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Tom Davidson

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1395 on: October 03, 2016, 04:30:30 PM »
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1396 on: November 18, 2016, 06:52:24 PM »
I walked past Porth Eirias today, and I see that one side of the skip is still fenced off, under repair and looking like an abandoned building site. So I assume they haven't made much progress repairing the leaky roof (first reported here back in July!).

It looks a real ugly mess, to be honest. And the fenced-off under-repair section doesn't look great either.

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« Reply #1397 on: November 18, 2016, 06:58:53 PM »
You are so right there BMD. It looked dreadful from the outside. In fact we thought it might have closed at first. Once inside though there were plenty of people enjoying lunch but the Bryn Williams business is being done no favours at all by the state of the exterior of the building and surrounding area.

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1398 on: November 23, 2016, 01:35:40 PM »
I glanced at the North Wales Weekly News, which had a story about an additional Ł4m of newly-sourced(?) cash to be put into the waterfront development (part of that coming from the European Regional Development Fund). Money apparently no object when the pier isn't part of the plans.

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« Reply #1399 on: December 14, 2016, 10:24:08 AM »
Who says CCBC are short of money...................  &shake&

PROPOSALS for two-metre-high red concrete capital letters spelling the word ‘Colwyn’ on Colwyn Bay promenade are set to be approved.

A planning application has been submitted by Conwy County Borough Council for the feature to be put up between the pier and Princess Court apartment buildings as part of the town’s waterfront project phase 2 works.

A report to planning committee members is due to be discussed at 2pm today (Wednesday, December 14).
It recommends members grant advert consent, subject to no objections being received from the town council or conservation and highways officers.
In its conclusion, the report states: “It is acknowledged that the proposed lettering would form a prominent feature within the streetscene by virtue of its size, scale, siting and layout.

“However, the proposal is considered to introduce a feature of interest to this part of the promenade and would contribute towards the continuing regeneration of the promenade.
“On balance, the proposal is not considered to have a significant detrimental impact upon the visual amenity of the locality.”
The lettering would also serve as an informal seating area, the report says.

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1400 on: December 14, 2016, 12:35:11 PM »
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PROPOSALS for two-metre-high red concrete capital letters spelling the word ‘Colwyn’ on Colwyn Bay promenade are set to be approved.

“On balance, the proposal is not considered to have a significant detrimental impact upon the visual amenity of the locality.”
The lettering would also serve as an informal seating area, the report says.

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Please, somebody tell me this is a spoof of council idiocy. The pointless, ugly RED concrete letters will read "COLWYN" from the road. So, what will they read from the beach/bay? "NYWLOC" (I'm joking of course, but only partly - see the plans).

Really, the geniuses that get together in these CCBC meetings.  It's almost as if they know it's stupid. Their report says "On balance, the proposal is not considered to have a significant detrimental impact upon the visual amenity of the locality". That's a positive reason for having it - that it won't have a "significant detrimental impact"? Idiots.  &shake& 

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1401 on: March 03, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
Scientists have built a scale model replica of Colwyn Bay seafront, hundreds of miles from the sea.
The 1-in-50 scale miniature was created to test planned improvements to the beach and sea defences.
Specialists HR Walingford built it at the company's research centre in Oxfordshire.
Tom Rigden, of the firm, said: "Computer models are improving all the time, but there's still no substitute for a physical model."
Conwy council, which commissioned the model, wants to extend the sandy beach from the centre of Colwyn Bay around to Rhos-on-Sea.
However, it needs to test how much sand is needed and how long it will stay in place before the waves wash it away.
Benji Poulton, the council's project manager, said: "Bringing in the sand is a very expensive operation, so we need to be sure that when we did bring in the sand, it will stay in the area where we put it.

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« Reply #1402 on: March 03, 2017, 02:27:42 PM »
Let's hope that they get it right because the sand that they have imported already is shifting.     The sand moves with the tide and current and I've noticed changes in the Old Colwyn beach since I've gone there to walk my dog.
At the bottom of one of the flight of steps is a concrete base which when I first saw it was about 10 inches above the sand, another time when I went I saw about 4 concrete steps above the sand and last time I went only one step was visible.
The groynes certainly help to stabilise the sand but you often get different levels of sand on each section of the beach.
I can fully understand that it's expensive and they need to get it right but can't understand why they didn't do the same for Llandudno before depositing quarry rubble on the beach.

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« Reply #1403 on: March 04, 2017, 11:37:13 AM »
I've just come back home after walking my dog Marco on the Old Colwyn sandy beach and it would be nice to think that the sandy beach will eventually go from Old Colwyn to Rhos on Sea.
I took my camera with me just to take a photo of what I was trying to describe about the shifting sands and the first photo is of the flat concrete base at the bottom of the steps from the prom.
Last time I was here there was only one step visible but today none were visible although I have seen about four steps there at certain times.
The second photo is of the concrete steps over the groynes and the other steps are similar but are now buried under the sand.

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« Reply #1404 on: March 22, 2017, 05:00:10 PM »
Porth Eirias roof FINALLY set to be repaired and reopened

The leak was first reported nearly two years ago and has closed off the roof terrace on the Colwyn Bay promenade.
Work to repair a roof leak at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay is finally due to be completed - nearly two years after first being investigated.
The seafront building opened in 2013 with Bryn Williams' restaurant arriving at the site in the summer of that year.
Issues of a leaking roof were first raised in April 2015 and last year the roof walkway and terrace was fenced off to the public while investigations continued.
The work is scheduled to be complete by the end of next week.
"Some replanting work will also take place once the weather improves."
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Why has this farce taken so long to even start repairs and isn't there a builders guarantee in place?

I am confused, the article says the leak was reported in April 2015, it was opened in the Summer of 2015 and it is still leaking. From that there must have been some bad building standards or bad design, both of which are controlled by the council through planning and building control. The article does not say who actually owns the building but if it is the council then persons managing  the project should be heading towards unemployment.

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1405 on: March 22, 2017, 06:36:28 PM »
It's very like a slowly unfolding farce. Councils seem utterly inept.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

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BMD

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1406 on: March 22, 2017, 07:40:12 PM »
New Porth Eirias menu additions:

Leek soup
Pea & leek hash
Wild grass & herb cobblers
Fresh leek & ham gratin with rösti roof


Mmmm!

hollins

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1407 on: March 22, 2017, 08:28:21 PM »
Oh heck!
I don't like leeks or rather they don't like me.     :(

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1408 on: March 22, 2017, 09:01:04 PM »
At least you won't have to take your umbrella there next time you have a meal       ;D

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #1409 on: March 22, 2017, 09:12:45 PM »
Btw, if you can't see those new menu items on your next visit, ask them for the "leeks and wild grass cobblers" list.  ;)