Thursday, 30 July 2020

Colwyn Bay Old Colwyn Golf Course Vandalised!

Sad news, apparently the culprits names have been passed on to the police. Article from Facebook Residents of Old Colwyn past and present.

Colwyn Bay More Litter & Black Bin Bags Dumped in the Town!

The council needs to start providing community skips and fortnightly collections again!

Snowdonia Blighted By Litter & "dog and human excrement" !

So it is now back to normal after lockdown! I knew it being clean would not last long it is always like this!

A trail of mess and litter has been scattered across Snowdonia less than a fortnight after the national park opened up to tourists.
The Snowdonia National Park Authority said they had even found "dog and human excrement" left on some of the most popular routes.
They added that staff has been working tirelessly to re-open the car parks and toilet facilities at its sites.
Arwel Griffiths told Wales Online he found “litter all the way up" Snowdon itself.
The shocked walker from Porthmadog from found clothes, gloves, socks, wet wipes, and hats discarded as he made his way up the peak on Wednesday.
He said: “You won't see anything like it on any of the other routes that are used by more experienced climbers, it's the routes that attract tourists that have been affected," he said.
An example of some of the rubbish dumped on Snowdon 
"There was litter all the way up the route, there were clothes and everything, gloves, socks, hats, things like that.
"You expect the odd baseball cap because the wind does blow, but to leave behind socks and gloves.
Arwyl’s cousin, who is taking part in a charity walk up the mountain every day for the last week told him that the litter problem was only getting worse.
He took a photograph of rubbish left at the visitor center at the summit, which is currently closed but due to the cold weather, he didn’t take anymore.
"There were bottles of alcohol and stuff from picnics. I just don't understand, once you have carried it up and eaten it, it is light enough to carry back down." Arwyl added.
He stressed that people need to remove their own litter, especially if its items that have been in close contact with people for the safety of volunteers.
A spokesman for Snowdon National Park said: "We have been working tirelessly to prepare for the lifting of restrictions by opening car parks and toilet facilities at our sites, launching a visitor behavior campaign and visitor guide, placing prominent signage in all key areas and working with our partners recruiting on the ground volunteers who work with our wardens to provide advice to visitors, collect litter and report parking issues.
"However, we have seen a small minority of people not adhering to social distancing measures, littering, and leaving both dog and human excrement at some of our most popular sites.
"This is an emerging widespread issue not just in the mountains but also at lakeside locations, and across the National Parks and visitor destinations in Wales. Our colleagues in the English National Parks have also been experiencing similar problems.
"We are disheartened that a small minority feel that this is acceptable behavior in such a special fragile landscape.
"We are working with colleagues across Wales and the UK, including public health and public protection, to develop further specific messaging relating to these issues in order to keep our communities safe and to protect our landscapes.
"Good practices when returning to Snowdonia can be found in our ‘ Welcome Back Guide ’."

Colwyn Bay Aman assaulted three police officers!

Shocking, I hope he is locked away for a long time.
A Colwyn Bay man assaulted three police officers while awaiting trial for a similar offense, a court heard.
Diane Williams, prosecuting at Llandudno magistrates’ court, said that on July 24 neighbors called the police to a property in Belgrave Road, Colwyn Bay, after hearing a couple arguing loudly and there was a concern for the woman.
When Anthony Graham came to the door he was clearly drunk and became aggressive towards the officers.
As they struggled to put him in the police van two officers were slightly injured. He had to be subdued with pepper spray but on the way to custody, he remained volatile and spat on another officer’s face and arms.
Graham, aged 22, admitted three offenses of assaulting emergency workers and one of using threatening behavior. At the time he was on bail awaiting crown court trial for assaulting an officer.
District Judge Gwyn Jones said his sentencing powers were insufficient and remanded Graham in custody to appear at Mold Crown Court on August 20.

Llandudno Bike stolen from front garden in Llandudno!

A BIKE has been stolen from a front garden in Llandudno.
This was in Bodnant Road. It was a black and green Carrera mountain bike.
A spokesperson for North Wales Police Community Safety Central said on Wednesday, July 22: "A bike theft alert sign has been put up.
"Sadly the resident forgot to lock the bike.
"What we ask is if you can keep your bike inside if you can put it in the shed or garage.
"If you are not able to do that, try and keep it locked with a good quality lock."

Colwyn Bay Man and woman arrested after police swarm on Mochdre street!

