Frank Little

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Community project

by franklittle on 29 March, 2017

Does any reader have an idea for a community project in Blaenhonddan? Good Energy has up to £500 to give away. The company says: We’d love to help you do something good for your local community – that’s why we’re giving you the chance to win up to £500 to spread some goodness. It could be […]

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Local elections are coming up

by franklittle on 23 March, 2012

By next Tuesday, 27th March, official notice of elections to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and to Blaenhonddan Community Council will be published. The election itself will take place on Thursday 3rd May. Candidates’ papers will be accepted up until 4th April. There is advice from the Electoral Commission for prospective candidates here: ??

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Lidl refused again

by franklittle on 7 November, 2011

Lidl’s revised scheme for a large free-standing sign (application no. P2011/0738) just outside the ward boundary has been refused by Neath Port Talbot’s planning department. It will be interesting to see whether the company takes this one to appeal.

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by franklittle on 9 July, 2011

I share Peter Black’s concern about the rush to exploit methane from shale layers in South Wales.  In addition to the Maesteg operation, permission has been given in two places – one of which is in adjacent Aberdulais ward – in Neath Port Talbot to prospect for shale gas. I am not the only member […]

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More detail on the budget

by franklittle on 7 March, 2011

Further to my earlier post, the council tax rates payable in Blaenhonddan in 2011/12, including the community council precept and the police levy, are as follows: Band A: £925.81;  B: £1,080.09; C: 1,234.40;  D: £1,388.70; E: £1,697.31; F: £2,005.90; G: £2,314.51; H: £2,777.40; I: £3,240.29. Some comparisons at Band D (the standard basis): Dyffryn Clydach, […]

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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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Locum for Surgery

by franklittle on 15 October, 2010

My colleague, Cllr. Des Sparkes, will be sitting in for me at the regular monthly consultation session at Cadoxton Community Centre tomorrow, Saturday 16th October, between 10 and 12 o’clock. This is the first “surgery” that I have personally missed since I became a councillor in 2008, so I trust residents will forgive me. I […]

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CAB availability

by franklittle on 4 October, 2010

Drop-in sessions at 44 Alfred Street, NEATH SA11 1EH Mondays 9.30 – 11.00 Tuesdays 12.30 – 14.00 Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.00 Fridays 12.30 – 14.00 Telephone service available on 08444 77 20 20 Monday – Friday 10.00 – 16.00 There are also information kiosks  at various points throughout the county borough, including Resolven Building Blocks.

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Next “surgery”

by franklittle on 8 August, 2010

I am moving the dates of my advice sessions to the third Saturday in the month, rather than the last, in order to avoid bank holidays. Thus the next one will be held on 21st August (Saturday week), between 10 a.m. and mid-day. Note also that they are held in the large hall, the smaller […]

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Works programme for 2010/11

by franklittle on 11 November, 2009

In the annual round of bids for works to be carried out by the County Borough in the next financial year, I have stressed the importance of speed reduction measures on Cwmbach Road. I pointed out that these had been scheduled and withdrawn twice in the last ten years, and that Cadoxton was alone among […]

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