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Published by LLangrannog Welfare Committee

 

 

 

Llangrannog is a small village in which a lot happens, and the village community is one which tries to look after the wellbeing of its members. There are now several organisations and clubs working towards the general welfare of the village or towards specific targets, and it is hoped that this Newsletter will help to highlight some of their ambitions and achievements.

 Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog / Llangrannog Welfare Committee

The Welfare Committee now have a website online at www.llangrannogwelfare.org

The Llangrannog Welfare Committee Website is now up and running

The Welfare Committee

After some 60 years, the Welfare Committee is still going strong and in recent years has given birth to two sub-committees, the Fireworks Committee and the Millennium Fund.

Most villagers know about the more obvious things that the Welfare Committee does, like looking  after the village gardens, arranging events on the beach and in local venues, arranging public meetings when important issues arise, and supporting other village organisations. What is less well known is all the behind-the-scenes work that the committee does, especially in putting pressure on local councils and utility companies to act in our best interests

With Thanks to Kat Dawes for sending us copies of the Minutes.


 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Thursday 9 May 2024

1.   Present: Kat Dawes, Paul Dawes, Gail Robinson, Gari Pwyll, Gerry Jones, Clive Bullock, Cynyr Ifan, William Riley, Jane Morgan, Vinny Vincent.

2. Apologies: Pob Thomas, Helena Boyesen, Tracey Rix, Jez Rix, Adrian Brice, Sam Wilmott.

3. Minutes of the March meeting

3.1 (3.1) Banking. New account is set up and working. 

3.2 (3.2) Risk assessments. Comments for next meeting please.

3.3 (3.3) Bell. Will go up soon on the pine end of the Sianti. May need a dampner.

3.4 (3.4) Village Garden. The first Sundays of the March, April and May have seen successful volunteer days. The bottom garden is being worked on. We are through the first stage for Cynnal y Cardi grant. 

3.5 (3.5) Electric vehicle charging point (free car park). District network operators have laid the cables and wired up the control box; it will be connected in the next week or so. It will take card payments.

Park & Ride Committee AGM this month.

3.6 (3.7) Beachfront flags. We do have a Blue Flag Award this year. Pob to ask the Council if we can put a new Ukraine flag up on the same pole. Buy a new flag.

3.7 (3.8) More disabled parking spaces. Ongoing.

3.8 (3.9) Rubbish. Rubbish an issue which needs more discussion as the Bank Holiday saw flytipping next to the bins. Kat to contact the Council to ask what their plans are and reassert that we need a daily collection. We will work on a strategy.

Strategy notes
Pizza boxes are an issue, despite every effort by Tafell y Tân, as they take up a lot of space.
Daily collections are required.
We don’t need more bins, we need customers to take away their rubbish. More signs?
It was noted that people are often too lazy to walk from a full bin to one with space.
Some places have removed bins altogether, with some success.
Consult the businesses for their ideas.
We could revisit the use of the telephone box; if there is an emergency phone e.g. on the wall of the toilets, the box could be removed and the space used.
The old rubbish shed – space for a bin?
Aberporth sent the Council a plan which was adopted.

3.9 (3.10) Sea Defences. The holes have been filled in and there are new railings for the steps by the boatyard.

3.10 (3.11) Surf Club. VV has a group set up and will hold the first meeting soon. The club will be aimed at giving people water knowledge, keeping them safe and improving confidence.

4.0 Any Other Business

4.1 Friends of Llangrannog. Jez’s update has been emailed to all. T-shirts are being produced.

4.2 AGM – The AGM went well and saw a report on the Capel Crannog project. We welcome two new members – Jane Morgan from Ffynon Fair and William Riley from Brynhyfryd. The constitution was amended as per the vote in the AGM, and now allows for 19 members.

4.3 Capel Crannog
The slides and feasibility report on possible redevelopment of the site are available on the Welfare website. The next step is to liaise with the Union of Welsh Independents re. the clauses in the transfer document which currently preclude further work.

There is a 4Llan meeting on 15 May 7:30 Caerwedros village hall. They have formed a CLT to support community-led housing, energy etc. projects and will update on their local needs report.

4.4 Landslide on Cilborth. We would like a sign to warn of falling rocks to the left of the steps at Cilborth. People were observed sitting under it over the Bank Holiday.

4.5 The lifeguard unit will return by 24 May and the lifeguards will be on duty from 26 May.

4.6 The public toilets went for over a week without being cleaned. Kat contacted CCC and they informed that there should be a daily clean and afternoon check. This has since restarted.

4.7 Blocked drain by footpath outside Banc y Felin Vestry. Next time it floods we will get a photo and request action from the Council.

4.8 Japanese knotweed. Pob has a licence and all the gear to remove this.

4.9 Twinning with Carantec. Collect ideas for strengthening ties with the other villages named after St Carannog at the next meeting.

The meeting closed at 20:21 Next meeting 13 June 2024, venue tbc, 7:30pm

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

March 2024

  1. Present: Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Paul Dawes, Gail Robinson, Gari Pwyll, Sam Wilmott, Vinnie Vincent, Gerry Jones, Clive Bullock.

2. Apologies: Pob Thomas, Helena Boyesen, Cynyr Ifan, Tracey Rix, Jez Rix.

3. Minutes of the Jan/Feb meeting
The February minutes were lost in a computer error; apologies!

3.1 (3.1) Banking. Three signatories required. It is recorded that everyone at the meeting is in agreement with this.

3.2 (3.2) Risk assessments. Matrix has been distributed for comment.

3.3 (3.3) Bell. Gerry has made a bracket.

3.4 (3.4) Village Garden. Sunday meeting for volunteers in March went well. Monthly drop-in community garden session, April 7, anyone can come and do a bit. For bigger jobs, work parties will be arranged. Cynnal y Cardi grant money would pay for plaque for Cranogwen; we await their decision.

3.5 (3.5) Electric vehicle charging point (free car park). Council are waiting for the network operator to connect it.

3.6 (3.6) Cranogwen funding.

3.7 (3.7) Beachfront flags. Welsh flag to go up once the weather settles. Have we a Blue Flag award for 2024? (Yes.) Precedence of flags on the pole if we have more than one was questioned.

3.8 (3.8) More disabled parking spaces. Taken up by the Community Coucil. Driven by finance; will be discussed at the next Highways meeting (no date).

3.9 (3.9) Rubbish. Reassess later if there are any bin problems. Pizza boxes to be bagged and removed. We can all help collect. Mulch them or have a cardboard waste skip?

Fly-tipping could be an issue in the Christmas tree pot; needs to be moved.

3.10 (4.16) Sea Defences. Ongoing. Holes in road/sea wall reported to Clic and Cliff Bates; no response.

3.11 (4.2) Surf Club First meeting to be held soon.

3.12 (4.3) Over 60s Christmas Dinner A great success, but cost over £1,000 for the 45 attendees. Ideas for next year – one free drink, two courses instead of three, and ask for contribution/donation.

4.0 Any Other Business

4.1 Friends of Llangrannog. Kat to email Jez’s progress on this idea. He has produced some info on branding, fundraising, web presence and communication in order to promote the Welfare’s activities and what we can offer residents, homeowners and visitors.

4.2 Gritting of the road from Brynhoffnant to the Church junction is not likely, despite nearly 20 cars being stuck last time there was ice. The Council are in fact looking to reduce their gritting routes.

4.3 AGM – April 18th. Presentation of the Canolfan Crannog project. Notices and posters to be sent out.

4.4 Y Sawna Llosgi is due to open next week (Vinnie and Sam) and we wish this fledgling local business the best of luck.

4.5 Canolfan Crannog. The Perthyn grant period finishes on 31 March. A report will be presented publicly at the AGM on 18 April.



 

The meeting closed at 9:00pm

Next meeting AGM April 18th 2024, Beach Hut, 7:00pm

 

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

14 December 2023

1.   Present: Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Paul Dawes, Clive Bullock, Gail Robinson, Gari Pwyll, Tracey Rix, Cynyr Ifan, Pob Thomas, Sam Wilmott.  

2. Apologies: Vinnie Vincent, Pob Thomas, Cynyr Ifan.   

3. Minutes of the November meeting

3.1 (3.2) Banking. Ongoing.   

3.2 (4.4) Risk assessment. Re-share the matrix.

3.3 (4.5) Bell. Ongoing.

3.4 (4.6) Village Garden. Floor now finished. Bill for the steps has been reduced to £4,000. Plaque with QR code to be created – we need funding for this. The fundraising box has earned £180 since summer.

Two benches have been taken from the garden. Report this on the Hwb, security mark the remaining benches and later concrete them in. Wendy and Adrian have offered a bench in memory of Ann Siddal.

3.5 (4.8) Electric vehicle A fast-charger charging point will be in the car park field by the end of March. The old tractor has to be moved to site the point.

3.6 (4.11) Cranogwen funding. There will be some money coming from two maquette sales. Seb has plans for other spin-off products. The Welfare could create t-shirts, bags etc. with some of her poetry and an image. We need someone artistic to take this on.

3.7 (4.13) Beachfront flags. We will add a Welsh flag by St David’s Day.

3.8 (4.14) More disabled parking spaces. Issue has been put forward by the Community Council.

3.9 (4.15) Bins. Bins on the pavement severely restrict disabled access. Create plan to submit to the Council. Revisit in spring.

3.10 (4.16) Sea Defences. Gareth Lloyd – ask when planned sea defences meeting will be.

Pob has mentioned to Cliff Bates that there is an issue with a blowhole re-appearing by the pole outside the Pentre. Also, one by flagpoles and boatyard. Report to Clic.

3.11 (4.2) Surf Club Paperwork from old surf lifesaving club will go to Pob from Gail. Pob to organise a date for initial meeting.

3.12 (4.3) Over 60s Christmas Dinner Due to Deio Evans’s funeral, the dinner is now 20th.

3.13 (4.4) Canolfan Crannog
Surveyors have been appointed and reports should be with us by the end of January. The team visited Cris Thomas and Emma Baker in Hermon and were impressed by the community work there. There have been more talks with Cwmpas and Jo Rees, Rural Housing Enabler. The team met with Gareth Ioan to discuss the future of 4Llan and if it will be useful to us. The initial response from the Welsh Independents re. the overage charge was neutral but we hope Gareth can help with this.

4. Agenda items

4.1 The Ship
Community interest option. Have an informal public chat once we have a few solid ideas? Can we decide this in January. Invite Cris Tomos to talk to us about community pubs (Crymych). Or could someone else give us a talk – maybe the guy from the White Hart in St Dogs? Cwmpas etc.? Speak to Pat Geary.

5. AOB

5.1 Thanks to Gerry for sorting out the spikes on the posts above the lime kiln.

The meeting closed at 9:00pm

Next meeting 11th January 2024, Pentre Arms, 7:30pm.

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

21 September 2023

1.   Present: Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Cynyr Ifan, Paul Dawes, Clive Bullock, Gail Robinson, Gari Pwyll, Jez & Tracey Rix.

2. Apologies: Helena Boyesen.

3. Agenda Items

3.1 Canolfan Crannog – chapel, vestry and house. Transfer of trusteeship to the Welfare has been proposed by the current trustees. The current board has only two trustees who are now unable able to do anything with the site.

We would have limited liability if we take the site on via our current setup; we need to confirm this with our own solicitors. We also need to know how we would deal with things such as the landslip, and how to pay for solicitors’ fees. Updated surveys would be required.  

Cwmpas has been mentioned as an option. What is their payoff? What do they expect from a committee? They have access to grants, the Welsh Indep Chapel Association etc. and they have a lot of contacts within such organisations. Set up a meeting with Cwmpas for the Welfare, then open to the community in general. On site would be best. 22 October which gives us time to have another meeting to give our questions. All to send questions they would like answered in a meeting.

What is the current value of the site? Could we just give it back to the Welsh Independents – would they then simply sell it?  

We have to decide who takes it on – the Welfare or a sub-committee. Involvement of Cwmpas and others, as well as local residents who are enthusiastic about the project.

If the Welsh Independents so wish, they can take the site back because it has not been used as designated (i.e. for community benefit). There is also a clause which gives them £150k and 50% of the profit if it was to be sold or otherwise developed.

There is a range of opinions about this. One is that a project like this is exactly what the Welfare Committee is for, and the type of thing we have done historically (getting electricity into the village, steps to Cilborth etc.). But it is clear we need help with a project this size, and it cannot be done with volunteer work alone.

We need a clear plan with clear options available so people/the Committee can back this. Currently there is no consensus.

The longer nothing happens, the more difficult the building/s will become to rescue.

Collate previous plans.

3.2 Banking. Deposit account for the 10k Lime Kiln preservation money. We have to change banks to NatWest to be able to invest this money. No bank charges. We would have all the accounts in the same place. Only downside is that the most local branch is Carmarthen. All were in favour of changing.

4. Minutes of the previous meeting

4.1 (3.1) Surf Club and Youth Forum Summer social postponed due to poor weather. Meeting to be arranged soon.

4.2 (3.2) Community Transport Group The finances weren’t as good as last year but there was a profit. 3-4k less passengers; weather-related this year. (Total around 9k passengers.) Good job done.

Bus is available for community use.

Thank you email to the drivers/organisers of the Transport Group. We should think of a way to thank them (Pentre voucher?).

4.3 (3.3) Statue Insurance Cranogwen has been insured on our current policy for an extra £130.

4.4. (3.4) Risk assessments. Pick up in November. 

4.5 (3.5) Bell. Ongoing.

4.6 (3.7) Village Garden. What to do with the old railings – they are heavy and need to be moved. Water is still sitting on part of the paving – the sets are ready but the weather has restricted work.

4.7 (3.8) Second home owners newsletter. Ongoing.

4.8 (3.9) Electric vehicle charging points. Aberaeron – appearing in council car parks. Could we suggest top car park?

4.9 (3.10) Beachfront Car park. Parking Code of Conduct via Ben Lake. All please send a reply by 8 October https://www.gov.uk/government/calls-for-evidence/private-parking-code-of-practice-call-for-evidence

4.10 (3.11) Electricity plan. Revisit after Canolfan Crannog work.

4.11 (3.12) Cranogwen statue ownership. All sorted. We could look at products to help raise money.

4.12 (4.1) Car park right of way. Details have been sent to the Community Council and Ben Lake. Nothing more we can do.

4.13 (4.2) Tidy Ukraine flag and add a Welsh one when we can. Ongoing.

4.14 (4.3) Disabled parking spaces. We have asked for another one. Will be taken to Community Council as well.

4.15 (5.1) Bins. Bins on the pavement severely restrict disabled access. Create plan to submit to the Council. Revisit in spring.

4.16 (5.3) Sea Defences. Gareth Lloyd is arranging a meeting to do with sea defences in the village in autumn. We shall make sure all groups are invited e.g. Boat Club, businesses, Community Council etc. etc. Can we help. Can we create a plan for what we would like/opinions. Ask when meeting will be.

5 AOB
5.1
Xmas dinner discussion – next meeting.

5.2 Village Christmas Fair in the Pentre 2 December 12-3

5.3 Pob – invitation to join Committee.

 

Meeting ended 8:52pm
Next meeting 12 October 7:30pm Pentre Arms

 

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

6 July 2023

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Cynyr Ifan, Paul Dawes, Clive Bullock, Helena Boyesen, Gerry Jones, Gail Robinson.
2. Apologies: Gari Pwyll

3.  Minutes of the previous meeting

3.1 (3.11) Surf Club and Youth Forum Summer holiday social to be planned.

3.2 (3.12) Community Transport Group TG meeting next week; to be confirmed.

3.3 (3.13) Statue Insurance £300 per year to insure Cranogwen herself on our current insurance. What are the other Monumental Welsh Women statue groups doing?

3.4 (3.14) Risk assessments. To be picked up in September.

3.5 (3.15) Bell. Gari has the bell and Gerry is making a plaque for it.

3.6 (3.16) Lime Kiln. Lime Kiln maintenance fund to be invested.

3.7 (3.17) Village Garden. Fence between garden and vestry looking much better. There are a few things in lower garden to be moved back to the car park field. There is water sitting on part of the paving; this will be rectified. We still need a bench for behind the statue. There will be a slate plaque on the space in the wall with statue details, and a main information board which the CCCCM team have been given funds for.

3.8 (3.18) Second home owners newsletter. Ongoing – after summer.

3.9 (3.19) Electric vehicle charging points. 2024-25 monies from WA £370,000. We have to deal with CCC on this Chris Wilson, Bethan Lloyd Davies – Carbon Reduction Office. Public point at the Gwersyll now outside the leisure centre.

