Venue: Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi, LL35 0NR
Contact: Glynda O'Brien 01341 424301
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Mr Nigel Willis (Aberdyfi Boat Club), Mr James Bradbury-Willis (Aberdyfi Chamber of Trade)
DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST
To receive any declaration of personal interest.
No declarations of personal interest were received from any member present
To receive and confirm the minutes of a meeting of the Aberdyfi Harbour Consultative Committee held on the 15th November 2016.
Submitted: Minutes of a meeting of the Aberdyfi Harbour Consultative Committee held on 15 November 2016.
Resolved: To accept and approve the minutes as a true record.
To receive and consider a report by the Maritime and Country Parks’ Officer.
Submitted: The report of the Maritime and Country Parks Officer, Mr Barry Davies, updating the committee on Harbour management matters with specific reference to the following:-
(a) Marine Safety Code
It was noted that the Safety Code was a live document and how importance it was to receive regular observations on the contents in order to review it and that the document was relevant to harbour activities. It was noted that the Service had been awaiting an inspection from an external expert from the Coastguard Agency, however, due to the lack of staffing capacity this had not occurred and would be reorganised in due course.
Reference was made to the launch of the Neptune Campaign that had recently been undertaken at Tywyn Secondary School following reports that jet ski riders were disturbing dolphins off the Abersoch and Tywyn coast.
In response to the above, a Member noted concern that officers and Members were not aware of local events and better communication should be ensured between Departments in the future.
Resolved: To accept and note the above and the Maritime and County Parks Officer would follow up the concern with the relevant Department.
It was reported that the Fairway buoy had come off station following storm 'Doris' recently and it was ensured that a Notice to Mariners would be issued without delay and arrangements made with the local contractor to re-install the buoy back on station.
It was added that the sea wall navigation aid buoy in the Tywyn area would be re-installed back on station, however, the tide and the weather had to be favourable to undertake this work.
Generally, despite the harsh weather during storm 'Doris' the other aids within the harbour had remained on their appropriate stations, however, assurance was given that any off-station aid would be re-installed prior to 1 April 2017.
Resolved: To accept and note the above.
The Harbour master outlined the work undertaken over the winter namely:
· Pont y Brics
· Repair work around the harbour
· Repairing the side of the gardens near the Harbour Office
· Installing bars / barriers at the side of the promenade to prevent sand from coming over
It was hoped to clean the RNLI slipway before the start of the season together with other minor matter to ensure that everything was ready by the Easter holiday.
An appeal was made for Members of this Committee to contact the Harbour master regarding any operational matters in order that the work flow could run smoothly.
A word of thanks was given by the representative of the Aberdyfi Boat Club for the service given by Harbour officers.
(ch) Staffing Matters
(i) It was reported that the Aberdyfi Harbour Assistant contract (seasonal) had been extended for three days a week up to the end of March 2017 rather than moving staff, and this had proven to be cost effective. It was proposed to employ two ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE REQUEST OF MEMBERS ON THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
· RNLI Beach Signs
Any matters were discussed within the Maritime and Country Parks’ Officer’s report.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
To note that the next meeting of the Aberdyfi Harbour Consultative Committee will be held on 10 October 2017.
Resolved: Although the date of the next meeting had been specified on the 10 October 2017, the Member Support Officer was requested to re-arrange the meeting at a convenient date in November as this would be timely in terms of submitting financial reports.