Saturday, 31 October 2015

Porth Eirias... Colwyn Bay, Abandoned Gardens!

 Vandalism and Abandoned overgrown Gardens, What a mess!




Porth Eirias ....Colwyn Bay, Vandalism at the Skip?

 Walking past the Skip this morning and I couldn't help notice that a solid glass panel had been smashed, but we've had no storms or high winds and to break such a heavy duty industrial glass panel must have taken some force. Could Vandalism be the reason? Or maybe a depressed Carp who had enough of the Filthy sea at Colwyn Bay beach threw itself out of the water with a huge force against the said industrial glass panel in a bid to end it's poor life? Or maybe some vandals just smashed it ?




Friday, 23 October 2015

Why is Bryn Williams at the Skip so protected?

Shrouded in secrecy more like, so another one of these no answered, any reason?

Annual lighting bill for Porth Eirias

James Eden made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council
Response to this request is delayed. By law, Conwy County Borough Council should normally have responded promptly and by 16 October 2015 (details)

From: James Eden

Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
Please provide the annual lighting bill for the above named area.

Yours faithfully,

James Eden

From: Info-Gov Unit
Conwy County Borough Council

Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth
dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
niwrnod gwaith. Thank you for your email. If you are requesting access to
information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
will receive a response within twenty working days.

From: Pam Hughes
Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Sir,

Please find below information in response to your Freedom of Information request.

We do not record electricity consumption for lighting separately to other electricity consumption for the site.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of this response and should be sent to the address below. 

Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the [Conwy Council request email] email address.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, or if you are unhappy with this response you may appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales, 2nd Floor, Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH.

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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James Eden left an annotation ()

Please provide the bills for total electric consumption for the site that the council are responsible for, I find it very strange that electric use is not known for new street lighting. As some councils have stated by turning off street lights would save money, and conwy have considered this, as to know what can be saved, thus each lamp post or light must use a certain amount of electric, bulb, time running etc, otherwise it would be very concerning to fit new lighting system without knowing it's usage, and the cost to the general public 
Thank you

James Eden left an annotation ()

The Energy Officer should have all this information.
And my reply is..
So we all wait, The Skip is lit up like a Fireworks display every night, electric meters must be running at full capacity, all at the tax payers expense, so we should know how much it costs right? And if it's too expensive the Skip will have to have some of it's lights turned off, it's only fair!

Bryn Williams, The Skip Colwyn Bay ..... Will the true costs be given this time?

Will the full Costs be known about the Skip this time around?

Rates/rent paid by Bryn Williams in Porth Eirias

Derek Roechilds made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council
This request has an unknown status. We're waiting for Derek Roechilds to read a recent response and update the status.

From: Derek Roechilds

Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
Now all the work at the Bryn Williams Cafe is now complete, as you
stated at the time "The lease for the bistro is not yet
finalised – it is in the final stages of discussion between each
party’s
solicitors and at this stage it is considered commercially
sensitive and
therefore exempt under Section 43 of the FOIA. Section 43 relates
to
commercial interests and applies to trade secrets, and to
information
which, if disclosed would, or would be likely to, prejudice the
commercial
interests of any person, including the authority holding it.
The rates will be assessed by VOA at time of occupation and will be
publically available.
All of the above no longer apply so -
please can you answer the following question that you were unable
to answer in 2014 due to work not being completed , now it has been
the information should be available.
1, What is the rent on Bryn Williams unit? either or?
2,What is the lease per year ?
3,What is the rates payable? per year?
4,What was the total costs of fitting the Kitchen?
5,What was the extra costs involved for water and electric that the
council had to pay?( this matter had been discussed in the press
regarding extra work and costs that needed to be completed before
the unit opened) yet a total sum of all extra costs please, thank
you.

Yours faithfully,

Derek Roechilds

From: Info-Gov Unit
Conwy County Borough Council

Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth
dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
niwrnod gwaith. Thank you for your email. If you are requesting access to
information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
will receive a response within twenty working days.
But the last time around the council said this ..... And then failed to reply!!!!!

Rates/rent paid by Bryn Williams in Porth Eirias

Tom Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council
The request is waiting for clarification. If you are Tom Davidson, please sign in to send a follow up message.

From: Tom Davidson

Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

I wish to know two things about Porth Eirias.

Firstly, as Conwy County Borough Council own Porth Eirias, what
rent or rates is being paid/to be paid by celebrity chef Bryn
Williams for his restaurant?

Secondly, how much has Conwy County Borough Council spent to
install bespoke kitchen in Porth Eirias for Bryn Williams's use?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Tom Davidson

From: Info-Gov Unit
Conwy County Borough Council

Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain niwrnod gwaith. Thank you for your email. If you are requesting access to information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a response within twenty working days.

Tom Davidson left an annotation ()

I understand the kitchen at Porth Eirias is yet to be constructed. Therefore I would request the estimated budget for CCBC installing it.

