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Carmarthenshire County Council. MEETING OF MAIN ROADS COMMITTEE. The quarterly meeting of the Carmarthenshire County Council sitting as a Main Roads Committee was held at the Shire Hall on Wednesday. Mr J Maybery, Llanellv, presided. There were also present :-Lieut.-G:cn Sir James Hilig-Johnes, J ve, G C.B Mr Joseph Joseph, Llangennech Co!. G wynne-Hughes, Giancolhi Mr II J Thomas, Llanfynydd Dr li L Thomas, St. Clears; Mr W R Edwards, Carmarthen Rev T Johns, Capel Als Mr Gwilvm Evans, Llanellv Mr T David. Llanelly Mr T Jones, Penronw Mr John Lloyd, Penybank; Mr T F Jones, Conwil-Caio Mr John Rees, Dolgwm Mr John Johns, Parceithin Mr Ben Evans, Rhydycymmerau Rev W Thomas, Whitlard Mr R W Stephens, Coedybrain Mr John Thomas, Thornhill Mr W Jones, Llandilo Mr Jobc Lewis, Meiros Hall; Mr H Jones-Davics, Glyneiddan Mr John Scourfield, Blaenwernddu Mr C E Morris, Penbryn Mr T E Brigstocke, Carmarthen MrTWilkins, Llandovery; Mr Jamts Rcee, Talgarth Mr D L Jones, Derlwyn; Mr W N Jones, Tirydail; Sir James Drummond, Bart, Edwinsford Mr John Beavan, Llansanwrn Mr David Davies, Llandebie; Mr Thomas Jones, Llanelly; Mr W Powell Jeffreys, Cynghordy; Mr W 0 Brigstocke, Phrkygorse; Mr Jenkins, Alltycadno Mr Evans, Pembrey; the Clerk (Mr T Jones) the Snrteyors (Mr Daniel Phillips and Mr Bowen Davies) and the Chief Constable (Mr W Philipps). TRACTION ENGINE. Mr Henry Studt appeared before the Council and applied to be allowed to take his traction engine over the bridges in the Eastern division. lie had received a license to bring his engine through the Western division but he did not know where thp divisions bounded each other, had brought it over the bridges there lie was prepared to make ¡.:ood any damage causcd to the bridge or road hi usually put planks over the bridges so as to) distribute the weight evenly. Mr Bowen Duvies, the surveyor, said that most of the bridges in the Eastern division were very old, and it would be very uni-afo to let a tractiou engine go our them. Mr G wily tu Evans opposed the application lID the ground that the Council would be taking a great risk by liccus'm; ihe engine for the Eastern Division iu tho face of the report of the Sutveyor Mr W. I". Jones pointed cut that it was ridiculous to object, to .1 traction engine tt ij ionti in weight, whilst they allowed twenty-ton boilers to go over without let or hindrance. It was agreed, en the motion of Mr John Ltwis, seconded by Mr Jamts John, that the license be granted. 1 RIMMING IlEDGE-s. Mr Gwilym bfflUS drew attention to the fact that the hedges overhung the roads in some parts of the county and in others they were kept feiiwnied. In tiome places he found the Council's workmen were eugagpd in doing the work, which ought to be done by the owners. The Us: k read the section of the Ad empowering the Council to call upon the owners to keep the hedges from overhaLging the road. lG was agreed oil the irolion of Mr John Juhnb seconded by Mr G wilyai mami, that the Surveyor enforce the law in this respect. DliYSLWYN BRIDGE, I I Mr Codrington attended and presented hie plans fur the pioposeci bridge at Dryslwyu. A discussion oroeo as to the width wlvkh the liidge should be Mr Joseph Joseph proposed the adoption of the report of the committee that the width be 20 fcut. Mr John Johns said he did net see why they should make some parts of the county ornamental and to starve others. He thought IG feet would be wide enougii, and it would allow space for two carts and also for foot passengers, Mr R W Stephens concurred. Carmarthen bridge had more tiaffic than there was likely to be at Dryslwyn and it was only 10 feet wide. Mr John Lloyd said that the bridge of 16 feet wide would do as well as Llandilo-yr-ynys bridge, over which there was a great deal of traffic. Dr R L Thomas, Col. G wynne Hughes, and Mr Gwilym Evans supported the adoption of a 16 feet bridge. Mr Codringion said he should not advise the Council to build a. bridge only 1G feet in width it would be very long and would not look well. The bridge would cost £ 5,00'J or £ 6,000. Mr J;i me:3 John supported the building of an IS feet bridge. They all knew veiy well that the Caruaithen bridge was too narrow. Mr R W Stepheus I have never found it too narrow. Mr Jamce John said that Mr R W Stephens crossed the bridge once a week probably those who crossed it every day found it too narrow. On its teing put to the meeiing, there voted for an eighteen-toot bridge, 14 and for a sixteen- toot bridge, 22. The latter was, therefore, adopted and it was decidtd that Mr Codiingion should prepare com- plete specifications, etc., tor the next meeting of the MAin Roads Committee. ABEliGORLECH BRIDGE. A letter was read from Mr Shipley Lewis, Llandilo, calling attention to the fact that the old bridge at Abcrgorleeh was Hat kept in repair. The Surveyor (Mr E Bowen Davies) said that the Council had never repaired the bridge. Mr Ben Eran; said he believed this bridge had bi en repairable by the hundied. The Clerk said that in that case if the bridge had stood on a main road, it would base been repair- able by the County Council. As it was, he took it that it was repairable by the District Council. Mr Gwilym