3.10 (3.20) Car park. What will happen with the cameras on the Ship now it is sold? Is there any recourse in law to require the owner to keep the premises open? We will write to see what plans are and if we can support.

3.11 (3.21) Electricity plan. Revisit after summer.

3.12 (3.22) Cranogwen statue ownership. 10% of the profit of the sales will come to Welfare. Anything that’s a replica of her e.g. bronze models and also any films; postcards etc. (2D) would not count. MWW will take 50% of anything over £1000. Seb will put prices up to cover extra costs. We agree to the terms of the agreement which will be signed as soon as possible.

4. Agenda Items

4.1 Car park right of way. We are dismayed at the large, English-only sign at the entrance to the car park saying there is no public right of way. The Council’s decision was not to award a right of way. The houses do have right of access. There is no way to stop people walking on the car park; the public has to do so in order to use it.

4.2 Tidy Ukraine flag and add a Welsh one when we can.

4.3 Disabled parking spaces. We will ask for another one. Will be taken to Community Council as well.

5. Any Other Business

5.1 Bins. We have been offered another large blue bin but we do not want it put next to the shower! Highways put bins on the pavement; we must object to that as it severely restricts disabled access. We need a comprehensive plan and requirements to send to the Council. Arrange meeting with business owners in September. Speak to Aberporth Community Council who have done this well.

5.2. Canolfan Cranog. William solicitor for Canolfan Cranog will come down to discuss transfer of trusteeship.

5.3 Sea Defences. Gareth Lloyd is arranging a meeting to do with sea defences in the village in autumn. We shall make sure all groups are invited e.g. Boat Club, businesses, Community Council etc. etc.

5.4 Car park field. CCC has provided a portaloo and there is a disabled one coming as well. Gerry will strim around the apple trees; there are apples this year.

Meeting ended 20:52
Next meeting 14 September Pentre Arms

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

8 June 2023

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Tracey Rix, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Pwyll, Jez Rix, Paul Dawes.
2. Apologies: Clive Bullock, Helena Boyesen, Gerry Jones, Gail Robinson.

3.  Minutes of the previous meeting

3.11 (4.2) Surf Club and Youth Forum Surf club initial meeting 25 June 4pm Pentre. Organise a social afternoon with the equipment we have.

3.12 (4.3) Community Transport Group We agree to take the Group under the Welfare’s remit subject to Clive’s approval.

3.13 (4.4) Insurance Statue insurance – awaiting quotes.

3.14 (1.1) Risk assessments. To be picked up in September. 

3.15 (1.3) Bell. Gari has the bell and Gerry is making a plaque for it.

3.16 (1.4) Lime Kiln. Gerry has strimmed it. Forms are now sent to JCP. Lime Kiln money could be invested. Clive is looking at this. 

3.17 (1.6) Village Garden. Looking lovely; ready for the statue.

3.18 (1.7) Second home owners newsletter. Ongoing – after summer.

3.19 (1.9) Electric vehicle charging points. Ongoing.

3.20 (1.10) Car park. Lots of complaints. What will happen with the cameras on the Ship now it is sold? We’d like to send a letter to the new Ship owner showing our support.

3.21 (1.13) Electricity plan. Revisit after summer.

3.22 (1.15) Cranogwen statue ownership. We will sign the deeds on Saturday 10 with Helen Molyneux from Monumental Welsh Women.

3.23 (1.17) Tyfu Ceredigion. Gail?

3.24 (1.19) Benches. Cynyr to chase.

3.25 (1.18) Cranogwen Statue Unveiling – Saturday 10 June. Many thanks to all involved.

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

11 May 2023

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Tracey Rix, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Pwyll, Gerry Jones, Gail Robinson, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Jez Rix, Paul Dawes.
2. Apologies: None.

3. Election of Officers
Cynyr is now Chair of the Community Council so is stepping down at least for this year.

 

What does the Chair do? Literally chairing and controlling the meeting. Can we take it in turns to chair meetings? We need a name for Companies House but otherwise we can share chairing responsibilities.

 

Chair: Adrian Brice by unanious vote.

Vice-Chair: Gari Pwyll by unanimous vote.

Secretary: Kat Dawes by unanimous vote.

Treasurer: Clive Bullock by unanimous vote.

4. Any Other Business
4.1 Vice-Chair:
On behalf of the Committee, diolch yn fawr i Cynyr am bopeth ti wedi neud for many years, keeping everyone in line and the meetings moving along. We have space for 15 members, so 4 spaces are free.

4.2 Surf Club and Youth Forum
An unofficial club could be set up – just meeting up with some equipment. From there we can see what people want to do regarding a more official setup. Film nights, local safety experts to speak, use the ski centre, training evenings, social gatherings. Nothing complicated.

4.3 Community Transport Group
At the Community Transport Group meeting yesterday it was agreed to ask if the Group could become a sub-committee of the Welfare Committee. It just means the Welfare would have another internal account. A member of the bus group would also be on the Welfare (Gari and Clive currently). It would also save a lot of bank charges. There are issues such as tax questions and we would need to think about it carefully. We can take advice from our accountant and decide in a month or two’s time.

4.4 Insurance
The statues are not insured but Seb does have the moulds. It’s worth considering getting quotes.

The money for maintenance of the Lime Kiln could be invested. We need to invest in something secure which will give us some return, and which is not too easy to access. It needs to be low risk and responsible. Sterling bonds or trading.

4.5 Garden rota – flexible!

·         Strimming

o   Fynnon Fair – Paul

o   Lime kiln –

o   St Carannog – Gerry

o   Phone box –

o   Orchard/Car park – Gerry/Adrian

·         Lower and Upper Garden maintenance

o   Grass cutting – Jez/Tracy

o   Weeding –

o   Planting –

Lower garden meeting/work Sunday 14th 2:30pm.

Meeting closed 21:30
Next meeting
8 June Pentre

Matters arising from March meeting (not discussed)
1.1 (1.1)
Risk assessments.
1.3 (1.3) Bell.
1.4 (1.4) Lime Kiln.
1.6 (1.7) Village Garden.
1.7 (1.8) Second home owners newsletter.
1.8 (1.9) Youth forum.
1.9 (1.10) Electric vehicles.
1.10 (1.11) Car park.
1.11 (1.12) Boatyard tractor.
1.13 (2.3) Electricity plan.
1.14 (2.4) Public toilets.  
1.15 (2.5) Cranogwen statue ownership.  
1.17 (3.2) Tyfu Ceredigion.

1.18 (3.3) Cranogwen
Unveiling Saturday 10 June.
1.19 (2.3) Benches.

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

9 February 2023

Present: Kat Dawes, Paul Dawes, Adrian Brice, Tracey Rix, Jane Green, Cynyr Ifan, Jez Rix, Gari Pwyll, Gerry Jones, Gail Robinson, Clive Bullock.
Apologies: Anne-Marie Bollen, Jane Green.


Minutes of the last meeting proposed correct by Clive, seconded by Adrian.

 

1. Matters arising
1.1 (1.1) Risk assessments. Ongoing.

1.2 (1.2) Landscaping by the phone box. The box has been renovated and a new phone fitted. For now we will concentrate on the upper garden.
 

1.3 (1.3) Bell. GP CI GJ. Design stage for security bracket.

1.4 (1.4) Lime Kiln. Contract to be signed and sent off this week.

1.5 (1.6) Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. It is slowly filtering down to county and local level; it is a legal document and has to be acted on. Anything we put forward or want to work on, we can include the provisions of this Act to bolster.

1.6 (1.7) Garden. Front wall work beginning soon, money now available from the Community Council for the steps. We had a request from the Council to pay a licence fee of £171 to keep materials on the highway, but this fee has been generously waived.

1.7 (1.8) Second home owners inclusion. GR and TR have been working on email newsletters.

1.8 (1.9) Youth forum. 12 March meeting in the Patio to test interest level.

1.9 (1.10) Electric vehicle strategy for Wales. Awaiting developments from the Council.

1.10 (1.11) Car park. There is a new machine with new signs. You can now pay by card and it is clear you have 10 minutes to pay.

Is there anything to say you are on CCTV? What are the cameras for? KD write email to ask and thank them for new machine. Publicise on Hwb etc. and ask for no more vandalism as it is counter-productive.

1.11 (1.12) The boatyard tractor will be moved soon.

1.12 (1.13) Handrails to Cilborth beach have been done.

1.13 (2.3) Electricity plan. Ongoing.

1.14 (2.4) Public toilets. Work ongoing. Write to enquire as to timescale as the leak happened around Christmas time.

1.15 (2.5) Cranogwen statue ownership. If we take ownership we take liability. Insurance, maintenance, official ownership. Get some more information from MWW.

1.16 (3.1) Membership of the Committee. Ideas for new members to invite.

1.17 (3.2) Tyfu Ceredigion membership.

1.18 (3.3) Cranogwen Unveiling date is 10 June. Dignitaires meeting at Gwersyll yr Urdd for speeches. Then there will be a procession down to the statue for unveiling itself and beach. Different performances in different places – we have Eddie Ladd, cello music, poetry from the Welsh poet laureates, readings of her poetry, sailing boats. We are waiting for news of the Heritage Lottery Grant to see what the scope will be. Time capsule for going under the bronze – members to think of what to put inside.

2. Agenda Items
2.1 Garden. Lower garden. Materials are here. Set a date for volunteering. 4pm Friday 17th Feb. Pob is our Keep Wales Tidy contact. Buy keysafe lock for toolshed.

2.2 Email list. Draft welcome email. Draft signup form. Lists can be split and grouped. Get together with Gail re. email list. Write welcome piece. All to gather email addresses or send them to the page. Signup form onto Facebook? And on to website. Captcha.

2.3 Benches. Keep an eye on the weather around spring tides and move them if required. We have also had a lovely offer from Gavin Witte for benches made by the The Community Youth Work and Preventions Team youngsters. We would love to ask for two, and if they would like to make a special corner bench for the upper Garden. It was noted that the path up to Cranog’s cave needs work, and they could help with gardening too.

3. AOB
3.1 Emergency action kit. Community Council would like more info.

3.2 Xmas tree. Looked fabulous but was rather expensive. Could we do something different next year? St Dog’s has a tree made out of lobster pots.

Meeting ended 20:34


Next meeting 9 March 7.30pm Pentre.

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the
Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee
12 January 2023


Present: Kat Dawes, Paul Dawes, Adrian Brice, Tracey Rix, Jane Green, Cynyr Ifan, Jez Rix, Gari Pwyll, Gerry Jones, Gail Robinson, Clive Bullock.

Apologies: Anne-Marie Bollen.


Minutes of the last meeting proposed correct by Paul, seconded by Gerry.
1. Matters arising
1.1 (1.1) Risk assessments. Ongoing.
1.2 (1.2) Landscaping by the phone box. Awaiting news from the Community Council.

1.3 (1.3) Bell. GP CI GJ. Design stage for security bracket.


1.4 (1.4) Lime Kiln. We have a final map with the areas showing correctly (boat club ownership and Welfare Committee ownership). Ownership formalities are being finalised.


1.5 (1.5) Garden grants. Jane and Gail’s application to Keep Wales Tidy was successful. KWT will spend a day helping us to install the package.


Bulbs, Celtic wildflowers, native climbing plants. Four raised beds, 25 bags compost. Bird boxes and bug boxes. Trellis and posts.

 
How else can we extend this to include other places – the well, by the phone box. The garden itself needs a committee/group of volunteers.


1.6 (1.6) Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. Large document but not yet very specific. Covers a lot and could be helpful to future projects. If we would like to comment we can do so through the CC.


1.7 (2.2) Garden. There has been no work due to weather.

1.8 (1.10) Second home owners inclusion. GR and HB have been working on email newsletters. Ongoing until the garden work is finished.


1.9 (1.11) Youth forum. Early 2023.


1.10 (1.12) Electric vehicle strategy for Wales. Chris Wilson – CC haven’t decided to take this on as they have to part fund along with the Welsh Assembly grants. There is a list of communities who are interested and we are number one.


1.11 (3.1) Car park email. Kat to send drafted reply around. We cannot discover the name of the owner/s/trustee/s.


1.12 (4.3) The boatyard tractor. When the Christmas tree is moved they will also move the tractor.
1.13 (4.5) Handrails to Cilborth beach.


2. Agenda Items


2.1 Canolfan Crannog


2.2. Garden. We don’t own the land and cannot register it. The solicitors have been unable to find descendants of the original Welfare Committee trustees/owners. We either spend money to pursue this or leave it alone and claim adverse possession if anyone comes forward. We decided unanimously to leave this as it is.


2.3 Electricity plan. Would need to set up a group to discuss and take this forward. Has anyone done this – Jane has found an example. (What do Lammas do?)


2.4 Public toilets. They are closed and the water is off for the drinking fountain as well. They have been working there so should be open again soon.


2.5 Cranogwen statue ownership. If we take ownership we take liability. Insurance, maintenance, official ownership. Get some more information from MWW.


3. AOB


3.1 Membership of the Committee – we could actively invite new members rather than waiting for them to approach us. Younger members.


3.2 Tyfu Ceredigion – community gardens. Do we want to be on the list. Yes, GR to be the contact.


3.3 Cranogwen unveiling details – CCCCM will share more with the Committee in Feb. Fireworks. Fancy dress.


Meeting ended 20:42


Next meeting 9 Feb 7.30pm Pentre.

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

13 October 2022

Present: Kat Dawes, Jane Green, Tracey Rix, Jez Rix, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Pwyll, Gail Robinson, Gari Pwyll, Paul Dawes, Helena Boyesen.
Apologies: Anne-Marie Bollen, Adrian Brice.
Minutes of the last meeting proposed correct by Gari, seconded by Clive.

1. Matters arising
1.1 (1.2) Risk assessments. Ongoing.

1.2 (1.3) Landscaping by the phone box. Supporting wall by the entrance to the gents – Council have been to check; no action.


 

1.3 (1.6) Bell. Site meeting (action by next month).

1.4 (1.7) Lime Kiln. There is still no response from Council on whether we would be liable for business rates now or in the future (as we are a company). Pat Geary has offered to repair up to 10k. Insurance company won’t cover damage/repairs but we are covered for public liability. We could leave it as it’s not going anywhere, but if it became someone else’s property in the future it may cause issues.

As the Council are not getting back to us, we took a vote and decided to take the kiln on.

1.5 (1.9) Local Places for Nature Grant (KWT) County ecologist or some other expert in biodiversity etc. required to visit site; GR liaising with grant lady on this as grant is only worth a few hundred. People’s Postcode Lottery – will be open again in January. Need a set of audited accounts. National Garden Scheme community garden grants.

1.6 (1.11) Wellbeing of Future Generations Act – Publicise Council’s new plan via Hwb etc. and on our website.

1.7 (2.2) Garden – we have the deeds but there is some confusion about whether it covers the entire garden site and thus allows us to apply for land registration easily. If it does, yes we go ahead.

1.8 (2.3) Canolfan Crannog Pat Geary has offered to put us in touch with a Housing Association friend who can discuss possible options.

1.9 (3.2) A query from Mari Hobbs was answered. The Welfare Committee have not taken over the Canolfan Crannog project; we are trying to ascertain the legal ramifications in order to allow the project to move on. Public meetings will be held once there are options available to discuss.

1.10 (4.1) Second home owners inclusion. We need someone to take this on as a project, including using email list (and considering GDPR). Making the most of the community including second home owners who are willing to engage. We can make a start with inviting them all specifically to the unveiling of the Cranogwen statue.

1.11 (4.3) Youth forum. Local youngsters are interested and this will happen in New Year. To be part of Cranogwen unveiling etc. as well.

1.12 (4.4) Electric vehicle strategy for Wales. GJ contacted council and Clic. All Welsh counties have been approached by the WA about provision; nothing in Ceredigion as yet. We could send a letter as a community – any info and ideas.

2. Agenda
2.1. Garden funding and progress. The Welsh slate and horses heads (natural stones) have arrived and works begins again third week October. The Welsh Cerrig slate with inset metal letters replaces some of the Forest of Dean stone. This is much cheaper. Costs are going up all the time. Foundry, materials etc. Cranogwen still has to be pushed by MWW so that there is some money left to pay Seb.

The plinth is now to be bronze. We’ve had two payments from CCC. We have about 9k left we can claim for. We have paid for 50% of the Forest of Dean stone. The JustGiving fund is rising steadily; many donate directly to our account to avoid fees. We are currently breaking even. The Cranogwen performance is donating 10% from ticket sales and all the money from the Pontgarreg performance. There is a film being made about the process which has been pitched to S4C.

