Monday, 30 January 2017

Llandudno ...Anwyl Flats Carbuncle set to destroy Llandudno


25 January 2017 | 
Published by: Annie Roberts 
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Artist’s impressions, for 51 single and two bedroom flats on the former Penmorfa site - the second home of Alice Liddell, the girl said to have inspired the Alice in Wonderland tales - have been put forward by Anwyl Homes.
The designs have been released as part of a consultation, which will run until February 13. Anwyl will submit a formal planning application when the consultation is complete.
In 2004, designs were released for more than 25 flats, incorporating the Penmorfa hotel.
Despite a campaign to save the venue, the hotel was reduced to rubble in 2008.
Barry Mortlock, co. director of Alice in Wonderland Ltd has said that  As much as we are disappointed, we cannot move backwards we can only move forwards.
  • Chair of the Friends of West Shore, Louise Emery said: “Some concern has been expressed by our members as to why the new plans differ so greatly from the original proposal (2004), which was fairly well supported by local residents.
“The new design is considerably bigger and lacks some of the design features which many hoped would be included. We are very much hoping that a representative from Anwyl Homes will attend the next Friends of West Shore meeting so they can discuss with us why their plans have changed”.
Mayor Cllr Carol Marubbi added: “I have no objection. I’m glad something is looking at going there. We know something has got to be put there I just worry about the size of these Flats. I advise Anwyl to go to the meeting.”
An Anwyl spokesperson confirmed they owned the land at Penmorfa and were considering a scheme of 51 apartments.
“The scheme is currently out for consultation and we would welcome the views of the community in order to help us further shape the project,” the spokesperson said. “We will submit a formal planning application when the consultation is complete.”
Documents can be found at www.planning.anwylgroup.co.uk and a hard copy can be viewed at The Library on Mostyn Street in Llandudno.
The Friends of West Shore meet at 6pm on Monday, February 6 to discuss the site. The public meeting will be held at The Lilly on West Shore.
originally from - http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/171704/a-new-chapter-is-on-the-horizon-for-former-penmorfa-hotel-site-in-llandudno.aspx

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Llandudno...Men arrested after attacks on jogger and dog walker

Llandudno Getting a MORE THAN A bit rough!

THE TWO VICTIMS WERE ASSAULTED ON THE PROMENADE AT ABOUT 7AM

A jogger on the promenade in the Victorian resort was assaulted at about 7am by two men.
A 52-year-old dog walker was attacked shortly afterwards.


Following enquiries, North Wales Police arrested two men from the Cheshire area who were staying in a Llandudno hotel.
Police say the injuries to the two victims are minor, but family members of the dog walker said he suffered a "severe" cut to his ear and was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd for an X-ray.
The men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in police custody at this time.


Inspector Gareth Cust said: "Officers were called to the location, enquiries commenced, and two males were swiftly arrested.
"The motive for the assault is not believed to be robbery-related, and the injuries sustained were minor in nature.
"Police enquiries continue while the males remain in custody, and we are happy that this was an isolated incident in which a swift and effective response was made."
Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101, quoting reference number V012679.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/men-arrested-after-llandudno-attacks-12521124

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rhos On Sea .....Rhos on Sea St Trillo Church flasher in court!!!

Llandudno,North Wales - Rhos on Sea St Trillo Church flasher in court

From https://thechroniclesofruination2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/llandudnonorth-wales-rhos-on-sea-st.html

Published date: 23 January 2017 | 

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A woman praying in what is reputed to be the smallest chapel in Britain was shocked when a man performed an indecent act on himself.


It happened inside the sixth century St Trillo Church on the shore at Rhos on Sea on Friday afternoon.

Mark Jones, aged 35, pleaded guilty at a special weekend court at Llandudno to indecent exposure.

Sam Aynsley, prosecuting, said : “The complainant attended to pray on a regular basis. It’s only a small church but popular with local people and tourists.


“As she entered the church she saw the defendant in a seat on the right and immediately smelled skunk cannabis.

“She describes being taken aback. She said to the defendant ‘I’m praying now’.”

When she looked up he was still acting indecently and she left and called police. An officer reminded him he was in a church and told him to pull up his trousers. “He appeared to be smirking,” said Mr Aynsley.

Jones had said : “I’ve nowhere to live so have to do it somewhere.”

Mr Aynsley said Jones was on the sex offenders’ register, with seven previous convictions including for indecent assault on a girl and indecent exposure.

Nia Dawson, defending, said the woman who had been at prayer said afterwards “he needs educating and rehabilitating”.

Mrs Dawsoin suggested the case should be adjourned until this week when a probation officer could speak to him. Jones would apologise and could offer a bail address at Rhyl.

