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ELECTION OF CHAIR
To elect a
Chairman for this Committee for the year 2022/23.
Councillor Robert Dewi Owen was elected as Chair of Aberdyfi
Harbour Consultative Committee for the
RESOLVED To elect Councillor Dewi Owen as
Chair of the Committee for the year 2022/23.
ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR
To elect a
Vice-chairman for this Committee for the year 2022/23.
Councillor John Pughe was elected as Vice-chair of Aberdyfi
Harbour Consultative Committee for the year 2022/23.
RESOLVED To elect Councillor John Pughe as Vice-chair of
the Committee for the year 2022/23.
any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Councillor Anne Lloyd
Jones and William Arthur Stockford (Aberdyfi
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
any declaration of personal interest.
No declarations of personal interest
any items which are urgent matters in the opinion of the Chairman.
None to note.
Chairman will propose that the minutes of the meeting of the committee, held on
29th March, 2022, be signed as a true record.
The Chairman signed the minutes of
the previous committee meeting held on 29 March, 2022,
as a true record.
To submit a report by the Senior Harbours Officer.
To note and accept
The following reports were
presented, and Members were invited to give observations on their content and
to ask questions.
The Senior Harbour Officer's report, giving a brief update to the committee
on harbour matters for the year ending March 2023.
Members were reminded that the terms of reference of the harbour committees
had been created under Section 102 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the
Council's Cabinet had confirmed the membership.
It was explained that the
Cabinet Member for the Economy and Community would be invited to attend
meetings to discuss important matters with members, before reporting back to
the Cabinet as required.
It was stated that there was
a reduction in the number of boats on moorings in the harbour. This caused
concern as there had been a reduction of approximately 30% in these figures in
the last few years. Despite this, it was
confirmed that work was being undertaken to advertise the moorings to once more increase the number of users.
It was emphasised that the
harbour continued to be very busy. Evidence was seen of this as a very high
number of people had registered to store their boats in the harbour. It was also noted that the general use of
boats was very high. Although the figures had reduced a little, the use of the
harbour was very high compared with other harbours in the county.
It was confirmed that the
performance challenge meeting had taken place on 21 October 2022.
Gratitude was expressed to
all in the Yacht Club, Outward Bound, Rowing Club and the RNLI for their
effective collaboration with the harbour during the year.
Praise was given to the
company that had been busy recently undertaking building work around the
harbour by renovating the quay wall.
Members were very glad that purpose-built steps had been incorporated
into the quay wall and these steps would be useful to assist those seeking
access to their boats when visiting Aberdyfi.
o It was noted that one corner of the harbour building was falling by 10mm and work was being done to ensure that the building's
structure continued to be robust.
An enquiry was made
regarding the correct location of the stairs. Originally it was thought that
the two sets of stairs would go to the wharf to assist the boats. By now one set of stairs were on the wharf
near the harbour office and the other was in front of the Yacht Club.
o It was confirmed that the stairs would be
shared, to be as fair as possible, and for the best use by all users. The
construction work plan would be shared with the members as part of the focus
group for them to be able to see how the harbour would look following all the
construction work that was currently on-going.
Port Marine Safety
· Details were given that the harbour had participated in two recent assessments by the Coastguard. The results of those assessments indicated that the harbour ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
obvservers to serve on the following –
a) Porthmadog Harbour Consultative
b) Barmouth Harbour Consultative
c) Pwllheli Harbour Committee
To elect Desmond George and David Williams to serve as Observers on the Pwllheli,
Barmouth and Porthmadog Harbour
Desmond George was elected to serve
as an Observer on the Pwllheli, Barmouth and Porthmadog Harbour Consultative
Committees, and for David Williams to attend in his place should he not be able
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
that the next meeting of the Aberdyfi Harbour
Consultative Committee will be held on 21st March, 2022.
It was confirmed that the next meeting would be on the 21 March, 2023.
The opportunity was taken to thank
the Harbour Manager for many years of hard work and his commitment and passion
to the county's harbours. He was wished
well on his retirement.