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CONWAY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A GIPSY INVASION. t I A LLANDUDKO JUNCTION SLAUGHTER- 1 HOUSE. 1 I PENRIIYXSIDE WATER SUPPLY PROBLEM j Mr Hugh Owen, J.P. (ch' presided ccr the mcaifejly moating' of tho; authority on Fri- I, day. There were also present: Messrs J. W. Raynes, J.P., Rogers Jon-js, Ed. Williams, T. Williams, E. Evaii,3, R. Roberts, Rev. W. Phil- lips, with tLe Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the Ass.stant Cl-erk (Mr Ernest Parry), and the fVur- vevor. (Mr Levi John and Mr John Davies). j JOINT HOSPITAL BOARD AN ACCOM- PLISHED FACT. The Local Government Board wrote stating I that (L" provisional order relating to the Con- way srd Penrriaonma/vvr Joint Hospital district bed becu oo~dirmed! by Parliament. CLAN CONWAY WATER SUPPLY. I :t was reported' that the locad Government j Board had sanctioned the borrowing of £200 lor works of warier supply for Clan Conway par- ish. COLWYN UNADOPTED ROADS. Messrs J. W. Raynes, Thos. Williams, Ed- ward Wiluiiris, John Davies (Highway Survey- or), and the Sanitary Inspector (Mr John) re- ported meeting at Cohvyn and inspect) ng the unadopted ro.LJis in Old Coiwyn, ar.d recommend- ed "that Cud v.-gam Road, BodelwydJan Avenue, and Watkin Avenue, for about 100 yards be taken over by this Council, and that the estate be called upon to Lay a surface water drain along Meiriadcg road and Wellington road, and that line surface made up to the satisfaction of our -r Highway Surveyor before, they are taken Over." They "also directed the IL^hway Surveyor to ascertain from Mr W. R. Jones if he is pre- pared to give the necessary l:nd for a footpath on the rrni <n road and to estimate the ccsi; uf a footpath along Abergele road 'l'Qrn the Wesloy- an Chapel to Meiriadeg1 road." Tho report was adopted. LLANGWSTENIN AND PENRIIYN WAISR CONNECTIONS. Än()\ ii committee recoiiip.iend-ed that a push Or sprang' tap be fixed on the storage cistern at Lower i'cnrhyn to supply tho houses in case of stoppage or breaikage on "he mains, and also that a. meter be fixed) at the Pensam and Gkai- jryxidoii Schools and to chaa-ge for the water. A GIPSY INVASION. Supt. Beresforid, of Colwyn Bay, wrote icport- ing tiio removal of certain, gipsies from iiryn Morfydd, LlanefcaJi. It was stated thai about 60 of the "wandering tribe" wore now enoajnpsd in the locality, and that they caused m nuisance owin £ to a lack of proper sanitary accommodation. In reply. to the Council's letter Mr J. R. iJones. school attendance officer, Llandudno, ^srote stating that he had visited the encamp- ment in Pensarc,. tiold a,rd Marl-road, and de- manded t'he attendance od their respective chil- (d!rcm. at school. The werman informed liiin that they were going to Chester in a few days, but they were still on the old spot. The trouble Flt.h sudh people was that when a local authori- ty went to the expense of issuing a sumnions Aga.,n,st tlnem they decamped. He suggested that cgnoerted action be taken by the Sanitary Autho- jUty, tie Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the police, and himself. which, he believed, would be effective in clearing them -Put of the district. Gipsies could well aliopd' to pay the small line imposed by the magistrates Xipon them if he took proceedings. Moreover, many resjiectablo people objected to have their pbikiren iillxirl up with "those little thieves." In answer to Mr Itayne3, Mr L. John eaad the spot seemed to be grow. ing steadily in popularity as a gipsy encamp- tnient, for they were growing in number, and un- less something waa done soon there would be no (Tabes nor hedges anywhere in the vicinity. 'There were row five or fix horses on the ground in addition to the caravans and their occupants. Tie gipsios of the Whole country seemed to have learned of the place, and they were flocking there in consequence of the immunity enjoyed BO far by the others. Tho CLerk: If the Sanitary Inspector tells jou tbiera is arry nuisance there I will take proceed- ing's at once. lie is going- "over this afternoon, and he could report upon it. On the motion of Mr Rayxes, seconded by Mr Ed. Williams, it was resolved1 ta leave the r: ut- ter in the Clerk's hands, authority being given him to institute proceedings if lie thought fit. A LLANDUDNO JUNCTION SLAUGHTER- HOUSE. Mr Rogers Janes asked whether the notice or die rod to bacn served upon the owner of a certain slaughter-house at Llandudno Junction bad been served. The Cierk replied in the affirmative. Mr Rogers Jones: Is tlie time up The Cicrk: Yes, but the