Rough estate this!
Two people have been arrested following an incident that sparked a heavy police presence.
Officers were called to reports of an altercation involving two men and a woman near Ffordd Y Maer in Mochdre.
A witness reported that around five police cars, one unmarked police car, and two vans attended the scene at around 1.30pm today.
North Wales Police spokesman said: "We received a call at 1.30pm this afternoon reporting an incident involving two men and a woman near Ffordd Y Maer in Mochdre.
"Officers attended and a man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of assault.
"Our inquiries are ongoing."
Anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information that may assist with the police investigation should call North Wales Police on 101.

Llandudno Pervert taking photos over swimming baths changing cubicle handed suspended prison sentence!!

Well, it all goes on in "The Fading Queen Of Welsh Resorts!"

A man admitted filming a young boy in a swimming pool changing room and taking pictures up women's skirts without their knowledge.
Andrew Telford, 29, of Conway Road, Llandudno Junction, was handed an eight-month prison term suspended for two years.
He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and observe a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for the same period.
Telford was arrested after the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, saw a mobile phone appear at the top of the cubicle as he was getting changed at Llandudno swimming pool last August.
Moments later he saw the device appear again and told his father, who alerted police.
Judge Timothy Petts, sitting at Caernarfon Crown Court, was told staff at the police examined CCTV footage and saw Telford holding the phone above the cubicle, examining it, and holding it up above the cubicle again.
"He was then seen to leave the pool and police were able to trace his vehicle and arrested the defendant," said prosecuting barrister Simon Parry.
Andrew Telford
Andrew Telford
He added two mobile phones were seized from Telford and upon examination 24 images of upskirting were found. Some of them were duplicated and formed into collages the barrister said.
The images had been taken between January 2018 and August last year and the judge commented many of the victims would not have known Telford had taken the images of them.
Mr. Parry said the boy had been left "confused and anxious" by the incident and was worried images of him would appear on social media websites.
"He feels uneasy and that it was the wrong thing for someone to do," added Mr. Parry.
Defense counsel Sarah Yates said Telford apologized to the victims for his behavior.
"He is extremely remorseful and ashamed of his behavior and has already sought counseling," she said.
Noting Telford was of previous good character and had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and made admissions to police, Ms. Yates urged the court to follow the recommendations in the pre-sentence report and draw back from immediate custody.
She argued the public would be better served if Telford was able to work with the Probation Service.
The judge said: "Clearly these are worrying offenses that need to be dealt with. He has progressed from internet pornography into making his own."
In addition to the suspended prison term, Telford must undertake 60 days of Rehabilitation Activity and attend 45 sessions of an accredited program. He must also carry out 200 hours of unpaid work

Llandudno..Police cordon off town centre streets after reports of 'man on roof'!

Anyone heard the outcome of this? Was he drunk, high on drugs or unwell? 

Reports of a man on a roof sparked a large-scale police operation on Saturday night.
Officers cordoned off sections of Madoc Street and Lloyd Street in Llandudno at around 9pm on Saturday after reports that a man had clambered onto a building.
Around 12 police officers were at the scene, with the fire service in support.
North Wales Police declined to comment on the incident, but locals said they were told that there was a man on the roof of a property within the cordoned off area.
One eyewitness said: "It was a massive cordon and I think it closed down one of the pubs nearby.
Police cordon in place on junction of Lloyd Street and Madoc Street in Llandudno
Police cordon in place on the junction of Lloyd Street and Madoc Street in Llandudno 
"There are some people who live in the flats above the shops there and they couldn't get to their homes.
"People in the pub appeared to have to leave at around 9.30pm because it was inside the cordon.
"It's not the sort of thing you expect to see."
They said the situation appeared "calm", adding that police did not appear to be too concerned about the ongoing situation.
The witness added: "I would say there were about half a dozen police officers on Madoc Street alone but you could see about a dozen or so around the area.
Police cordon in place on junction of Lloyd Street and Madoc Street in Llandudno
Police cordon in place on the junction of Lloyd Street and Madoc Street in Llandudno 
"There was also a fire engine waiting nearby.
"There were two main cordons, one smaller cordon near the actual incident and a wider cordon in place probably due to access issues."
The cordon was lifted at around 10.50pm after the incident was resolved.
When approached for comment, police said they had nothing to say at this time.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Llandudno Two Men Charged in 'sexual offences' Probe In Struggling Town!

