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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9105 on: March 14, 2024, 09:34:21 pm »
Llandudno homeless charity 'locked out' of church hall and now looking for new home
Hope Restored used the Lighthouse Community Church on West Shore but they have been told to move out by Saturday after electrical inspection found the hall 'unsafe'

I remember a forum member mentioning Brenda Fogg years ago and said she was a remarkable lady so I hope that this problem is soon resolved

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-homeless-charity-locked-out-28803471

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9106 on: March 20, 2024, 06:58:45 am »
One of Llandudno's first major Victorian properties is on the market as 'prime development' site
It is understood Plas Gogarth first appeared on the town plan in 1858

More apartments on the way perhaps?

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/one-llandudnos-first-major-victorian-28846316


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?.........Hen party hotspot
« Reply #9107 on: March 21, 2024, 09:54:09 am »
LLANDUDNO will become the UK?s biggest hen do hotspot in the next five years, AI software has predicted.

The AI was asked to generate a list of the 10 cities or towns that will emerge as the next big hen do destinations based on a variety of factors, including nightlife, activities suitable for hen parties, things to do and see, and more.

One of the UK?s leading hen do planners, GoHen.com, conducted the search with a view to offering new destinations later in 2024.

?Llandudno isn?t exactly renowned for being a classic hen party destination, but that?s why it could be so popular,? said Jon Stainer, creative director at GoHen.com.

?In the last few years, particularly post-pandemic, we?ve seen an appetite for alternative hen weekends and a move away from your traditional boozy weekends in the city.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24198650.llandudno-become-hen-party-hotspot-next-five-years---ai/

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9108 on: March 21, 2024, 01:58:45 pm »
Llandudno?s final bid for sandy beach sunk by concerns for world?s tropical trees
A petition raised by the resort's residents prompted the Senedd to have one last look at the issue


Just reading this article makes you realise that the CCBC Planning Committee is not fit for purpose.     The only time the members speak up and agree on a subject is when they are voting for a pay increase for themselves

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudnos-final-bid-sandy-beach-28859528

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9109 on: March 26, 2024, 10:06:54 am »
A 'REAL-world' immersive game inspired by Llandudno's connection with the Alice and Wonderland story has been launched.
Finding Alice has been made by creative company EA Productions who are based in Llandudno Junction.

Finding Alice is set for a soft launch during the Easter Holidays. Between March 26 and 30, tickets will be half price whilst creators gather feedback from residents as they continue to shape the game.

In the game, Alice has been cordially invited by the Mad Hatter to celebrate her Unbirthday Party. However, in a twist of fate, she never arrives. The Mad Hatter, in a flurry of concern, sends out a call for help to those that are willing to embark on a mission to find Alice and save Wonderland.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24208413.finding-alice-immersive-game-launched-llandudno/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


DON'T be late for this very important date!
Llandudno's annual Miss Alice Competition is set to take place this year on Saturday, June 1.
 
An application form and further details can be found here..... https://www.llandudno.gov.uk/en/events/miss-alice/miss-alice-2024-2025-2024-03-20

A spokesperson on the Miss Alice Sub-Committee said: "The competition is open to young people in the age range of eight to 10 years on June 1 2024 who live in one of the Llandudno wards."

The winner of the Miss Alice competition will be presented with a sash showing her title and a ?Miss Alice? outfit consisting of a dress, fleece/jacket. Miss Alice is required to wear the outfit to all public appearances.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24208985.llandudnos-miss-alice-wonderland-competition-2024/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9110 on: March 28, 2024, 10:01:53 am »
A PERSON was airlifted to hospital after being "seriously injured" at a hotel in Llandudno yesterday (March 27).  Pioneer

Wales Air Ambulance and the Llandudno Coastguard attended the incident, at a hotel on the promenade, which required a cliff rescue stretcher to get the casualty to the helicopter.

The person was then airlifted to hospital for "urgent" treatment.

A Llandudno Coastguard spokesperson said: "We were called out yesterday (Wednesday) to assist our colleagues at Wales Air Ambulance with extracting a seriously injured casualty from a local hotel.

"We were able to use our cliff rescue stretcher to negotiate some tricky stairs and steps and then convey the casualty to the helicopter on the prom.

"We then kept the area clear whilst the helicopter took off and conveyed the casualty to hospital for some urgent treatment.

"If you are aware of anyone in any danger or distress anywhere around the coast, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9111 on: April 04, 2024, 10:05:38 am »
A POPULAR bakery in Craig-y-Don is preparing to opening its second shop in Llandudno town centre.   ref pioneer

Benjamin Lee Artisan Bakery, who make breads, cakes and delicious patisseries, are opening their second store on Market Street, where R.Evans Butchers used to be.

The Craig-y-Don bakery is currently closed until April 9, to allow the team to prepare for the opening.

Earlier in March, Benjamin Lee Artisan Bakery started their recruitment process for the new branch in town; a sandwich bar and shop assistant was being sought.

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9112 on: April 06, 2024, 10:19:38 am »
The coastal defences approved for Llandudno as sands of time running out on golden beach option
Conwy council has secured ?5.2m but that will not pay for a new sandy beach

It's not the beach that so many have been asking for but Conwy council has secured a multi-million pound funding boost for Llandudno's flood defences. A campaign has been running in the resort for several years to secure the money to bring back sand as part of the new coastal defences.

They have looked on with jealously as Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea saw tonnes of golden sand piled on their beaches in recent years as part of flood protection work. Those were mainly funded by EU money while Llandudno lives with a stone covered main beach after boulders were piled there in 2014 to protect the town from floods.

The cost of going for a sand and groynes option for a 600m section of beach is estimated to cost an extra ?12.54m. Neither Welsh Government cash or new UK Government levelling-up funds - the replacement for European funding - have been on offer to cover that extra cost.

Worth reading the full article........ https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/coastal-defences-approved-llandudno-sands-28947014?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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EAGLED-eyed customers spotted the real Alan Bates back in Craig-y-Don - along with a film crew.

The former Llandudno sub-postmaster used to run the Wool Post and the Post Office in Craig-y-Don with his partner Suzanne.

The campaigner was spotted in Coffee V last month. He was seen beavering away on his laptop.

Mr Bates was played by Toby Jones (Empire of Light, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Detectorists) in ITV's Mr Bates vs The Post Office, which aired in early January.

Coffee V posted on their Facebook: "Lots of excitement at the coffee shop as we had a film crew in with the amazing Alan Bates! His post office may not be in Craig Y Don anymore but this man will always mean so much to so many people in our community and further afield."

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24238626.alan-bates-film-crew-spotted-cafe-craig-y-don/?ref=rss&IYA-mail=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9114 on: April 10, 2024, 10:07:57 am »
Tuk-tuk sightseeing tours could soon operate from Llandudno

Visitors to Llandudno, Conwy and Rhos-on-Sea could soon enjoy tuk-tuk tours. The council?s licensing committee will meet on Monday, April 15 at Conwy?s Bodlondeb HQ to discuss the proposals.

A tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled motor-assisted bicycle with passenger seats at the rear. Popular in countries such as Thailand, tuk-tuks are used as a cheap, accessible form of taxi service.

The committee will meet, debate, and draft conditions for tuk-tuks operating as private hire vehicles for short sightseeing tours in the county. An unnamed applicant is proposing to run pre-booked tours at Marine Drive, Great Orme, Llandudno; from Llandudno to the Great Orme Summit; from Llandudno to Craig y Don and Rhos on Sea; from Llandudno to Conwy quay; and from Llandudno North
Shore to West Shore.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/tuk-tuk-sightseeing-tours-could-28959205?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9115 on: April 16, 2024, 02:59:46 pm »
Llandudno paddling pool work delayed by Storm Pierrick fall-out
The attraction failed to open at all in 2023
I'm absolutely shocked at the news as the Pool was looking the best it has been in a couple of years!        ;)



https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-paddling-pool-work-delayed-28999084

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?....2024 Tour of Britain Women
« Reply #9116 on: April 18, 2024, 09:55:33 am »
THE hosts of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women stages have today been announced, with Llandudno to play a key role in the event.

Preparations are being made for the inaugural edition of the race ahead of the Grand D?part in Welshpool on Thursday, 6 June.

The race will see the world?s top female riders and teams go head-to-head across four tough stages of racing, in what will be the first major international stage race delivered by British Cycling Events.

