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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 - September 2013

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held on Thursday 12th September 2013 at The Community Centre, Prichard Street, and Tonyrefail
which commenced at 6.30 pm
 
PRESENT: Councillors: Messrs. S. Kiff (Chairman), S. Stevens, H. Jones, A. Davies, G. Evans, N. Harding, G. Powell, Ms. Alexandra Davies, Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. B. Jenkins
 
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
 
1 APOLOGIES
No apologies for absence were received.
 
2. DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INTEREST
Councillor G. Evans declared an interest in Minute No. 10.2 (f). He is a member of the Church.
 
3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
The minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on Thursday 11th July, the minutes of Monthly meeting also held on Thursday 11th July and the minutes of the Remembrance Day Parade committee meeting held on Wednesday 11th September were all 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
It was RESOLVED: Clerk to arrange meeting.
 
5.2 TONYREFAIL SCHOOL – ASTROTURF FACILITY
Proceeding
 
5.3 EDMONSTOWN PARK FENCE
Member noted the reply from RCTCBC dated 30th July and the Clerk confirmed that the work had been completed. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.4 NANT-EIRIN STEPS
Members noted the reply from RCTCBC dated 30th July. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.5 RECYCLING BAGS – ADDITIONAL COLLECTION POINTS
The Clerk advised that re-cycling bags are now available in the Community Council office in Trane Cemetery. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk seeks clarification on the amount of recycling and waste bags that can be collected from each household.
 
5.6 TONYREFAIL SCHOOL – PRIZE GIVING EVENT
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk forwards a further letter to the School.
 
5.7 LLYS-YR-EFAIL - HANDRAILS
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk forwards a further letter to RCT Homes.
 
5.8 COEDELY – REQUEST FOR TRAFFIC MIRROR
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of the letter from the Welsh Government dated 5th August and to remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.9 COEDELY – BENCH
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk contacts RCTCBC in respect of the land concerned.
 
5.10 FLOWER BASKETS
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk would try to obtain a larger sample of the ‘artificial’ flower basket and that quotations are brought back to council for the supply of ‘Planters’
 
5.11 SOLAR FARMS
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of the letter from the Welsh Government dated 8th August and to remove this item from the agenda.
 
5.12 PENRHIWFER PILLARS
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of RCTCBC letter dated 29th July and that the Clerk writes to RCTCBC asking that the trees are removed/cut back on an urgent basis.
 
6. CORRESPONDENCE
 
6.1 ONE VOICE WALES – TRAINING PROGRAMME SEPT. – DEC. 2013
It was RESOLVED: To note the information.
 
6.2 NATIONAL RESOURCES WALES – REVIEW OF MAPS OF OPEN ACCESS
It was RESOLVED: To note their letter dated 5th August 2013.
 
6.3 ONE VOICE WALES – ‘SCAMS AND SWINDLES’ CAMPAIGN
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their email dated 24th July 2013.
 
6.4 ONE VOICE WALES – TRAINING COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2013
It was RESOLVED: To note the contents of their email dated 4th September 2013.
 
7. PLANNING
 
AGENDA ITEMS 7.1 – 7. 11
It was RESOLVED: That no objections or observations are made in respect of the above planning applications with the exception of Planning Application No. 13/0814/10. It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to RCTCB Planning Department raising the community councils’ concerns on access and egress.
 
8. FOOTPATH REPORT
It was RESOLVED: To note and accept the Footpath Report for September 2013.
 
9. ACCOUNTS
 
9.1 ACCOUNTS PAID
It was RESOLVED: To accept the paid accounts for July and August
 
10. TO RECEIVE: MEMBERS AND CLERKS REPORT
 
10.1 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk advised that the over-hanging trees on Tyn-y-Bryn Road which were causing an obstruction to pedestrians had been cut-back.
 
The Clerk reported that a reply had been received from Tonyrefail School in respect of litter problems and that this matter would be addressed by the Headteacher and Staff. The telephone box in Tyn-y-Bryn Road has still not been removed but the Clerk advised that she had contacted BT again and that they are awaiting contractors to undertake this work but it could still be sometime yet.
The Clerk reported that the footway adjacent to the allotment site in Llantrisant Road and Investiture Place had been cut back.
 
