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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9030 on: November 07, 2023, 09:56:53 am »
A FAMOUS face surprised regulars at a Llandudno micropub at the weekend.

Television star Les Dennis enjoyed a pint at TAPPS, on Saturday night and spent time with some customers.

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9031 on: November 08, 2023, 10:20:15 am »
Update

LES DENNIS continued his tour of Llandudno by visiting a popular restaurant in the town.     pioneer

The television star was spotted having a pint at TAPPS micropub on Madoc Street at the weekend, with the pub saying it was ?nice having Les Dennis in for a beer last night?.

He also visited the popular Indulge Restaurant just down the road, with co-owner Monika Walker saying ?it was a pleasure to have him at Indulge Restaurant.?



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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9032 on: November 08, 2023, 10:24:27 am »
Hugo - you may recall the Creuddyn as a ditch which gradually culverted in sections over many years mainly through the estate.  It ran at the back of Cwm Road towards the signal box.

Cambrian,   I have read an article in Christopher Draper's book about the Afon Creuddyn.  Apparently the flat land of the Creuddyn remained wet in Winter so efforts were made to improve the drainage, initially by installing a ditch that emptied into the West Shore.
 Around 1840  a team of men laboured for 6 months constructing "Ffos Fawr" a huge semi circular ditch that extended the agricultural drainage system around to Bodafon Fields but the problem was never completely solved

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?......Late night shopping event
« Reply #9033 on: November 09, 2023, 10:18:08 am »
A LATE night shopping event will be held across Llandudno in December, which will see a host of businesses stay open past their usual hours.
The event, named Merry Mostyn Street 2023, will see stores, cafes and other businesses stay open from 4pm-8pm from December 13-16.
There will also be a town-wide Christmas window and decoration competition, as well as live music and other events in the churches and library in the town centre.

There will be a ?250 top prize for the best Christmas window or frontage competition sponsored by Llandudno Town Council.
This will include the presentation of a historic trophy, with other prizes for runners up.

For those keen to finish off their Christmas shopping, a town trail map will be made available, telling people which stores and cafes etc will be open until late.
This trail map can be accessed by signing up using a QR code link provided by the group.

Friends of Mostyn Street, a community group who have created the event, said on social media: ?A new tradition for Llandudno.
?This late night shopping event is focused on town businesses, community engagement and developing the visitor experience over the crucial festive season over the long term.

?This is a great opportunity for your business and for Llandudno as we are sure it will be wonderful for Llandudno as a town community and encourage visitors to return every year.?

The group said additional late night parking at the Victoria Centre will be provided by Mostyn Estates to support the event.

The sign-up deadline for businesses to take part is November 17, with decorations ?ideally? up by December 1, the group added.

Gini Rivers, of the Friends of Mostyn Street, commented: ?Friends of Mostyn Street was founded as a positive group focused on celebrating and boosting our town centre and our plan for late night Christmas shopping is a further step on the road to restoring Mostyn Street to its rightful place at the top of the tree.

?Our plans also hark back to the Christmas shopping experience many locals remember from the 80s and 90s.

?They also form part of 'Three Steps to Christmas' in Llandudno, which will begin with the Christmas Extravaganza on 16-19 November followed by the Christmas Parade on 2 December, then our late night shopping experience.

?This is a golden opportunity to make Llandudno a magical annual destination in the run up to Christmas, while also generating much needed business for local retailers and hospitality venues.

?We are determined that none of these four evenings will be a silent night for either locals, visitors or businesses!?

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?......... 'largest Santa Dash in North Wales
« Reply #9034 on: November 10, 2023, 09:49:36 am »
The 'largest Santa Dash in North Wales' will take place next month in Llandudno.

The family event takes the shape of a 5km route along the sea front of Llandudno North Shore.

Participants are even welcome to bring their pets and can walk, jog or run the 5km.

Ffion White, Director of Bespoke Fitness and Events who organise the event, said: "Participants will receive their own Santa suit to wear a medal and the amazing feeling of joining in such great event."

Registration takes place at The Pier, Llandudno North Shore, from 9.30am on December 2. The race starts at 10.45am.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23910597.llandudno-largest-santa-dash-2023---time/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9035 on: November 12, 2023, 10:33:16 am »
A PROPERTY management company in Llandudno has gone into voluntary liquidation.        ref pioneer

Hall & Jones Properties Ltd issued a winding up resolution on September 29.

Lisa Ion and Mark Colman, of Leonard Curtis, a firm specialising in insolvency matters, have been appointed as its joint liquidators.

According to documents listed on Companies House, the business has an estimated debt of roughly ?150,000.

This includes roughly ?45,000 loaned to HM Revenue & Customs, ?38,200 to Lloyds Bank, and ?30,465 to Development Bank of Wales.

The business was established in 2008 by co-owners Richard Hall and Elfyn Jones.


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?.....late night festive shopping
« Reply #9036 on: November 14, 2023, 10:12:22 am »
Update..........

Llandudno holding late night festive shopping experiences in run up to Christmas
The Friends of Mostyn Street are calling on businesses in Llandudno to get involved - with three separate festive events

?Our plans also hark back to the Christmas shopping experience many locals remember from the 80s and 90s.

?They also form part of ?Three Steps to Christmas? in Llandudno, which will begin with the Christmas Extravaganza on 16-19 November followed by the Christmas Parade on 2 December, then our late night shopping experience.

?This is a golden opportunity to make Llandudno a magical annual destination in the run up to Christmas, while also generating much needed business for local retailers and hospitality venues. We are determined that none of these four evenings will be a silent night for either locals, visitors or businesses.?

