Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

18 articles on this Page

... BARRY AND CADOXTON ■PUBLIC…

News
Cite
Share

BARRY AND CADOXTON PUBLIC WORKS. THE COMMITTEE ENFORCE THE BYE-LAWS. On Monday evening a meeting of the Public 'Works Committee of the Barry and Cadox- ton Local Board was held at the Offices, Vere-streefc, Mr. W. Thomas (auctioneer) occupying the chair. There were also present Mr. Barstow, Dr. O'Donnell, Mr. J. A. Hughes (clerk to the Board), and Mr. Pardoe (surveyor). DETERMINED TO UPHOLD THE BYE-LAWS. The Surveyor reported that Mr. S. Lewis had constructed a party wall in a building at Holton- road inches in thickness. That was contrary the bye-laws, which ordered that such walls should be at least 9 inces thick. The i Clerk pointed out that the Board had no more power to go against the bye-laws than a ratepayer. The bye-laws were bound to be carried out. Mr. Lewis was called into the- room, and ex- plained that the wall was 41- inches in thickness in consequence of a recess. 2 There was a wall of 9 inches above and below it. He had always been allowed to do the same thing before. The Chairman explained that they had had several cases since the bye-laws were made, and they were unable to make any exceptions. Mr. Lewis replied that he had been a builder for 29 years, and had never bean asked to do such a thing tefore. Dr. O'Donnell pointed out that the Board were bound to act according to the plans which had been sent in, and to carry out the bye-laws. Mr. Lewis said he would do whatever the com- mittee ordered. If he was compelled to put up a nine-inch wall it would only make the kitchen a little smaller. Dr. O'Donnell proposed that the bye-laws be adhered to. This was seconded by Mr. Barstow, who observed that if they allowed one person to act against the bye-laws they would have to do the same with others. The resolution was carried. PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS. The Surveyor reported as to certain improve- ments, and the Committee decided to hold a special meeting for the purpose of considering the appor- tionments. With regard to the private improvements in Bobin's-lane and Treharne-road, a letter was read from Mr. D. T. Alexander and others offering the Board certain termfJ for acquiring their interests, and the committee decided to accept certain condi- tions—at the same time making alterations with regard to others. The Surveyor again drew attention to bridging the stream in Robin's-larie. He said he had re- ported before on the matter, and his present estimate would entail an expenditure of about £168. It was decided to allow the matter to stand over for the present. CERTIFICATES FOR WORK EXECUTED. The Surveyor certified for the following sums for work executed :—Mr. Ratter, £ 390 Mr. E. J. Ince, £ 201; Mr. D. Love, £ 120; Mr. Richards, 921 10s. 6d. A sum of E25 was also mentioned as -being due to Messrs. Stapleton for trees. TO BEAUTIFY COURT-ROAD. Dr. O'Donnell asked whether all the tries that had been ordered by the Board were used, and upon being informed that there were nine left sug- gested that they should be planted in Court-road. The Chairman would like to have them placed in Cannon-street, while the Surveyor suggested Windsor-street. Mr. Barstow Put them on the Moors, there will be plenty of room for them to grow there. The Surveyor pointed out that the Board had decided not to place trees in streets which were less than 40 feet wide. Upon the proposition of Dr. O'Donnell, seconded by Mr. Barstow, it was decided to plant the trees in Court-road. A CLLRK OF WORKS WANTED. The Surveyor drew the attention of the com- mittee to the desirability of engaging a clerk of works for the improvements at Beggar's Well- road. Mr. Barstow thought it would be time enough to talk about that at the expiration of three months. The greater portion of that time would be occupied in excavating. Dr. O'Donnell considered that a clerk of works should be engaged for the commencement of the work. The Chairman suggested that the road fore- mon could look after the work occasionally. Dr. O'Donnell: Yes, if you give him a horse and trap. The Clerk reminded the committee that they were about to carry out more private improvements than before. Dr. O'Donnell proposed that a clerk of the works be advertised for. It was remarked by the Surveyor and Clerk that about £3,500 was to be expended on the road, and that the Board had in hand about 30 new streets. The Chairman seconded the proposition, which was carried. ADHERRING TO CONTRACTS. An application was made by the contractor for Court-road, &c.. for the Board to take over the roads, but the committee decided not to do so until the time specified in the contract. CONDITION OF MAI-STREET. Messrs. Morgan Brothers wrote to the committee concerning the condition of Mai-street, pointing out that the people could only approach their bouses through mud, -and there were no gas-lamps there. The Surveyor informed the committee that the street had been considered by the Board, but in consequence of there not being any approach to the main road they could not deal with it. Three gas lamps had been sanctioned, but there were no mains in the street. NEW BUILDINGS. Plans were submitted for the erection o! an English Baptist Chapel at Porthkerry-road. Barry. but in consequence of the bye-laws not being com- -plied with they were referred back. Mr. Watson, of Spencer-street, Barry, submitted plans for a bakery, but attention was called to the faot that a sewer would pass underneath the proposed building. The committee sanctioned the plans for a work- shop to be erected by Mr. H. Taylor at Barry.—A coachhouse and stable for Dr. Hughes, Barry, and five new streets to be named Digby, Willougby, .Pyke, and Cyril-streets, and Dock View-road were passed, subject to certain conditions from the Barry Dock Central Syndicate. PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY. A letter was read from the National Footpath Preservation Society calling the attention of the "Local Board to its objects, and pointing out that they had taken action in 156 cases. A subscription was asked for to the funds. Dr. O'Donnell commended the object of the Society, and it was decided to refer the question to the Local Board. LOCK-UP SHOPS. An undertaking was received from the owner of a shop at Holton-road net to use the shop as a dwelling-house. The Clerk pointed out that anyone who passes plans for a shop and then uses the building as a dwelling house can be prosecuted. This concluded the business. IlL- :ii.I::

[No title]

PEN AIIT H POLICE COURT.

FRACAS AT DINAS POWIS,

Advertising

BJARD OF TRADE PROSECUTIONS…

EXTRAORDINARY DEATH OF A BARRY…

Advertising

THE BANKRUPTCY OF A PENARTH…

CALVINISTIO METHODIST CONFERENCE…

PORTHCAWL AND THE RAILWAY…

SUICIDE AT PENCOED.

LOCAL BILLS IN PARLIAMENT.

TO IMPROVE OUR POSTAL FACILITIES.

Advertising

UP TO DATE.

-., EXPORTS AND IMPORTS A.…

Advertising