Frank Little

Liberal Democrat former Councillor for Cadoxton Learn more

Elwyn Jones

by franklittle on September 3, 2014

I have just learned, through the Evening Post, of the death of Elwyn. I knew him for four years, while serving on Blaenhonddan Community Council. It would be fair to say that we crossed swords frequently on the council, but on the rare occasions that we were able to have a talk face-to-face we found […]

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European Parliament elections

by franklittle on May 21, 2014

Make sure of your vote

by franklittle on May 20, 2014

What should have been a controlled response to a possible attack by the larch fungus seems to have turned into wholesale clearance in Craig Gwladus. There is a report by Cadoxton photographer Mike Davies on the Neath Guardian website. I should be interested to learn what action Councillor Annette Wingrave is taking.

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Council tax confirmed

by franklittle on March 1, 2014

At a special meeting of Neath Port Talbot Council yesterday, the council tax for Blaenhonddan for the coming financial year was confirmed as £1551.48, a rise of 4.41%. This includes the borough-wide police precept of £190.34 and the community council’s precept. Full details are at http://www.npt.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=3530&name=Council&mtg_date=28/02/2014&id=COUN&qt=LST and select COUN-280214-REP-CDG for the council tax calculations. The budget itself having been […]

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Mynydd Marchywel wind farm

by franklittle on February 21, 2014

This is the route which the energy company wants the abnormal loads of turbine components to take if the developer succeeds in overturning last Wednesday’s vote: http://www.mynyddmarchywel-windfarm.co.uk/media/25320/Site%20Access.pdf.         It will be noted that it includes this rail bridge of restricted height between Neath Abbey and Cadoxton.  

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Small business Saturday in Neath

by franklittle on December 5, 2013

I trust that residents will be supporting this initiative, which is supported by all political parties at the national level. More details here: http://neath.fyinetwork.co.uk/my,4232-12-Neath-Business-Champs  

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Progress on metal theft

by franklittle on January 21, 2013

http://lordsoftheblog.net/2013/01/20/lords-fast-track-bill-to-tackle-metal-theft/  

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Police and crime commissioner elections

by franklittle on October 28, 2012

The two politicians and the two independent candidates for the post of police and crime commissioner (PCC) for the South Wales area were interviewed for half-an-hour by Vaughan Roderick on BBC-Wales’ “Sunday Supplement” this morning. The Web page for this programme is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nly4r. The outcome illustrated many of the flaws in the whole Conservative […]

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Student financing explained

by franklittle on September 30, 2012

I still object, largely on moral grounds, to a system which involves students taking on a lifetime debt in order to undertake a university course. I would much prefer reverting to the  system of state and local authority grants which I grew up with, even if this means that less than Tony Blair’s target of […]

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