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To Felinheli Community Council's website

Everything about Felinheli in one place. That's what you'll find in this website. Felinheli is a lively village situated on the shores of the Menai strait between Bangor and Caernarfon. This website is for the people of the village and for those who wish to learn more about us...more

To see photos of activities in the village - click here

Downloadable Documents

  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held July 2014
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  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held June 2014
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  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held May 2014
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  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held April 2014
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  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held March 2014
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  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held February 2014
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  • Minutes of the Felinheli Community Council meeting held January 2014
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  • MORE DOCUMENTS .....

 

 

LATEST NEWS:

The weekend marks the end of British Summer Time and North Wales Police would like to remind road users to take extra care and remain vigilant when out at night.

Drivers 

  • Make sure all lights are clean, working and adjusted properly
  • Ensure the windscreen is clean inside and out
  • Use headlights whenever visibility is reduced – for example, at early mornings and at dusk, when it's raining or in any gloomy conditions. It'll help others to see you
  • Reduce your speed. You should be able to stop within the distance you can see
  • Have your brakes and tyres looked at – on wet roads it’s even more vital that brakes are working efficiently and tyre treads are legal
  • If your vehicle breaks down, pull off the road as far as possible and switch on the hazard warning lights
  • Take extra care to look out for cyclists as they turn at junctions

Cyclists

  • Bicycles should be equipped with good lights. It is an offence to cycle at night without a white front light, a red back light and a red reflector at the back
  • You should put the lights where they can be easily seen, not hidden behind saddles or framework
  • It is a good idea to carry spare batteries and bulbs with you in case they run out when cycling along
  • Take extra care to be seen – bright or fluorescent clothing shows up best in the daytime and reflective clothing is best at night.
  • Watch out for car drivers. Remember, there are fewer cyclists on the roads in winter, so drivers may be less aware

Pedestrians

  • Make sure you can be easily seen at all times, but especially at night, on dark days and in bad weather
  • Bright or fluorescent clothes show up best by day, especially in dull or misty weather
  • By night, reflective material is best and shows up in car headlights – fluorescent clothing doesn't work after dark
  • Cross the road at the safest place possible for example, zebra, pelican, puffin and patrolled crossings
  • If you are out at night, choose routes that are well-lit by streetlights and cross at well-lit places

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Village raises over £800 for Macmillan

Y Felinheli councillor Sian Gwenllian teamed up with staff at the Felinheli Medical Centre for this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised over £800.

The Felinheli ‘World Biggest Coffee Morning’ was held at the Medical Centre and £843.43 was raised in total. The coffee morning raised £396.38 and donations for the Sian Ifor White In Memoriam which were handed to Councillor Gwenllian after the Coffee Morning raised another £447.05.

This is the fifth year that Sian has hosted the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Y Felinheli.

“The coffee morning was held at the Medical Centre and it was also an opportunity for people to get their flu jabs at the same time.

"This was successful and popular with Health Visitors promoting the new vaccine for the 2, 3 and 4 year olds and all staff encouraging the over 65’s and chronically sick to have immunisation. We plan to hold a similar event to raise money for Macmillan next year.

“Thanks to everyone involved especially to the family of the late Sian Ifor White for kindly adding their In Memoriam to the Felinheli collection" said Cllr Gwenllian.

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Rev Eric Jones retires

Thanks to Rev Eric Jones who is retiring as minister at Capel Bethania. Also to his wife, Val.

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Eluned Owen retires

Thanks to Eluned Owen who retires as caretaker for Capel Bethania for nearly 30 years. Thanks also for her work distributing Goriad for over 20 years.


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Information about meetings to discuss financial and social problems facing Gwynedd Council

More Information - click here

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Fun Charity Football Match

Sunday 19th October,
Siloh football field,
2pm kick off.

The match will be played between two teams selected from Y Felinheli residents and CPD Y Felinheli.

All players will pay £5.00 to participate, and a small admission fee will be collected on the gate for spectators.

Refreshments also available, along with a raffle sold on the day.

Please come and support a worthy cause.

