Frank Little

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Playground equipment

by franklittle on 30 September, 2011

A special meeting of Blaenhonddan community council yesterday approved estimates for repairs to playground equipment across the community. These will bring swings, roundabouts, slides and so on up to current standards and will be initiated as soon as practicable. We also endorsed  a rolling programme of improvements to surfaces in the playgrounds. Because finance is […]

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Possible Mynydd Marchywel wind-farm

by franklittle on 4 April, 2011

There is an application (P2010/1248) for a scoping opinion* from the county borough for a wind-turbine farm on March Hywel, the southern boundary of which impinges on Cadoxton ward. Note that this is not an actual planning application, merely an enquiry as to what should be included in the application when it is made. The […]

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Owain Glyndwr no more

by franklittle on 18 October, 2010

Blaenhonddan Community Council tonight resolved, by ten votes to five, to rename the Owain Glyndwr Centre as the Waunceirch Community Centre. The reasons advanced by the majority group were that: all the other centres in the community were named after their locality, that the original naming decision had been taken on political grounds (when Plaid […]

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Joan Palmer

by franklittle on 31 March, 2010

Blaenhonddan CC members have had this message from the chairman, Dick Matthews: It is regret that I have have heard today [Monday] of the death of Joan Palmer who as you know was a Blaenhonddan Community Councillor for many years.

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by franklittle on 5 July, 2009

The community council is sent a copy of the annual report of the West Glamorgan county archivist. I was lucky enough to be first in the queue to see the 2008-9 report, and fascinating reading it is too. Most of the features are Swansea-orientated, since that is where the HQ is based, but the Neath […]

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History in Neath Abbey

by franklittle on 4 May, 2009

It was good to see people from all parties at yesterday’s celebration of the life of Sir Samuel Evans on his 150th anniversary. Liberal Democrats, as successors in Sir Samuel’s Liberal lineage, were naturally well to the fore. There was a chance to see Kirsty again, for  the first time for me after her election […]

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Forthcoming events

by franklittle on 27 April, 2009

On Wednesday, the council will decide on the mayor and deputy mayor of the county borough for 2009/10. The Mayor will be inaugurated at the Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot on Friday 15th May. St John the Baptist Church, Neath Abbey, will welcome the great and good of Wales next Sunday, 3rd May* at […]

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by franklittle on 14 April, 2009

It’s always worth checking the council’s official site. Today features something close to my own personal interests: a request for data on urban bats. “The Bat Conservation Trust with support from Neath Port Talbot Council and Neath Port Talbot Biodiversity Forum are running an urban bat survey this summer.  It is hoped that the survey will […]

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The family of Samuel Thomas Evans

by franklittle on 14 September, 2008

People in Skewen and Neath Abbey are currently researching the descendants of Sir Samuel Evans, the great Edwardian Solicitor-General and judge, who was born at his parents’ grocery shop in Skewen on 4th May 1859. He died in Brighton 90 years ago, but his remains were brought back to Neath and lie in St John’s […]

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Part of Cadoxton history at the Neath Museum

by franklittle on 25 June, 2008

There are just a few days to go before the Evan Evans Bevan exhibition closes at the end of June.  The exhibits are not shown to their best advantage, in Neath Museum’s temporary home in the Dyfed  Road Leisure Centre, but the displays are well up to the Museum Department’s standard. It must have brought […]

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