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Jack's Fortune

Carnarvonshire Police News.

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Conway Board of Guardians.


Conway Rural District Council.


Conway Rural District Council. LLYSFAEN AND PENRHYNSIDE IMPROVEMENTS. ROE WEN WATER SUPPLY. A meeting of the Conway Rural District Council was heid on Friday, when there were present Mr. Hugh Owen (Chairman) presiding, Rev. W. Phillips, Messrs. J. W. Raynes, Rogers Edward Williams, T. Williams, R. Ellis, Richard Jones, R. Ro- berts, W. F. Jones, E. J. Evans, Hugh Davies and Owen Williams with the Clerk (Mr. T. E. Parry), the Assistant Clerk (Mr. Ernest Parry) and the Surveyors (Messrs. L. John and John Davies). A LLYSFAEN WALL. The Clerk reported having communicated with Mr. Edward Edwards respecting an alleged encroachment on land at Brynwylfa, Llysfaen, requesting him to prove his title to the property in question. Mr. Edwards replied that the gap in the wall was made by his father-in-law a few years ago, and lately, as the ends of the wall were falling down, he had the wall rebuilt. He denied that there had been any encroachment. On the recommendation of the Finance Committee it was resolved to ask Mr. Ed. wards to produce his deeds. LLYSFAEN"S SHARE. The Llysfaen Parish Council wrote asking the Clerk to supply financial statements of the Rural District Council for the last ten years showing the amount of salaries paid to officers, and the cost of maintenance of roads, <&c., in Llysiaen parish and the con- tribution of Llysfaen towards it. The Clerk explained that the request meant a great deal of work for him, and particularly now, as he was very busy. He suggested that the Parish Council should send someone down to get the information from the books, which he would willingly place at their disposal. It was decided to invite the Parish Coun- cil to appoint someone to get the informa- tion from the books. PEXRHYN WATER SUPPLY. The Sanitary Inspector reported that he had cleaned out at severatl portions of the P-enrhyn pipe water line, and produced a sample of what he had found in the pipes, which were practically blocked at some points. The Clerk stated that he had received a reply to his letter from the Colwyn ray Urban District Council as to their supplying Penrhynside • with water, which was to the effect that owing to growth of the district and the mains being sufficient only to meet the requirements of their district, the Coun- cil felt they would not be justified in enter- taining the matter. Mr. Lewi John reported:—"We have cut the pipes in about 12 places in all; cut out all square beads, and have had them re- placed by slow bends of long sweeps; cleaned out all the valves and hydrants and cleaned about 150 yards of pipe from each opening. We found some of the bends corroded to such an extent tihat we could hardly push a finger through. We took out a straight pipe opposite Tanyrallt Farm, Mochdre, which, was practically blocked up with stones and corrosion. We cut the pipes at the Junction from the 3-inch to the 4-inch at Glanwydden and found about 141b of lead inside one of the bends next to the valve. The 4-iiicih pipes at that point are almost free from corrosion. I regret to have to report to you that the supply is no better at Penrhyn. I am afiaid that there are some bad places between Llangystenin Hall and Glanwydden. I hope to have the pipes tested agaia a.s to pressure and volume and report to you. The question now arose whether the work already so well commenced should be pro- ceeded with in the direction suggested by Mr. Levi John. Mr. Raynes: Is it likely that Llandudno will take over Pe-nrhynside? Mr. R. Roberts remarked that he hoped that would not be the case as he wanted that work completed so far as Llangystenin parish was concerned. Rev. W. Phillips that whatever happened in reference to Llandudno, no stops could be taken for several months which would lead tc- any practical decision, and in the meantime Penrhynside would be seriously short of water. He could not personally say anything other than that the Penrhynside Parish Council had made a mo\e with the view of amalgamation. Mr. Raynes If Penrhynside get a proper water supply things will remain as they are? Rev. W Phillips was understood to reply in the affirmative. In answer to Mr. Raynes, the Surveyor said he believed that the work already done would cost between £12 and £14. Rev. W. Phillips: Do you think £10 I would be enough to cover the expense on the remaining work you refer to. Mr. John I have no doubt. Rev. W. Phillips urged that the Llan- gvstenin parish should contribute towards the additional expense, because that parish would naturally benefit considerably from the work. There was no doubt but that the Llangystenin pipes would have to be cleaned before long and the work might as well be done now. The Chairman said he did not think Llan- gystenin could object to bearing a reasonable share, say £5, of the expense now remain- ing under the circumstances. Mr. Raynes: I move that the remaining work be done on the understanding that Llangystenin contribute £5 towards the cost. Rev. W. Phillips seconded, and the motion was carr-ed by a large majority PENMAENRHOS PATHS. The Clerk stated that the Office of Woods had replied with reference to the proposed interview with tihe department regarding Penmaenrhos paths, that they thought there would be no advantage in their receiving a deputation in London, and that any further discussion could usefully only take place on the spot. The Clerk added that he subsequently wrote requesting them to appoint a day to meet at Penmaenrhos, but no reply had been received. Mr. Thomas Williams stated that one of the members of the Parish Council had called upon him, suggesting that the way out of the difficulty would be to purchase the plot which was for sale, and that it could be got very cheaply. It was resolved that the Clerk write to the Parish Council asking for full parti- culars and price, &c. b The Clerk to meet the members for Llys. faen, together with Mr. Edward William's. LLYSFAEN SEWERAGE LOANS. The C'ierk read the following letter from the Local Government Board:—" Sir, I am directed by the Local Government Board to state that they have had under consideration the Report made by their Inspector, Mr. Crosthwaite, after the Inquiry held by him with reference to the application of the Rural District Council of Conway for sanc- tion to borrow the additional sum of £1950 for purposes of water supply for the parish of Llysfaen. It appears from the Report that, of the sum required, us. id. has already been expended, and that this expenditure has been irregularly