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Half Way Planning Application - click here

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Welsh Call for National Grid to Consult Properly
The National Grid’s consultation practices came in for criticism at the One Voice Wales’ Annual General Meeting at Builth Wells on the 4th of October 2014. The message from Wales’ Community and Town Councils to the National Grid was: consult openly, provide valid contemporary transmission options for consultation rather than imposing the age-old pylon option as the single choice, and when comparing “costs” of various options include the cost to the community, businesses, agriculture, property value and the environment to allow the public to compare like-for-like in terms of impact.

Hywel Williams MP chair of the North Wales anti-pylon group explained: “There is a need to look at energy transmission strategically as colleagues from Wales have indicated similar problems with the National Grid in their areas. With reference to North Wales, a recent “consultation” for new pylon corridors across Anglesey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the iconic Menai Straits and Gwynedd’s views from the National Parks, prompted strong opposition locally. Of the respondents, 92% disagreed with the pylon option, with the Grid admitting in their feedback that: “The consultation told us that people would prefer a subsea option rather than an overhead connection across Anglesey”. However the Grid has disregarded this significant feedback concluding that: “our current proposal is for a new overhead line between Wylfa and Pentir”. Furthermore their documentation made no reference to the fact that all democratically elected representatives in Gwynedd and Mon including MPs, AMs, County Councillors and Community Councillors objected to the Grid’s pylon proposals. The Grid has shown disregard of the consultation process and disregard towards local democracy so I’m not at all surprised that local councillors got the support of their Welsh colleagues at the Unllais / One Voice Wales national meeting.”

Gwynedd Councillor Sian Gwenllian, also member of the Felinheli Community Council which put forward the motion said: “It is significant that our colleagues across Wales recognized our concern about the flawed consultation practices of the National Grid. We see discussions in Europe about a supergrid, from Scotland to Wales a subsea cable is provided, yet in Wales there is no political will to take a strategic view and address the real costs of these piecemeal pylon proposals to our economy. The Grid ignores the devaluation of property and the impact on our environmental and tourism assets. One Voice Wales has provided a united voice for our concerns as similar scenarios are being played out across the country. The question is one of cost and whether Wales is worth the investment relative to the energy it produces for the other parts of the UK; for me and evidently for the town and community councils of Wales, the answer is a resounding “Yes we’re worth it!””

"That One Voice Wales calls upon National Grid to ensure that
• its consultation practice is open and transparent and to ensure that
• all transmission options are consulted upon including the provision of total costs for each option (direct and indirect) when considering transmission route plans."…
was the proposal, passed unopposed at the One Voice Wales Annual General Meeting. It was presented by Mair Bebb Jones on behalf of Felinheli Community Council, seconded by Llanfairpwll Community Council

For further details contact:
Hywel Williams 01286 672076 / alun.roberts@parliament.uk or Sian Gwenllian 07775642202
http://www.onevoicewales.org.uk/

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Councillor Siân Gwenllian’s Report Oct 2014

Parking, Traffic lights on Caernarfon Rd, Flood prevention scheme near Sailing Club/Children’s Play Area, Bad odour from the Pumping Station and more... click here

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Y Felinheli History Mapping Project

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Macmillan Coffee Morning, Y Felinheli
26/9/2014

Paid to Macmillan: £843.43

Coffee Morning = £396.38

Donations In Memoriam Sian Ifor White = £447.05

 

 

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Geraint Lovgreen fydd gwestai Cymdeithas Heli'r Heulyn
7:30pm, 9th of October 2014

Geraint Lovgreen fydd gwestai Cymdeithas Heli'r Heulyn

Click here for more details


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PLEASE NOTE - POSTPONED:

Talk about the Work of the late Geraint Owen on the Village
At 2:00pm Tuesday, 7th October

Talk about the Work of the late Geraint Owen on the Village

Click here for more details


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Sign
This new sign was erected near the school.

Sign

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Do you want to run a bilingual business?
There is help available.
See the leaflets below for information.

