Council Minutes

Betws-y-Coed Community Council

Minutes of the Virtual Meeting held on the 11th April 2022

Present – Mari E M Mathews Chairperson, Janet Charlton, Anna Brown,  Catherine Williams,Cllr Elizabeth Roberts, Caerwyn Roberts, Clerk.


Apologies, Neil Pringle, Beth Thomas, Catherine Williams

Declaration of interest.  No declaration of interest.


Election of Chairperson- Resolved that Mari E M Mathews be elected Chairperson


The clerk reported that both Cllr Gareth Wynne and Cllr Gwawr Jones had advised of their retirements from the Community Council


Minutes of the meeting of the 21st March 2022, read and approved.


Matters Arising

[1] Police Matters

No Police presence. Clerk to contact Sgt Peter Evans regarding arrangements for PCSO dedicated to the community.


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

The clerk reported that he had contacted consultants [Matt Macdonald] and was waiting for a site visit to be arranged.


[1.2] Affordable Housing /Group Cynefin

Cllr Elizabeth Roberts advised that the Housing Association was waiting for planning approval.


[1.3] Miniature Railway Café

The clerk reported that no further information had been received from SNPA regarding a proposed site visit.


[1.4] Parking Issues Bro Gethin, Pentre Du

Noted the correspondence from both Cartrefi Conwy and Conwy CBC regarding a possible partnership agreement.

[1.5] Removal of Vegetation Pont -y-Pair

Cllr Elizabeth Roberts advised that no date had yet been given for the commencement of the work


[1.6]Man in a Van

Noted that the matter was deferred pending a meeting with Edward Jones SNPA regarding proposals to deal with local maintenance issues.

[1.7] Fir Tree Island/ Clearing of Debris

The clerk referred to information from Haf Jones that the island was in the ownership of Conwy CBC.


[1.8] Sappers Bridge/ Repairs

Cllr Elizabeth Roberts advised that work should now be underway and scheduled to be completed in 6 weeks.



[1.9] Community Questionnaire

Cllr Mari E Mathews reported that responses to date was encouraging. Closing date 22nd May 2022


[2] Litter Issues Station Road Car Park

Cllr E Roberts advised that the SNPA management committee has agreed to install CCTV cameras in the long stay car park.


[2.1] Playground Equipment Cae Llan

Cllr E Roberts reported that discussions were ongoing.


Main Agenda


[2.2] Financial Matters

[a] Resolved to approve the receipts and payments to the end of March 2022

[b] The clerk reported that attendances at Swallow Falls were improving following closures due to covid.

[c] Bank Mandate, Resolved that Janet Charlton and Anna Brown and the clerk Caerwyn Roberts be signatories on all Council cheques.


[2.3] Pont-y-Pair River Bank

The clerk referred to proposed improvements by Conwy CBC to the river bank with an estimated cost of £11,500.00 plus Vat, with match funding of approx £1650.00 by the Community Council.

Resolved to proceed with the proposals.


[2.4] St Mary’s Church

Resolved to support StMary’s Church proposals to install a full ring of twelve bells in the tower along with refurbishment of the clock.


 Chairman. _____________________________