From: Derek O'Connor
Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Davidson

Thank you for your request below. The lease for the bistro is not yet
finalised – it is in the final stages of discussion between each party’s
solicitors and at this stage it is considered  commercially sensitive and
therefore exempt under Section 43 of the FOIA. Section 43 relates to
commercial interests and applies to trade secrets, and to information
which, if disclosed would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial
interests of any person, including the authority holding it.

The rates will be assessed by VOA at time of occupation and will be
publically available.

The tenant is installing the kitchen.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the response please do not
hesitate to contact us by e-mail, or by post, remembering to quote the
above reference number in any future communications.

Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the
[Conwy Council request email] email address

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]






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Oscar left an annotation ()

The tenant may well be installing the kitchen but has the council made any financial contribution towards the tenant's fixtures and fittings?

Colwyn Bay Council, "it is likely that the council will submit a new DEMOLITION application "

Could the council crawl any lower if they tried? Now despite huge public objection worldwide, rather than work with the Victoria trust, they will re consider demolition, what utter bastards! And people wonder why Colwyn Bay went to the dogs years ago, well now you know.In my opinion it should have been taken off them, and restoration done by someone who cares.
See article from the Daily post today.
Colwyn Bay Pier
An application to demolish a historic Grade II listed pier has been refused by the Welsh Government.
But Conwy County Council, who had applied to tear down Colwyn Bay pier , vowed the fight to demolish the structure will continue, and now plan to resubmit a planning application.
The decision comes just days after Clwyd West AM Darren Millar presented the Welsh Government with a petition signed by more than 1,000 people, which called upon ministers to refuse permission to demolish the seaside landmark.
The signatures were gathered by the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust, which has been working to save the dilapidated structure .
Mr Millar said: “Members of the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust have been working tirelessly to safeguard the future of the pier and I know they will be delighted by the news.
“Obviously the future of the pier is still dependent on securing the funding needed to redevelop it, but this news puts campaigners one step closer to fulfilling their hopes of giving it a long term future and redeveloping it for community use.
“I will continue to work closely with the Trust as they move towards this aim.”
Iwan Davies, chief executive of Conwy council, said at a full council meeting this morning: “We are of course disappointed with the decision, but are reassured that our application satisfied the Minister on the first two of the three elements contained in the guidelines and criteria used to assess proposals for demolition of a listed building.
“Members of the project board will meet within the next few days to consider the decision and our response but, at this early stage, it is likely that the council will submit a new application once we’ve done further work on the one remaining area that the Minister has identified as needing further attention by the council.”

Monday, 12 October 2015

Colwyn Bay ... Is the Skip [Porth Eirias] Draining the Electric from the Town?

Yesterday,10th October 2015 18 The street lights were off on the Prom from The Toad Pub, to the beginning of the Pier, total darkness, but a for a solitary street lamp here and there.
18 street lamps off in all, Is The skip aka [Porth Whatever] on the prom sucking the life out of the National Grid? Or have the council turned off the street lamps to pay for The Skips over lighting costs?
In all the skip has over 51 double lights bazing all around the concrete Carbuncle, Yet others have to walk in Darkness. All these lights just for a Skip? What madness. Interesting that the council have refused two freedom of information requests on the Lighting bills at the Skip,
Wonder if the total expenditure will ever be known? I wonder what the rest of us taxpayers have to do to get such waste spent on us? They won't even empty our bins! Let alone light up over 100 bulbs for a few Units and a car park at the Skip, so we stand no chance.Oh what joy,at least to know money will be spent a plenty on those the council favour!
 Darkness looking to the Pier

And more darkness



 And look, the Skip Ablaze with lights, Just like Blackpool, But The Skip will have this all year round!
 And more
 And More
 Lights Blaze away on an empty car park at 8pm!

Please send your photographs of the lovely lighting in to me, if you happen to snap any!



Monday, 5 October 2015

Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay ....... Eirias Park's Abandoned Lake!

 Just filthy and disgusting, what a mess.






Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay......Litter and lots of it!




Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay ......Luminescent Safety Strips ripped off Barriers

 It's vandalism galore at Eirias Park This weekend!

Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay ......Vandalism

 A huge piece of stone has been ripped off this pillar and thrown in the pond, and the pillar even has dog poo on top of it!

Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay ...... Abandoned Gardens!

 Just what are we paying our Council Tax for?

Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay.........Charity Cafe Post Box Ripped off by Vandals

 You can see from the photographs that this has been forced open with quite some force!


Eirias Park,Colwyn Bay ......... Vandalism at disabled toilets at Eirias Park

 It would seem no one escapes vandalism in Colwyn Bay, here footprints are clearly visible as someone has just kicked in the door!


Colwyn Bay..... Filth and litter around the town




Colwyn Bay.........Derelict,Burnt Out and Abandoned all around the town!

 And yet some would have us believe that Colwyn Bay is on the up! Really, you wouldn't think so if you took a walk around the town! The Eirias Park and Skip on the prom have failed to turn the decline of the town around, what a shock!