10.2 MEMBERS REPORT
The following issues were raised:
a). Tref-y-Rhug School – path opposite Red Cow public house – bushes over-grown and
pedestrian have to walk on the road.
b). Tref-y-Rhug School – No crossing patrol on Llantrisant Road.
c). Litter problems outside Prichard Street Community Centre.
d). A discussion took place on up-dating the website daily on Interments taking place at Tranecemetery but the majority of Councillors did not think it was appropriate owing to thesensitivity of the subject.
e). Litter Bin adjacent to Bus Shelter Heol Aneurin. The Clerk to write to RCTCBC again
f). St. David’s Church improvement to facilities. The Clerk to write a letter of
support.Councillor G. Evans declared an interest and took no part in the discussion.
(g) Cycle Path from Nant Eirin to the By-Pass over-grown. The Clerk to write to RCTCBC.
(h). It was also reported that the ‘Classic Car Rally’ is keen to come back to Tonyrefail.
(i) The Clerk was asked to write to RCTCBC in respect of traffic calming and street lighting
on a stretch of road in Coedely.
(j). Members were asked to look at the ‘St. David’s Awards’ on the website and to consider
names to be put forward from this Community.
(k). A discussion took place on a ‘Chain of Office’ for the Community Council. Quotes to be brought back to Council.
 
11. TO RECEIVE: MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE PACT MEETING
It was reported that at the last PACT meeting the public expressed an interested in the forthcoming Remembrance Day Parade.
 
12. TRANE CEMETERY
 
12.1 LAND ADJACENT TO TRANE CEMETERY
Proceeding
 
12.2 CEMETERY WALL
Proceeding
 
12.3 TREE SURVEY – REORT FROM ARB CONSULTANCY
It was RESOLVED: To note the Tree Survey.
 
12.4 TO CONSIDER EMBARKING ON A PROGRAMME OF REPLACEMENT TREE PLANTING.
It was RESOLVED: To refrain from planting any further trees at this time.
 
12.5 TO DISCUSS AND AGREE QUOTATIONS FOR TREE WORK
Proceeding.
 
13 ALLOTMENTS
 
13.1 PRICHARD STREET ALLOTMENTS
Proceeding.
 
13.2 ALLOTMENT COMPETITION
The Chairman reported on the prize-giving at the Tonyrefail Gardening Show and advised that there was a lot of positive feedback. Members thanked the Chairman for attending. The consideration of a ‘Banner’ for next year’s Gardening Show was discussed. Quotes to be obtained.
 
13.3 ALLOTMENT LAND REAR OF PEMBROKE STREET, THOMASTOWN
It was reported that the land was in the ownership of the individual house-holders. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
13.4 ALLOTMENT/GARDEN LAND – NANT EIRIN
Members noted the report from the Clerk. It was RESOLVED: To remove this item from the agenda.
 
14 HEALTH AND SAFETY UP-DATE
Proceeding
 
15 PROJECTS
 
15.1 REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE
A discussion took place. It was RESOLVED: That Councillor Austin Davies would sit on the Remembrance Day Parade Committee. It was also RESOLVED: To agree in principal to the Community Council printing an ‘Order of Service’.
 
15.2 CHRISTMAS EVENTS
It was RESOLVED: That a Special Meeting is held on 26th September 2013 at Thomastown Community Centre at 6.30 and that the Chamber of Trade is asked to attend at 7.00 pm.
 
16. PUBLICITY, WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
 
16.1 SOCIAL MEDIA (FACE BOOK AND TWITTER)
It was RESOLVED: That Councillor Alexandra Davies would forward a ‘Social Media Policy’ to the Clerk for discussion at the October meeting.
 
16.3 OPEN PAGE
Proceeding
 
17. STAFFING
 
17.1 2013/2014 SCALES AND ALLOWANCES
It was RESOLVED: To accept the revised Salary scales.
 
18. SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER 2013
Proceeding.
 
19. CAPEL-Y-TON
It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk writes to RCTCBC.
 
20. TO APPROVE:
i). THE ANNUAL RETURN FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2013
It was RESOLVED: To accept and approve the Annual Return.
ii. MAZARS LETTER DATED 24TH JULY 2013
It was RESOLVED: To accept and approve the letter.
 
21. WEBSITE – GRANT FUNDING
Councillor S. Kiff to look at way of improving and up-dating etc. of the website.
 
22. DATE AND VENUE OF NEXT MEETING
It was RESOLVED: That the next meeting will take place on Thursday 10th October 2013 at the Community Hall, Prichard Street at 6.30 pm.
 
The meeting closed at 20.30 pm

 

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