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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1725 on: December 22, 2023, 10:07:12 am »
'Art Deco' beachfront flats at prime Conwy site certain to 'attract lot of attention'
Plans have been forward for a former boatyard in Rhos-on-Sea and public feedback is being in


https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/art-deco-beachfront-flats-prime-28333074

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1726 on: December 28, 2023, 09:40:01 am »
WETHERSPOON have still got their sights set on land being disposed of by the council in Colwyn Bay.

In August, the Pioneer reported that Conwy County Borough Council's Cabinet had reaffirmed the decision to dispose of a parcel of land at the Market Hall site.

Wetherspoon are keen to purchase the land and build a new garden for the pub.

Four months on, however, and discussions are still ongoing.

A spokesperson for the pub chain said: "Wetherspoon is still in discussions with the local authority."

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24014386.wetherspoon-still-keen-snapping-land-colwyn-bay/


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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay.......Morrisons quashes rumours
« Reply #1727 on: January 11, 2024, 09:45:18 am »
DESPITE rumours, a huge supermarket chain have confirmed they have no intention of leaving Colwyn Bay.
Rumours have been circulating that Morrisons may be leaving the BayView Shopping Centre after a number of shops in the town closed for good.

Poundland, in the BayView Shopping Centre, shut on January 5. The retailer said they were "unable to renew the lease".

Boots will be closing branches in both Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea this year. The company confirmed their pharmacy in Rhos will shut in March, with the Station Road store in Colwyn Bay set to close in April, as part of 300 Boots store closures across the UK.
cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24041743.morrisons-quashes-rumours-colwyn-bay-store-close/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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THE FORMER site of a yoga gym
in Colwyn Bay could be converted into a youth centre, after plans were submitted.
The old Source Yoga plot, at 294 Conway Road, Mochdre, would become a Community Youth Shedz centre if plans are approved by the council.

It would be made up of office and storage spaces, a community and training area, room for one-to-one sessions and a community-based workshop.
cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24040127.old-yoga-gym-site-become-youth-centre-new-plans/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay...........Local Market bad news
« Reply #1728 on: January 16, 2024, 10:04:10 am »
A COUPLE who breathed new life into Colwyn Bay's Local Market amidst the challenges of the pandemic have revealed their decision to step away.

Stella McClure and her partner Ben Froment, of The Artisan Market Company, will no longer be managing the Colwyn Bay local market from the end of January.

In a joint statement, Stella and Ben said: "It's a sad decision that we've had to come to but we feel it's the right one.

"We took over the local market at the height of the pandemic and launched our very first market day straight out of the first lockdown to a new 'covid era' in July 2020.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24051603.couple-decide-step-away-colwyn-bay-local-market/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1729 on: January 17, 2024, 09:48:13 am »
The latest blow to a once prosperous seaside resort now dubbed a "ghost town" has prompted a call for a special summit. Colwyn Bay has been rocked with retail closures as brands like WH Smith, Poundland, and Peacocks pull out, with Boots also set to leave.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/latest-blow-once-prosperous-north-28459481

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1730 on: January 19, 2024, 09:52:58 am »
THE husband and wife behind a celebrated greetings card company are making their mark with a new printing business in Colwyn Bay.

Carly and James Brands have opened PersonaliseMe Print Ltd on Abergele Road.

The owners of risqu? card and gifts firm LimaLima unveiled a new headquarters less than 100 yards away on Erw Wen Road and now want to help breathe life into the town centre and local economy.

Employing up to 10 people across the two businesses, PersonaliseMe will utilise the space to sell branded workwear, promotional merchandise, customised gifts, and print, serving up seasonal displays and collections throughout the year.

?There is a lot of synergy between PersonaliseMe and LimaLima, though both are separate entities,?

READ MORE :https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24060413.couple-unveil-second-colwyn-bay-business-pandemic-boom/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: New smart technology repair shop opens in Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1731 on: January 24, 2024, 10:05:54 am »
A FATHER and son from Colwyn Bay have opened a new shop in the town specialising in repairs for smart technology.

MyRepair UK is based at 32 Sea View Road, and is primarily run by Isaac Segovia, 30, with the help of his dad, Ivan.

