Saturday, 30 May 2020

Llandudno...Carer used pensioner's bank card to pay for online shopping, days out and holidays!


What evil women to do this, and her in a position of trust. She should have gone to jail

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18484055.carer-used-pensioners-bank-card-pay-online-shopping-days-holidays/

A carer who used an 86-year-old woman’s bank cards to pay for online shopping, days out and holidays received eight months suspended jail term on Friday.
Judge Niclas Parry at Mold crown court told Jenna Roberts, 26, of Clos Belyn, Llandudno Junction, on benefits: "In these days where we all share nothing but the greatest admiration for the role played by care workers, you brought shame on that profession.”
He ordered her to pay £1,622 compensation, carry out 100 hours unpaid work, and to do a rehabilitation activity.
Judge Parry said she had told police her victim was a liar and suspicion had been cast on another innocent person.
But police discovered the defendant had researched how fraud could be committed and detected. The court heard she was a single mum and pregnant.
Prosecutor Richard Edwards said there had been a £327 payment to Haven, payments to West Midlands Safari Park, Gullivers Fun and Hotel, a florist, Alton Towers, and Marks and Spencer. The victim was mainly housebound.
Matthew Curtis, defending, said Roberts had no previous convictions and he urged the judge not to jail her. Roberts admitted fraud.

Llandudno ..Firefighters tackle 'carelessly discarded' barbecues on Llandudno's Great Orme


From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18481013.firefighters-tackle-carelessly-discarded-barbecues-llandudnos-great-orme/

Sadly with all the chavs and gangs hanging around up there at the moment, and people drinking and doing drugs, there maybe be more fires and with the dry weather could end up being fatal.

NORTH Wales Fire and Rescue were called to deal with two discarded barbecues in the space of six hours on the Great Orme in Llandudno.
On Tuesday May 27, crews from the town had to deal with two separate incidents at just after 2pm and just after 8pm.
A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We were first called at 2.04pm to an unattended barbecue which was 'well alight' on the Great Orme.
"Six hours later, at 8.15pm, we had to return to the area to deal with a carelessly discarded barbecue which took until 9.30pm to fully extinguish."
North Wales Fire and Rescue say they are urging residents not to put 'unnecessary strain' on their services during the coronavirus pandemic.
As such, they are asking residents not to light garden fires and bonfires; in order to protect those who may have respiratory problems.
A spokesperson added: "Smoke from garden waste fires produces carbon monoxide and pollutants that can irritate airways, the skin and eyes. This can cause coughing, wheezing and chest pain, particularly if it is damp and smouldering, affecting people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. These people are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
"Burning plastic, rubber or painted materials not only creates an unpleasant smell but also produces a range of poisonous compounds.
"Avoiding lighting fires will also help our emergency services at this time as fires can easily spread and cause damage and injury."
For further information on what you can and shouldn't do during lockdown, go to: www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk/home/

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Colwyn Bay ,,,,Police are hunting these two men in North Wales - and one should not be approached!


From...https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/public-urged-not-approach-two-18320732

They look a delightful pair, don't they?

Police are hunting two men who are wanted for alleged wounding.
Officers are appealing for help to find John Michael Jones and Warren Dane Day who are in "hiding".
Jones, 34, is wanted in relation to wounding in the Colwyn Bay area.
Police are warning the public not to approach him and to instead call 101 if spotted.
Day, 29, is also wanted in connection with a wounding. It is not clear if the men are wanted in connection with the same incident.
He is thought to have links to Llandudno, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, and Merseyside.
Police tweeted: "Call us if you know where he is hiding."

Llandudno Family trapped on sandbank are rescued with seconds to spare!


From,,,https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/family-trapped-sandbank-rescued-seconds-18318940

One wonders if they were Covidiots as locals all know to keep off the sandbanks! The article fails to state where they were from!

A family had a lucky escape after getting cut off by the tide on a sandbank.
Several passers-by dialled 999 after seeing the family in trouble on the sandbanks at West Shore, Llandudno, just after 11am today.
Llandudno Coastguard and Conwy Lifeboat were called out to get the group to safety.
Photos show the family stood on the sandbanks surrounded by water.
The family were picked up by a passing vessel in the channel, just "seconds before the sand before the sand they were standing on disappeared beneath the sea."
They were then transferred to the lifeboat and given safety advice before being dropped back onto dry land and escorted back to the beach.
Llandudno Coastguard said: "The message remains the same here in Wales, stay at home but you may leave home to exercise locally.
"Now more than ever we need people to respect our coast. The sea can still catch you out. We will still come to your aid, but remember, your choices might put people, including you and frontline responders, at risk. Please take extra care during these extraordinary times."

