MINUTES – MALLTRAETH YMLAEN Meeting

WEDNESDAY – 26 JUNE 2019

 

A warm welcome was given by the Chairman to all residents and guests who attended the meeting.

PRESENT: Dafydd Jones (Chairman), Gareth Evans, Capell Aris [5 committee members required for meeting to be quorate]

APOLOGIES: Peter & Christine Garbutt, Gwilym Davies, Ceinwen Jones, Julie Hind, Eric Hayworth, Alison Williams, Chris Rogers, Judith Williams, Keith Harrison, Jeff Hughes, Mike Bulmer, Andrew Hughes, Gill Smith, Helen Evans, Ann Perkins.

CO-OPTED MEMBERS: Cllr B Owen, Cllr P Rogers

15+ residents in attendance  {minutes recorded by Maralyn Davies}

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 22nd MAY 2019 & MATTERS ARISING (AGM):

The Chair confirmed that he had sent a letter of thanks to Hogan’s. Kevin Hogan had subsequently contacted Dafydd. Cllr Bryan Owen confirmed that he had contacted Highways regarding the “drop kerbs” at Malltraeth. The initial response was that wheelchair users could access the bus shelter along the grass from the rear. They have now accepted that it would not be feasible, and they will have another look at it. The same problem exists at two other points at the other end of the village.

Minutes were approved as a true record of events and were unanimously accepted by the group.

POLICING: PCSO

Alison Williams had submitted apologies. Reference was made to a van that had been parked on the beach for over a week at the bottom of the road leading down from Hermon. The Police are investigating.

Several residents from Hermon and Malltraeth referred to the extensive and noisy agricultural traffic that had recently been running from early morning until as late as 2-30am the following day. There was concern about the noise and speed of the convoys that they operated as. Apparently, they are carrying silage from various sites to Cefn Maes Oglan, Llangaffo. They have a dairy herd of some 600 head of Jersey cows, house entirely in sheds and not accessing pasture. As the holding is too small to sustain that size heard, the feed must be carried in, an also the slurry out on very unsuitable narrow roads. It was agreed that a letter of complaint be submitted to the Council, as this kind of operation is best suited for an industrial estate, and not in a rural location without the required infrastructure.

There was also reference to the significant police presence in Malltraeth that morning?

BODORGAN EXERCISE CLASS:

It started on the 17th June with the second session last Monday. Eleven attended the first and 14 the second. Numbers are expected to increase further. If 16 attends, then it is self-sustaining.

CONCERT JULY:

Judith and Dafydd organising. Having difficulties getting dates that suit performers – currently pencilled in for Saturday the 3rd August but may have to be put back as it clashes with the National Eisteddfod which starts at Llanrwst on the same date.

CHEESE & WINE/QUIZ NIGHT: deferred to July meeting.

ACTIVE WALES:

Chair referred to a recent questionnaire that he had received from this organisation. Appears to be very much a South Wales orientated organisation. Meeting decided not to respond.

COMMUNITY CENTRE/PLAY AREA:  

Nothing to report regarding the Centre Tony Barton raised the issue of there being no refuse bin on the site now. Chair said that he had raised the matter with the authority and expressed his opinion that they were responsible for providing a bin as they were responsible for the cleaning costs.

Questions were asked about the ownership and future of the play area, and whether it was used at all now. It is owned by the Community Council and passed the annual safety inspection this month. Yes, it receives some use but very little.  

COMMUNITY WEBSITE:

Thanks, given to Capell Aris for working on website. He has now updated it to the latest version of “Joomla”. He gave a detailed explanation of what he has done to date, and how he hoped to see it develop in the future. He requested copies of old photographs of Bodorgan. It was explained that groups could have their own pages on the site and cold administer those themselves if required. Website now hosted by CWCS at an annual cost of £30 + VAT. Maximum size of website cannot exceed 60 GB. Website is now open. Dafydd and Capel are designated administrators. Contact Capel to add items to website.

COMMUNITY ISSUES:

  • Meeting thanked both Councillors for their work.
  • Several traffic issues were raised regarding both the A4080 and the B4422. The recurring theme was traffic speed and the lack of enforcement. Adjusting mirrors/cutting back vegetation wee mentioned. These two latter points will be raised with highways.
  • The condition of access paths to the platforms at Llanfairpwll and the state of the car park at Bodorgan Station – both issues for Network Rail and not the Council.

EVENT & FUTURE IDEAS:

Forth coming events:

  1. Friday 28th June, Coffee Morning, Community Centre 10 am - 12 pm
  2. Every Thursday, Community Bingo, Community Centre – 7 pm.
  3. Every Saturday, Llanddwyn Parkrun, Free including parking – 9 am
  4. Coffee morning in aid Llangadwaladr Chuch, Sat 20th July, 10am - 12
  5. Starting Monday 17 June exercise classes – 2 pm – 3pm
  6. RVS lunch 4 June 12 pm and every other Tuesday

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

  • Several minor points raised.

150 CLUB DRAW 3

1st prize           £30      No 314                        Dafydd Jones

2nd prize           £20      No 264                        Dilwyn Jones

3rd prize           £15      No 278                        Chris Rogers

4th prize           £15      No 304                        Vivian Roberts           

 

DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING:

WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2019 AT 7.00 PM   BODORGAN COMMUNITY CENTRE

ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME