ACTION BY DWYFOR
1. INVESTIGATION INTO CONTAMINATION OF SITE
Cyngor Dosbarth Dwyfor, with the agreement of the WDA, has obtained five quotations from specialists to carry out investigations into the contamination of the Tannery site, and to make recommendations on dealing with it and the general dereliction. The contamination certainly includes asbestos lagging and insulation and old fuel storage tanks. Subsoil, th ere may be poisonous residues from the tanning, dry cleaning and dyeing processes formerly carried out on sire.
2. District VALUER'S REPORT
Cyngor Dosbarth Dwyfor is to decide on December 10th whether to proceed with appointing one of these specialists to carry out the investigation. If, as is expected, a firm is appointed, the investigation will take place ''in the new year". Only after the report from this investigation is ready will the District Valuer prepare a valuation of the site, on which Dwyfor could base an offer to Mrs Hibberts
Readers will recall that the WDA stated in July that ''the study could be undertaken in early autumn". It looks now as if it will be 4 - 6 months later. We need to keep up the pressure to avoid these bureaucratic delays.
ACTION BY STEERING COMMITTEE
3. TRUST GETS ITSELF READY
In the hope that Dwyfor will acquire the Tannery and Bron Haul during 1993, and assuming that the Council will not want to hold onto them, as a liability, the Trust is preparing itself for the task of ownership. To this end, we have applied for two grants to cover the cost of a detailed Financial Feasibility Study. The Preliminary Feasibility Study completed in June 1991, financed by the WDA, was
carried out prior to the Public meeting that resulted in the setting up of Cyfeillion Cadw Tremadog. That Study looked at several uses for the site and buildings, and showed possible cost plans for (the most likely. The bodies to which we have applied for grant aid are The Architectural Heritage Fund, which is one of the very few bodies concerned with Listed Buildings that will grant aid feasibility studies; and the Welsh Churches Fund, administered by Gwynedd County Council.
4. TRUST DECIDES ON MIXED USE PLAN
After careful consideration of the alternatives, the Trustees have decided that the best option for the future of the Tannery is the mixed use: Workshops/Madocks Museum - Interpretation Centre/cafe.
5. FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY STUDY
The proposed Study will look at comparible ventures (Glynilifon workshops, ''telecottage'' complex in the Peak National Parka); and sources of grant and ''soft'' loan will be approached for firm indications of the amounts they would be likely to give. The structural and planning investigations carried out in early 1991 will be updated, and a new costplan prepared.
6. NEWSLETTER - HAVE YOU PAID?
The newsletter in to be hi-lingual from this edition on. The subscription list is now over 20, and as such already forms a worthwhile financial boost towards our costs; but we would like more people to take the newsletter, to keep up to date with the Trust's work, as well as to give us some income. There were over forty supporters names on the original list after the Public Meeting - some of you will receive this third newsletter, still without subscribing - BUT NO MORE! However, if you subscribe before the end of February 1993, you will receive 1993's newsletters at no extra cost.
7. ACTION NEEDED BY SUPPORTERS
Please speak or write to your District or County Councillor, to the Planning Department at Dwyfor or to Dafydd Wigley:
Press for SPEEDY ACTION by Dwyfor: to carry out the investigation as soon as possible; to acquire the site from Mrs Hibberts Who has done nothing over the years to protect the Listed Buildings; to clear the dereliction, which is a hazard and a disgrace; to enable the Trust to repair and put to good use these important Listed Buildings, for the long term good of the community.