Open Studio was very successful (1-2 October and a busload from Coleg Ceredigion). There will be another one in Nov/Dec.

Please all share the fundraising page and think of fundraising events. Plants have been offered and we could have a plant sale in the spring.

2.2. Ffynon Fair Report. Phil Cope’s report has been published and publicised. With the current push on Cranogwen we will leave this till next year.

2.3. Banking/finance clarification. HSBC was fined last year and have tightened up procedures, so they require detailed information on all directors of businesses.

Charity status would create a different set of (personal) liabilities and difficulties. The Committee was changed from charity status some years ago to a company limited by guarantee.

2.4 History of the committee. Clarification that the Committee is elected via a proposed-seconded process at the AGM. We make decisions informed by our experiences and communication with others. Where relevant we hold open meetings or events e.g. as with Ffynnon Fair work, in order to involve any who wish to help.

Communication (on and offline) is key for involving all those who live in the community as well as second home owners, former residents, visitors etc. Newsletter, website and social media updates are important.

2.5 Over 60s Christmas Dinner. We discussed raising the age but decided to keep it at 60; we would like younger people to attend.

3. Correspondence
3.1 Email from the new owners/trustees of the beachfront car park in response to Ben Lake. They are going to put in a new machine with card and contactless options (as well as cash and app payments). They are still concerned about vandalism and would like to collaborate on a sign to this effect.

4. AOB
4.1 CCC will not award a Byway Open to All Traffic or footpaths across the beachfront car park. Pushing for a footpath would only mean it would be diverted along the public pavement by the railings.

4.2 Gerry Beatty, long-time Bro Crannog resident, died in her sleep a couple of weeks ago.

4.3 The old boatyard tractor remains in the free car park field.

4.4 Removal of barriers from road below Canolfan Crannog – ask CC.

4.5 Handrails to Cilborth beach not been fixed properly. Some pieces have been totally left. Ask at CC. Contact Council with photos by next meeting.

Meeting ended 21:12
Next meeting 10 November 7.30pm in the Pentre.

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

8 September 2022

 

Present: Kat Dawes, Jane Green, Tracey Rix, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Pwyll, Gail Robinson, Adrian Brice, Gari Pwyll.

Apologies: Anne-Marie Bollen, Jez Rix, Paul Dawes, Helena Boyesen.

Minutes of the last meeting proposed correct by Adrian, seconded by Gari.

1. Matters arising
1.1 Car park warning sign is up.

1.2 Risk assessments. Ongoing.

1.3 Landscaping by the phone box. Supporting wall by the entrance to the gents is collapsing.
 

1.4 Benches. Are now on the seafront.
 

1.5 Ukrainian flag has gone up.
 

1.6 Bell. We need to have a proper look at where this should safely and usefully sit.

1.7 Lime Kiln is Grade II listed. Wait for a decision about the business rates before we take it on.

1.8 Ffynon Fair. Awaiting Phil Cope’s report.

1.9 Local Places for Nature Grant (KWT) Invite Pob to next welfare. People’s Postcode Lottery – 3 October. National Garden Scheme community garden grants.

1.10 Village Garden. The garden work has begun and fundraising is going well.

1.11 Wellbeing of Future Generations Act – Publicise Council’s new plan via Hwb etc. and on our website.

2. Agenda Items
2.1 Exact names for HSBC Safeguarding list.

2.2 Garden – we have the deeds but there is some confusion about whether it covers the entire garden site and thus allows us to apply for land registration easily. If it does, yes we go ahead. PD to go back to JCP solicitors re. confusion over req for adverse possession.

2.3 Canolfan Crannog
PD to email Pat Geary re. clauses and his options.
HB to contact Housing Associations again.
CI find out how much money in CC account.

3. Correspondence
3.1 Roy is now retiring from village maintenance work – thanks to him for many years of this.

3.2 Mari Hobbs – reply that we are not moving ahead with Capel Crannog, merely clarifying options.

4.0 AOB
4.1 Idea about a yearly event for second home/holiday let owners and locals just before or after the season. We need someone to take this on as a project, including the email list and GDPR.

4.2 Melvyn ‘Bomber’ Zerk We send our deepest sympathies to the family of Melvyn Zerk of Mill View.

4.3 Youth forum – at least once a year to include a social event and gather wider views. Beach clean via Pob – 16-25th September.

4.4 Electric vehicle strategy for Wales. Funding. There are only 7 public points in Wales which are not on private land. Communities can benefit from hosting these.

4.5 Dwr Cymru infrastructure and storm drain overflows. We have had lots of days where water has been unsafe for bathing.

Meeting ended 20:22

Next meeting 13 October in the Pentre.

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

14 July 2022

Present: Paul Dawes, Adrian Brice, Clive Bullock, Kat Dawes, Jane Green, Tracey Rix, Helena Boyesen, Cynyr Ifan.

Apologies: Anne-Marie Bollen, Gerry Jones, Jez Rix, Adrian Brice, Gail Robinson.

Minutes of the last meeting proposed correct by Helena, seconded by Paul.

1. Matters arising


1.1 Car park warning sign. Beachfront car park warning sign has been made.

1.2 Roy and Jan garden thank-you. Done.

1.3 Risk assessments. Ongoing.

1.4 Hawen Research. PD to share abstract.


 

1.5 Landscaping by the phone box. Supporting wall by the entrance to the gents is collapsing.

 Contact Highways. BT have been blocked from removing rural phone boxes.


 

1.6 Benches. Onging.


 

1.7 Ukrainian refugees. We have a flag to put up.


 

1.8 Bell. The bell is with HB. We need to have a proper look at where this should safely and

 usefully sit.

1.9 Lime Kiln is Grade II listed. Wait for a decision about the business rates before we take it

 on. Chase up planning/finance.

1.10 Ffynon Fair. The work party was successful and a report has been put online. Phil Cope’s

 report should be done by September. Putting some slate in the bottom to stop the mud going in

 and make safe with fencing would be the minimum.


 

1.11 Beach Shower. Fixed.

1.12 Local Places for Nature Grant (KWT) It would be interesting to apply for funding for the

 lower garden via this. We will hold this until September. Any other grants available for this

 should be looked into.

1.13 Plaque for Barbara Downard

1.14 Village Garden. The garden work has begun. We will be putting up posters, social media

 and a donations box. We have saved money on the stone despite price increases by using

 slightly different materials and processes. The poetry band will now be made in slate which is

 cheaper and comes from North Wales. The floor has proved to be solid and well-draining.

1.15 Pat Geary put in an application for planning. It has been rejected.

1.16 Wellbeing of Future Generations Act – Publicise Council’s new plan via Hwb etc. and on our

 website.

1.17 Maelfa Crannog. Cherry tree has been moved. There’s a lot of rubble from this area of work

 which has been up in the quarry for a while. Tom Prichard will be thanked for his donation.

2. Agenda Items


2.1 Exact names for HSBC Safeguarding list.

2.2 Garden – we have the deeds but there is some confusion about whether it covers the entire

 garden site and thus allows us to apply for land registration easily. If it does, yes we go ahead.

 Go back to JCP solicitors re. confusion over req for adverse possession.

2.3 Capel Crannog Notice for the chapel: ‘Unsafe, enter at own risk.’


Contact Pat Geary re. clauses and his options. Contact Housing Associations again. How much

 money is in CC account?

2.4 Eisteddfod 30th July – 6th August. Bunting will go up around the village.

2.5 Japanese Knotweed removal – ongoing.

3.0 AOB


3.1 Idea about a yearly event for second home/holiday let owners and locals just before or after

 the season. We need someone to take this on as a project, including the email list and GDPR.

3.2 We could do with a bit of a restructuring of the Committee so that all the projects we are

 interested in can be adopted by someone to avoid things being ‘ongoing’ for a long time.

  • Finances – Treasurer

  • Minutes, correspondence ­– Secretary

  • Duck Races

  • Ffynon Fair

  • Garden

  • Canolfan Crannog

  • Orchard

  • Fundraising

  • Cards and new resident welcome packs

  • Litter/invasive species

  • Car Park

  • Second Home Owners

  • Publicity (newsletters, social media, website, email collection/list)

  • Risk Assessments/Policies

  • Benches/bells/weeding/general maintenance

  • Main liaison with Council/Community Council/WG

3.3 Melvyn ‘Bomber’ Zerk We send our deepest sympathies to the family of Melvyn Zerk of Mill

 View.

Meeting ended 21:34

Next meeting September TBA

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

12 May 2022

Present: Helena Boyesen, Paul Dawes, Gari Pwyll, Cynyr Ifan, Gerry Jones, Adrian Brice, Clive

 Bullock, Kat Dawes, Jane Green, Jez & Tracey Rix, Gail Robinson, Anne-Marie Bollen.


Minutes of the last meeting proposed correct by Paul, seconded by Clive.

1. Cranogwen update.

Anne-Marie and Helen Molyneux spoke via Zoom re. the ongoing Cranogwen statue project. Also

 present were Mari Dalis, Enfys Jenkins and Helena Boyesen of the team. The Council grant has

 been awarded and the team wants to begin work on the village garden’s redevelopment.

There are three options for costings and lots of alternatives to save money.

Total price for working poetry into the floor is £2,100. Work will be done free on that by Seb.

 New slate for walls would be £7k; plan is to fix the old walls and build more.

The project team are asking how much the Committee can give to the Garden redevelopment.

Helena would prefer to have a direct contact on the Welfare to go back to. Once the website is

 fully bilingual (it is) the grant will be formally awarded.

Materials are going up. Neil has bought the slate for the planters and thus a first invoice for

 materials.

The grant will pay 50% of any invoice submitted even if we have not yet paid anything out.

Planting the garden in this new design will save every year as we will not be buying a whole new

 garden’s worth of plants every six months, as has been done previously.

There is about £2-3k for the garden. There’s no guarantee that there will be any surplus left

 once MWW have consolidated the statue funds; if there is this goes to the Garden.

We have about £13k in the Welfare accounts. If we use this money it could be used as

 backup/slush fund and replaced as fundraising continues. How much should the Welfare be contributing from the main account, and what about money from other accounts? This project will

 give the Welfare opportunities and good publicity to the village, donations etc. The statue itself

 is just the start of the project.

Part of this is the Welfare helping the CCCCM team to fundraise e.g. duck races.

HB proposes £10k and GP seconds this. A vote was held and the Committee is unanimous in

 agreeing to the proposal.

1. Car park warning sign.


Carpark warning sign – ongoing.

2. Roy and Jan. We will buy them a meal and tickets to the Botanical Gardens to thank them for

 their work on the Garden for over 25 years. GP.

5. Risk assessments. Gari has created a form. Another meeting is needed.

6. Hawen Research. Researcher has finished work on project re. pollution in the Hawen. We

 could invite her to speak.

 

7. Siop Glynafon. Ben Lake and Elin Jones – could they help – we have not had an answer on

 this. We feel it should fall under the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. There is little we can

 do as it is a private commercial enterprise. We will write a letter expressing our concern that a

 property in the main area of the village is becoming run down.


 

8. Canolfan Crannog.

Solicitors – form has been sent. 

Lime kiln. Obtain searches and land property enquiries. We need to know if there are any

 questions about it. We have not had an actual survey done; should we buy a survey or get

 Gavin to do it?

Canolfan Crannog. Prelim planning application to show in principle the council will support.

 Before that no need for a meeting.

9. Parking spaces outside the Ship gable end. The land has been registered to the Ship.

10. Landscaping by the phone box.

Supporting wall by the entrance to the gents is collapsing. Contact Highways.

BT have made an announcement regarding closing all phone boxes.


 

11. Bwm’s Triangle (behind the Beach Hut). Strim it.

 

12. Benches. Welsh Oak from Talgarreg is on order. Ends are ready. Where shall we put them?

 Side of the Beach Hut x2, one in front of the Hawen outlet.
 

13. Ukrainian refugees. There are about 20 families. Flag will go up soon.

 

14. Bell. Can be mounted on the Sianti.
 

15. New members received a welcome pack. We have space for two more members.

 

16. Land registration around Llangrannog. The Garden is unregistered; we have the deeds so this

 should be straightforward. There are quite a few pieces of land which are not registered and we

 need to decide what to do about them. In some cases this will be talking to the owners. First

 step is to register the Garden and land around St Crannog.
 

17. Lime Kiln. We have transfer documents. Pat has placed a restrictive covenant so that we

 cannot build on it. Environmental survey has not shown up any significant issues. It is a Grade

 II listed building. We agree to proceed.

 

18. Ffynon Fair. Work party 11am Sunday.
 

Any Other Business.

1. Beach Shower. The broken showerhead has been reported to the Council.


 


 

Meeting ended 21:57.

Next meeting Thursday 9 June 7.30pm.

Capel Crannog Vestry.

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

11 December 2021


 

Present: Cynyr Ifan, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Kat Dawes, Paul Dawes, Gerry Jones.

Apologies: Anne-Marie Bollen, Gari Jones.
 

2. Car park. The car park is not lit in the evening. We can send a night-time photo (to ?) showing the issue. We can draft a more permanent sign for outside the car park to inform people of the grace period and cameras. If vandalism continues, they may remove the machine and require online only payment.

We have more evidence from people who have won/lost their cases against OPS. We will continue to update this to help others.

3. Over 60s Christmas Dinner. We have decided to have an afternoon tea type event later in the springtime, open to the whole community, depending on Covid.

4. Christmas Trees. This will be up once the weather allows. Lights (of all colours) will be put up as well.

5. Cerflun Cymunedol Cranogwen Community Monument Update.

The press release regarding the appointment of Seb Boyesen and Kezia Ferguson has been sent out and we have had good feedback. Planning permission application and grant application for the village garden has been submitted.
 

We could have a look at redeveloping the lower garden at the same time in order that it blends with the upper garden. It would be good to re-do the steps and plant some more shrubs. Tall trees could be an issue.

 

6. Risk assessments. Garden, St Carannog, lime kiln, Canolfan Crannog, orchard. We will take this up in January.

7. Bank Details. Ongoing.

9. Hawen Research. Talks have been set up for February.

10. Siop Glynafon. Invite Ben Lake/Elin Jones to listen to our concerns about the loss of this resource. Wellbeing of Future Generations Act applies. The Community Council have been debating the same issue. Environmental Health have been out regarding the rubbish etc. around the back.

11. Canolfan Crannog. We need to decide how best to structure a company that is responsible for Capel Crannog site alone and its development. We can have a separate company or a sub-company of the Welfare. In the latter case it is still the ultimate responsibility of the Welfare. In both cases people who are not members of the Welfare could be directors.

Llangrannog Welfare Committee is a Limited company. Information about filings etcetera can be found here: limited company. Our number is 07560860. As directors we have the usual exposures and opportunities  with HM government. This is an example of advice on responsibilities and duties. This Companies House blog is good.

We need to know how much liability we have for accidents and incidents, but also the running of the business that may come out of the redevelopment of the CC site. Contact JCP solicitors for advice then move forward with appointing directors.

Garden wall – could we do some work to avoid another slip. Establish some grass and trim the overhanging bushes. To be taken up in spring.

12. Lime Kiln We are awaiting a copy of the survey. Chapel site will be surveyed next week; to include vestry and grounds.

13. Parking outside the Ship gable end. Signs have been put up saying this land is private. This is an ongoing issue.

14. Free Wales Army graffiti. This is not suitable to be put on private property. We are happy to help John Page remove it.

15. Landscaping by the phone box. Teifi Landscaping will tackle this in better weather. Community Council update please.

Meeting ended 20.45pm. Next meeting 13 January, 7.30pm.

 

 

Minutes of the Meeting

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

11 November 2021

Present: Anne-Marie Bollen, Gari Jones, Sarah Jones, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Kat Dawes, Paul Dawes.

Apologies: Cynyr Ifan, Gerry Jones.

Minutes agreed correct. Proposed Gari Jones seconded Gerry Jones.

Andy Campbell and Sarah Joyce have resigned.

1. The Welfare Committee and the Ship.

The Committee and its members are here to represent the village and support everyone in the

 community. A recent private conversation resulted in unintended upset to the Ship landlords.

We need to make a formal apology and ask that the resulting Facebook post is taken down; it is

 extremely detrimental to the pub, the Committee and the village itself.

Those representing the Committee should not bring personal impressions into the professional

 business of the Committee, where you are representing the village. If anyone does not wish to

 take part in any part of the Committee’s business, that is their decision and they can choose to

 not attend.

We also need to look at a code of conduct, constitution, creating social media policy and so on –

 we have always worked on an informal basis but this is no longer appropriate.

Decisions must be made at meetings and not via email/messaging.

