Saturday, 30 November 2019

North Wales..Colwyn Bay, Llandudno & others are officially named as being the poorest areas in the country

Above, Llandudno

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...No shock here, some of the most deprived areas are named in the article.

The most deprived areas in Wales have been officially revealed in statistics published by the Welsh Government .
The two poorest areas in the whole country are located in Rhyl , out of 1909 wards surveyed in the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD).
Rhyl West 2, was ranked the worst, with Rhyl West 1 in second spot as major attempts to regenerate the resort continue.
Denbighshire councty councillor for Rhyl West, Alan James, said: "We are getting a lot of support from the Welsh Labour Government and the work is ongoing to improve the area and there have been some improvements."
Wrexham 's Queensway - which includes the Caia Park estate - was ranked the ninth most impoverished in the country.
The same three areas featured high up in the deprivation list in 2014 when the figures were last compiled.
Five years ago, Rhyl West 2 was ranked as the second poorest ward in the country while Queensway came just behind in third.
Rhyl West 1 was ranked as the tenth most impoverished place, according to the 2014 figures.
Here are the top five most deprived areas by county and where they ranked in Wales.


Holyhead town centre was ranked the most deprived on Anglesey 

1. Holyhead Town Centre - 168.
2. Morawelon - 224.
3. Tudur - 308
4. Porthyfelin 1 - 316
5. Maeshyfryd - 353


Greenfield Road in Colwyn Bay

1. Glyn (Conwy) 2 - 20.
2. Abergele / Pensarn 2 - 70.
3.  Tudno 2 - 78.
4. Colwyn 2 - 190.
5. Llysfaen 1 - 193.


West Parade, Rhyl, which is one of the most deprived areas in Wales
West Parade, Rhyl, which is one of the most deprived areas in Wales 

1. Rhyl West 2 - 1.
2. Rhyl West 1 - 2.
3. Rhyl West 3 - 11.
4. Rhyl South West 2 - 19.
5. Rhyl South West 1 57.


Shotton Higher. Ranked the worst for deprivation in Flintshire. 

1. Shotton Higher 2 - 98.
2. Holywell Central - 152.
3. Sealand 2 - 158.
4. Flint Coleshill 2 - 223.
5. Connah's Quay Golftyn 4 - 225.


Peblig in Caernarfon - ranked the worst place for deprivation in Gwynedd
Peblig in Caernarfon - ranked the worst place for deprivation in Gwynedd 

1. Peblig ( Caernarfon ) - 155.
2. Marchog 2 - 167.
3. Marchog 1 - 300.
4. Cadnant (Gwynedd) - 357.
5. Bowydd and Rhiw 558.


Queesnway 1, was ranked the most deprived area in Wrexham

1. Queensway 1 - 9.
2.  Wynnstay - 45.
3. Queensway 2 - 80.
4. Plas Madoc - 99
5. Cartrefle 2 - 156.

The top 10 deprived places in Wales are:

1. Rhyl West 2.
2. Rhyl West 1.
3. St James 3 Caerphilly.
4. Tylorstown 1, Rhondda Cynon Taf.
5. Caerau 1, Bridgend.
6. Penrhiwceiber 1, Rhondda Cynon Taf.
7. Penydarren 1 , Merthyr Tydfil.
8. Twyn Carno 1, Rhymney.
9. Queensway 1.
10. Pillgwenlly 4 Newport.

Deprivation map of Wales

Colwyn Bay..Ysgol Eirias Where Pupil Stabbed Another Pupil achieves Welsh top 10 ten status!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says..Shocked at this, I wonder how bad the other schools must be for this one to have made the top 10! Most local people who went there have nothing but bad stories to tell, and describe it as being rough!
A COLWYN Bay school has been acclaimed as being one of the top ten State secondary schools in Wales.
Ysgol Eirias’s success was acknowledged by its inclusion in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020 to the top schools in Wales. Parent Power identifies the highest achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.
North Wales Pioneer: Ysgol EiriasYsgol Eirias
The guide is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools.
The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A level this summer, which is given double weighting, and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades, and those graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE and IGCSE. They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.
Ysgol Eirias achieved 63.1 per cent A-level A*-B results and 21.3 per cent GCSE A*/A/9/8/7 results.


Colwyn Bay..Another Day In The Life Of A Disguarded Shopping Trolley!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...Thank you to Jan for sending in these pictures taken around Theatre Colwyn. This time two trolleys abandoned together!

Colwyn Bay...The Filthy Black Bin Bag Littered Streets!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...The monthly bin collections continue to leave the streets on Conwy county knee-deep in filth! Thank you to one of our readers for the photographs taken this morning

Saturday, 23 November 2019


Mrs, Colwyn Bay says...So lovely that at last this historic chapel that was nearly lost to demolition is now beginning a new life as it is getting ready for conversion. This is how old buildings should be treated.

Above over 130 years ago

Colwyn Bay...Police plan weekend anti-social behaviour blitz and Delinquents will be forced to move on

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...This has all been done before and the Youths will just come back.

Anti-social behavior in a town center has sparked a weekend crackdown by police.
A dispersal order has been issued by North Wales Police which will see officers target groups behaving in an anti-social manner across large swathes of Colwyn Bay.
The order will be in place across the weekend as police attempt to prevent offending in the town.
A large section of the town center, including the High Street and Eirias Park, will be included in the enforcement area.
North Wales Police said: "Between 4pm today until 3.59pm on Sunday there will be a dispersal order in place to tackle anti-social behavior in the area outlined below in Colwyn Bay.
Any groups found congregating and causing ASB will be requested to leave immediately.
"Failure to co-operate may result in arrest.
"Thank you in advance for your co-operation."

