Cyngor Tref Llanfairfechan Town Council

Meetings

Our Next Meeting:

Our next online Town Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd July at 7pm.
If you have any emergency business that you would like to refer to the Town Council or if you would like details on how to join the meeting as an observer, please do email the Clerk on jayne@llanfairfechan.net

Welcome to Llanfairfechan Town Council

Current News

Llanfairfechan Town Council News 5th August 2020

Please note that the Draft Orders for the A55 Junction 15 & 16 redevelopment have been delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. 

The earliest these will now be published is September 2020.

There will be a further public exhibition in the Community Hall as soon as possible after Draft Orders have been agreed and released.


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 30th July 2020

Llanfairfechan Town Council are currently preparing a funding application that may help us to regenerate the shopping and leisure areas of the town.  If you have ideas that may help businesses reopen and attract custom, please send your ideas to the Town Clerk jayne@llanfairfechan.net.  Councillors will be considering these at our next Town Council meeting Wednesday 19th August in readiness for our funding submission.

Please also complete our survey here:


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 20th July 2020

We are pleased to announce that our public toilets in Village Road will be reopening soon. 

Using our new sanitising machine, James Griffiths, our Enviromental Operative, has been busy making the area safe and will be completing a deep clean ready for reopening on Thursday. 


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 13th July 2020

    


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 7th July 2020

Llanfairfechan Environmental Roads and Facilities update

Street cleaning

Our Environmental Operative restarted his street cleaning rounds on Monday 6th July.  For social distancing, he is starting work at 5am to allow him to do the work without affecting safety on the sreets.  Please help us by remaining vigilant about rubbish and dog waste - all CCBC bins are now open and can be used for general and dog waste. Our thanks go to the many volunteers who litter picked during lockdown - this was a great help.

Town plant tubs and flower beds

Town Councillors have been hard at work clearing and planting these areas over the last few weeks.  A big thank you must be given to residents who have been coming along to help or have donated plants for this process. The Town Council agreed that we would take on the gardening this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic as CCBC were unable to do it due to lockdown. As partners of Incredible Edible Llanfairfechan, we are trying to incorporate edible beds where possible with herbs and veg that can be picked by residents.  Town Council have bought a small amount of extra plants to help with the gardening project and we hope that we can keep on top of the weed growth through the summer!

Boating pond

The boating pond has been a difficult area to clean this year and we thank residents who turned out to clear algae from the pond. This week end, there has been a further problem with flooding in the area which has been reported and is being attended to by CCBC. We will keep you updated on progress.

Community skips  

CCBC are trying to work through a safe process so that skips can return to communites in Conwy.  However, there is no date for the return as yet and we will keep you posted.  We know there will be no skips in July and so this will mean our next one would be due in September.  We hope the situation will be resolved by then but, in the meantime, residents can book on the CCBC recycle centre scheme: CCBC website  Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Public Rights of Way

Our first cut of the year has been completed and all areas seem to be doing well.  For information, our responsibility is laid out in this list from CCBC: PROW TC Paths.  All other paths are the resonsibility of private landnowners or CCBC.  If you have any queries about our PROW routes, please do contact the Clerk on 01248 681697 or email jayne@llanfairfechan.net

Public phone boxes

Through our partnership with CCBC, Town Council recently responded to a push from BT to remove public phone boxes at Pendalar and on the Promenade.  We strongly objected and stated that these were very much needed for emergencies and to help anyone who does not have a mobile phone.  We are pleased to announce that our comments have been taken on board and that our phone boxes will remain. 

On a sad note, the phone on The Promenade was recently vandelised but has now been mended by BT after a report from a Town Councillor.  We ask that residents remain vigilant in reporting any phone damage as it may save a life one day.  Its important our phone boxes are in operation. 

Public toilets

Please note that CCBC are undetaking a risk assessment and developing a safe process to reopen public toilets.  As you will be aware, this is a very difficult issue as toilets are potentially high risk in times of pandemic.  We will keep you posted on any news but we ask that you bear with us at this difficult time. 

Parking restrictions Station Road and Village Road

Due to Covid-19 lockdown, the parking signs have not been changed in Station Road and Village Road.  However, the legal process has been completed and the new waiting time in these areas is 2 hours.  Town Council have asked that these signs are changed as soon as possible now that lockdown regulations are reducing. 


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 3rd July 2020

A number of residents have raised their concerns about the current state of bus travel .  Welsh Government have now made announcment about the Bus Emergency Scheme.  They have reported the scheme will 'deliver a more integrated and flexible network to match supply to demand, flex services, and allocate any additional funding'.

Please see full announcement below:

Welsh Government announcement on Bus Emergency Scheme

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 2nd July 2020

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we can't hold our annual Llanfairfechan Celebrates event this year. However, we are encouraging families to enjoy National Play Day at home by getting involved with our at home and online activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 29th June 2020

CCBC have notifed us that skate parks are reopening today under the gradual relaxation of Welsh Government Covid-19 guidance.

Please note that play parks will remain closed for the moment but we will report as guidance changes.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that flood boards on the promenade will be removed within the next few days

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council News 22nd June 2020

Llanfairfechan Town Council Community Grants applications are now open and we especially welcome grant applications from constituted groups who are helping the community through the  Covid-19 Pandemic.  Legislation states this money must go to projects that improve health and wellbeing within the community of Llanfairfechan. Please note that we have implemented a rigorous application and reporting process to ensure transparency about the use of these grants. 

