WORK on phase two of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project is due to get underway next month - with almost 1km of existing promenade to be transformed over the coming year.
The waterfront project combines upgrading coastal defences with environmental improvements to the promenade, with phase two set to take place between the Pier and the eastern end of the Cayley Embankment.
The work - expected to take a year - will include widening, realigning and raising a section of the existing promenade, improving parking, new landscaping and improving the promenade finishes and facilities.
A spokesperson for Conwy County Council said the design and materials will be in keeping with the work completed in 2014 between the Pier and Porth Eirias.
Cllr Dave Cowans, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Environment & Sustainability said: “I’m pleased that work will soon be underway on the next part of transforming the promenade in Colwyn Bay.
"The Waterfront Project is a key part of the Baylife Regeneration programme and the town is already seeing the benefit of the work that took place in 2014."
The road between the Pier and the junction of Marine Road will be closed from 6am on Thursday, August 11 onwards with diversions to be signposted. There will also be some restrictions to beach access while the work takes place.
Cllr Cowans added: “We realise that closing this section of promenade will cause disruption, but I urge everyone to think of the long term benefits that the project will bring to Colwyn Bay, and I’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.”
Information will be updated regularly at www.conwy.gov.uk/colwynbaywaterfront
This is really sad,Rhos just like Colwyn Bay prom is losing everything, this time a wonderful Art Deco house, to be flattened for flats. The area is looking more and more like an 80s Council estate every day. I thought the council was stopping more flats being built. A friend of ours is going to be driving around each town photographing all of the flats, and putting them on a Website. She's got a hell of a job on!
Notice the family crest in the Stained Glass, I wonder why Property developers hate history so?
Or does greed blind them to the damage?
“We have been looking into and monitoring the situation for some time, but this is the first opportunity we’ve had to carry out this detailed investigation work, due to pre-planned events.
“We don’t expect the work to impact on the operation of the building and we’re looking forward to another busy summer season for Colwyn Bay Watersports and the Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias bistro/bar/café.”
Clwyd West MP David Jones said: “I will be interested to see the causes of the water ingress.
”Porth Eirias was constructed by a highly reputable firm of civil engineers, so I would be surprised if the workmanship was to blame.
”However, it was a very expensive building, so it is important that it be restored to watertight condition as soon as possible.”
DEVELOPERS want to pull down a former Rhos on Sea care home and replace it with flats.
A planning application received by Conwy County Borough Council – for the former St Michael’s Care Home in Marine Drive – requests permission to demolish the existing residential home building, erect five new apartments and widen the existing site access.
The application also requests permission for an increase in car parking spaces from three to seven, an increase in cycle spaces from two to ten and a decrease in light goods vehicle/public carrier vehicle spaces from one to none.
A consultation response from a Conwy County Borough Council senior conservation officer includes the following: “The proposed site is outside any designated conservation area, but is adjacent to the listed church.
“I have no issues with the principle of modern buildings, but they need to make reference to what’s around them and not to jar too much.
“Scale and massing of neighbouring properties need to be taken into account as well as the location of the building within a site and how this could and will have an effect on the vicinity.”
WORK to remove larger stones from Kiddies’ Corner on Llandudno’s North Shore is underway.
The area west of the short jetty will be riddled and the larger material removed beyond the end of the slipway as well as the lower beach where the donkey rides operate.
The sand next to the short jetty will be graded up to the line of the Cenotaph, to improve access and make it easier for the pleasure boats to operate and the area will then be surf-raked, with any excess material moved to the steps to help the donkeys get onto the beach.
Routine beach profiling will also take place between the two jetties on North Shore.
Alison Shields, of the Restore Our Beach campaign, said: “It is something Restore Our Beach had been asking for as an interim measure, and making the beach accessible, along with other members of the coastal forum.
“The beach couldn’t remain in the state it was, with sea defences taking over.”
Cllr Carol Marubbi, mayor of Llandudno, said: “Anything that tidies up that corner has to be a good thing. I’m 100 per cent behind it.”
The work, which began last week and is expected to take 10 days, will take place between 8am and 8pm – subject to tides - and is expected to be completed before the start of the school holidays.
Dear Conwy County Borough Council, How many people have been put up in Travelodge Llandudno as emergency accommodation? How many nights in total have these been people put into the hotel for?
We all know it happens, A few years ago a request went in to the council regarding the Colwyn Bay Travelodge, and the council did admit to using the budget hotels services for the homeless, so Llandudno will be no different, however Colwyn Bay's Travelodge does have a large amount of workmen using the hotel, but let's be honest, who in their right mind would want to book a holiday in Colwyn Bay?
1) Number of Safeguarding concerns received 2) Number of Investigations conducted 3) Outcome of the investigations conducted. (e.g. substantiated, not substantiated, partially substantiated, etc.) 4) Number of Deaths of any person who used the care service 5) Number of Incidents reported to or investigated by the police 6) Number of Pressure Ulcers of any grade reported by the provider or external medical staff or family, etc. 7) Total number of elderly care/nursing homes within your local authority.
Please provide these figures in the following way:
1. Name and address of each home.
2. Breakdown of the above for years 2013, 2014, 2015 and for 2016 between January and May if available.
Please provide these figures in an excel spreadsheet or word document table format.
Will the council release this information? I have a feeling it will be a far shorter list than requested.