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April 2013

Minutes of Monthly Meeting of Llangunnor Community Council held in 'Yr Aelwyd', Tregynnwr at 6.30pm on Thursday 18th April 2013.

PRESENT: Councillor GP Bevan (Chair), DE Williams, S Howells, RO Griffiths, P Totterdale, S Thomas, DJ Watson, A West, L Whatley.

APOLOGIES: Councillors A Jones, G Lloyd, Sandra Thomas

1.Chair's Announcements

No announcements


Resolved to approve as a correct record the minutes of the monthly Council meeting held on 21st March 2013 (minute 0413-2) Proposed by Cllr A West and seconded by Cllr D Watson.

Matters raised/resolved outside meetings: March/April 2013.

a) Pavement at Parc y Swn - CCC 'I'll ask the boys to feather the edges off, hopefully one day next week (we should have some tarmac left over after we constructed the new traffic calming ramps in Heol Blaengwastod).' Also from CCC - 'Sorry but I assume the request relates to a provision of a 'new' footpath to join up with the existing path nearby which unfortunately falls outside the highway maintenance division's remit. - I can only suggest you contact Mr Simon Charles (01267 228134) from the Transportation Department who usually deals & priorities such requests.' Email sent but no response to date.
b) South Wales Trunk Agency - awaiting responses/CCC will provide statistics of traffic movement when available.
c) Entrance to Park - awaiting response from CCC Cllr Griffiths was very concerned about lack of any action on this matter and it was unanimously Resolved that the Clerk write to CCC reiterating the Community Council's concern, he also write to the Health and Safety Executive regarding the matter. It was also agreed that a letter be sent to the Ministry of Transport asking that motorcycles undertaking instruction/being tested avoid the park area.
d) Condition of New Road 'signs' - noted by CCC will be redone.
e) Request for new occupants in Llangunnor - Clerk reported that both Council Tax and Electoral Services had declined to provide information. Copies of emails to be forwarded to Cllr Watson.

3. To consider the introduction of a 'Welcoming Pack'

The current edition was circulated, it was agreed that Cllr Whatley co-ordinate any changes. Amendments to include: changing Chair's details, removing reference to Papur Plwyf. Any further amendments to be forwarded before next meeting. Copy of summary of Estyn report on school to be included in 'pack'

5. Ratify accounts for 12/13

Copies of the accounts were circulated. Clerk confirmed there were approximately £4000 of 12/13 invoices not received in time to show in accounts. Following a discussion it was Resolved (minute 0413-5) proposed Cllr Selwyn Thomas and seconded by Cllr P Totterdate that the Council accept the accounts as submitted and that they be passed to the Auditor (Mr Lyn Llewelyn)

6. Confirm arrangements for the Annual Meeting 9th May.

Three estimates were received (attached) and it was Resolved (minute 0413-6) proposed by Cllr D Watson and seconded by Cllr E Williams that the lowest estimate submitted by Carys Hall be accepted. The following amendments were made to the invitation list: Aelwyd be represented by the Residents and Tenants Association, the next residents alphabetically (street) from the Neighbourhood watch be invited.

7. Consider applications for financial support

It was unanimously resolved (minute 0413-7) that the following be supported:

Organisation Supported (£) Amount
Wales Air Ambulance Yes 50.00
Cruse Care (West Wales Area) No 0.00
British Red Cross Yes 50.00
Carmarthenshire Disability Coalition for Action Yes 50.00

8. Reports from Members Representing the Council on other Bodies

None Received

9. Approve Schedule of Accounts March/April 2013

It was resolved (minute 0413-9) proposed Cllr R Griffiths and seconded Cllr S Howell that the following be approved.

A) Council is requested to consider and approve the following items of expenditure:

Payee Info (£) Amount
E Williams Bus Shelters (31/03/13) 55.00
Playing Field (31/03/13) 75.00
C.J. Thomas Salary - April 2013 526.40
Office Allowance - April 2013 80.00
IT Allowance - April 2013 25.00
CCC New Bus Stop 2250.00
Community Council Elections 618.21
HMRC 4th Quarter 12/13 Payment 422.37
One Voice Wales Annual Subscription 288.00

B) Council to note receipt of income: No Income

10. Correspondence and agree responses (minute 0413-10)

No Date Nature of Correspondence Agreed Action
1 March 2013 Shelter Cymru - notification of advice sessions on Housing for over 50's. Noted.
2 March 2013 CCC - flyer regarding the dangers of discarded needles. Noted
3. April 2013 CCC - consultation on Nantycaws completed, no objections, final amendments to plans, work to start 'end of May/beginning of June'. Noted
4 April 2013 Residents of Bolahaul Road continuing with writing to different agencies/representatives. Noted

11. Any Other Business

a) The speed sign outside no 3 Haulfryn not in convenient position - Clerk to contact CCC
b) Sign into Tregynnwr still causing confusion (medication delivered to wrong address)
c) Cleaning required to bridge
d) Pensarn - issues raised to be placed on agenda of next meeting. In the meantime Clerk to look through previous correspondence with Dave Gilbert and contact 'Charlies' regarding 'path' from Pensarn into 'Focus'.
e) Still concern regarding speeding traffic on Babell Hill - await completion of current scheme.
f) Buses still having trouble turning into Tregynnwr.
g) Traffic speed in Llangunnor Road to be placed on agenda of next meeting.
h) KFC appear to be advertising in telephone box in Llangunnor.

12. Date of next meeting

Next meeting will be held on Thursday 16th May 2013 at 6:30pm.

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