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LLANDOVERY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. bna>f meeting of the above thp r.1.0 '• i Board-room on Friday, under Thpi^ 81 en<^y of Mr W. N. Lewis, Cefngornoth. ere were also present—Messrs W. P. Jeffreys, T. T*rt« bpewer* D- Morgan, Talog; Griffiths, -ry^ 1!^1; W. Griffiths, Dolbont; David Thomae, vv 11 iam Williams, Pantyffynon J. R. Price, Evan 1 T. Evans, Cilycwm; T. Evans, Llan- 11* Campbell-Davys, T. Williams, Cwtn- iJynfe, and James Rees. TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. The above account showed a balance in hand of J620. MASTER'S JOURNAL. The Master reported that Mr Watkins, Bank (mayor), entertained the inmates to a dinner on the 13th inst. consisting of roast beef and plum puddino- He also distributed some fruit among the chiMro^' and tobacco among the old men. On the motion of Mr Watkins. brewer, Reconded by the chairman, a vote of thanks was passed to the mayor for his generosity. On the proposition of Mr J R MrRee.,Talgartb, a .ote'of paased to M' Recs Williams, New White Lion, for gb-Hpu-. •&?. dirmwyn. SANITARY AUTHORITY. After the conclusion of the business the Board ed itself into a Sanitary Authority Mr W N Lewis still presiding, and thJ adjourned de Jo on tne Llanwrtyd water question was resumed. The ieputation from Llanwrtyd having been admitted, Mr Lewis (chairman) said they were prepared to hear them. He was sorry that the chairman was not present, as he understood more about the matter. Mr Owen, solicitor, Builth, said he had a formal application to make to the Board, which would take very few words from him. It was to have theii decision on the matter of supplying the western end of the village of Llanwrtyd with water. At present they had no supply for domestic purposes. Whether they would extend the present supply or not he did not know. He was very pleased to see Mr Campbell-Davys present, although he was afraid he was on the opposition. Mr Campbell-Davys—That remains to be proved. Mr Owen, continuing, said he had a petition in his hand signed by the whole cf the occupiers on the western side praying them to grant their request and the same was then road. Proceeding, Mr Owen said that the weather had been very bad of late, and it was a pitiful sight to see those on the eastern side going over the biidge to fetch water. One poor dd wo.,an, Catherine Williams by name had had to pay the sum of 5s to people for carrvirJ water to her This, he thought, was a very hard case. Pho Board well knew their powers with regard to supplying the district with water, and he thought they would find it their duty to do so. Mr Campbell-Davys knew the requirements of the village in one side of which he was interested, but not the other but he (Mr Owen) hoped that would have no weight with Mr Campbell-Davys in con- nection with a public requirement. With resard to the supply from the different springs, he thought they had a report on that from their own surveyor But ho would not go into that—in fact, ha thought it would be outside the scheme. g Mr Campbell-Davys-You call this the Llawrdre scheme ? Members—Yes. Answering a question as to the selection of a scheme, Mr Owen said they left it to the Board to do the best they could. Mr Campbell Davys-I suppose you don't allege this Board is in default in not having supplied water. Mr Owen-I have no knowledge of what has taken place hitherto. I don't allege you have. You might have been for what I know, but I don't allege it to day in any way. Mr Arthur S. Gwynne Vaughan (a member of the deputation for Neuaddfawr) explaiued what transpired at the parish meeting, which he said was largely attended. They were unanimous in asKmg them to interview Mr Campbell Davys to ask him to sanction the extension 01 the present supply. It was understood that he would allow it if a certain sum was paid him, and an additional supply brought into the present reservoir. Mr Evans, the Llanwrtyd guardian, said they as ratepayers were anxious that the matter should rest in abeyance for awhile to see if they could come to an arrangement with Mr Campbell Davys, and he had, incompliance with the wishes of the parish, promised to go up when the weather be- came milder-at the end of February or the beginning of March-to bear the views of the parishioners who objected to the Llawrdre scheme as extravagant. One of the deputation here said that Mr Campbell Davys had been perfectly well aware of the lack of water on the other side for many years past, and had been written to, he believed, on the subject more than once, and as nothing had been done, it was their bounden duty to come to ask that something be done. Mr Campbell Davys said everybody knew that the present supply was not sufficient, even for the present limited area of supply, and that they could not expect him to give water for nothing to the other side when he had not enough for his own tenants, whom he had always supplied gratis. If he took money for doing so, be would better his own pocket at the expense of his own tenants. Having minutely explained his present objection to the extension of the present supply, inasmuch as the water would all run down to the lower level of these other houses, Mr Campbell Davys said the matter was one which required thrashing out, and with that end in view proposed that the further discussion of the subject be adjourned until he could ascertain the terms upon which he could get an additional supply into the present reservoir from the adjoiuing landowners. He wished to put it off for that reason. He pointed out during further discussion that Mr Hope was not a ratepayer of the parish of Llanwrtyd, and was not therefore much interested in the matter of expense. He had property there, and was anxious naturally to get water into those houses at the expense of the parish. It was the same at; if someone built houses on the Forest Hill, and then asked the parishioners to bring water up from below. The difficulty he wished to put before the guardians was this Suppose every single village throughout our large Union required water to be brought by gravitation to its i !la <luestioQ of building houses with no water, and then going to the parish to