AGM (Remote) May 2021
MINUTES OF THE REMOTE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BORTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 10 MAY 2021 AT 18.30 HRS
Present: Chairperson: H Hughes
G B Jones
A J Morris
D Pryce Jones
In Attendance: County Cllr:R P Quant
Clerk: M C Walker
4 Members of the Public
ELECTION OF A CHAIRPERSON
2. Cllr Morris proposed to elect Cllr Hugh Hughes for a second term as Chairperson for 2021/22. Cllr James seconded the proposal. A second nomination was put forward.
DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
3. Cllr Hughes made his declaration of acceptance of office and took the chair.
ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRPERSON
4. Cllr Hughes nominated Cllr Delyth Pryce Jones as Vice Chairperson for 2021/22. The nomination was seconded by Cllr Davies. No other nominations were received.
Cllr Bainbridge left the meeting.
MINUTES OF THE LAST ANNUAL MEETING AND MATTERS ARISING
5. Copies of the Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on 6 July 2020 were sent by e-mail to all members. The minutes had been confirmed as being a true record at the 3rd August 2020 meeting, minute 32.
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT FOR 2020/21
6. 2020-21 has been a year we shall not forget. We have seen the 75th remembrance of both VE and VJ days, Brexit has happened, and we have all been impacted to varying degrees by COVID. As a Council we have all had to get used to new ways of working. We have seen one of our numbers being absent for a number of months due to ill health. It is great seeing her back fully engaged with the Council. We have also welcomed a new member Cllr Amy PUGH.
We have tried where to support, facilitate, and do things for the betterment of our community. Examples of things that have been achieved are repairs to our bus shelters, payphone in the middle of the village has been saved; clearance of rubbish and dangerous items from the boat park and also the placement of signage with boat registrations being taken. Action has been taken in an attempt to prevent fly tipping at the car park. We have raised concerns repeatedly with Ceredigion County Council as to our concerns for pedestrians through the village who are trying to social distance. Benches have been repaired as have Community Council notice boards. Cllr BAINBRIDGE has attempted throughout the year to get vital repairs carried out on the playpark in addition to successfully applying for grant bids for new equipment. Despite delays in getting workmen to carry out the work due to COVID, Carol persevered, and we were recently able to re-open the playpark. Additionally, she was successful in obtaining a grant to enable us with NRW to raise public awareness of our ringed plovers. Concerns raised by members of our community caused us to question the vaccine role out programme with our Health Board. It is good to see how well the programme is now going in North Ceredigion as a whole. We have engaged with the local Health Board and look forward to hearing future developments concerning a vision for integrated health and social care locally. Whilst we might not always have agreed with each other I think this shows that we have been able to get things done as a Council.
BCC has worked closely with Borth Community Hub, who in turn have utilised the assistance of members of the Borth Emergency Wardens scheme in order to offer support to members of our community. We are very grateful to all those involved for the effort they have put in to demonstrate the best of Borth community spirit. Borth Community thank you.
Moving forward, it appears that later in the year, we will be able to return to face to face meetings. I for one look forward to that. We will still have issues such as flooding in various parts of the village to consider. I hope we will utilise our influence to make a difference. Speeding through the village is regularly raised as a concern. We will continue to bring this issue to the attention of the authorities who are responsible for dealing with such issues. I see from the agenda for the later meeting that the issue of camper vans and where they park throughout the village has been raised that we will need to consider in the future. I am also excited to see what comes of the work the Borth 2030 group and how this can be expanded further for public consultation and ultimately actual projects for the betterment of our community.
I am grateful to Ray for his support to BCC throughout the year and for keeping the Council regularly updated on developments concerning COVID from a county perspective.
I thank James for ensuring our notices are placed upon our noticeboards in time.
Graham, thank you for all the work you continue to do maintaining the community website.
I should also like to thank the various members of the community who regularly attend the meetings of BCC and just keep an eye on what we are doing.
Margaret, thank you for keeping us in line and all you do for Borth Community Council.
Finally, I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for the effort in continuing to support the Community in one of our most challenging years. I hope the Council can continue to enhance Borth, to the best of our ability which is after all why we are here.
INVITED QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
7. No questions
CHECK INVENTORY OF COUNCIL DEEDS
8. The deeds are available for inspection by appointment with the Clerk.
9. There being no further business the Chairperson closed the meeting at 18.59 hrs.
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