However magistrates sent Jones in custody for sentence at Caernarfon crown court next month. “Our sentencing powers are not sufficient,” chairwoman Daphne Roberts told him.
http://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/171620/rhos-on-sea-church-flasher-in-court.aspx

Colwyn Bay .....Robbery Appeal

Colwyn Bay,North Wales - Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Colwyn Bay

from https://thechroniclesofruination2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/colwyn-baynorth-wales-appeal-for.html

    Published date: 23 January 2017 | 
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Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery which took place over the weekend.
The victim, a women in her 30's, fought off two men on Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay on Sunday, January 22.
Det Sergeant Chris Williams at St Asaph CID said “At approximately 11am on Sunday 22nd January 2017 a local woman aged in her 30’s was walking along Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay when she was accosted by two men close to Barclays Bank.
"They attempted to steal some belongings from her but she bravely fought them off and they fled the scene empty handed, one in the direction of the ‘west end’. An investigation is well underway and we are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious men or behaviour particularly in the time leading up to the attack.
"The victim is fortunately physically unharmed but understandably very shaken and we are supporting her through this difficult time. 
“From enquiries made so far we are interested in identifying two men. One was on a push bike and left the scene in the direction towards West End, Colwyn Bay. He is aged in his late teens, slim build wearing a black hooded top riding a mountain bike. The second man is described as scruffy and aged in his 50’s or 60’s. 
"We want to speak to anyone who may have seen these men in the area of Barclays or Royal Bank of Scotland, Conwy Road prior to the incident or may have witnessed the incident and its aftermath.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact NWP via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx and quote RC17010026. 
Alternatively call NWP on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/171630/appeal-for-witnesses-after-attempted-robbery-in-colwyn-bay.aspx

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Conwy County Council, Naughty,Naughty, Cllr Roberts!



http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwy-council-tax-dilwyn-roberts-12493676#rlabs=4%20rt$sitewide%20p$2The leader of a North Wales council is facing calls to resign after it emerged he was threatened with being taken to court over not paying his council tax.

Plaid Cymru's Dilwyn Roberts says "genuine mistake" is not a resigning issue as critics clamour for him to quit his £48,000 a year role

Cllr Dilwyn Roberts, leader of Conwy, said he had made a mistake and put the “oversight” down to a “difficult period in my personal life”.
But today Cllr Roberts - who earns £48,000 in allowances as head of the authority - has been called on by opponents to stand down. They said the failure to pay was “completely inexcusable”.
The amount Cllr Roberts owed around £800.
He told the Daily Post: "I am very embarrassed that it has happened, but I have no plans to resign and I hope to carry on as a councillor and will stand in the elections in May.
"This non-payment occurred two years ago when I was going through a difficult period in my personal life.
“Because of circumstances at the time, there were a couple of months of late payment of council tax but I immediately paid in full when I realised the mistake.”
The councillor who currently represents Llangernyw ward, despite having moved to Llanrwst , continued: “I’d hope people would realise that it was a genuine oversight, and I’ve always tried my very best to do the best for Conwy council.
“I have spoken to all the group leaders of the other parties, and one of them said to me that it could have happened to anyone."
Conwy council, which is facing a budget shortfall of £37.6m over three years, states in its own rules that if someone falls behind in their council tax, a reminder is issued and then if a payment is made, the council continues to take installments.
If people fall behind a second time another reminder is issued, but failure to make a payment results in being issued with a magistrates court summons for the whole amount payable for the year.
Plaid Cymru Cllr Roberts said he had “paid in full”.
According to information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, two Conwy councillors failed to pay their council tax, running up bills of £833.60 and £790.
It is not known who the second councillor is, or which of the two amounts Cllr Roberts was liable for.
Welsh Conservative shadow local government secretary Janet Finch-Saunders called on Cllr Roberts to consider his position.
The Aberconwy Assembly member said: “While I understand that circumstances can sometimes conspire against an individual to prevent them from meeting council tax payments on time, the case of Plaid Cymru Cllr Dilwyn Roberts is completely inexcusable.
“As leader of Conwy County Council, and as someone who earns over double the average income for the area, it beggars belief that it took a court summons to make him cough up his legal dues.
“Here’s a man who is supposed to lead by example – a supposed pillar of the community – who has abjectly failed to meet his basic obligations to contributing to the upkeep of local authority services. Perhaps he felt he was above the rules.
“The disclosure will be met with a great deal of embarrassment from the Plaid Cymru group and I would call on Cllr Roberts to do the honourable thing and resign his position with immediate effect.”

Colwyn Bay .....And another criminal incident in the Town!

