Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Colwyn Bay...Evolution Bikes Secures Waterfront Location At The Skip (Porth Eirias)


The rent was actually quite cheap, but still, no one yet knows how much the rent or lease is at the Bryn Williams Bistro at the Skip! Good luck to them there though, everything else has failed in that spot so I hope they can make a go of it, Lord knows how the Bistro is still there???

PORTH Eirias in Colwyn Bay has secured a new tenant.

Evolution Bikes will open their doors to the public on Tuesday, September 29.

The business - which offers bike sales, accessories, clothing, servicing, and repairs - has chosen the waterfront location as their second site, expanding their business from their current Bangor location.

Cllr Goronwy Edwards, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “I’m delighted this exciting new enterprise is opening in Colwyn Bay. It’ll be an excellent addition to the leisure, health, and tourism provision in the area."

Gareth Jones, the founder of Evolution Bikes, said: “Porth Eirias is perfectly placed for our second site, it’s close to the A55 and the North Wales cycle path - offering easy access for customers from across North Wales and beyond.”

Evolution Bikes are located in the retail unit adjacent to Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias bistro.

A new tenant was sought after Colwyn Bay Watersports went into liquidation.

In December 2019, Taffy Osborne, managing director, said: “It is with great regret that we have to close.

"It has truly been a pleasure to provide many thousands of on-water sessions to people from all walks of life.”

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18753125.evolution-bikes---base-bangor---secures-waterfront-location-colwyn-bay-second-site/

Conwy, North Wales... Brazen Bike Theft As Owner opped Into Shop!


Foolish of the owner, when you live in a high crime area you have to lock everything up, you cannot take chances, criminals are criminals and are always lurking for an opportunity to steal!

A BIKE said to be worth around £400 was stolen from Conwy whilst the person who owned it had popped into the shop.

North Wales Police's Community Safety Central team has been to Conwy on Tuesday to put up a bike theft alert sign following the incident.

They say a young man's Carrera pushbike was stolen from outside the Spar shop on the High Street while he had been inside the shop.

A spokesperson for the Community Safety Central team said: "The young man only went into the shop for five minutes and came out to find that his bike had gone.

"He had locks that were cut through. If you are getting a bike lock make sure it is Sold Secure standard."

Anyone with information about this incident which could help the Community Safety Central Team in any way is asked to call 101.

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18756789.400-bike-stolen-conwy-owner-popped-shops/

North Wales...Conwy Valley Continues To Be Blighted By Litter!


There is nothing new here, the area of Conwy has been swimming in filth and litter for years but since the enforced monthly bin collections it is become so visible, just a handful of bins and monthly collections, and recycling centers that treat people like dirt and force them to open bin bags! Well done to Conwy Council as always for such great management.

Patrols should be stepped up at a North Wales beauty spot plagued by a growing fly-tipping problem.

That is the call from Llanrwst’s Conwy county councilor Aaron Wynne, who said the action was needed at Llyn Geirionydd near Trefriw and Llanrwst, in the Conwy Valley.

Cllr Wynne took pictures of the debris-strewn on a table and left by visitors, along with bags full of rubbish left at the scene, saying the problem had got worse since lockdown.

He said he was “angered” by the mess and has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) asking it to “ramp up patrols” at the popular lakeside spot.

He said: “The situation at  Llyn Geirionydd has been a problem for a long time but in the last few months things seem to have got worse.

“It’s not fair on the people who live near the lake who have their lives disrupted by this kind of anti-social behavior.

“We need Natural Resources Wales to step up patrols in the area to prevent this sort of thing happening.

“Hopefully with the weather turning we will see a decrease but we can’t rely on that alone – action needs to be taken to discourage this from happening again.”

Llyn Geirionydd sits on old industrial land at the edge of Gwydir Forest Park, where zinc and lead mining were once the main sources of work.

The lake was reputedly the home of sixth-century poet Taliesin and a stone monument to him stands by its north bank.