No shock here really, Llandudno is crammed full with Sex Offenders, Criminals, and Drug Dealers.

Two men have been charged in relation to a "sexual offenses" investigation.
North Wales Police have released a statement to confirm that the pair from Llandudno have been charged an remanded in custody.
In a short statement, the force said: "North Wales Police can confirm that two males from the Llandudno area have been arrested, charged and remanded in relation to sexual offenses."
No details were revealed by the force about the nature of the alleged offenses.
The charged pair has also not been named at this stage

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Llandudno Branded 'zombie apocalypse' North Wales resort!

Well in fairness the town like every other is struggling after lockdown and the silly family should have checked what was open prior to visiting and still could have gone for walks or gon on the train to somewhere,
however, Llandudno is in decline and this has nothing to do with lockdown, this has been going on for years. More and more cases of violence, anti-social behavior, drug issues along with vast amounts of social housing and flats by Cartrefi Conwy and alike, the Orme is littered with drug needles and litter and hotels are falling into receivership on a weekly basis!

A family cut short their holiday to North Wales after describing post-lockdown Llandudno as being “like a scene from a zombie apocalypse”.
Ian Doyle, his wife, and daughter, from the Wirral, booked a three-night stay in the seaside resort to coincide with the start of the school summer holidays.
But they claimed Llandudno was a “ghost town” with few hotels open, most attractions shut and long queues to get in the few public toilets available.
Mr. Doyle and his family are regular visitors to Llandudno but this time they stayed just one night before returning home.
He warned that other tourists would shun North Wales this summer unless more facilities were quickly re-opened.
“We assumed there would be a tsunami of tourism but the town is like a scene from a zombie apocalypse,” he said.
“No hotels apart from ours seemed to be open, seafront guest houses were shut and there were no OAPs spending the grey pound that supports 50% of the town.”
The Doyle family booked their trip six weeks ago on the basis that lockdown easing in Wales would roughly follow England’s timetable.
They stayed at Llandudno’s Travelodge, which re-opened just before the trio arrived in the town.
Mr. Doyle said the place was “absolutely deserted”.
The family checked out various attractions – Great Orme cable car, the tramway, land train and bus, and boat trips – but found them shut or not operating. 
However, they were able to get onto the pier.
“Hallelujah!” said Mr. Doyle. “You can walk up one side, down the other, but all the stalls and arcades were closed.
“Instead a loudspeaker broadcasts every five minutes about not going within two meters of each other. 
“It’s like Stalag 41.”

People relax and enjoy Llandudno beach after Covid travel restrictions were eased in early July
People relax and enjoy Llandudno beach after COVID travel restrictions were eased in early July 

In desperation, the family climbed in their car and headed to Conwy Castle.
That too was closed, with a re-opening date penciled in for early August.
“You can walk along the front, which was lovely, as the main pub overlooking the estuary had put every single chair and table outside – it was heaving,” said Mr. Doyle. 
“So how is it that everyone can walk along the estuary in the open air but not an 800-year-old castle – which the last time I looked is in the open air?”
Neither were the Doyles happy with the provision of public toilets in Llandudno.
“Shop toilets were closed and the only ones open were those near Marks & Spencer – but they had 14 people queueing outside,” he said.
“Who on earth is going to put up with that?” 
The family claimed they fared a little better when it came to food.
“I like a good meal and a bottle of red, but the restaurants were all closed,” said Mr. Doyle.
“You could phone order to the room, assuming you can pick up – but this is not an Uber town and so there were no delivery services.”

Llandudno's pier is open but its attractions remain shut and a one-way system is in place
Llandudno's pier is open but its attractions remain shut and a one-way system is in place 

Instead, they decided to eat out. Some pubs and cafes were open, he said, but all dining was outside only – and seats were in short supply.
“It was like musical chairs,” fumed Mr. Doyle.
“We found a coffee shop with one table and two chairs, and I pounced immediately.
“I asked if I could borrow a chair from inside but was told it would be too near another couple.
“Finding somewhere to eat really was a major chore, bordering on the impossible.
“It’s only 35 minutes to Chester where you can shop and eat till you drop. By all means have a blanket, nationwide ban but this type of regional variation is just preposterous given the geography.”

