New council member
It is a great pleasure to introduce to you our new council member, Emlyn Roberts. Emlyn is one of twins born and bred in Llanfairfechan. He was educated at Ysgol Tryfan followed by the Normal College in Bangor where he graduated in 1985 with a BA in Administration. In 1987 he took the leap into the health service, moving to Ysbyty Gwynedd in 1987 as a student nurse and qualified as a RGN in 1990. He continues in the profession to this day, but now works part time and supports the Covid 19 vaccination service. In 1990 he married Helen, and they moved to Nant y Mount, Capel Graig where Dafydd their son was born. In 1995 they moved to Treborth where both Cari and Elin their daughters were born. Emlyn said, “We have been so happy living in Treborth, is such a great place and so convenient for everything!” His interests include cycling and running, especially on our lovely mountains, and loves nature and wildlife. Of course, his lovely 4 grandchildren take up a lot of their time now too!
Welcome Emlyn to our council and great to have a member representing Treborth and its surrounding area once again.
Christmas Tree brightens up Pentir
This year, the council were really pleased to be able to support Parchu Pentir Respect with their request to finance a Christmas tree for the village. Whilst timescales were tight, we managed to procure a lovely tree and purchase some lights, and thanks to Cyfeillion Rhiwlas, the tree took pride of place at the junction into Pentir square. It was a real joy to see!
Mela the Musical – Ysgol Tryfan
Ysgol Tryfan pupils this year performed their musical ‘Mela’ at Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor and it was a pleasure to be able to sponsor the production through an advert in their programme. The production, held on the 13th and 14th of December was excellent. Well done pupils and staff alike – great job!
Great turn out to meeting to discuss the Pentir Historic Information Board
A good night was had at Rhiwlas Village Hall on Wednesday the 4th October 2023 when Pentir villagers were provided with some great historic facts about Pentir and its importance as a stop off for the drovers in years gone by. The night was hosted by Sian Shakespear and Cynrig Hughes who between them had a host of information and were able to glean from the villagers the sort of information that they would like to see shared. We now look forward to the finished product in the new year.
Sad to see the departure of a dedicated councillor
It is with great sadness that we report that Cllr Dewi Jones has taken a decision to resign as a councillor for the Faenol Ward. Dewi has been a long-standing member of the council and has been chair and vice-chair on more than one occasion. His departure is therefore a great loss to us, and undoubtedly his shoes will be very hard to fill. The council would therefore like to place on record their heartfelt gratitude to Dewi for all his dedication, commitment and diligence over the years and wish him all the best for the future.
New flower troughs for Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd
In line with planters financed and installed at various spots throughout the council’s area, it is with great pleasure that the above two planters and flowers have been donated to Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd. They do bring some colour and brightness to the outside of the Canolfan and they even catch your eye from the roadside too. Many thanks to Antur Fachwen in Cwm y Glo for manufacturing such lovely troughs – they are truly perfect!
Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd AGM 06/07/2023
The Annual General Meeting will be held on the 6th July 2023 at 7pm at the Canolfan. Please come along and meet the current committee over a cuppa and cake. They will welcome some support and anyone who wishes to join the committee in volunteering at the Canolfan.
New environmental drainage upgrade at Glasinfryn Village Hall
Work is now complete on the new drainage system upgrade at Glasinfryn Village Hall. The old drainage system depended on the septic tank located in the field directly below the hall, which due to its close proximity to the river, posed an environmental risk of contamination. The upgrade now means the septic tank has been decommissioned and made safe, with the drainage now connected to the mains.
Groundworks at the playground in Caerhun to enhance safety
New safety flooring has been installed at the playground in Caerhun to minimise slips, trips and falls and to ensure that injuries are avoided at all costs. The new flooring is much safer, unlike the safety tiles that were previously installed. These old tiles had become worn and had shrunk over the years, allowing weeds to grow in between which had become a trip hazard. We are very pleased with the work carried out by G L Jones, Bethesda. The flooring look great!
New signage for Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd
The council has recently invested in new signage for Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd to ensure that the community are fully aware that the centre in ‘open for business’ and available for bookings. This was seen as essential to enable the centre to maximise the use of their facilities. The council have funded a brand-new sign for the frontage of the building, another sign for the roadside frontage along with advertising banners for the perimeter fence. The council will also be funding an advert in the local paper Y Goriad for a period of 12 months to help maximise bookings.
Welcome to our new Councillor!
Following our recent advertising campaign regarding a vacancy to represent the Glasinfryn Ward, we can announce that one declaration of interest was received, and the council agreed to accept that application at their last meeting. It is therefore with great pleasure that we can announce that Mr James Griffiths of Waen Wen, Caerhun has been co-opted as a councillor representing the Glasinfryn Ward. James is no stranger to the role of councillor as he has previously represented the Glasinfryn Ward for numerous years in the past – Welcome back Jim!
Community Centre Re-opens to all groups
The covid 19 pandemic saw the closure of the Penrhosgarnedd Community Centre (Canolfan Penrhos) to all groups other than the Cylch Meithrin, which remained open in support of key workers. With the development of the Ysgol y Faenol site, the Cylch has now been rehoused within the school building. As the new community centre is not yet ready for occupancy, a decision to keep the existing building closed has now been reviewed with a view of re-opening once again. Work has therefore commenced to include deep cleaning and repainting with new flooring for the kitchen and toilet areas. Please come and support the community centre so that it can flourish once again.
Welcome to the Council!
We are pleased to announce that the 3 vacant seats have now been filled. This is following a process of advertising locally. Three applications were received, and the council unanimously agreed to accept all three applicants. We are therefore very pleased to welcome Ieuan Ellis and Carol Wyn Owen, both new to the council along with Dewi Jones who has previously served on the council for many years. A very big welcome to the three of you!
Welcome to our new Councillor!
Following the recent local elections, it is with great pleasure that we announce that we have a new member of the council who will be joining us for the very first time. Our new councillor is Cllr Andrew Joyce and will be representing the Faenol Ward. Andrew resides in Penrhosgarnedd and is one of the stalwarts volunteering to ensure the success of Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd. Andrew has also previously been a governor at Ysgol y Faenol. Welcome Andrew! All other elected councillors are returning having served on the council previously. There are however 3 vacant seats – these will be advertised in due course.
A fond farewell to a hard-working Councillor
At the last council meeting it was with great sadness that a resignation letter was received from Councillor Eleri Jones. Eleri resides in Penrhosgarnedd and during her time on the council has worked tirelessly for her community. Her departure is a great loss for the council and her shoes will be very difficult to fill indeed. Councillors would like to thank Eleri for her valuable contribution and wish her all the very best for the future.