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Llandudno...Husky put down by owner after sheep attack on Great Orme!


(In an ideal world )It is not the dog that should be put to sleep but the owner! 
It is the owner who has allowed this to happen. The government also needs to introduce sharp fines for dog owners who allow their dogs off the leads on farmland.

A HUSKY was put to sleep after it attacked and killed a sheep in Llandudno.
This was on the Great Orme.
The owner also had to pay compensation to the farmer as part of the Community Resolution process.
North Wales Police Rural Crime Team labeled what happened as 'a sad day'.
They tweeted: "The simple answer is put your dog on a lead."



Colwyn Bay ....Male arrested after bike stolen from outside Boots


Despite all that is happening criminal scum still lay in wait to commit a crime!
A BIKE stolen from outside Boots in Colwyn Bay has been returned to its owner.
The incident happened on Saturday, May 23.
A male has been charged with theft.
North Wales Police Community Safety Central tweeted: "Officers were quick to the area and arrested the suspect and returned the stolen bike.
"Always secure your bike, no matter how long you'll be away."

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Colwyn Bay Police At The Skip (Porth Eirias)


I don't envy the Police one bit as Carvidiots are out in force. Personally, I think we need to put a border block on the A55 at the top of The Rheault Hill. However, I can't imagine why anyone would want to visit the skip even outside of Lockdown, and now the dire Bryn Williams Cafe is closed should it not be time for demolition?

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Llandudno Two More Hotels Fall Into Administration!


It was looking bad for "The Fading Queen Of Welsh Resorts" before lockdown, it is looking even worse now! I am sure the usual lowlife developers will soon be sniffing around to tear the Hotels down for blocks of OAP Retirement Flats, or Cartrefi Conwy or similar for Social Housing Flats!

From...https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/travel-giant-owns-two-llandudno-18299040

A travel giant which owns two Llandudno hotels and brings thousands of visitors into North Wales by coach has collapsed in administration. 
Specialist Leisure Group - which owns Shearings Holidays, National Holidays, UK Breaks, Coast & Country Hotels and Bay Hotels, Country Living Hotels and Wallace Arnold Travel - is in administration with more than 2,500 staff made redundant.
This will mean that the Bay County and Bay Marine hotels in Llandudno will not reopen after lockdown ends - another massive blow to the holiday resort that has already seen Queens Hotel close permanently.
Bay Marine Hotel in Llandudno 
The coach companies also brought thousands of visitors into North Wales every year.
In a statement, EY said it had tried to find a buyer to maintain the travel group as a going concern but that it had not been possible.
Bay County Hotel in Llandudno 
It added that "the vast majority of customers" were expected to have financial protection from one of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, Bonded Coach Holidays, ATOL or ABTA, or through their credit or debit card issuer.
John de Vial, Abta's director of membership and financial services, said: "The Specialist Leisure Group included two of the UK's best known coach holiday brands, Shearings and National Holidays, two much loved holiday companies who for many years have provided holidays both at home and overseas to a very loyal group of customers.
"Today is a very sad day for these customers and the thousands of staff who will have lost their jobs.
Shearings Coaches
Specialist Leisure Group which owns coach company Shearings has collapsed into administration. 
"The fact that two such well-known brands with a loyal customer base have had to call in administrators is a stark indication of the pressure that the holiday industry is under as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Abta has repeatedly highlighted to the Government the urgency of the situation and the need to set out a coordinated strategy with clearer communication if it wants to help avoid significant job losses and support companies to weather the storm."

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Colwyn Bay Locals Continue To Flout Lockdown Rules!


