Council Minutes

Betws-y-Coed Community Council

Minutes of the Virtual Meeting held on the 8th November 2021

Present – Gareth Wynne Chairman, Gwawr Jones, Janet Charlton, Beth Thomas, Mari E M Mathews, Catherine Williams Cllr Elizabeth Roberts, Caerwyn Roberts, Clerk.


Apologies, Neil Pringle,


Declaration of interest.  No declaration of interest

Minutes of the meeting of the 11th October 2021, read and approved.


Matters Arising

[1] Police Matters

No Police presence. Clerk to contact PCSO Delia Bellis to seek summary of local issues.


[1.1] Proposed Footbridge upstream from Pont-y-Pair

Cllr E Roberts reported that she was still waiting for the observations of Dylan Jones Conwy CBC’S Traffic Division.


[1.2] Miners Bridge/ New Bridge following flood damage

Cllr Elizabeth Roberts advised of the following timetable;

15th Nov  – Modification of the bridge

6th Jan – Lift new bridge to position.

31st Jan – Path re opened


[1.3] Conwy CBC Station Road Toilets 

The Chairman reported that he had contacted Steven Teale regarding issues relating to the toilets and was waiting a response. Cllr E Roberts agreed to remind Steven Teale regarding the matter.

[1.4] CCTV Pentre Du

Noted an apology from Conwy CBC that the matter had been overlooked.


[1.5] Repairs Memorial Hall

The Chairman advised that the matter was ongoing and that the Community Council was waiting for a response from Conwy CBC’s Bethan Wyn Jones


[1.6] Affordable Housing /Group Cynefin

Noted that further information from SNPA is expected regarding planning approval.


[1.7] Miniature Railway Café

The clerk reported that no response had been received from the café proprietor regarding the

condition of railway carriage. Cllr E Roberts also advised that no further information had been received to her enquiry with Conwy CBC’s Regulatory Services regarding food hygiene standards.


[1.8] Parking Issues Bro Gethin, Pentre Du

The clerk referred to correspondence that the Community Council’s enquiry had been forwarded to the managing director of Cartrefi Conwy Ms Katie Wood for attention.

[1.9] SNPA Planting of Trees/Erw Hedd Cemetery

Cllr E Roberts advised that she would contact Rhydian Roberts SNPA regarding the matter.



[2] Vegetation Growth/ Pont-y-Pair

The clerk reported that Conwy CBC was seeking the advice of CADW on verifying the need for ancient monument consents/conservation approval to undertake the work.


[2.1]Man in a Van

Noted that Cllr Neil Pringle was progressing the matter.

[2.2] Fir Tree Island/ Clearing of Debris

Noted the response from NRW that possibly the island was in the ownership of Conwy CBC. Clerk to enquire with Conwy CBC.


Main Agenda


[2.3]Planning Applications

[a] Erect single storey extension. Bwthyn Pen-yr- Allt, Betws-y-Coed

 Resolved to raise no objection to the above proposal


[2.4] Financial Matters

[a] Resolved to approve the receipts and payments for the period 1st Oct – 31st Oct 2021

[b] The clerk reported an increase in admissions to Swallow Falls compared to a similar period in Oct 2020.


[2.5] No Parking Sign Garth Dderwen

Noted that Conwy CBC had advised the owner to remove the stones from the grass verge which prevented people from parking, further information is expected regarding the “No Parking” signs.


[2.6] Dog Fouling/ Pentre Du

Noting the ongoing concern regarding dog fouling, clerk to make a further request that a doggie bin be placed in the locality of the school.


[2.7] Sensory Play Equipment Playing Field Pentre Du

 Resolved to financially support the installing of sensory play equipment subject to cost and also subject to Conwy CBC meeting maintenance costs/safety inspections etc. Cllr E Roberts agreed to circulate further information.


Gareth Wynne,  Chairman. _____________________________