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Hobbies and Interests / Re: Exploring The Area
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 11:47:46 am »
Some years ago I saw a Weatherman Walking walk starting from Abergynolwyn and it was a very interesting walk and we visited the castle as part of the walk.   There was no admission fee and it is set in a beautiful location.
A little further on is Llanfihangel where Mary Jones started he famous walk to Bala and part of her walk was included in the Weatherman Walking route.
Well worth a walk as there is so much to see
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time!
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 11:29:15 am »
Just 6 out of 10 for me and that included some lucky guesses.           I'll have to do better next week    :-[
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Gardening
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 11:19:57 am »
Thanks very much Hammy,   I'll pop up to Pydew and see them as soon as I can.     I took Mrs H up to see them last year but we were too late but we still managed a lovely circular walk around the village
EMPLOYERS will benefit from a new recruitment programme that guarantees candidates will be suitable for the jobs they are advertising.

Conwy Employment Hub?s Guaranteed Interview Scheme is designed to build confidence among jobseekers and streamline the application process for companies looking to hire staff.

Those already signed up to the hub?s employment and training services can capitalise on the initiative, and they are hoping more private and public sector organisations will join them.

Among those already registered are Llandudno Pier, Alpine Coaches, Conwy County Borough Council, and hotels in Llandudno including The Imperial and St George?s.

Clare Kingscott, employer engagement officer with Conwy Employment Hub, revealed a successful pilot of the scheme led to it being rolled out further.

?We have had so much positive feedback, this is a fantastic opportunity for jobseekers and HR teams across the county,? said Clare.

?We have offered a bespoke service for local employers for some time, but this takes it to the next level and will really enhance their recruitment processes.

?This scheme attracts more candidates and widens the pool of candidates we can place in front of the recruiting business or organisation, but they will have been pre-screened by us, so only applicants who match up with the position will be put forward for interview.

?We already have some top local companies on board from a variety of industries, so the scheme is off to a flying start.

?It?s a fantastic initiative, especially for employers, so we are encouraging as many as possible to get in touch and take advantage of this opportunity, no matter how big or small your business or organisation is.

?This is a free service, and we want as many people as possible to benefit from it.?

The move follows the hub?s successful Conwy Job Expo, which welcomed more than 80 employers and in excess of 1,100 jobseekers to Eirias Events Centre in Colwyn Bay earlier this year.
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time!
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 09:55:51 am »
Test your knowledge of the news with our Big Fat Quiz of the Week
Questions cover where a new Greggs store could be popping up, Donald Trump and a North Wales railway line

7/10 for me

Local News & Discussion / Re: CCBC: Latest planning applications....Conwy
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 09:48:44 am »
PLANS TO convert a former chapel building in Conwy into a holiday home complex have been withdrawn, following concerns about the project.

The Grade II listed Capel Carmel building, a former Welsh Presbyterian Church, and the adjacent schoolhouse, on Chapel Street, would have become residential holiday properties.

The proposal would have seen an area of the site surrounding the buildings demolished, with sections of the buildings converted into gaming, bar, lounge and terrace deck areas, among other uses.

But the plans were met with concern by residents, with one saying the building's conversion into an AirBnb-type holiday home was "dangerous" for traffic, the local economy and housing.

Dangers of Eryri's iconic waterfalls as visitors clamour for beauty spot selfies
Recent tragedies have highlighted the perils of visiting these magical locations

For a while, the odds at the waterfall were stacked against female walkers, a series of them needing rescue. Then mountain rescuers noticed a spate of middle-aged hikers falling and getting injured. Over the years, however, the iconic Eryri waterfall has been indiscriminate with its victims.

In mountain rescue logbooks, its name keeps cropping up. Volunteers are kept busy attending incidents, from a 10-year-old falling from trees nearby to a man, 70, tumbling nearly 23ft next to the waterfall. Last month a dog plunged down a deep ravine but was recovered unharmed.

Politics & Current Affairs / Re: North Wales News
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 09:40:39 am »
All good projects, but 20.8 million pounds ?......................                       ref pioneer

WELSH Government is investing ?20.8million in north Wales to improve public transport and encourage economic growth, the cabinet secretary for North Wales and transport, Ken Skates, has said.

As part of Wales? Transport Strategy, the support includes funding for active travel and safe routes, road safety, electric vehicle charging facilities, road resilience, transport and adopted roads. 

In North Wales, ?20.8m will be invested in projects such as:

Improving walking and cycling connections to Llandudno railway station.

A safer route to walk, scoot and cycle to Ysgol Treffynnon and Ysgol Maes Y Felin in Holywell.

An active travel route connecting Holyhead railway station and ferry terminal with Penrhos employment and retail sites, the leisure

centre, Parc Cybi and Trearddur Bay.

Support the Sherpa?r Wyddfa bus service in Eryri. 

Mr Skates said: ?These grants are a substantial investment to support sustainable local economic growth, enhance public transport facilities and create and improve routes that will enable and encourage more people in Wales to walk, wheel and cycle.

?The projects are prime examples of the practical solutions we have asked local authorities to design in order to make it easier for residents to connect with their places of employment and businesses, and to do so more sustainably.?

This funding also builds on allocations which have been made to different phases of some projects in previous years. 
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Gardening
« Last post by Hammy on Yesterday at 06:28:13 pm »
The cowslips resemble a carpet adjacent to the obelisk at the moment!
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 12:11:36 pm »
Isn't this the same person who said that he would arrange a peaceful demonstration against lockdown rules on Llandudno's promenade in 2020, then failed to turn uo at the event?
He sounds like the perfect choice for a shadow Health Minister    ???
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