It is often not suitable to have the meeting in a public place – where else could we meet?

2. The Community Council has had a meeting with Anthony Ramsay-Williams regarding the

 continuing car park issues. He has agreed to investigate these issues:

  • Signage at entrance (especially re. 10 minute grace period)

  •  

  • Information on fines issued relating to grace period

  •  

  • App – can it send out warnings to users when time is due to run out?

  •  

  • WIFI – check whether it’s clear on signage that there is WIFI available to access

  •  

  • QR code

3. Over 60s Christmas Dinner – Send the list around. How much will it be and can we fit with

 Covid restrictions. Will residents want to come, and is it safe and sensible to hold it?

4. Christmas Trees. We would like Mickey Beechey to look at buying Christmas trees as usual,

 but also some more lights/decoration for the village to provide extra cheer this year.
 

5. Cerflun Cymunedol Cranogwen Community Monument Update.

We have met our £20,000 total for local fundraising and we with other funding sources have

 reached our target of £70,000.
 

There was a community consultation regarding the plans for the Garden. Nautical themes,

 herbal, local plants will be used. Less annual planting to be more sustainable.

Suggestions from the Committee include that warm, low lighting would be nice.

How is the waterfall included? Cranogwen talks about Y Gerwn and we want to use some of that.

What’s next? This is not just a statue project. What are the opportunities for the area, females

 in particular? We plan a book, her story website, a walking trail, Tall Ship, seamanship bursary etc.

We now have two more project members to help us.

We are looking at HLF and Arts Council grants to help with further plans – the unveiling and

 information boards.

Spring 2023 is the target for the unveiling.

Official announcement of the appointment of sculptor and assistant coming soon.

Clive is happy to start a Cranogwen Book within our accounts system, so further monies can be

 kept track of by us.
 

6. Creating a risk assessment structure for Welfare-run aspects of village i.e. resources such as

 the Garden, kiln, St Carannog. Three or more people or specific people for specific areas.
 

7. Solicitors. JCP and Pat Geary are now in contact with each other.

8. Bank Details. Clive has now submitted all the necessary paperwork and hopes to have online

 access soon.

9. Hawen Research. There are two undergraduates from Bristol and a Masters degree student

 from C.A.T. Wales who are conducting experiments on the Hawen for their dissertations. They

 are looking at pollution issues (e.g. microplastics ) from source to sea. PD proposes that we ask

 them for three separate talks of 15 mins each at the AGM.


 

Meeting ended 9.30pm. Next meeting 9 December, 7.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 14th October 7.30pm

 

  1. Present: Kat Dawes, Gerry Jones, Sarah Jones, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Adrian Brice, Cynyr Ifan.

  1. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Clive, seconded Helena.

  1. Apologies. Gari Jones, Anne-Marie Bollen, Paul Dawes, Andy Campbell.

 

  1. Ffynon Fair

Welcome to Phil Cope (author of The Living Wells of Wales) and James Stewart to discuss Ffynon Fair.

James’s mother grew up in Llangrannog at the rectory; his grandfather was the rector. His mother had an interest in the well and James would like to pay for Phil to do a consultancy in memory of his mother.

Phil believes this well has national significance.

Two phases are anticipated

  • An examination of the meanings of well springs

  • Phil offers a talk giving an intro to holy wells in general and FF and its possibilities to encourage support

  • Determine what we know already about FF

  • The naming(s) of wells (Welsh to Christianisation) ­– 50% have ended up becoming Lady Well or St Mary’s Well

  • We should look at it in the context of all the others in the village – Penfynnon/Bywell

  • Ownership and source of the water

  • Importance of education esp. with children as a part of climate concerns. Part of plans on what the well’s future should be. Community involvement.

  • Cranogwen’s poem Y Fynnon

  • Well-dressing and well-guarding

  • Initial exploration, cleaning and assessment of site

  • Dyfed Archaeological Trust are interested; water test

  • Further community meeting to show progress and designs for the future

  • Press and publicising online etc.

  • Budget and funding applications for Phase 2

  • Phase 2 – Delivery. Building a new well, seating, surrounding, interpretation panel, direction signs etc.

  • Well launch and possible festival

  • Publication – TV, radio, papers etc.

  • Links with other sites e.g. Carantek/Crantock/Irish site

Ian ap Dewi remembers being taken after Sunday School to drink the well water, and that it was known as Carannog’s Well. Speaking to John MO and Ian would be very useful.

Mary and June Sylvester would have some information.

Lowri Williams as director of Gwersyll yr Urdd

Boco and others of the Beechey family.

 

It was noted that some drainage work was done on the field and the spring does not flow as it used to. DAT could help here.

We can begin asking for stories and photos, but should hold forth on the physical work.

We are not bound by the rules of Cadw etc. so we can marry this with our own creative contribution to the development of the life of this well by building on what has gone before. What does this mean to us today; how is it relevant (e.g. ecology, water, climate etc.)?

Gather ideas of local artists, craftspeople, wall-builders, historians etc.

Minutes of the last meeting

5.0 (3.1) Benches. OG (on-going).

 

5.1 3.2 (3.2) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach.

 

5.2 (3.3) Cranogwen Project Update

 

Over £67,000 has been raised so far. Community involvement activities are being recorded. Many media contacts have been formed.

 

A press announcement re. the appointment of Seb Boyesen is being released imminently. His contract has been drafted. A female mentee from Coleg Sir Gâr has been identified and will be interviewed this month. 
Gail Robinson has developed draft garden plans. These will be shown to the community.
Local builders will be approached for three quotes for the building works. 
A Council Grant Application has been developed and will be submitted this month. 
Kat is writing several pieces for organisations including Women’s Archive of Wales and Ninnau. 
Volunteers are being recruited for work on Cranogwen’s grave on 30 October.
Christmas cards are being designed.
An event is being created with Aberration and Aberystwth Arts Centre.

Our steering group and Monumental Welsh Women are very pleased with our ongoing efforts.
 

5.3 (3.4) Second home owners database. OG (on-going) Share information in order to create a database and possibly use MailChimp to adhere to GDPR easily.
 

5.4 (3.6) Litter and Dogs leaflet. AC and SJ distributed throughout the village. We will do again next spring. The Welsh version of the leaflet has a typo re. 3 week collection.

 

5.5 (3.7) Canolfan Crannog, Lime Kiln and other issues.

Mr Pat Geary has donated £12,000 to the Welfare Committee and we express our sincere gratitude for the different this will make in our efforts.
 

In a meeting with Pat we discussed moving on with the Canolfan Crannog work etc. And that we need solicitors to deal with this. PD suggested JCP based in Carmarthen as on a par with any team, and this was accepted by the members. PD to speak to JCP.

 

Pat will arrange for a structural engineer next.

 

It was noted that the Vestry roof is leaking heavily. KD has informed Ian ap Dewi and Canolfan Crannog funds (from house rent) will be used to make it safe as soon as possible.

It was also noted that risk assessments are vital for us if we are to continue to work as we do. All agreed.
 

Notes from Paul:

Risk Analysis Proposal

We are discussing taking on ownership of physical infrastructure and additional support of the village.  They all represent good opportunities to improve the welfare of the people and of the village. It will mean a considerable ‘Estate’, including for example:

  • The Lime Kiln

  • Canolfan Crannog Area - and as a landlord

  • The St Crannog Area

  • Fynnon Fair

  • Cranogwen Area

  • The garden – and its maintenance

  • The Car Park - and the park and ride operation?

  • The footbridge?

These opportunities bring with them responsibilities, such as being a good landlord or meeting Health and Safety requirements or protecting the public. We can manage these issues well, provided we do so proactively but we have no mechanism to assess and respond to the associated potential problems.  We do insure the Welfare and its directors (transferring the risk) but that does not remove the exposure to litigation for failures/negligence.  Much more importantly we have no mechanism to ensure that, whatever we do, we protect people and property.

Insurance companies often require organisations such as ours (even of the size we are) to have in place Risk Management procedures.  These look like paper exercises but they ask pertinent questions, require acceptable answers and remedial action.   For example, a risk assessment would have highlighted the protruding bolts in the garden but would also have required action by an identified person to remove that risk within a certain time.  Maintaining the associated reports should also reduce our insurance costs.

To build Risk Assessments for each area takes real knowledge of the village as well as research and time and thought to construct the questions and the paperwork and then allocate them for completion.  

This proposal is for three people to take on that job of work.

 

5.6 (3.8) Rights of Way The application is with the Council.

 

5.7 (3.10) Orchard / Car Park. Has been cleared up. The sign has been changed to Camper Vans Are Allowed. This will be cleaned off.

 

5.8 (3.12) Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission has been passed with some alterations.
 

5.9 (3.14) Beachfront / Ship carpark. Mr Ramsay Williams has agreed to meet the Community Council.


 

5.10 (3.15) Ysgoldy bell. Vanessa (Anthea’s daughter) has the bell and will return it when next in Sarnau.

 

5.11 (3.16) Banking. We approve Clive to be our on-line account manager.

 

It was resolved at the meeting of the Llangrannog Welfare Committee held on 14 October 2021 that Clive Bullock be nominated as Primary User for the purposes of HSBC UK Business Internet Banking. It was acknowledged and agreed that the Primary User would have full access and authority over the HSBC UK bank accounts, authority to appoint Additional Users, no restriction on what they can do using HSBC UK Business Internet banking, as appropriate.

 

For example, they can ask and apply for credit cards, overdrafts and loans; make payments into and out of the HSBC UK bank accounts, increase/decrease cardholder limits. The meeting was reminded that full details of what the Primary User can do are set out in the HSBC UK Business Banking Terms and Conditions and the Business Internet Banking Additional Conditions.
 

5.12 (3.17) Cardi Care. Aberporth have been chosen for this social care project.

AOB

    1. Proposal for a village brainstorming session.

    2. Seals – There have been problems with seals being disturbed on local beaches; some have died. Police have been getting involved. We have a bunch of leaflets from Alison Healy at the Council to help educate people.

 

Meeting Closed 21.00

Next meeting 11 November 7.30pm.

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 9th September 7.30pm


 

  1. Present: Gari Jones, Paul Dawes, Gerry Jones, Andy Campbell, Sarah Jones, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Adrian Brice, Cynyr Ifan.

  1. Apologies. Kat Dawes, Anne-Marie Bollen.

 

  1. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Paul, seconded Helena.


 

3.1 (3.1) Benches. OG (on-going).


 

3.2 (3.2) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach. The main beach railings have been made safe. Cynyr to discuss Cilborth railings with the council.


 

3.3 (3.3) Cranogwen Project Update

A new concrete base is required which will mean digging up the base of the garden – but not harming the wall. The intention is to completely rebuild the base area, subject to consultation with the community. Final designs to be presented to the Welfare and the community for consultation. The next stages would be to have the builders’ quotes and then make planning and grant applications.

 

Roy plans to retire from the work in the garden but will be involved in the re-planning.

 

3.4 (3.4) Second home owners database. OG (on-going) Share information in order to create a database and possibly use MailChimp to adhere to GDPR easily.
 

3.6 (3.6) Litter and Dogs leaflet. OG (on-going) Leaflets are complete and need to be delivered. Andy to package the leaflets for distribution.
 

3.7 (3.7) Canolfan Crannog, Lime Kiln and other issues.

Mr Pat Geary proposes a review by his surveyor to assess the building for conversion and use by the community for rental housing. His offer would include financing but the Welfare would retain responsibility for repaying the finance and for acting as landlords. The associated potential problems require some careful thought but we will explore this opportunity and go ahead with his survey at least.

 

A survey of the Kiln area is also being done for Mr Geary who is willing to pay any increase in insurance for a period after its transfer to the Welfare Committee.

 

He has donated to Cranogwen and has expressed a desire to donate to the village causes and help resolve some of the critical issues facing the village. He has offered to approach Anthony Williams to discuss the car park.


 

Keeping us informed

Gari to set up a What’s App page to enable reminders to be sent to all Welfare members.

 

3.8 (3.8) Rights of Way The application is with the Council.

Cynyr to discuss with ‘local lawyers’ about the legal issues around the small unregistered area by the Ship windows.


 

3.9 (3.9) Planting by toilets. Autumn. Strimming in progress.


 

3.10 (3.10) Orchard / Car Park. Litter is a problem. Work Party on the 26th September at 5:30.


 

3.11 (3.11) Memorial Garden

Sandy Denny memorial. This can go ahead.

Barbara Purnell memorial plaque can also go ahead.


 

3.12 (3.12) Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission. In the system.


 

3.14 (3.14) Beachfront / Ship carpark. Community Council is to meet with Mr Williams.


 

3.15 (4.1) We discussed Mari Hobbs’ email and the given replies to her points. She has been invited to join.


 

3.16 (5.1) Fynnon Fair. Proposal from Phil Cope & James Stewart is to be distributed for responses from Welfare members. We will send a reply whilst we are considering this but we should emphasise our enthusiasm to develop the site, our thanks for their proposal and a willingness to meet.


 

4 Correspondence

4.1 Jo Couzens/KDs emails concerning an exposed bolt in the garden have been noted.

4.2 Email from G Williams Ltd requesting permission for Barbara Purnell plaque.

4.3 The committee noted the ‘Thank You’ from Marc for our support of Londis staff in giving them money towards their end-of-season staff party. This was a thank-you for their hard work and community support over the pandemic.


 

  1. AOB

    1. The Ysgoldy bell. Vanessa (Anthea’s daughter) has the bell and PD has been told she will return it when next in Sarnau.

    2. Banking. We will now be charged for our bank accounts at £5 per month so will we reduce the number accessing it to one and maintain an internal separation of the four balances. We approved Clive to be our online account manager.

    3. Cardi Care. Proposal to be distributed but this needs further consideration before completing the questionnaire.

    4. Proposal for a village brainstorming session.

    5. Proposal for a village ‘litter pick’ in the car park on Friday Nov 5th.

 

 

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 15 July 7.30pm


 

  1. Present Kat Dawes, Gari Jones, Paul Dawes, Gerry Jones, Andy Campbell, Sarah Jones, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Adrian Brice, Anne-Marie Bollen.

 

  1. Apologies.

  2. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Paul, seconded Helena.

 

3.1 (3.1) Benches. Paul Nic will start work as soon as possible.

 

3.2 (3.2) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach. The main beach railings have been made safe.

 

3.3 (3.3) Cranogwen Project Update

We have met with the Rees family and have permission to restore the grave.

Research is being done into suitable dress. Amanda Savinelli is making one.

Two grant applications are in to help with groundworks etc.

Postcards and leaflets of Cranogwen have been mostly distributed in the area.

Events arranged – two gigs and a guided walk/information stand.

We are having t-shirts made with a local company.

Aberration are creating a documentary film featuring project team and locals. The community will be invited to participate.

Tafell a Tân are making a Cranogwen pizza; £1 from every pizza will be donated.

The Community Council have made a donation of £2,500 for which we are very grateful. We are working on better communications with the CC from CCCCM and the Welfare.

Roy and Jan (garden custodians) have lots of ideas which we are discussing. Local correspondence is being reposnded to.

A suitable model to pose for the sculpture is being sought.

Studio Response are helping with writing an advert to look for an assistant, preferably local and female.
 

3.4 (3.4) Second home owners database. Share information in order to create a database and possibly use MailChimp to adhere to GDPR easily.

 

3.5 (3.5) Londis staff pizzas. To be organised in autumn.

 

3.6 (3.6) Litter and Dogs leaflet. Leaflets are complete. It would be best to hand them out after summer when house owners are actally here – the worry is that the holidaymakers will put them in the bin. We would like to out them in an envelope with the house name on – more likely to be read and kept.

 

3.7 (3.7) Canolfan Crannog No news from the Trustees. There have been complaints about the way the pews were sold.

 

3.8 (3.8) Rights of Way The process is going ahead with the Council. It is noted that the land under the gable end of the Ship is still contested. Land Registry clearly shows the land does not belong to the Ship, but it is not formally registered as common land with the Council. The Ship block anyone else from using the space.

 

The only solution would be to take this to court, which is not feasible for us. A letter explaining the situation will be sent, so the issue is on record.
 

3.9 (3.9) Planting by toilets. Autumn. Strimming.

 

3.10 (3.10) Orchard. Reflective tape has been put on the posts to avoid damage to the trees and to guide people into the correct parking areas. We will install a box to ask for donations to help with upkeep.

 

3.11 (3.11) Sandy Denny memorial. This can go ahead.
 

3.12 (3.12) Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission. In the system.

 

3.13 (3.13) Visibility issue at the top car park. Trimming has been done.
 

