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Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Aberdyfi Community Council held at the Literary Institute on Monday 17th April 2023

Present: Cllr Brian Kelly – Chair


Cllr Sara Bradbury-Willis

Cllr Catrin O’Neill

Cllr Dewi Owen

Cllr Megan Reynolds

Cllr Dave Williams

Public: Pat Hellen

AGENDA ITEM 1 – Apologies


Apologies accepted from Councillors Dunton, Hewins, Porter, Tyrrell

AGENDA ITEM 2 – Public participation


No public participation

AGENDA ITEM 3 – Chair announcements


Councillor Gareth Jones has resigned from the Community Council due to ongoing work commitments. The Chair thanked Gareth for his work on the Council and wished him well for the future.

AGENDA ITEM 4 – To receive and confirm minutes of the ordinary council meeting on 20thMarch 2023.


Proposed: Cllr Owen Seconded: Cllr Reynolds

Unanimously agreed

AGENDA ITEM 5 – Matters arising



The Exchange – The Chair has written to the planning authority as work has proceeded despite planning permission being refused and dismissed at appeal. Some work has been carried out under permitted development regulations and there will be a site visit taking place shortly.


Time and Tide Bell – Peter Gringold will be providing an update on the Time and Tide Bell at the May Meeting.



The Asset Register was circulated to the Meeting and will be updated for the new financial year.


Updates to the website to consider the removal of personal details will be discussed at the May Meeting. 


Councillor O’Neill provided an update to the Meeting having received a new quote from Kaloo. A working group should be created to discuss the new design proposals and fund raising.

AGENDA ITEM 6 – Treasurer’s report


Proposed: Cllr Owen Seconded: Cllr Reynolds

Unanimously agreed

AGENDA ITEM 7 – Gwynedd Council report


Cllr Owen reported on Gwynedd Council matters as the Gwynedd Councillor for Aberdyfi. The report included:

The closure of Dyfi Ward at Tywyn Hospital has received considerable publicity and meetings with the Health Board have been arranged. Regular updates will be provided to the Council.

The future of the Post Office and shop has been concerning residents of the village with interest in running the business as a community shop being investigated. 

The introduction of a Tourism Tax in Wales ,coupled with changes to the regulations on holiday accommodation, will have an impact in Aberdyfi. 

The wharf development os looking very good now it has been completed and there are plans for an official opening to be held in the future.

The new 20mph speed limit in built up areas is due to come into force in September.

The Cambrian Coast Liaison Meeting advised that the remaining work on Barmouth Bridge will be undertaken between September and November. There have been no updates on proposed improvements to services and rolling stock.

AGENDA ITEM 8 – To note the new salary scale for the Clerk




AGENDA ITEM 9 – Planning


Planning Application

NP5/50/742A Dolphins, Rhoslan, Aberdyfi, LL35 0NS

No objections were raised to the planning application.

NP5/50/597B Rhowniar Cottages, Aberdyfi, LL36 9HS

The planning application was discussed and it was felt that the amendment to the original application from 2008 could be an attempt to resurrect an old application and should be treated as a new application.

AGENDA ITEM 10 – Correspondence


Councillors discussed the correspondence items which had been circulated ahead of the Meeting.

AGENDA ITEM 11 – Items for consideration at future meetings


Tywyn Hospital ward closure

Standards Framework

Website update

AGENDA ITEM 12 – Items for release / Rushlight / Website / Facebook


Wharf Development

Tywyn Hospital update

Time & Tide Bell


AGENDA ITEM 13 – Date of next Meeting


Monday 15th May 2023 7.00pm

There being no further business, the Chair closed the meeting at 8.34pm