We have to be very careful about what we say here as people who break lockdown rules can become very touchy and aggressive when caught! We have knowledge of situations of innocent people being confronted and accused and others threatened with violence! 
Remember people may report others, neighbors, community members, etc because they may be genuinely scared, this disease does kill, and although indirectly those who break the rules could cause problems for other people such as Hospitals and Emergency services, just look at those two fools from England that drove to Snowdon and got stuck on the mountain, it was the Poor Welsh Rescue team that had to risk their lives, all due to the selfish actions of two men!
The thing is I guess that the police cannot enforce everything, and for some people, if they wish to take the risk that is up to them, however for others it is the concern on services and the spread of this awful disease. for others it means nothing, and social activity, drug dealing, seeing family, social events have all carried on as normal! 
North Wales now has the fastest rising levels of increase in the UK, but well done to those who have kept to social isolation, it may well have saved their lives. We have had as have the police stories of people flouting the rules, but we have not printed them as previously we did and the person sought police and legal action as they had been confronted by neighbors for something they state they did not do, (but we would love to print some of them, believe me!) so all we will do is add some street names of places that have been having shall we say Lockdown Difficulties! Including Parties, Weddings, Sports Gatherings, Family Meetings, and more!

Abergele Road
Agnes Grove 
Belgrave Road
Bay View Road
Brompton Avenue
Cayley Promenade
Claughton Road
Chapel Street Mochdre, reader submission
Dingle Hill
Dundonald Road
Ffordd Bugail
Ffordd Pandy
Grange Road
Glyn Avenue
Greenfield Road
Grosvenor Road
Grove Park
Grove Park West
Hawarden Road
Lawson Road
Nant-y-Glyn Road
Old Highway
Queen's Avenue
Seafield Road
Sea View Road
The Dingle
Woodland Park West

Pensarn, Maes Cybi, Reader submission

These are just a few where it is alleged that lockdown rules have been broken, these also include Crime, Vandalism, Drug or Alcohol Gatherings, and gangs of Youths, there are many more apparently! I guess the thing is following the law for some people is hard for others it is easy. But if you think about it, it was like that before the lockdown, it was just called crime then! Please drop us a line if you want to add any names to the list, but no names of anyone accused, please!



Colwyn Bay ....More Black Bin Bags Pile Up As Council Ignores Calls For Fortnightly Collections!




If people are staying at home due to lockdown there will be more household waste and less business, and with Fly-Tipping through the roof, you would think the council would relax the monthly bin collections! Yet we are now paying the same amount in council tax for even less!


Colwyn Bay More Abandoned Morrisons Trolleys!


Thank you to a couple of our regulars for sending in these photographs taken this week! I think one may be Iceland but not sure!


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Colwyn Bay Peter Brown Head Of Planning Conwy Council FOI Request!

Could Conwy Councils Planning Department be influenced by planning targets when it comes to passing planning projects? If this is the case it would be shocking and that might explain their difficulty with a current case involving Cartrefi Conwy and the mass of objections to their development. The more I read and look into it the more I see The Planning department tearing at the flesh of the objectors but not the ones seeking planning! Just in case Conwy Councils Peter Brown thinks this is hidden it is not, it is blatantly obvious that there is a bias in this case and that is becoming more obvious by the day! I wonder who actually suggested the demolition move during a lockdown? Cartrefi Conwy has denied knowing anything about it, but the blame has fallen on the people dealing with the assets as the owners are in receivership! One wonders if such owners would actually pay for buildings to be demolished and spend money they don't have. Thankfully I am informed that this is now being investigated, I wonder what will be uncovered? But in the meantime here is the FOI Request 
Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
Dear Mr. Brown, Please can you answer the following.
1, What are your department's housing Targets?
2, How are these targets calculated?
3, From what period do they run from, ie, yearly, April to April, etc?
4, What if any is the outcome of targets for housing if they fail to meet the required number?
5, In light of these targets needing to be met, could it be suggested that there may be a
1, conflict of interest in your Planning department to reject applications for affordable homes or social housing if these objections will affect your own targets? Or
2 could it be suggested that these applications may be given a bias in their approval?
6, Are there any financial bonuses or rewards for your department or the council if these targets are met?
Yours faithfully,

Colwyn Bay Conwy Council Planning Vs Cartrefi Conwy, What The Hell Is Going On?

