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Offline SteveH

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1485 on: October 05, 2022, 04:18:21 pm »
QUOTE: "Anyone know who has bought the police station, sold on the door"

Low price ... got it for a steal.

Just a few coppers I heard...........

Link to Rightmove on sale for 250,000 pounds,    photos etc  https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/124956329#/?channel=COM_BUY

No mention of buyer ......

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1486 on: October 05, 2022, 11:45:08 pm »
Good find Steve


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Re: Everything to do with Conwy...........Tourism innovation events
« Reply #1487 on: October 13, 2022, 10:30:54 am »
Tourism innovation events for Conwy businesses launch on Monday

The best local and international knowledge and expertise will be shared with Conwy tourism and hospitality businesses at a series of 10 free events which begin on Monday.

The Tourism Innovation Programme events, which include keynote speakers, facilitated discussion forums, workshops, masterclasses and training, aim to provide valuable knowledge and insight for businesses to take away and apply immediately.

This programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and supported by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Mostyn Estates. Visit northwalestourism.com/tourism-innovation-programme/ for full details about the events and how to register.

A ?Best of Conwy? networking event, which aims to build partnerships and stronger local supply chains, launches the series on Monday at Venue Cymru, Llandudno from 10.30am to 1pm.

Read more  https://www.wales247.co.uk/tourism-innovation-events-for-conwy-businesses-launch-on-monday?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1488 on: October 17, 2022, 01:52:24 pm »
Rumour is that Parasellas have bought police station.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1489 on: October 20, 2022, 10:15:11 am »
Fresh calls have been made to re-open an historically important building in the heart of a North Wales tourist honeypot. Aberconwy House, a 14th century former merchant's house in Conwy, was closed at the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic but has not re-opened.

Now campaigners are calling for the National Trust-run building to be brought back into use. They raised the idea of having a dual use for the building, with the upstairs available for visitors and a shop operating downstairs.

The National Trust insists on its website that the much-loved Grade I-listed property, on the corner of Castle Street and High Street, is to be let as a "retail unit". But the question of who will operate it and how appears to be up in the air at present.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/national-trust-urged-reopen-historic-25289778?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1490 on: December 09, 2022, 10:29:40 am »
Three stories today..........

WITH the medieval walls of Conwy not having been fully re-opened since COVID-19, Aberconwy MS, Janet Finch-Saunders, has secured an explanation from Dawn Bowden MS, deputy minister for arts and sport, as to the future plans for the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The upper tower (to the western point of the medieval walls) has been temporarily closed due to safety concerns about the robustness of the timber landing, steps and railings.
https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/conwy/23178267.commitment-secured-improve-medieval-walls-conwy/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


A FLAMING torch light parade will be held in the streets of Conwy for the 12th year running this week.
The parade, which has been organised by Conwy?s Chamber of Trade, will start at 5.45pm on Saturday, 10 December, and it is hoped there will be more than 100 torch bearers to bring light to the town.

The event starts at 4pm, with Clerical Error Morris Dancers performing on the High Street followed by a performance in Lancaster Square at 4.35pm.

At 4.15pm the Conwy Jester and the Conwy Wizard will perform as a double act, involving some sword fighting.
cont  https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23175974.torch-parade-light-streets-conwy/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


SANTA is fully taking the reins back when it comes to Christmas in Conwy.
Last year, families may have only heard the sound of distant sleigh bells as Santa made a few surprise appearances in Conwy, Deganwy and Llandudno Junction but couldn't make a safe landing; this was due to the new strain of Covid that was tearing through communities.

This year, Father Christmas is 100 per cent back and will be visiting the walled town on his sleigh with the addition of a route, stops and timings.

A spokesperson for Conwy Town Council, who host the Christmas Eve event, said: "Conwy Christmas Eve is back on for 2022 and Conwy Town Council are very happy to be able to announce that we are holding our Christmas Eve event again this year."

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23175500.christmas-2022-santa-will-return-conwy-year/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1491 on: December 13, 2022, 10:05:39 am »
Plans for artisan food hall with restaurant and bar at ex-library unveiled
The development of Conwy's Civic Hall would also include 15 rooms for apartment or holiday accommodation

Developers Nautical Point displayed the plans at the Civic Hall as part of a public consultation on Monday. They must now apply to Conwy's planning department for a change of use for the Grade II listed building, which lies within a World Heritage Site.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plans-artisan-food-hall-restaurant-25734808

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1492 on: December 14, 2022, 10:24:38 am »
A FLAMING torch light parade was held in the streets of Conwy for the 12th year running last week.

The parade, which had been organised by Conwy?s Chamber of Trade, saw more than 100 people battle the freezing conditions to light torches for the procession through the town?s streets.

The event started at 4pm on Saturday, 10 December, where the Clerical Error Morris Dancers performed on the High Street followed by a performance in Lancaster Square at 4.35pm.

photos maybe ? https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23187935.crowds-brave-snow-conwy-medieval-torch-parade/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1493 on: December 24, 2022, 10:23:28 am »
Conwy Castle continues to amaze hundreds of years after it was built, according to one visitor who certainly knows his stuff. Chris Wilson is head of conservation at Cadw.