There will be two grants round in 2020/2021, Deadlines for application as follows:

  • Round 1 2020/21 Application Deadline Friday 3rd July at 12 noon
  • Round 2 2020/21 Application Deadline Friday 15th January at 12 noon

Application packs can also be downloaded from here

Emergency applications will be considered outside of these formal grant rounds if required. 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 19th June 2020

Welsh Government Written Statement 19th June

Coronavirus regulations: changes from Monday 22 June

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 18th June 2020

We are pleased to announce that our contractor has been able to resume work to clear all our Public Rights of Way (PROW) and the first cut of the year has been completed. 

As a Town Council, we agreed that there would be a new approach to the PROW maintenance in 2020/21.  Following advice from Plantlife Cymru and The Wildlife Trusts, we want to protect our wildlife and encourage wild plant species by undertaking a light cut at this time.  Attention was given to wildlife and plants in the area to ensure minimum disruption. 

Our late September will be our main cut of the year and will ensure that any established bushes or problem areas will be cut back to ready it for next year's use. 

More details can be found in these guides:

Plantlife Cymru Verge Guide

   

We would like to thank Penmaenmawr Town Council for working in partnership on our PROW maintenance project. .


Llanfairfechan Town Council will be meeting online on Wednesday 17th June at 7pm

Agenda can be found here

If you would like to attend the meeting online, please email the Town Clerk on jayne@llanfairfechan.net for details

Information about our online meetings


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 9th June 2020

Conwy County Borough Council Current Services update click here


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 4th June 2020

Information released about return to schools:

Welsh Government information on the return of schools


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 3rd June 2020

Llanfairfechan Town Council asks that residents do not approach people during this difficult time but report any concerns to North Wales Police. 

These reports are taken seriously and our Community Beat Team  are regularly patrolling the area.

Please see recent Facebook post from North Wales Police: https://www.facebook.com/NorthWalesPolice/photos/a.10150264069001955/10158055201601955/?type=3


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 2nd June 2020

Covid -19 lock down is easing but our street support project is still here to help! We will be operating on the usual Town Council number from now on 01248 681697. 

Please help by spreading the word and phoning one person from Llanfairfechan and passing on our details


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 1st June 2020

Stay local to keep Wales safe: changes to the lockdown announced

New Covid -19 regulations start today and the following information is available from Welsh Goverment clarifying the situation:

https://gov.wales/stay-local-to-keep-wales-safe

https://gov.wales/written-statement-coronavirus-covid-19-shielding-update-changes-advice

https://gov.wales/written-statement-review-lockdown-measures-and-health-protection-coronavirus-restrictions-wales

Thank you to everyone who has helped to minimise the effect of Covid-19 in Llanfairfechan. Please continue to act cautiously and follow the regulations

#ProtectingOur Community


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 28th May 2020

Town Council have followed up reports about the water quality at the yacht pond on the recreation ground. 

Unfortunately, due to Covid -19 regulations, Conwy Council are unable to undertake their usual maintenance at this site until restrictions are lifted. 

Please bear with us during these difficult times - we do all hope that the situation will improve soon.  

In the meantime we must continue to protect our community by following the Welsh Government regulations.

#ProtectingOurCommunity


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 26th May 2020

Age Connects are producing a regular newsletter packed with lots of useful information to help us get through this difficult time.  

Please click the link below for the Age Connect page:

Age Connects newsletter link


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 22nd May 2020

PDF download

Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 20th May2020

Please like the Facebook Plas Menai Surgery page for health updates https://www.facebook.com/plas.menai.71

There is a current warning about numbers of cases in the local area.

There are a range of new ways to access the service at Plas Menai so please also visit their website for details: https://www.plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk/

Llanfairfechan Town Council are pleased to be part of the Plas Menai Community Engagement Group, meeting online on a more regular basis during the Covid-19 pandemic


 

Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 19th May2020

Information about Public Rights of Way (PROW routes) in Llanfairfechan

We have taken advice from Conwy Council and have used Welsh Government guidance to inform our decisions with regards to PROW.

The lockdown has caused significant difficulties as, although we have engaged a contractor to complete the first cut of the season, we have been unable to complete this due to the clear direction that only essential work be completed at this time.  We ask that residents bear with us. We can assure you that as soon as is practicable, our contractor will start work on PROW routes.

There has also been some concern about PROW that neighbours or cuts through private land.  We ask that residents are sensitive to the concerns of private owners at this time.  It must make for a feeling of vulnerability when strangers walk close to your home during lockdown. 

The guidance clearly states that, by law,  PROW routes must be kept open.  However, if a landowner has put up a polite sign asking that social distancing is followed, please follow this for the time being.  These families may be vulnerable to the virus or may be isolating due to symptoms.

Aggressive behaviour or abusive should not be tolerated by anyone and this should be reported to PCSO Sara on 07971 825902 or on the 101 North Wales Police line

We are all in this together and the primary focus must be to do everything to eradicate the Covid-19 from our community. 

Further information can be found here:

Welsh Government PROW guidance

Welsh Government exercise guidance


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 15th May2020

Regretfully, we must report that three Town Councillors have resigned from Llanfairfechan Town Council.  We would like to thank the Councillors for their long service to the Llanfairfechan community and look forward to continuing to work together with them in their voluntary roles within other village activities. We are committed to moving forward as a Town Council, working together to protect our community from Covid-19 and look after the future wellbeing of residents.   

We have been advised by CCBC Member Services as follows:

The Local Government (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections) (Wales) Regulations 2020

Town Councils are still required to advertise this vacancy “as soon as practicable”.  This is not defined in legislation and given the current circumstances and issues around public safety, it is not practicable to publish at present.  It should be noted that if a by-election is called these regulations postpone any by-elections until after the 1 February 2021.

