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What should be done with Colwyn Bay Pier?

Demolish it
Carry out basic renovation (spend up to 5m)
Carry out comprehensive renovation, including all buildings (spend up to 10m)

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #150 on: June 07, 2011, 01:08:07 PM »
People always like to indulge in conspiracy theories because they are more exciting than the usually mundane truth.

You could ask yourself why, following his scenario, CCBC would want to gain control of a derelict pier that will be nothing but a drain on the taxpayers? There have been several times over recent years that CCBC could have bought it legitimately at a knock down price if they had wanted it. Both Parker Leisure Holdings and Mike Paxman had it up for sale for long periods of time without anyone being interested. Mr Hunt bought it without having the money to do anything with it - a surefire recipe for disaster!

I'm sure his manner has upset many staff within CCBC and they subsequently went out of their way not to be helpful to him but I doubt there's more to it than that.

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« Reply #151 on: June 07, 2011, 02:07:46 PM »
The truth will come out......................let's wait and see what happens. 
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Yorkie

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2011, 02:39:54 PM »
Certainly his "story" has been fairly consistant throughout, although I must confess that I have not followed it that closely, and that generally indicates some element of truth.   He has not introduced any other matters apart from those he originally cited.

What DaveR says is certainly plausible, but if such were the case, why does Hunt carry on with his crusade knowing that in the end he will not succeed?   He is either on a hiding to nothing or living in the vain hope of raking in a tidy sum by way of compensation.   Either way I'm not too interested.   ZXZ
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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #153 on: June 07, 2011, 06:12:57 PM »
Council Meeting tomorrow to decide whether or not to buy Colwyn Bay Pier from the Receivers.

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« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2011, 06:46:59 PM »
Hunger Strike eh?   Can't see anyone from CCBC rushing t force feed him

He'll be in McDonalds as soon as he gets hungry.

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SCMP

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #155 on: June 07, 2011, 07:50:51 PM »
I must admit the stuff in the paper about the hungar strike made me giggle it has been three years....!

DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #156 on: June 07, 2011, 08:00:29 PM »
How long will his hunger strike last, I wonder? You can keep up with progress here:
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I might send Fester round with some bacon butties to waft under his window....  ;D



Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #157 on: June 07, 2011, 08:07:19 PM »
I've been attempting to air brush David Jones out.  L0L

Colwyn Bay MP David Jones said there had been "insufficient engagement" with Mr Hunt regarding the pier's future, adding that he had been "airbrushed out of the process".

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #158 on: June 07, 2011, 08:16:52 PM »
Hmm....I think he meant that Steve Hunt had been airbrushed out of the process....  :laugh:

Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #159 on: June 07, 2011, 08:24:28 PM »
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Hmm....I think he meant that Steve Hunt had been airbrushed out of the process....  :laugh:

 $booboo$ Sorry Dave, been working on another.

Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #160 on: June 07, 2011, 08:26:14 PM »
What's Steve going to do with his time?

This may keep him occupied:

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« Reply #161 on: June 07, 2011, 09:14:18 PM »
I met Steve Hunt once, about 3 years ago. He was very upset about a grievance over his rates, and he really bent my ear about it. But, if everybody who has a grievance about their rates went on hunger strike,  Asda food would go bust

Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #162 on: June 07, 2011, 11:31:16 PM »
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I met Steve Hunt once, about 3 years ago. He was very upset about a grievance over his rates, and he really bent my ear about it. But, if everybody who has a grievance about their rates went on hunger strike,  Asda food would go bust

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SCMP

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #163 on: June 08, 2011, 12:15:42 PM »
Well ITV have just pulled up out side the pier with Steve hunt there, he's got the front door open as well.

DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2011, 12:45:25 PM »
How long before he realises he's wasting his time?