The business itself has been running for a couple of years, but Isaac decided to expand it from being a home-based enterprise.

?He?s had so many customers coming back again; it?s gone very well so far. The support from Colwyn Bay has been amazing.?

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/MyRepairServices.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24068887.new-smart-technology-repair-shop-opens-colwyn-bay/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1732 on: January 25, 2024, 09:33:09 am »
Residents living on a ?tranquil? Colwyn Bay street say plans for 23 affordable apartments would be out of character of the area. Wales and West Housing Association has applied to Conwy County Council?s planning department, seeking permission to develop the site of the now vacant Guy?s Cliff Nursing Home on the corner of Conway Road and Alexandra Road.

The home?s last owner retired, selling the building before Christmas 2022. Conwy is currently in the middle of a housing crisis, with hundreds of people on the council waiting list for homes, so the authority is in dire need of affordable properties.

cont  https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/apartment-plan-tranquil-colwyn-bay-28505051?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1733 on: February 08, 2024, 09:45:57 am »
Residents and businesses left in limbo with scaffolding around properties after contractor goes bust
Council slammed for renovation stalemate as properties damaged

Fed-up residents and landlords in Colwyn Bay say their lives are being made a misery by unfinished work carried out at their privately owned properties on behalf of Conwy County Council. The residents say leaking pipes and broken guttering are causing worsening damp and black mould whilst half-fitted windows and doors and unfinished insulation mean the properties are uninhabitable and unfit to rent.

Many of the properties on Abergele Road are also covered by unsightly scaffolding, affecting the businesses beneath the apartments and maisonettes locked in the stalemate. Now residents are threatening to go to the ombudsman unless the problem is resolved.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/residents-businesses-left-limbo-scaffolding-28587778

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1734 on: February 14, 2024, 10:11:08 am »
A TOTAL of 22 streetlight lamps are to be replaced along the Old Highway in Colwyn Bay.

These will be replaced with warm amber LED lamps, which will benefit the woodland wildlife in the area.

This includes the population of lesser horseshoe bats, a European protected species, which roost and feed in the area.

The new orange-coloured lamps meet road lighting design safety standards, while reducing light pollution which affects the bats, birds, moths and other nocturnal wildlife.

The replacement lamps and installation costs are entirely funded by Welsh Government's Local Places for Nature fund.

The removed lamps will be reused in other street lighting

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24117680.new-streetlights-installed-colwyn-bays-old-highway/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1735 on: February 16, 2024, 10:30:57 am »
Update on above...........

Street lights in North Wales town to change colour and not everyone's happy

Streetlights are to be replaced on a tree-lined road in Conwy to make them more bat-friendly. The new orange-coloured LED lamps in Colwyn Bay are also designed to help other nocturnal wildlife such as birds and moths.

Their imminent installation prompted a backlash from residents reeling from huge council tax hikes and declining public services. The new streetlights also caused some people to pine for the return of old-fashioned sodium lamps that once cast an orange glow across the country?s streets and roads.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/street-lights-north-wales-town-28634362

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1736 on: February 20, 2024, 09:35:49 am »
Here we go again...........

Beachside apartments could change look of this North Wales seafront
Proposals are in for land on the West Promenade at Colwyn Bay

A beachside apartment development could transform part of a North Wales seafront. An application is in for the Rydal Penrhos school's boatyard on West Promenade in Colwyn Bay.

Under the proposal a storage building on the site would be demolished. The land would then be used to build an 18 apartment development over five storeys.

cont plus CGI image of the planned apartments
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/beachside-apartments-could-change-look-28661861?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Colwyn Bay
« Reply #1737 on: February 21, 2024, 10:11:58 am »
Experts assess devastating fire that ripped through former B&B in Conwy resort
Flames ripped through a former guesthouse in Colwyn Bay

Firefighters were this morning still at the scene of a huge overnight blaze in a Conwy seaside resort. Flames ripped through a former guesthouse in Colwyn Bay after fire broke out shortly before 9pm last night (Monday, February 19).

At the height of the incident, five appliances were in attendance, as well as an aerial ladder platform, an incident command unit and a support vehicle. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) was called to the property on Woodland Park West at 8.54pm.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/experts-assess-devastating-fire-ripped-28667905