As a result of this, the Town Council, using the current legislation, will consider the proposal that the notice of election will be issued when the Welsh Government Covid Regulations  are lifted and the Town Council office is back in full operation.  Our Council will be meeting online on Wednesday and will consider this proposal. 

If you would like to attend the meeting or have any queries or comments, these should be directed to the Town Clerk by email on jayne@llanfairfechan.net

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 14th May2020

Conwy County Borough Council are putting plans in place for the safe reopening of recycle centres. 

Please click this link for further details


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 11th May2020

We hope that everyone takes heed of information in the links below.

It is important to note that North Wales Police have the legislative power to stop visitors coming into Wales at this time.
#ProtectingOurCommunity

BBC news article Police "absolutely have power to fine" people coming into Wales for non-essential reasons.

https://gov.wales/leaving-home-exercise-guidance

Q&A Stay at Home Regulations


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 6th May2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 28 April 2020

Llanfairfechan Town Council ask that all residents follow Welsh Government legislation about exercising:
https://gov.wales/leaving-home-exercise-guidance
Please do not put police into the difficult position of having to issue a fine.
The legislation is designed to ensure that Wales continues to control the spread of Covid-19 virus. 
The better we, as individuals, follow the rules, the more chance we have of lifting the lockdown procedures in a shorter term.
#ProtectingOurCommunity


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 24 April 2020

It was brought to our notice there had been an anonymous complaint about the NHS banner at Llanfairfechan Crossroads. We are very much aware that neither Conwy Council Borough Council officers nor Llanfairfechan Town Council wanted to remove the sign, but we are all committed to ensuring that highway regulations are followed as directed by Law.

Local businesses, Town Council, Ysgol Babanod and Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn rallied around and an alternative site was quickly found for the banners so that safety rules would not be breached.  This is a great example of the community working together to achieve a positive outcome and we will all be on our doorsteps cheering for our NHS heroes as usual each Thursday at 8pm


Please remember that all Conwy County Borough Council service information is available at this link:

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Coronavirus-Covid-19/Coronavirus.aspx

Llanfairfechan Town Council Street Support Cefnogaeth Stryd Llanfairfechan is available to help any residents who need support during the Covid -19 lockdown (telephone 07740 280134).  We are working closely with the Conwy County support programme that can be accessed on 01492 575544.  This number also gives access to the Conwy Shielding Team.  If you have received a Welsh Government Shielding letter, please do make conatct as there is extra help available for those with certain medical conditions. 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 22 April 2020

/delwedd/resources/newsletter-april-2020.pdf

        

Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 14 April 2020

Please click here if you have received a Welsh Government Shielding Advice letter

Council Services Current Situation 14/04/20 [Update 12:00hrs]

Conwy Farm Assistance Scheme
Have you experience in agriculture? Or, are you a farmer in need of assistance?
We are creating a database of volunteers willing to help and assist on our farms, if needed.
If you have agricultural experience, and are willing to assist on farms in Conwy, please register today. Contact Rhys on rhys.evans@conwy.gov.uk (01492) 576671 or 07733 013328 for more information.

Homelessness
We’re putting in place urgent arrangements to protect those at the most acute end of homelessness.  This will help people move off the streets so they can protect themselves and others. We’re working with all of our partners to provide additional facilities so that those without a home are safe, have access to temporary accommodation, good sanitation, access to food and clean water, and can safely self-isolate. 
Any person homeless or threatened with homelessness can contact us between 9.30am and 5.15pm on 0300 124 0050 or email housingsolutions@conwy.gov.uk 
The emergency out of hours number is 0300 123 3079.

Community Support
Do you know someone in need, or self-isolating? There are a number of people ready to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and other support.  Find out what support is available by phoning (01492) 575544 or visit www.conwy.gov.uk/communitysupport

Some of our services and premises have closed with many of our staff redeployed to focus on the priority services that we want to keep delivering for as long as possible.

Click here to see the full list of service closures and changes

If you have any queries about the virus visit the Public Health Wales website at phw.nhs.wales for the latest advice.

We are working closely with Public Health Wales, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and the emergency services to ensure that appropriate and proportionate arrangements are in place to respond to this rapidly developing situation.

We will continue to follow the guidance we receive from UK Government, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

Street Support Cefnogaeth Stryd Llanfairfechan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 7 April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information about Free School Meals allowance

Conwy Services daily update is available on the home page of Conwy County Borough Council Website

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 3 April April 2020

Llanfairfechan Foodbank still operating, doors are not open. Please phone 01492575544 or through known Llanfairfechan Foodbank contacts.

All health and safety guidelines are strictly observed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 1st April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 26th March 2020

Important information about waste and recycling

  • Recycling and Waste collections are operating as usual. However, Crest will not be collecting pink or purple recycling bags at the moment. 
  • Household Recycling Centres will be closed from today until further notice, in line with Government guidance.
  • Saturday community recycling centres will not be running until further notice
  • CCBC are not providing community skips at the moment, in line with Government guidance on social distancing.
  • CCBC are not able to take any new bookings for bulky waste at the moment.

To keep our refuse and recycling collections going, we need your help in protecting CCBC staff.

  • If your household is self-isolating because someone has viral symptoms, please do not put your recycling out for collection for 14 days.
  • After 14 days, if no one has symptoms, you can put out your recycling and we will take any extra that doesn’t fit in your trolibocs.

