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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1500 on: March 29, 2023, 10:16:16 am »
AN artisan chocolatiers from Conwy have created a 10kg Easter egg inspired by Vivienne Westwood, for use in a charity fundraiser.

Baravelli?s, based at 13 Bangor Road in Conwy, have created a 10kg chocolate egg inspired by the late Vivienne Westwood.

As a tribute to the fashion icon they have created a dark chocolate punk egg sprayed with cocoa butter, with the spikes also made from chocolate.

Owners Emma and Mark Baravelli love to set themselves a chocolate challenge, but this unique Easter egg is to also raise vital funds for mental health charity Conwy Mind.

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23415154.conwy-chocolatiers-create-vivienne-westwood-inspired-easter-egg/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy..........Pirate Festival 2023
« Reply #1501 on: April 29, 2023, 10:07:50 am »
The Original Conwy Pirate Festival 2023 - everything you need to know!

AHOY me hearties! Pirates are preparing to invade Conwy during the Coronation weekend!

The Original Conwy Pirate Festival will be sailing back to the walled town for a weekend of mayhem during Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8.

Organisers are expecting thousands to attend and are hoping for a record year.

Rodney Davies, one of the organisers who plays Captain Davies, said: "Excitement is mounting as the weekend approaches. Pirate clothing is being made, swords and pistols are being made ready and cleaned for this amazing community family event.

Full article  https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23487965.original-conwy-pirate-festival-2023---everything-need-know/



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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1502 on: May 10, 2023, 09:57:03 am »
PICTURES: Thousands flock to the Original Conwy Pirate Festival 2023!

SHIVER me timbers! Conwy Pirate Festival which sailed back to the walled town over the Bank Holiday weekend has been hailed the "most successful ever".

Pirates invaded Conwy for two days of swashbuckling fun on Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8.

The annual gathering - which attracted thousands, many in fancy dress (there was eyepatches galore!) - featured a treasure hunt, barrel and keg race, music from international pirate super star Tom Mason, as well as the popular pirate attack.

cont plus photos https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23509156.pictures-thousands-flock-original-conwy-pirate-festival-2023/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1503 on: May 16, 2023, 10:13:35 am »
Consultation event on changing Conwy Civic Hall to food hall and bar

A PRE-application consultation event will be held regarding the future of the former library and civic hall in Conwy.

Nautical Point Limited is intending to apply for full planning permission for the redevelopment of the site, to convert it into an artisan food hall, restaurant and bar area, and a 15-room ?aparthotel?.

The event will be held at the former library and civic hall on High Street on May 23, between 4-7pm.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23524719.consultation-event-changing-conwy-civic-hall-food-hall-bar/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1504 on: May 24, 2023, 09:55:11 am »
Trespassing on railways has been cut after a project to get kids interested in graffiti art at a North Wales station. Two murals at Conwy Station were completed by local graffiti artist Andy Birch helped by students from Ysgol Aberconwy in the town.

The pieces cover the inside of two shelters at the station and are inspired by local heritage and culture. They show a locomotive steaming through the station beside the medieval town walls.

cont  https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-graffiti-cutting-trespassing-railway-26974365

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1505 on: May 26, 2023, 10:32:55 am »
NATIONAL Trust Cymru has developed a new operating model for Aberconwy House in Conwy and plan to open a second-hand bookshop on the ground floor later this year.

The conservation charity will also create a flexible space upstairs to share the site?s historical significance, as well as a community space.

Ceri Williams, general manager of Conwy Properties, said: ?National Trust Cymru is privileged to care for Aberconwy House, and we remain committed to ensuring this special place is protected for generations to come.

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23548168.second-hand-book-shop-open-conwys-aberconwy-house/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1506 on: May 30, 2023, 10:03:36 am »
Inauguration of mayor 2023 / 2024 - Conwy Town Council

The Mayoral Inauguration was held at the Guildhall on Monday, May 22. Councillor Eva Roberts was elected and sworn in as Mayor of Conwy and Constable of the Castle for the Civic Year 2023/24. Guests attended and a procession from the Council Chamber to the Castle Entrance took place and was led by two drummers and the Knights Templar who formed an arch of swords.
https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23554759.inauguration-mayor-2023-2024---conwy-town-council/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1507 on: June 07, 2023, 10:14:34 am »
The Conwy Jewellers building, situated at 14 High Street, has gone on the market for a guide price of ?240,000 with estate agent St David?s Commercial.