Two men fled empty handed after attempted robbery near Barclays Bank on Conwy Road

A woman bravely fought off two robbers who attacked her and tried to steal her belongings.
The victim, in her 30s, was approached by the two men as she walked along Conwy Road in Colwyn Bay close to Barclays bank at roughly 11am on Sunday.
She was not harmed in the assault but has been left "very shaken" according to police, who have launched an appeal to trace the men.
One of them, who is believed to be a teenager, made off on a mountain bike.
Detective Sergeant Chris Williams at St Asaph CID said: "At approximately 11am on Sunday 22 January a local woman in her 30s was walking along Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay when she was accosted by two men close to Barclays bank.
"They attempted to steal some belongings from her but she bravely fought them off and they fled the scene empty handed, one in the direction of the ‘west end’.
"An investigation is well underway and we are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious men or behaviour particularly in the time leading up to the attack.
"The victim is fortunately physically unharmed but understandably very shaken and we are supporting her through this difficult time.
"From enquiries made so far we are interested in identifying two men.
"One was on a push bike and left the scene in the direction towards West End, Colwyn Bay.
"He is in his late teens, slim build wearing a black hooded top riding a mountain bike.
"The second man is described as scruffy and in his 50s or 60s.
"We want to speak to anyone who may have seen these men in the area of Barclays or Royal Bank of Scotland, Conwy Road prior to the incident or may have witnessed the incident and its aftermath."
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number RC17010026.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Colwyn Bay Travelodge....The Truth is out there!


Looks like the Travelodge has stopped vetting their reviews, It did look odd that such a dump has glowing reviews, just look where it is! I'm sure they'll start vetting them again soon.
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile
Book in for 4 nights and got to my room and bedding need changing at 5.30pm room was dirty. So went and got a b&b the next day. Plus staff was nowhere to been seen when you went down to see them. POOR
Stayed January 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terrible noise from the front of the hotel even with the window closed. HGV trucks running in and out of the shopping complex opposite and the travelodge laundry wagon turned up under the window at 7am crashing and banging for 45mins. Beds and pillows like concrete. £74 wasted money. Had to book in another B&B because I was so tiered...
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Reviewed 11 December 2016
A very badly sited Travelodge. Shopping centre at the rear of the hotel had Lorry's arriving continually throughout the night loading and unloading. Adding insult to injury speed bumps outside our room window. The room was overheated and opening the window made the noise situation far worse. A night from hell !
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Reviewed 23 September 2015
Booking the hotel online? - easy Following the postcode provided on the booking form? - easy finding a parking space? - easy checking in? - easy Finding a place to eat? - easy having a decent shower? - easy sleeping on a rock hard bed? - impossible sleeping with constant noise from outside the hotel? - impossible Take my advice...
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Reviewed 22 March 2015
The receptionist the night before was so nice i could have hugged him for making us feel so welcome! had a very comfy nights sleep and woke up to the sound of two women cackling, clinking cups and spoos and hoovering right outside the door! Now i dont know about anyone else but when i wake up in a bad mood thats my day ruined!! Cost me 10p a minute to ring the reception and ask them to be quiet!! Did they quieten down? Did they hell!! In fact she dropped the hoover pipe on the door, well that was the last straw... All she said at reception was yeah sorry out housekeeping starts at 10, are they having a laugh?! Wont be going there again!!
Stayed March 2015, travelled as a couple

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Colwyn Bay .....More Vandalism at Block of Flats!

 Most recent vandalism, this week
 And vandalism a few months ago, clearly someone hates the residents of this flat on York Road

Llandudno..... How much lower can it go?

An ‘altercation’ involving ward staff at Llandudno hospital ended up with the police being called.
It is understood the incident broke out on the rehabilitation ward, which cares for people who have suffered strokes and other debilitating injuries.
Betsi Cadwaladr has said an internal investigation has been launched, but relatives of patients on the Morfa ward said they were shocked at what they had heard.
And the hospital’s monitoring body said the incident was “disgraceful”.
One patient’s relative, who did not wish to be named, said: “I just can’t believe they behaved in this way. Other relatives of people on the ward I’ve spoken to are also very shocked.
“Patients should feel safe in hospitals, having to staff fighting each other must have been very distressing for patients.”
Carol Marubbi, president of Llandudno Hospital Action Group which monitors services, said: “I am very disappointed about this sort of behaviour. It’s disgraceful.
“I’m appalled by this sort of conduct, if they are going to fight at least it should be outside the ward.
Video thumbnail, Mural at Llandudno Hospital
“Everybody has spats from time to time at work, but this is just shocking-especially on the Morfa ward as it treats very vulnerable people.”
North Wales Police confirmed they were called to the hospital on Saturday morning to reports there had been “an altercation” between two members of staff on Saturday morning.
The spokesman said: “We were called at 10.17am on January 14 to reports that there had been an altercation between two members of staff at Llandudno hospital earlier in the morning.
“No injuries were reported and we received no formal complaint from either party.
“This matter is now being dealt with by the hospital authorities and not North Wales Police.”
A spokesman for Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board said: “We are aware of an alleged incident, and an internal investigation is underway.”