Minutes of 12th September 2018 Meeting

(1) Present

Those present signed the attendance sheet.

(2) Apologies

Glenys Baker, Chris Turner, Carol Poynton, Gwyn Jones

(3) Secretary's Report

Referred to previous reports to the Association concerning building plots with foundations laid for excessive periods without building work commencing. They are overgrown, tend to become rubbish dumping grounds and exacerbate the chronic house shortage. He had written to David Jones MP and Darren Millar AM asking their opinion and hoped for this Association’s support. Those present approved his action. Future correspondence would be under the auspices of the Association.

(4) Treasurer's Report

£225.75p in hand for the Association, £678.22p for the “No Messing” campaign, and £59500 for the War Memorial project.

(5) Police/Crime

Owl continues to be circulated although sometimes there is a lag between occurrence and notification. Some Members receive reports in their own right, and from those re-directed by us. Improvement in problems at Ysgol y Graig.

(6) Minutes of 8th August 2018 Meeting

(a) No Messing

Lianne gave her report: Cameras placed at cycle path, promenade, Min y Don Avenue, & Coed Coch Road, resulting in one fine. Fouling on play area near Ysgol T. Gwynn Jones. Cameras cannot be used on enclosed land. Rubbish at zig zag path cleared up. Reported that there is still rubbish left after careless bin collections. Low life attempting to remove cameras and they are being vandalised. Please keep your eyes open. They are public (YOUR) property and expensive.

There is still no news if the County Council Cabinet will decide that camera footage may be posted on digital media.

(b) Pier/Prom

Hole on promenade is Water Board responsibility. Fence removed, footpath cleaned near pier site. Insurance require 9 remaining stumps to be fenced off. Steps at Tan y Lan to beach will be completed by Network Rail this year, thanks to the intervention of David Jones MP. Please see previous reports on our site. Meeting informed that David had been thanked by Secretary for his sterling efforts on our behalf.

(c) B.I.D.

Chairman and some Committee Members met with Cheryl Williams, the B.I.D. organizer prior to this meeting. Much work is being done for the Christmas Market with weekly meetings at the Marine, each Monday at 6:00pm. Co-op Cefn Rd hoping to donate £500.00 subject to approval by their H.Q. Budget re B.I.D. £45,000.00 over 3 years and Colwyn needs to get its share. Businesses under £6,000 don’t pay rates, but are levied by B.I.D. In spite of wide publicity, there is apathy shown by some business people, and in some cases hostility towards Cheryl. This is why the Board takes unilateral decisions to commence work on projects. A few business people were present this evening, and a positive spirit of cooperation ensued between them, organizers of the Christmas Market and Cheryl. There is scope for much to be achieved with good will and cooperation. Chairman agreed to enquire at Chemist, a central point, re possible installation of a defibrillator. Christmas Market to be on 15th/16th December 2018.

(d) Berthes Road Car Park

Nothing further. Noted many use it as a personal parking space.

(e) Blood Test Waiting Time

No news.

(f) War Memorial

Merfyn reported that the £2,000 supplied by the Town Council had been received enabling the work to commence. He had met with the firm that morning to examine the site. Fund raising was continuing from several sources, and it was hoped that we would reach our target before 4th November 2018. There is a site on “Just Giving” and all are urged to visit. It was also hoped to renew the plaque commemorating the Colwyn man lost in the Falkland conflict.

(g) Bus Stop Cefn Road

To be removed, hopefully October

(h) Road Surface Wynn Avenue

On List

(i) Yellow Lines Cliff Gardens

On List.

(j) Tan y Coed Gardens

Due for attention 22nd-26th September 2018. Highways will attend to stream before winter and possible heavy rains. Rail at zig zag path to be replaced.

(k) A55 Diversions

Slow signs to be placed

(l) No Entry Sign Cefn Road

One completed, light needed at Princess Road

(m) Christmas Market

As at (6)(c) above. Many are working hard on this, please spread the word. Takes place between on the 15th & 16th December 2018. Co-op to have early deliveries and Cefn Road will be closed for event.

(n) Calfaria Chapel

Owners making progress here

(o) Co-Op Garage

Has been visited, there seems to be no further problems there.

(p) Web Hits

Only 60 unique hits. This is down to the change over to the new site. Please visit the site and view it. What do you think of it? Can it be improved? Encourage friends and relatives to do so.

(7) Any Other Business

(a) Reporting Crime

We are advised to report crime information (other than urgent, 999 matters) via “Crime Stoppers”, a privately run web site, rather than 101, which could have a delay owing to their priority triage system.

(b) Fairy Glen

Work will commence in October 2018 in the Fairy Glen. That is why the top path is closed off.

(c) Plas Gwilym

Builders have lost their appeal re the proposed building at Plas Gwilym Quarry. Cheryl Carlisle thanked Heulwen for her support. No doubt the builders will renew their applications however.

(d) Dando's

A Member wondered what the future was for old Dando’s shop, Colwyn Bay. It is now owned by the Council and they have approved over £1,000,000 to refurbish it and work will start in the foreseeable future.

(8) Meeting Closed

There being no other business, the meeting closed. Next meeting is on the 10th October 2018.