Walking routes criss-cross the park, along with two “red-grade” mountain bike trails which bring in outdoor enthusiasts all year round.

A spokeswoman for NRW said countryside destinations had seen “unprecedented levels of visitors” since lockdown.

She added: “Whereas the vast majority of visitors have been well behaved and respectful we have unfortunately experienced some problems with anti-social behavior including camping, wildfires, and litter.

“Some of this anti-social behavior has occurred on NRW owned and managed property including the area around Llyn Geirionydd.

“NRW has been proactive in this instance and has increased the number of officers patrolling the site particularly during busy weekend periods.

“We have also spent a considerable amount of resources in clearing up the mess left by some visitors.

“We are engaging with Conwy council highways department and police to help address some of the local issues raised.”

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18756916.growing-fly-tipping-nbsp-problem-conwy-valley-beauty-spot/

Llandudno...Arson At Historic Rhos Point in Rhos On Sea.


Sadly the buildings are currently empty and awaiting demolition with the exception to the Grade II listed Tower, and a new Carbuncle glass monstrosity is soon to replace it, a bit like the Skip at Porth Eirias.

 A FIRE in a derelict building at Rhos Point may have been started deliberately.

A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “Appliances from Llandudno and Conwy attended the fire [in Rhos-on-Sea] which was confined to a small area in the building which is under development on Sunday.

“It appears the fire was caused by deliberate ignition.”

From....https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18753149.rhos-point-derelict-building-fire-believed-started-deliberately/

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Colwyn Bay.....Breaking News, Incident Outside Top Cut Barbers!


Breaking news and hot off the press! Thanks to Nathan for the info.

Police were called an hour or so ago to an incident Outside or within Top Cut Barbers on Abergele Road in the town. 

A gang of around ten were screaming and threatening, and it appears to have been led by some women pushing prams!

Despite young children being present, foul language was used in very large amounts and some of the gents had to be held back from fighting. The police were called and customers at the Barbers and Hairdressers looked and agast and somewhat scared. Also, a gang of Youths stood nearby just watching and laughing. It was that loud that members of the public walked up streets and out of Cafes to see what was happening!

The police were called, but the gang dispersed itself, with one lot heading into town and the other towards the probation office! 

If you have any further info please let us know.

Thanks.

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Colwyn Bay....Arson As Sticks and Undergrowth' Set On Fire!


It would seem that the delinquent scum in the area are trying to cause misery and damage to people again.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to put out sticks that had been set on fire in Colwyn Bay.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the incident on Upland Road on Tuesday afternoon.

A fire service spokesperson said: "We were called at approximately 4.10pm on Tuesday, September 22 to Upland Road, Colwyn Bay.

"Sticks and undergrowth were set on fire deliberately."

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18744544.conwy-elects-new-council-chairman-emotional-annual-meeting/

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Colwyn Bay....Theft From Briggs Wine Bar, Can You Help?


 What's missing from this picture?

I've got you on camera stealing the planter so do me a favor and bring it back or I'll happily hand the CCTV to the police.
Below you can see the original planters,
Sadly thieves never sleep. Really sad for the lovely couple who have been trying to grow this business, but some months ago also suffered a burglary as did the charity shop next door, but those thieves were eventually caught.
Please message Briggs on Facebook or via the Police on 911
Thanks





Monday, 21 September 2020

Llandudno..Loathed Mad Hatter Statue Vandalised in Town!


 So many people hated these tacky statues when they were built and for many little has changed. Although Alice In Wonderland was meant to have been written in the town The Family Home that Alice Liddell lived in that later became the Penmorfa Hotel was destroyed for a block of flats by the hated building company Anwyl. Sadly caring about Alice in Wonderland in Llandudno is a little too late, sadly there is nothing left to care about and these awful statues need removing.


Even the rabbit statue just opposite the family Liddell home had to be put in a cage due to vandalism!


