Merfyn Thomas, Vice Chairman welcomes all and opened the meeting.
All present sign the attendance sheet.
Chairman, Richard Poynton, David Davies Jones, Lynne and David Horsley, Cllr. Coverley (see 4 below) Patricia Dickman and Gwyn Jones.
(4) Police Report
Not Present. RTAs reported Coed Coch Road, and Mochdre. Pedestrian struck by cyclist on promenade footpath. Most cyclists seem to be ignoring signage to dismount. Reported to police, injuries unknown.
Member reported wait of over one hour for police response to deal with a distressed lady. We are aware of staff shortages. Also pointed out that control rooms employ a ‘degree of emergency’ system whereby incidents are responded to in order of seriousness.
(5) Secretary’s Report
Cllr. Cloverley is supporting Colwyn Bay football team at Wrexham where they meet Cefn Druids. He is also meeting officials of the Welsh F.A. for discussions on future funding for Colwyn Bay Football Club and the possibility for youth international events to take place here. (Colwyn Bay won 7 to 1.)
(6) Treasurer’s Report
- £249.05 OCRA
- £1338.00 War Memorial
- £200.00 Graffiti Project
- £2321.20p Defibrillator
As at 6th September 2022, There is a further £100.00 to be added to the Graffiti Project when completed. In this climate of increasing inflation, it is essential that we make the most of existing funds. Secretary has established that we may purchase a defibrillator, which will be stored until we are able to install it in a suitable (promenade?) location. There was unanimous agreement.
(7) Graffiti Project
No further news.
Discussions are ongoing. The two Old Colwyn businesspeople are working hard to prevent the funds originally allocated to the greater area (Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea and Mochdre) returning to the Crown.
(9) Vacant Building Plots
Residents in Endsleigh Road continue to complain about the site. Cllr Carlisle promised to liaise with David Jones MP as we believe that there is now National legislation which might be implemented in Wales.
(10) War Memorial
Colwyn Bay Council now have responsibility for this, with full support and funding from OCRA. Stone mason’s assessment of condition of edifice being arranged by Council.
It has been pointed out to me that the Council have yet to formally ratify their decision taken by vote to adopt the responsibility for maintenance of the memorial. It is this Association’s opinion that the memory of those from Old Colwyn who gave their lives for us should be in the care of an established and permanent representative of the residents of Old Colwyn. We expect it will be ratified.
(11) Min Afon Flats
Meetings in progress to resolve issues continue. Further developments to be reported.
(12) Cycle Path
As reported in (4) above. The newly installed gates have made no difference.
Queen’s Court has been activated. The staff have no knowledge of this, it is assumed that passing members of the public have used it. Once used, it must be re-activated by the responsible person, who will not respond to calls to do so. Secretary has agreed to assume responsibility for both units with the Ambulance Service.
(14) Any Other Business
(a) Speeding Dolwen Road
Cllr Gail Jones told us that arrangements are in hand to install speed notification cameras at Dolwen Road.
(b) No Messing Cameras
It was wondered what had happened to the dog fouling cameras. Secretary to make enquiries.
(c) New Promenade
It was agreed by all that Conwy County Council are doing excellent work on our sea front which will be a boon for the area’s tourism and residents.
(d) Waste Bins
The larger waste bins are the response to the former overflowing smaller bins. All collected refuse is sorted and re-cycled as appropriate.
(15) Meeting Closed
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.10pm. Next meeting at 7.30pm, Tuesday, 4th October 2022.