(1) Meeting Opened
Chairman opens meeting at 7:30pm, and in respect of those missing and dead as a result of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, a minutes silence was observed by all.
From Cllr. Coverley, Cllr. Higgins, Cllr. Car, Lynne Horsley and David Davies-Jones. Cllr. Neil Coverely had extended a welcome to all at the football club where he’d provide a drink after our meeting.
(3) Police Report
PC Carl Barlow our newly dedicated officer addressed the Members. He was supervising calibrated speed guns to deal with excessive speeds. He was aware of the use of electric scooters used by youngsters who could be warned or have their scooters confiscated. An apparently aggressive dog confined to a garden near the bowling club at Min y Don caused concern to passers by. He was also aware of this and felt that a social call to the owners would produce results.
Carl reported a series of burglaries in Llanelian and Rhyd y Foel. Offenders from Merseyside had subsequently been arrested.
He advised householders to install CCTV cameras which were able to record invaluable evidence.
He and Cheryl were in regular contact and reported incidents would be dealt with.
Carl was thanked for his attendance, which we appreciated was in his own time.
(4) Treasurer’s Report
Association - £276.04
War Memorial - £1074.00
Graffiti - £2320.00
Defibrillator - £679.36
The problem of closing banks and their excessive charges remained a problem. Some organizations were allowing their treasurers to keep monies at their homes. Brian would make further enquiries possibly at the Post Office. The Treasurer is seeking alternative banking arrangements, but keeping cash at his home is not being considered. Further developments to be reported.
No further news, but the future looked bleak.
(6) Vacant Plots and Brown Sites
We await reply from the Freedom of Information request expected by 20th February 2023
Cheryl was requested to make enquiries at the Planning Dept. to see if action could be taken under Sec. 94 could be implemented to urge completion or compulsory purchase of the idle site at the junction of Endsleigh Road and Queen’s Road.
Brian told us that the Imperial had newly been sold. It is not know to what use it is to be put yet.
(7) War Memorial
St. Catherine’s Church is to be a residential property with gallery space. Sandra and Neil were thanked for their efforts in urging the Town Council to take over the lease of the land upon which it stands.
The monies which we hold for the memorial would devolve to the Town Council fund. We should ensure that safeguards are in implemented so that there is a fair distribution of cash to both the Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn memorials.
(8) Minafon Flats
There are 8 single tenants. A Council meeting will be held on 15th February 2023 at which Carl, our police officer will be present.
Further developments to be reported.
(9) Speed Cameras
No further developments to date.
(10) Graffiti Project
Cheryl told us that she was in possession of the expected grant of £2,000 and plans were progressing to implement. Enquiries would be made for local youngsters to be part of this so that they could have a community involvement.
(11) Solar Lighting Wynn Gardens
Brian told us that Wales and West were moving ahead with this project
(12) Fly Tipping Princess and Cefn Roads
Problems continue. The Association were in possession of two cameras and we’d explore the possibility of installing them on private properties at the location.
(13) Summer Fair & Christmas Market
Summer Fair to be held at Min y Don Park on 17th June 2023
There will be a meeting regarding this at the Marine Hotel this coming Thursday, 9th February 2023 and all are urged to attend at 7:00pm.
(14) Min y Don Park Upgrade
Going ahead with a multi play unit, roundabout and swings etc. Discussions continue re the tennis court which is rarely used except briefly at Wimbledon competitions. The hedge along Beech Road will be cut lower to allow public visual access. Funding coming from proceeds of crime coffers.
(15) Leet at Fairy Glen
Now in working order. Remove from Agenda.
(16) Dangerous Road Sign
Near Rotary Way. No further information.
(17) Motor Cycle Scrambling
Owner of site has not objected appealed against his order and there have been no further complaints.
(18) Any Other Business
(a) Dementia Cafe
Patricia told us that the Vicar of St. John’s Church was starting a ‘Dementia Café’ which will take place each Tuesday between 10:00am and 12:00pm at the Church. All welcome.
(b) Youth Club
A Youth Club to be held each Wednesday between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the Community Centre to the rear of the Fire Station.
(c) Prom Presentation
Arrangements are in hand by Cheryl for someone to give a presentation concerning the prom works. David Curtis is maintaining a photographic record of progress stage by stage which will be invaluable to future generations in the National Archives.
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8:25pm. Next meeting at the same venue and time on 7th March 2023