The wonderful Liddel family home above that has destroyed by Anwyl for a block of flats despite a huge public outcry. Anywl "Claimed" the building was unsafe, despite the fact that it was in use up until Anwyl purchased it!

But here is the article below,

A landmark statue of the Mad Hatter on Llandudno promenade has been vandalized in a "totally unacceptable" attack.

The statue on the town's West Shore promenade is believed to have been damaged with white paint on Saturday night.

Resident Sally Ann Jones noticed the paint on Sunday morning and said it was not there the previous evening.

She said: "I know it was fine on Saturday as I passed it and took a photo of it around 4pm. A friend has said it was fine when she passed it at 7pm too.

"I walked past it this morning on my way to work and noticed the paint at about 7.15 am.

"I do not know if any of the other statues have been vandalized. The paint is on the hat and face with a few drips on the arms."

Councillor Greg Robbins, the cabinet member for the environment and transportation, said: “Vandalism of this kind is totally unacceptable.

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"It's sad to see. People should have more respect for the environment."

North Wales Police and Conwy council have been contacted for comment.

The oak figure is one of four characters from Alice in Wonderland created by Welsh wood sculptor Simon Hedger in 2012.

From The Daily Post https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/landmark-llandudno-mad-hatter-statue-18966772

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Colwyn Bay.. Breaking News A Child at Ysgol Nant y Groes tests positive for Coronavirus Conwy Education Service confirm!


 This will spread like wildfire when it starts, and it will be the teachers and parents dying. Why can't children be taught from home?

CONWY Education Service has confirmed that one pupil attending Ysgol Nant y Groes in Colwyn Bay has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Parents and staff have been informed and issued with guidance provided by Public Health Wales.

The North Wales Contact Tracing Service has been informed of the confirmed case and relevant staff and pupils are now being told to self-isolate in line with WG guidance.

They have also been advised to remain alert for any symptoms of the virus, including:

• A new or continuous cough

• A high temperature

• A loss of or change to a sense of smell or taste

Those advised to self-isolated should book a Coronavirus test if they develop any of the symptoms. A test can be booked by phoning 119 or through the online portal.

Cllr Julie Fallon, Cabinet Member for Education said, “We are working closely with the school; Public Health Wales, and North Wales Contact Tracing Service to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect pupils, staff and the wider community.”

“Contact tracing is underway and if anyone is identified as a contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, a contact advisor from Test, Trace and Protect will be in touch with appropriate advice.”

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18730932.pupil-ysgol-nant-y-groes-colwyn-bay-tested-positive-coronavirus-conwy-education-service-confirm/

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Llandudnno...Historic Rhos-on-Sea House Designed By Architect G H Willoughby Saved.


Great news, The Friends Of Larkfield House and Local Residents are all eager to meet the new owners of the house 
Designed By Architect G H Willoughby which was sold at auction last week. The Group has vowed to continue to patrol and monitor the house until renovation work begins and Cadw has assessed the building for listing. The building is currently listed on The Local Buildings Of Historic Interest Register. Well done to all those involved. 

I am informed that a new pressure group to monitor Conwy County's Heritage is soon to be formed to protect more buildings in the borough.

 PLANS to demolish a historic house in Rhos-on-Sea have been withdrawn.

Residents were up in arms over Cartrefi Conwy’s proposals to demolish period property Larkfield House to develop apartments.

But the housing association has now withdrawn its application and the owner of the site has sold the property.

Campaigners: Friends of Larkfield House have been battling the development, arguing the structure is of historical significance and should have the protection of being a listed building. They were supported by Darren Miller, Clwyd West MS.

This news of the withdrawal has been welcomed by Mr. Millar. Earlier this year he called on the Heritage Minister to urgently intervene to safeguard Larkfield House.

Mr. Miller said: “Local campaigners will be delighted that this application has been withdrawn. The demolition of Larkfield House would have been such a huge loss to Rhos-on-Sea had these plans gone ahead.

