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- Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held January 12 2016
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- Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held November 10 2015
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- Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held September 8 2014
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By-election THIS Thursday 14.07.16
Dear fellow villager,
As you know, two names have been submitted for the by-election which takes place this Thursday for a new county councillor for the village. Therefore you will need to vote on Thursday.
I had the honour of being your representative since 2008 in the name of Plaid Cymru and recently resigned after being elected to the National Assembly.
Gareth Griffiths is Plaid Cymru’s candidate and would be an excellent councillor for the village. I've known Gareth for over 20 years and I know that he is the best person for the job. He is the vice-chair of our highly successful festival, Gwyl y Felin and has been involved in a number of community activities over the years.
I know that Gareth is very willing to listen and help the people of the village.
Polling stations will be open in the Church Hall and School between 7 am and 10 pm this Thursday, July 14.
Thanks for your support over the years. I hope to get the opportunity to work with Gareth as our new county councillor for the good of the village in the future.
The 2015/2016 accounts have returned from the Internal auditor and can know be available for the public. If you want to inspect them then an appointment must be made with the Financial Officer Wynne Barton. The accounts are available until the 1st of July 2016.
Councillor’s Report June 2016
Following my election as Arfon Assembly Member, I have resigned as councillor for Y Felinheli on Gwynedd Council.
It was a huge privilege to represent Y Felinheli on Gwynedd Council for 8 years and I will continue to work on behalf of the village in my new role as Assembly Member.
Plaid Cymru has selected Gareth Griffith as our candidate and I know he would be an excellent councillor.
Gwynedd Council will issue a notice and then hold a by-election on the coming months if needed.
In the meantime, you can contact me at Sian.Gwenllian@Cynulliad.Cymru and I’ll try to help you.
Councillor’s Report May/June 2016
ELECTION: As you know, I was elected Arfon Assembly Member and I’ve started on my new work. I know there was tremendous support from Y Felinheli and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted. I intend to submit my resignation as County Councillor in the next few weeks. There will then be an opportunity for you to elect a new councillor. In the meantime, please contact me if you need help with any matter.
MENAI MARINA: A planning application has been submitted to expand the present offices near the Dock to create toilets, showers, more office space as well as the erection of 3 retail units and extending the present car park. You can find the application on the Council website C16/0507/20/LL and submit comments.
FLOOD PREVENTION SCHEME: Gwynedd Council has succeeded in obtaining a grant to carry out Menai Straits Flood Prevention work at the front in Felinheli. Any scheme will be discussed in detail with the community, the Community Council, Sailing Club and local residents.
FOUR NEW HOUSES: Gwynedd Council Planning Committee has approved a planning application for four houses (one affordable) on land behind the Lon Las near Ffordd Penybryn
WORK ON THE LON LAS: Cemlyn Engineering has completed flood-prevention work on the stream near the Lon Las behind the telephone exchange.
QUAY STEPS: The pillar post box is now in use again.
AFON HEULYN PUBLIC FOOTPATH: Unfortunately, the work of rebuilding the wall cannot start yet and so the path must remain closed.
CONGRATULATIONS: Y Felinheli Football Club are this year’s Gwynedd League Champions and so they get promotion to the Welsh League (Second Division) next season.
21.04.16 Siân Gwenllian asks for your vote in the Welsh Election on May 5
Dear fellow villager,
It would be an honour to represent Arfon in the National Assembly. I hope you have had a chance to read my election material and seen what my priorities would be. Felinheli would of course be included amongst my new responsibilities and would still be a very special place for me!
I believe I have the experience and skills to be an effective voice for our area.
After being elected councillor in 2008, I consulted with you about what my priorities should be and set a number of goals. I’m glad to say that I’ve been able to fulfil the vast majority of them:
- More affordable homes for local people: 16 homes secured
- New home for the surgery: secured planning permission for our excellent Medical Centre
- More opportunities for socialising ( youth & older people) : secured grants for substantial upgrade of the Hall and for establishing a community hub at Felin Sgwrsio
- Tackle dog fouling & litter: held various campaigns, new signs, new bins, litter picks
- Improve footpaths: secured grants to upgrade Rowen path, Cerrig yr Afon & Lôn Las.
- Create local jobs: worked with local businesses as they set-up or expanded & held networking meetings through the Felinheli Business Forum
I also led some successful campaigns including No Pylons (against the Grid’s plans for pylons across Y Fenai) and Babis Bangor (to retain a full Maternity Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd.) I’ve contributed to local community initiatives such as Gwyl Y Felin and have served as a school governor for many years.
Some issues persist of course! Parking continues to be a problem despite the creation of a car park behind Bangor Street. Let’s hope the scheme at the back of the Church Hall can alleviate some of the problems. The condition of some of our road surfaces should be improved; other projects continue to be in the pipe-line such as the new section of the Coastal Footpath held up for various reasons; and we await the re-opening of the footpath near Afon Heulyn.
But I hope you will agree that I am a person who tries to fulfil promises and delivers results!
It would be a privilege to get your vote on May 5 – what better way to put Felin on the map than to elect me as our first villager ever to be a politician on the national stage!
08/04/2016 Councillor Sian Gwenllian’s Report for April 2016
FOOTPATH to the DOCK: It has finally re-opened between Tai Terfyn and the Dock. Thanks to Gwynedd Council and Cemlyn Williams (Llanddeiniolen) for the work of safeguarding the wall near the steps. I’m in contact with Royal Mail about re-opening the mail box. Thanks to you all for your patience with this project. I have hassled on this, believe you me!
COASTAL PATH: On Monday (April 4) I attended the Gwynedd Planning Committee and spoke about the long-awaited Coastal Path Scheme in Felin. The councillors were unanimous (14 – 0) in their support to move ahead to create a section 26 order in order to designate an 8 metre strip at the back of the front marina houses as a public footpath. This is the last piece of jig-saw required before the Coastal Path can be opened. I have placed the maps on the Community Noticeboard at Felin Sgwrsio. Very good news!
You can see the discussion about the Coastal path on the Gwynedd Council website. (Item starts at 00:09:46)
Click here to read the report which was presented to the Planning Committee
FERODO SITE: There is great concern about safety at the site and I had a meeting with four council officers to voice local concerns and the need to ensure the owner does more to secure the site. The officers agreed to try to get better security measures put in place and to monitor the situation. Please remember it is amn offence to trespass there and that it is highly dangerous to do so.
WORK FOLLOWING FLOODING: Work has been carried out under the road at the junction of Gwylan Uchaf at the top end of Bush Road where there were floods on Boxing Day. The Afon Heulyn footpath is still closed as the wall needs re-building; the rocks have been removed from the river.
DOCK: It’s good to see the Dock being rejuvenated and thanks to the owner for carrying out substantial work to improve the wall near the road. There are a number of businesses down in this area – with Dafydd Hardy estate agent the latest to locate there. The area is well worth a visit and a call at the Swellies café! I estimate that there are more than 60 small businesses in Felin now, a major employer in our community.
CONDITION OF RIOAD SURFACES – BUSH ROAD AND SEAVIEW: These remain on the Council’s list of roads that need re-surfacing. Let’s hope they get priority before long. This is another matter I continue to communicate with the Council about but with no success so far. The cuts to local government budgets do not help matters with the Council having to prioritise social care and education.
MAY 5 ELECTION: I will be spending the next few weeks campaigning in order to try to win the Arfon seat in the National Assembly. I will continue my work at county councillor during April but I will not be holding surgeries at Felin Sgwrsio. If I am elected, the people of Felinheli will be able to elect a new county councillor in due course. I’m available on 07775 642202 or e-mail email@example.com
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