Access updates

Apologies if you’ve just had your facebook news feed bombarded with posts from the mines website. I’ve just done a little tidying up so it should be easier for people to find information about specific mines quickly (there’s a drop down menu on the right hand side side bar).

If you’re aware of any changes to the access for the mines please let me know so I can keep these pages current.

Mine Users Meeting; 1st Feb. 10am. Oaklands

Happy New Year all,

We’re planning another get together for those that use the mines. The meeting will kick off at Oaklands OEC from 10am on the 1st of February. All users are welcome.

A draft agenda is here:

Friday, 1stof February 2019

Oaklands OEC

10am-1pm

Following previous years gatherings, we’ve arranged another opportunity for those working within the mines to get together, discuss any hot topics, concerns and find out about on-going projects and issues.

Rough Agenda

  • 10am Welcome/Introductions
  • Access
    • Update from CAL (Cave Access Ltd) who are manage access to some of the mines owned by National Resources Wales (previously the Forestry Commission)
    • Changes to Gaewern & Aberllefenni
    • Rhiwbach
      • Feedback from residence
    • Any changes/concerns
      • Rhiwbach
      • Wrysgan
    • Mine Inspections for this year (likely to be April 2019, TBC)
      • Any new sites?
      • Venues: Wrysgan, Bwlch y Plwm, Cwmorthin, Rhiwbach, Fishcaves, Minllyn, Gaewern? & Aberllefenni?
      • Any additional sites people would like to have inspected?
    • AOB

I’d hope we could rattle through this lot in a few hours, hope you can make it. Directions to Oaklands can be found here: http://oaklands-centre.co.uk/index.php/contact-us/how-to-find-us/

Gethin

Post from Andy RE the walk up to Rhiwbach

Hi Gethin hope your well. You may have noticed that the bottom left of the short incline on the walk to Rhiwbach has recently deterioted. The loose rocks and debris there is now gone as of today. I removed it (well pushed it all off). As it was, it was a hazard, as someone might of accidentally stepped on it and come of badly. Just letting you know in case you want to tell people in case they panic its falling down on its own. Andy

Rhiwbach Footpaths

Hi all,

Just a quick heads up that there’s some work going on on the footpaths around Rhiwbach over the next 3 weeks (so into early Sept). Access along the footpaths will remain, however there will be heavy(ish) machinery moving up and down the paths so please be aware and considerate!

Gethin

Rhiwbach BAs

Hi All,

We really need to make a decision on the BAs in Rhiwbach if we want to purchase a batch with this years inspection reports fees to those who use Rhiwbach.
There are several options within the mine, and have been for a few months. We also need to decide how many to purchase. Its been suggested we retain at least 20 BAs in the mine. We could either purchase 10 this year and 10 next year (to stagger the cost and wear), or go all out for 20 this year.
We also need to decide on type. To help folk out I’ve added the options to the section on the Rhiwbach BAs to the mine inspection website. You can see the options at the bottom of the page here: https://northwalesmines.wordpress.com/rhiwbach-buoyancy-aids/
Could you ask staff to have a look and let us know by Friday this week?
Gethin