I must apologize but I haven't looked at the Freedom of Information requests for some time and missed this one, we usually feature a lot of them. This one is rather murky, it would appear that Conwy Council and its Chums and former limb want to know down a historic house and build a huge block of social housing flats, The Town Council have turned it down along with a raft of other very influential people, and the house is awaiting an assessment by Cadw, yet Conwy Council has refused to protect the building! Cartrefi have really shown their true colors and refused to convert the building, clearly, they are not as community orientated as they say they are! Also, the company that owns the building is in receivership and there is now an investigation been commissioned into what appears to be a very murky past! It is all very interesting!
Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
Dear Conwy Council,
Overview,
I am writing this request due to some very concerning information that has been passed to me from a senior member within Conwy Council regarding the planning application 0/46821, and 0/47276, 0/47275. 0/46821 is a planning application from Cartrefi Conwy for a block of social housing flats and demolition of the buildings.
Overview
One of the buildings is currently awaiting assessment by CADW and the application has been heavily objected to by local residents, and other key people/groups including S.A.V.E, The Victorian Society, AM Darren Millar, and many more. A historical report has also been provided to CADW recommending a grade II listing. A copy of this report has been sent to the planning department, yet this did not prevent the plans from being recommended for approval. A request has been made for the building to be included in the local buildings of historic interest register. We have been told by Peter Brown that this will not save the building.
The information that has been given has clearly stated that the council plan to pass the application, and get it through as soon as possible for the following reasons,
1, the council works with Cartrefi and if they turn them down this could damage the working relationship.
2, the council, could be penalized if they do turn it down due to the effect on their affordable housing targets.
We also understand that a member of staff in planning has made it clear in internal emails that the building is not of any heritage/ historic worth. The heritage report and the objections from the various heritage groups, regional and national, say different.
Freedom of information request questions, I would like answered in full please,
Please can you answer the following,
1, How does the planning department handle conflicts of interests in its own department? For example, if the council itself applies for planning, is it not a conflict of interest that the same council must decide the outcome or a company such as Cartrefi who the council works with?
2, Have the council ever passed planning applications on to an independent body if there has been a conflict?
3, If a member of the public or professional believes that there is a conflict and the council has not identified this, who can this be reported to?
4, If a planning application is deemed to be unfair can it be stopped and given to an independent body to review?
5, Are members of the planning department allowed as part of their job roles to negatively influence bodies such as CADW regarding listing? And if yes would the staff members need to have provided reports and information to do this rather than on an informed basis?
6, What protection are Buildings on the local register of Historical Interest given legally?
7, With the Conservation Officer off long term sick, how can Conwy council be sure that any decisions made are fair and just regarding Heritage?
In Summary.
I am concerned that if internal planning applications and those linked to the council are always going to be passed, that this needs to be investigated and changed. If this is the case as it does appear to be, as over many years I cannot recall an internal application by any department that has been refused, then it is unfair to allow Residents and members of the public to even be allowed to object, as it is a pointless tokenistic exercise. The only way it could be fair would be if an external body not linked to the council was requested, and this does not appear to be the case.
You believe as a member of the public that when you fight for something that you matter and what you are fighting for matters, but if the system is not fair we stand no chance, do we?
Yours faithfully,

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Rhos on Sea A Man Avoids Jail After Trying To Hide Bag Containing £4,200 of Drugs Behind Prom Shelter!


No jail again! Just use the word depression and you are off back home, shocking!
From..https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18452576.rhos-sea-man-avoids-jail-trying-hide-bag-containing-4-200-cannabis-behind-prom-shelter/
A man who tried to hide from police a bag which contained cannabis allegedly worth up to £4,200, behind a promenade shelter at Rhos on Sea, was spared jail.
It happened in July 2018 and Judge Rhys Rowlands said the delay in bringing the prosecution was “totally unacceptable.”
Defense barrister Simon Rogers told Mold crown court that the judge should also take into account the COVID crisis which meant prisoners were confined to cells for 23 hours a day.
Mr. Rogers said it took 15 months for police to examine a phone.
Martin Bellew, 50, of Colwyn Avenue, Rhos on Sea, received 15 months suspended jail term with drug rehabilitation after he admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
His counsel said drug misuse had blighted him for many years.
Judge Rowlands told Bellew he had been before the courts “with depressing regularity.”

Colwyn Bay...Another Morrisons Shopping Trolley Lies Abandoned!


Again thank you to another reader who spotted this abandoned trolley by Theatre Colwyn, Please keep sending us your pictures of those abandoned shopping trolleys!


Colwyn Bay ....Teddies, Carpets, Paint Cans and Litter all Dumped In The Town!


Thank you to a reader for sending us these photographs, litter is everywhere yet the council still refuses to relax monthly bin collections! Total Madness!




Friday, 15 May 2020

Rhos On Sea...Dog Walker Seen Throwing Dog Poo On Top Of Residents Garage!



Thank you to Jennifer for sending in these photographs of a dog walker who was seen tossing a bag full of dog poo on the roof of a neighbors garage! Sadly by the time she had gone to get her phone the woman had gone! What a vile thing to do, the woman was described as being in her 30s with dyed blond hair and a buggy with a child in!


