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Details of upcoming events held in and around Dolgarrog will be posted here, together with news stories, reports and pictures of events that have taken place.

We are delighted to announce that Gareth Jones has been voted to the position of Vice Chair from August 2020.


Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy on Dolgarrog Community Council. If you are interested in getting involved in the village and helping with any of the activities going on, please get in touch with:

D Williams (Chairman) 01492 660632 / 07885 619080

Eileen Fletcher (Clerk) 07796 302884

Dam Disaster Memorial Renovation Project (31/01/18)

Dolgarrog Community Council received a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund - Sharing Heritage Programme for this worthwhile project to renovate the Dam Disaster Memorial by renewing the information boards and entrance to the walk; clearing footpaths and overgrowth and have a permanent museum /exhibition in the community centre. This is to commemorate the 1925 Dam Disaster where 16 people lost their lives and interpret the history of the village.

Dolgarrog Community Council worked closely with the community to collect information about the disaster. The local school and village youth club were greatly involved in the project and much work was done by them creating visual projects, which are on show in the community centre exhibition.

Further donations were received from the British Dam Society (£5,000), Dŵr Cymru (£5,000) and RWE Innogy (£2,500). Many more people and businesses’ were involved with giving their time and discounts on material.

The extra funding meant we were able to clear more of the site cutting back some of the trees and overgrowth exposing the huge boulders that came down in the disaster. It will also allow us to keep up on future maintenance.

The exhibition can be viewed at the community centre by arrangement.
To view ring 07885 619080 or 01492 660632

Dolgarrog Community Council would like to thank everyone that took part and contributed to this project and we feel proud that we can maintain the history of this lovely village.


Dolgarrog War Memorial Garden WW1 Centenary Regeneration

The Dolgarrog community is very proud of what has been achieved at the Memorial Garden following a concerted fund raising effort and work to regenerate the site in time for the WW1 Centenary Remembrance.

The site has undergone extensive refurbishment with the not to be missed giant sculptured poppies standing guard around the Memorial. The work is taking place in three phases, with the first phase having been completed in time for this year’s Remembrance Day Service.


Film and Images courtesy of Dyffryn Films.

Before the work started (left). Laying the block work (below).

The giant poppies. On St David’s Day these will be changed to Daffodils.

The Remembrance Day Service

NEWS & EVENTS

Closure of Dolgarrog Bridge (12/02/2021)

The following is a letter received by Dolgarrog Community Council, from Dŵr Cymru with regards the closure of the Dolgarrog Bridge.


Dear Councillors,


We have closed the Dolgarrog bridge (which carries two of our water mains over the Conwy River) on a temporary basis due to health and safety concerns following deterioration of the wooden footway on the bridge. When we were made aware of issues with the wooden walkway, we immediately closed the bridge to prevent public access. During this closure we have carried out a number of surveys and assessments on all aspects of the bridge. These are very complex assessments carried out by specialist companies and include detailed examinations of the full structure including the underside of the bridge, suspension supports, pillars, wooden walkway and pipes as well as public safety assessments. 


In 1982 Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water agreed with Conwy Council that we would allow the bridge to be used as a walkway by the public, it has always been made clear to the Council - and the Council agreed to our terms - that it is not a designated footpath nor a public right of way.


During our temporary closure of the bridge we have been made aware of a number of members of the public who are removing security fencing and safety warning signs and continuing to use the bridge as a walkway.


The results of the assessments we have completed, including the public safety assessment, have raised a number of health and safety concerns. Due to these concerns we are carrying out further surveys and assessments, and as a result we have no choice but to close the bridge permanently to protect public safety. We will continue to carry out essential works on the bridge to maintain its safety to protect our water mains.


We understand that this will be disappointing to local residents and walkers. This has not been an easy decision for us a company to take, however we need to protect water supplies for the local community, but above all, to protect public safety. We will now be carrying out work to close the bridge permanently and will be working to communicate this message to local residents and stakeholders.


Should you wish to discuss this further, then please do not hesitate in getting in touch we me we will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.


Regards,


Gwenan Davies

Dŵr Cymru | Rheolwr Cymunedau Gogledd Cymru

Welsh Water | North Wales Community Manager