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Cofnodion Cyngor/Council Minutes

Minutes - (Remote) - January 2021

MINUTES OF A REMOTE BORTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON
MONDAY 4th JANUARY 2021 AT 19.00HRS
 
Present:    Chairperson:                     H Hughes
                                                            C Bainbridge                                                               
                                                            R Dalton                                                                                 
                                                            J James            
                                                            G B Jones
                                                            A J Morris
                                                            D Pryce Jones
                                                            D Tweedy                                                        
In Attendance:  County Cllr:             R P Quant
                                   Clerk:               M Walker                     
                                                            4 Members of the Public. 
 

APOLOGIES

198. Cllrs R Davies and M Griffiths.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

199.  None.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

200. To remind Cllrs concerning of any matters of interest that may arise during the meeting. 

MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING

201. It was resolved to confirm the minutes of the remote monthly meeting held on 7 December 2020 as being a true record. Proposed by Cllr Bainbridge and seconded by Cllr Tweedy.  All members voted in favour.

MATTERS ARISING

202. Road Closure at Dolybont.  Minute 174.  Ongoing.

203. Broken bench at Heol Aberwennol.  Minute 175.  Dealt with under County Cllr report.

CORRESPONDENCE

204.  Coronavirus.  Regular updates from One Voice Wales, Welsh Government and Ceredigion County Council.

205.  One Voice Wales, Welsh Government and Ceredigion County Council.  All correspondence received during the month has been forwarded to all Councillors by e-mail.  No issues were raised.

206.  Other Correspondence.  Ecodyfi, Ceredigion Citizens Advice-Rural Reach Project, Cylch y’r Iaith and Seasons Greetings from the Police & Crime Commissioner. No issues were raised and no action required.

207.  Audit Wales.  A document has been produced on the introduction of the new three year programme for the audit of community and town councils. Borth CC will have a basic audit for years 2020-21 and 2022-23 and a full audit for years 2021-22.

208.  Disabled access onto the beach.  A query regarding disabled access onto the beach at the north end of the village has been to CCC officers in the Economy and Regeneration Service as the management of beaches is one of the functions for which they have responsibility.

209.  Donation Request.  Tincer.  All donation requests are dealt with in March.

210.  Borth Sports & Playing Fields Association.  A request for the £8000 set aside in the budget towards the upkeep of the community hall. Cllr Jones proposed that the £8000 be paid in full, seconded by Cllr James with all members voting in favour.

211.  Ysgol Graig yr Wylfa.  A request for the funding of £2000 allocated in the 2020/21 budget.  The money will be used to ensure that the current Breakfast Club provision can continue in the school.  Cllr Morris proposed that the £2000 be paid, seconded by Cllr Pryce Jones with all members voting in favour.

212.  Non Salting and Gritting on Clarach Road.  A letter from a local resident expressing concerns that Clarach Road has not been gritted and that slipping on icy surfaces is now an urgent hazard especially as there are no pavements along that stretch of road.  It was agreed to send a letter to CCC asking them to reconsider gritting the road.

213.  Network Rail.  A letter from Network Rail informing the Council that they will soon be locking the vehicle access gates at Capel Seion private level crossing.

ACCOUNTS

214. Balance of Accounts at 13 December 2020
        Nationwide                                                                             30,148.85
        Community Acct                                                                   28,411.29
        Business No Notice Acct                                                      15,341.21
        Deposit Account                                                                     3,669.01
 
215. Income 
        Deposit Account – gross interest to 3 Dec                                   0.09
        Community Account – RNLI Rent                                          500.00
        Business No Notice Account – gross int to 3 Dec                       0.38
 
216. Expenditure – Members resolved to pay the following:  
        L A Griffiths – Boat park signs                                                 427.68    
        H Hughes – defibrillator batteries x 2                                       368.79
        CCC – cleaning contract Borth toilets                                     5400.00
        HMRC – PAYE Oct, Nov, Dec                                                  391.60
        BSPFA – drawdown for community hall                               8,000.00
        M Walker-salary £522.00,  off exp £17.79                                 539.79
        Ysgol Graig yr Wylfa – donation                                             2,000.00                                      
        Heledd Davies – translation December minutes                          77.60
 
Proposed by Cllr Jones and seconded by Cllr Morris with all members voting in favour.   

