RESOLVEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The Monthly Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 6pm
The meeting was held on a remote basis in accordance with the provisions of The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020, these regulations remain in force until 30th April 2021, or earlier if repealed. These regulations temporarily supersede those of Resolven Community Council Standing Orders for meetings.
Mr. N. Francis – Chairman/Cadeirydd
Mr. A Jones, Mr. T. Jones, Mr. A. Morgan, Mr N. Place, Mr P. Thomas
County Member/Aelod o’r Cyngor Sir
Mr. Dean Lewis
Mrs. C. Payne.
Prior to the meeting a minute silence was held in memory of Cllr Rob Roberts who sadly passed away recently. Our condolences to Sandra and the family at this sad time.
The Chair also welcomed to the Community Council new member for Abergarwed
Mr Peter Thomas
29/21 Apologies for Absence/Ymddiheuriadau am absenoldeb
Mr. I Ace, Mr. G Evans, Ms. K. Kulik, Mr. K. Sims, Mrs. D. Stroud.
30/21 Declarations of Interest/Datganiad o ddiddordeb personol
No declarations received.
31/21 County Councillor/Cynghorydd Sirol
Cllr Lewis reported that he had recently spoken to Muirhall Energy Ltd regarding the proposed wind farm project and they are still waiting for planning permission for the larger turbines.
Issues raised by Community Councillors
The Neath and Tenant Canal Trust have contacted the Community Council to express their concern that NPT Council are proposing to demolish the Aberdulais aqueduct.
The Aqueduct is nearly 200 years old and a listed Ancient Monument, built to cross the River Neath joining the Neath canal to the Tennant canal. It is an iconic feature of the South Wales Canals and the third longest aqueduct in Wales, It was damaged in Storm Dennis and overtopped again this year. It is desperately in need of repair to prevent further damage and hopefully it will be restored in due course so that it may be used by boats. If nature is allowed to take its course it will be breached and be beyond repair.
Members also expressed their concern by this decision and will lobby NPT to reconsider.
32/21 Minutes of the previous Meeting/Cofnodion y Cyfarfod Diwethaf
The Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 4th February 2021 were accepted as a true record.
33/21 Clerk’s report and Council Matters rising/Materion yn codi o’r cofnodion ac adroddiad y Clerc.
The Clerks report was presented and approved. No issues were raised.
34/21 Proposal of Glynneath Town Council and
Cllr Simon Knoyle re NPT Leader Funding
NPTCBC is in the process of driving Leader funding objectives to promote and develop rural communities. Glynneath Town Council has contacted Blaengwrach and Resolven Community Councils with the proposal that as we share common objectives the councils join together to seek funding for a fixed term project co-ordinator, to look at our region as a whole, and work with the 3 councils to develop projects and find the necessary funding.
This proposal was discussed in full following recommendation by the finance committee
Resolved to agree to the proposal to combine with Glynneath and Blaengwrach to fund a project co-ordinator
No correspondence received to date.
35/21 Sub-Committee Reports –
The minutes of the meeting held on 10th February were accepted as a true record there were no matters arising.
Planning Application P2021/0061 – 8 Nant Y Gleisiad, Resolven – Part single/part 2 story front, rear and side extensions and new roof to existing single story rear extension
No objections recorded .
Finance Committee –
The minutes of the meeting held on 11th February were accepted as a true record there were no matters arising
36/21 Chairman’s Report.
The Chairman expressed is condolences to the family of Cllr Rob Roberts
37/21 Councillors Reports
Cllr Trefor Jones gave reports from The Public Service Board and One Voice Wales
The next virtual meeting will be held on Thursday 1st April 2021 at 6pm