The Ty’n y groes Residents Association was formed on 22nd January 2007 and covers the areas of Ty’n y groes, Caerhun, Tal y cafn, Hen Efail and Pontwgan. Every resident aged 16 years and over is automatically a member and there is no membership fee.
- To protect and enhance the interest of all residents in the area covered by the Association on matters concerning housing, wellbeing, the environment and the social and community life of the area.
- To take action as necessary to achieve these objectives.
The committee consists of up to eleven elected residents plus a Councillor representative from Caerhun Community Council. The Committee meets several times a year plus an AGM. The Minutes of the AGM held on 10th May 2017 are available here.
The AGM on Wednesday evening 20th June saw just six  residents attending besides Committee members, the lowest attendance in its 11 year history. We appreciated the attendance of Cllr. Goronwy Edwards. Two residents came forward willing to join the Committee but as a result of retirement, members standing down and the recent passing of Chris. Wilde (Treasurer), there was still an urgent need for at least two  more people to come forward if the Association is to survive.
An Extraordinary General Meeting [EGM] was held at the Young Farmers Club hall on Tuesday 7th August, when the future of the Association was discussed, its survival or dissolution with a decision regarding remaining monies. 17 residents attended the EGM, from which number four new people stepped forward to help make up a working Committee together with the two residents, who had come forward at the AGM in June. They are currently establishing themselves. No specific roles have as yet been allocated other than that Barry Oakes has agreed to take on the finances.
The members are : David Falck, Jane Barclay, Marie Evans, Philip Grout, Barry Oakes and Diane Williams with Delyth Jones and Glenys Jones as supporters but not undertaking any specific role.
Being a Committee Member helps to make sure that on-going projects do continue, that residents’ issues have a support group and it is an opportunity to initiate and/or help with fund raising events for the community and charities.
Chris Wilde, Linda Skuse, Jeannie and Tim Coley planting bulbs on the village green
Don’t hesitate to let the Committee know if there is an issue which you consider the Association can assist with as well as bringing forward ideas which will enhance the village and surrounds.
Sally died on 31st December 2018 after a long illness. She first joined the Ty’n y Groes Residents Association in 2008 as assistant treasurer to Chris and continued until 2010 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite this, Sally returned to the committee in 2013 and remained involved even up to Chris death in May 2018. She was a great participant in helping with many of the events including the Open Gardens day. For Sally’s obituary, please click here.
We were all utterly shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Chris on 12th May 2018. He had been Treasurer for the Residents Association for the past four years, indeed was Treasurer from its founding for the first three years and was also the “booking agent” for the Young Farmers Club hall, working with two of the Trustees in its management. For his obituary, please click here.
It was with much sadness that we learnt of Peter’s passing on Friday 12th May 2017. He was the founding Chair of the Residents Association in January 2007 and was twice Chair for a total of 4 years. For his obituary, please click here.
The defibrillator is located in a clearly marked cabinet on the external wall of the Young Farmers Club hall and is available for public access in the event of an emergency.
An awareness raising session was held on 5th July, 2017, attended by 19 people.
It is extremely simple to use, you can’t go wrong, the machine won’t let you! So, do come along when the next session is arranged. Knowing how to use it could save the life of someone you know and love. [Last update 21/10/18]
Village Green and verges
We continue to maintain contact with Conwy CBC regarding the attention to verges and other areas for mowing to make sure the village centre is attractive. We have been unable to progress matters with the village green so far this year. [Last update 02/08/17]
For a PDF version of the Walks leaflet, click the link on the Walks page. The Footpath Coordinator is Mike Pearson, who will arrange volunteer footpath checkers at least twice a year to make sure that the paths and access points are clear of problems. If you enjoy walking and would like to give a couple of hours – or more! – to help with this, then please contact Mike using the Contact form on this website.
Speed Limit on the B5279:
The new speed limit signs were erected on 21st and 22nd September 2015. The B5279 is now restricted to 30 mph for much of its length and 40 mph for lower part.
Additional signage has been installed to make the 30 mph limit clearer however, lack of driver attention to/compliance with the speed limit continues which is a safety issue especially at this time of year when there are increased numbers of walkers, cyclists and horse riders using this road which has no footpath in addition to the seasonal increase in tourist traffic. [Last update 02/08/17]
Safety! Road users need to be aware that the Bryn Cowlyd, Dolgarrog water treatment upgrading works are continuing and will be for some time to come. In addition, the construction of the new Area School in Dolgarrog has commenced, which will last for at least a year. So expect more construction-related vehicles on top of the normal local traffic and the upcoming tourist seasonal increase. [Last update 17/01/18]