PLANNING

217.  Application for Planning Permission.

None.

BUDGET AND PRECEPT

218.  The Clerk distributed up to date expenditure and balance figures up to the 3Ist December 2020 together with a financial plan for 2021/22 which was presented and discussed in detail by Cllr Quant. It was resolved to budget as follows for the financial period 2021/22.

Clerks Salary                                        7.990.00
Office Expenses                                      200.00
Clerks Gratuity Fund                                80.00
Insurance                                             1,700.00
Chairpersons Allowance                        200.00
Maintenance                                         3,630.00
Winter Maintenance                                200.00
Amenities – Hall Revenue                    8,000.00
Community & Arts Facilities               2,400.00
Donations                                              2,500.00
Miscellaneous                                          500.00
Contingency                                          1,000.00
Audit Fee                                                  350.00
Translation                                             1,200.00
Toilets adj to RNLI – winter opening   4,500.00
Ysgol Craig yr Wylfa                             2,000.00
 
Total:                                                 £36,450.00 

219.  It was resolved to approve the budget and to set the precept at 55% which amounted to £20,047.50.  Proposed by Cllr Bainbridge and seconded by Cllr Jones with all members present voting in favour.  The Chairman extended his thanks to Cllr Quant for his assistance in preparing the budget figures.

NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD

220.  This will be discussed as an agenda item at the March meeting of Council.

PLAYGROUND

221.  A total of £8550 grant funding has been approved for a parent, toddler and baby swing. A grant of £5000 was approved last year for a 2 bench swing and basket and it is hopeful that both items will be installed at the same time.  Lappsett have quoted a sum of £1800 + vat for repair works following the ROSPA report and an application for a further grant for those works was approved by Council. 

BOAT PARK

222.  Ongoing.

SOCIAL DISTANCING ALONG BORTH  HIGH STREET

223.  Ongoing.

DISABLED ACCESS ONTO BEACH

224.  See minute 208.  CCC is looking to acquire special wheelchairs with extra large wheels for beach access and Cllr Jones wondered whether Borth could be provided with one for disabled members of the public.                                   

CHAIRMANS BUSINESS

225.  Cllr Hughes has become aware that a number of commemorative plaques have appeared on several benches in the village and that there should be a firm policy in place with regards to putting plaques on the benches. He suggested an audit of all benches and a programme of works for repairs, painting etc.  This will be an agenda item to be discussed in the March meeting.  Cllr Hughes has agreed to check the pads on the defibrillators. The access gates onto the beach by the RNLI are being left open at times and it was agreed to find two named people to check that the gates are shut when there is warning of high tides.

COUNCILLORS RESPONSIBILITIES

226.  Cllr Bainbridge has recently attended a Summit to the Sea workshop and a Gorwelion meeting.

Cllr Pryce Jones reported that there is a blocked drain opposite the Premier.

Cllr Jones informed members that Martine Ormerod worked with a group of older people and she was enquiring as to whether they could look after any flowerbeds that weren’t being attended to.  Cllr Dalton suggested two opposite the Premier.  All students returning to Aberystwyth following the Christmas holidays will be tested and put into isolation.

Cllr James queried waste collection.

Cllr Tweedy mentioned that the probation service is looking for projects around the village.

Cllr Dalton suggested sending a congratulations card to Helen Williams following her award in the New Years Honours list.

The Clerk made reference to the ongoing Council Vacancy.  This will be put on the agenda next month.

COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT

227.  Cllr Quant gave an update on coronavirus figures etc. He has sourced slats for the broken bench at Heol Aberwennol.  He gave a brief update on works to the community hall. Natural Resources Wales have begun work on clearing the ditches around the playing fields. Cllr Quant asked for a letter of support from BCC for the Dyfi Biosphere who is applying for a Lottery “Green Recovery” Grant.

NEXT MEETING AND MATTERS FOR AGENDA

228.  There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 9.05pm.  Agenda items for the next meeting to be held on Monday 1 February 2021 to include Council Vacancy, Ditches, Playground, Boat Park and Social Distancing along Borth High Street.  Any other items are to be notified to the Clerk. Cllr Hughes will issue a link to the meeting in advance.                                                                                        

 

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