Friday, 22 November 2019

Petition..TAKE ACTION: SAY NO TO THE Demolition of Grade II Listed BRIERFIELD PUB For MOSQUE

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says..Please sign and share this petition as the owners of this historic building have left it to rot and now wish to be rewarded for this by being granted demolition. Thank You.

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The Brierfield in Bolton is historic former pub which was bought several years ago by an Islamic group - the Masjid-e-Salaam Trust - and although it is a Grade II listed building with significant local and historical interest, it has been allowed to deteriorate in the last few years to a point where the Islamic group recently applied for permission to demolish the building and replace it with a mosque.
This application was granted by Bolton Council, seemingly without any due diligence being carried out, as the Islamic group has yet to fully disclose the plans to the council, despite an overwhelming number of objections to the planning application by local residents.
This situation bears a striking similarity to other planning applications around the country, for example in Woodford in East London, where the wishes of local residents were similarly disregarded in favour of the wishes of a local Islamic group to impose a massive mosque upon the area.
The Islamic group behind this latest mosque imposition appear to have manipulated the situation regarding the former Brierfield pub for their own advantage, insofar as they neglected the Grade II listed building over a number of years, and then presented the council with a case where they would be more inclined to allow the building to be demolished - thereby allowing the Islamic group to get exactly what they wanted. 
We demand that Bolton council reverse this planning decision and force the Islamic group to restore and maintain this historic Grade II listed building so that it may it regain its rightful place as a respected local landmark.
Take part in our campaign and your message will be sent immediately and automatically to Linda Thomas, the Leader of Bolton Council:

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Colwyn Bay ..Donated Foyer Trees At Conwy Council Offices Are In A Bad Way!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says..Thank you to a member Staff of Conwy Council who sent in these photographs which show the "The two trees, which were provided as part of the development by the funder" see Slowly dying and are now brown on one side. Very sad indeed.

Above the original trees

Conwy..More Filthy Streets Conwy County Due To The Enforced Monthly Bin Collections!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says.. Thank you to one of our eagle-eyed readers for another black bin bag and litter update on the filthy streets of Conwy County.

Colwyn Bay,, The End Of An Era As The Eat Easy Cafe Is Due To Close!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says... For locals, this is a sad day. This cafe which has been in situ for nearly 40 years is due to close on the 14th of December. The reason for its closure is that the landlord who is also the owner of the Imperial Hotel is failing to do repairs and they have had enough. This will leave a big hole in Colwyn Bays Cafe  Culture. I shall miss the "half and half" Coffee and Richards 
"what can I get you young man/lady" A big thank you for all of the memories and happy times. I hope all of the lovely staff can find other work.

Colwyn Bay...And It's Another Day For The Abandoned Shopping Trolley!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says..Thank You To one of our readers who took these photographs of an abandoned trolley on his way to work today! Don't forget, if you see one or more take a picture and send it in to us. Thank You

Colwyn Bay ...Graffiti Yob Damaging Area Caught!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...At last this piece of scum has been caught red-handed. I hope he is made to clean every one of the hundreds he has done, and pay for the damage too!

Reading Borough Council accidentally chops down 800 trees

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...Heartbreaking, what is wrong with these people? Can you imagine what would happen if a member of the public did this? But the council can do what it likes and clearly with no consequences!

Hundreds of trees planted by volunteers in a park have been accidentally cut down by a council maintenance team.
The 800 saplings, donated by the Woodland Trust, were planted in Palmer Park in Reading between 2016 and 2017.
Reading Borough Council admitted the trees were destroyed during a routine clearance of undergrowth.
In a statement it said: "Regrettably, saplings were not tagged and not clearly visible amongst nettles and brambles when the area was being maintained."

'Great loss'

Councillor Karen Rowland said a selection of larger trees would be planted in a "suitable location" within the park to "put the situation right".
She said lessons had "been learned" and apologised to the volunteers involved in the planting.
Steve Goodman, one of the volunteers who helped to plant the saplings, said: "It's a huge waste, a great loss - 800 trees of that age plus the other growth alongside.
"It's been described as a routine clearance of undergrowth which seems odd because this area was protected for the past three years."

Colwyn Bay ...Drugs seized after six search warrants executed!

Mrs, Colwyn Bay Says...Well it makes a change from Llandudno being raided!
DRUGS believed to be cocaine and cannabis along with other drugs paraphernalia have been seized.
North Wales Police executed six search warrants in the Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and St Asaph areas.
A number of inquiries are now ongoing to further the investigations.
The warrants were executed by the Central Priority Crime Team supported by a five trainee detectives recently appointed under the Police Now Direct Entry Detective Scheme.
Detective Sergeant Dave Brennan said: “This was another good result in terms of combating County Lines related drugs offences and re-emphasising the force’s commitment towards tackling these offences.
“Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated in our communities and we will continue to make determined efforts to disrupt this activity.
“I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us. Our goal of targeting those who cause the most harm will continue directly targeting those involved in serious and organised crime. We are determined to keep our communities safe.”
Anyone with information should phone 101.
Alternatively telephone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.