(1) Meeting Opened
The Chairman opened the meeting
Mr. Morgan, Carole Poynton, Cllr. Carr, Viv. Perry & Gwynfor Jones.
(3) Police Report
Carl, our local police officer newly presented with a baby boy. Congratulations. Mother and baby well.
Robbery at Coop Cefn Rd. Offender arrested.
(4) Treasurer’s Report
- OCRA £290.38
- War Memorial: £1074.00
- Graffiti Project: £2320.00
- Defibrillator: £679.74
Payment of £45.00 to be forwarded to the Church for quarterly rental payment.
(5) Vacant Plots & Brown Sites
Cllr. Cheryl explained that the County Council were now at last considering pressurising the owner of the plot at Endsleigh Rd. to fulfil his agreed planning permission and develop the plot as agreed. Secretary went on to voice the observations of many that excessive agricultural land is being lost to new house building much of which appears to be out of reach to local residents. What is the definition of “Affordable” and affordable to whom? The increasing phenomenon of second homes in the area and dwelling purchased for holiday lets is also noticeable. It is wondered why the many empty properties and brown field sites are not used before agricultural land is consumed.
It was agreed that we should arrange some wider press coverage of the issue. A full assessment would be made of the situation for this purpose. Details will be circulated to the Membership in due course.
(6) War Memorial
The Town Council have now assumed responsibility in perpetuity for upkeep. Monty, Brian (as Chairman) and Merfyn represent this Association. It was agreed that the funds we hold (see (6) above) be transferred to the Council. The Council hold £23,000 for their Memorial at Colwyn Bay. Ours has been surveyed, and minor works are required. Noted that owner of land at Saint Catherine’s Church is the leaseholder only, so permission is required from the Church for any work on their land.
(7) Minafon Flats
Cllr. Cheryl told us that efforts are underway to discover ownership of strip of land adjacent to location.
(8) Speed Cameras
Cllrs. Niel and Sandra supported for Dolwen Road. Passed. Warning solar signs passed for Abergele Road at Penmaenhead. Noted that in urban areas the 20mph limit starts in September 2023. This will require major cost in road signage etc. And it was wondered by many why such expenditure is incurred at such a precarious economic period. Also noted that no local knowledge of areas was sought prior to the legislation.
(9) Graffiti Project
No further news to date.
(10) Solar Lights Wynne Gardens
(11) Fly Tipping
Our lengthsman is shared between several local areas, and not dedicated merely to Old Colwyn.
(12) Summer Fair & Christmas Market
Summer Fair will go ahead as planned on 17th June 2023 between 12.00pm & 5.00pm with the usual fun attractions. Bring your own refreshments. The Christmas Fair had to be disbanded. This is a very complex event to undertake and unfortunately there were not sufficient volunteers to undertake the many tasks needed to ensure success. There were many safety and cash security issues. Trudy was thanked for all her hard work in connection with these events.
(13) Min y Don Park Upgrade
No further news to date.
(14) Any Other Business
(a) Pot Holes
Cllr. Neil to attend Priority sites meeting re Coed Coch Road condition. Other roads, including Princess Road require urgent attention re pot holes.
Cllr. Neil as Chairman of our football team was congratulated on their recent success with a very warm round of applause.
(c) Leftover Road Signs
Road diversion signs on slip road at Abegele road needed removing after gas & BT works.
(d) Promenade Speaker
Mr Morgan unable to give update re Prom. Works owing to family responsibilities, but has promised to attend May meeting.
(e) Streetlights on in Daytime
The continuous lighting reported at a previous meeting near the pier entrance is of very low wattage.
(15) Meeting Closed
There being no other business, meeting closed at 8:15pm. Next meeting 6th June 2023