met out of the loan of £2501 sanctioned by the Board on the 25th of July, 1903, for works of sewerage aaid sewage disposal for the pariah. With regard to this expenditure, the Board have decided to authorise the the borrowing of 1, I 201, representing the amount which is now outstanding in respect of the sum of £1436 us. id. irregularly applied, and their formal sanction to a loan of £ 1201 is forwarded to you herewith. The Board have further decided to authorise the borrowing of the sum of £713 in respect of the expenditure incurred in respect of the works of sewerage and surface water drain- age carried out for the parish, which expendi- ture has also been irregularly defrayed out of the loan of £2501. and their formal sanction is enclosed. The Board understand that the total expenditure amounts to £1013 4s. Sd., of which £ 160 has been spent on the surface water drain at Rhos View-terrace. This sur- face water drain, the Board are advised, serves no useful purpose at the present time I and cannot be utilised until a new surface water outfall sewer is constructed, and, in these circumstances, the Board are not pre- pared to sanction a loan in respect of its cost. The sum of £713 represents the amount which is now outstanding in respect of the amount irregularly applied towards the cost of the works other than the surface water drain. When the loan of £25°1 has been wholly repaid, the Board will be pre- pared to consider the question of sanctioning further loans ror proposed extensions of sewers and water mains n the parish on being furnished with detailed estimates, in the enclosed forms, of the cost of such ex- tensions and with plans and sections of the proposed works so far as these have not already been supplied. The Board see no adequate reason for the postponement of the works for the Pod Rhyfedd Cottages, and the estimated cost of this work should be included. The Board direct me at the same. time to express their dissatisfaction with the large excess expenditure in respect of the water pumping station. In this con- nection I am to draw attention to the state- ment of the Engineer in his letter to you of the 17th December, 1904, that he had made a careful estimate and found that the cost of the two schemes would be practically the same." It was decided to ask the Engineer (Mr. Farrington) to furnish the plans, &c., and the Sanitary Inspector to consult the Engineer as to anything further that wants doing, so that a loan can be applied for at the same time. PLANS. The following plans were approved:—A proposed cottage at Eigiau Lake for the Aluminium Corporation; a bungalow at I Figiau Lake for Messrs. George Coopers' trustees new houses at Llandudno Junction for Mr. David Jones (provisionally), and a house for Mr. Ð, E. Evans, at Old Colwyn. APPOINTMENT. There were fifteen applicants for the posi- tion of permanent roadman for the parish of Caerhun, and after about an hour's con- sideration the Council appointed William E\ans, of Talrondo, Ty'nvgroes. ROE WEN WATER SUPPLY. With reference to the complaint presented to the Council at their previous meeting in reference to the inadequate and unsatis- factory supply of water at Roewen the Sani- tary Inspector (Mr. John) now reported as follows:—"The water supply of the village of Roewen, comprising of about i5 cottages, is obtained from wells or springs, viz.—■ One at Mount Pleasant, one at Pistyll Gwyn and another at Glascoed. Within a radius of 300 yards from the well at Mount Pleas- ant and the cistern at Pistyll Gwyn there are about 36 cottages; all the remaining cottages in the village are situate from 400 yards to 650 yards from the well at Mount Pleasant, and about 400 yards from Glas- coed. The school and a few cottages on the outskirts are dependent almost entirely on the river water, the quality of which is sus. picious. The well at Mount Pleasant is fairly satisfactory as regards quality and quantity. The spring at Pistyll Gwyn is of good quality but deficient in quantity in dry weather. The well at Glascoed is satis- factory as regards quality and quantity, but it is polluted by rats, making it very objec. tionable. The people prefer using water from the river. I do not consider the village itself badly off for water, if the wells were properly and periodically overhauled and protected, although the distance from some of the cottages" is somewhat far. Steps should be taken to provide better water for the school; some of the householders of the village are prepared to pay a water rate if a scheme could be arranged for a supply from the Llandudno or Cowlyd mains, and in my option a scheme of water supply by gravi- tation would undoubtedly be an improve. ment." In reply to a question, the Clerk said the .petition presented in support of a new water scheme was signed bv 55 persons. Mr. R. Ellis: And a good number of them were outsiders, I have no doubt. Mr. Rogers Jones said it was obviously time for the parish in question to join the Cowlyd Water Board. Mr. Davies remarked that there was plenty of water in the locality, and he knew that some of those who signed the petition had done so under a misapprehension. Mr. Ellis quoted an instance which came to his notice on the previous day sub- stantially proving the truth of Mr. Davies' statement. The Chairman said the question for them to consider was whether the present water supply was right and good. If not it was their duty to see that matters were improved upon. Mr. Ellis added that the water from two of the wells supplying the village with water was analysed a few years ago with most favourable results. In regard to a case of typhoid to which reference had been made the fact was that the case had been imported from Llandudno and despite all that had been said of Roewen there had been no single case of infection from it. If there was pollution in the stream the Council should take prompt aotion against the offenders. There was an ample supply of water for the village, and the only difficulty was that in a five cases access to the water was inconvenient. He suggested that that should be overcome by laying pipes from Pistyll Gwyn and the other well referred to by the Sanitary Inspector to a pÐint near the shop or the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, so that a supply would be within convenient reachod the remaining part of the village. He moved that a committee be appointed to see the place and present a report upon the question to the next Council meeting. Mr. Edward Williams seconded, and this was unanimously agreed to.

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. .._.-Sir John Prichard Jones.

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