Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Llandudno.......... Llandudno Great Orme, Vicious attack!

The Queen of Welsh resorts continues it's slide downwards at a rapid rate!

Llandudno Great Orme attack leaves man with serious injuries

North Wales Police are looking for two men in connection with the incident and have appealed for witnesses to come forward

The Great Orme.
The Great Orme
A man has been left with serious injuries after being attacked in Llandudno .
North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after the man was assaulted by two other men on the Great Orme at around 5pm yesterday, near the lower cable car station – opposite the Grand Hotel.
The attack left the man with serious injuries to his arm and leg.
PC Gary Morris said: “There would have been a significant amount of tourists in the area, and we believe someone would have witnessed the assault.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have any information relating to the incident.”
One of the attackers is described as being white, 21-years-old, and about 5ft7.
He was wearing a short sleeved white Nike T-shirt with a black logo on the front and white trousers.
The second man is described as being white, 30-years-old and around 5ft8 tall.
He had short scruffy blonde hair, and was wearing white shorts and a blue top.
North Wales Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed events to contact them via the force's online web chat service quoting reference U130947.
Alternatively call PC 1663 Morris on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Conwy County Council .....Bullying F.O.I request refused!!!!!!

This is very interesting, even more so that no records are kept on Bullying the council claim. This is very worrying considering all of investigations that continuously are ongoing within the council on this subject!

Bullying in Conwy County Borough Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council
The request was refused by Conwy County Borough Council.
Yabootoyou 12 July 2016
Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
This request is being made to make the public at large and people in each authority aware of which councils are the worst offenders or the better examples when it comes to bullying in the workplace. All councils have very similar anti-bullying / dignity at work policies, but there seems to be a difference in the level of bullying. This is intended to statistically show those differences.
Please reply to the first two questions first as they are the most important:
a) Please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.
1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?
2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the 
complainant?
Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed somewhere within these questions:
3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the 
complainant went on to Appeal?
4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the 
complainant?
5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?
6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?
7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) did the complainant of 
bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies?
8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area?
Yours faithfully
Mr Lewis
yabootoyou
Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council 12 July 2016
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.
Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council 26 August 2016
9232-16 
  
Dear Sir/Madam 
  
Apologies for the delay in response and thank you for your email where you 
requested information about: 
  
1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you 
receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015? 
  
2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the  complainant? 
  
Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in 
order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed 
somewhere within these questions: 
  
3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the  complainant 
went on to Appeal? 
  
4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the  
complainant? 
  
5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal? 
  
6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint? 
  
7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) 
did the complainant of  bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies? 
  
8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current 
population within your authority's area? 
  
It is confirmed that the council likely holds information that falls 
within the description specified in your request. However, the Service 
involved has estimated that it will cost more than the appropriate limit 
to consider your request. The appropriate limit is specified in the 
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) 
Regulations 2004 which for local government is set at £450. This 
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 working hours in 
determining whether the service holds the information, together with 
locating, retrieving and extracting the information. 
  
The Council does not record complaints in the format of 'harassment and 
bullying at work'. From an initial assessment of the request the Council 
would need to manually examine multiple employment related complaints and 
interpret and extract any related harassment and bullying information. It 
is estimated that it would take in excess of the appropriate limit to 
determine the appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the 
information in reference to your request. Consequently, CCBC is not 
obliged under section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to 
respond to your request as it stands and please accept this correspondence 
as a refusal notice under S17 
  
You may wish to consider refining your request by narrowing its scope by 
being more specific about what information you particularly wish to 
obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information 
required. 
  
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 the response to your 
original letter and should be sent to the address below. 
  
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future 
communications. 
  
if you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may 
appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales, 2nd Floor, 
Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH 

Yours sincerely 
  
Uned Llywodreathu Gwybodaeth / Information Goverance Unit 
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council 
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email] 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Llandudno,North Wales - Llandudno businessman threatened to "burn family in their home"

Lovely place Llandudno!



Published date: 26 August 2016 | 
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A Llandudno businessman accused of threatening two brothers who run a kebab house and off-licence was jailed for 20 weeks yesterday (Thursday).

Steven Dickens, 52, of Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, was told by district judge Gwyn Jones when he appeared at the town’s court on a video link from jail :"This was an extremely unpleasant incident where you attended the store. There was a history with regard to the ownership of the store and you obviously knew that."

Prosecutor Diane Williams said Dickens – referring to their off-licence - asked the victims, originally from Iraq :"When am I having my shop back?"

Dickens also allegedly asked :"Do you know who I am?"

He warned, the prosecution said, that he would burn their family in their home.