get water at the parish expense. I may say that I am nearly as much interested myself as Mr H°Pe that these people should have water, and every sanitation neces- sary for the visitors flecking to the sulphur wells. He pointed out in the course of further remarks that even the people who were going to drink the water, went against the Llawrdre scheme, and that the whole parish signed a memorial against the proposal. Mr Hope-That was owing to the expense, sir. Every parishioner, continued Mr Campbell- Davys, having gone against this scheme, it was come thwo S Mr Hope or anybody else to When a i. 8»y tha Board was in default, stood that Tfc w*me e' of coul'se it was under- Boardj'tte^i'defLr^lf1011 (thg say, "We have a riaht tn was as much as to water." Thev hadL come here to demand water, and the onlv an*i?us to supply objected was that of expenst °D oh the Parish Mr Owen intimated that u word in response to Mr Camnhoi i n t0 8ay a objection was at first raised to this, but y8' An Mr Watkins Baid that they should lik« u alihehadto say after he had come all n,„ ar from Builth. the way from Builth. the way Thereupon Mr Owen pointed out that under the Sanitary Act of 1878, it was their duty as a h"\ary authority to prevent any houses being HOD. UKn e88 re Wrts a supply of water. Mr I-lope being Part owner of that side of the He had beenl8w0Urded° h* thatProPerty 8uPPlied- tenants, for nearly12 7 ° y everyone of hts marks as "We shan't payTen't un° T" supply." y lent till we get a water Mr Evans, Llanwrtyd—No dm.kf quired there. I hope Mr Campbell n, !? ♦?' ratepayers will come to an undersLnrtT "A U get water before lone. I second i and Wl11 CM1PbW^lfVyS t0h P°stP°ne ihe matter0.110" Mr cropping uponhis^e^ ?ebCgdafroember0f the Board' Nothing was to watn- question yeTF^yea/!ueXCeptthis Lla"w> tyd Campbell-Davv^ n J Parishioners and Mr to settle the mntt W8r6 ai|owed another opportunity would becomp tv. tively in th^ eirdutyasa Board to act impera- Whinga^kS'S"- J,hey were becoming the should lfke to ht M ";hoIelU°lon (laughter). He He would not ^iimPbell-Davys's conditions, to consider t h.? "P &nd Say had not had time b.-li-Davyt.) ^^adlatt,'r• H« thfon«ht lle (Mr Camp- t considered it since he was verv young (renewed laughter). 7 Chairman—Won't you allow him to meet the parishioners ? Mr Campbell-Davys said he would answer every- body at the end. Mr Rees, Talgarth, said it would be a great pity if the parishioners had to go to the expense of getting water from Llawrdre when they could get it cheap from the other side. Everybody had to pay, those that had it as well as those that did not. He hoped Mr Campbell-Davys would let them have it in the cheapest way, insteadof putting them to unnecessary expense. The Chairman said be believed Mr Campbell- Davys would fall in with the ratepayers, and hoped they would do the best they could. He should like himself to see the matter adjourned, and for them to meet in the parish and settle. It would be a great pity to have two water works when it was possible to join them together. Mr Campbell- Davys would surely see that, and do what was right and just. They had a lot of things at Llan- wrtyd besides t,he water. Mr Watkins put it all to the water. They ought to do their best to keep Llanwrtyd in this Union. There was something very peculiar about the water there-he meant the fountain water, not the mineral. He related what oallle under his own observation while staying one evening iv the village. He went to try several taps himself, but not one of them was in proper order, and they ought to be put and kept in repair after officers had been appointed to look after them. He thought Mr Campbell-Davys would in a month or so meet the parishioners and come to some arrangement. Mr A. S. Gwynne Vaughan said they had got one water supply already. It would be most un- fair and unjust to the ratepayers to have two water supplies in a little village, considering that a town like Llandovery had been without water so long. Mr Hope said that one of them-the owners-had a farm higher up than the present supply, near which there was an excellent spring. Mr Campbell- Davya went up to see it two or three years ago with the speaker, and pronounced it impure. It was better than the one they had now. He and Mr Jones, Clincau, the joint owner with himself (the speaker) were quite willing to have that spring extended to help the one below. They could enter that land to-morrow free. Mr W. P. Jeffreys (to Mr Campbell-Davys)- Perhaps you will disclose your scheme now as pro- mised ? Mr Campbell-Davys said he thought Mr Jones, of Clincau, was the sole owner. Mr Owen, solicitor- I may tell you, Mr Campbell- Davys, that the joint owner will allow you to have the water nominally free. Mr J. R. Price thought it was just as well that they should adjourn the matter for one month. He hoped that by that time they would adopt the scheme on the other side, instead of going into a new scheme. He begged to propose that they adjourn it for one month only, and no more. Mr Evan Williams seconded the motion. Mr Campbell-Davys having intimated that he could not promise to meet the parishioners till the end of February or the beginning of March, Mr Rees, Talgarth, enquired why March, when they required the water at once. He pointed out that it would take some time to convey it from one place to another. He proposed a fortnight. Mr William Davies, LIAngadock, seconded. After further discussion, Mr Watkins again pressed Mr Campbell-Davys to give an idea as to his terms for permitting the water to be conveyed to the western side. Mr Campbell-Davys said he did not see that they could come to terms until they had time to talk it over. The Chairman remarked that they were willing to meet Mr Campbell-Davys in a very friendly way, and the Board should recollect that the water had been given free of charge by Mr Campbell- Davys upon the express condition that it should not be taken away from his own tenants. Mr Rees (Talgarth) persisted that they should not throw it off a moment further. On a division, the Chairman declared that the month had it with a very good majority. The proceedings then terminated.





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