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.
 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.
[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
 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