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ST. ASAPH (FLINT) RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Friday, when there were present:—Mr. T. Howes Roberts (chairman), Rev. J. Adams (vice-chairman), Sir W. G. Williamis, Miss Ben- nett, Messrs. George Williams, Thomas Mor- gan, Joseph Lloyd, Charles Grimsley (clerk), John Lloyd (road surveyor), George Bell (sanitary surveyor), and Dr. Lloyd Roberts (medical officer of health). WATER SUPPLY FOR TREMEIRCHION. Mr. P. P. Pennant, on behalf of the parish ioners of Tremeirehion, attended the meeting to explain a project for providing a water sup- ply for that village. He said that the Medical Officer of Health had repeatedly called atten- tion to the need of a proper and sufficient water supply for the place. A8 regarded the village, there was no difficulty in getting what was re- quired, but he did not see any way fdr supply- ing the whole of the parish. In fact, the parishioners, as a body, refused to pay for any scheme which would only benefit a few. That was quite natural, and it had therefore been arranged that the people who resided in the village should take the matter in hand. The result was that the owners of property had de. cided to contribute towards a supply for the village. He had written to them on the sub- ject, and they were willing to co-operate, al- though up to the present he had not asked them to place the cash in his hands. That would follow in due course. He believed that there were about 27 houses, and these were owned by about half as many landlords. It was sugges- ted that the supply should be obtained from Mynydd Bychan, where, he understood, at the driest season of the year, there was about five times as much water as would be required. Mr. Bell, the sanitary surveyor, had gone into the matter and prepared plans. The only. matter to be decided had been getting the consent of the landlord of the farm where the spring was situate, and he had approached the owner, with the result that the parishioners had been gran- ted the necessary permission to take the water, provided that the requirements of the farm should be provided for. That was quite natur- al and it had been arranged that tanks should be erected at certain points for the purpose of supplying the farm. It was proposed to ask the Council to do the work, the owners of pro- perty to pay the costs; and for the Council to maintain the works after they were established. He did not think that the cost of that would be a great deal, and suggested that it could be met by the rent or rates received from-persons using the water, who had not contributed to the original cost. He had gone into the matter carefully with Mr. Grimsley, who was certainly an authority on such matters, and he did not think there would be any difficulty in carrying out the proposals. Mr. Joseph Lloyd expressed his pleasure that tie was some probability of the water diffi- cm in at least one parish being settled. The Cou. he thought, could not offer any objec tion lo 'he proposals of Mr. Pennant, but should rilly thank him for what had been done in tu matter. After an < cplanation by the Clerk, the pro- posal was aj< oved. THE C^'M WATER SUPPLY. The Sanitary Surveyor reported that the proposed water supply for Cwm had been sub- mitted to the consideration of the parishioners at a parish meeting, when it was decided to in- form this Council that the parishioners could not approve of the plans in their present form. not approve of the plans in their present form. The meeting was not satisfied with the plan for supplying the Isglan district from a standpipe in the cross roads above Ty Gwyn. It was decided to ask the Council to extend the pipes much further to a point between Tir Hwch and Tyddyn Luke, with a provision for Ty Gwyn and Ty Coch. As an amendment to the plan in the central part of the parish, it was pro- posed that an extension of the pipes be made to the land of Tyddynycell Farm, within a convenient distance of the house. The Parish Council also pointed out to the District Coun- cil that the Criafol side of the parish was ig- nored in the plans. The people in this part suffered seriously in dry weather from want of pure water. As a remedy for this, it was sug- gested that a well be dug somewhere about Ty Newydd, and a pump placed in it. Thesealtera- tions lin, the scheme were approved almost unanimously by the piriah meeting. The Council was of opinion that the village could be supplied from a more convenient source than Ffynnon Rudd—from a well in Bwlch field, which was within a few feet of the highway. In the opinion of the Parish Council, this plan would be less expensive, besides being more convenient to the public. The Parish Council also expressed the opinion that it was the duty of the Vicar to provide the public with water at the built well in his premises A previous vicar had been allowed to enclose the spring well in- side his premises, upon the condition that he should provide the outside well with sufficient water for public use. This was not the first time that a complaint had been made against what the Parish Council considered to be an encroachment upon public rights had been brought before the District Council. A deputation attended from the Cwm Parish Council, and supported the statement contained in the letter. The Chairman remarked that he understood that the Vicar claimed that he was not bound to supply the outside well with water. Mr. Thomas Morgan contended that the public had an undoubted rislit to the water. A former vicar placed the tank outside the well so as to be saved the annoyance of people going so near his house to the other well. If the people had no water in the outside well, they should assert their right to take water from the garden well. Mr. George Williams remarked that he agreed with Mr. Morgan. The Sanitary Inspector explained that there was no water in the outside well at the present time. Having regard to the question of expense, he had prepared what he considered to be the best