According to the Doyles, Llandudno is busier on Saturday nights but visitors are struggling to find anywhere to sit down for a meal
According to the Doyles, Llandudno is busier on Saturday nights but visitors are struggling to find anywhere to sit down for a meal 

The following night, being a Saturday, was much busier in the town. But this only compounded the problem, said Mr. Doyle.
“People are walking around looking for somewhere to have a coffee but there must have been 10 tourists to every available chair,” he said.
“Fish and chip shops were doing a sterling trade but with massive queues.
“After wandering around for another hour we gave up. We went back to the Travelodge, packed up, and was home with a kebab at my local restaurant by 8.30pm. 
“We wrote off two nights costing £100 – how bad is that?”
Mr. Doyle believes businesses in the town are being made to pay a heavy price for the Welsh Government’s cautious approach to easing lockdown.
Even if Llandudno and other Welsh resorts re-open more fully in August, it will not leave them enough time to rescue their summers, he said.
“Businesses in the town are going to completely miss any hope of capturing any trade,” he said.
“I spoke to a local shop owner who was trying to sell stuff in the street, he was apoplectic.
“Cardiff doesn’t seem to care about the damage it is causing. These businesses will be bankrupt in weeks and won’t return as they are running out of cash.
“Once word gets out to potential tourists from places like Manchester I suspect they will turn right at the M6 and head for the Lakes.
“It’s awful and a real shame.”

Llandudno promenade during the lockdown in June
Llandudno promenade during the lockdown in June 

All beaches in North Wales have re-opened, as has Snowdonia National Park, and most pay-and-display car parks are now available.
Conwy Council is running a #MakeUpForLostTime tourism campaign but, like the Welsh Government, it is also placing an emphasis on public health and safety.
Visitors can stay at self-contained accommodation, such as static caravans and holiday lodge parks – and campsites are set to re-open from July 25.
Other facilities are re-opening all the time – a new artisan market selling local crafts, art, and produce made its debut in Colwyn Bay last weekend, and this will continue every third Saturday of the month.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Llandudno Great Orme Bak As Litter Haven After Lockdown!

It Didn't take long before all the litter, filth, human and animal feces piled up again, I wonder how long before the drug needles will pile up?

The Great Orme became the latest North Wales beauty spot to be left a tip by litterbugs.
Police blasted those responsible for the mess, which officers themselves ended up clearing away.
The littering as thousands of tourists came to the region to enjoy its attractions following coronavirus lockdown measures being eased.
Police said they had received numerous complaints about families leaving "large amounts "of garbage on The Great Orme.
One photo showed litter including plastic bottles, cups, and paper dishes dumped behind a rock near a picnic seating area.
Litter found dumped on The Great Orme over the weekend of July 18/19 2020
Litter found dumped on The Great Orme over the weekend of July 18/19 2020 
A tweet by North Wales Police (NWP) Conwy Coastal last night said: "A number of complaints received today in relation to families leaving large amounts of rubbish on The Great Orme. This litter has now been cleaned up by officers.
"Please take your rubbish home, this is unacceptable."
It follows further reports of trash dumping near the Anglesey coast which was found on Saturday morning.
A trail of tents, barbecues, beer bottles, and wooden palettes have been dumped near the  Anglesey coast.
The images follow reports of beauty spots across  North Wales being "trashed" by visitors who have been increasingly dumping rubbish since lockdown restrictions began to ease.
Mr. Parsons, of  Valley, Anglesey - Royal Air Force (RAF)  retiree - said: "The campsite wasn’t there a few days earlier, but that there had a similar issue several weeks ago with tents and mattresses dumped after a stay in that area."
Last week Welsh Government First Minister Mark Drakeford said they will not hesitate to close down  Snowdonia again if Covid-19 spikes are linked to a surge in visitor numbers.
tents, barbecues, beer bottles, and wooden palettes have been left dumped in Anglesey. 
The  Welsh Government has said it will also consider bigger fines to prevent the kind of littering reported in the national park in recent days.
Evidence of the region’s enduring popularity has been seen in the trails of rubbish discarded by walkers in the two weeks since the region reopened to tourists. Snowdonia was busy over the weekend.
Mr Drakeford said has been appalled by the scale of post-lockdown littering in Welsh beauty spots.
“Can I say how very disappointing it is that a small minority of people visiting these beautiful parts of Wales have not acted responsibly,” he said.
“There is no excuse for litter. If people are visiting these places, please take your litter home and dispose of it safely there.