Council Minutes

Betws-y-Coed Community Council

Minutes of the Meeting held on the 14th May 2019

Present – Gareth Wynne Chairman, Neil Pringle, Dyfed Jones, Sian Godbert, Caerwyn Roberts, Clerk.

Apologies – Gwawr Jones, Nick Corney, Marion Betteney, Janet Charlton,   Cllr Elizabeth Roberts.

Declaration of interest – No Declaration of interest


Minutes of the meeting of the 8th April 2019, read and approved.


[1] Election of Chairperson /Vice Chairperson

Resolved to defer the matter until the next meeting of the Council


Matters Arising

[1.1] Police Matters

Noted the following report from PCSO Jonathan Thomas;

[a] 8 Road related incidents.

[b] 5 Road disruptions

[c] 4 Anti social behaviour

[d] 1 Animal /Wildlife incident.


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

The clerk advised that he had written to the owner of the far river bank opposite the car park but had not received a response to date.


[1.3] Management of Cae Llan

Resolved to discuss at the next meeting.


[1.4] Lighting Column Station Road

Noted that Edward Jones SNPA was shortly to meet with the electrician to establish whether an alternative connection could be made to the faulty lighting column.


[1.5] Ultimate Outdoors

Noted that the shop frontage had at last been tidied up.


[1.6] Swallow Falls/Renewal of Turnstiles

The clerk reported that following discussions with Strobe Security the replacement of the turnstiles had now been deferred until October.


[1.7] Xmas Lights

Clerk to contact Blachere Illuminations to arrange for site visit.


[1.8] Arts and Craft Fair Application         

The clerk referred to an application from Mr Gerry Barton to hold a craft fair at the hall. Resolved to respond that the Council was now reviewing its policy regarding craft fairs but was prepared in the interim to approve one booking.


Main Agenda


[1.9] Planning Matters

[a] Erection of single storey lean-to storage shed etc. Warden’s Office, Royal Oak Stables, Station Road, Betws-y-Coed.

Members raised no objection to the above proposal.


[2] Financial Matters

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

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


[2.1] Warner Bros/ Feature Film

The clerk referred to an enquiry seeking permission to film at Swallow Falls. Clerk to request further details.


[2.2] Cae Llan/ Development

Resolved to discuss at the next meeting.


[2.3] Community Car Scheme

Cllr Neil Pringle reported that proposals are in place to develop a volunteer based Community Car Scheme to include prescription deliveries etc. Further information to be made available


[2.4] Tree Preservation Order

Noted that the tree preservation order for the Afon Llugwy and Royal Oak Farm had now been confirmed.


[2.3] Mr Michael Hatch Bryn Afon

Noted the response from Mr Hatch to the Community Council’s advice regarding the burning of solid fuels etc.



Chairman __________________________