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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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Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #255 on: June 19, 2011, 05:31:41 PM »
Some scaffolding with planking would probably look better than the present pier.

poppy

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« Reply #256 on: June 19, 2011, 06:40:48 PM »
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Some scaffolding with planking would probably look better than the present pier.
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« Reply #257 on: June 21, 2011, 09:58:44 AM »
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In these PC days of Health & Safety at work it probably wouldn't be allowed to do it that way & scaffolding would probably be demanded owing to the height of the pier. Surely before painting they would need to shotblast the old paint/rust etc.. to check the state of the base metal & apply a decent undercoat otherwise it wouldn't last 5 minutes in such wet & salty conditions.

No, an old plank is all you need...  :laugh:

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« Reply #258 on: June 21, 2011, 06:54:36 PM »
I stand corrected, which is a hell of a lot safer than standing on that plank. lol
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« Reply #259 on: June 21, 2011, 06:59:17 PM »
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In these PC days of Health & Safety at work it probably wouldn't be allowed to do it that way & scaffolding would probably be demanded owing to the height of the pier. Surely before painting they would need to shotblast the old paint/rust etc.. to check the state of the base metal & apply a decent undercoat otherwise it wouldn't last 5 minutes in such wet & salty conditions.

No, an old plank is all you need...  :laugh:

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« Reply #260 on: June 21, 2011, 07:33:21 PM »
if he survives walking the plank!  I notice the rope attached to the very brittle cast ironwork  :o :o
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Ian

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« Reply #261 on: June 22, 2011, 09:43:29 AM »
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That news article was incorrect, the decision to buy the Pier was taken at a Full Meeting of Council and the vote was 31 - 1 in favour of buying the Pier.  So maybe those 'worried Councillors' weren't worried enough to either attend or vote against the proposal?

Apparently, due to the time of the meeting - 4.pm - 27 councillors couldn't make it.
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DaveR

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« Reply #262 on: June 22, 2011, 10:05:56 AM »
That's a bit poor, considering they are paid to do the job of Councillor?

Ian

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« Reply #263 on: June 22, 2011, 11:22:20 AM »
Not sure they're all paid, other than expenses.  I know the cabinet are.
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DaveR

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« Reply #264 on: June 22, 2011, 11:27:07 AM »
Councillors expenses top £1.1m a year, for that I would expect them to attend important meetings at very least!

Yorkie

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« Reply #265 on: June 22, 2011, 01:19:14 PM »
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Not sure they're all paid, other than expenses.  I know the cabinet are.

All County Councillors are paid but they get more for being a Chair of a Committee and lots of other enhancements for various duties.   ZXZ
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poppy

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« Reply #266 on: June 22, 2011, 04:16:03 PM »
I was in school with one of them. I recall he was one of those kids they put in the gardening class as academically he was a no-hoper.  :D

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« Reply #267 on: July 11, 2011, 08:57:15 PM »
There's a new group called Colwyn Heritage being set up and they've been posting some photos on Twitter - this is a snippet of one, which shows the original pier Pavilion very clearly indeed - what a great building it was:

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Full uncropped image is here:
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DaveR

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« Reply #268 on: July 23, 2011, 10:51:05 PM »
A legal notice has been sellotaped to the front doors of Colwyn Bay Pier, announcing the date for the hearing to allow the sale to CCBC:


poppy

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« Reply #269 on: July 23, 2011, 11:06:13 PM »
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A legal notice has been sellotaped to the front doors of Colwyn Bay Pier, announcing the date for the hearing to allow the sale to CCBC:



Drove past today and guess the Sellotape is helping to keep the place upright. Visit the Bay 2/3 times a year and each time the pier looks shabbier and shabbier.