MALLTRAETH YMLAEN MINUTES
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018
A warm welcome was given by the Chairman to all residents and guests who attended the meeting.
PRESENT: Dafydd Jones (Chairman), Sheila Jones (Secretary), Peter Garbutt, Aled Roberts, Gwilym Davies, Andrew Hughes, Alwyn Rowlands.
APOLOGIES: Ann Perkins, Dr S Lyon, Glenys Jones, Chris Rogers, Eric Haworth,
Julie Hind, Kathleen Beavis, Hilary Cooke, Alan & Gill Smith, Jeff Hughes,
Carol & Mike Germany.
CO-OPTED MEMBERS: Cllr P Rogers, Cllr B Owen
14 residents in attendance.
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 24 JANUARY 2018 & MATTERS ARISING: Minutes were approved as a true record and unanimously agreed by the group.
- Dafydd read out a reply to his letter to the Ombudsman regarding Cllr N Roberts. After a discussion, it was decided not to pursue this matter any further for now.
POLICING MATTERS: No representative available to attend. Glenys Jones had asked Dafydd to thank PCSO Alison Williams for all her help with an incident which had happened some 2 weeks ago.
SUPERFAST BROADBAND CYMRU ENDS: This had ceased last December until more money became available, which is now the case. Some 80,000 homes still waiting for superfast broadband in Anglesey. Some work unfinished, e.g. Capel Mawr/Paradwys.
DEFIBRILLATOR UPDATE: Dafydd reported that the defibrillator held at the Community Centre, needs new pads every two years and also a new battery is required every 4 years. This incurs costs in excess of £300. It was suggested that we write to the Bodorgan Community Council to ask if they would fund keeping the defibrillator “live”, and to transfer ownership to them. All present agreed.
COUNCIL TAX INCREASE: This will increase by 4.8% this year.
APPROVAL FOR GRANT BID SUBMISSION (FUND FOR WALES): Dafydd asked for retrospective approval as he has already made an application for a grant of £1,000, but is still waiting for a reply. All approved.
CONSULTATION – WELSH ASSEMBLY:
Do we need 20 or 30 extra Welsh Assembly members? After discussing this subject, it was decided to ask Rhun Ap Iorwerth AS to attend one of our meetings to explain what he does in a week at the Assembly.
Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote? – This was discussed between all present, and the general agreement was that the answer be a “No”.
COMMUNITY FUN DAY/EVENING CONCERT 16 JUNE 2018: Ali, Judith and Dafydd have been working together to organise these two events. The inflatables and other games are all booked up. The McGee Brothers and Harmoneli will be entertaining us at the evening concert.
150 CLUB: Numbers are still available to purchase.
“DOWN MEMORY LANE”: This event will be held on Friday 23 March at the Community Centre at 7pm. 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s music will be played on the evening. Food and light refreshments will be available. Tickets - £5 each.
- A local resident expressed disappointment regarding the loss or lack of public toilets on Anglesey. After discussion, it was feared that this will affect a lot of the tourism trade.
- Kingdom Security – It as noted at the meeting that their 12 month contract is up for renewal with the County Council in March.
- Bethel Footpath – Cllr P Rogers reported that the funding for this project is possibly no longer available. Dafydd suggested that he write to the Leader of the County |Council Llinos Medi Hughes, and ask her to attend one of our meetings to discuss how the Council make their decisions, as we as a group, are very dissatisfied with the local authority.
BODORGAN – FORTHCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
- Every Thursday – Community Bingo – 7pm
- Easter Fair – Eglwys Crist-y-Brenin, Malltraeth – Saturday 24 March 10 – 12 noon
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
- School Issues – It was reported that interviews for the new School in Newborough have taken place. The unsuccessful applicants were informed that they were not chosen for a post by an impersonal text message on a Saturday afternoon. Not one of the present staff at Bodorgan and Dwyran Schools were successful in obtaining a position. Only one person from Newborough School was successful in obtaining a post, whilst all the present staff at Llangaffo School were successful in their applications for new posts at the new School. It was further revealed that the Appointing Panel was believed to be members of the School Board of Governors for Llangaffo School, advised by the Headmistress of the new school ( Current Llangaffo Head Teacher0 and one of the authorities officers.
- Dafydd reported that there are parking concessions available for Aberffraw, Llanfaelog and Rhosneigr residents at Cable Bay and Tyn Tywyn car parks. No concessions for Bodorgan residents. Dafydd has written to the Estate Manager at Bodorgan Estate who will pass on the letter to the Trustees. This will also be referred to the Community Council.
- Christine Garbutt reported that the Tapestry Project will be meeting alternately at Tan Lan and the Community Centre from next week.
DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING:
WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH 2018 AT 7.00 PM
BODORGAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME