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Précis version of the Council's June 2017 Meeting

Some items taken from the Council’s June Meeting which was held in Pentredŵr


Matters arising from the previous Meeting

Motorbikes on the Horseshoe Pass.

The Council expressed disappointment that a representative from the police was unable to attend as arranged. The Clerk said that she would ask Sgt. Martin Jones for an update.

Missing stile on the Oernant.

The Clerk said that she has reported this matter to Countryside Services.

Roadside Footpath from Vale Crucis Abbey to Abbey Dingle.

The Clerk informed members that she will arrange to meet Cllr. Timms and provide him with an update before the next meeting

Chain Bridge

The Clerk informed the Council that she had now signed the final documents transferring the Bridge to Llangollen Town Council. The application to the Land Registry can now go ahead.


Financial Matters

Internal Audit 2016/17

The completed Internal Audit was approved and signed by the Chairman. It was noted that there were no issues arising from the Audit,


Commemorative Seat

It was agreed to erect a seat within the cemetery in commemoration of Bob Morris, and in appreciation for all the work carried out by Bob in the community over the years. The Council agreed that the seat should be something special. It was decided that members should look into ideas and costings and report their findings to the July Meeting of the Council.


More affordable housing for Pentredŵr

The Clerk said that she had not yet met with Cllr. Timms but would be doing so in the coming week. She will contact Mark Dixon, DCC Housing Department for assistance.


Superfast Broadband

The Council received a report on superfast broadband in the area. Llangollen is now getting superfast broadband but the rural areas have still to be connected. BT has advised that this could take up to 7 months.   It was suggested that a representative from BT could be asked to give a report to the community at an open meeting.


Community Problems


It was reported that only one ‘playground’ sign has been erected.

Motorbikes on the Pass - Petition

A petition is being circulated in Pentredŵr to which Ken Skaes AM has agreed to add his signature.

Road closure (6 weeks) from Abersylio to Efenechtyd

Concern was expressed at the proposed closure by Dee Valley Water. The Clerk said that she would investigate the matter and report directly to members of the Council.



It was reported that the stretch of road from Cymmo Farm to Cae Llywelyn is in poor condition with pot-holes being the cause of vehicle damage.


Councillor’s Report

Cllr. Mrs Smith gave a brief report on the Business Action Group meeting which she had attended on 14th May along with the Clerk.


Clerk’s Report

Date of next meeting

The Clerk asked if members would agree to change the date of the July meeting as it coincided with Eisteddfod week. It was therefore agreed to put the meeting forward by one week to the second Monday in July.

Logs in the river by the Horseshoe Falls

The Clerk has chased this matter up again with Countryside Services who have now agreed to undertake the work. To date the cost has been prohibitive, but with assistance from the HLF Landscape Partnership the work to clear the area can now be done. The Clerk reported that she is hoping to meet with the HLF representative to ascertain what work is to be carried out in the area along with the log clearance.


Sandra Baker

Clerk to the Council