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Cowlyd Water Board. THE SAME OLD QUARREL. LLYSFAEN STILL UP IN ARMS. The quarterly meeting of the Cowlyd Water Board was held at Colwyn Bay on Friday, Mr Hugh Hughes presiding. The other members present were the Mayor of Conway (Dr. R. Arthur-Prichardi, J.P.), Messrs. J. W. R'aynies, Rogers Jones, Hugh Owen, John Williams, George Bevan, Hugh Davies, R. E. Williams, and D. 0. Willi amis; together with the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the Engineer (Mr T. B. Far- rington), and other officials. The Engineer reported on the rainfall for the months of August, September, October, and No- vember. The lakei wasi overflowing during the whole of November. Raiin, fell on 15 days, as against 12 days in; November last year. THE WASTE WATER METERS. According to instructions, waste water meters had been fixed on branch mains; in Colwyn Bay, Rhos, Pwllycrochan Aveniue, Greenfield Road, and Station Road. On further consideration, he thought it unnecessary to fix fresh, meters at Conway and Deganwy, those laliretady fitted being sufficient to answer the purposes of inspection. Inspections had been made in the night time at Gyffin, Conway, Deganwy, Penybont, and Col- wyn Bay, andl the following table showed the night flow at each place,: Gyffin 95° gallons per hwur. Conway 2>475 11 11 11 Deganwy 3.375 >> 11 11 Penybont. I1135 t Rhos. i,4°° 11 11 11 Greenfield Road 1,200 11 11 Station Rd., Old Colwyn 1,100 11-11 By shutting off the valves on the branch mains in thesei districts they had, been able, to some extent, to localise the area of excessive flow, and they were, now endeavouring, by choosing the taps on service pipes, to further localise the leakages. This wais,an operation requiring time, but he (the Engineer) was confident they would have excellent results if the neüessary repairs were attended to when. the faults were dis- covered. THE PROPOSED NEW MAIN. The Engineer further reported that in reply to a letter sent by him to, the Local Government Board, inquiring whether the Board, had arrived at any decision with reference to the sanctioning of a loan to the Water Board in connection with the new main to Sarn-y-Mynach, the Local Gov- ernment Board had written as follows:- "Sir,—I am directed by the Local Govern- ment Board to advert to your letter of the 12th inst., and to state that the question of sanction- ing a loan to the Conway and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Board to defray the cost of laying a 15- inch main from D'olgarroig to Sarn-y-Mynach., was deferred until the question was settled whether the main could properly be constructed at the expense of the Joint Board. It will be seen from the Board's letter of the 6th June, 1903, that the Board offered to arbitrate in the matter if the Joint Board and' the constituent authorities agreed to abide, by the decision, but only the Joint Board and the Urbani District Council of Colwyn Bay and Colwyn notified their approval of the proposal. The Board are not aware of the present position of the matter." SCARCITY OF WATER AT LLYSFAEN. Mr J. W. Raynes called! attention to the con- tinued scarcity of water at Llysfaen, suggesting that it was all due to the tampering of the mains by the Colwyn Bay Urban District Council. The Chairman thought that nothing would be gained! by making such insinuations. Mr Bevan was of opinion that the Llysfaen difficulty would never be solved until the addi- tional main was, obtained. Mr Raynes did not think 'that that had any- thing to do with the matter. Later in the proceedings, Mr Hugh Davites. observed! that the water sup- ply generally was gradually growing smaller. Dr. R. Arthur-Pricbard asked if the members could in future, have a. copy of the records sup- plied to them a few days before the Board meet- lOgS. 'Mr Farringtan suggested that it would! mean considerable extra trouble. Dr. Prichard thought it would be very much more satisfactory if this information was, sup- plied. He begged to propose that cyclostyled copies be sent. 'Mr R. E. Williams seconded the, motion, and it was carried. In reply to, Mr Raynes, Mr Bevan stated that much more water was now used in Llysfaen than was, the case twelve months ago. The water now consumed was 25 per cent. motfe than last year. Mr Raynes retoIlted that part of the water that was supposed: to go to Llysfaen really went to Colwyn Bay. 'Mr Farrington said that the Board had pre- viously agreed that the pipes which did supply and those which did not about counterbalanced one another. Mr Raynes thought it very strange that he could not get the pressure at his house up to three pounds. Mr J. Dicken (to Mr Raynes) According to the meters, you are getting more water. Mr Raynes (warmly) We, are not. Mr Dicken. But you are. 'Mr Raynes: You and Mr Bevan can work the figures up to anything. (Laughter.) Mr Raynlelsl next contended that Mr Farnng- ton's estimates; of the population of Colwyn Bay were erratic and unreliable. !Mir Bevan reminded Mr Raynes of the circum- stances under which the necoDdrs had been pre- pared, when Mr Raynes agreed that he bad not borne cer- tain facts in mind in making his statement. Mr Farrington said he had been. told by one '/4 of the Inspectors, that there was, a 9'4 -in. incrus- tation on the 12-inch main. If the trunk main was decreasing in area, it followed, as the night follows day, that there would be a decrease in the supply. This was, a fact that could not be gainsaid in any form. Mr Bevan said he would like to know the Engineer's opinion. -as, to the water during the, night. Ought this not to be; saved? 'Mr Farrington Undoubtedly. The amoumt of water that isi running at night time is some- thing terrible. We have located now at Colwyn Bay and Deganwy water which is, going away s,omewhe,ne. Mr Raynes called attention to. a wastage that was going on in front of the 'Marine Hotel, Old Colwyn.. There was, at this place, a cistern without ball tap or any other contrivance to stop he continuouisf flow. Colwyn Bay ought to look after the water they; got belttleT than that. (Laughter.) CONWAY'S INDEPENDENT POSITION. With reference to the proposed additional main, Mr Bievan proposed that the; Conway Cor- poration aind the Conway Rural Council be written to 'asking for a replv totihe question put by the Local Government Board. Dr. Prichard; If you want a new main, why dionN you get it? I don't think it is fair for you to tax Conway with the scheme. Mr Bevan contended that Conway was only asked to contribute an amount in proportion to itsi size. Mr Dicken, 'Mr Bevan. They were using the waiter, as Dr. Prichard had suggested. But it "would, at the same time, have to, be reo membered that they paidl for it. It would be a good thing if some; of these small bodies would say yes or no in, time, so that Colwyn Bay could finid out where they were. Dr. Prichard: You have had your answer often enough now. Mr R. E. Williams: Dr. Prichard seems to forget that we pay in proportion, to the amount we receive. Dr. Pricbardi: We have done nothing for the outlying districts; during the last ten, years. Mr Hugh Owen thought it would be well for the Conway Corporation and the District Coun- cil to discuss the matter. Complaints of insuffi- cient supply were frequent enough. cient supply were frequent enough. Mr Hugh D avies: According to the Engineer, we must have the extra main. Mr Raynes asked how much water, per head, Colwyn Bay wanted? Did they want a hundred gallons per head per day, or not? Would they give. an estimate? The Chairman: I suppose what we want is enough. (Laughter.) Mr Dicksn Just enough to drink, Mr Raynes. (Laughter.) The motion was carried unanimously.
Future of the Welsh Coast. THE TRICKS THE SEA IS PLAYING. SERIOUS OUTLOOK AT RHYL. MR. LLOYD-GEORGE AND THE BOARD OF TRADE. On Tuesday, at the meeting of the Rhyl District Council, the Road Committee reported that they had met on the Marine Promenade since the recent great storm, and they viewed with alarm the erosion of the sandhills taking place eastwards of the Rhyl district. The Surveyor was instructed to prepare a scheme of coast defence and an estimate of the cost, and to communicate with the owners of the land and others concerned as to what proportion of the cost they would bear.. The damage caused to the steps leading to the beach at the end of the promenade was inspected, and the Surveyor was asked to prepare plans and estimates of the cost of repairing the damage. Groyning work in course of construction was pointed out to the Committee, who approved of it. Instructions were given for the asphalting of the promenade to be suspended and the making good of the concrete damaged by the storm to be proceeded with, the cost to be charged to the loan account. Mr A. L. Clews moved that the Council should not wait for the landowners to be communicated with, but should at once begin the laying down of faggot groynes beyond the district of the Council. If they spent £ 50 upon that work it would be money well spent in the interest of the town of Rhyl. If they waited till they had contributions from the landowners irreparable mischief might be done. There was some talk about finding work for the unemployed, and they could not do it to better advantage than in laying down groynes at this spot. He should be glad to give £ 5 towards the fund for that purpose, and the Council would do well to subsidise any such fund by £ 50. (Hear, hear.) Mr J. Asher seconded the motion. Replying to Mr Frimston, Mr J. H. Ellis (Chair- man of the Road Committee) said they had the power to spend money outside the district for this purpose if they were fools enough to do it. Mr Ellis proceeded to say that the committee had already spent £201 beyond the district in faggoting, and it had been the means of accumulating the shingle to a considerable extent. To make good the damage to the concrete by the storm would cost by no means a small sum. Mr Frimston said he had heard that the land- owners were already considering the question of a contribution, as well as the railway company. The amendment was defeated, and the Com- mittee's recommendation adopted. CAN MR. LLOYD-GEORGE HELP? In reference to the statement that the sea is encroaching in the neighbourhood of Rhyl and the necessity of repairing the mud fender, the question comes-Who is responsible ? Apparently the neighbouring landowner is not. Indeed, when a sea wall has been built he is under no necessity to maintain it. This was laid down by Lord Coleridge (Chief Justice) in 1877 in the case of Hudson v. Tabor (Law Reports, 2 Queen's Bench Division, p. 290). As to who is liable, the Lord Chief Justice in the same case makes the following remarks It is said that it was the duty of the King to guard and protect the shores and lands adjoining the sea from being overflowed by the sea, but although expressions are used-as, for example, by Lord Wynford in Henly v. Mayor of Lyme (5 Bingham's Reports, p. 109)—from which it might seem that this was supposed to be a liability to be enforced against the King, such cannot be the meaning of them, and no mode of enforcing it has or can be suggested. But the King has probably from the very earliest times had a right as part of the prerogative to defend the realm against the waste of the sea and to order the construction of the defences at the expense generally of those who are to be benefited by them." It should he added that at the present time the powers of the Crown in reference to the coast are vested in the Board of Trade—an inter- esting point in view of Mr Lloyd-George's appoint- ment as President. Unless some local Act, how- ever, exists it would probably be only possible to execute the necessary repairs at the expense of local landowners by legislation. Passing from law to history (says a legal correspondent in the Manchester Guardian), the sea has played some queer tricks on the Welsh coast. To-day Harlech Castle lies at a fair distance from the sea, yet it still has its sea gates, and in the fifteenth century, when it was besieged by Owen Glyndwr, the Bristol merchants were able to run ships with provisions to relieve the garrison right under the castle walls. For an instance of devasta- tion done by the sea to the Welsh shore in historic times a good example may be found on the Glamorganshire coast. Kenfig is the instance, and the account of its fate is quoted from Mr Bradley's recent book In the March and Borderland of Wales" (p. 294) The story of Kenfig is stranger than fiction. For so choice and fertile a manor was it when Robert Fitz-Hamon conquered Glamorgan that he retained it for himself and his heirs as one of the four semi-royal demesnes of the head lordship, and here his immediate successors built a church ajld castle, some fragments of the latter still peeriag dolefully above the desert, half a mile to the westward. Around them a borough arose as was the custom, and had its charters and privileges, and was the frequent object of envy, malice, and hatred to the Welsh who beseiged it oftentimes and captured it more than once. But in the second Richard's time, as some say, came that fearful sandstorm which in a single day, or at least in a single week, wiped it off the face of the earth and made it as one of the cities of the plain. So far as may be gathered from such records of the catastrophe that I have heard or read, it was partly an inundation of the sea and partly an abnormal sandstorm, which, raging along the coast of Wales, spent its fury on this devoted spot." One may trust that such a fate is not reserved for Rhyl.
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Rhyl and the Shop Hours' Act. Rhyl tradespeople are evidently divided as to the advisability of seeking for their town a closing order under the new Shop Hours Act. A petition has been sent to the Flintshire County Council, and this has been followed by an opposition" petition on behalf of those who consider the order unnecessary. The first petition represented 39 shops occupied by drapers, milliners, clothiers, tailors, hosiers, furnishers, ironmongers, and boot-retailers. The petitioners point out (I) "That the present irregular times of closing are too long, and oppressive to ourselves and assistants, and awk- ward to the general public. (2) That all efforts at a uniform hour voluntarily have failed." The counter-petition states We consider it is imperative upon all the shop-keepers and trades- men to increase as much as possible the trade of the district, and not in any way to curtail the earning powers of the tradesmen and shop-keepers, which we feel sure would take place if this Act is adopted." In a letter which Messrs. Rhydwen Jones & Davies sent enclosing the petition in opposition, they point out that there were 39 signatures in favour of the early closing hours as contained in the draft order. Since then one has retired from business, and another has left the town, whilst 21 have since withdrawn their signatures, leaving only sixteen in favour of closing. As against this no less than 45 of the traders affected have signed the opposing petition. The total number of traders affected is 61, and to secure a two-thirds majority it is necessary that forty-one should sign the petition in favour. Only sixteen have done so, whilst 45 have signed against. In addition 87 other tradesmen have signed the petition in opposition covering various trades not affected by the draft order. The matter will be considered at the next meeting of the County Council.