Council Minutes

Betws-y-Coed Community Council

Minutes of the Meeting held on the 8th July 2019

Present – Gareth Wynne Chairman, Gwawr Jones, Neil Pringle, Dyfed Jones, Sian Godbert, Marion Betteney, Nick Corney, Cllr Elizabeth Roberts, Caerwyn Roberts, Clerk.

Apologies – Janet Charlton

Declaration of interest – No Declaration of interest


Minutes of the meeting of the 10 th June 2019, read and approved.


[1] Election of Chairperson /Vice Chairperson

Resolved unanimously that Gareth Wynne be elected chairman and Gwawr Jones be elected vice chairperson.


Matters Arising

[1.1] Police Matters

PCSO Jonathan Thomas and Daisy Devereau attended the meeting and reported as follows

[a] Pay and Display machine damaged

[b] Break in at Cotswolds

No further  matters were reported


[1.2] Proposed Footbridge Upstream from Pont-y-Pair

The clerk reported that arrangements had been made for a topographical survey.


[1.3] Management of Cae Llan

[a] Hire of field

[b] Development of facilities

Resolved to discuss at the next meeting.


[1.4] Lighting Column Station Road

Noted disappointingly that no further information had been received from Edward Jones SNPA


[1.5] Ultimate Outdoors Maintenance of Footway

The clerk reported that the matter had been referred by Conwy CBC to the trunk road agency. Cllr Elizabeth Roberts agreed to pursue.


[1.7] Xmas Lights

Noted that the Chairman and clerk were due to meet with a representative of Blachere Illuminations in the near future.


[1.8] Parking Restrictions Ffordd Craiglan

Noted the response from Conwy CBC  to the Community Council’s concerns.


[1.9] Roadside Hedge / Tan Dinas

Clerk to contact the new owner to request the roadside hedge be cut back.


[1.8] Filming at Swallow Falls

Noted that the matter was ongoing.


[1.9] A5 Road / Swallow Falls

Cllr Elizabeth Roberts reported that along with Guto Bebb MP a meeting had been arranged with the Trunk Road Agency  to discuss road safety at Swallow Falls.


[2] Chip Shop

The clerk reported a letter had been sent requesting the removal of waste at the rear of the shop.

Noted that waste had been covered with top soil.


Main Agenda


[2.1] Financial Matters

[a] Resolved to approve the receipts and payments [circulated] made during June 2019.

[b] Noted the comparison admission figures for Swallow Falls [circulated] to the end of June 2019.


[2.2] Wall Clock/ Main Hall

Resolved to proceed with repairs to the clock in the main Hall


[2.3] SNPA Town & Community Councils Annual Meeting

Dyfed Jones agreed to attend the meeting at Plas-y-Brenin on the 30th Sept at 6.30 pm


[2.4] Watering of Plants /Cae Llan

Resolved to seek permission from Mr Tony Godbert to access the football dressing rooms at Cae Llan to obtain water. Nick Corney agreed to assist Ms Fiona Jones with the watering.


[2.5] Broken Bench

Clerk to arrange removal of the bench from the river bank opposite the Pont-y-Pair Car Park.


Chairman __________________________