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-holding-late-night-festive-28100473?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9037 on: November 15, 2023, 06:31:53 pm »
Scenic Great Orme road still shut and it may not open until Christmas
A stretch of Marine Drive has been closed since September after a resident's excavations made it unsafe

It'll be interesting to see who will pay for the work to be done, because it's not the fault of the CCBC 


https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/scenic-great-orme-road-still-28112218

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?........... Christmas Parade
« Reply #9038 on: November 16, 2023, 10:46:40 am »
LLANDUDNO's spectacular Christmas Parade will return to the town this December.

The parade, organised by Llandudno Town Council, will depart Llandudno Railway Station at 4pm on December 2 and make its way through the Streets of Llandudno, along Vaughan Street, Mostyn Street, past the Town Hall in Lloyd Street, down Madoc Street before returning to the Station.

The parade will be led by Father Christmas on his sleigh, followed by the mayor and mayoress and Miss Alice.

Attractions include the Cambrian Band, the Theatr Colwyn Mother Goose themed pantomime float, nativity float, Christmas themed stiltwalkers, juggling elves, as well as young people?s groups from Llandudno.
Entertainment will take place outside the Town Hall from 2.15pm and will feature Llandudno Town Band, Llandudno Youth Music Theatre, an Abba Tribute band and Chris Williams from the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and the Magic Bar acting as compere.

Once the Parade has left Lloyd Street there will be a performance by the Batala Samba Band and a 25 minute show with performers dressed as characters from Charles Dickens ?A Christmas Carol?.

Cllr Antony Bertola, Christmas Parade Chairman, said: "Last year?s Christmas Parade was brilliant, lots of activity with a variety of talented performers. It was great to see so many smiling faces from children and parents enjoying themselves.

"We are looking forward to an even better event this year and to seeing you all on the day."  pioneer

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Re: Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza 2023 officially underway
« Reply #9039 on: November 17, 2023, 10:07:38 am »
The four-day Christmas event - which was first held in 2021 - opened on Thursday (November 16) morning and will run until Sunday (November 19).

Llandudno Mayor Cllr Greg Robbins and Miss Alice 2023/24 Poppy Bowen-Roberts officially opened proceedings just after 10am on Thursday.

The official opening was followed by Christmas carols from Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd Choir getting everyone in the crowd in the festive spirit and beginning the countdown to Christmas in Llandudno.

Crowds of people began filtering into the event following the opening to take a look at what the Christmas Extravaganza has to offer and start their preparations for the festive season ahead.

What to expect from the Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza in 2023...........cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23927925.llandudno-christmas-extravaganza-2023-officially-underway/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9040 on: November 19, 2023, 09:59:38 am »
Not a nice day for the final of the Extravaganza, FB saying over 40 coaches arrived yesterday, which appears to confirm the numbers reported below..........

THOUSANDS of people have flocked to Llandudno over the last three days to visit the Christmas Extravaganza.

The four-day event started on Thursday, November 16 and concludes today (Sunday, November 19).

The free event has certainly drawn the crowds [and the coaches!] and injected festive cheer into the town. As well as fairground rides and gift stalls, there's an array of food at the extravaganza, both sweet and savoury, and familiar scents of mulled wine and cinnamon fill the air as you walk round.

The market appeared a little quiet when we visited in the day on Friday and Saturday [we spied Mother Goose from Magic Light Productions speaking to visitors!] But it was packed to the rafters when we returned Saturday evening. Music blared out from from the Waltzers and on the other street, on the main stage, performers from Linzi Grace School of Dance were doing a fabulous job of getting everyone in the Christmassy mood!

full article https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23933084.day-four---last-day-llandudno-christmas-extravaganza-2023/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9041 on: November 21, 2023, 09:59:48 am »
North Wales town rated fourth best in UK for a Christmas visit
Llandudno was rated highly for its restaurants and traffic, less so for its weather

A reported 40 coaches disgorged festive visitors on Sunday (November 19) as Christmas arrived with a bang in Llandudno. The seaside town?s Christmas Extravaganza offered gift stalls, fairground rides and pop-up igloos, while long queues formed for bratwurst, crepes and other festive treats.

The scent of mulled wine and cinnamon is fading now that the four-day event is over. But yet to come is the town?s Christmas Parade and a new four-day shopping event.

Llandudno is determined to hold onto its reputation as the place to visit over Christmas. Despite challenging times, there?s plenty of evidence it?s managing to retain its festive allure: one new study has rated the Conwy town as the UK?s fourth best Christmas road trip destination in the UK.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/north-wales-town-rated-fourth-28139545?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?.....New EV charge points installed
« Reply #9042 on: November 25, 2023, 10:17:25 am »
NEW EV charging points have been activated at Llandudno railway station.
The 24 new units at Llandudno station?s APCOA carpark, off August Street, will be a welcome resource for existing EV vehicle drivers or offer the necessary reassurance for residents who may be looking to switch to an electric vehicle.

The units were installed by Network Rail and APCOA, a parking management company.

This development comes with the activation of more than 60 EV charge points across two more station car parks in the UK.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23946525.new-ev-charge-points-installed-llandudno-railway-station/

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9043 on: November 27, 2023, 10:17:04 am »
Work to restart on Llandudno and Deeside sites mothballed after collapse of developer

Work is set to re-start on two sites mothballed after the collapse of a developer. Lane End Developments Construction, based in Warrington, went into administration in April.

The company had two live sites in North Wales for 177 affordable homes. One was for 77 homes at Builder Street in Llandudno and the other for 100 properties on the Northern Gateway in Deeside.

They were working with housing group ClwydAlyn on the projects. It saw the projects grind to a halt and all 112 workers made redundant.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/work-restart-llandudno-deeside-sites-28172180

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9044 on: November 27, 2023, 01:02:15 pm »
I drove past the site the other day and it was sad to see it standing idle so that's really good news to hear that work on the site will resume again soon.   
I just hope that the homes are for young local people