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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #135 on: January 21, 2012, 10:04:54 PM »
Excellent pics there, but driving past all I can see is giant concrete blocks, I hope it looks better whenever it is finished!
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DaveR

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« Reply #136 on: January 31, 2012, 06:46:46 PM »
I was in Rhyl at the weekend and there's even more work going on at their Prom:

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« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2012, 06:54:10 PM »
..and some photos showing the painfully slow state of progress at Colwyn Bay Waterfront:

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« Reply #138 on: February 11, 2012, 09:37:26 PM »
Hi to all!
This seems to be the best place to ask this.
Could anyone please upload some video of the current work in progress of the Colwyn bay waterfront project? Perhaps a clip a week, if you feel like it?
I have been worried for a while now that far from improving Colwyn bay, they might actually end up making it worse, and from what I've read here and elsewhere on other blogs these fears might actually come true.
I do want the pier to be rejuvenated, because I have such happy memories of going there when younger (well, Iím only in my thirties now, but I meant when I was about 5 years old, and even then I only remember going about halfway down the pier!)
I also hope that the promenade gets done up to protect the road and local homes and businesses along the way - but I wouldnít want it to become a sort of white elephant that no one is going to use much or benefit from - just look at the way all the new work at Rhyl over the years seems to have made something people donít value!
My family have been going on holiday to Towyn (and spending time in Rhyl, Abergele, Colwyn bay, Rhos-on-sea and Llandudno) for the last 60 or so years, and so we are all concerned about what might be happening.
Anyway, sorry for the long rambling words and reminiscing bit - but if someone could film a few videos and upload them to YouTube that would be great!
Thanks,
Paul.

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« Reply #139 on: February 11, 2012, 10:13:22 PM »
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DaveR

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« Reply #140 on: February 11, 2012, 10:48:22 PM »
I've got plenty, thanks. ;)

Seeing this thread revived has reminded me that the new waterfront centre is to be called 'Porth Eirias'.

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« Reply #141 on: February 11, 2012, 10:53:55 PM »
Definitely?



John Oddy

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« Reply #142 on: February 12, 2012, 12:34:22 AM »
At the beginning of the, long drawn out, pier saga I was one of those that fought to keep it and still would if it was handled correctly. Unfortunately I do not believe that Shore Thing is the right answer and that it will only be a matter of time before itís upkeep , once again, will fall on the tax payers of Conwy.
The waterfront design, as ugly as it is, is here to stay and is more to do with coastal erosion than it is to do with anything else. The serious issue of the sea eating itís way under the road and railway had to be addressed and this was the best answer they could come up with.
I do not believe that any serious thought was put into combining the two problems, the pier and the erosion, they could both of been dealt with together and enhanced the seafront and made it, once again, a place that people would visit.
Just off our shores we have some of the deepest water for miles; if we allowed one of the big power companies to build an underwater wall from Rhos Point to Llanddulas Point in which they could put turbines that worked on the rise and fall of the tide (not the in and out tidal motion) generating electricity, guaranteed, twice a day they, in return, would pay for our sea defences and extending the pier. Once the pier is extended we put a pontoon marina at the end of it, the marina and the shoreline will be protected by the underwater wall making it the only non-tidal marina in North Wales. We allow one of the big gaming companies to build a casino on the pier in return for their responsibility of itís, the piers, maintenance, we build shops and accommodation along the pier, allow for cafes, bistros and restaurants to be built so that people using the marina have places to go. The town, the hotels and the people of Colwyn Bay all benefit from it, the creation of jobs, both on the pier and the turbine project, will help with employment and it would do more to safeguard the future of the town than turning it into a Civic Centre, which is something I have always said is the Councilsí intentions. It doesnít take a genius to work these things out.....just a bit of forethought and care about the town.

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« Reply #143 on: February 12, 2012, 03:14:32 PM »
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You know what, itís funny. As soon as I made my details for this account I regretted using that username. I would rather have been "RossiFan" or perhaps "SennaFan" which is the type of username I would normally choose when registering for non internet marketing forums. Iím so used to trying to get my own website name out there I do it automatically these days!
Anyway, back to Colwyn bay front, and although as a non local I wouldnít have the right to stick my nose in, I would definitely agree that some of what John Oddy has to say might be in the areas best interest.
In a world were only money matters in deciding what gets done and what doesnít, you need something controversial (like the gambling and the power companies turbines) to generate the money to look after an area properly. Its either that or wait until the problem goes away - as in wait until the pier falls down completely then there is nothing else to do about it.
The problem of the erosion and the road/railway line is going to go away though, and so something needs be done - but not just "anything", but instead something thatís right.
Gambling on the pier would be controversial (not much worse than the lottery though I guess) but could generate some money.
All just my thoughts inspired by John.
(And if anyone is going by Colwyn bay front with a video camera, please record a bit of footage and upload to YouTube for me - thanks!)

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« Reply #144 on: February 12, 2012, 03:25:29 PM »
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« Reply #145 on: February 13, 2012, 11:14:59 PM »
Conwy County Borough Council : 13/02/12 - Watersports Centre Contractor Appointed You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2012, 03:46:56 PM »
The main initial contractor has now left this site, no cranes, diggers etc. and for a matter of a day or so, or maybe even hours or so before the next contractor moves in, the site is empty. I took the opportunity to have a quick look through the gateway and I was amazed by the size of the "new" bit of land that has been created. IT IS HUGH. Best take a look at it before you look at dwsi's you tube link. Then you will be surprised like I was. Mike

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« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2012, 06:01:04 PM »
A few iPhone photos:

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« Reply #148 on: April 06, 2012, 04:28:46 PM »
The new Waterfront Building starts to emerge...

dwsi

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« Reply #149 on: May 06, 2012, 12:26:30 PM »
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Colwyn Bay: Porth Eirias watersports building framework built

The steelwork supporting a new watersports building on the promenade at Colwyn Bay has been put in place.

The project is part of the Bay Life+ programme which includes redevelopment of the Conwy county town's seafront and coastal defences.

The Porth Eirias building is expected to be completed by late autumn.

Members of the public can visit the Wynne Construction community liaison suite at the site to find out more about the work.

"The arrival of the first part of the steel frame marks another milestone in this major regeneration project for Colwyn Bay," said Hywel Jones, the project manager on behalf of Conwy council.

"Over the coming weeks we're looking forward to seeing the structure of the new building continue to take shape," he added.

Wynne Construction's community relationship manager is based on site at the community liaison suite every Monday from 10:00 - 12:00 BST, and Thursday between 14:00 - 16:00 BST, when the public can view and discuss the plans.