All residents should wash your hands before you put out your bin and recycling containers, and again as soon as you bring them back in.


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 24th March 2020

Please watch this video statement from Mark Drakeford to the end for a clear message on current guidance announced by UK Government. 

https://www.facebook.com/welshgovernment/videos/323850725242695/?t=100

Only key workers should be working at this time - please follow the instructions and do not put yourself, your families and our community at risk

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes childcare, support and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 23rd March 2020

https://covid19-phwstatement.nhs.wales/

We would like to remind everyone that everybody in the UK has been asked to stop non-essential contact and stay at home wherever possible.

If people have to go outside - to buy food for example - they must stay more than 2m (6.5ft) apart from others.


Conwy County Borough Council Services  Current Situation 23/03/20 [Update 10:30hrs]

Coronavirus Covid-19 Statement:

We would urge anyone who has any queries about the virus to visit the Public Health Wales website at phw.nhs.wales for the latest advice.

We are working closely with Public Health Wales, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and the emergency services to ensure that appropriate and proportionate arrangements are in place to respond to this rapidly developing situation.

We will continue to follow the guidance we receive from UK Government, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

Schools

If your child has free school meals, lunches will be provided for them from Tuesday.

If you are a key worker and are not able to arrange childcare for your children, Conwy Council’s schools will offer this to you from Tuesday. 
We must insist that if you are a keyworker and are able to provide alternative childcare provision for your children that you do this. For example, if only one parent is a key worker and another is at home, or not working that day, then you keep your child at home rather than send them to school.

Key workers whose children normally attend a Conwy school will be able to access childcare facilities in their current schools. Click here for more information

Information about school closures and exam cancellations at: https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/School-Closures-and-Cancellation-of-Examinations.aspx

Business

Support for Business: The Welsh Government has announced a package of support worth £1.4bn for small businesses to help them during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working with Welsh Government to implement announced emergency fiscal aid packages.  Details are still being finalised and we will implement these schemes as soon as we are able to.

Information and any relevant online application forms will be available on the Conwy website as soon as possible at https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Business/Business-Rates/Welsh-Government-Business-Grants.aspx

Social Care
Social Care teams are continuing to deliver services to the public.

We’re following the latest government advice, this means sometimes we might be working slightly differently, for example making contact by phone rather than face-to-face, if it’s appropriate.

Learning disability day services at Canolfan Marl, Canolfan Riviere, Children’s Clubs and work opportunities are closed.

Community Support

Do you know someone in need, or self-isolating? There are a number of people ready to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, picking up the phone for a chat, and other support.
Find out what is available within your community (01492) 575544.

Galw Gofal
Galw Gofal is operating as usual, providing 24/7 emergency telecare and out of hours call monitoring service to help protect older or vulnerable people in their own homes. Galw Gofal is committed to helping our customers remain safe and well at this time.

Leisure Centres
All Conwy County Borough leisure centres are closed.

We will be freezing all Direct Debit payments for fitness memberships and swimming lessons, effective immediately. We will not be making any collections on your direct debits until centres reopen. You don't need to do anything. Any pre-paid memberships such as annual memberships will be carried forward when the centres re-open.

Libraries
All Conwy County Borough libraries are closed.

Tourist Information Centres (TICs)
Conwy Council’s Tourist Information Centres will close this week (24/03/20). Services will be available by phone, or email and online at www.visitconwy.org.uk

Crematorium and Cemeteries
Services operating as usual. Mourners are advised to follow national guidelines on hygiene and social distancing. We are offering free webcasting of memorial services.

Venue Cymru and Theatr Colwyn
Venue Cymru and Theatr Colwyn are not staging shows or screening films https://venuecymru.co.uk/coronavirus
Restaurant and café bar closed.

Planning, Licensing and Trading Standards
Walk-in services are temporarily suspended, please phone or email for advice, or to make an appointment.

  • Planning Advice Service: (01492) 575247 / cynllunioplanning@conwy.gov.uk
    Licensing:                    (01492) 576626 / licensing@conwy.gov.uk
    Trading Standards:     (01492) 574110 / trading.standards@conwy.gov.uk

Recycling and Waste
Recycling and Waste collections are operating as usual.
Mochdre Office is closed, the ERF Advice Team can be contacted on (01492) 575337 or email erf@conwy.gov.uk

Committee Meetings
Some committee meeting have been postponed, you can check whether a meeting is taking place athttps://modgoveng.conwy.gov.uk/mgCalendarMonthView.aspx?GL=1&bcr=1

BSL Video
COVID 19 - information in British Sign Language (BSL): https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Council/Contact-Us/Sign.aspx

To help us protect as many people in our community as possible, we’d urge the public to contact us by phone or online wherever possible and avoid unnecessary visits to Council offices


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 20th March 2020

Please find Welsh government update about schools here


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 19th March 2020

Due to the government guidelines on social distancing, we have agreed to use an email thread to agree items that cannot be postponed until we have public online meeting facilities organised. Information from the Society of Local Council Clerks tells us there is pressure on the UK Government to give us legal guidance on how to operate within the Local Government Act during the pandemic status period.  We hope this process will be made clear by our next meeting on Wednesday 1st April. In the interim, we are also investigating conference call options that could include involvement of members of the public.  It was agreed that all items from the 18th March agenda would be held over to the Wednesday 1st April  FULL TOWN COUNCIL meeting where possible.  Item 7 and Item 16 were too urgent to postpone so Councillors were asked to decide by email as follows:

ITEM 7 TO DISCUSS AND APPROVE LLANFAIRFECHAN TOWN COUNCIL PANDEMIC POLICY AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

It was agreed this matter needed resolving quickly to ensure a clear and supportive response during the Covid – 19 Delay Stage as per UK Government criteria.  It was proposed that Llanfairfechan Town Council should adopt the Pandemic Contingency Plan Policy that had been drawn up by the Clerk using SLCC guidelines.  From that, a Pandemic Crisis Management Team would be set up.  It was agreed that it should include the following members:

  • Mayor 2020/2021 Cllr Delohne Merrell
  • Deputy Mayor 2019/2020 Cllr Penny Andow (due to become Mayor in 2020/2021)
  • Cllr Chris Jones (proposed for Deputy Mayor 2020/21)
  • Town Clerk – Jayne Neal

Please note that Councillors will be kept informed and all decisions made by the team will be ratified by the Town Council either by email or meetings as the situation allows. This group will present an action plan to the Full Town Council on Wednesday 1st April and, in the interim, will update members of the public and the Town Council on developments due to the Covid – 19 crisis.  The Pandemic Contingency Plan Policy, Pandemic Communication Strategy and a Covid 19 Staff Protocol documents had been distributed by email prior to the meeting and the documents were accepted in their current form.  

ITEM 16 TO APPROVE PAYMENTS

All agreed that it would be in order to make the payments as detailed in the agenda

The Clerk's office is currently closed so please email queries to jayne@llanfairfechan.net or contact your local Town Councillor directly here if you would prefer. 


 

Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 17th March 2020

Following UK and Welsh government guidance about social distancing, Llanfairfechan Town Council will not be meeting on Wednesday 18th March.  We are in the process of setting up measures to deal with the curent situation.  Please bear with us; we will regularly post government updates and local information to this site.

 Current UK Government general response

Current Welsh Government response with regards to support for businesses

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 16th March 2020

As a precautionary measure to protect the vulnerable groups in our community, Llanfairfechan Community Hall is closing until further notice

We are currently looking at options regarding the Town Council meeting planned for Wednesday 18th March and taking advice from the Society of Local Community Clerks and One Voice Wales.


Llanfairfechan Town Council will continue to provide community advice and information online and on our digital sign in the Promenade Car Park. We will be in contact with CCBC and all support services to help ensure that essential services are available in the village. Please help us to contain the situation by following government guidelnes in the event of symptoms or contact with the Covid - 19 virus.

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Please email - Town Clerk jayne@llanfairfechan.net  or Mayor delohne.merrell@llanfairfechantowncouncil.co.uk  with any important concerns or queries

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/iddathlullanfairfechancelebrates/ for current updates

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council Covid -19 Statement 13th March 2020

Llanfairfechan Town Council are following Government advice and will keep updating on developments regarding the safe guarding of residents during this period of uncertaintly. 

The following information has been issued by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board:

Covid - 19 Cymraeg

Covid - 19 English

Latest news from BCUHB

Currently, we are planning to meet as a Town Council on Wednesday 18th March but we await further advice to confirm this decision. 

Llanfairfechan Community Hall is open and operating strict health protection procedures. 

As per offical guidance, we ask that anyone with a cough or a temperature above 37. 8 does not enter the centre and self isolates to protect vulnerable residents in Llanfairfechan

 


 

Meeting of the Full Town Council 4th March 2020
1. Councillors agreed to fund a Welsh Ambulance approved defibrillator to replace the broken unit at Pen Dalar hall. It was agreed that this was an important piece of equipment and that it is crucial that it is available in that location
2. After several months of information gathering, it was agreed that Town Council will fund a CCTV camera at the promenade car park. This will protect the Toilets, car park and monitor conditions at the jetty gates to assist with the new protocol. This will be a partnership project with CCBC and the camera will be linked to the central monitoring system.
3. A tender decision has been made for the joint project Penmaenmawr TC and Llanfairfechan TC PROW maintenance. It was agreed the contract would go to EPC Forestry for the period of 12 months
4. Town Council have taken the lead in progressing a project to install water into CCBC Erw Feiriol cemetery. The application is going ahead, and we hope for installation soon
5. CCBC officers attended a Town Council information meeting about the Promenade car park and have confirmed that emergency repairs will be made there as soon as possible. In addition to this, TC and CCBC are working together to source funding for redevelopment of the site, as it has been recognised that the area lacks proper pedestrian access and amenities. A partnership group will be formed to investigate options and take the project forward. It was noted the CCBC project to change car parks into pay and display has been running in Conwy since 2015 and Llanfairfechan is the last area to be considered. Town Council strongly felt that this is not an option to be considered until the car park is of the appropriate standard.

Full minutes of this meeting will be available after ratification at the General Purposes Meeting 18th March 2020


12th February 2020

Promenade Car Park Update

Llanfairfechan Town Council and CCBC are aware of the need to refurbish and redesign the the layout of the Promenade car park. The car park currently belongs to CCBC but we are working in partnership to broker a good solution and are preparing a joint funding bid which will look at all options. There will be an opportunity for residents to give their opinion and suggestions before any changes take place.  The Town Council will be discussing the matter at our meeting on Wednesday 4th March and residents are welcome to send in comments or attend the meeting.

The works traffic and fenced areas on the car park are for flood risk construction work on the Coastal Pathway and to support the change of streelighting to LED lampposts - please take care when using the area during this period of time.