3.14 (3.14) Beachfront carpark. A traffic management survey would help with this. All to gather photographic evidence of parking/traffic issues.
 

3.15 (4.1) We discussed Mari Hobbs’ email and the given replies to her points. She has been invited to join.
 

3.16 (5.1) Fynnon Fair Ongoing.

 

4 Correspondence

 

  1. AOB

    1. The Community Council await a date for a meeting with Anthony Ramsey-Williams.


 

    1. To avoid items being ‘ongoing’ for too long, there will be a time limit on actions, except in exceptional circumstances. There will also be an agenda each month.

 

    1. It appears the Ysgoldy bell may have been claimed, but by whom we are not sure. Ask Anthea/Mike.


 

    1. Cones and parking notices. We will purchase No Waiting cones to stop people parking so close to the defibrillator, noticeboard and post box. New cone for the bus turning point. We will have a proper sign made for the entrance to the beachfront carpark to warn people that they need to park within ten minutes.


 

Meeting ended 21:07 Date of next meeting September 2021 7.30pm.

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 10 June 7.30pm


 

  1. Present Kat Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Paul Dawes, Gerry Jones, Andy Campbell, Sarah Jones, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock.

  1. Apologies. Adrian Brice, Anne-Marie Bollen.

  2.  

  3. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Gerry, seconded Gari.

 

3.1 (3.2) Benches We will pay for the timber and Paul Nicolaysen will do the work for us for free.

3.2 (3.3) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach. It has been stressed that the main beach steps are dangerous; Cliff Bates will reply ASAP.

 

3.3 (3.4) Monumental Welsh Women – Cranogwen statue.

We are boosting the target figure to raise more money for planning, and also for unexpected VAT. We will also be able to do some more work on the garden, and we would like to incorporate the River Hawen. Roy and Jan will be invited to contribute as they have done such amazing work with the garden.
 

The group has a new logo. We are printing postcards of Cranogwen to be sent with a leaflet and handwritten note for everyone in the community.

 

3.4 (3.5) Second home owners database.
 

3.5 (3.6) Londis staff pizzas. Autumn.

 

3.6 (3.7) Litter and Dogs leaflet. Leaflets are complete. Inserts to be put inside and handed out with the Cranogwen stuff.
 

3.7 (3.8) Canolfan Crannog There will be a meeting when Phil Thomas is here.
 

3.8 (3.9) Rights of Way The process is going ahead. We want a byway open to all traffic, and the Council has noted this. It is noted that the common land under the gable end of the Ship is still contested.

 

3.9 (3.10) Planting by toilets. Autumn.

 

3.10 (3.11) Orchard. Trees are being damaged. We could put reflective posts up to avoid this and also avoid claims against damage to cars.

 

3.11 (3.12) Sandy Denny memorial. Positioning – there is nothing in previous minutes to indicate a proposed or accepted site for the plaque. The Committee voted to put it on the bottom section, in a place where artists and others influenced by stays in Llangrannog can be commemorated.
 

3.12 (3.13) Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission. Ongoing; there have been a lot of objections re. the size of the extension, the change of character of the row and access.
 

3.13 (3.14) Visibility issue at the entrace to the top car park. Trimming has been done to an extent.

 

Camper vans in the car park has been an issue over the May half term. We need a new ‘No overnight parking’ sign.
 

It was noted that it is not just visitors who are staying overnight; there are local people who are really struggling to find places to live and even some who are forced to live in mobile homes/vans.

 

3.14 (4.1) Beachfront carpark – We discussed the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order by the Council, in order to improve the communal and social space in the village. Ideas: take the culvert out; a roundabout, spaces for disabled parking and loading; open space for events, an eating/socialising area, flood prevention work. We would like to reduce cars down at the beachfront; none of these roads were built for cars let alone the large vehicles that are popular now.
 

A traffic management survey would help with this – research methodology. All to gather photographic evidence of parking/traffic issues.

 

5.1 Fynnon Fair Ongoing.

 

  1. Correspondence

4.1 We discussed Mari Hobbs’ email and the given replies to her points. We will invite her to join the committee.
 

5 AOB

5.1 The Community Council wants to invite Anthony Ramsey-Williams to a meeting re. the car park. He requires evidence that there is a problem, which has provided to the CC. Invite Sarah Powell to the meeting.

 

Meeting ended 20:05


 

Date of next meeting 8 July 2021 7.30pm.

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 20 May 7.30pm, Zoom


 

  1. Present Kat Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Clive Bullock, Anne-Marie Bollen, Gari Jones, Anne-Marie Bollen.

 

  1. Apologies. Paul Dawes, Adrian Brice.

 

  1. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Clive, seconded Gari.

  2.  

3.1 (3.2) Benches Paul Nicolaysen will give us an estimate for timber.

 

3.2 (3.3) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach. Cliff Bates contacted us on 16 April to say he is looking into it.

 

3.3 (3.4) Monumental Welsh Women – Cranogwen statue.

Erecting a statue of Cranogwen in the Millennium Garden.

 

Artist’s brief. Chosen Seb. Coordinate siting installing unveiling.
 

Inital Target has been surpassed.
 

Community engagement. Social media, PR etc.

 

Steering group has been set up – Elin Jones AM, Helen Molyneux from MWW and Prof Jane Aaron are joining the team as steers. £3000 from Meinir Mathias’s painting are selling well and the fundraising is nearly halfway there. Jane Aaron’s talk was very well received. Local bodies like the rowing club have donated. Studio Response
 

Monthly meetings/events. Workshops.
 

Aberration, street theatre, doco film, art anthology/journal. Seb is starting to sketch ideas.

 

We are also applying for a council grant for the groundwork.

 

Complaints about the CC processes.

It was felt that the attitude of one or two members of the Council was antagonistic and unsupportive. The Chair could have intervened to maintain a professional process. They will be sent some feedback.

Request for another letter and request for more money as the Council are very supportive of this.

Request for our minutes to be sent to the CC every month.

 

Three issues that were dealt with – tendering, Helena on the team and Seb as the artist. Terms of reference were sent but not everyone had seen them.
 

We hope that the community will hugely benefit from this project. We hope to have it completed within the year, but also that the project will continue beyond this.

 

3.4 (3.5) Second home owners database. Check on GDPR issues, ask permission, set up database. Ongoing.
 

3.5 (3.6) Londis staff pizzas. We await an invoice.

 

3.6 (3.7) Litter and Dogs leaflet. Leaflets are complete.

 

3.7 (3.8) Canolfan Crannog William (site solicitor) would like 6-10 names for a steering group/trustees. We need to have a meeting with Phil Thomas to decide what this entails. We could start by clearing the rubbish from inside the chapel. The pews have all been sold.
 

It was noted that there was no public auction or transparency about this and some are annoyed. This is why we need a steering group

 

Send a letter to the Fireworks Committee detailing what Canolfan Crannog would use any donated money for, with details of what is proposed.
 

3.8 (3.9) Rights of Way The process is going ahead.
 

3.9 (3.10) Planting by toilets. There is not now time/space to do any building work on the site. Autumn.

 

3.10 (3.11) Orchard. See AGM notes.
 

3.11 (3.12) Sandy Denny memorial. Positioning has been questioned; we need to be mindful of community views. There are many artists and well-known people who have been influenced by the area, and local people who are put in the lower garden. Check all the minutes for any agreement as to placement of the plaque.
 

3.12 (3.13) Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission. Ongoing.

 

3.13 (3.14) Visibility issue at the entrace to the top car park – trim some of the hedge to allow better visibility. Ongoing.
 

The sign that says no overnight camping or parking is not very clear and there are quite a lot of tents and camper vans parking up there. The advice we have is to report them to the PCSO on 101. The issue is that there are no public toilets.

 

3.14 (4.1) Beachfront carpark – there are a lot of fines coming through. The main issue is the very short grace period. Some people are being given the wrong amount of time for the money paid. Amanda Wishart has become an expert on this and is willing to come and suggest some solutions. Ben Lake and Gwyn James.
 

5.1 Fynnon Fair ­– tidy up the area and maybe have a sign explaining its significance. The land belongs to the community. James Stewart.

 

  1. Correspondence

 

5 AOB

5.1 Big Beach Clean – Pob and Keep Wales Tidy.
 

5.2 Seb has redesigned the Welfare Committee logo with colour and clarity.
 

Meeting ended 20:05
 

Date of next meeting 10 June 2021 7.30pm.

 

 

 

 Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 11 March 7.30pm, Zoom


 

  1. Present Kat Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Anne-Marie Bollen, Helena Boyesen, Andy Campbell, Sarah Jones, Gerry Jones, Lowri Jones.

  1. Apologies. There were none.

  2.  

  3. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Helena, seconded Paul.

  4.  

    1. (3.1) Bica Byw project closing.

We welcomed Lowri from Gwersyll yr Urdd to update us on the Bica Byw project. The community engagement part of the project was outsourced and unfortunately the work (a report) was not satisfactorily completed. The report has been finalised and has gone to be translated.

The most popular option for continuing with the Canolfan Crannog aspect of the project is to convert the chapel to flats and workshops and to renovate the vestry for community use.

There is a bit of budget left for another community engagement research project. They won’t pay for surveys i.e. physical work. It could be a business plan, timeline plan or another desktop survey. We agree that a bit more help with the chosen option for Canolfan Crannog would be really useful. Lowri will speak to Meleri at Cynnal y Cardi.

The Bica Byw app has gone live for testing; feedback is welcomed. There is room for development. There was a training budget, but with Covid this has been missed out on. There was also to be a trip north to see a similar project but this was not arranged before Covid arrived.

3.2 (3.2) Benches Paul Nicolaysen will give us an estimate for timber. Boatyard bench will be discussed later.

3.3 (3.3) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach. Cliff Bates has been down to check on this.

3.4 (3.4) Monumental Welsh Women – Cranogwen statue. Group of five set up – Helena, Kat, Anne-Marie plus Amanda Savinelli and Carys Ifan. Anne-Marie will be presenting our progress to MWW 25th March. Friday 26th: Jane Aaron talk. Please spread the word.

3.5 (3.8) Second home owners database. Check on GDPR issues, ask permission, set up database. Ongoing.

3.6 (3.9) Londis staff. Ask Kate again for an invoice.

3.7 (3.11) Litter and Dogs information leaflet. Steff has sent the insert for print.

3.8 (3.12) Canolfan Crannog Ian ap Dewi is staying as a trustee for now. There will be a village auction of the pews to raise money for the site, with local residents having first refusal. Send a letter to the Fireworks Committee detailing what Canolfan Crannog would use any donated money for, with details of what is proposed.

3.9 (3.13) Rights of Way Paul has sent the completed forms in. Most people did not sign the map, so these will be returned to them for signature. The Council will consult with the Community Council. Sea wall – there has been some recent surveying of the sea wall, apparently for environmental defence. This might affect the application.

3.10 (3.14) Planting by toilets. There appears to be confusion over whether the phone box is wanted; the Community Council and Welfare are unanimous in wanting a new emergency box and we will reiterate this to the Council and thus BT. As this might take some time, planting should begin.

3.11 (3.15) Orchard.

The JustGiving page is now shut.

The elderflower trees have been saved. Lots of tidying has been done. A mini-digger has been hired to even out some of the ruts caused by the tractor. The Community Council would like to support the Orchard and maybe donate a bench. The Welfare Committee have two we can use already.

Trees have been planted by people in bubbles but we cannot yet put out formal invites. If we can talk about this in the AGM amongst other things that will allow us to include more community members.
 

3.12 (3.16) Sandy Denny memorial – Slate has been ordered. It will go next to the Art School one on the road, where there is a recess already available.

3.13 (3.17) Mickey Beechey – Cynyr to send the invoice to Clive
 

3.14 (3.19) Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission. The Community Council has asked for more information regarding digging into the wall behind the house.

4. Correspondence

There was none.
 

5 AOB

5.1 Gable end of the Ship – this is common land. The spaces should be kept clear for anyone to use. Land Registry is unclear on this.
 

5.2 Visibility issue at the entrace to the top car park – it would be nice to trim some of the hedge to allow better visibility.

Meeting ended 20.45. Date of next meeting – Thursday April 8th, 7.30pm, Zoom unless otherwise advised.

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 14 January 7.30pm, Zoom


 

1. Present – Kat Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Clive Bullock, Gerry Jones, Andy Campbell,

 Paul Dawes, Sarah Jones, Anne-Marie Bollen.
 

2. Apologies.
 

3. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Paul, seconded Clive.

3.1 (3.1) Bica Byw – Ongoing.
 

3.2 (3.2) Benches

We need new timber which the Welfare will pay for. Paul Nicolaysen will give us

 an estimate. Boatyard bench will be discussed later.

 

3.3 (3.3) Cilborth railings, main beach railings and info sign by the beach – Ask

 Cliff Bates. Ongoing.

 

3.4 (3.5) Cranogwen. Helen Molyneux has contacted Anne-Marie re. a

 Cranogwen statue. We would like to set up a Zoom meeting to discuss.
 

3.5 (3.6) Transport Committee bus – ongoing.

 

3.7 (3.7) Car park field adoption – ongoing.

 

3.8 (3.9) Fishing in the area. Ongoing.

 

3.9 (3.11) Second home owners database. Check on GDPR issues, ask

 permission, set up database. Ongoing.

 

3.10 (3.12) Londis staff. Check how many people that is (32) and get Kate to

 send us an invoice.

 

3.11 (3.13) Lôn Cati pine tree – ongoing. Contact owner of the land.

 

3.12 (3.14) Litter and Dogs information leaflet. Steff is waiting for the extra

 information to be passed to the designer. The aim is to have the leaflet out by

 February half term.
 

3.13 (3.16) Canolfan Crannog
 

We will invite Lowri and/or Meleri to give us more information about what can

 be done within the scope of the Bica Byw project.

 

We need to know how the changing of trustee names is going (Ian ap Dewi).

 

We will ask the members of the Fireworks sub-committee if they feel any

 Fireworks fund money could be donated to the cause. Ongoing.

 

3.14 (3.16) Rights of Way – Can we send the form to all second-home owners?

 Paul is still gathering forms in. There is no specific deadline.

 

3.16 (3.17) Planting by toilets. The Community Council clerk is researching the

 possibilities re. the old phone box being replacted with an emergency box.

 Planting is ongoing.

 

3.17 (3.18) Orchard. Mark Jones of Plwmp has ordered some stock for us and

 will graft local trees if required. Oak whips are available from a North Wales

 nursery at a discount.

No group work allowed for the moment.
 

A JustGiving page has been set up at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/perllanaullangrannog

 

We will write a letter to the Council asking for funding.

 

    1. Sandy Denny memorial – ongoing.

    2.  

    1. Mickey Beechey – Clive will pay the invoice for the Christmas trees.

 

4. Correspondence

There was none.
 

5. AOB

    1. Dŵr Cymru pipework. Weights have been put on the pipe.

 

5.2 Affordable housing initiative – information about eco-builds.

 

5.3 Maelfa Crannog Uchaf – planning permission has been applied for.
 

Meeting ended 20.15

 

Date of next meeting – Thursday February 11th, 7.30pm, Zoom unless otherwise advised.

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 10 December 7.30pm, Zoom

1. Present – Kat Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Clive Bullock, Gerry Jones, Andy Campbell, Sarah Jones, Paul Dawes.

2. Apologies – Cynyr Ifan, Anne-Marie Bollen, Adrian Brice.

3. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Gerry, seconded Clive.

3.1 (3.1) Bica Byw

Lowri reports that the Bica Byw app is nearly ready; a live version will be available in the next month.

3.2 (3.2) Benches

We have six ends for three benches; we need new timber which the Welfare will pay for. Ask Paul Nicolaysen for an estimate. Move the two from the front of the Ship.

3.3 (3.3) Cilborth railings – Ask Cliff Bates.

3.4 (3.4) Info sign by the beach. Ask Cliff Bates.

3.5 (3.5) Cranogwen – Ongoing. 

3.6 (3.6) Transport Committee bus – ongoing.

3.7 (3.7) Car park field adoption – ongoing.

3.8 (3.8) Boatyard bench. It is an option to use one of the benches we already have and have a plaque made for it. There is already a concrete bench. AGM 20th December?  

3.9 (3.9) Fishing in the area. Ongoing.

3.10 (3.10) Hawen culvert – ongoing

3.11 (3.11) Second home owners database. Check on GDPR issues, ask permission, set up database. Ongoing.

3.12 (3.12) Londis staff – Ask for update.

3.13 (3.13) Lôn Cati pine tree – ongoing.

3.14 (3.14) Litter and Dogs information leaflet. Ongoing.