“The site has now been sold by the owner and we await news on the new owner’s intentions. Regardless, I hope that they will be sympathetic to local views on this important piece of Rhos-on-Sea heritage.”

Larkfield House is a period property and former home of the Cayley family, which is notable in the development of the aviation industry.

Larkfield House, on Rhos Road, Rhos-on-Sea, along with St Trillo’s Church Hall on Elwy Road, was the subject of an application to demolish and replace them with 17 flats by Cartrefi Conwy.

Sir George Cayley was an inventor and has been dubbed the ‘Father of Aviation’ due to his role in aviation which directly influenced the Wright brothers. They used his work to develop their own powered glider and attributed their success to Cayley.

From The North Wales Pioneer at https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18725599.historic-rhos-on-sea-house-saved/

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Colwyn Bay....Llanddulas Childs Castle On Beach!

Whilst out walking the dogs last night we saw this sweet little pile of stones that some children have called a castle on the beach in Llanddulas. I think it had been vandalized and the stone broke, but clearly, some children had a great time building it and enjoyed the innocent pastime of playing which is nice to see.





 

Llandudno...Concerns Raised Over Rubbish & Rats On Rhos On Sea Maes Glas Council Estate!

This looks more like residents on the estate dumping their garden waste and building waste. And a dirty old mattress thrown in! Why should the council clear it up, let them live in their own waste? The rubbish can be put in the skip, and the garden waste can be collected, but it is much easier to dump it!




 RESIDENTS on a Rhos-on-Sea estate claim complaints about rat infestation are being ignored by Conwy County Borough Council.

Household rubbish is put out in bin bags which are attacked by seagulls, jackdaws, and rats which tear the bags open and feed on the contains.

Mr. John Essery, who lives on Maes Glas housing estate, said: “We have complained to Conwy Council time and time again and nothing has been done.

“The complaints have been ongoing for a period of time going back as far as two years in some cases. We would like to meet a council representative to discuss the issues but we don’t think this will happened soon.

“Residents are placing household waste out sometimes days before the collection day in plastic bags which include soiled baby nappies, this becomes an open invitation for seagulls, jackdaws and rodents such as rats to tear the bin bags open and feed on the contains. We thought it important to inform the Conwy Council, basically as we own the property their opinion was it was not their responsibility to deal with it. In our opinion, the rat infestation was caused by the council not addressing the issues sooner.

A spokesperson for Conwy council said: “Residents of Maes Glas have reported their concerns. The council’s regulatory and housing services and environment, roads, and facilities service, along with Cartrefi Conwy, are working to resolve the situation.”

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18719968.rubbish-rats-rhos-on-sea/

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Llandudno ...Crash Driver Caught Lying As His DNA Is Found On Car Airbag!


 Naughty, Naughty! Liars get caught out!

A drink-driver who’d lied to police that he wasn’t at the wheel in a hit-and-run smash with a parked van on Boxing Day had left his DNA on a car airbag, a judge heard.

Caernarfon crown court was told that Robert Griffiths, 49, of Lloyd George Close, Llandudno, had been affected badly by the death of his mother twelve months earlier and became maudlin.

Jonathan Austin, defending, said he clipped the van and spun out of control. “He acknowledges the stupidity of what he did after the accident happened,” counsel remarked. The defendant feared losing his job if jailed.

Griffiths admitted drink-driving and dangerous driving on the A5 at Cerrigydrudion.

Judge Timothy Petts said the crash happened 30 miles after Griffiths left Llandudno. He’d been driving in the middle of the road and another driver with his family in his car had to swerve to avoid him.

Judge Petts said:” It’s clear you do have a drinking problem and you had relapsed in grief over

Christmas.”

The judge said there was a realistic prospect of rehabilitation. Eight months suspended jail term was imposed with rehabilitation and 100 hours of unpaid work. A two-year ban with an extended test was ordered and Griffiths must pay £85 costs.