matter has since been be fore the Finance Committee. Mr R. Roberta thought the Council had no caae to star.d upon, aaad for that reason be cud Hot think they should proceed further in tie matter. The Chairman: We are told by the Clerk that the place was not registered, and that we had a. Irighit to take proceedings on that ground. The Clerk YCll plaçe- us in a very awkward position. Here you have 30 or 40 people peti- tioning us in this matter •- Mr Roberts: Ten. The CLerk; Well, ten tihen. One would, be sufficient for me. I would not Lise to bear the responsibility for what might take place—an out- break of diphtheria or seme other disease--xu consequence of a nuisance. Mr RobcrVo: Weare going to spend the rate- payers' money on a test case. The Clerk: Not a. bit of it. Mr Roberts: What is the cause of complaint? 5V3ia.i does the Sanitary Inspector say ? The Clerk: As far as I am concerned you need tiofc take proceedings, but I would not. like to be in your position. Mr Roberts sajd that twelve months ago, when they went into the case. they failed to find any tluisance, and they now had no complaint from the officials. They had no evidence except fiom the ten petitioners, SOfie of whom did not T'e- Etcae near the place. Sheep and ca.ttle were taken through wiiole streets to other slaughter- houses, and he failed to see. why so much should be gaid of the cractice in t(bis ca.-je. Mr Raynes: I beg' to propose that the recom- mendation of the Finanee Committee, which is that we take pnoceetLnigs against this person Without delay, bo adopted. The Chairman remarked that when that case wai beiore the Council 12 months ago they gave the rnarJ timcl-u-P till March last—in which he ooukl himself another place, but potping* liad done ni th*at direction and to view of die petition* before the Council now' the Council muat be consistent with 'their pre- vious attitude in the matter. He thought they .Would bo only doing' their duty in taldn"- pro- ceedings. ° -^lr Roberts said tbe man had submitted a ■Fsn to the Council for another site, but the Council disapproved of it on account of the Width of the road. The man had failed to get S suitable site for the building, and was there- fcro m the same position as the Council them- «elvea, because they were unable to obtain a for tneir steam-rolier shed about which pewpto were compiaimng on the ground that it was a nuisance. The Chai!-tiaa: It is no use arguing in that wav Wc must proceed or give it u." If we t carry out tne recommendation of the imarae Committee ''VaS Tj0t Flnanw Commit- too—only the Chairman and youi-elf Mr Chair- 1114D. Tho Chairman: The recommendation kises ftono of 1*3 force, because we were the oaly T3resent. that matter had been beioro them for twelve months. The part7 con- 10lf he w<Hdd bu-v Iw.d'for a I ■to, but he had not done so. The Council eouJd wt .Lrd the pett.on before them, and they I nrS ^vcfT ) mi' d rt],lat tbew had ^en San;tar- \rtW? ;!t ^an^vstenin,; as the § £ rv^7 :y .musfc 60 d*y> perfect!y ccnvct"1'1^ was perietuy correct. Let proccedxn-os be t^kon .Iud1 na.d been lclt ha.ngw.g on qttiw long el1'Ollg. ;[,ulllps ^k<xl would bear ti.-e The Clerk repLed that it would be borne by the. ^general fund of the CcKinci!. I Tne ^i;;urman added that he personalU- ho- be^ed were many siaughtor-hou^e-, in the I <»untry in a much more unsatisfactory condition than the ono amtcr consideration Mr Rogers Jonea.: But this b situ"te<{ in a eogiious centre, (surrounded bv ho^ correct, as 2S»s<tew* Yo" On a d,on. ail the members, with the ox- oepaon or Mr K. Roix-rti, agreed tihat proceed- •Ajis be taken iorthwir^ In be taken lorth A DEFINITE REPLY NECESSARY. 1 A letter was read from the ("olwyti Bay and Llandudno Electric Railway Company stating that the letter of the Council had been con- sidered by the di rev tors who requested that a d.e,ûI1di-' reply bo given toO the company's letter of the 8th June. The Company oou'J not accept any alternative proposals as suggested by the Council. It was explained by the Clerk that the appli- cation of the Company was for the Council's approval of the lengthening of the tramway loop at the top of Penrhyn Hill and reir.oval of an- other from Ca-c to Penrhyn gate, but the Council replied that they gave. their consent Oil condition that the fares were reduced from Pcn- hynslde and the letter just red was. tibe Com- pany's, answer. Tho Council must, there fore, ap- prove or disapprove. On the motion of the Rev. W. Phillips, SQ- conded by Mr Raynes, the application was ap- proved. INSURANCE OF COUNCILLORS. the Council were discussing the insur- ance