3.15 (3.16) Canolfan Crannog

Our comments on the Canolfan Crannog report were sent, noting that the Committee was not happy with the work done.

We can now either close the Bica Byw project, or we can get a business plan done for Canolfan Crannog. We would like more information on what we can do, and all the figures.

We need to know how the changing of trustee names is going (Ian ap Dewi).

We will ask the members of the Fireworks sub-committee if they feel any Fireworks fund money could be donated to the cause. Ongoing. Millennium fund (St Crannog’s statue). There’s £2,150 in the fund and it’s in case of serious damage, landslips etc. so cannot be used.

3.16 (3.17) Rights of Way – Can we send form to all the second-home owners?

3.17 (3.19) Planting by toilets. In order to get an emergency box to replace the derelict phone box the Community Council would have to approach the Council. Planting will start after Christmas.

3.18 (3.20) Orchard. Cardigan Wellbeing Fund for Community Groups – thanks to Pob, Cynyr and co. for the video application and all who managed to vote. Funding was not achieved – this time! 

12 various trees are arriving soon. Gerry and Adrian have cleared the rubbish away. Advice has been taken from local growers on where to plant and we have offers of help. We will advertise on Llangrannog Hwb for people to donate/sponsor.

3.19 (3.22) Over 65s dinner. Ongoing.

4. Correspondence

4.1 Ceryth reported that the planning permission for his house (above Craig-y-Don) has been verbally granted.

5.   AOB

5.1                Sandy Denny memorial – searching for slate 20mm thick at least. Gari offered.

5.2                Thanks to Mickey Beechey for the two Christmas trees and lights.

5.3 Holes under the road by the Pentre. Andy will take a look.

 

Meeting ended 20.15 Date of next meeting –Thursday January 14th, 7.30pm, Zoom unless otherwise advised.

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 15November 7.30pm, Zoom

 

1. Present –Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Clive Bullock, Gerry Jones, Andy Campbell, Sarah Jones, Anne-Marie Bollen.

2. Apologies – Helena Boyesen, Pob Thomas.

3. Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Gerry, seconded Andy.

3.1 (4.1)Bica Byw – All to please comment on the report on Capel Crannog.More information about the project is coming from Lowri.

3.2 (4.2)Benches –The bits that can be sandblasted have been. Some bits need to go back to bare metal. It was reported that Paul Tibbs had been asking about the benches. We need to move the two from the front of the Ship to the beachfront.

3.3 (4.3)Cilborth railings – Cliff Bates has passed this on to the relevant department and they will be making an assessment in the next week or so. 

3.4 (4.4)Info sign by the beach. Cliff Bates hopes to have some replacement plexiglass for this.

3.5 (4.5)Cranogwen –Involve Elin Jones. Plaque will be presented at next year’s Eisteddfod in Tregaron.

3.6 (4.6)Transport Committeebus –ongoing.

3.7 (4.8)Car park field adoption – ongoing.

3.8 (4.9)Boatyard bench – ongoing.

3.9 (4.10)Fishing in the area. Anne-Marie had an email back from WWF Wales and we will be keptinformed. There are reports of 16-17 trawlers out one night; they are too close as they can be seen very clearly. If possible, take photos and record which boats are out there on apps such as VesselFinder.

3.10 (4.11)Hawen culvert – there are some big logs moving down.

3.11 (4.12)Email all the second home owners we have details for to engage them in village matters. Check on GDPR issues, ask permission, set up a database. Ongoing.

3.12 (4.13)Londis staff–Marc has given a list of staff to be rewarded for their hard work this year.

3.13 (4.14)Lôn Catihas been patched and a drain has been put in under the road. The leaning pine tree has been reported.

3.14 (4.15)Litter and Dogs information leaflet. New words have been sent to the Community Council for approval and printing.

3.15 (4.17)Surf rowing boat.There will be an official handover.

3.16 (4.18) Canolfan Crannog

The project needs about £1500-2000 to get things started. Can we use any Welfare funds for this? Accounts: Community £3,740 of which 1,300 is Surf Club; KWT 225, Milennium 2,032 Fireworks 5,304. We will ask the members of the Fireworks sub-committee if they feel any of this money could be donated to the cause.Ongoing

Clive to ascertain what money is needed for maintenance of St Crannog’s statue and the area around it. (The statue itself is uninsured asit was prohibitively expensive.)

3.17 (5.8) Rights of Way – Ongoing.

3.18 (5.9) Siop Glynafon– Sent letter.

3.19 (5.11)Planting by toilets. BT have no objection to removing the box but CCC received objections so they can’t, and will not give a replacement emergency box. Planting will start soon.

3.20 (7.2)Trees for the free carpark. TheMarket Committeewouldlike to donate.We are touch with people who supply indigenous trees. Horticulture Wales, Welsh Heritage Orchard Project and Cardigan Wellbeing Fund for Community Groups may be able to help. Advertise on the Hwb etc.

Working party to clear some of the proposedplanting area 17 November 10am. We have a short time to plant. We also need to take a look at the wet/boggy areas with a view to putting down gravel etc.

3.21 (6.4) A large tree has fallen over the footpath to Pigeonsford.

3.22 (6.5)Over 65s dinner – spring. Ongoing.

4. Correspondence

None

 5.      AOB

 

5.1 Sandy Dennymemorial –wording being decided.

 

5.2 Mickey Beechey has ordered a 15-footChristmas treeto arrive early December.

 

Meeting ended 20.15Date of next meeting– December Thursday 10th, 7.30pm, venue Zoom unless otherwise advised.

 

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Meeting Thursday 15 October 7.30pm, Zoom

 

1.      Present – Kat Dawes, Adrian Brice, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Clive Bullock, Gerry Jones, Helena Boyesen, Andy Campbell, Anne-Marie Bollen.

 

2.      Apologies – Paul Dawes, Sarah Jones.

 

3.      Welcome to Steff Jenkins of the Community Council.

 

4.      Minutes of the last meeting. Proposed correct by Gerry, seconded Gari.

4.1 Bica Byw – Ongoing.

 

4.2 Benches – Gari to bring the sides back asap.

 

4.3 Cilborth railings – send letter (to Cliff Bates) to say that it’s not been completed.

 

4.4. Info sign by the beach. Ongoing. 

 

4.5 Cranogwen – we are in the system and they have asked us to be patient.

 

4.6 The Transport Committee’s bus is with Dai Brown who is maintaining it.

     

4.7 Purple Plaque – ongoing.

 

4.8 Car park field adoption – ongoing.

     

4.9 Boatyard bench – we have had a positive response to the possibility.

     

4.10 Fishing in the area.

 

Helena has queried the amount of boats we can see – if you can see two or more lights on one boat, they are too close. Greenpeace have evidence that all conservation areas around Britain are being dragged illegally. Bangor Uni are doing more research into this. Scallop beds have a four-year recovery time. This issue is a major part of Brexit negotiations.

 

We want to link with conservation organisations (e.g. WWF on the seagrass project) and see what we can do to help and get more information.

     

4.11 Hawen culvert – removal of material blocking the flow. Ongoing due to recent weather.

 

4.12 Email all the second home owners we have details for to engage them in village matters. Check on GDPR issues, ask permission, set up a database.

 

4.13 (5.1) Londis staff – Marc has been informed of the intention to give staff pizza vouchers. Ongoing.

 

4.14 (5.2) Lôn Cati – Andy has referred it for resurfacing.

 

4.15 (5.3) Litter and Dogs information leaflet. Steff Jenkins joined us.

There has been some confusion over the purpose of the leaflet and whether it is aimed towards holiday home owners or visitors themselves.

There have been a lot of comments about dogs on the wrong side of the beach and dog mess, so it is important to include this.

However, we are giving misleading information if we only tell people the rubbish days which are for residents, and they are visitors.

It is against the law to present business waste with domestic waste. This is the Council’s responsibility – but they are not enforcing it. The Community Council do not feel it is the responsibility of residents to do this for them.

Steff expressed the CC’s disappointment that the leaflets were removed without any consultation. This was done because members of the Welfare were approached with concerns that the information, while correct, is not comprehensive and was thus unsuitable to be distributed.

Steff suggested creating an insert for the leaflet, which states that holiday homes are a business and they need to follow Council rules. It should also link to more information online.

There’s no saying that this information will reach the right people, but at least we will have tried.

4.16 (5.4) Surf Club – There was a successful meeting last month. The club want to stay under the auspices of the Welfare and will give updates as and when.

4.17 (5.6) Surf rowing boat. The rowing club are delighted to donate the surf boat which came to us from Australia for general village use.

4.18 (5.7) Canolfan Crannog

The project needs about £1500-2000 to get things started. Can we use any Welfare funds for this?

We will ask the Fireworks sub-committee if they feel any of this money could be donated to this cause. Gari to get a list of members.

Clive to ascertain what money is needed for maintenance of St Crannog’s statue and the area around it. (The statue itself is uninsured as it was prohibitively expensive.)

5.8 Rights of Way – Ongoing.

5.9 Siop Glynafon – Letter still to be sent.

5.10 Village Benches. Two are still outside the Ship. Ongoing.

5.11 Planting by toilets. BT will not give us an alternative to the current box. A rough estimate for the cost of work and a plan from  will be circulated and then we can start. Roy and Jan should be involved. Ask again for bulbs via Facebook.

7.2 Trees for the free car park – we could ask via Justgiving etc. Helena asked Gwynfor Growers’ advice and they drew a plan suggesting trees start 10 metres away from the Dŵr Cymru building. They are donating two Welsh fruit trees. We are looking at prices for another ten trees. Again we can ask for donations and help/expertise.

5.      Correspondence.

5.1 Ian at the Ship had a letter from the Council saying that although there are some minor infringements to the planning, they will not be taking it any further.

Fines are coming in for people who have driven in and straight out; also people who couldn’t get their ticket within ten minutes because the car park was busy or problems with payment.

6.      Any Other Business.

6.1 Large pine tree leaning dangerously over the road from Val Taylor’s land on Lôn Cati.

6.2 Barbara Purnell of Banc y Felin has died. We will send a card to her daughter and suggest she might like to have a plaque next to Barbara’s husband in the Milennium Garden. The plaque for Mabel and Tudor Owen has been finished, and paid for by neice Jane Davies.

6.3 Top car park was very wet this summer. Can we have more stones and/or other solutions to the weeds?

6.4 A large tree has come down over the footpath to Pigeonsford.

6.5 Over 65s Christmas dinner. Unlikely to happen due to Covid-19. It was suggested that we could instead do something in the Spring.

 

Meeting ended 20.55. Date of next meeting – November Thursday 12th, 7.30pm, venue Zoom unless otherwise advised.

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 13 February 2020

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Cynyr Ifan, Gerry Jones, Adrian Brice, Helena Boyesen, Anne-Marie Bollen. 

2. Apologies: Paul Dawes, Sioned Jones (retiring), Phil & Kelly Harris, Gari Jones.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 9 January were agreed as correct. Gerry, seconded Helena.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) The rubbish leaflet. The Community Council are just finishing this off and it will be out very soon.

 

4.2 (4.2) Benches/Sianti cleanup. We will pay to get them sandblasted and back in place by Easter.

 

4.3 (4.3) Carpark by the Ship Inn.

Some people had problems submitting their objections. Some people received a letter about upholding their objections even though their objections were mostly about other aspects of the application. Many didn’t get this letter as the Council’s email server was not working.

 

Everyone is disappointed with the Council’s system and inability to answer basic questions about the process e.g. why the information about the flood risks were quietly removed from the application and why some people did not receive letters.

 

The Community Council would like to meet with a couple of Welfare members to explain our and their positions. It is probably too late now as the application will be moved forward very soon.

 

4.4 (4.4) Bica Byw. There is a drop-in night on 28 February 4-7pm in the Pentre for people to get an update on the project and to submit their ideas on what to do with the site at Capel Crannog. Everyone to please publicise.

 

4.5 (4.5) Invasive species. Ongoing.

 

4.6 (4.6) Planting perennials. Basil reckons it will only take a couple of days to rebuild the site by the phone box. He can re-use some of the stone but needs a ton more which Adrian can supply. Welfare funds can buy sand and cement.

 

There is a quiz on 21 February in Ship to raise money for this.

 

 

4.7 (4.7) Phone Box. No reply from the Council. Contact BT and ask what the options are.

 

4.8 (4.8) Lôn Cati sign. Technical Services have been contacted about replacing the sign and we have asked for something to direct people to the beach not down Lôn Cati.

 

4.9 (4.9) Cilborth railings. Enquire about the status of this.

 

4.10 (4.11) Village and beach info sign (next to the Hawen outfall) Ask Cliff Bates if he can help replace the perspex and update the information, and if we could maybe take control of it.

 

4.11 (5.1) Cranogwen. Ongoing.

 

4.12 (6.1) Renewable Energy. There are possibilities but the problem is the connection into the grid. Helena met some experts. Our nearest sub-station is Aberporth. The next is Aberaeron. We are at the end of one ‘tentacle’. In that radius you can form a group of 40 who wanted to buy into ‘octopus energy’; you would be buying the locally created energy which can come from anyone with small power generators e.g. a turbine. Wind generation tends to produce better electricity here. If you use the local electricity while it is being generated you have a cheaper rate. We would like to get Renewable Wales to come down and speak to us about all this.

 

4.13 (7.1) Mari Lwyd – Ran on 18th January. We need to organise more around this next year and gather more interest especially from the youngsters.

 

(4.14) 7.1 Parking alternatives. The Transport Committee are checking out a possible minibus. Ongoing.

 

5. Correspondence

5.1 Sioned Jones is leaving the Committee due to work commitments on Thursday nights. We thank her for her contribution over several years.

 

6. Community Council Report

The car park issue was discussed, as above. The phone box issue was also discussed.

 

7. AOB

7.1 New defibrillator pads have been bought.

 

7.2 Helena sent a card to Susan Kean’s mother on behalf of the Welfare Committee. A sad and sudden loss to the community, Susan was very active as part of the Hall committee.

 

7.3 Boat Yard Commemorative Bench. Mickey would like to make a bench to commemorate Alban Davies and the fishermen over the years. We can hep to raise money for this. It would also be good to record their histories.

 

7.4 Rights of Way. It is believed that there is an ancient right of way through the Ship carpark. Old maps and pictures would be useful to prove it.

 

Other paths: one through the boatyard, one at the end of Helena’s, and one from Lochtyn drive to Cilborth steps. We want to make sure these are preserved for the community.

 

Helena and Paul have produced a pack to help people support an application to get them registered. This will be translated.

 

Meeting closed 20.33pm. Next meeting is Thursday 12th March, 7.30pm, Ship.

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

 

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 9 January 2020


 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Paul Dawes, Clive Bullock, Cynyr Ifan, Gerry Jones, Adrian Brice, Gari Pwyll. 

 

2. Apologies: Guto Jenkins (resigning, Kelly Harris, Phil Harris, Anne-Marie Bollen. 

 

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 12 December were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Paul. 

 

4. Matters Arising

 

4.1 (4.1) The rubbish leaflet. Ongoing. Hopefully out by Easter. 

 

4.2 (4.2) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Ongoing.

 

4.3 (4.3) Carpark by the Ship Inn. 

The letter drafted for the response from the Welfare was widely approved. Concerns were raised about the relevance of aspects which are not directly planning-related, e.g. attractiveness and impact on the local businesses. There was discussion of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, which means that the planners will have to take into account such things. Even if they do not, we still wish to make these points. 

 

Helena has so far given 73 people advice on what we are doing and how they can object if they so wish. 

 

As long as the applicant can prove he’s meeting every aspect of the planning requirements and taking into consideration the recommendations of the ombudsman, the Community Council don’t object.

 

4.4 (4.4) Bica Byw. Ongoing. 

 

4.5 (4.5) Invasive species. Ongoing – springtime. 

 

4.6 (4.6) Planting perennials. Basil is preparing a quote for work by the phone box. 

 

4.7 Phone Box. A letter has been sent to Nia Jones at the Council protesting BT’s intention to remove the village’s only public phone box. The Community Council have also objected to its removal. 

 

4.8 (4.8) New vehicle restrictions. Repaint the ‘unsuitable for long vehicles’ sign entrance to Lôn Cati. Ongoing. 

 

4.9 (4.8) Cilborth railings. Ongoing. 

 

4.10 (4.11) Village and beach info sign (next to the Hawen outfall) Ask Cliff Bates if he can help replace the perspex and information, and if we could maybe take control of it.

 

4.11 (5.1) Cranogwen

Ask Helen Molineaux to come and meet us. Jane Aaron, author of an upcoming new biography, will come and speak at the AGM in April. 
 