7th February 2020

Nant Pandy Car Park Consultation report

Background information & current status

  1. It was agreed that Town Council would consult with residents to gather opinion on Nant Pandy parking spaces and the need to keep the extra 6 spaces that had been developed when the major works were undertaken. 
  2. To progress, Town Council will need to take on ownership of the car park and protect the spaces as resident’s motor car parking only.  CCBC have said they will help us through the process, but we need evidence that residents want this to happen
  3. 100 paper questionnaires were delivered to houses and 12 were returned
  4. 48 questionnaires received online (45 English and yn Gymraeg)
     
    Data Analysis:
  1. Of the 60 survey responses, 36 answered yes to the question ‘Do you feel more parking spaces are needed at Nant Pandy car park area?’
  2. The following information was collected on number of cars owned by respondents:

0 cars

3

1 car

20

2 cars

21

3 cars

7

More than 3 cars

2

Did not answer

7

 

  1. Many respondents used the comments section and comments were as follows:
     

Important not to get rid of more green space as part has already gone, important to preserve wildlife area

               

                Get rid of the trailers, boats and caravans and have it just for cars and Vans

 

The parking on Mill Road needs sorting also especially by the pubs. The current situation is quite dangerous, and many people have concerns over drink driving by those who park on the road to access the pubs.

Parking should be for everyone not residents only

People have been leaving untaxed cars boats etc making parking difficult at times, so any extra spaces would be appreciated, at weekends visiting walkers often park there.

Hopefully this will free up some space for Mill Road.

               

We visit friends who live near Nant y Pandy & the parking is always a challenge. It must be tea difficult if you’re a resident so more space would make sense. Many of the houses here are pre- two car properties hence the lack of parking space.

My daughter -in-law always uses the car park as they are, of necessity, a two-car family. The extra parking would be very welcome.

No caravans, mobile homes, boats (1 there with hazardous tow hitch at present) no large commercial vehicle. Defined spaces.

 

                It may be helpful to define parking bays in some way, although appreciate this would significantly increase cost

Safety, stop parking on pavements. Safety for residents

 

               

Although I live in the bottom village, I frequently visit friends in Valley Road and find great difficulty in parking. This creates a problem for me as my husband has a chronic illness and finds it hard to walk from the Promenade to the Valley Road

                Need to alleviate parking problem on valley road, especially as it is so narrow in parts.

Additional spaces on the car park would hopefully result in fewer cars parked outside houses on Valley road.

Green space needs to be kept as it is there have been vehicles left there for years - if they’re moved there’d be more space

The road just below the Pandy car park is very narrow and becomes dangerous when cars/vans are forced onto the pavement in order to pass parked cars.

                Having seen the parking problems in the Nant Pandy area, I believe the extra spaces would help to alleviate the situation. Many residents in that area have no parking provision at all. I used to live in Nant y Felin broadband I saw first-hand the difficulties faced by the residents local to that specific area.

 

It is really helpful to have organised parking space to keep the narrow roads clearer. We have mobility impaired relatives that visit, and we like to be able to park our cars at NantyPandy car park when they visit, so that our visitors can use the road parking closer to our house.

Visit friends up there it's a nightmare

Maybe more information on nant y coed, previous uses, wildlife that lives there for kids.

I live off valley Road and extra car spaces for Pandy residents will make driving safer as there will be less congestion on valley road make if safer

The whole area is much improved. More parking to needed to stop drivers parking on the pavements coursing walkers with prams having to walk in the road.

No good enough access at present time for any emergency vehicles

                It is very unhelpful that people use the carpark as permanent storage for broken down vehicles, boats, trailers etc.

 

                I rarely take my car up Valley Road as I find it very difficult to park and am always worried I will have to drive on the pavement to get up the road.

An extension on the car park is much needed.

               

                The number of cars per household has obviously come up over the years, and this combined with the size of cars getting larger compared to the sizes say 30 odd years ago, results in nowhere for residents to park their vehicles, and the added size often means that effectively valley road is turned in to one way road. Very often I see large vehicles having to mount the pavement to pass parked cars. Added car parking spaces would certainly help. The only further way to help would be to encourage residents with a drive to use them rather than the road.

Sometimes we can't park on the road outside our house as we don't have a drive. We either have to park further up the road, or sometimes as far as the Nant Y Pandy car park & walk back down. I don't invite my disabled parents to visit often as there is so little parking available, & it makes it difficult to have friends over too. Some people on the street own several cars even though they have a drive, thus taking up valuable space & pushing people up to the car park which is often full. The car park definitely needs the extra spaces. People with boats or off-road vehicles etc need to be asked to move them. If anything it needs even more spaces please!

At the meeting of 22nd January 2020, Llanfairfechan Town Council agreed that, following the responses from residents, contact should be made with CCBC to progress the handover of the are to Llanfairfechan Town Council and that planning permission be sought for the extra spaces that have been left in place after roadworks.  We hope that these decisions will contribute to easing the pressure of the area with regards to parking. 

Any comments for consideration by Town Council can be emailed to jayne@ llanfairfechan.net or posted to Llanfairfechan Community Hall Village Road Llanfairfechan Conwy LL330AB

All comments to CCBC should be directed through erf@conwy.gov.uk


December 2019

Update on emergency works on Valley Road

Llanfairfechan Town Council have received the following information from CCBC:

There is to be a continuation of the emergency road closure on Valley Road, Llanfairfechan, which also extends on to Mount Road.

The reason for the road closure is to facilitate urgent works to a failed culvert that was at imminent risk of collapse.  MWT Civil Engineering will return to site on Monday 6th January 2020 and complete the required works; it is anticipated that the works will be completed no later than Tuesday 21st January 2020.