Language Policy Template - click here

Bilingual Draft-Reading and Proof-Reading Service - click here

SME Business Support Services - click here

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Message from NW Police

Police are warning people not to leave valuables on view in cars following a spate of incidents in the Bangor and Caernarfon areas.

During the past two weeks vehicles left in car parks and around university buildings in the Caernarfon and Bangor areas have been targeted by opportunist thieves.

To see the full story please click here

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Wales Coast Path plans to reroute across Faenol Estate provoke row - Wales Online

Article - click here

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Coastal Path and Parcia Solar Energy Park


Two items of interest to Y Felinheli will be discussed at the next Planning Committee meeting, Sept 22.

1)Proposal to create a Public Footpath in the community of Pentir ( near Glan y Mor Lodge) under Section 26 Highways Act 1980. (As part of the Welsh Coastal Path through Felinheli and Glan Faenol)

2)Planning Application to create a Solar Park at Parcia Farm

Councillor Sian Gwenllian will attend the meeting

Planning Committee Agenda, can be accessed via this link

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Bad Smells

Lots of people are rightfully complaining about the bad smell at the Pumping Station near the Gardd Fon - yet again.
Cllr Sian Gwenllian said :"This problem has been going on for far too long although I have raised it many times with Dwr Cymru.

I have just had a phone call from them saying that they have carried out de-gritting and cleaning work in the past couple of months and that they have installed a new pump. Lets hope that this solves the matter once and for all."

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Councillor Siân Gwenllian’s Report Sept 2014

The Welsh language in Y Felinheli , Grant to promote walks and the history of the village, Dog fouling campaign and more ... click here

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Enjoy a fund-raising coffee morning as you get your flu jabs!
Y Felinheli councillor Sian Gwenllian has teamed up with staff at the Felinheli Medical Centre for this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning.

The Felinheli ‘World Biggest Coffee Morning’ will be held at the Medical Centre at 10.30 a.m. Friday, September 26 and all are welcome. Similar coffee mornings are being held all over Wales to raise money to support those suffering from cancer.

Sian Gwenllian said: “This is the fifth year that we have hosted the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Felinheli,”

“Last year the coffee morning was held at the Medical Centre for the first time and it was also an opportunity for people to get their flu jabs at the same time. This was successful and popular and we have decided to hold a similar morning again this year.

Sally Lloyd-Davies, Practice Manager said:  We will be offering a walk in flu clinic on Sept 26 for all our patients – young and old to co-incide with the Coffee Morning.

“Our Health Visitors will be promoting the new vaccine for the 2,3 and 4 year olds and all staff encouraging the over 65’s and chronically sick to have immunisation.

 “All our staff have volunteered to make a cake / bring items for a raffle. It’s a great opportunity for the Medical Centre and the local community to come together to support this important charity.

Sian added: “Felin Sgwrsio community centre is also arranging a raffle and volunteers for making the tea and coffee. If you would like to help, please contact me (07775642202).

“I hope that we can raise a lot of funds for the charity and any cakes will be greatly received at the surgery from 9 o’clock onwards on Friday, Sept 26.”

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World's Biggest Coffee Morning (Macmillan)

Felinheli Medical Centre
Friday, Sept 26 10.30 a.m.
Are you able to help?
We will need volunteers for coffee making and we need cakes please!

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Details of our successful bid for a grant to promote footpaths and walks in Felinheli - click here

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New signs

In our effort to encourage dog owners to pick up and bin dog foul, 4 new signs have been put up in the village.

sign

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Welsh Government Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens.

We are seeking your views and opinions on proposals to improve the availability of land for allotments, to protect land for allotments and improve opportunities for community growing. - click here

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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 cynghorydd.siangwenllian@gwynedd.gov.uk or Ifan Jones on Hunaniaith@gwynedd.gov.uk.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Memorial Hall Y Felinheli
If you want information about hiring the Hall, please contact the caretaker
Shirley Roberts (caretaker).
01248 671332
07990761454

NEW Booking Application for the Memorial Hall - click here

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Police Community Officer
Ian Rooksby PCSO 2906
Caernarfon Police Station
07768 555871 / 01286 683689

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