4.12 (6.1) Renewable Energy ideas. Ongoing. 

 

4.13 (6.2) There will be another quiz in the Ship at the end of January.

 

4.14 (6.4) Christmas Tree. Thanks to Mickey Beechey for the Christmas tree.
 

4.15 (7.1) Mari Lwyd – We will run this on 18th January. 
 

5 Correspondence 

5.1 Roy Tarbutt wrote again to express concern about the removal of the phone box.

 

6. Community Council Report 

The car park issue was discussed, as above. 

 

7. AOB

 

7.1 Parking alternatives. Land trains – we could make about £20-30,000 a year charging £2 a time. The Ystwyth scheme has offered a minibus at a favourable price, which the Transport Committee are looking into. 

Meeting closed 21.09pm. Next meeting is Thursday 13th February, 7.30pm, Ship.


 

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

 

 Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Gari Jones, Kelly Harris, Phil Harris, Adrian Brice, Gerry Jones, Helena Boyesen.

2. Apologies: Clive Bullock, Guto Jenkins, Anne-Marie Bollen, Cynyr Ifan, Pob Thomas, Kelly Harris, Kate Brice.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 11 July were agreed as correct. Proposed Gerry, seconded Paul.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.3) Defibrillator. The community council has organised a training course for 26th September at 6.30pm in Pontgarreg Hall. This has been advertised on Hwb Llangrannog Facebook page. Posters for the notice boards to follow.

 

4.2 (4.7) The rubbish leaflet. We should hold this back until Easter.  

 

4.3 (4.8) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Benches renovation ongoing for spring.

 

4.4 (4.9) Carpark by the Ship Inn. The Community Council received the same response letter as the Welfare from the owner Anthony Ramsay. Ben Lake is now involved and has also received correspondence from another MP regarding fines imposed on their constituents. The Community Council also understands that the matter has been referred to Trading Standards.

 

The negative press that this is bringing to the village is now nationwide and extremely detrimental to the village. TripAdvisor, MoneySavingExpert, the Cambrian News etc. all have coverage of the issue. Many unfairly blame the village and Council.

 

We feel that One Parking Solution are the problem here and that we should approach Anthony Ramsay again to make it clear just how bad the situation is and that we would like him to use another company. We will take advice and then reply to his points with new information to give him a chance to appreciate the extent of the problem.

 

The carpark was worth £150,000 at last known sale. The Welfare would be interested in purchasing/leasing the land and running it themselves.

 

The new email address for the Welfare is llangrannogwelfare@gmail.com. People should be directed to send complaints and comments positive or negative regarding all village issues, including the carpark. Kat will pass carpark issues on to Helena (who is keeping an overview of the situation) and forward to the complaints email given by the Council. This will be publicised on Facebook and spread to other platforms.

 

Gerry will make a new sign for the entrance to the carpark. In the meantime, posters and banners have been put up to advertise the free carpark, information is in the noticeboards and locals are happy to advise.

 

4.5 (4.10) Bica Byw. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Bica Byw was put on hold for a short time. There has been a visitor survey running in the holidays.  

 

We would like to meet with the Trustees of Canolfan Crannog to offer our help and so that we all understand the direction the trustees are intending for the site.

 

4.6 (4.13) Invasive species. Pob will contact the Council regarding the regulations and policy for spraying Japanese Knotweed locally. Ongoing.

 

On Saturday 28th September, the Ship Inn are coordinating a village cleanup. We could join in with this by removing the mallow growing up the main road out of the village, and doing some more work by the phone box etc.  

 

4.7 (4.15) Duck Race. The August Bank Holiday race almost sold out; we don’t have the final tally yet.

 

4.8 (6.3) Dŵr Cymru’s pipe on the beach. Engineers from Dŵr Cymru have assessed the pipe and acknowledge that there is a problem and they will rectify this. What will be done and when is still unclear.

 

4.9 (6.5) Planting perennials by the Llangrannog sign. We have had some donations and offers of plants but may need to supplement this. We can pay someone to rebuild the area around the phone box and noticeboard. We need to get a quote to do this.

 

4.10 (6.7) New vehicle restrictions (hairpins). These have come into force. We have still had problems over the summer with GPS sending people down Lon Cati etc.

Repaint the unsuitable for long vehicles sign. Ask the park and ride crew to include ‘beach this way’ on their signs next year.

 

5. Correspondence

There was none. (Carpark complaints have been forwarded to the Council.)

 

6. AOB

6.1 Village Shop. We will write to the shop owner to ask for winter opening hours, and also to see if they would be willing to try to find alternatives to selling so much plastic, particularly the polystyrene bodyboards which break so easily.

 

Some villages in the Southwest have campaigned against these boards and are selling wooden traditional ones. Can we educate people via holiday homes sites? Can we add to the rubbish leaflet or create a separate one? We can spread the word on Facebook social media when the season begins again at Easter. We will contact the Council and ask what their position is on this.

 

6.2 The railings down to Cilborth are in a dire state. The path was originally built by the Welfare but we are not sure who is responsible for upkeep. Contact the Council.

 

6.3 Village and beach info sign (next to the Hawen outfall) needs work. We can access this with a star key (as for noticeboards). We would ideally like to sand, oil and clean the outside, and have new information posters for the inside. Contact the Council.

 

6.4 Postman’s Rest. We are generally against this planning application, mostly because the original building would be demolished. We also note that the application references advice from the Committee which was not given; instead remarks from a member on a personal level have been misrepresented.

 

Meeting closed 21.19pm. Next meeting is Thursday 10th October, 7.30pm, Ship.

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 9 May 2019

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Gari Jones, Cynyr Ifan, Kelly Harris, Phil Harris, Anne-Marie Bollen.  

2. Apologies: Adrian Brice, Guto Jenkins, Paul Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Gerry Jones.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 14 March were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Gari.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Pete and Jan’s leaving present. Jane Evans should have finished the painting in two weeks. They are in the process of moving in.

 

4.2 (4.2) Research in to Sandy Denny’s connection with Llangrannog.

Louise spoke to us about musician Sandy Denny’s connection to the village.

Sandy’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Jones (1860-1946) who was a blacksmith. The smithy was Hendraws in Pontgarreg, which is now Awelfor. In 1948 they sold the house and the smithy was demolished. The family continued to visit here for years, with Sandy writing lots of songs featuring the sea.

It would cost about £100 to put a plaque up in the Garden to commemorate Sandy. We do have reservations about how many plaque applications could follow this; each case will have to be considered on its own merits.

Cranogwen needs more commemoration than she has received within the village; this is under development.

This plaque will attract a lot of publicity, media interest and visitors to the area. An opening ceremony etc. could be good. The next step is for Louise to design the plaque and incorporate a relevant line of song.

 

4.3 (4.3) Defibrillator. Cynyr and Gerry put the box up by the telephone box. The unit has new batteries in it. We will look into more training towards the end of the year.

 

4.4 (4.4) Missing streetlight (end of the carpark) and the too-bright streetlights. Ongoing with the Community Council.

 

4.5 (4.5) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

 

4.6 (4.7) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. We hope the new glass collection boxes will help with the pressure on the bin (and that it will not disappear).

 

4.7 (4.8) The rubbish leaflet. Ongoing.

 

4.8 (4.9) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Gerry has re-done the missing slats in the Sianti. The benches are still being renovated.

 

4.9 (4.11) Carpark by the Ship Inn. There will be a retrospective planning permission application and people will be able to object if they feel the cameras, signage and parking meter are intrusive. Ask John Page about planning application.

 

4.10 (4.12) Bica Byw. Keep on with the skills survey. Kat to circulate the questions for the visitor survey that were formed at the AGM.

 

Phil Thomas (Hafod) has done an initial assessment of Canolfan Crannog and is willing to do more.

 

4.12 (4.13) Manorafon decking – ongoing with solicitors.

 

4.13 (4.14) Invasive species. We need to tackle this soon.

 

4.14 (4.15) Height/width/weight restrictions for the access roads to Llangrannog. Ongoing.  

 

4.15 (6.2) Duck Races. The Easter race made about £260. The next race will be Sunday 26 May.

 

4.16 (6.3) A memorial plaque for Ron Manley has gone up in the Garden.

 

5 Correspondence

5.1 Lime Kiln and fly-tipping. It was reported that a sofa bed has been fly-tipped in the arch nearest the sea, and that there is concern about the condition of the kiln. We will contact the owners.

 

5.2 Bench. Tudor and Mabel Owens’s niece has requested to donate a bench in memory of her aunt and uncle. Where would she like to site it?

 

6 AOB

6.1 Lumps of slate have been reported dropping from the cave. Cynyr to contact Council.

 

6.2. Rubbish bins. We have lots of different kinds of bins which are confusing and unattractive (although we are grateful that there are more of them!).

 

6.3 Dŵr Cymru’s pipe on the beach. Although this only takes out fully treated water, it is unattractive and dangerous. It is a trip hazard, children are wont to play on it, and it is in danger of being damaged by boats and the tractor.

 

6.4 A card will be sent to Huw and Kate Reed for the birth of their daughter Mabli.

 

6.5 Helena and Anne-Marie would like to tidy up the area by the noticeboard/postbox and the Llangrannog sign, and plant some perennials. We need a budget for this.

 

6.6 Our Blue Flag is tatty.

 

6.7 New parking restrictions have come into force but may be difficult to enforce. There is concern that people are already parking on the double or single yellows for a full day, and on the Keep Clear area by the beach which is for emergency access vehicles only.

 

We need a ‘Turning point ahead’ and ‘Do not follow GPS’ sign for Lôn Cati. Kat to ask the Council, and in the meantime make and put up signs.

Meeting closed 20.45pm. Next meeting is Thursday 13th June, 7.30pm, Pentre.

 

 Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 14 February 2019

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Guto Jenkins, Helena Boyesen, Anne-Marie Bollen, Gerry Jones, Adrian Brice, Pob Thomas.

2. Apologies: Kate Reed, Ricky Rowsell, Sioned Jones.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 13 December 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Gari, seconded Paul.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.8) Jane Evans was invited to discuss her commission for a painting for Pete and Jan. We were shown a couple of options and approved a lovely view of the Shop, which Jane proposes to put into a special frame.

 

4.2 (4.10) Sandy Denny. Louise Burgess came to talk to us about Sandy Denny. Arguably the finest singer songwriter this country has produced, she was the first female songwriter to sign a record deal in her own right. Sandy’s uncle and aunt Les and Irene Jones and their daughter Hilary lived in the area, although it has been hard to exactly where.

 

Louise would like to see a plaque raised in the Memorial Garden, which would commemorate the importance of the village to Sandy, and also encourage visitors to the area, given the surge of interest in her life and work. Suggestions were made for further research e.g. the National Library and Jon MO Jones.

 

It was noted that the Community Council are talking about commemorating Cranogwen. 

 

4.3 (4.1) Defibrillator The box has arrived. Possible locations: the Sianti facing the Beach Hut; a pole by the noticeboard.

4.4 (4.2) Missing streetlight (end of the carpark) and the too-bright streetlights. Ongoing with the Community Council.

4.5 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

4.6 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. We can look at a new design and different products once we know how much was sold. Helena will collect remaining goods and monies from the Beach Hut.

4.7 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. To be picked up later in the season.

4.8 (4.6) The rubbish leaflet will include information about dogs on the beach. It will be a high-quality tri-fold with attractive imagery, suitable for posting on noticeboards and in houses.

4.9 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Benches are waiting to be sandblasted.   

4.10 (4.9) The road up from Pen Rhip (C1159) is due to be resurfaced; work beginning 1 April 18 March.

4.11 (4.11) Disputed area of land by the Ship Inn. There will be a retrospective planning permission application and people will be able to object if they feel the cameras, signage and parking meter are intrusive.

4.12 (4.12) Bica Byw. We will invite Helen Howells to speak at the AGM. We will help with a physical leaflet drop in the area. The next step for Capel Crannog is a survey.

4.13 (4.13) Manorafon decking – ongoing with solicitors.

4.14 (4.14) Jean Darbey. Tanya and Jaques like the idea of a Memorial Garden plaque and will give a decision in the summer.

4.15 (4.15) Invasive species. We plan to tackle this in March when it begins budding.  

4.16 (6.2) Height/width/weight restrictions for the access roads to Llangrannog. Ongoing.

4.17 (4.16) The Mari Lwyd went out on 12 January and was a great success. Special mention to all the children who took part in the workshops and the night itself, and Jane for use of the Beach Hut.

 

5 Correspondence

6 AOB

 

Meeting closed 21.02pm.

Next meeting is 14 March, 7.30pm in the Pentre.

AGM to be organised for Thursday 4th April.

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 13 December 2018

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Guto Jenkins, Adrian Brice, Kate Reed, Helena Boyesen, Anne-Marie Bollen.

2. Apologies: Sioned Jones, Pob Thomas, Ricky Rowsell

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 8 November 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Gari, seconded Paul.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It will cost £480-500 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. The Community Council will pay for this. Guto will communicate with Julian from Calonnau Cymru.

 

4.2 (4.2) Missing streetlight (end of the carpark) and the too-bright streetlights. Ongoing with the Community Council; there is an issue with placement of the missing light. The brightness issue will be returned to the Community Council.

 

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

 

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. We can look at a new design for next year and different products, once we have a report on how much was sold and funds raised.

 

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. The number to call is on the noticeboard. The more people ring up, the more the Council will take notice of the issue.

 

4.6 (4.6) The rubbish leaflet is being translated by Philippa Gibson. It will include information about dogs on the beach. We will meet with Community Council members and Andy to discuss this in the New Year.

 

4.7 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Work is ongoing on the benches.  

 

4.8 (4.8) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Jane y Graig has been chosen to create a painting featuring the Shop. Cost to include framing. This should be done by the end of February.

 

4.9 (4.9) The road up from Pen Rhip (C1159) will be resurfaced by the end of the financial year. While this is being worked on we could highlight that the drainage around Pen Rhip hairpin needs work.

 

4.10 (4.10) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Research into her connection with the village is ongoing.

 

4.11 (4.11) Disputed area of land by the Ship Inn. The Ship’s owner sent a letter to the Community Council which we will request to see. There is also Land Registry documentation available. The Community Council has invited Anthony to a meeting; we would like to be represented at this.

 

4.12 (4.12) Bica Byw. There is a meeting Tuesday 18th December. Helena hand the documentation about previous Capel Crannog studies to Kat.

 

4.13 (4.13) The decking built over the stream next to Manorafon extends further than halfway. This is with solicitors.

 

4.14 (4.14) Jean Darbey. Gerry to email Tanya re. having plaque in the Garden. Ongoing.

 

4.15 (4.15) Invasive species. We plan to tackle this in Feb/March.

 

4.16 (4.16) Over 60s Christmas Dinner. The dinner was a great success and many people sent their thanks. Jonathan Rees played the fiddle and led carols. Many thanks to Mike and the team. We will send thank-yous.

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4.17 (6.1) Mari Lwyd. Jane Arrow proposes reviving this New Year tradition. We are keen to support. We will buy the kit to make a horse’s head, hold a workshop and publicise locally. 12 January.

 

4.18 (6.2) Pen Rhip landslide. Warning tape has been put up. We will keep an eye on the situation; it may be that it needs proper fencing and signs. The volume of water coming through the drainage pipe caused overspill, but it is working. See 4.9.

 

5 Correspondence

 

6 AOB

6.1 Congratulations to Kate Reed (and Huw) who are expecting a baby.  

 

6.2 The council proposes to set height/width/weight restrictions for all the access roads to Llangrannog. The local businesses and Community Council have had this information and contacted the Council.

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 8 November 2018

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Ricky Rowsell, Gari Jones, Guto Jenkins, Pob Thomas, Adrian Brice

2. Apologies: Kate Reed 

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 11 October 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Paul.

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It will cost £480-500 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. Cynyr will ask the Community Council to help with the cost, and if this is a correct estimate. Electricity is required to keep the box from freezing; the pine end of the Council-owned Gents toilets would allow this. 

4.2 (4.2) The missing and too-bright streetlights issue. Ongoing with the Community Council. 

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. Brynhoffnant Garage could be approached to sell these as well.

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. Contact the Council early next year. 

4.6 (4.6) Andy Gaunt will design the rubbish leaflet once it has been translated. The Community Council can only support this leaflet if we also produce information regarding dogs on the beach. Kat has written this (it has been posted up for the last two years) and will send to Cynyr for Community Council comment.

4.7 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Ongoing.

4.8 (4.10) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Jane y Graig has been chosen to create a painting featuring the Shop. Cost to include framing. This should be done by the end of February.

