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- Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held September 2013
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- Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held July 2013
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The Welsh language in Y Felinheli
An opportunity to take part in an important survey
The news that the percentage of Felinheli residents who can speak Welsh fell from 72.1% in 2001 to 64.4% in 2011 shocked Felin residents. In response to these figures a group of people came together to halt the decline. To plan their work the group has drawn up a questionnaire that aims to gather information on people’s attitude towards the language. It would help the group’s work a great deal if as many Felinheli people as possible completed the questionnaire. Follow the link to go the questionnaire here .
The questionnaire will be open until the end of September. Ask your family and friends who also live in Felinheli to complete it as well. If you would like more information about the group you are welcome to contact Siân Gwenllian on firstname.lastname@example.org or Ifan Jones on Hunaniaith@gwynedd.gov.uk.
Thank you for your cooperation.
What type of housing is needed in Felinheli?
Fill in the Housing Needs Survey
Felinheli residents are being urged to take part in an important survey that will help plan future housing needs in the village.
Felinheli county councillor and community council member, Cllr Sian Gwenllian, said: “Gwynedd Council is in the process of developing a new Local Development Plan which will decide how many houses and the type of housing that will be built within the next 15 years across the county.
“The Felinheli Community Council decided to hold a Local Housing Needs Survey with the closing date on Friday, July 31st. Many forms have been returned since the survey started 3 weeks ago, but we are eager to remind everyone to fill in their form.
“The last survey was done in 2005 and showed the need for affordable housing for first time buyers and the need to increase rented social housing.
“The new plan needs to be based on clear evidence and that is the purpose of this survey. The community council is aware that there is still a need for social rented and affordable housing. We are also told that there is a need for bungalows and housing suitable for older and disabled people. This survey will help provide us with the evidence we need.
“The forms have been widely distributed throughout the village but if we’ve missed anyone, there are extra forms available from Ken Brown, Chair of the Community Council at 70 Bangor Street.
“The results of the survey will shared with Gwynedd Planning Department but no personal names or details will be divulged.
“I would urge everyone to fill in the form and return it by Friday (or over the weekend). The results will be analysed and a report presented to Gwynedd Council in September.”
Form: you may print this form and return to Ken Brown, 70 Bangor Street by Aug 2.
Similar surveys have been undertaken by community groups in other areas in Gwynedd, including Dyffryn Ogwen and Dyffryn Nantlle.
Felin Sgwrsio Summer 2014
Felin Sgwrsio, the community centre on Bangor Street , will be open for short periods over the summer holidays, July 22 till Sept 2.
You can call in for a chat and cup of tea or coffee at the following times:
Every Tuesday 2 till 4
Thursday 10 till 12
Friday 10 till 12
Saturday : Breakfast for Welsh learners ... a chance to chat in Welsh at 9.30 a.m.
A 'Welsh Week' for learners will be held August 11 till 16. More information from
Pat Jones or Dilys Myfanwy 07767210825.
The clubs will meet again in Sept, including the councillors' drop-in-session with Cllr Sian Gwenllian and community councillors 10.30-11.30 every Friday.
National Grid disregards our democratic voice!
Visual protest to counter the National Grid’s corporate arrogance
9:30-10:15 outside Llangefni County Council Offices
Posters available – bring a friend.
(National Grid will be attending a closed meeting with Anglesey County Council Members at 10:00 a.m.)
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Rob and Alun Fight it Out
The well established and ever popular Elim/Madoc Felinheli 10K race, part of the Gwyl y Felinheli Festival, had yet another evening of perfect weather to ensure a good time was had by all runners and spectators. The clear winner for the 5th time in succession was North Wales’ ‘top dog’, Eryri Harrier Rob Samuel, with 6 time previous winner (2002-7), local man and team mate of Samuel, Alun Vaughan chasing him hard all the way.
Another Eryri man in good form at present is Dylan Wynn Jones who came in 3rd overall, winning the over 40s. The next category winner home was 17 year old Rhys Llewelyn James from Deiniolen who took the under 18 prize in 40m 23s. Runner-up was 15 year old Llandegfan’s Garn Owain Jones having a very impressive run in his 1st Felinheli 10K and less than a minute behind James, beating the ubiquitous over 50 winner Arwel Lewis. Cracking his ribs whilst training on Snowdon only 10 days earlier didn’t prevent Eurwyn Edwards winning the over 60’s prize in under 45 minutes. Whilst over 70 winner Emyr Davies’ time of 47m 32s was just as impressive.
Eryri’s dominance of the category winners was assisted by 1st overall Lady Helen Teasdale with Cybi Striders’ Tracey Llewelyn in 2nd (both over 35). Under 35 winner (and 3rd overall), Elliw Haf from Caernarfon finished strongly, nearly catching Llewelyn on the line.