scheme for Cwm. The whole matter was referred to Committee, which will meet and confer with the Parish Council. THE CILOWEN FOOTBRIDGE. The Chairman stated that agreeably with a resolution passed at the last meeting, he had with the Road Surveyor inspected the Cilowen Footbridge. He was of opinion that the bridge was not as safe as it should be. It appeared to be rotten, and did not have sufficient hold in the ground at the ends. The Highway Surveyor did not consider the bridge worth repairing. He felt that it should have been replaced by a more substantial structure five years ago. It was proposed by the Vice-Chairman, se- conded by Mr. George Williams, and agreed to, that the Surveyor be instructed to furnish an estimate of the cost of replacing the bridge to the next meeting. A DEFECTIVE CULVERT AT BODFARY. Mr. John Hughes, Tynyffordd, Bodfary, wrote complaining of the condition of a water plat near his house; and the Surveyor was, in structed to attend to the matter. ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT DYSERTH. A letter was read from Mr. John Williams, Rosslyn, Dyserth, in which that gentleman offered to give a yard of land along the whole length of his property at Ochryfoel, Dyserth, for the purpose of widening the road, condi- tionally upon the Council allowing him to build a wall through the common as far as the boun- dary of his field, and also offered to give two or three hundred loads of stones. The Clerk stated that it would benefit the public at large to widen the road at the place mentioned. A sort of give and take arrange- ment was suggested. The Surveyor stated that the representative of Dyserth on that Council was in favour of the proposed arrangement. It was resolved to grant the permission asked for, subject to the Parish Council being agree- able. THE LATE MR. ROBERTS, GEINAS. It was formally reported that Mr. Roberts, Geinas, the late representative for Bodfary, was dead, and the seat was declared vacant. THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAILWAY FROM RHYL TO PRESTATYN. It was decided to send a aeputation to appear at the Public Inquiry, to be held at Rhyl, on the 8th inst., with reference to the proposed light railway from Rhyl to Prestatyn and to support the application for an order. MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH'S REPORT. Dr. Lloyd Roberts reported that during February and up to date, eight cases of infec- tious diseases had been received. At Bodfary, six notifications were of scarlet fever, at the Forge. These were in three houses. Stringent orders as to isolation were given, and all child- ren from the Forge were excluded from atten- dance at the National Schools, and the Sunday Schools interested were invited to co-operate in this measure. Two families were in receipt of relief; some members earned their means of livelihood by going out charring, taking in washing, and by selling newspapers. All these were means by which infection could be spread, and it ought to be put a stop to. The Relieving Officer was written to, so that extra relief might be given for all to live. But it was regretted that the Board of Guardians did not make this adequate. The sanitary condition of this part was very unsatisfactory. The backs of most of the houses were dirty and unscavenged. Pigs were kept much too near the houses, in badly constructed styes with undrained floors. The sewage found an exit in an open drain upon the further side of the road. The water supply was got irom the river and from the village well. Nothing had been done to make these proper and sufficient after the representations of the Parish Council. In Dyserth, a case of diphtheria was notified at a house in Gover, Penisa. The case lay in a one roomed straw-thatched cottage. This and the adjoining house should be put under notice against further occupation. In passing through the village of Dyserth, Dr. Roberts stated that he had noticed the very deficient water supply inlmany of the houses on the north-west side of the main road. To these houses water was carried from the road side well near the Wes- leyan chapel, about which a complaint was made by the Parish Council. Apart from the condition of the water, the labour entailed by carrying tins up a steep hill was great; and residents in the part referred to, on being ques- tioned, said that they would willingly pay for the company water, if such was brought to a convenient spot. The chapel well was badly placed on the road side, and under the ground with the chapel house a few yards above it. Soakages from this and other houses above, and the well being a dip well was open to all kinds of contamination. In reply to a question, Dr. Lloyd Roberts said he asked for an order to close the houses refer- red to in his report. The Clerk was desired to communicate with the owner on the subject, and also with the owners of the houses requiring a better water supply, and with the waier company. Mr. Joseph Lloyd, in reference to the Medical Officer's statement as to inadequate relief bein? given at Bodfary, stated that the Guardians had carefully considered the case, and thought they were giving sufficient. Miss Bennett said that six shillings were given in one case, and four in another. The Clerk explained that the Relieving Officer had power to relieve in kind if necessary. The Chairman said that the Medical Officer had absolute discretion in such matters. Dr. Roberts replied that the Council could not expect complete isolation unless the persons requiring it were given enough to live on. THE RHYL REFUSE DEPOT A NUISANCE. The Sanitary Inspector again reported that the refuse depot at Cetndy, floyl, had become a nuisance once more. The Clerk was directed to bring the matter under the notice of the Rhyl Urban District Council. OVERCROWDING AT ST. ASAPH AND RHUDDLAN. The Sanitary Inspector also reported cases of overcrowding in Rhuddlan and St. Asaph and the usual orders were ordered to be issued, in each case.






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