of certain workmen under the Employers' Liability Act Mr Raynee jocularly asked tho Clerk whether the Council would: be liable in this event of any member oi the Council meeting with an acci- dent on his way to the Cjuncil meeting? Mr Rogers Jones: If you fell through tlie flour of this room and were hurt you could oaim (laughter). PENRIIYNSIDE WATER SUPPLY. The Cierk stated! that he had written to Mr Farrington, the Cowl yd Boor-d Engineer, about the water supply to Panrhynside. and had re- ceived the fo Mo wing reply:-— In reference to your letter of the 6th inst., and my acknowledgment of rho 7th, you cannot do anything to improve the supply without in- curring expense; the question is wha.t can be done at the least expense. As you arc, aNvara tlie water supply for Penrhyn is obtained through a 4-in. main about 2300 lineal yards in lcl1;h, which is oonnecied to the end of a 3in. nam which has been kid over 20 years ago, and abcut 4300 litieai yards in lengfcht tiir>ugh the parish of Llang-svstcnin from the trumk main at Pensarn, Li'andudiio Jiraction. I am informed by Mr Levi John that careful inspections and ex.:MYIÍ11:1b)llS have been made of the 3in. and 4in. renins, and that tliere is no evidence of any leakage from same, but 'there is every indica- ti-on that t'he 3in. main is incruatod on the in- sido to s'ç.h an extent that %ory- little water plUUes through it. I have carefully considered the question of sert'ning this main 011 tho inside and thus restoring it to its original capacity; this oouid bo done at a.bout one-third of the cost of laying a new main cf the same size; but I am afraid that any relief obtained in 'Jhis way wouid only bo of a temporary character, and not entirely satisfactory. "To ensure a proper supply of water to Pen- rhyn at all times of the day and for all purposes a service r> .x^rvoir ought to be constructed at the highest point, and a main of proper size laid from the end of t.he 4in. maim at (jGamvydcten to the trunk main The most convenient point for this connection, and requiring the shortest length of piping would be near Mochdre, but CoUvvn Bay and Llysfaen might object to aoosi- nectiou being mada 6.7 this point. If the whole of the works and, mains were vested in the Joint Board no difficulty such as this could arise. A letter was sent by the Penrhyn Parish Coun- cil stating* that in view of the consequent danger to heaith they had arranged with tlie Llandudno Urban District Council for a temporary supply of water until the next meeting oi the Ocmway Rural District Council, at which they ho-ped steps would ba taken to give tiig parish an ade- quate supply. The L.arocmcino to unci I also wrote notifying tho C'rtineil that they had decided to reinstate the otd connection between tlie Llandudno and the Pcnrhynside mains. Rev. T. Ph-illips again enphasised, tihe import- ance of the qu'oation f rorn the star.dijjoint of the Penrhyn inhabitants, and urged that a meeting of the parish councillors oi Ponrhyrkude and Llangwstenin he convened with the object of disousaing the question of laying new pijies to Penrhynside. 1f the Mangwstenin parishioners refused to join some other srepa would have to be taken because tlie village oouhl not go on without water. Mr R. Robert,) (one of the members for Llan- gwstenin) said he could assure Mr Phillips that Llangwsterin would undertake no more reb-lywi- bdities in that direction. The C-hairman (who aLo represents Liangws- tenin) cer«firmed that view, and addedJthat Llan- g-wstanin panish had nothing to gain from tihe laying of new pipM to Pemrhjnsdde. If the lat- ter were ct. att afvcgather Liangwstenin would be better off in faet. Rev. V/. Phillips replied that the Council understood the poaitian of his parish and, which iios had a, claim for a Local Government Board inquiry into the position. They could not rely uparif the help of Liaiidudno for an indefinite term, and ev-Em. now there were fc-urteen hous-os which were never reache-d by the -water, tiiough it was i>osf-ribly mero needed in those particular houaas than anywhere else. Mr Raynes said tliat so far as be could see, it was a case of Colwyn Bay and Llysfaen again, and he proposed tiuit they asked the Colwyn Bay Council to connect Penrhynside with the pipes either at Rhyd Farm (near the Golf Hou^e) or at MocSnli-e. Mr Robea^ seconded, and this waa agreed to. FINANCIAL. The Cierk reported that th-pre was a balance an hand that day on the Conway district account of £ 500 55 9..1 and of £ 145 2s lid un account of the Glan Cartway district.



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