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— urn ■ liMwn irfrminufi ■aai ii —WMImomm POMTARBAWE COUNCIL I The fortnightly meeting of the Pont- ardawe was held on Thursday. Mr. Dl. T. Jones, J.P., presided, and he was supported by Messrs. Herbert Gibbon (vice-chairman), J. Morgan (engineer), A. E. Edmunds (sanitary inspector), Wyndham Lewis (clerk), and Noah L. Davies (deputy cleriff. ALLOTMENTS AT CLYDACH. Mr. John Morgan (Engineer) report- ed that he had commenced to lay out the field at Vardre, Clydach, for allot- ments. Applications had also been re- oeived for plots. FOOD FROM A CEMETEIIY- I CHAPEL AUTHORITIES OBJECT. As the trustees of the Pantteg Chapel, Ystalyfeca, objected to the let- ting of the Cemetery for allotments, he (the Engineer) had ar- ranged with Mr. Dd. Richards to take over the field adjoining the cemetery, I the area of which was 157 perches. Two I other plots could be taken over. -No applications, however, had been re- ceived from this locality. DAMAGED ROADS. The Engineer also said he had re- ceived a letter from the county survey- or that the Roads to no Control Com- mittee were endeavouring to arrange for the cost or part thereof of mak- ing good the damage done te roads by timber or similar. haulage to be borne by the War Office. Mr. H. J. Powell called attention im the need of pressing forward their claims for extra polling booths in the district in view of a general electioa taking place this year. Mr. Wyndham Lewis pointed out that the matter had already been dealt with and suggestions had been sent on to the proper authorities. I INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS AT I PONTARDAWE. I! I MESSRS. (JILBERTSON AND HOUSING ACCOMMODATION. Messrs. W. Gilbert^>n and Co. wrote pointing out that in' view of the fur- ther developments at their works, they suggested a conference with the Coun- cil in order to consider the question of housing accommodation. The matter was left in the hands of the clerk to arrange. I R.A.O.B. APPLICATION. An application was received for thb holding of a sacred concert- at the Pavilion, Pontardawe, on Sunday, March 3rd, in aid of the R.A.O.B. War Memorial Schemo to provide annuities to aged and deserving brothers of the g bi-oth?,rs of thle Order. j The Rev. Evan Davies moved that the application be granted, as he knew something of the great work done by the Order in connection with the war. The resolution wa.s carried. I oriUK i AGE OF HORSES AT I m, CLYDACH. i I ine War Agricultural Committee wrote granting permission to enter the field of Mr. Samuel Davies, at Coed- gwilym, Clydach, for the purpose of allotments. During the discussion as to whether the Council should arrange their own haulage work, the Engineer said he fed failed to get a horse and cart in Velindre for the. past 12 menths to clear away the rubbish fro mthe road- side. Farmers would not send a horse and cart out at 10s. a dav. Mr. L. W. Francis said they ought to urge upon the farmers the necessi- ty of devoting the whole of their time to the cultivation of the land and not to haulage. The Rev. Evan Do vies said he re- membe.red the time when the farmers were very glad to receive 10s. a day for a horse and cart.—The matter was deferred to the next meeting.

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