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Local News & Discussion / Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 10:36:20 AM »
Pay for garden waste collection or else is the message residents are getting from a Conwy council consultation.

Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) have opened a public consultation asking residents for their views on the potential charge for garden waste collection.

The garden waste recycling collection service currently costs £620,000 a year and CCBC are expecting this cost to rise next time the service is tendered.

A council spokesperson, in a statement, said: “This is no longer affordable and we are considering either stopping the service or charging to cover some or all of the costs.”
Other councils in the area including Gwynedd, Denbighshire and Flintshire already charge for the collection of garden waste.

The consultation is available on the CCBC website and in public libraries now. The council will also be distributing a limited number of paper copies to randomly selected households.

But residents have said the consultation is "flawed" and CCBC have already made up their mind on what they are going to do.
The only two options in the consultation survey are to pay for the garden waste collection or not have it at all.

Robert Lomas, a Conwy county resident, said: "So it is obvious that continuing the service as it currently is, is not an option.

"The information given details the cost of operating the current service but gives no details of the income generated by selling on the compost produced.

"What is the point of having a consultation when the pre-decided options are pay up or else.

"This is autocracy not democracy and if the purpose of the consultation is to be considered genuine then it should be re-run with a genuine range of options available to the public including maintaining the service in its current format."

Debbie Wareham, another Conwy county resident, added: "The survey on the CCBC website is flawed.
"Question 2 says: would you prefer the garden waste service to be scrapped? or would you prefer to keep it and be charged?
"Then it says select the first or second option. There is no option for saying keep existing service without charge, hence that is not an acceptable survey."

The closing date for residents to give their views is April 5 with a decision to be made on the future of the service soon after.
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Last post by Meleri on Today at 10:16:08 AM »
As I feared Conwy Post Office is to close on the 25th March  >:( This is a big blow to Conwy as we have no banks either & a lot of people, myself included used the PO banking facilities.
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 12:57:14 PM »
Some places and roads have been affected by the recent heavy rainfall

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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by Merddin Emrys on March 16, 2019, 09:03:56 PM »
Thanks to your great tip about GVC Dave, many thanks for that!  :)
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by DaveR on March 16, 2019, 02:05:04 PM »
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Who on earth decided to put red lines across the road on the approach to the roundabout between Marl Farm and Black Cat on the A470 (the roundabout at the top of the hill where Narrow Lane goes off).  It's like driving along a railway line with just the sleepers in place, plays havoc with the suspension on my two-month old car, and that is at 20mph.  Also nearly shakes my teeth out even at that slow speed.

Why are highways department putting up so many obstructions to drivers - these red lines, pavements that extend outwards at irregular intervals, speed pumps, extra traffic islands, extra lanes.  Fill in the potholes instead, please.

Be interesting to see if there are more accidents as a result of the roads not being so clear, but I doubt we will ever get that comparative information.

We drove over those awful red stripes yesterday in our Mercedes CL55 AMG,  very uncomfortable even in that car with its ABC suspension.  Almost as bad as the dreaded speed humps!

You have abandoned British Leyland, Andy?!
Yes Dave, a long time ago, 4 Mercedes Benz cars now, wonderful machines! This is a CL55 AMG, amazing car.
Good for you, mate. Glad you and H are enjoying life.
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Councillors have the option to decline to accept any increase. One or two do just that, but I believe many do not...
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Local News & Discussion / Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Last post by DaveR on March 16, 2019, 02:02:28 PM »
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I do see the gullies being cleaned quite often, so fingers crossed.
I wish I could say the same! All over town, I see blocked road drains, sadly.
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Local News & Discussion / Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Last post by SteveH on March 16, 2019, 12:43:31 PM »
I fortunately missed the 93 events, and have to say I do see the gullies being cleaned quite often, so fingers crossed.

PS just heard llanrwst in big trouble, the small stream in town is full to bursting, this caused havoc a few years, the river is highest level since 2015
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Local News & Discussion / Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Last post by Hugo on March 16, 2019, 11:36:06 AM »
This link won't comfort you Steve and I take it that you weren't there in 1993.     If those drains in the western part of the town are not cleared of sand on a regular basis then there could be bigger problems in the future.
Just because the drains are out of sight CCBC should still be aware of any problems pending



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Local News & Discussion / Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Last post by SteveH on March 16, 2019, 10:54:24 AM »
I got a visit on Thursday evening, they were definitely hungry, even fighting over some of my shrubs, I moved them on, but I am always wary, those are intimidating horns.  ???

Very surprised to see large areas of The Oval flooded this morning, worst I have seen, since being here.
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