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« Reply #165 on: December 31, 2010, 08:17:11 AM »
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:(The old travel agents next to Peacocks seems to have been cordened off.
Some quite large pieces to from what I've seen
Part of the denticulated cornice has fallen off...*he says, showing off*  :P

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« Reply #166 on: December 31, 2010, 09:10:48 AM »
The whole of the front render looks a bit 'iffy'
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« Reply #167 on: December 31, 2010, 06:24:39 PM »
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:(The old travel agents next to Peacocks seems to have been cordened off.
Some quite large pieces to from what I've seen
Part of the denticulated cornice has fallen off...*he says, showing off*  :P

Sounds like a Rolls Royce with body damage Dave.  ;D

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« Reply #168 on: January 08, 2011, 08:26:32 PM »
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I like the new fence Dave and it has removed a rotton eyesore from the front of my place, now if we can get Mr Taylor to pay for it as well that would be the cream on the top. But be very careful what you wish for. Just a few yards away we lost all our Weeping Elm trees that used to stretch all along the prom and on up into Happy Valley Gardens. The Designer BOG BRUSH Trees planted in their stead are nothing short of a public disgrace. They may have looked pretty on a drawing board but in reality without proper husbandry they have become an ugly eyesore. Its a shame the Councils got no money to spare, otherwise Id suggest we started a Petition to get the Elms reinstated now there's a firm of specialist tree providers in Dundee that have come up with a variety that are Dutch Elm resistant.
I found this postcard from the 1970s that reminded me how thick the tree cover was by the Pier entrance back then:

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« Reply #169 on: January 09, 2011, 01:31:24 AM »
My wife said when she was a young girl playing in the Happy valley Gardens, if it came on to rain it was possible using the trees and the Colonnades to run all the way to St Georges place before she got wet. Now she cant run so fast and most of the decent trees have gone I've had to buy her an umbrella. ##
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DaveR

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Re: Local Eyesores
« Reply #170 on: January 09, 2011, 04:10:10 PM »
It is very open nowadays in that area, I wonder if it's also to do with giving a clear line of view for the CCTV.

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« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2011, 09:52:02 PM »
Well at least they have installed a 360 camera on the side of the Grand. Every time we asked the Police to look at certain incidents with the old camera the answer was invariably "Sorry the camera was pointing in the wrong direction"

The other place to look out for with its 360 camera is the one thats mounted outside the Empire Hotel. Woe betide any motorist who comes down Ty Gwyn Hill and misses the No Entry sign into Church Walks. The first they know of it is a few days later when the post arrives with a photograph of their rear number plate accompanied by a 60 fix penalty notice.   ))*
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« Reply #172 on: January 10, 2011, 09:42:46 AM »
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Woe betide any motorist who comes down Ty Gwyn Hill and misses the No Entry sign into Church Walks. The first they know of it is a few days later when the post arrives with a photograph of their rear number plate accompanied by a 60 fix penalty notice.   ))*
They must be making a few quid out of that, I see people all Summer long driving the wrong way down there.

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« Reply #173 on: January 10, 2011, 11:44:25 AM »
Wasn't that how that Ferrari got bashed about last year?
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« Reply #174 on: January 10, 2011, 12:20:20 PM »
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Wasn't that how that Ferrari got bashed about last year?
Ah yes, Steve Dickens pulled out of the alleyway between the Parade and Queen Vic, and met a Ferrari coming the wrong way.

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« Reply #175 on: January 10, 2011, 04:34:05 PM »
That just has to be the best example ever of 'Money to Money' !!

Only this time Money rammed into money!
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« Reply #176 on: January 10, 2011, 06:19:23 PM »
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:laugh: Cll Ron told me a few months ago the Llandudno Railway Station development is too start next months,this will be the fourth date they have given,i pray this time they stick to it. :rage:

I got a letter today inviting me to a consultation event at Venue Cymru on 18th January regarding 'Major improvements to Llandudno Station'.  I live nearby and it appears these letters are being sent out as feedback is being sought.

What is intriguing me is that in the letter it states that Network Rail and the North Wales Joint Transport Board (Taith) have committed funding for the majority of the project but Conwy Council is yet to apply for a grant from the Welsh European Funding Office for the remainder of the money.

How can Councillors be promising dates for the commencement of the work when the money is not even in place yet?

In my view the starting of this project is still many many months if not years away. 

Wrex is not going to be a happy bunny :rage:

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« Reply #177 on: January 10, 2011, 06:37:56 PM »
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:laugh: Cll Ron told me a few months ago the Llandudno Railway Station development is too start next months,this will be the fourth date they have given,i pray this time they stick to it. :rage:

I got a letter today inviting me to a consultation event at Venue Cymru on 18th January regarding 'Major improvements to Llandudno Station'.  I live nearby and it appears these letters are being sent out as feedback is being sought.

What is intriguing me is that in the letter it states that Network Rail and the North Wales Joint Transport Board (Taith) have committed funding for the majority of the project but Conwy Council is yet to apply for a grant from the Welsh European Funding Office for the remainder of the money.

How can Councillors be promising dates for the commencement of the work when the money is not even in place yet?

In my view the starting of this project is still many many months if not years away. 

Wrex is not going to be a happy bunny :rage:

I received an update this morning on the progress.
"Network Rail and the Council's European Funding team are currently working on a bid for ERDF funding. When this is approved Network Rail will be in a position to award a contract. It is still proposed to start work on site in the 2011-12 financila year and complete the following year."

So Jack I do agree that this looks like a potential delay, this is following comments received last September that we would be a position to proceed with contract in Spring 2011.

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« Reply #178 on: January 10, 2011, 06:48:00 PM »
 :( Sorry Jason im not quite sure when you are saying it will begin,this year or next,oh god. :rage:

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« Reply #179 on: January 10, 2011, 06:53:15 PM »
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:( Sorry Jason im not quite sure when you are saying it will begin,this year or next,oh god. :rage:

It will not start before April 2011.
But the information I have is quite vague on exactly when (in Sept they said in the Spring)
The works will then be completed sometime after April 2012.
Not much use I know but it seems that the project is ready to commence once the funding is secured. We will know more when the funding is finalised.