Rhos On Sea ...Coronavirus Lockdown Fails To Stop Yobs Vandalizing Town!


Interesting isn't it, death and the threat of it to some means something serious and to those with very small brains, it is life as normal!


Thursday, 14 May 2020

Adventurer Bear Grylls thanked for urging people to stay away from North Wales until it is safe to return


From... https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18446057.adventurer-bear-grylls-thanked-urging-people-stay-away-north-wales-safe-return/

Thank you Bear.

BRITAIN'S most high-profile adventurer has been thanked for urging people not to visit North Wales until it is safe to do so. Former SAS serviceman and survival expert Bear Grylls, 45, appeared on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid where he spoke of his love for the region while urging people to stay away for the time being. Bear, who owns Ynys Tudwal Fawr in Gwynedd, said: "North Wales is a place we obviously love - it has especially vulnerable communities, small rural communities and just ever mindful of respecting them. He added that "our time will come when we will be able to go back there". "But for me I have grown up with so much of that Welsh community, I love them so much and out of respect for them, let's just stay away and wait until it's safe for us to go to these places, that we really love." His words have been praised by North Wales Police who, along with Betsi Cadwalader Health Board and the Welsh Government, have been urging people not to visit the region - especially now that lockdown restrictions have been eased across the border in England. North Wales Police tweeted: "Thank you @BearGrylls. "We look forward to welcoming everybody back when the time is right, but for now please continue to #StayHome and help #ProtectOurNHS." And Visit Snowdonia tweeted: "Thank you so much for your support this morning @BearGrylls "We look forward to welcoming everyone back here soon." And "Thank you for saving lives by following @WelshGovernment and @NWPolice guidance by staying home. Travelling to holiday home or a second home is not permitted. Police have powers to enforce this. Visit Snowdonia and Llŷn."

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Dog Owners Warned As Two Horses Die Because Of Selfish Owners!


This is so awful, why would dog walkers throw their muck in a bag into a field? What is wrong with people? They need to make this a criminal offense. We always take our dog bags home or put them in a bin if one is provided. 

Llandudno..Man Given 2 year Criminal Behaviour Order!


Apparently, this man has been terrorizing people in Llandudno, please keep an eye out for him.

From...https://www.facebook.com/NWPWestConwyCoastal/photos/a.445047365687931/1327900764069249/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

This is Michael Hender from Llandudno. He has been made the subject of a 2 year Criminal Behaviour Order from 20/04/2020.
He must not:
1. Use or encourage others to use foul, abusive, insulting, offensive, threatening, or intimidating language or behaviour in any public place or towards any person
2. Must not be intoxicated in a public place
3. Must not enter Dolydd, Llandudno

If Michael doesn’t comply with all of the provisions, he will be committing a criminal offence for which he could be sent to prison. We will continue to work hard to keep our communities safe. Antisocial behaviour in any form will not be tolerated, and in extreme and persistent cases, we will protect the public through the use of Criminal Behaviour Orders.

Monday, 11 May 2020

North Wales ....Thieves steal hard-working NHS staff's bikes from outside hospital as they battle coronavirus


This is so awful, what is wrong with these lowlifes? Poor Nurses, this is the last thing they need after everything that they are doing. I hope these Scum are caught.
Thieves have stolen bikes belonging to NHS staff from outside a hospital as they helped with the fight against the coronavirus.
Police say two bikes were taken from outside Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan.
The first, a red, white and silver Boardman bike, was reported stolen on Tuesday, May 5, as the owner worked at the hospital during the day.
A post shared on the North Wales Police Community Safety Central social media pages said: "Please look out for this bike which has been stolen from outside Glan Clwyd Hospital whilst its owner was working in the hospital during the day.
"Please ring 101 and quote Y063866 if you have any information. Thank you."
The second, a white and grey hybrid bike, with a brown leather seat, was reported stolen today, also from outside the hospital.
Another statement shared on social media said: "There has been another theft of a pedal cycle at Glan Clwyd Hospital, whilst the staff member was working.
"The bike was a hybrid bike, White and Grey in colour with a brown leather seat.
"Please ring 101 if you have any information and quote Y064666. Thank you"
A spokesman for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: "This is the last thing our hard working staff need as they deal with the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19.
"If anybody has any information about this then we would urge them to contact North Wales Police."