We thank you all for your patience and look forward to the completion of this important piece of work.

 


Update on A55 Junction Works Project

Llanfairfechan Town Council have been informed that there has been a delay to next stage of development and preparation of the draft Orders is proving a bigger task than expected. Please note that publication of draft Orders for the junction improvements is now expected in March 2020

The project team are keeping in contact with Llanfairfechan Town Council and will be updating on any progress. 

 


 

 

Celebrating a very special birthday

Our Mayor recently attended a special 100th birthday party for Llanfairfechan resident, Ina Davies.  Family and friends had travelled from far and wide to share in the celebrations.  Mrs Davies stated her secret to a long and youthful life had been holidays, travelling the world and dancing.  

Mayor Delohne Merrell said “It was a very real pleasure to meet Mrs Davies. “She is such an amazing person, so lively and so interesting to talk to and with an amazing family. “

 

2019 Grants celebration event

At the Full Town Council Meeting 4th December, Llanfairfechan Town Council welcomed representatives of village organisations to receive 2019 grants and attend our celebration reception.  Congratulations to all the organisations who have benefitted this year and we extend our thanks for all the excellent community work that is taking place in our village. 

 

Photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page I Ddathlu Llanfairfechan Celebrates 

 


Llanfairfechan Jetty Gates - update

Llanfairfechan Town Council are pleased to announce that CCBC and Town Council have agreed terms to offer a solution to the problem of beach access during winter months.

Our jetty gates will now remain open unless there is forecast storm or high tide.  The floodgates at Llanfairfechan protect 73 properties (residential and business) from coastal flooding. CCBC look at a combination of factors to decide when to close the gates, including high tide heights, wind gust strength and the direction of the wind.  When there is a perceived risk to the Promenade and dwellings on the front, the gates will be closed and then reopened once the risk has reduced. Llanfairfechan Town Council have agreed to pay call out and CCBC have offered a reasonable price to allow this process to take place. 

Our thanks to Cllr Carol Gell who has worked tirelessly to ensure that this matter was addressed.  We would also like to thank the CCBC Flood Risk Managment team for helping us to meet the health and well being needs of residents and visitors to Llanfairfechan. 


 

Town Mayor Delohne Merrell and Llanfairfechan Town Council are very saddened to read the statement from North Wales Police detailing the tragic air incident that has occurred in the last 48 hours. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Professor David Last’s family at this distressing time.

 


Llanfairfechan Town Council statement on  the Conwy County Borough Council local Development Plan 

Llanfairfechan Town Council have been actively involved in all aspects of the the Conwy County Borough Council Local Development Plan (LDP) process and have challenged many aspects; working to ensure that resident opinion is being considered.

Ultimately the responsibility for LDP development lies with Conwy County Borough Council and we have been notified the figure now being discussed for any proposed Cae Ffynnon development would not go beyond 250. They have confirmed no houses can be built until the school is built and other infrastructure matters are resolved. It must also be recognised this is in early planning stages and that no decisions have been made.

There is a Housing Need Consultation due to be posted to all residents in the new year. We would urge all residents to give their views and Town Council will again have a session in the Co-op to answer any questions.

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Planning-Building-Control-and-Conservation/Replacement-LDP/Replacement-Local-Development-Plan.aspx

 


      Llanfairfechan Town Council thanks everyone who joined us for our 2019 Ecumenical Service

                                 Llanfairfechan Community Remembrance Day Parade and Ecumenical Service at the Cenotaph

           ***Stop Press***  We can announce that £581.00 was raised from the sale of wreaths for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. 

           We thank everyone for their support and if you would like to order a wreath next year please contact the Town Clerk on 01248681697

 


Llanfairfechan Fireworks 1st November 2019

Llanfairfechan Town Council would like to thank everyone who helped with organising and supporting the    LlanfairfechanFireworks 2019. We hope everyone agrees it was a fantastic night and we all look forward to more opportunities for a community get together in the future. Special thank you to Brian at Festival Fireworks for a brilliant display!

*** Stop Press *** We can announce that £339.59 was raised in donations to the Mayor's Local Charity fund.  This money will be added to the s137 Grants to Local (Llanfairfechan) Groups funding pot. 

 

 


 

Updated project plans for A55 Junction works

The project team attended the Town Council meeting on 18th September and presented the updated plans.  The presentation can be found here:

A55 Project presentation

A55 Project map

Further details:

engineering 1

engineering 2

engineering 3

Please contact  the Town Clerk jayne@llanfairfechan.net if you have any queries about the project

 


Have you ever thought of being a councillor?

Town Councillors receive a £150.00 per year remuneration to help cover any costs for their work in the community and care allowances are also available where appropriate. 

If you are passionate about the future of your community, please think about standing in the 2022 local elections!

Welsh Government have produced a video that may be of interest and it can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3o0eKrX2Ds&feature=youtu.be

 


Extra Consultation Session for LDP Preferred Strategy


***S137 Grant applications 2019/20 are open for submission*** 

Downloadable grant form

Downloadable word version grant form

Please note that the S137 grant applications for 2019/20 are now open and we invite applications from voluntary organisations providing activities in Llanfairfechan.  

These organisations are stated in Act to be  ‘a body which is not a public body but whose activities are carried on otherwise than for profit’. 

Applications need to be in by Monday September 23rd 2019 and will be considered at the Town Council meeting Wednesday 2nd October 2019. 

If you require any further information, please do contact jayne@llanfairfechan.net or phone 01248 681697 Monday Wednesday Friday 9am – 1pm.   


