Council Minutes

Betws-y-Coed Community Council

Minutes of the Meeting held on the 13th January 2020

Present – Gareth Wynne Chairman, Gwawr Jones, Dyfed Jones, Sian Godbert,

 Caerwyn Roberts, Clerk.

Apologies –Janet Charlton, Neil Pringle, Barbara Drake, Nick Corney, Cllr Elizabeth Roberts.

Declaration of interest – No declaration of interest


Minutes of the meeting of the 9th December 2019 read and approved.


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 February meeting of the Council.


[1.3] Chip Shop/ Waste Material

The clerk advised that Cllr E Roberts was in contact with Conwy CBC’s Environmental Dept regarding the matter.


[1.4] Improvements/ Erw Hedd Cemetery

Noted that  Conwy CBC had agreed to provide a timetable for the proposed improvements.


[1.5] Conwy CBC Sustainable Services

The clerk advised that a meeting was scheduled for Wednesday 5th Feb 2020 with Mr Steven Teale Conwy CBC.


[1.6] Scouts Hut

Noted the response from Gwydyr Estate to an enquiry for a possible plot of land or empty building to accommodate the local scouts group. Clerk to advise the group that the Estate were regrettably unable to assist at present.


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

Noted that Conwy CBC had agreed that the signage warning of prosecution for breach of bylaws at Pont-y-Pair can remain in place until the end of the expiry period in 2021.


Main Agenda


[1.8] Planning Matters

[a] Proposed use of existing hostel to provide hot food takeaway [deliveries only] The Vagabond, Vesey House,Betws-y-Coed.

[b] Erection of Garage/Workshop, Glyndwr, Pentre Du, Betws-y-Coed,

Resolved to raise no objection to the above 2 proposals



[1.8] Financial Matters

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

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

[c] Budget Review – Resolved to approve the budget review to the end of December 2019.


[1.9] Admission Charges Swallow Falls

Resolved to increase the admission charge for young persons under the age of 14 from £0.75 to £1.00


[2] Tiered Planter Pentre Du

Given the difficulties with the ongoing maintenance of the planter, resolved to remove the top two tiers. Clerk to contact Mrs Fiona Jones regarding future maintenance.


[2.1] Wales Air Ambulance Charity

Resolved to contribute £200.00


[2.2] One Voice Wales

Noted that the Conwy/Denbighshire Area Committee will be held at Denbigh Town Hall, on Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 at 7.00 pm


Chairman __________________________