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SteveH

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 03:41:42 PM »
Not local, but a definite contender for the Special Award.

The contractors, hired by Anglesey Council carried out the work earlier in the week during heavy downpours
After inspection of the pitch, Caergybi FC manager Dale Moffat was far from impressed.  ref DP

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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2018, 12:37:31 PM »
PITCH PERFECT   :'(       :'(

Red-faced council bosses have told contractors to sort out the damage they did when they rendered a football pitch unplayable with their grass cutting machines.

The pitch is on land owned by the Isle of Anglesey County Council who arrange for the pitch to be maintained.
Cllr Trefor Lloyd Hughes, former Football Association of Wales President, said he had asked the contractor to revisit the site.
He said: "Having received complaints on Saturday about the damage at the field I have requested the contractor, via the council, to make good the damage made by them to the satisfaction of Caergybi FC.

"I am also led to believe that there could be new contractors soon due to the contract coming to an end."


"Some remedial works have already been undertaken and more will be required.

“We recognise the hard work of volunteers in running a local football teams, like Caergybi FC, and would like to apologise to all associated with the club for the damage caused to the pitch.”
Caergybi FC manager Dale Moffat thanked football fans for their support in the past few days.  ref DP



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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 05:08:45 PM »
I propose the Special Award for the week goes to Mostyn Estates. At a CCBC meeting this week the safety of pavements on Mostyn Street were discussed, apparently £200,000 has been set aside for a scheme of renewal & repair. The Council sent out 35 letters to businesses, shop owners & leaseholders as part of the pavements are privately owned, to ask them if they would contribute to the scheme. 10 people responded to the letters & only 4 agreed to contribute. The first phase is starting with the pavements from The Carlton Pub down to Cafe Nero and most of the the pavements from the shop frontage to the edge of the verandas are privately owned and are in bad repair, some are owned by Mostyn Estates. When the Council approached them their reply was, they had no intention of contributing anything and that it was the Councils responsibility. So you see fellow Council Tax payers the biggest landlord in Llandudno are expecting us to pay for repairs on their properties. Shame on you Mostyn Estates.
By the way if you fall & hurt yourself on these privately owned areas, don't go blaming and try & claim from the Council, you know who to go for  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 05:24:30 PM »
Thanks Meleri that's typical of Mostyn Estates.    I'm still waiting for them to dip into their coffers to pay for the Victorian street lamps and promenade shelters that they promised many years ago

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2018, 05:49:50 PM »
Hugo a few years ago an elderly person tripped over a slab outside Burtons ,when I phoned Mostyn est they said so much is the shop so much Mostyns and then the councils , Mostyns don't mind taking the big rents in Llandudno but don't like taking responobility. Look at the old youth club 😡

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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2018, 08:43:09 PM »
This is what Mr Edward Hiller said in July 2013 about the Promenade shelters, but that was only 5 years ago so we'll have to wait a bit longer, probably a lot longer     

"And Mostyn Estates managing director Edward Hiller said in addition to offering to make a financial contribution, the company had been able to supply the county council with the plans for the original shelters.

“We found plans dated 1899 in a desk drawer in the offices and these will be used as the template for the design of the new shelters which will mean they will look pretty authentic.

“We are prepared to put money towards the cost of the shelter and it would be good if other businesses or private individuals in the town were willing to match us pound for pound and do the same,” he added. "

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2018, 10:33:54 PM »
Hugo about 4 years ago I was on the prom with the dog ,got chatting to !!!!! Sorry don't want to mention his name but he has done very well for himself with his job , he told me that the Council had the funding for 4 new shelters ,so one wonders is that money still in the accounts ,the shelter on deganwy prom is similar to the design for our prom ,after the deganwy Storm the shelter there has been rebuilt . This chap has nothing to do with Ccbc now .



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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 11:33:26 AM »
If it hasn't been done by now Norman, I think we can write those shelters off as well as the promises from Mostyn Estates for the Victorian street lamps on the promenade.
On a more positive note that shelter on Deganwy promenade looks really impressive and well done to all those who were involved in the project

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Re: Special Award of the Week
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2018, 11:11:28 AM »
A55 rock-throwing yob could have caused serious crash.

The windscreen of a car was smashed during the terrifying incident,  near Llanddulas at around 3.10pm on Sunday, December 9,

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« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2018, 11:02:24 AM »
A bit more on the Pavement repair story mentioned above.

What landowner says to council demand it spend its own money repairing its own pavements
Conwy bosses want Mostyn Estates and other landowners to contribute to cost of broken pavements in the town, including those held in private hands.
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"Conwy CBC have no concept of what it means to be short of money in the retail sector. They operate in an environment of wasting money. Now they’ve built a monument to public sector wastage in Colwyn Bay comments such as those are an insult to tax payers. They can find £m’s when it suits but can’t repair footpaths!"

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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2018, 01:48:25 PM »
It's laughable Mostyn est only rob what they want , stupid situation on Mostyn street , bit under the canopy belongs to the shop then so much Mostyn est then the rest by the council, should have been done years ago.

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« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2018, 03:19:45 PM »
If the council fixes the pavements under the canopies then that area should no longer be allowed to be used by the store for display and sale of goods or provision of seated areas. Can't have it both ways.

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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2018, 03:26:34 PM »
If Coaches, Delivery Lorries and Cars for that matter, were prevented from Parking on the Pavements around the town in the first place, then the footpaths wouldn't be in such a parlous state. As long as they continue to do so,no amount of remedial repair will be able to keep up with what's required.
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2018, 03:45:39 PM »
Meanwhile the Daily Post reports that Conwy has a 'spare' £55 million to loan to other councils.

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« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2018, 04:19:20 PM »
These issues will continue to get worse because of the UK's disastrously disorganised system of local authorities. There is no justifiable reason to even have local authorities. What is their function? What do they accomplish?

They may play a role in helping to sort out where bins have not been emptied, or why the town hall's next coat of paint should be a paler shade, but when you examine the calibre of the majority of councillors it's enough to bring on a heart attack.

Being a councillor is a job for which absolutely no qualifications are required, for which there are usually several candidates and which doesn't even require the successful applicant to remain awake during any of the overly-long meetings held by those whose main love in life is hearing the sound of their own voice.

Not one job they do couldn't be done more efficiently, more effectively and more cheaply by a decent private contractor.  They seem to specialise in doing the least they can as often as possible and pay a team of 'officers' to take the blame for their collective incompetence. The majority of councils are wracked by internal petty bickering, personality issues and a blinding lack of perception. And that represents their better points.

It would be a great deal easier if we simply elected the officers directly, and did away with the post of councillor; at least that way we'd only be paying one set of salaries.  Councillors bring a new meaning to the concept of 'incompetent'.  It's hard to identify their worst trait since there's such competition, but I would suggest that a lack of trust is the main one. And that's a sad commentary on the state of local politics in the UK.
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