Hundreds of thousands of fans will line the streets for what is the nation?s biggest free-to-attend sporting event, as the country gears up for another thrilling summer of cycling.

The race will begin in Welshpool, which hosted the thrilling finish of stage four of the 2022 Women?s Tour, where Australia?s Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) sprinted to victory.

The stage will see riders head north to the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno, in what will be a challenging start to the race.

Stage two will see riders stay in Wales for a start and finish in Wrexham, which also featured in the 2022 Women?s Tour.

The rolling route will take in a series of challenging climbs in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales.

The organisers extended their gratitude to Welsh Government, Conwy County Borough Council, Powys County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and others who have demonstrated such enthusiastic support for the race.

Jon Dutton OBE, CEO of British Cycling, said: ?Today is another important milestone in our journey and reflective of the enormous goodwill and support which major road cycling events continue to enjoy.

?Our primary focus has been to deliver a safe and competitive race in 2024, and while there is still a great deal of work to do, we remain every bit as determined to harness the race?s spotlight to make a real impact in the communities which it touches.

?We know that it is a vision which resonates strongly in the positive conversations we?ve been having with prospective commercial partners and hosts which continues to be extremely encouraging.?

Cllr Aaron Wynne, Conwy?s Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, said: "We?re delighted to be welcoming the 2024 Tour of Britain Women.

?I hope the event inspires young people to get on their bikes, and I?ll be urging the people of Conwy county to support the competitors at the Stage One finish in Llandudno.

?The crowd create a fantastic atmosphere at events like this and it?s a great opportunity for us to showcase North Wales as a destination.

?Major events are important in extending the tourism season, creating an economic impact, supporting small businesses, and of course the media coverage to the rest of the world.?

Earlier this month, British Cycling announced that the Tour of Britain Men would be delivered over six days in 2024, with an ambition to bring future parity to the two national tours, following the alignment of the event names in 2024.

Tour of Britain Women 2024:
Stage 1 ? Thursday 6 June 2024: Welshpool to Llandudno
Stage 2 ? Friday 7 June 2024: Wrexham
Stage 3 ? Saturday 8 June 2024: Warrington
Stage 4 ? Sunday 9 June 2024: Greater Manchester


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9117 on: April 19, 2024, 09:03:49 am »
More goat warning signs needed, say residents

As well as the A470 perhaps they need them in the Abbey Road/ Church Walks area too.       ;)



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c25r1v5r5ywo

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?......Bodafon Farm Park new sign
« Reply #9118 on: April 28, 2024, 09:41:50 am »
PEOPLE's curiosity has been piqued by the arrival of a new sign at the entrance of a now closed farm park tourist attraction.

Llandudno's Bodafon Farm Park opened to visitors for a final time on Sunday, September 24 2023 after two decades. On its Facebook page, hours now state 'permanently closed.'

The site reiterated their closure on social media in November by posting on their Facebook page: "Bodafon may be closed but if you liked our woodfired pizzas, real fires and rustic chilled out atmosphere you will love the Penrhyn Arms in Penrhynside." Former Bodafon Farm Park owner Mark Roberts also runs the Penrhyn Arms.

However, beady-eyed residents in recent days have noticed a large wooden sign that has gone up by the entrance to the closed park that states: 'Bodafon Farm Park - temporarily closed', which suggests the site may re-open in the near future.

Many people were concerned houses would be built on the site; Anwyl Homes are building homes on the fields off Nant-y-Gamar Road as part of their development Parc Bodafon. The development, once completed, will feature 49 homes across four-acres.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24283568.new-sign-arrives-entrance-closed-llandudno-farm-park/


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9119 on: May 01, 2024, 04:29:48 pm »
Mostyn Estates update after sign erected for popular Llandudno attraction that closed last year
Bodafon Farm Park on Bodafon fields had been running for more than 20 years before its closure

North Wales Live contacted the estate to see what the latest was with the site. They confirmed that they "have plans" for the Farm Park but did not elaborate further, saying an announcement would be made in the future.
I'm intrigued because I've always believed that Mostyn Estates wanted to make the place unviable for farming and then it gives the Estate an excuse to develop the land for building.     I hope I'm wrong because it would be nice if they created something for the benefit of locals and visitors alike 


https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/mostyn-estates-update-after-sign-29088004