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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 #60 on: October 16, 2010, 09:48:07 PM »
The final 40m of the Pier was the last to be built, in 1917, to house the Bijou Theatre. The survey report says that all of the cast iron piles are present but the girders are in a very poor condition and a large section of the handrail has unfortunately collapsed into the sea.

Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2010, 02:59:55 AM »
What's the betting it eventually gets demolished?

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2010, 05:59:27 PM »
I wouldn't bet against it .... there were 2 piers at Morecambe, which became delapidated, and despite lots of local pressure, they got demolished.

It is the fate that eventually befalls all piers.

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2010, 06:21:32 PM »
No-one ever went to Morecambe after about 1985 though, whereas the prom at Colwyn Bay is packed in the Summer and busy on nice weekends in the Winter (even though there is very little to do there at present). I'd lay a tenner that the pier will be restored rather than demolished.  D)

Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2010, 05:52:09 AM »
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No-one ever went to Morecambe after about 1985 though, whereas the prom at Colwyn Bay is packed in the Summer and busy on nice weekends in the Winter (even though there is very little to do there at present). I'd lay a tenner that the pier will be restored rather than demolished.  D)

We still have a tenner riding on Gwynt-y-Mor don't we Dave?  WWW

DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2010, 08:11:01 AM »
We do, and I'll pleased to do a photo that wins me that tenner.  :P D)

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2010, 09:48:42 AM »
What is the subject of your Gwynt Y Mor bet?

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2010, 09:53:45 AM »
It was a while back...something like...the Save Our Scenery brigade devised a mockup of how the bay would look after the windfarm was completed (as in Trojan's pic). I said it wouldn't look anywhere near as visible as that for most of the time, Trojan disagreed so the bet was made.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2010, 10:18:38 AM »
I see ... well, from the images I saw on NPower's own website, I think it will look pretty damn horrible.

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2010, 10:31:15 AM »
I don't even notice them anymore.  :)

I was intrigued by this statement by John Lawson Reay on the SOS website:

"Maybe we could start by following Rome where the Government have just decreed that street and floodlighting should be shut down at night."

I think what he actually means is that the streetlights could be dimmed?

Major savings in electricity consumption could be made if streetlights were replaced with LED ones:
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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2010, 02:29:51 PM »
Anyway, back on topic, and I noticed this clarification from Jason on his blog about the reported plans to put barriers around the base of the Pier:

"The information we have received is that Warning Signs are being erected (on Friday 15th) at the access points to the beach and NOT barriers as stated in the media."

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2010, 10:47:05 PM »
I did think at the time that fences or barriers were highly unlikely to happen.

For one, they would have to be of very high quality to avoid being destroyed by the tides or storms.

Secondly, it costs money ... and no one has any money of any kind.

Nope, it was never gonna happen.

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2010, 06:22:36 PM »
I note that the new Survey of the Pier has now been published online:

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Some photos of the interior of the Pier buildings in their current condition:


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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #73 on: October 22, 2010, 09:22:39 AM »
It can be done!

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2010, 04:39:25 PM »
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We still have a tenner riding on Gwynt-y-Mor don't we Dave?  WWW
We do indeed, mate. What do you reckon?  $hands$
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