***Extra Local Development Plan Drop In Session at Llanfairfechan Community Hall***

Please take this extra opportunity to come and see the documents under discussion for the Revised Local Development Plan.  This process will affect the future of housing in Llanfairfechan and so it is important to share your comments and concerns about anything related to the proposals

Monday 4th September 5pm-8pm in the Main Hall at Llanfairfechan Community Hall

 

 


 

 


Llanfairfechan Celebrates

Our annual event Llanfairfechan Celebrates 2019 was held on Saturday July 27th and was a great success.  There were over 40 stands advertising activities and sessions that are available in the village and Town Twinning raised over £100 for their project by selling low cost refreshments.  Everyone agreed that it is a good opportunity to network and share in celebrating the village.

 


Mayor for 2019 / 2020 Cllr Delohne Merrell

We are pleased to announce that our Mayor Elect Cllr Delohne Merrell will be holding her Inauguration on Sunday 8th September at 2pm in Llanfairfechan Community Hall.  This will be followed by afternoon tea with music and dance provided by Medi Williams Ballroom Dance Emporium. 

 

 


A55 Junction Improvement Project

Resident information about the upcoming Public Exhibitions on the A55 Improvement works will be distributed as from Monday 17th June - all residents will receive communication from Welsh Government and posters will be available at Llanfairfechan Community Hall and Library. 

Follow the link below to download a high quality leaflet that can be zoomed into for examination of details on the plan.

PDF Quality Poster

The Public Exhibition will be held in Llanfairfechan on Thursday 27h June 10am - 8pm at Llanfairfechan Community Hall.  Residents are urged to come along to find out about the plans and ask questions of the project team. 

 


 

Llanfairfechan Town Council have been notified of the Option D choice for the A55 junction improvement works.  Information can be found here: https://gov.wales/plan-replace-a55-roundabouts-takes-important-step-forward

We recognise this work is being undertaken by Welsh Government to improve the reliance and sustainability of the whole North Wales coast and that this work is seen as essential to future developments.  Whilst safe and efficient access for the region is vitally important, we are keen to ensure that our resident’s wellbeing is protected and request that community impact is a high priority within the decision making process. 

Housing is at a premium in Llanfairfechan and we would ask that measures are put in place to ensure that housing, in particular social housing, is not lost within the village whatever option is considered. A further concern is resident safety – it is very important that the Option D junction choice leads to village road layouts that protect residents using the schools, GP surgery, churches  and other services along Penmaenmawr Road. 

As the next stage of the project is delivered, we are keen to assist with further communication and information sessions with the project team to ensure that the best possible solutions are found.  We have already been involved in making arrangements for a further public information meeting to be held at Llanfairfechan Community Hall in June 2019

      


Get to know your local PCSO 

We are very pleased to announce that there are to be monthly drop in sessions with PCSO Sara and other organisations in the Lloyd Hughes Room at the Community Hall.  The first one will be on Wednesday 20th February at 10am.  If you are unable to attend, please do email any comments or concerns to the Town Clerk jayne@llanfairfechan.net 

 PCSO Poster 

 


Lets Play - Llanfairfechan Town Council Play Consultation

2019 is going to be an important year for play in Llanfairfechan.  We know that the play facilities in Llanfairfechan need updating but we need to know what residents of all ages would like in the village.  Join us for our first consultation morning on Saturday 9th February starting in the Town Twinning Coffee Morning 10am.  We will be around the village all morning, please see the poster for details: 

Lets Play Poster                                                                                              

 


Light Up Llan

Congratulations to the Light Up Llan team - yet again it was a fantastic village event. Over 65 people came to see our stall and respond to our play consultation.  We also sold a lot of dog poo bags and this money will allow us to continue to provide emergency dispensers across the village.


Annual Firework Display

After being posponed due to storm warnings on Friday 9th November, the display went ahead on Monday 12th November, despite quite a soggy night.  Thanks to the guys from Festival Fireworks - the display was splendid!  Many thanks to everyone who donated to the Mayors fund for village projects.  A total of £169.59 was collected


Llanfairfechan Remembrance Sunday

There was excellent attendance at for ecumenical community service at the cenotaph and over 31 organisations laid wreaths in memory of fallen comrades.  A highlight of the morning was the laying of crosses by Guides and Brownies - they had written some very moving tributes.  Thanks to the Guide and Brownie Leaders for working with the group to arrange this.  We were also pleased to be part of the There but Not There art project which was funded by the Armed Covenant Fund. Thank you to all the speakers and contributors and we do hope you will be able to join us for next year's service.  A planning meeting will take place on Friday 14th Septmber 2019 at 11am in the Council Chamber - all welcome.  


Llanfairfechan Carnival

Thank you to the carnival committee for an brillant community event.  We were pleased to have the opportunity to meet and chat about ideas for the village and recieved some great feedback and ideas for future work in the village.  Watch this space for future developments! Llanfairfechan Carnival Committee have a Facebook page at Llanfairfechan Town Carnival


Llanfairfechan Celebrates

This event showcased organisations & businesses providing services in Llanfairfechan. TV Conwy was in attendance and their volunteers recorded videos and photos of the event.  Feedback was very positive and so it is hoped this will become an annual event.  In fact we have pencilled in Saturday 8th June for our 2019 Llanfairfechan Celebrates. Please spread the word and book a stand early to avoid disappointment as we had over 50 organsiations exhibiting last year.  All videos and information can be found on Facebook at I Ddathlu Llanfairfechan Celebrates