RESOLVEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The Monthly Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday 4th July 2019 at 5.30pm in the Community Centre.
Mr N. Francis Vice Chairman/Cadeirydd
Mr. T. Jones, Mr B. Roberts, Mr K. Sims, Mr I. Ace, Mr A. Jones
County Councillor Dean Lewis.
Mrs C. Payne.
Prior to the meeting the members were pleased to welcome County Councillor Dean Lewis, Mr Matthew Young, Mr Stephen Hunt and Mr Peter Marshall and Mr Jamie Leslie of Muirhall Energy. It is with regret that the current planning application for the Melin Court Wind Farm Project has been rejected, however following a meeting with the planners the representatives of Muirhall were encouraged and hope to have the updated application approved sometime in the middle of next year. This is a massive opportunity for the villages of Resolven and Clyne and has the full support of both Community Councils.
When the project reaches development stage it is hope to hold an exhibition for the locality.
The Chair and members were sorry to note the resignation of Mrs Brenda John and would like to thank her for all her hard work over the last 6 years
61/19 Apologies for Absence/Ymddiheuriadau am absenoldeb
Mr A Morgan
62/19 Declarations of Interest/Datganiad o ddiddordeb personol
There were no declarations of interest
63/19 County Councillors Report and Matters Arising
Matters arising – Street Sign for Llys Bethania – ongoing
Issues raised by Members
The railings at the bottom of Glyncastle are in need of repair and Council owned railings need to be identified and painted.
The benches along the B4242 are also in need of repair/painting
The members advised that they had strong objections to the Farmers Arms planning application and had made these objections known to NPT.
The request for a viewing mirror on the square and on Commercial Road/Ynysfach Avenue Junction
64/19 Minutes of the previous Meeting/Cofnodion y Cyfarfod Diwethaf
The Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 5th June 2019 were accepted as a true record.
65/19 Clerk’s report and Council Matters Arising/Materion yn codi o’r cofnodion ac adroddiad
The Clerks report was presented and approved
66/19 Baby swings in Park – The cradle swings in the park are in need of replacing.
Resolved to replace swings as soon as possible
67/19 New headed paper
The new headed paper with our new logo and design has been approved
68/19 Opinion survey for Abergarwed
Before making any decision on the park in Abergarwed it was proposed that a survey of the residents surrounding the area be canvassed for their opinions. A draft survey was drawn up and members made minor alterations. This will now be printed and delivered by the Abergarwed members.
69/19 Tennis courts in the MUGA
Following the recent decision to make the tennis court in the MUGA for free, a request was received by a tennis coach to use the courts to train others for a charge. This was politely declined as this is an informal arrangement for the children of Resolven
70/19 Donation to V trees Festival – this has now been cancelled
71/19 Business cards for members – It was proposed to look into the cost of this
72/19 Correspondence Received
Letters from Mr N Place and Mrs D Stroud re Council vacancies
73/19 Sub-Committee Reports
Parks/Environment/Hall committee – Parks and Environment – The minutes of the last meeting on 12th June 2019 were accepted as a true record. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 17th July at 6pm at the pavilion
P2019/5001 – 5 Ynys fach Avenue, Resolven. – single storey extension – no objections
P2019/5061 – Melin Court Wind Farm– non material amendment to increase tip height of wind turbines – No objections and application fully supported
P2019/5070 – Farmers Arms – change of use from public house to a dwelling – Members raised several objections to this application and NPT have been informed.
P2019/5153– Land Adjacent to 1 Neath Road – detached 2 storey dormer bungalow – No objections
P2019/5131 – Resolven Public Toilets Car Park adjacent to A465 – Conversion of existing toilets in to a cafe and retention of toilets. – No objections
P2019/5162 – 24 Ynysfach Avenue – single storey rear extension – no objections
Finance/Funding – The minutes of last meeting on 20th June 2019 were accepted as a true record.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 18th July at 11.30am
Community Tool Bank – It was agreed to hold for further discussion
74/19 Vice -Chairman’s Report
Cllr Francis advised he would be attending the carnival and wished them every success.