Thursday, 15 February 2018

Llandudno,Bodafon Farm Park, Bodafon Road, LL30 3BB...Scores Only A 1 Hygiene Rating!


Yuk! Clearly places to avoid! 1 * Rating is Dire!!
These food outlets in North Wales were all given a low one rating when they came under inspection. Some of the ratings may have improved following subsequent inspections.
However this is how the ratings stand on the Food Standards Agency website.
A one is the second lowest number given meaning major improvements are necessary.
When food safety officers carry out inspections, they check how hygienically food is handled, the condition of the structure of buildings and how it manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
Only a zero rating is worse, which means urgent improvement is necessary to the food standards of the premise.
Please note we have contacted all six local authorities in North Wales which have confirmed the information below is up to date as of February 12, 2018.

Conwy

The Red Lion in Llansannan
The Red Lion in Llansannan

Bay Sea Lounge, 43 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU (Inspected October 11, 2017)
Bodafon Farm Park, Bodafon Road, Llandudno, LL30 3BB (Inspected September 20, 2017)
Bragdy Nant Cyf, Pen y Bryn, Llanddoged, Llanrwst, LL26 0UB (Inspected October 24, 2017)
Bryn Glo Cafe, Capel Curig, Betws y Coed, LL24 0DT (Inspected June 30, 2017)
Cafe Garth, Ysgol Gogarth, Nant y Gamar Road, Craig y Don, LL30 1YE (Inspected February 13, 2017)
Carmens Asian Mini Market, 4-6 Victoria Buildings, Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, LL30 1YU (Inspected December 12. 2017)
Donut Stall (Inspected February 23, 2016)
Eat Fit, 18 Conway Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7HS (Inspected September 18, 2017)
Eryl Fryn Nursing & Residential Home, Bodafon Road, Llandudno, LL30 3BA (Inspected September 25, 2017)
Golden City, 127 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7SG (Inspected August 10, 2017)
John Hill (Inspected July 13, 2017)
New Loretta Hotel, Deganwy Avenue, Llandudno, LL30 2YB (Inspected March 7, 2017)
The Chocolate Box, Mostyn Avenue, Craig y Don, LL30 1DZ (Inspected January 26, 2017)
The Harp, Market Street, Abergele, LL22 7AF (Inspected March 15, 2017)
The Red Lion, Llansannan, LL16 5HG (Inspected October 3, 2016)
Tir Prince Mini Donuts, Tir Prince Leisure Park, Towyn Road, Towyn, LL22 9NW (Inspected April 19. 2017)
Top Wok, 117 Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea, LL28 4NB (Inspected February 1, 2017)
Topolino Town, 155 Upper Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE (Inspected September 21, 2017)
Trev’s Food Glorious Food, 23 Marine Road, Pensarn, LL22 7PR (Inspected March 2 2017)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Llandudno......Broadway Boulevard is bringing in extra security to find weapons as cops launch knife amnesty



Bars and nightclubs across North Wales will be issued with security wands to detect weapons as part of a week-long knife surrender which starts today.
Operation Spectre, a Home Office-supported national campaign, aims to encourage people to think twice before carrying a knife.
Sergeant Tecwyn Green, co-ordinator for the campaign on behalf of North Wales Police, said: “Carrying knives is totally and utterly unacceptable and we hope that introducing these wands will not only act as a deterrent, but they’ll also reassure people who are planning an enjoyable night out.
“All licensed premises that are being given these wands have been extremely positive and are pleased to play their part in the national campaign.
“These venues rarely have issues relating to knife crime, yet they fully understand the importance of having a preventative initiative such as this one in place.”
Wands will be used at:
  • Atik, Wrexham
  • Penny Black, Wrexham
  • Central Station, Wrexham
  • The Tivoli, Buckley
  • The Wings Club, Denbigh
  • Fusion, Rhyl
  • Broadway Boulevard, Llandudno
  • Cube, Bangor
Sgt Green added: “Historically, North Wales Police and its partners have previously provided amnesty bins, provided advice and guidance to schools and carried out test purchase operations with local authority colleagues at knife retailers.
“We are now extending our support to the late night economy by providing detector wands at prominent late night venues, emphasising on deterrent, reassuring the public and keeping our late night economy safe and welcoming.
“Using a knife can have devastating consequences, as we have seen over the recent year, and I hope that by constantly stressing the dangers of knife crime we are getting the message across, particularly to our young people.
“I would urge people to educate themselves, speak to their children and family members and prevent the repeat of any such tragedies.”
Throughout the campaign, police will be in close contact with all the licensed premises, and anybody found to be in possession of a knife will be detained and reported to the police.
People can also hand in their unwanted knives in special amnesty disposal bins which will be placed in police stations in Wrexham, Mold, Rhyl, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Bangor, Caernarfon and Holyhead, where members of the public can hand in knives without fear of punishment.
Sgt Green added: “We take a robust approach to anyone found to be illegally in possession of a knife or bladed article on the streets and I would encourage you to take this opportunity to rid yourselves of any illegal weapons by taking them to any of the named stations.
“Please ensure any sharp ends are securely wrapped in a protective material.
“We are grateful for the support of the licensed premises, the community and our partners with this campaign, and together, we will continue to work towards removing knives and dangerous weapons and bring those responsible, for carrying and using them, to justice.”
During the last national surrender, which was held in November 2017, 428 knives were handed in at police stations across North Wales. The amnesty held in July 2017 saw 380 items handed in.
Anyone with information about knife crime can call North Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Old Colwyn .....Thieves steal life-saving defibrillator from outside school


The low levels criminal juvenile scum will sink to in Conwy Borough knows no limit, Terrible.
“Disgraceful” thieves who stole a defibrillator from outside a school are being hunted by police.
The machine, which was kept in a locked cabinet on the wall of Ysgol Hen Golwyn on Church Walks in Old Colwyn , was stolen between Friday, January 26 and Monday, January 29.
Inspector Kelly Isaacs of North Wales Police said: “The theft of this important life-saving resource is disgraceful.
“It is equipment which is there for the benefit of the community to have access to in an emergency."
She added: “We are appealing to anyone who may have any knowledge of who was responsible for removing the defibrillator from its box.”
Anyone who may have information relating to the incident is asked to call Colwyn Bay police station on 101, quoting reference number RC18011579.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Colwyn Bay......Judge brands thug a 'violent bully' for attacking woman before sparing him jail


A “violent bully” who pushed a former girlfriend into a bath during an argument about a mobile phone has been spared jail.
Katie Lundstram was knocked out when she hit her head on the bath taps and has had to attend appointments at a Liverpool hospital.
Marc Williams, 29, of Voryn Avenue Council Estate, Old Colwyn admitted charges of assault and damaging property just moments before a trial was due to begin at Caernarfon Crown Court .
Branded a “bully” by a judge Williams was handed a six month prison sentence for the assault and a one month concurrent sentence for damaging the mobile phone.
But Judge Niclas Parry suspended the prison term for a year and ordered him to carry out 180 hours unpaid work and pay his victim £500 compensation.
Judge Niclas Parry
He told Williams: “You are a large imposing man and when crossed you are clearly violent and a bully.
"Your female victim was left injured and this is aggravated by a previous conviction for assault. Only a prison sentence can be justified.”
The judge accepted Williams had only pushed the woman and may not have intended to cause serious injury.
Simon Rogers, prosecuting, said Williams had been in a relationship with Ms Lundstram for about three months in early 2017.
“That relationship had ended but on August 3 he telephone her and told her he was at a flat in Llandudno and asked if she and a friend would like to join them.
“He picked them up and once at the flat drank some alcohol and at one point started dancing which Ms Lundstram filmed on her phone.
“The defendant became angry and demanded she unlock the phone.
“He then pushed her and she hit her head on the corner of a window.
“He pushed her again and she recalled waking up in the bath,” the barrister said.
Ms Lundstram’s friend, Catherine Powell, said Williams had thrown her into the bath and she was unconscious for a few minutes.
The woman went to hospital the next day complaining of dizziness and she was referred by doctors to a neurology unit in Liverpool and later diagnosed with suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
Gareth Roberts, defending, said Williams accepted the offence crossed the custody threshold but pointed out he was remorseful and contrite.
He was willing to accept another chance if the court were to offer it the barrister added.
see...https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/judge-brands-thug-violent-bully-14248686

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Colwyn Bay....Civic Offices Hotel Plan Scrapped, Now Houses are to be built on site!


Money was given for it's restoration and for it to be leased as a Hotel! Now the council have apparently claimed that it's not viable so it's going to be going for houses. The Hall is of course a Grade II Listed building so where are all the houses going to be built? So much for Colwyn Bay moving forward, this Hall restored would make a great hotel, so why not sell it? So where has all the money gone for it's restoration?????????? Anyone out there have any ideas?




Colwyn Bay.......Gossip! New Council Office Carbuncle!


Oh what a tragedy! A little birdy tells us from the Bowels of the council that problems have arisen with the new Carbuncle offices! Not only has it gone over budget by 20 thousand plus there are now structural problems with the roof! Apparently all of the Steel Girders on the roof are out by 75 mils! 
This means it's going to cost an awful lot more to put this problem right! Well initially there was money to build this Carbuncle and restore the civic for a hotel, now the money has gone, the civic plan has been scrapped and I wonder who will pick up the tab for this incompetence? Why the tax payer of course, more cut backs, Our bin collection will be dropped to once a year now to pay for this!


Monday, 5 February 2018

Llandudno....Former Cottage Hospital Torched In Arson Attack!


Sorry we don't have any pictures of the fire damage but the roof has gone, we will try to get someone over there to photograph it. Saly this historic publicly build Hospital was to be demolished for a block of Social Housing Flats. The awful thing is that it was a major fire and it didn't even make the news or headlines! It goes to show you how rough Llandudno is getting when arson is no longer Newsworthy! Even though the fire might have endangered human life!




North Wales - Robbery and sex attacks among hundreds of offences reported in car parks


The AA has described figures for Wales as 'truly shocking' and urged motorists to use Park Mark member facilities
Arson, robbery, drug dealing and sex offences are among the crimes reported to have taken place in North Wales’ car parks.
A total of 444 incidents were recorded at locations across the region in the 12 months to the middle of November 2017, a freedom of information request has uncovered.
These included three sex offences, four robberies, 160 arson or criminal damage incidents, 12 drug offences and 72 violent crimes, WalesOnline reports.
Just outside of the 12 month timeframe, in October 2016, 48-year-old Mark Mason was murdered by a rival drug gang from Liverpool as he sat in a van in the Home Bargains car park in Rhyl.
The father-of-two was stabbed 22 times within a matter of seconds when turf warfare in the seaside town erupted between the two gangs.
Four men were found guilty of the killing and were collectively jailed for a total of 78 years and six months.
Dyfed-Powys Police said 862 alleged incidents happened on their patch.
These included claims of child cruelty, three frauds, exposure, stalking, gun possession and two rapes.
One of the alleged attacks was on a girl aged between 13 and 15 and the second on a female over 16.
There was also a report of sexual activity with a child under 13 and sex assault on a child over 13.
444 incidents were recorded at car parks across the region in the 12 months to the middle of November 2017
444 incidents were recorded at car parks across the region in the 12 months to the middle of November 2017 
An AA spokesman said: “Car parks take huge amounts of money from drivers and it is time to give back some of that money in terms of better safety features in Welsh car parks because the figures that have been uncovered are truly shocking.”
He said those that were members of the Park Mark scheme – a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles – appeared to be “few and far between”.
Kelvin Reynolds, head of the Safer Parking Scheme, said: “Most of Britain’s car parks are safe places most of the time and to find them look for the Park Mark award.
“Motorists can feel confident that the operator takes extra care to reduce the opportunity for theft and damage to motor vehicles.
“To car park operators I would say be proud of your Park Mark award and display it where everyone can see it.”
A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Crime can happen anywhere but there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe in car parks.
“Choose a car park that is well lit, has plenty of traffic, and is monitored by CCTV or security personnel.
“Lock any valuables out of sight or take them with you.
“Where possible choose a well-lit car parking space.
“Always lock your vehicle.”
They advised people to dial 101 to report a crime that had happened or 999 when a crime is in progress.

Llandudno....Scrap metal, fishing nets and lobster pots threaten wildlife on Great Orme..and don't forget the Drug Needles!


Not so "Great " Orme is it these days!

The Llandudno beauty spot is home to species and habitats considered to be under threat in Europe

Discarded lobster pots, fishing nets and scrap metal are threatening a beauty spot which is of national importance.
Most of the Great Orme, in Llandudno, is designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) as it contains habitats and species which are considered threatened in Europe.
It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), indicating its national importance.
However, photographs taken by local campaigner Jenni Cox shows the poor state parts of the well known beauty spot is in.
Last week Miss Cox, who helped revive glow worm colonies on the headland, collected more than 50lbs of rubbish, including syringes, condoms and beer bottles left by homeless people who live in caves on the Orme
But she says fishermen are also causing problems with discarded nets being washed up on the shores of the Orme as well as other fishing related debris including lobster pots and fishing wire.
She said: “On Saturday I and other litter pickers found Lobster pots, fishing nets, rope, lots of plastic and metal sticking out of rocks.
“There were also loads of polystyrene and random things like footballs and wellington boots.”
She continued: “It took us four hours to pick it all and we still had to leave a lot behind because it was wedged in the rocks and we couldn’t get it out.
“It’s quite upsetting the amount of rubbish down there.
“Especially because last year we had seal pups born at the Great Orme and two of the seal pups spent the first few weeks of their life here surrounded by dangerous rubbish.”
In December a mutilated harbour porpoise calf washed up dead on the beach at the foot of the Little Orme.
There were fears it was killed by discarded fishing nets.
The young mammal was found covered in blood at a popular spot for fishermen looking to catch seabass or cod. 
The death renewed calls for proper monitoring of fishing in the area.
“For such important sites as the Great Orme there should be more policing as to what is going on,” said Miss Cox.
“These beautiful places are being neglected, I and my fellow try and do as much as we can but the task is becoming harder and harder as the problem of littering is becoming far worse.”
from......https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/scrap-metal-fishing-nets-lobster-14189418

Colwyn Bay.....Four Weekly Bin Collections Really Going To Work!


In Colwyn Bay the other day the council failed to empty someones bin, so they just tipped it up and emptied it on the street! Can't say I blame them, after all we are paying for the service, yet the council see oblivious for the contempt people have for monthly bin collections. Iv'e got a feeling there are going to be major problems!


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Llandudno.......Jail for Man who left 'love bites' on 13 a year girl !


And people think Llandudno is a lovely Place!
A man old enough to be his victim’s grandfather has been jailed over sexually grooming a girl of 13.
Colin Cureton, 69, had denied anything inappropriate ever occurred between him and the child.
His crimes were unearthed when the teenager’s mother spotted a ‘love bite’ on her daughter’s breast.
The girl told her mother the older man had “sucked her boobs”, and police discovered his saliva on one of the cups of her bra.
But well-known local darts league player Cureton, of Alexander Road in Llandudno, denied anything inappropriate had ever happened.
At a trial before Christmas, a jury found Cureton not guilty on two charges which were said to have involved penetrative acts.
But he was convicted of the sexual activity with a child charge by a majority of 11 to one.
Today at Mold Crown Court, he was sentenced to three years in jail and put under a lifetime sexual harm prevention order.

Colwyn Bay.....Father of six guilty of raping teenager who thought his car was a taxi


Looks a really lovely guy eh? Only in Colwyn Bay!

A chef and father of six has been warned he faces a very long prison sentence after he was convicted of the horrific rape of a drunken teenager who he picked up in his car late at night.
The 19-year-old victim was wearing Halloween face paint following a night out when she got separated from her friends.
She got into the vehicle believing it to be a taxi.
But she was driven to an isolated spot at Rhos-on-Sea where she was subjected to a degrading sexual assault which culminated in rape by the defendant, a complete stranger.
Jie Xiang Guan, 39, of Heol Dirion, Colwyn Bay, admitted a sex assault upon her but denied raping her in the back of his vehicle in October 2016.
But a jury of nine women and three men found him unanimously guilty at Mold Crown Court.
The judge, Mr Recorder Wyn Lloyd Jones, remanded Guan in custody pending sentence in March and ordered a pre-sentence report.
That, he said, would assess his future dangerousness and would also help him determine the length of the sentence he would receive.
“You are looking at a very long prison sentence,” he warned the defendant.
He also asked for a victim impact statement from the woman involved.
Prosecuting barrister Elen Owen said the complainant had been celebrating Halloween at a Llandudno nightclub, but she had some to drink, was sick, had to leave and she became separated from her friends at about 2am.
She saw another friend and asked to share a taxi home with him but she was ill during the journey and they were thrown out in the Craigside area of Llandudno.
The friend left her and she got into a vehicle which stopped.
But it was not a taxi, and the defendant turned off the prom in Rhos on Sea and went onto an embankment where she was raped, Miss Owen said.
Her clothing was damaged and she was punched and his hands were put around her mouth to stop her screaming before she was kicked out and pushed down an embankment.
The victim’s handbag was later found in his vehicle, which was spotted by a police officer who realised it was a similar vehicle to the one police had issued an appeal for following the rape attack.
The defendant, giving evidence with the aid of a Cantonese interpreter, said he did not have good English but she seemed to know his vehicle was not a taxi.
He admitted touching her breasts and said he might have “misunderstood something”.
“I thought she agreed to get into my car and that we could take it further, like boyfriend, girlfriend,” he told the jury.
It was a misunderstanding on his part when he touched and squeezed her breast while she was on the seat, Guan claimed.
He touched her over the clothes, then put his hand in and touched her “down below”.
She fell to the floor at that stage, he said.
He did not pull her jeans down at any stage, he said, or try to do that.
The defendant denied taking his own jeans down or exposing himself.
“After touching her a few times, I just realised I was doing wrong. Then I helped her get out of the car and I sat her down on the grass,” he claimed.
“Then I got back into my car and drove off.”
Guan denied that he had punched her at any time or put his hands to her neck or throat.
He also denied that he had pushed or kicked her down the embankment.

Llandudno...Couple with baby 'scared of their own shadows' after burglary ordeal


So the thieves will now have a nice lot of goodies to sell for drugs! Terrible, and with more police cutbacks, this will just be the beginning!
A young couple with a newborn baby have been left “scared of their own shadows” after they were burgled while they slept.
Joshua Latchford and his fiancee Chelsea Hallam woke to find their back door had been prised open and car keys and a wallet taken from their house in Ferndale Road in Llandudno Junction.
The thieves made off with the couple’s Volkswagen Golf, which contained their eight-week-old daughter Freya’s pram and car seat.
CCTV footage from a neighbour’s camera shows two men dressed in black emerging from a white van and running towards the property with a crowbar in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Mr Latchford, 26, who has just returned to work from paternity leave, said his 22-year-old partner is now “terrified” of being in the house alone.
Speaking to the Daily Post, he said: “I came downstairs on Sunday morning to find our double glazed door was open.
“I noticed one of the barrels off the lock was on the floor and then I realised we’d been burgled."
He added: “I ran to the front room but everything was still there, then I went to the window and saw the car was gone.
“I called the police and they asked me where my wallet was. That’s when I realised they’d taken my wallet and keys from my coat pocket after gaining entry.”
Mr Latchford took to social media to ask people to look out for his possessions, and had a phone call from someone in Brighton who had found some of his documents which had been dumped from the vehicle.
He added: “Our newborn baby’s pram and car seat were in the car, which means Chelsea was unable to get out when she was desperate to because she’s terrified of being in the house on her own now.
“Family, friends and even strangers have been amazing.
“Everyone’s rallied around to help us, and we even had a lovely lady from Maesgeirchen give us a pram and car seat for Freya.
“This has left us feeling very unsettled because it happened while we were asleep upstairs.
“What if I’d heard a noise and came downstairs while they were here? It’s scary to think it could have been a very different story.
“But we’re determined not to let Freya see how distraught and scared we are. We’re scared of our own shadows.”
A North Wales Police spokesman said: “We received reports of a burglary on Ferndale Road, Llandudno Junction during the early hours of January 29.
“Offenders entered the address through a secured door and took keys, a Volkswagen Golf and a wallet. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 , quoting incident reference number RC18011218.
From.....https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/couple-newborn-baby-scared-shadows-14239709

Friday, 2 February 2018

North Wales - Revealed: Extent of cuts to bobbies on the beat in North Wales





All crimes are displayed within a 1 mile radius of Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 8LG. In some instances crimes stretching over Village, Town or County boundaries may be included in your results.
A detailed description of all crime in LL29 8LG can be found below including a crime count by street/landmark.
CrimesNumber of Crimes in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 8LG November 201736017128120611413461Anti-social behaviourBicycle theftBurglaryCriminal damage and arsonDrugsOther theftPossession of weaponsPublic orderRobberyShopliftingTheft from the personVehicle crimeViolence and sexual offencesOther crime05101520253035404550Violence and sexual offences Crimes: 46