TINTERN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting of
Tintern Community Council held on
Chairman Cllr Mrs. Shewell.
Councillors: Mrs. Saunders, Mrs.
Members of the Public: PC Cowburn, Mr. C. Mackie, Mr. A. Parker, Mrs. H. Taylor, Mr. G. Jones, Mr. J. Simpson and Mr. R. Woods.
561 Police Report: PC Cowburn gave his report which included a deer fatality on the A466 south of the village which was not removed for several days.
562 Apologies: Cllr Smith and Cllr Williams.
563 Declarations of Interest: Cllr Hayward.
563a Public Forum: Mr. Parker reported on the condition of the road from Penterry to Tintern. Cllr Shewell replied that this had been reported a few months ago and we would contact the MCC again regarding it.
Mr. Parker also requested that he would like to see a copy of past and present minutes. It was agreed that this would be allowed. It is the intention to post a copy on the Tintern Website in future.
Taylor and Mr. Gary Jones reported on Mr. Alan Carter’s letter received at the
last meeting and which she had seen a copy of.
She read out to those present her reply and gave us a copy. Apparently the main concern in the letter is
the amount of water coming down
Mr. Roger Woods gave a report from Fryers Wharf Committee:-
They had met Pam Lloyd re grants, etc and agreed to keep in touch.
Also saw Andrew Blake from the AONB.
Also Sue Middleton, co-ordinator for Overlooking the Wye but they have no money
Had contacted all boat owners.
Contacted Matthew Fox, Welsh Water, but he did not want to see him – sent him
564 Minutes of the meeting of
565 Planning Applications: Removal of Condition 9 Barbadoes Cottage.
566 Approval of Accounts for Payment:
N. Hoskins £30.00
PlaySafety Ltd £81.80
AONB Trip (Cllrs Shewell & Saunders) £18.00
Ann Webb Clerk’s Expenses £40.91
MCC re Recycling, etc – passed to Chairman to make contact.
MCC re new website – Cllr Francis to test.
Janet Haines re training clerks/members – Clerk to contact her and ask where next course is. Cllr Shewell proposed Clerk write and accept the bursary and go on a course and also ask on behalf of councillors. Cllr Saunders seconded.
MCC re Charity Evening – Clerk to write and decline with thanks.
MCC re review of taxi ranks – note changes.
MCC re Highways Feedback – passed to Cllr Hoskins
MCC re Cabinet Meeting – nothing of interest to us.
MCC re Planning Training – Cllr Francis would like to go on 21st November. Clerk to ask Cllr Williams if he would like to attend too.
ARCS – filing only.
Local Health Board re AGM – filing, received too late.
CAB re AGM – filing, received too late.
568 Updates from previous meeting:
Cycle Track – Clerk had written to Sustrans but not yet had acknowledgement. Agreed to write again asking them to advise us of current situation. Cllr Francis reported that he had had a meeting for Tintern Business Community Development Association and met with Sustrans a couple of weeks ago. Apparently the whole scheme hinges on being able to construct a bridge across the river opposite Tintern Station and they have £75,000 to spend on this.
569 Beaufort Cottage: Cllr Saunders brought up the poor state of this property which is owned by Cadw. It was felt that we should ask them to tidy it up. Cllr Webb felt it would make a good Tourist Information Centre. Cllr Saunders proposed we write to Cadw and say we are not happy with its condition. Cllr Hayward seconded.
570 Abbotswood: At an earlier meeting it had been queried what building works were going on there but we never had a response to our letter to MCC. Cllr Hoskins proposed we write again and Cllr Saunders seconded.
571 Report from meeting re Fryers Wharf:
Cllrs Shewell, Francis & Hayward went to the meeting. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman had been told to set up a proper body to look into it which they were doing.
573 Condition of over-hanging branches over roads: Many are over-hanging throughout the village and Cllr Shewell reported that a member of the public had complained about the condition of the road. The Council are supposed to ask owners to cut back if over-hanging and if they do not will do it themselves and charge the householder accordingly. The exit from Sylvan View is particularly bad. Cllr Shewell proposed and Cllr Saunders seconded writing to MCC and Cllr Webb suggested addressing it to Mark Watkins as he is supposed to be looking into the matter. She will remind him. A meeting with two council members was also suggested by Cllr Shewell (Cllrs. Saunders and Hoskins offered). Clerk to write letter.
574 Dustbin Lorries in Sylvan View: Sue Ball had sent a report into the meeting to be read out in her absence, one of which was about insufficient parking in Sylvan View and also inability to turn in the road. This is mainly because there are too many vehicles parked in Sylvan View. The small piece of land at the end by the old allotments could be used but would probably be too expensive. Cllr Hoskins reported that when the old-peoples bungalows were built MCC should have reinstated the road to Roger Woods but this was never done. Agreed that Clerk write to Monmouthshire Housing Association and ask if they could address the parking problems in SylvanView.
575 Forestry Commission Tree slipping: Cllr Shewell proposed and Cllr Hoskins seconded that clerk writes to the Forestry Commission (R. Gable) and ask them to remove the felled trees and repair the promenade fence.
576 Rose & Crown Gabion Baskets: Cllr Saunders reported that these will be fine given time.
577 Pavement Near Brockweir Bridge Subsiding: Clerk to write to MCC Highways and draw their attention to it.
578 Barbadoes Hill Pond: There are various concerns regarding the proposals to dig a pond at this property. Cllr Saunders said that if it is dug in the field this is an SSI and they should be informed. Cllr Shewell advised that MCC Planning should be advised as if it is of a size large enough to warrant a planning application they should be informed given the sensitive structure of the hillside. Clerk to write to them.
579 Green Shed at
580 Clerk’s Contract: To be discussed at end of meeting.
581 Signage for
582 Refuse Bins
583 Reports from outside bodies:
Village Hall – no representative present.
Friends of Tintern – Cllr Hoskins advised us that there was a meeting that night and we are to expect a letter in response to our request following our last meeting.
Tintern Business Forum – Cllr Saunders attended a meeting and reported that all is very positive. They are forming a proper association to apply for grants. Cllr Francis said they had applied for £4000 to cover the cost of signs and maps.
Reports from Sub-Committees:
Finance – On this committee at present are Cllrs Shewell & Saunders. Cllr Shewell proposed Cllr Hayward join them and Cllr Hoskins seconded. They will be meeting again before the next meeting and report back. Cllr Shewell passed around a provisional assessment of figures to be discussed at the October meeting. Cllr Webb reported that she had spoken to the Auditor and this was in hand.
Business & Tourism – They have not had a formal meeting but Cllr Francis asked what TCC’s plan is for it. Cllr Shewell felt that they ought to have another meeting before the TCC’s next meeting.
Survey 2006 – Cllr Hoskins advised that Cllr Floyd had said that the sub-committee had met and having received the information they had perused it. They are having another meeting to discuss their plan.
584 Any Other Business: Filing Cabinet – Problems had been encountered having this delivered to the new Clerk. Cllr Shewell reported that it had been delivered to her house.
She thanked Mr. Gregory for delivering it.
Sue Ball sent a note with several concerns:-
Items 5 & 6 already discussed earlier in the agenda.
Items 1 & 2 – Cllr Hayward reported that someone is clearing the drains. Simon Morgan has complained about the drain collapsing.
Clerk to write to Martin Evans, Drainage Officer re Items 1, 2 & 4.
Item 3 – Clerk to write to Forestry Commission and ask them to restore the hillside following logging activities.
585 Date of next Meeting:
There being no further business the meeting closed at . A private session followed when the new Clerk’s contract was discussed.