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YSTRADGYHLAIS OiSTRSCT COUNCIL Questions of Allotments, Sani- tation and tpiuumcs. Tin1 monthly meeting of the Ystra-d- Itx til- it I District Council took "place on Thursday, when Councillor L. Thomas, J.t\, presided, all the mem- bers being present. Officials present were, Messrs. Thos. Watkins (surveyor) G. -J • Rees (sanitary inspector), I)r. E. Walsh (M.O.H.), A. Jestyn Jeffreys (clerk), and J. E. Taylor (deputy- clerk). DEi PUSHING WATER-STREET. The trustees of Sardis Chapel tsuo- mitti'd terms and conditions relative to the demolitions of Water-street, Ys- I tradgynlais. Air. J. W. Morgan moved that the terms bo accepted- Mr Dd. Lewis said the rateable value of the parish had fallen by £ 4,000. They had discussed the matter many times, and had done their best, but Lhe fanit was on the other side. He asked Mr. Morgan what it would cost to demolish the three houses. Mr. Morgan About £ 10; and there are p)<ty who would do it for tha<t j amount. I Mr. Ben Williams mid he would BC- cond Mr. Morgan on the distinct under- standing that tins would end their expense in the matter. If this were not so, then the whole matter be re- opened. Mr. Dd. Lewis: I shall stick to my previous attitude, if I am by myself. On a vote being taken it was re- Solved to accept the terms offered by the Sardis Chapel trustees. LAND FOR ALLOTMENTS. I ?- -1 .1 It was rift.oJved unit- tlio Council taKo possession of land at Glanrhyd and Gurnos for allotment cultivation. On 1 the suggestion of Mr. Lewis Thomas, it was decided th:t should the societies in the distric-u desire land, that the i Land Order be enforced before the j next meeting of the Council. Mr. Ben Williams urged that the Allotment Society try to work in oon- (ord with the Council. He referred to land at Glanrhyd where a difficulty in regard to fencing had arisen, Mr. T. J. Watkins said it was not safe to plant at Glanrhyd, as the vege- tables would be missed from the plots. In reply to Mr. J. W. Morgan, the chairman said a farmer would have to give up his field if it were not being cultivated or worked. The same applied to a garden. Mr. A. Jestyn Jeffreys said if Mr. Morgan objected to the taking of his, only field, he should communicate by I' telegram with the Inspector of the Board of Agriculture. Mr. Tom Williams: I have a nice j plot that anyone can have if they ) want it. j Mr. Lewis Thomas: The farmer has ] his rights too. < Mr. W. D. "Walters said that in his ) area he did not believe that allot- ments were required. In deriding to allow the chairman, and the vice-chairman to take the mat- ter in hand, it was resolved that the local members in each case be also oon- Isutod. ) The question of leasing Gelli quar- j waa discussed, and it was decided on the .motion of Mr. J. Morgan that a deputation meet the Brecon District j Council with a, view to ascertaining whether the councils could take over t he quarry. SHALL REFUSE BE COLLECTED? ] Mr. Thos. Williams moved that tnc notice of motion suspending tbe col- lection of refuse be rescinded. He be- lieved that the health of the public in-as -more important than the saving of a few pounds. To him, it had always .seemed a short-sighted polity one in' which they had been a penny wise and pound foolish. Ov<'r the winter the careful householders had been able to dump a gi-tat deal of their refuse in the gardens, but now that the planting time had arrived this would not be possible. Others however, bad been less particular, and had thrown refuse on the main road. He referred to the state ,(,f some parts of the district, and it was high time the district was made a more pleasant place to live in. It was a strange coincidence that an epi- demic had bnpken out at the time the ■refuse e-.iTts Acre taken off. With the summer before them they should re- i consider the matter. Mr. J. W. Morgan urged that it would be most '•xpe-nsive, and would otnd to increase the rateable value by Is. in the £ The colliers were working 'half-time, and less, and they were aI-I ready fit.000 down in the "rateable value. He moved that the cart should j collect, fcr a week or so, to get rid of tlio reftise. I Mr. Lewis Thomas said that when Budget- Day took place n year ago, they were all anxious to save expense, ftrid lie had been prepared to forego im- ] prove men to at Cwmtwrch on that un- derstanding that Ystradgynlais did the samo. Yet. the Ystradgynlais members had their pound of flesh. They had Iru] their im provements, ^nd the P,120 they had foregone --for C^-ntwrch had gone to Ainon bridge. If they wanted to save let them all do so. Mr. Dd. Williams strongly sur ;.>>rtcf! Mr. Williams, and said *Vr-H not •save expense where the h<vd-th nf the district was concerned. Mr. Rhys Chapman said .that rjAople who throw refuse on the roc should ho prosecuted. Mr. T..T. W?»tkius i ■■ Ys- iradirynl'»i*? should not hnv- cart unless the other districts we»-n ••T-ant- •ed some privilege. "You take Mio law into your own hands," he said, "and I am going to watch you in future." It was then decided to postpone the matter until Budget Day a month hence. I HEALTH OF CHILDREN. Mr. Ben Williams asked the medical officer of health if whooping cough was on the decrease a.t Cwmtwrch, and ob- served that he had seen children on the streets suffering from this complaint. Dr. Walsh said whooping cough was not a notifiable disease, and it lasted for such a time that except in ex- tremo cases some parents did not know ùw difference between whooping cough and an ordinary cough. Mr. T. Williams and T. R. Joseph j attended on behalf of the Education Authority and complained that some chitdren had been kept at home for as much as 14 weeks, because the houses had not been disinfected. Dr. Walsh explained. that owing to the fact tha.t he had sent his register to Dr. Richards, so that the latter could make up his returns, a misun- | dersta.nding had occurred. In some oases all the children in a house had it in rotation. It was also urged that parents should be persuaded to keep their children from Sunday-schools, concerts, etc., in cases of in fection, It was pointed out that there was no bye-law compellingi,doctors to noti- fy headmasters of disuse. Dr. Walsh said it was impossible to disinfect in cases of whooping cough, as there was no limit to the life of the disease. Mr. Joseph cited oases where the headmasters had sent children homo because their jfomes had not been dis- infected. Mr. G. J. Rces (sanitary inspector) said it was not his duty to disinfect except in exoeptionaBl cases, but he had to see it waa done. Mr Ben Williams said the attendanto yffioora should enquire as to when children were clear for school. Mr. J. W. Morgan said some dictors iu the district had perhaps not re- ported to Dr. Walsh. Dr. Walsh reported an epidemic of eruptive fevers throughout the dis- trict, including measles, scarlet fever, and scarletina. The present mclement weather had not had the deterent ef- j fect that it should have. Chest affec- tions were also prevalent, but the les- sons impressed on the minds of parents and guardians regarding isolation had had a salutary effect. The births were six males -and nine females for the month, and the death, nine males and ] six f&nalee. „ On the suggestion of Dr. Whitting- ton, Neath, it was decided to inspect Colbren bog during the fine weather. On the motion of Mr. Ben Williams, ■ it was resolved that the matter of pro- 1 viding artificial forms of milk be left to the doctor and clerk. In reply to Mr. Tom Williams the' doctor agreed tha,t the health of the! district would improve if the refuse oart again went round.