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18714865.dna-llandudno-drink-driver-told-police-not-involved-car-smash-found-airbag/

Colwyn Bay ...Stick Of Dynamite Found In New Sea Defence Rock!

Taken from Facebook, It would seem that the Quarry failed to check that all its Dynamite had been detonated before they shipped it to the sea defenses at Colwyn Bay. The Dynamite was safely detonated. Thank goodness some of the brain dead local yobs didn't find it first! 



 

Monday, 14 September 2020

Colwyn Bay....Dog Walkers Warned As Puppy Snatchers Target Eirias Park!


Reports are coming in from Facebook as a number of Dog walkers have been raising concerns. If you see anything suspicious please try to film it or get a photograph and call the police, try to get number plate details.

EIRIAS PARK DOG WALKERS

Please be vigilant when walking your dog in Eirias Park. I too saw 3 men acting suspiciously/watching my pup. They were driving a blue Mondeo. One of the 3 men was tall and slim with auburn hair. The other men were shorter. Please take care

Colwyn Bay...Appeal after Shocking Attack On Young Woman During The Day in Old Colwyn!

This area is getting worse by the day. I hope this poor lady will be okay and this sick individual caught soon.

A YOUNG woman was assaulted by a man in Old Colwyn.

The incident happened on September 10 in Wynn Gardens at about 10am.

North Wales Police West Conwy Coastal are appealing for information.

A spokesperson said: "Thankfully she was not seriously injured and a man has been arrested, but we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident."

Call 101 and quote reference 20000546604.


Were you in the Wynn Gardens area of Old Colwyn around 10am yesterday? Did you see a young woman being assaulted by a man? Thankfully she was not seriously injured and a man has been arrested, but we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident. Call us ref 20000546604
From.....
https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18714708.appeal-young-woman-assaulted-day-old-colwyn/

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Colwyn Bay....More Vandalism At St Paul's Church Vicarage!


Clearly, the gangs of local Yobs and Delinquents are bored, and smashing cast iron guttering on the Vicarage is the new hobby to break up the tedium of being a brain dead youth in Colwyn Bay! 





 

Friday, 11 September 2020

North Wales...Police Federation Representative Urging North Wales Officers To Keep Body Cameras Switched On For Their Protection!


 With so many attacks on Police, these cameras must stay on so they can use the evidence in court against the criminal scum.

Over the past 12 months, all police officers across North Wales have been provided with body-worn cameras – but many of them are not using them when they should.

Now a Police Federation representative has urged colleagues to ensure that the cameras remain switched on not only to provide evidence against defendants but to protect themselves from complaints.

Sergeant Dan Ball, a Federation workplace representative, who often has to represent officers who are the subject of complaints, says he is often baffled as to why their cameras have been switched off.

Last year it was announced that every officer in North Wales would be provided with a camera, known as Body Worn Video (BWV), at a cost of £519,000. Previously only front-line officers had them.

Writing in the latest edition of the Federation newsletter “Your Voice”, Sgt Ball, who has complained in the past about the standard of some of the Force’s technology, says he is continually frustrated when dealing with complaints and finding no footage available.

“Often this can be a job with multiple officers in attendance and yet not one of them has thought to turn a camera on,” he says.

“Our officers have turned the camera on and then for some reason turned it off before they have completed the job and left.

“I have to ask myself why, and, even worse than this, I often see footage where officers have turned on BWV halfway through dealing with DV (domestic violence) or public order incident. In doing this, they have potentially missed vital disclosures r other evidence.”

Sgt Ball, who is stationed in Rhyl, says he also comes across many cases of officers using the cameras when making arrests but then switching them off on the journey into custody, leaving themselves open to allegations about their behavior or driving.

He urges colleagues to think about when to switch off their cameras, adding: “Think about how that could potentially be perceived in any later investigation, either local or with the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“Please use these devices. They are proven to be overwhelmingly better for you, the public, and the organization.”

From...https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/18710613.police-federation-representative-urging-north-wales-officers-keep-body-cameras-switched/