Cadw - Welsh for keep - look after 130 monuments across Wales including over 40 castles. He took North Wales Live on a tour of Conwy Castle (1283-1287) to explain why it's so special. King Edward I's military architect, the master mason James of St George, raised the mighty towers and curtain wall and a suite of royal apartments inside this bristling outer shell.

Despite the effort, Edward I only stayed here once. Trapped by a Welsh rebellion of 1294, he spent a miserable Christmas with just one barrel of wine in the castle cellar for comfort. The castle was eventually seized by followers of Owain Glyndwr in 1401.

 cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/glistening-north-wales-castle-incredible-25696389?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1494 on: January 22, 2023, 10:22:12 am »
Hilarious bad review for Britain's smallest house sees visitors complain that it's not big enough
Some reviewers have moaned the attraction lacks capacity and facilities - but most are astonished that people actually lived there

You might think that people visiting Britain's smallest house will know what to expect but it seems that some visitors aren't not impressed with its size. Online reviewers of the property on Conwy quay have complained about its lack of facilities and expansive tours.
cont https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hilarious-bad-review-britains-smallest-26038879?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


The six trendiest places to live in North Wales...............Two local towns Llanrwst and Conwy
Here are some of the coolest places you can visit in the region

The Times recently published a list of what it thinks are the poshest places to live in the UK whilst the Telegraph put together a list of the 'coolest' places to live. Abersoch made the Times' list but not a single place from North Wales made the Telegraph's list.

Naturally, these lists are highly subjective and are by no means definitive. Opinions will inevitably differ, but it got us thinking here at North Wales Live of some of the trendiest places to live in the region and how that would be measured.

On the other end of the spectrum is Conwy which makes the list for completely different reasons to Wrexham. Trendy may not be the first word people associate with the historic town. It doesn't have as youthful and vibrant an image as Wrexham has but it has class in abundance.

It's one of the most picturesque towns in North Wales with its cobbled streets, famous castle, and quayside. Conwy has a similar reputation for some as Porthaethwy, with both seen as good places for a posh night out. This is reflected in how both places are awash with Christmas parties every December.

There's a great selection of restaurants as well. The Jackdaw on the High Street has been included in the Michelin Guide. Then there's familiar favourites like the Erskine Arms and newer additions like Lava. Archways is widely considered to be one of the best chippies in North Wales.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/six-trendiest-places-live-north-26031357?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589



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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1495 on: January 29, 2023, 10:35:07 am »
Peter Ball took this one of Conwy Castle.  MEMBERS of the Rhyl Journal and North Wales Camera Club have proved colour doesn't always have to be the star.   https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23278446.moody-monochrome-camera-club-photo-challenge/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1496 on: February 13, 2023, 11:27:46 am »
Popular Conwy Celtic Fayre cancelled due to council's licence hike

Nigel Rose, from Tal y Bont, has been organising the event on Conwy quay for the past 13 years but says the fair has now been discontinued.

The fair featured gift, food, and arts and crafts stalls, attracting hundreds to the town, including city coach trips.

Nigel says that the fair paid around ?180-?190 in ground rent for each event.

On top of that, Nigel says the event paid ?21 a time as part of a temporary event notice charge.

But Conwy has now said the organisers must pay ?500 each time for a street trading licence for five days (the charge is ?100 per day).

This means the licence for the event, which was due to be held six times between Easter and October, has increased from around ?126 to ?3,000, pricing stall holders out of the market.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23316826.popular-conwy-celtic-fayre-cancelled-due-councils-licence-hike/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1497 on: March 09, 2023, 10:16:01 am »
A GRADE II listed building which has been left vacant for roughly four years in Conwy has been placed on the market.

The site, at 26 Castle Street, was previously occupied by Costa Coffee, who closed its caf? there in April 2019.

It has been put up for sale by estate agents St David?s Commercial, with a guide price of ?395,000.

St David?s say the property is also available to let for ?18,000 per annum.

The estate agents describe it as a ?superb Grade II listed building,? and note that a pay and display car park is situated within a five-minute walk of the property.

Viewings can be booked through St David?s? website.

Costa Coffee occupied the property for fewer than five years before closing.

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1498 on: March 12, 2023, 10:22:16 am »
Concerns over noise, traffic and loss of green space raised about Conwy light industrial park plan
A more detailed planning application for the site will now be determined at a future meeting

Conwy?s estates and asset management team applied to the council?s planning department, seeking a two-year deadline extension for a light industrial park at land at Parc Menter, Tre Morfa Enterprise Park, Parc Caer Seion. Concerns have been raised, following fears the application could cause noise and traffic for residents living on Mona Road.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/concerns-over-noise-traffic-loss-26440225?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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« Reply #1499 on: March 15, 2023, 10:23:03 am »
A PRIVATE members? club for boat owners and yachtsmen could soon be converted into self-catering holiday accommodation, despite an objection from Conwy Town Council.

Peter Rowe, of PLP Estates Ltd, has submitted a planning application to Conwy County Council?s planning committee, seeking to convert North Wales Cruising Club into a six-bed single holiday let.

The building on Lower High Street includes live-in steward accommodation and has been used by the club for 95 years.

The applicant is proposing to renovate the building, which currently includes a bar, utility room, and toilet area on the ground floor; a meeting room, small kitchen, and toilet on the first floor; and a two-bedroom self-contained apartment on the second floor.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23387093.conwy-cruising-club-become-holiday-let/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589