MALLTRAETH YMLAEN MINUTES WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014
A warm welcome was given by the Chairman to all residents and guests who attended the meeting.
PRESENT: Dafydd Jones (Chairman), Sheila Jones (Secretary), Eric Haworth, Helen Evans, Rachel Sayer. Ann Perkins, Peter Garbutt.
APOLOGIES: Gareth Evans, Andrew Hughes, Peter Hughes, Margaret Rarity-Hughes, Gwilym Davies. Cassie Long, Jeff Hughes. Richard Coe, Glenys Jones, Elfyn Roberts (Menter Mon). Christine Garbutt.
CO-OPTED MEMBERS. Cllr Peter Rogers 12 residents in attendance.
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 17 SEPTEMBER 2014 & MATTERS ARISING:
Minutes were accepted.
- Horse Riding on Malltraeth Cob - It has now been decided that horse riding along the cob will not be permitted.
- Cupboard in Community Centre - This has now been adapted to house the new defibrillator and a new first aid kit. Thanks to David for the work on the cupboard.
POLICING MATTERS: No representative of the NW Police able to attend. Dafydd stated that the concerns in the locality are fuel thefts and drug problems.
PACT COMMUNITY FUNDING: Nathan Burns and Dafydd have been researching funding.
DEVELOPING COMMUNITY ENERGY: Eric Haworth and Richard Coe had attended the recent meeting and were not very impressed. There was nothing suitable for our community group.
NOSON ALLAN/NIGHT OUT: Rachel was thanked for all her hard work in organising the evening; also, Mrs Kathleen Beavis, Mrs Hilary Cooke and a lady from Newborough were thanked for their help with the refreshments for the band. Dafydd reported a profit of £310.90 on the evening.
RATIONALISATION OF PRIMARY EDUCATION IN SOUTH WEST ANGLESEY -CONSULTATION: A meeting for the staff of Bodorgan School; a further meeting for the Governing Body of the School and another meeting for the Parents of the pupils have been arranged for Monday 17 November. Members of the community have not been invited to any of these meetings to voice their opinions, Dafydd has suggested that the community hijack the last meeting (with the Parents) to voice our own concerns.
FUTURE OF THE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Dafydd reported that the situation has not changed. Cllr A Griffith and Cllr P Rogers have been invited to attend a meeting with the local authority to discuss the Trust Deed. No invitation has been extended to Dafydd or Rhys Evans. Cllr P Rogers said that this is unfair as Dafydd is the person who knows everything about the Deed. Cllr P Rogers will reply to the local authority that they should invite Dafydd and Rhys to the meeting. The Charities Commission have replied to Dafydd's letter and they state that the local authority is not empowered to impose changes and they are responsible for all the utilities and maintenance of the School site.
HALLOWEEN DISCO: This will be held on 31 October. Dafydd thanked Ali and Judith Rowlands for providing the Disco.
PENSIONERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Dafydd has organised the lunch with the caterers. Date to be agreed soon. A donation of £200 was made o the School last year for an outing for the children by Malltraeth Ymlaen. Dafydd asked if the group could do the same this year. All present agreed. A donation of £188.60 towards the School will also be donated from the Community Bingo.
COMIC RELIEF - LOCAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMME: This opens for applications
on 31 October until 5 December. The criteria is quite specific - to improve the health of children. Dafydd asked if we could apply for an extension on the adventure trail on the School field. All present agreed.
LOCAL ACCESS FORUM - EXTENDING LON LAS CEFNI TO AMLWCH: Eric Haworth asked the group to support the Land Access Forum with its efforts to extend the Lon Las pathways up to Amlwch. The pathway will be a multi-user path for cyclists, walkers, ramblers etc. Dafydd to prepare a letter.
KEEP WALES TIDY 2014 - SMALL GRANTS: Nothing done to date. Su Pearson has
applied for a grant on behalf of CMSC and is still waiting for a reply.
COMMUNITY ISSUES: The hedge at the Bryn Poeth junction is still overgrown and it was reported that the local authority has now given the landowner notice to cut back the hedge within 14 days.
BODORGAN FORTHCOMING EVENTS:
- Llangadwaladr Coffee Morning 10.30 am - Saturday 1 November.
- Christmas Fair at Crist-y-Brenin, Malltraeth, 10 am - Saturday 6 December
- Bodorgan Pensioners Lunch, Tuesday 9 December - 12 noon for 12.30 pm
1st prize £30 No 322 Sarah Davies, Siop Newydd, Malltraeth
2nd prize £20 No 294 Hilary Cooke, Pen Cob, Malltraeth
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Consultation - Care for Older People in South West Anglesey - check the internet for questionnaire.
Consultation on the Council Budget Strategy - check the internet for details.
Bingo Machine - Dafydd explained that a Court Notice by the NW Police was served on the School Governors in August 2014, as another party was claiming ownership of the Bingo machine (which, during August, was in the custody of the NW Police). This issue has now been resolved as the other party involved has decided to withdraw from the Court case. NW Police will now sell the Bingo machine with the proceeds being donated to the Air Ambulance.
Elizabeth Lyon asked for support for the Carol Singing event around Malltraeth village, which will commence at 6pm on 23 December. Everyone to meet at Crist-y-Brenin Church. The Carol Singing will end back at the Church where refreshments
will be served.
Rachel stated that for 4 weekends commencing on Saturday 22 November, Craft Fairs will be held at Llys Llywelyn, Aberffraw - 11 am - 4 pm.
Flooding at the Bodorgan School yard. Dafydd stated that it was due to a blocked drain and will report it to the local authority.
DATE & TIME OF NEXT MEETING:
WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.00 PM BODORGAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME