Saturday, 29 June 2019

Colwyn Bay... Resident Claims Cofiwch Dryweryn graffiti on wall is Racism because he is English!


Mrs. Colwyn Bay Says...Apparently many comments on the daily post site do not speak to highly of this resident and his past behavior! We here, of course, cannot comment as we do not know him, however, someone could have done it to make it look like it was Welsh campaigners, when it wasn't or even worse the man could have done it himself! You just never know, yet the hate from people towards the Welsh and the history of Dryweryn because of this is definitely a hate crime, and these people stating these things on the paper should be traced and charged, and the Daily Post should also be removing them.

Police launched an investigation after a Llansannan man found a Cofiwch Dryweryn slogan daubed on his garden wall.
Philip Coombes, who lives at the Old Rectory in the village but is originally from Liverpool, discovered the mural yesterday morning.
He says when he contacted police, a call handler told him the incident would be logged as "anti-English hate crime".
North Wales Police confirmed it was investigating, but said it could not confirm if it was treating it as a hate crime incident.
The Cofiwch Dryweryn mural is a memorial to the village of Capel Celyn, which was controversially flooded in the 1960s to create a reservoir to supply drinking water to Liverpool.
The artwork has been appearing across North Wales and further afield since the original, which was painted on a wall at Llanrhystud, was covered over with the word 'Elvis' back in February .
Phil Coombes
Phil Coombes 
In April the wall was demolished by vandals, before volunteers rebuilt it . Fuelled by social media, the mural and its story travelled far and wide . It made an appearance at the London Marathon in Aprll and was even recreated in Chicago.
The 'Cofiwch Dryweryn' monument after it was defaced
The 'Cofiwch Dryweryn' monument after it was defaced 
Mr Coombes said he had "great sympathy for the people who lost their homes to create the reservoir".
But he added: "I believe that the people of Liverpool have re-paid the debt which they owe to the people of North Wales a million times over.
"This has been by allowing Welsh people to be treated in the world famous Liverpool hospitals."
Vandals have partly destroyed the Dryweryn monument
Vandals partly destroyed the monument 
He said he had his "faith in humanity restored" by the response from neighbours since the mural appeared.
He added: "I took the dog out about 4pm yesterday and a couple of my neighbours came up to me and said how horrified they were to see this graffiti."
Mr Coombes, 70, added he had spoken to Conwy council 's antisocial behaviour unit and had been told it would arrange for the mural to be removed.
A spokesman for North Wales Police confirmed the force had received a complaint about graffiti at around 11.10 am on Wednesday morning.


Colwyn Bay...Conwy Council Send Internal Memo To Staff Advising Them To Park In Residential Streets!


 Mrs. Colwyn Bay Says...Conwy Council has sent an internal memo around staff informing them that due to the parking shortages at the Carbuncle Trump Towers, staff are to park in residential streets around the area!

Local residents are furious at the leaked memo, and those who are already suffering due to staff parking are soon to suffer even more with Bodlondeb and the Junction office to close and all staff to move to the above carbuncle which has only 200 parking spaces! People now need to get on to their 
MPS about this problem. If people can't park outside their home due to council staff parking there then maybe council tax rates need to be reduced!
Also, the OAP Block of flats on Coed Pella road is having staff take elderly peoples spaces in the grounds when they park there and pop to meetings!
This scheme was poorly thought out!
Also see one of our previous articles below,
https://thoughtsofmrscolwynbay.blogspot.com/2018/12/colwyn-bayresidents-suffer-parking-woes.html

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Colwyn Bay..Mother murdered son by filling his pockets with rocks then tied his hands to hers then Jumped in Water!


Mrs. Colwyn Bay Says..What a vile human being to do this to a child, it must have been an awful death for him. No matter what her issues, she should have ended her own life, or got help, but nothing can justify murdering your own child!


A "devoted" mum from Old Colwyn took her five-year-old son for a Happy Meal just hours before she filled his pockets with rocks, tied his hands to hers and jumped into a reservoir.
An inquest heard Emma Sillett drove her son Jenson Spellman to a remote spot at the Valehouse Reservoir in the Derbyshire Peak District.
The 41-year-old, who grew up on the Peulwys Estate in Llysfaen, filled a rucksack and her son's pockets with rocks, put the bag on her back and tied Jenson's hands to hers.
The social worker and former Ysgol Bryn Elian pupil then jumped into the water.
She left a tragic note in her car, in which she wrote that she had tied her son to her because she couldn't bear the thought of him "drifting away".
Just hours earlier, she had taken Jenson for a Happy Meal at McDonald's as a treat.

Social worker Emma Sillett was reported missing by her partner after she did not return home with their son
Social worker Emma Sillett was reported missing by her partner after she did not return home with their son

When police found their bodies in the water two days later, the mother and child were lying together face-to-face.
Ms. Sillett, who was living in Glossop, had struggled with depression for years and had suffered the last of three miscarriages just one year before her death, Chesterfield Coroners' Court heard.
Other personal tragedies had contributed to her mental health problems, including the death of her brother Jonathan Sillett, who collapsed and died at the age of 42 after an altercation with a "boy racer" outside his Prestatyn home in July 2012.
A murder investigation was launched, but it later emerged Mr. Sillett had suffered a heart attack due to the genetic disorder Marfan Syndrome.
Michael Allan Gray, who was then 24, was jailed for 20 weeks for using threatening behaviour towards the "devoted family man", whose wife was expecting their second child at the time.
Despite being told by medics that neither she nor Jenson was suffering from the syndrome, Ms Sillett was convinced her son had health issues.

Jonathan Sillett from Prestatyn died after an altercation yards from his home.
Ms Sillett's brother Jonathan died after an altercation in 2012 

Police also said the ongoing breakdown of her relationship with her son's father was one of the "major issues in her life".
Her note made it clear she wanted to end her life, but could not stand the thought of leaving her son to face life without her, the inquest heard.
The pair were reported missing on November 20 last year, and their bodies were found just two days later.
A child's cuddly toy and a torch at the water's edge led police to them.
In her note, the mother said she would leave "a marker" to help locate their bodies.
It also described how she had tried to carry out her plan the day before but had stopped because Jenson "got frightened".
Detective Constable Rebecca Fearon told the inquest that Ms. Sillett’s partner John Spellman called 999 on the following day when she and their son failed to return home.

Five year old Jenson Spellman was killed by his mum, Emma Sillett
Five-year-old Jenson Spellman was killed by his mum Emma Sillett 

He said she had been "very low" in the days before her death and had spoken about "ending it all", but had never spoken about harming their son.
Police eventually found Ms. Sillett's black Peugeot 308 at the reservoir the following day, less than three miles from the family’s home in the village of Dinting.
DC Fearon said officers found a mobile phone inside, along with the remains of a Happy Meal, a handbag, and a purse. There were also a number of handwritten letters.
The toy and child’s torch were discovered close by at the water’s edge but, as darkness fell, the search was called off. When a specialist underwater team returned the next day, they found the two bodies.
“Jenson was facing Emma," said DC Fearon.
"He was tied to her by his wrist. She had a rucksack on her back which contained rocks.”
The court was told toxicology tests showed neither had any injuries and no traces of any drugs were found in their systems.
“It was clear she battled with thoughts of suicide but had also battled with continuing to live,” said DC Fearon.
The note suggested she had tried to carry out her plan the previous day but had stopped herself from going through with it.
“In the letter, she said she had battled with what to do," said DC Fearon.
"She said she had battled to save Jenson from 'this world' and never wanted to hurt him.
“She said she could not stand the thought of Jenson living without her.

Jenson Spellman was described as the "perfect child"
Jenson was described as the "perfect child" 

“She talked about never wanting to put him through a life of pain and being bullied and singled out.
“And she said she wanted to tie him to her because she did not want him drifting away from her.”
The letter said she had been "traumatized" by her own childhood, had sought help and undergone some therapy, but added: "Nothing had helped."
Other letters were addressed to family members, apologizing for what she was about to do and explaining why she had killed her son.
Nicola Sillett told police her sister was one of seven siblings who had grown up in Old Colwyn. She had been bullied as a child, but was described as "intelligent and strong-minded".
She had worked as a social worker dealing with adoptions for 15 years and had felt isolated following her move to Derbyshire after meeting Mr. Spellman.
Ms. Sillett had confided in her sister that the relationship had been deteriorating over the last two years.
Mr. Spellman told detectives his partner had been badly affected by her brother’s death, she had concerns about Jenson’s health and development and was finding her work stressful.
He said she had made comments about suicide in the past, but never mentioned Jenson.

Ysgol Bryn Elian, Old Colwyn
Emma Sillett went to Ysgol Bryn Elian in Old Colwyn

“In the days before her death, she was distant and writing notes, but I did not realize what they were,” he told officers.
The inquest heard that, in recent years, Ms. Sillett had contacted her GP and local mental health team about depression and suicidal thoughts and had been referred for help, but on more than one occasion she had failed to keep appointments.
Two reviews of Ms. Sillett’s treatment and the potential risk to her son both found that no one could have foreseen or prevented what she did.
Ms Sillett and Jenson were captured on CCTV leaving the house at 8.45am on November 20. She had rung in sick from work and called her son’s teachers to say he was unwell, as she had done the previous day.
They were later caught on CCTV at a McDonald's in Hattersley, just a few miles away, where they stayed for an hour. They were never seen alive again.
That afternoon, Mr. Spellman received a text from his partner at 3.20pm which simply read: “Sorry."
The last photograph of her son was found on Ms. Sillett’s computer tablet and was time-stamped as being at 3.49pm.
Concerned when they did not return home that night, Mr. Spellman eventually called 999 at 11.30pm and reported both as missing.
DC Fearon added: “It’s clear Emma struggled with life and all the evidence points to depression being a long term and recurring issue, but there was nothing out of the ordinary that could be seen as a trigger.
“The breakdown of her relationship appears to have been the most significant issue in her life.”
After the tragedy, neighbors living near to the family’s three bedroom semi-detached home described the couple and their boy as "a great family" and Jenson’s headteacher paid tribute to a "perfect child".
Ms. Sillett, whose family described her as a "devoted mum", was cremated in Colwyn Bay on December 14, 2018.
Her son had been laid to rest a week earlier at Holy Trinity Church in Glossop where hundreds of mourners paid their respects to the little boy.
Concluding that Ms. Sillett committed suicide and unlawfully killed her son, Derbyshire assistant coroner Emma Serano said the mother's note made it clear she had tried to carry out her plan the day before.
“But Jenson became frightened so this was abandoned,” she said.
“The next day after leaving home they were seen at 1.40pm leaving McDonald's, she sent the last message to John Spellman at 3.20pm, the last photo was taken at 3.49pm.
“We don’t know exactly what time events unfolded but, at some time, Emma took him out of the car, tied him to herself, then put rocks in the rucksack she was wearing and also put rocks in the pockets of his jacket and they entered the reservoir together.”
The coroner said that, given the detail of the notes and the events of the previous day, she was satisfied Ms. Sillett had intended to kill herself and her son.
Addressing the families in court, she added: “I simply do not have the words to express what I would like to express to you.”

Mental Health and Suicide Support


Helplines and support groups
The NHS Choices website lists the following helplines and support networks for people to talk to:
     
  • Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.
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  • Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.
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  • PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is an organization supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
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  • Mind Cymru (02920 395 123) is a charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
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  • Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.
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  • Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying.
  • From...https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/mum-filled-five-year-old-16488109

Are Conwy Council Investing in the Global arms trade to boost workers' pension pots?


Mrs. Colwyn Bay Says....Who knows what evil lurks within? Very worrying indeed? 
More than £100m of North Wales workers' pension pots have been invested in some of the world's largest defense and aerospace firms.
A Freedom of Information request has found that scheme that covers Gwynedd, Conwy, and Anglesey council staff retirement funds has sizeable shareholdings in aerospace and defense companies, including BAE Systems, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman.
The Gwynedd Pension Fund - which also manages Conwy and Anglesey workers' cash - has invested over £22m in companies supplying Saudi Arabia's ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Llandudno peace campaigner Chris Draper, who submitted the FOI, said: "I doubt whether local council workers would be happy to discover so much of their pension money is invested in weapons of war."
He continued: "Saudi-led attacks on Yemen are blamed for numerous war crimes including the bombing of a school bus, killing 44 children using a Lockheed Martin bomb.
"But it all generates profits for the pension scheme run by Gwynedd council on behalf of 40,000 employees of the three North-West Wales councils."
Peace campaigner Chris Draper submitted an FOI to Gwynedd Pension Fund and discovered millions of pounds of council employees money is invested in arms companies.
Gwynedd also invests over £50,000 in Chemring who supply the N225 CS Gas Grenades used by Hong Kong authorities against demonstrators opposing extradition to mainland China (Chemring grenades were similarly employed by the Egyptian government against Tahrir Square protestors).

Council pension pot aerospace and defense investments

Some of the investments include:
BAE - £9,646,221
Airbus - £10,461,948,
Raytheon (a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense and cybersecurity solutions) - £1,311,859
Northrop Grumman (a global security company) - £1,012,446
Lockheed Martin - £177,743 
A spokesperson on behalf of the Gwynedd Pension Fund said in a statement to North Wales Live: "The Gwynedd Pension Fund (which includes Gwynedd, Ynys Môn and Conwy councils) does not invest directly in 'arms' companies.
Millions of pounds of council workers' money in Gwynedd, Conwy, and Anglesey have been invested in arms companies 
"However, like many other LGPS funds, we do invest in pooled funds and it is by way of our investments in these funds that we have indirect investment in so-called 'aerospace and defense sector' companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cisco, General Electric, Rolls-Royce, SAP, Siemens, Subaru, Volkswagen and Walmart."
"The Gwynedd Pension Fund (which is administered for over 40 other employers) and Gwynedd's scheme managers have a fiduciary duty to all those employers, their staff and pensioners.
This duty primarily guides the Pension Committee’s decisions.  The Fund does not avoid companies for purely non-financial reasons, not least because this could lead to a legal challenge.
"The Pension Fund’s assets are invested to provide a financial return to ensure the financial security of its members and to reduce the costs to the employers, which then reduces the cost to the taxpayers of the Gwynedd, Conwy, and Môn.
"This is an important social responsibility of which the Pensions Committee is acutely aware."

Conwy, North Wales ..22 Year Old Violent Yob avoids jail after admitting assault on ex-girlfriend!


Mrs. Colwyn Bay says,, This lowlife should have been jailed! Another bleeding heart story as the court was told “He’s a complicated individual with a number of issues,” Bless! What about the issues of this thugs victims eh???
A 22-year-old man who appeared in court as “well-behaved” Aiden instead of “bad” Ethan admitted common assault on his new girlfriend.
Magistrates at Llandudno heard he had been “possessive and controlling” and punched her on occasions this month, causing bruising.
Prosecutor Diane Williams said Aiden Keating, of Bangor Road, Conwy, on benefit, was under post-sentence supervision for previous domestic abuse.
“There’s a significant and lengthy list of offences of violence,” Mrs Williams declared.
“Aiden is the well-behaved part of him.
“Ethan is the bad part of him, he suggests.”
A 16 weeks suspended jail term was imposed and he must pay £100 compensation and £200 costs.
A two-year restraining order was imposed.
Defence solicitor Graham Parry said Keating took what he believed had been “play-fighting” far too far.
The local authority had concerns about the defendant and he had a social worker.
The brief relationship had ended.
“He’s a complicated individual with a number of issues,” Mr Parry added.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Colwyn Bay..Concerns Raised that Engedi Welsh Methodist Chapel is being used by homeless and drug users!


Mrs. Colwyn Bay Says,,, Concerns are bing raised that the historic church is being used by drug users and the homeless. Today when I passed two delinquent youths had climbed on a property behind the church and were sitting on the roof at about 5,25pm. We are concerned that the property may get set on fire and we do not wish this to happen. Please can all residents around the property stay vigilant and ring the police if they see anyone entering the church. Thank You 

Colwyn Bay..Nurse gave patient too much medicine 15 times and told nobody for days!


Mrs. Colwyn Bay Says...Such an awful thing to do! The poor person and their family.

A nurse gave a care home patient too much medication but failed to tell anybody for four days.
Alin-Florin Petrica gave a resident at The Colwyn Bay  Old Convent Nursing Home an incorrect dose of anti-psychotic medicine Halperidol on 15 occasions between February 12 and 22 last year.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] committee hearing was told that Mr Petrica realised the mistake on February 24 - but failed to tell anybody for four days.
In that time, he signed a sheet claiming medicine was still being administered when it was not.
The condition of the patient, who has not been named, deteriorated before the nurse admitted the error on February 28.
The NMC has now issued a three month suspension order for the nurse.
The incident happened at The Colwyn Bay Old Convent Nursing Home 
In a report, the chairman of the committee Raymond Marley said: "The panel has found that your actions amounted to a serious breach by failing to escalate your errors and dishonestly indicating you had administered medication to Patient A when you had not.
"The panel was in no doubt that your actions, including your dishonesty in signing the MAR [Medication Administration Record] sheet to indicate you had administered Halperidol to Patient A when you had not, did fall seriously short of the conduct and standards expected of a nurse and amounted to misconduct."
Megan Fletcher, who represented Mr Petrica at the hearing, said that the dishonesty shown was "an isolated event" and that his behaviour had been out of character.
She said that his actions were brought about through panic, and that he had reported the incident once his panic had subsided.
Mr Petrica had completed a number of relevant nursing training courses after reflecting on the incident, and had demonstrated genuine remorse, she said.
An incorrect dose of anti-psychotic medicine Halperidol was given to a patient on 15 occasions between February 12 and 22 last year.
An incorrect dose of anti-psychotic medicine Halperidol was given to a patient on 15 occasions between February 12 and 22 last year.
The hearing was also told that he had been working at another nursing home since November 2018 and had been provided a number of positive testimonials from previous and current colleagues.
She argued that his current fitness to practice was not impaired.
The disciplinary panel disagreed, and said they found that the nurse's fitness to practice was currently impaired.
The chairman added: "Your actions caused Patient A unwarranted risk of harm and loss of dignity, and brought the profession into disrepute.
"Further, this misconduct amounted to a breach of the fundamental tenets of the profession to maintain honesty and integrity.
"The panel considered that your failure to escalate your errors immediately, and your dishonesty, were reprehensible."
The nursing home on Lansdowne Road
The nursing home on Lansdowne Road 
He added that while Mr Petrica had reflected on his misconduct, his insight was "not complete".
He said the nurse continued "to seek to deflect a proportion of your failures on other factors within the home, and have not indicated how you would deal with similar stresses in future".
An interim suspension order for 18 months was put into place pending the three-month suspension coming into force.
This was to allow for the possibility of an appeal to be made and determined.
A spokesperson for the care home said: "One the manager of the home was informed of the events, the nurse was suspended.
"The home commenced an investigation whilst also reporting the events to Conwy Council Safeguarding Team and Care Inspectorate Wales.
"Once the investigation was completed the nurse was dismissed and the case was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council."