE
A report was given on the Parade and the service held on Remembrance Sunday and Council wanted to thank Mr. Kevin Harrison the Cemetery Supervisor for all his help on the day.
 
17.2 ST. GEORGE’S METHODIST WAR MEMORIAL CHURCH
Further to the Clerk obtaining further information in respect of a plaque being erected by RCTCBC on Armed Forces Day in 2015 and after liaising with Councillors no plaque will be erected by the Community Council and no parade took place from St. George’s this year.
 
18. HAND RAILS – LLYS YR EFAIL
It was RESOLVED: To note the email from Hafod Housing advising that the handrail requested by the Community Council some time ago will be installed as soon as possible
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19. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 
19.1 THOMASTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE – DEFERRED FROM SEPTEMBER
As no Grant form had been submitted, it was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
19.2 TONYREFAIL SCHOOL TEA DANCE – DEFERRED FROM SEPTEMBER MEETING
Owing to the lack of ticket sales the Tea Dance had been cancelled.
 
19.3 REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – PAST CARERS GROUP RCT
It was RESOLVED: That no financial assistance is awarded to this organisation
 
19.4 REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - PERKIN ELMER SHORT GREEN BOWLS CLUB
As no Balance Sheet had been submitted, it was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
19.5 REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD
It was RESOLVED: That no financial assistance is awarded to this organisation
 
19.6 BOBATH CHILDREN’S THERAPY CENTRE WALES
It was RESOLVED: That a grant of 150 is awarded to this organisation under S137 of the LGA 1972.
 
20. MOUNTAIN VIEW – MAINTENANCE OF PLAYING FACILITIES
An email had been received from a concerned resident in respect of the lack of maintenance of the playing facilities at Mountain View by the Developer Taylor Wimpey.
 
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to RCTCBC in order for them to pursue this issue with
the developer.
 
21 REQUEST FOR DIGITAL SPEED SIGN: COLUMN NO. 17 ABOVE HAFOD WEN LLANTRISANT ROAD, TONYREFAIL
A request had been made for the abovementioned. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk write to RCTCBC to accommodate this request and to also request that other sites in the Community Council area has use of this facility.
 
22. SCHOOL GOVERNOR VACANCIES
 
22.1 CWMLAI
It was RESOLVED: That Councillor Shawn Stevens would represent the Community Council as a School Governor at Cwmlai.
 
22.2 TONYREFAIL PRIMARY SCHOOL
It was RESOLVED: That Councillor Clare Edwards would represent the Community Council as a School Governor at Cwmlai.
 
22.3 WILLIAMSTOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL
It was RESOLVED: That Councillor Dan Owen Jones would represent the Community Council as a School Governor at Williamstown.
 
23. TO AGREE: DATE & VENUE OF NEXT MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That the next Monthly Meeting of the Community Council would be held on Thursday 11th December 2014 at the Community Hall, Prichard Street, Tonyrefail at 6.30 pm.
 
The meeting closed at 8.15 pm.

 

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