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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Days
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 05:07:22 PM »
One of michael's ideas, that thankfully didn't take off............... ;)
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Award of the Week
« Last post by Ian on Today at 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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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Award of the Week
« Last post by OrmeMac on Today at 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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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Award of the Week
« Last post by Blongb on Today at 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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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Award of the Week
« Last post by OrmeMac on Today at 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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Three Towns Policing Issues / Re: Police News & Announcements
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 03:01:20 PM »
Be vigilant
Cold call warning
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 Reports of males knocking on doors in the #Conwy and #Denbighshire areas. Cold calling about missing roof tiles. Contact your local Trading Standards if you think someone is trading unfairly #CrimePrevention  #CommunitySafety
2:13 PM - Dec 17, 2018
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Craig Y Don
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 02:54:49 PM »
ST PAULís Church, Craig-y-Don is to hold a traditional nine lessons and carols service to support the work of the Llandudno lifeboat.

The service, on Sunday 23rd December at 3.30pm, and will follow the classic format established in the 1880s.

Rev Noel Carter, Rector of St Paul's said: "This is one of the few churches left in North Wales with a traditional four part choir, which enables us to recreate a classic start to the Christmas season.

"The Llandudno lifeboat crew is now our close neighbour in their superb new boathouse, and we're delighted to support their work saving lives at sea."
Admission is free, with a collection to support the work of the Llandudno Lifeboat.      ref Pioneer
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Award of the Week
« Last post by norman08 on Today at 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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Local News & Discussion / Re: Special Award of the Week
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 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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Comment.
"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 theyíve built a monument to public sector wastage in Colwyn Bay comments such as those are an insult to tax payers. They can find £mís when it suits but canít repair footpaths!"

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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by bigbadhenry on Today at 10:58:58 AM »
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The implication is that the data is drawn from "insurance quotes" so it might just relate to the LL postcode which is most of North Wales.

The street with the most crime in Llandudno is Ffordd Penrhyn due to it being the address of ASDA
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