The property includes the Conwy Jewellers premises, which the company pays rent for, and a two-bedroom maisonette which is currently vacant.

The maisonette is considered ?ideal? for use as a rental property or AirBnB.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23570671.building-home-conwy-jewellers-sale-240-000-guide-price/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1508 on: June 20, 2023, 10:07:20 am »
St David's Hospice re-opened the shop in Conwy following a two-week refurbishment project.

The re-vamped store now boasts updated flooring, paintwork, signage, and a stock display redesign offering customers more room to enjoy their visit.

Carol Morley, head of retail for St David?s Hospice, said: ?The Conwy team are so excited to be able to show off our refurbished shop. The shop was beginning to look a little tired and in need of some TLC so we are delighted with how it looks.

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23599151.st-davids-hospice-charity-shop-conwy-reopens-refurb/

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1509 on: July 06, 2023, 09:35:16 am »
ONE of the largest free classical music festivals in Wales will return to Conwy this July.

The Conwy Classical Music Festival will run from July 23 until July 29 at the walled town's St Mary?s Church.

The event will feature internationally artists and up and coming classical music stars.

Included is the line up is Ryan Vaughan Davies, who, having recently completed his postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music?s Opera School, will be taking up residence as a 2023-25 Jette Parker Artist at The Royal Opera House.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23636353.conwy-classical-music-festival-2023/

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1510 on: July 11, 2023, 09:21:24 am »
 Huge 660-tonne stone reef sunk off North Wales coast for project 'four years in the making'
It's hoped the artificial reef will encourage native oysters to spawn in the Conwy estuary and harbour

Wild oysters will be reintroduced to Conwy?s estuary and harbour. The project is being headed by Bangor University and The Zoological Society of London who are working with Conwy County Council.

A 660-tonne stone reef has been laid in the harbour which will be covered by crushed mollusc shells. Then around 1,200 native oysters will be introduced in the hope they will once again naturally spawn in Conwy?s harbour and estuary.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/huge-660-tonne-stone-reef-27291563?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1511 on: July 12, 2023, 10:40:28 am »
THERE has been a fire at a retirement housing complex in Conwy.

A spokesperson from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that crews were in attendance at a flat fire at Twr Llewelyn.

A spokesperson for the service said at about 8.30am on Wednesday, July 12: "We are currently at a flat fire at Twr Llewelyn in Conwy.

"We were called at 7.04am.
"Three appliances attended.

"The fire is out and crews are damping down."

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1512 on: July 13, 2023, 09:51:46 am »
New cafe planned in redevelopment of 'potentially dangerous' old playground site
The Church of Wales wants to build a new cafe in Conwy

Plans to build a new cafe in the grounds of a church hall have been submitted. The Church of Wales is seeking permission from Conwy County Council to build the new cafe on the grounds of St Mary's Church Hall, on Rose Hill Street.

Applicant Julie Burnand has submitted the planning application on the church?s behalf, outlining the intention to construct a "modest single storey cafe" at the disused rear of the church hall. If the plans get the go-ahead, the cafe will create one full-time job and five part-time positions.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/new-caf-planned-redevelopment-potentially-27300790

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy
« Reply #1513 on: August 31, 2023, 10:06:14 am »
'Near misses' between cars and pedestrians at Conwy Castle archway spark safety fears
Conwy Council has urged pedestrians to use a nearby underpass instead

Pedestrians walking through Conwy Castle?s arch have been urged to use an alternative route amid fears over safety. The area between Gyffin?s Morfa Bach car park and the castle is often busy, especially during the summer holidays when tourists flock to the medieval town.

But motorists using the stretch on Llanrwst Road say they?ve witnessed several near misses, some even involving people with pushchairs or prams risking walking through the archway. The area has no pavement, but pedestrians are still using the route rather than taking the longer way round to the castle.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/near-misses-between-cars-pedestrians-27621647?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Everything to do with Conwy.......Marina fire
« Reply #1514 on: September 10, 2023, 09:39:03 am »
RECAP: Boat catches fire in Conwy with smoke seen for miles around
Firefighters, police and paramedics have been sent to the scene. One person was taken to hospital following the fire.

Full details photos and video https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwy-fire-live-smoke-seen-27686111


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Looks like the Fisheries Patrol boat has been damaged too.