4.9 (4.11) The road up from Pen Rhip. The Council sent a letter informing us  that this road (the C1159) will be resurfaced by the end of the financial year. They also made some comments regarding the resurfacing, which were a reiteration of the letter sent to residents before the work began.

4.10 (4.12) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Ongoing.

4.11 (5.1) Disputed area of land by the Ship Inn – this is common land. Ongoing.

4.12 (4.17) Bica Byw. No further information. Helena to find any documentation about previous Capel Crannog studies.

4.13 (5.2) The decking built over the stream next to Manorafon extends further than halfway. This is with solicitors.

4.14 (5.3) Jean Darbey passed away in July. Gerry will email Tanya re. having plaque. Ongoing.

4.15 (6.4) Invasive species. Himalayan Balsam can be pulled and left to die. Japanese Knotweed is best treated in spring via stem injection. Pob has a spraying Licence and can work with five volunteers. We plan to tackle this in Feb/March.

4.16 (6.5) Over 60s Christmas Dinner. 12th December, Pentre Arms. Jonathan Rees will play some carols.

5 Correspondence

6 AOB

6.1 Mari Lwyd – Jane Arrow proposes reviving this New Year tradition. We are keen to support. Ricky will ask about a horse’s skull.

6.2 Pen Rhip landslide. Warning tape has been put up. We will keep an eye on the situation; it may be that it needs proper fencing and signs. The volume of water coming through the drainage pipe caused overspill, but it is working. 

6.3 Congratulations to Adrian Brice, soon to become a grandfather.

Meeting closed 9.05pm. Next meeting is 13 December, 7.30pm in the Pentre, to be followed by a few Christmas drinks in the Pentre and Ship.

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 11 October 2018

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Ricky Rowsell, Gari Jones, Sioned Jones

2. Apologies: Pob Thomas, Guto Jenkins

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 13 September 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Helena.

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It will cost £480-500 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. We will ask the Community Council to help with the cost. Electricity is required to keep the box from freezing; the pine end of the Council-owned Gents toilets would allow this. 

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. The Community Council are in communication but things are being passed between organisations. The new LED streetlights are very bright and affect some residents’ sleep. It was proposed that this be brought up at the next Community Council meeting.

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. About ¾ of the stock has been sold. There is an idea about having different yearly versions. Brynhoffnant Garage could be approached to sell as well 

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. Contact the Council early next year.  

4.6 (4.6) Andy Gaunt will design the rubbish leaflet once it has been translated. It was suggested in the Community Council that more information could go on the leaflets e.g. regarding dogs on the beach. It has been previously discussed and agreed (at both the Welfare and CC) to keep this leaflet about rubbish and recycling only, to avoid over-complication and too much text. Write to Sian Gwyn reiterating this.

4.7 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Helena has made a list of benches in the area.

4.8 (4.8) Sewage on the main beach and Cilborth. Pob has checked and there have been no failures with testing.

4.10 (4.10) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Kat will ask Barry Arnold about creating artwork. Rebecca de Winter has also expressed an interest. Ongoing.

4.11 (4.11) The road up from Pen Rhip. Kat has sent a letter to the Council and will create a template for other residents, available online. Cynyr will bring it up at the Community Council. Kat has also sent a letter to the Council regarding the resurfacing work which created a mess early in the summer. 

4.12 (4.12) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Louise Burgess is finding out more. We could create a tour of these places as there are many other well-known people whose connection with Llangrannog could be celebrated.

4.15 (5.1) The Planning Department have been down to look at the disputed area of land by the Ship Inn and have replied to John Page. If this is common land, we should be able to remove the unsightly mess that has been left there. The land could then be used for the benefit of the whole village. We will invite Faith/Paul to show us the Land Registry information they have collected. Ongoing.

4.16 (5.0) Newsletter. Ongoing.  

4.17 (5.1) Bica Byw. A £70,000 grant from Cynnal y Cardi has been awarded. Projects should be starting in October.

Lowri Jones

Initially, the Welfare was the lead organisation for the project with Gwersyll as a partner. It became clear it would be difficult to administer Bica Byw via the Welfare so the Gwersyll have taken over as they have the staff and knowledge to deal with complex finance and volunteer issues. We will still be involved as much as possible.

The project comprises:

1. Community consultation: find out what the community wants to do with certain assets such as Capel Crannog, what everyone feels would best benefit Llangrannog, and to undertake a skills audit of local artists etc. There will be money to develop certain ideas.

2. Augmented reality app. A company from North Wales has put together an impressive bid. The idea is similar to Pokemon Go – a walk around the area bringing stories to life via 7-8 characters who will talk to you about Carreg Bica, ship-building etc.

3. Trialing things like clubs, activities etc. to generate revenue for the area.

There will be a steering committee, and Kat volunteered to be part of it on behalf of the Welfare. There will be a community get-together/open day to share ideas. At the end of the project we will have a report saying what to do with Capel Crannog, and how to move forward with other ideas. The grant finishes June/July. Match-funding: the Pentre, the Gwersyll and other local businesses have contributed.

It was noted that a feasibility study of the Capel Crannog site was done with the previous owner of the Gwersyll. Local schools were involved, and a questionnaire was sent around. The general reply was that a versatile community space for exhibitions, maritime history, local information, concerts etc. would be welcomed. The vestry would be a meeting space for local clubs, organisations, parties, band practice etc. Lowri agreed to send a structural engineer up to asses the site as soon as possible.

4.18 (5.2) Concerns about the decking being built over the stream next to Manorafon extending too far over the stream, and where the hot tub drains to. We will wait until Ian ap Dewi/Cynyr can report back.

4.19 (5.3) Jean Darbey passed away in July. Gerry will email Tanya re. having plaque. (These are made by Seb Boyesen on the request of family.)

4.20 (5.4) Cones outside properties in the village are creating an eyesore. This is an ongoing problem which is not easily sorted. Damaged and rogue cones will be removed.

4.21 (6.2) Do not feed the seagulls. We could ask the lifeguards to announce this twice a day. The food outlets could be asked to display a sign to remind people – we can design/source these for them and hand them out. This will be taken up closer to the season.

4.22 (6.3) Cardi Bach Winter service has been decided – Friday and Saturday.

4.23 (6.4) Invasive species. We need another session treating Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed. We will discuss this when Pob is in a meeting.

4.24 (6.5) Over 60s Christmas Dinner. 12th December, Pentre Arms. List to be sent around. Invitations and list-checking next meeting. It was discussed about widening the boundaries for this event so we can invite more people, and allowing guests/companions to attend for half price.

5 Correspondence

6 AOB

6.1 Faith Saunders has had a heart operation. We will send a card/flowers from the Welfare.

6.2 There will be a Halloween procession/party with Sea & Slate and the Beach Hut on 31 October 5.30pm.

Meeting closed 9.05pm. Next meeting is 8 November, 7.30pm in the Ship.

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 13 September 2018

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Cynyr Ifan, Guto Jenkins, Anne-Marie Bollen, Ricky Rowsell, Adrian Brice, Gari Pwyll.

2. Apologies: Paul Dawes.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 14 June 2018. The minutes were approved. Proposed Helena, seconded Clive. (There was no meeting in July as we could not find a suitable date; the Committee does not meet in August.)

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It would cost £320 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. We did not win any funding from the Welsh Water Community Fund. We will pay for this from Welfare funds. Guto will get in touch with Calonnau Cymru (Julian) to arrange this. Location – we are not sure if we need an electrical connection. The public toilets (Council owned) or the Sianti (Welsh Water owned; would need to be facing inwards) could work.

 

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. Ongoing with the Community Council. The new LED streetlights are very bright and affect some residents’ sleep. It was proposed that this be brought up at the next Community Council meeting.

 

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Application is in progress.

 

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. Enamel mugs and Llangrannog bags have been selling well in Sea & Slate Gallery, at Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan, in Siop Glynafon, the Beach Hut and the Pentre. Many thanks for everyone’s efforts, especially Jane. Helena is collecting monies and keeping tally. Brynhoffnant Garage could be approached to sell as well.

 

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins. Pob will speak to someone at the Council about domestic rubbish left by the bin.  We could do with a more frequent collection and/or another bin.

 

4.6 (4.6) The rubbish leaflet has been drafted and sent to relevant parties for comment/checking. Andy Gaunt will design the leaflet once it has been translated.

 

4.7 (4.7) Millennium Garden grant award. We got the grant (£2,500) and Roy Tarbutt has purchased new tools, a hedge cutter, scrub remover, new seats (made from recycled silage wrap) and hand tools. We also now have a secure lock-up for the lawnmower etc.

 

We could do with renovating, moving and using the benches available to us. We need to take a look at the benches we’ve got and which ones need work. We could also spruce up the Sianti. Springtime would be ideal for this.

 

4.8 (4.8) Sewage on the main beach and Cilborth. Cynyr will ask Gwyn James if there is any further news.

 

4.10 (4.10) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Guto will ask Barry Arnold about creating artwork. Rebecca de Winter has also expressed an interest. Ongoing.

 

4.11 (4.11) The road up from Pen Rhip has been patched up quite a lot, but needs more substantial work. The more individual complaints the Council receives, the more likely it is to do something about it. Kat to publicise efforts and send a letter to the Council. Cynyr will bring it up at the Community Council.

 

The resurfacing work done just before the summer (during very hot weather) caused a lot of problems. Loose chippings and tar ruined flooring in the local businesses, stuck to people and animals and melted, leaving an often uneven surface. We will write a letter expressing our concern at these issues. Copy to the Community Council.

 

4.12 (4.12) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Louise Burgess is finding out more. We could create a tour of these places as there are many other well-known people whose connection with Llangrannog could be celebrated.

 

4.13 (4.13) Charity walker. A donation was sent.

 

4.14 (5.4) Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan 6-7 July. This tenth anniversary event was a great success.

 

4.15 (5.1) John Page’s letter re. the Ship Inn’s possible violation of planning restrictions. The Planning Department have been down and have replied to John Page. The owner of the Ship has commandeered the area under the gable end, the ownership of which is disputed. If this is common land, we should be able to remove the unsightly mess that has been left there. The land could then be used for the benefit of the whole village. We will invite Faith/Paul to show us the Land Registry information they have collected.

 

4.16 (5.0) Newsletter. Kat is looking into translation. No reply from the Welsh Commissioner so far.

 

4.17 (5.1) Bica Byw. A £70,000 grant from Cynnal y Cardi has been awarded. The Gwersyll are now leading the project because they have the staff time and expertise, offered by Lowri. Projects should be starting in October. We will still be involved as much as possible. The next step is getting prices and holding a public event. We will invite Lowri/Carys to come to the next meeting to update us.

 

4.18 (5.2) Concerns about the decking being built over the stream next to Manorafon extending too far over the stream, and where the hot tub drains to. Helena will draft a letter to explain village concerns.

 

4.19 (5.3) Jean Darbey passed away in July.

 

4.20 (5.4) Cones outside properties in the village are creating an eyesore. Research in other Welsh towns shows that different-coloured cones/boards would be unlikely to work (or remain where put). This is an ongoing problem which is not easily sorted.

 

6. AOB

6.1 Rob Harries (Wales Online and Carmarthen Journal) would like to write an article about how the community continues to thrive outside of the holiday season. Kat will reply to him.

 

6.2 Do not feed the seagulls. We could ask the lifeguards to announce this twice a day. The food outlets could be asked to display a sign to remind people – we can design/source these for them and hand them out. This will be taken up closer to the season.

 

6.3 Cardi Bach Winter service Saturday/Sunday or Friday/Saturday? Richards Brothers are asking for opinions. Post on Llangrannog Life.

 

6.4 There is no Fireworks Night 2018. We will post an announcement on behalf of ourselves and the Fireworks Committee.

 

6.3 Invasive species. We need another session treating Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed. We will discuss this when Pob is in a meeting.

 

6.4 Over 60s Christmas Lunch to be discussed next meeting. Possible dates 5th or 12th December to suit the Pentre Arms.

 

Meeting closed 9.13pm. Next meeting is 11 October, 7.30pm in the Ship.

 

 

Llangrannog Community Choir

Everyone has the ability to sing, and the right to sing: they provide the opportunity. To join Llangrannog Community Choir you don't need to read music or have an audition. They work with all voices and the repertoire (drawn from classical ,folk and world music).

Pubs, Cafes and Shop

These are essential to the social well-being of the village, and they far more than just fulfil their various commercial roles.  

The Pentre Arms offers an after-match venue for the various village football teams, and the pub runs pool and darts teams. More details about the football teams can be found elsewhere in this Newsletter.     

The two cafe's play an important part in the social life of the village. The Beach Hut has hosted several events for the Welfare Committee, including an extremely successful fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Care. Recently they have started a very lively Friday morning coffee club - see elsewhere in this News letter for details. On the other side of the stream, the Patio Cafe is also a popular meeting place for locals as well as visitors, and has hosted a series of successful Art Exhibitions, which it is hoped will continue.

The Village Shop stays open throughout the quiet winter months as well as during the hectic holiday season, a tremendous service to the community. Messages are left at the shop, holiday-makers collect their keys from there, money is raised for local and national charities, and in fact the shop is very much at the hub of the community.            

Crannog Football Club.

The Football Club are having another successful season, with the first team hoping to retain and win further honours in cup and league competitions. The second team and Ladies team are doing well, with the latter hoping to win trophies by the end of the season. The Mini Minors have a full programme ahead of them and are playing with great enthusiasm. Recently the men have formed an over-40s team, and managed to narrowly beat the Ladies in a charity match over the Christmas period.

Coffee Club

Friday mornings have taken on a new lease of life at the Beach Hut over the winter. Regular Coffee Morning give the local people the opportunity to get together, enjoy a coffee and try their hand at a range of activities.... From arts and Crafts, to music and cookery, each week they attempt, under the guidance of group members to try something new!

St Carannog's Church

As one of the three churches in the combined group, with Penbryn and Llandisiliogogo.

Services are held on the First and Third Sunday of the month.

A fifth Sunday Service is on a rota or sometimes at Pontgarreg Hall or Caerwedros Hall.

The vicar is Revd. Dr Matthew Baynham, originally responsible for the New Quay group of Churches (New Quay, Llanllwchaerrn and Llanina, but now  The Llangrannog Group)

Urdd Camp - Gwersyll yr Urdd

The Urdd camp has been an integral part of the daily life of the Llangrannog area since 1932. We hope that the employment, facilities and extra income which are provided by the Gwersyll are a boost to the local economy and culture. The recent developments have ensured that we have some of the best facilities available in a country area, and urge everyone to take advantage of what the Gwersyll offers:

  • Syr Ifan Leisure Centre: The new centre is home to several clubs throughout the year, and we hope that the Fitness Suite will open shortly.

  • Ski Slope: The ski slope is open to the public every Monday to Thursday from 5.00 till 9.00 and on Sundays from 2.00 till 5.00pm.

  • Swimming: The pool is open to the public every Thursday from 5.00 till 6.30 pm and 6.30 till 8.00pm., as well as on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.00 to 10.30pm.

  • Parties and Meetings: They offer special packages for parties and meetings. At the moment the Centre is home to an Arts course.

Llangrannog Boating and Angling Association

The club has had an eventful year, having had a number of fundraising activities to pay for a new tractor, its maintenance, insurance, etc. A beach barbecue took place on a couple of occasions and a few fishing competitions were arranged - with thanks to the local companies that helped sponsor these events. The fishing competitions provided entertainment value if nothing else!

The club committee meets on the last Sunday of every month in the Pentre Arms at 1400 hours. Anyone interested in joining the club or using the slipway please come along to the meetings for further information.

CYD Group

A group where Welsh learners of all levels can meet and practice their Welsh with supportive Welsh speakers in an informal atmosphere. They meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7.30 in the Ship. A warm welcome to learners and Welsh speakers to join at any time.

Welsh Language Society

A campaigning group for the Welsh Language which meets in the Pentre Arms at least once a month.

Merched y Wawr

Merched y Wawr meets once or twice a month between September and May in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall. As well as meetings with invited speakers. All activities are through the medium of Welsh. A warm welcome to new members.

W.I. Pontgarreg

The Women's Institute meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm, in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall, generally with an invited speaker once a month. New members are very welcome.

Short Mat Bowls

This group meets every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm onwards in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall (except during school half terms and some dates during Summer holiday periods), and plays occasional friendly matches with other groups. New members are welcome.

Dyffryn Clettwr Riding Club

A club for enthusiastic riders, for fun and social activities connected with horses. Weekly rallies in the Llangrannog area.

     

This site was last updated Friday, 21 June 2024