CLYNE AND MELINCOURT COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The Monthly Meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday 26th April 2017
Cllrs G. Francis (Chair), D. Rosser, NPT Cllr Des W Davies
Keith Thomas (Clerk)
Apologies for Absence
Cllr I. Jones
Declaration of Interest:
Approval of the Minutes for Cllrs D.W. Davies and D.Rosser
Drainage Issues at Wellfield
Ongoing discussion between resident and NPT drainage officer. Further discussion with Cllr DW Davies.
Cllr Davies advised Council that he planned to set up a meeting between the Dainage Officer, Mr Terry Davies and resident
PACT Surgery Meeting 13/04.17 @ 11.00 am Clyne Community Hall
Parking congestion at entrance to Ynys-yr-Afon; PCSO commented that it was an inconvenience not an obstruction since there are no restrictions in place by NPTCBC. Concerns raised over the safety of children playing in the street at this location. PCSO advised that drivers need to proceed with caution and give way where appropriate. PCSO to approach parents.
Parking etiquette at front of Community Hall, entrance to Ynys-yr-Afon. Courtesy given to hirer and Council members visiting the hall. Clerk to discuss with resident.
Following request from Bryn Terr Melincourt resident at the last meeting, PCSO will continue monitoring this area and appropriate action will be taken where appropriate.
Scobing exercises.. Exercises will continue. Planned for April
Advice to report abandoned vehicle: If you wish to anonymously report a vehicle that appears to be untaxed and used/kept on the public road you may submit the details electronically using this form.
NPTCB Enforcement Officers inspect vehicles that are reported by the public as having been abandoned, or those that they come across on their daily patrols of the Borough. If, the Enforcement Officer believes the vehicle has been abandoned they will affix a notice to the vehicle warning the owner they must contact us to claim the vehicle or move it, or the authority will remove it.
Health and safety concerns raised by Tonclwyda/Ynys-yr- Afon residents relating to a property marker at the rear boundary of 23 Tonclwyda.
Reported to Cllr DW Davies to consult with NPT. PCSO had raised with NPT Planning.
Street Lighting Access to Clyne Terrace
Problems continue in making the necessary improvements. Landowner reluctant to provide wayleave. Cllr Davies advised the meeting that the landowner had ignored approaches from NPT
Clerk continues to monitor the conditions at both parks and has undertaken minor repairs highlighted in the report. Bryn Golwg – Grass and trees have been cut. Surfaced play area weeded, litter and rubbish cleared in readiness for Clyne Community Group events Tuesday, 30th May and Saturday 1st July
Pen Y Cymoedd Micro Bid –
The Chair and Clerk had attended the launch in December and advised local organisation of the availability of grant support. Council are currently meeting with Clyne Community Group and Neath CVS, who plan to organise a community fun day at Clyne Community Hall . Events commenced with an Easter Event, Tuesday 11th Apr, 2017, which was very successful with 60 children and 40 adults in attendance. Clerk stewarded the event and prepared the Hall and cleared up after the activity and calendar of events planned for 17-18 include :
- Summer Fun Day, Saturday 8th July, 1.00 – 5.00pm
- Trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park, Saturday 12th August ,2017 (Pending outcome of application to Lottery Grant “Awards for All” 03/04/17)
- October Halloween Party
- Dec Christmas Party
- April 2018 for Easter Event
The events will be promoted throughout the community.
They have received confirmation from Gweinyddwr y Rhaglen / Programme Administrator that they have a received a grant “Awards for All” £2678.08 in the first round of community funding Tuesday 25th April.
Cronfa Gymunedol Fferm Wynt Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund
Ffôn/Tel: 01685 878785
Clyne Community Group – request permission to stage events at Bryn Golwg Park for Clyne Community Group events Tuesday, 30th May and Saturday 1st July. Council had been advised by insurer that the group would not be covered for these events and permission granted subject to the Group having their own insurance and operating within the guidelines of NPT Special Events Officer.
Group requested water jugs and mugs to be purchased for use at the Hall
The Following were elected without contest:
Des Davies, Gill Francis, Ian Claude Jones. Notices of Vacancies displayed in the community. One application received.
NPT Elections. Thursday 8th June, 2017. The staff manning the polling station noted the lack of usual facilities. The microwave oven was not available and fluorescent lighting needed to be replaced
Notice: One Voice Wales NPT Area Committee Meeting Wednesday 14th June at 7.00pm at Carnegie Hall, Skewen
NPT Democratic Services. Application to be reimbursed for website grant.
Report of Run Off from Ty Ddu Farm Field onto pavement bordering B4434 leaving pavement in slippery hazardous condition. Cllr D W Davies in consultation with Drainage Officer to contact landowner to clean ditch and NPT street care to clear pavement
- Public Forum
Complaint received from Resident of Japanese Knotweed on land fronting Moses Row and bordering Melincourt Brook. Cllr DW Davies to pursue with appropriate NPT Officers