Lois Cullen, defending, said Dickens finished work and went for something to eat. He was "having a joke" and claimed to have been called a derogatory term.

"He says this is a silly argument. He says there's no further ill feeling," she added.
Dickens pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour.

Colwyn Bay..........Court refuses to lift restraining order against Colwyn Bay man

Published date: 25 August 2016 | 
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A court yesterday (Wednesday, August 24) refused to lift a restraining order to allow a couple to see each other after what a district judge described as a “history of domestic disharmony” between them.
Judge Gwyn Jones at Llandudno court said there had been “flagrant breaches” of the order.
He remarked: ”Members of the public and residents in Marl Avenue, Llandudno Junction, have the right to be protected by an order which will avoid any further breaches of the peace in the area.”
Jeanna Owen applied for the restraining order against Richard Marchant, 50, to be removed and insisted he had been “punished enough.”
But James Neary, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said police opposed the application.
Miss Owen maintained that Marchant, who wasn’t in court for the hearing, had “changed an awful lot” and was off cocaine and living at Colwyn Bay. He had been violent under the influence of the drug, she said.
But the judge said earlier this year she wanted the order – in force until October next year - extended and a few months later sought its removal. “I am satisfied I can’t be persuaded at this stage that the relationship is one which is destined to be peaceful and happy,” he added.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Colwyn Bay ....... Another Police incident tonight! (Gangs Of Men Fighting)

A number of Police Cars turned up to deal with a fight in the Queens Park Memorial Gardens at around 8pm tonight.

A large group of men appeared to be fighting each other quite violently.
Queens Park Above.

The park is well known for Anti Social gangs of drinkers etc, but gang fight are a new low, even for Colwyn Bay!

Crime stats below......
Queens Park, Colwyn Bay, Wales, LL29 7BG is within the Rhiw policing neighbourhood, under the North Wales Police force area.
We have found 145 crimes in June 2016 within 1 mile of the centre of LL29 7BG. All crime locations are approximate for reasons of privacy. Find out more here

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Colwyn Bay ........ Rubbish Dumped!

 “In Wales, 42,000 tonnes of illegally-dumped waste is reported each year" You would think due to this the council would re think the monthly bin collections, as things are only going to get worse!  Will they? No of course not, let's make the disposing of refuse even more difficult, and then let's get the tax payer to pay for it by bumping up the council tax bills!


Appeal launched after pile of household rubbish dumped near Old Colwyn

Published date: 25 August 2016 | 
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The rubbish was dumped on the road between Betws yn Rhos and Glan Conwy 
AN APPEAL has been launched after a pile of household rubbish was dumped on a road near Old Colwyn.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) officers are working with the North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team to investigate the tipper-load of household waste that was dumped near Llanelian yn Rhos, Old Colwyn.
 Among the materials dumped are sofas, a mattress and soiled nappies. Conwy Council is helping to clean up the site.
 Matt Roberts, environmental crime team leader for Natural Resources Wales, said: “In Wales, 42,000 tonnes of illegally-dumped waste is reported each year. It costs the taxpayer a lot of money to clean up and spoils the local area for people.
“This incident happened on the road between Betws yn Rhos and Glan Conwy and it’s quite possible that someone has seen this material being loaded, carried, or dumped.
“We’d ask them to get in touch with us as soon as possible by reporting it to our incident hotline on 0800 807060 so we can find out who’s responsible.
“To help tackle illegal dumping of waste we coordinate a partnership initiative called Fly-tipping Action Wales, which gives advice on how to get rid of waste safely, legally and responsibly.”

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Porth Eirias,Colwyn Bay ............A group of youngsters were approached near Porth Eirias by a man with a meat cleaver shouting"die die die"

You have just got to love Colwyn Bay! What next?

Youngsters terrified by man brandishing meat cleaver on Colwyn Bay beach

When they scrambled to make their escape, he is said to have told them: "If you call 999 you will die, die, die."

A group of youngsters were approached near Porth Eirias by a man with a meat cleaver warning them if they called the police they would "die die die"
A group of youngsters were approached near Porth Eirias by a man with a meat cleaver warning them if they called the police they would "die die die"
A group of teenagers were left terrified by a man brandishing a meat cleaver.
As they scrambled to make their escape he told them: “If you call 999 you will die, die, die.”
The youngsters had been listening to music near Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay , when they heard the man shouting
Police traced him on CCTV cameras, and when they called at his flat on Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay, they found a meat cleaver and a lock-knife.
At Llandudno magistrates court, Geoffrey Ernest Ross, 50, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a bladed instrument and affray on June 6.
The Bench declined jurisdiction and Ross was bailed to appear at Caernarfon Crown Court on September 9.