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ELECTION OF CHAIR
To elect a Chair for 2022/23.
Hefin Underwood was elected as Chair of Pwllheli Harbour Consultative Committee
for the year 2022/23.
To elect Councillor Hefin Underwood
as Chair of this Committee for the year 2022/23.
ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR
To elect a Vice-Chair for 2022/23.
Elin Hywel was elected as Vice-chair of Pwllheli Harbour Consultative Committee
for the year 2022/23.
Councillor Elin Hywel as Chair of this Committee for the year 2022/23
To receive any apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Councillor Richard
G Roberts and Councillor Nia Jeffreys
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
To receive any declaration of personal interest.
No declarations of personal interest were
received from any members present.
To consider any items which are urgent
matters in the opinion of the Chairman.
Due to concerns about issues relating to Dinas Dinlle Air Ambulance
Site, a letter of concern should be sent in the name of the Committee.
Councillor Elin Hywel drew an urgent matter
to the Committee’s attention, with the permission of the Chair, regarding Dinas
Dinlle Air Ambulance Site. She noted the importance of responding to the
consultation as the Pwllheli Harbour Consultative Committee.
The Chairman will propose
that the minutes of the meeting of this committee, held on 15th
March, 2022, be signed as a true record.
The Chairman signed the minutes of the
previous committee meeting held on 15 March, 2022, as a true record. Jenny Moss
requested for the programme to clearly reflect that she represented Pwllheli
Marina Berth Holders' Association on the Committee.
To submit the report of the
Hafan Pwllheli and Harbour Commercial Manager.
Harbour Management Matters
Hafan and Pwllheli
Report 2022 – 2023
Management Hafan and Pwllheli Harbour 2022
To note and
accept the report
The Pwllheli Hafan and Harbour Commercial Manager introduced himself
formally to the Committee making reference to the paper that provided an update
on the Harbour and Hafan Management and Operational matters. He elaborated on some matters as follows: -
Port Marine Safety Code
It was confirmed that the Harbours Officer would look in detail at the
Safety Code. In terms of the Duty
holder, it was confirmed it had now been transferred to Councillor Nia Jeffreys
as the Economy and Community portfolio holder and she had already visited.
It was confirmed that complaints regarding safety has come to light,
· No Harbour
Master in Pwllheli
management of personal watercraft, and concern that someone will suffer harm
In response, it was noted that staffing changes had been made including
appointing an Assistant Harbour Master, and that the team was currently
full. It was also confirmed that the
Harbour Deputy Manager,Wil Williams, was the Harbourmaster of Pwllheli.
It was confirmed that the Hafan and Mooring Master had been out to try
and slow the personal watercraft and that there was work to install a
loudspeaker on the harbourmaster's building, that would be ready by the summer
term next year. Reference was made to
the work of promoting and informing the speed and it confirmed that the Police
vessel had been on the water for two weeks.
In response to a question about the intention to place identification
numbers on personal watercraft, it was confirmed that they should have numbers
by now, and to be fair a vast number did.
It was confirmed that the Maritime Traders were spreading the safety
message but managing access could be problematic.
It was confirmed that CCTV cameras had been installed on the slipway and
that the work of monitoring the Parking and Launching Companies was taking
place in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
It was noted that the camera picks up the numbers, especially near the
fuel quay, and additionally that people share personal videos and pictures with
the Council. It was confirmed that the
cameras had been installed from the mouth of the Marina in order to try and
have eyes everywhere.
It was questioned had there been a prosecution following some of the
stupid things people had done, but it was noted although there had been
accidents that no prosecution had come from this, mainly as personal watercraft
were not categorised as ships. It was
noted that unfortunately it was not possible to manage all the coast.
Dredging the Channel
It was confirmed that this work had been very successful in May, and that the same effort would be made at the start of 2023, the specific timing was dependent on the timing of the shallow water. It was confirmed that a discussion had taken place with Welsh Water regarding purchasing or leasing the land. One of the other challenges was emptying the marina basin, but it was reported that work in collaboration with Gwynedd Consultancy was on the horizon to ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
to elect Councillor Stephen Tudor to serve as an observer on the Aberdyfi,
Barmouth and Porthmadog Harbour Consultative Committees.
RESOLVED to elect Councillor Stephen Tudor to serve as an
observer on the Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Porthmadog Harbour Consultative
DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
To note that the next
meeting of the Pwllheli Harbour Consultative Committee will be held on Tuesday
14th March, 2023.
It was noted that the next meeting will take
place on 14th March, 2023 at 6pm. The
Committee noted their wish to meet face-to-face when the Council would open
this out to more committees.