Abergele Harriers’ Chris Birch showed that age doesn’t have to slow you down too much by winning the ladies over 60 category, beating 1st over 50 lady NWRR’s Kay Hatton.
Local winners were Gwion Williams who was 13th overall and Lauren Hassett the 10th lady home from the 123 who competed. Total number of runners completing the race was 277, including the hard working ‘Mr Gwyl Felinheli’ and chairman, Islwyn Owen who wore number 1 and was participating in the event for the 1st time in its long history. It was also great to see so many of the successful Felinheli Football Club running the race. The organisers wish to thank all the helpers on the night and the marshals on the course and to thank Elim/Madoc Garage who supported us again.
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Ysgol Y Felinheli Community Project 2014
Since Councillor Sian Gwenllian was elected as councillor for Y Felinheli in 2008 she visits Ysgol Felinheli on a regular basis to meet the pupils. During the summer term she meets Year 6 pupils and they discuss and agree upon a community project that they work on together.They have held litter picks at various locations, a parking survey, and one year they produced metal posters designed by the children to deter dog-fouling which can now be seen around the village.
The councillor met the current 21 pupils in Year 6 last week. After talking about the role of Gwynedd Council and the services it provides and also the role of councillors, they moved on to discuss various ways in which the village could be improved.
This year, the children want to see if any improvements can be made to the children's play area on Beach Road. A controversial fence was erected around 'swings' (as this area is known locally) and was the subject of much debate locally ( as reported in the Herald at the time). The children think that the fence at the play area could be made more visually attractive and we are planning a site visit and they will also be discussing the ideas with Gwynedd Council officers and local residents. The site visit is planned for June 25th (weather permitting) and will also include a visit to the Dock area to meet the new owner, a visit to the new cafe and they will also be popping in to Felin Sgwrsio.
Councillor Sian Gwenllian’s Report May 2014
School Playing field: There have been complaints about the condition of the field and I’ve asked the Council to look into this.
Allt Gam footpath near Trem y Foel: I have asked Gwynedd Council officers to look at safety issues near the new slope that’s been created here.
Traffic calming in Y Wern: The MP is trying to helping residents to get some form of traffic calming in a part where a lot of children are playing.
Bangor St bins: The Community Council has been told that three new bins will be installed in place of the ones that have disappeared.
Beach: Cyngor Gwynedd has been looking for ways to improve the land near the slipway opposite Gardd Fon. Cars are parking on the grass. The Community Council will discuss the plan that has been presented and I have asked for a full discussion with local residents before any changes are undertaken.
- Fence around the play area at Beach Road. Problems have arisen with dog owners letting their dogs free in the park whilst they sit in their cars. The Council has agreed to provide new signs and dog wardens are patrolling the area. We await a date for the meeting with officers as promised.
Lon Las Menai near Cerrig yr Afon: the bridge has been repaired.
Coastal Footpath through the marina and Vaynol: The legal process is on-going to designate the land now closed to the public near the Lodge as part of the Wales Coastal Path scheme so that we can once access the Vaynol.
Half Way : I attended a meeting with planning officers and the new owner of the Half after the application to convert the building into 6 units (C14/0042/20/LL) was rejected by the planning committee. The three other applications for this site have been withdrawn. The pub has to be marketed as a business for 12 months. The owner has a right to present an application for houses on the Caernarfon side of the car park but nothing has arrived to date.
Floods: The Community Council waits to see the plans being proposed by Gwynedd Council for the steps near the play area on Beach Rd.
27 Brynffynnon: The discussion of the retrospective planning application was postponed so the Planning Committee can visit the site on June 16. Cllr John Wyn Williams (Pentir) is acting on behalf of the village as I have had to declare an interest.
Stepiau Cei Footpath: Cyngor Gwynedd is still monitoring the wall near the path. A legal process is on-going as regards the wall/landslide above Hen Gei Llechi so that the road below can be fully opened. The MP, Hywel Williams and myself will be meeting Mr Iwan Evans from Gwynedd to push things along. The slowness of this process is frustrating for everyone.
Dock: The Swellies cafe has opened near the Dock and a wine bar will open near Maryam’s Salon. It’s good to see improvements at this part of the village. I have asked for new dog fouling signs (there were none in this part of the village.) Rubbish will now be collected from outside the houses at Porth y Llechen so there are no untidy bins near the bridge.
Holidays: whilst I am away (till May 20) you can discuss any mater relating to the village with the Chair of the Community Council Ken Brown. Diolch Ken and thanks for all your support and your work for the village. email@example.com; 07831400139.
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