EVLUS asked if the District Council could be indicted lor not repairing the bridge. The Clerk said lie believed anybody could indict the District Council on that ground. Mr Gwilym Eviis Could we indict then The Clerk I am not prepared to say we could. Sir James Hills-Johnes said it was no good saying that anybody could indict the District Council that sun ply meant that nobody would do it. If it the duty of the County Council t." indict the District Council, they should do so if not, they should leave it alone. It wa; agrccd that the Clerk should take what- ever steps were n?ces?;iry to compel the District Council to attend to the work and then he ehmikt t*ke Council's opinion if ncccseary. G1. ANA MM A N (i V TTE R. A complaint was received from Glanauiman a, to the condition of a gutter there, which was stated to be full of stf iuant water. The Surveyor was directed to see to the 1-ELINBAN BRIDGE. Dr Thomas brought up tho requert of tht Caruur hen Rural District Council for leave to Caruur hen Rural District Council for leave to erect a bridge partly on the main roid at FeliDban. Llanddowror. He filci mov^d that the Council contribute £ 4 0 to the cost. The Chairman ruled the latter part of the motion out of order, as sufficient notice had not been eiven. The first portion of the motion was adopted. Dr Thomas said it was net his fault that the application was not cn the agenda. He had brought it before the meeting of the County Council and he was told that he would not require to give further notice to have it brought before the Main Roads meeting. OTHER BRIDGES. Mr James Rees brought forward a motion that the County Council should contribute 170 towards the crection of a steel fridge at Giaurhyd, in the parishes of Cilycwm and Llanfair-ar-y bryn, which was estimated to coct £ 2o0. This was seconded by Mr John Beavan, and carried Sir James Hills-Johncs had a motion on the agenda for the erection of a bridge at Pont-pen- Ilwild, on the road between Caio and Llansawel. This, however, he withdrew in the meaantime, in order to hate the subject brought boforc the District Council. Mr T 11 Jones presented the following petition GKNTLEMLN,—We, the undersigned, heartily support tho petition of the inhabitants of the upper parls of Caio and Llaacrwys to get a bridge erected over the river Twrch ut Maesucliaf, near the Village (.f Farmers. To our knowledge this ia one rl the moft dangerous fords in the county uf Carmarthen, and seriou# accidcnts aTe uf fiemcnt occurrence. Thousands of sheep and cstile are driven through the river at this place every year (and many of the former, fo the serious lo." of their owners, get. drowned in the attempt of crossing] besides all the traffic iu lime, "od farm produce to and frum LI'inwrd.i and other pinoea has to pass over thirforJ. farmers ed this nng'i boat hood are very often put to giea-t iu'o:iveuieri'e, bOlr; nuable on account of the lired being unb-id^ed lo take tfcfeir stock to mask^ts and fairG. The Pari'li Council has lately pictured: a hearse but during the reily weather, causing the (-lightest flood in the liver, its use will have to be dispensed with in the upper hamlet 01 the parish of Caio tor the t'iiiirf r' j-on of the river being unbridged doctors at tiars rif-k their lives iu peesing through the river to attend to their patient?, and have been known da»io:j heavy floods to be compelled to leave t)it ir csriiagns and walk miles through filush and rain rather than venture to ford the river. "u We mention these undisputed facts to strcligthc-n their plea for help from the County Council to get the river bridged at Lampeter. ABKL ECA.VS, Surgeon, Lampeter LEWI* PKICE, J P., Gelly DAVID PRICE, Penybank. District Councillor ABEL ABEL, Brynmawr, Parish Councillor DAVID LLOYD. Frondale, Llanfair-Clydogau Sleep-dealer E CLUNEGLAS DAVIES, M.D.. Lampeter D P DAVIES, Veterinary Surgeon, Lampeter CHARLES EVANS, Corn Merchant, Lampeter E II GRIFFITHS, Physician and Surgeon, Lampeter. This matter was postponed until the next meeting. BYE-LAWS. The Ule: k said that the authorities at Whitehall had returned the bye-laws as to tyres, tte., suggesting that those adopted in Cardiganshire should also be adopted in Carmarthenshire. They suggested that it would be convenieat for neighbouring counties to have similar bye-laws. If that were so, Carmarthenshire would have the same bye laws as Breconshire, Breconsbire the samo as Hereford, ai:d so on. Mr Thomas Jones proposed that the Council adhere to their own bye-li ws. This was agreed to. A DANGEROUS PLACE. Mr Gwilym Evans moved that the Council call the attention of the Llanelly District Council to the dar ge, ous condition of the miU leet at Felinfoel, and take steps to initiate a test case if necessary. Mr John Johns seconded the motion, which was earned IIUlI Crill. ROADSIDE WASTE. The Clerk read the report of the Parliamentary Committee, which reccommend that no proceed- ings te taken in the Ll&narthney case in which the Lord of the Maner claimed the land which the Council had granted as a roadside waste to the post- master at Llanarthney. Recent judgments in similar cases were referred to. The report was adopted.

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