Council Minutes

Betws-y-Coed Community Council

Minutes of the Meeting held on the 9th December 2019

Present – Gareth Wynne Chairman, Gwawr Jones, Neil Pringle, Sian Godbert, Nick Corney, Barbara Drake,

 Cllr Elizabeth Roberts, Caerwyn Roberts, Clerk.

Apologies – Dyfed Jones, Janet Charlton.

Declaration of interest – Barbara Drake declared an interest in minute [1.7] Resolved that the interest was not prejudicial to the matter under discussion.


Minutes of the meeting of the 11th November 2019, read and approved.


New Member. The Chairman welcomed Mrs Barbara Drake, Ty’n -y-Fron, Lon Muriau, Betws-y-Coed, as a co-opted member of the Community Council


Matters Arising

[1] Police Matters

No police presence.


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

The clerk  advised that a further site meeting was being arranged with the landowner and bridge engineer

[1.2] Management of Cae Llan

Resolved to defer the matter until the January meeting of the Council.


[1.3] Lighting Column Station Road

Noted that the lighting column had at last been repaired and that the lighting in the car parks had also been upgraded to LED.


[1.4] Chip Shop/ Waste Material

 Cllr E Roberts reported that the matter was being investigated by Conwy CBC’s Environmental Dept.


[1.5] Improvements/ Erw Hedd Cemetery

Noted that the matter was ongoing.


[1.6] Conwy CBC Sustainable Services

The clerk advised that a meeting was being arranged with Mr Steven Teale Conwy CBC.



Main Agenda



[1.7] Planning Matters

Proposed siting of 4 visitor accommodation pods and ancillary car parking. Craig –y- Dderwen Hotel, Betws-y-Coed.

Resolved to raise no objection to the above proposal.


[1.8] Financial Matters

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

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


[1.9] LFFN [Local Full Fibre Network]

Noted that Conwy CBC has included the Community Council as a possible beneficiary for the LFFN initiative.  A site survey will be undertaken by Openreach to determine suitability etc.


[2] Scouts Hut

The clerk referred to an enquiry from the local scouts group seeking a site/plot of land or disused building for possible accommodation. Clerk to forward the enquiry to the Gwydyr Estate for observations.


[2.1] PSPO Conwy CBC [Public Spaces Protection Order]

Noted that Conwy CBC was proposing to remove signage indicating prosecution for breach of by-laws by Pont-Pair, given the lack of resources to issue tickets etc. Resolved that the signage be left in place as a continuing deterrent.


Chairman __________________________