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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.

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.

     

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