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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?...Tour of Britain Women 2024 today
« Reply #9150 on: June 06, 2024, 10:07:24 am »
Tour of Britain Women 2024 - Road Closures & Parking Suspensions Information - Thursday 6th June 2024

We are pleased to welcome The Tour of Britain Women; one of the UK’s biggest professional cycle races, on Thursday 6th June 2024. The opening stages will see some of the world’s top riders tackle some of Wales’s most iconic roads and climbs, with thousands expected to line the streets to welcome the race.

https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Spotlight/Press-Releases/Tour-of-Britain-Women-2024-Road-Closures-Parking-Suspensions-Information-Thursday-6th-June-2024.aspx

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9151 on: June 07, 2024, 10:31:47 am »
Lotte Kopecky beat Letizia Paternoster to the finish line in the dramatic conclusion of the first day of the Women's Tour of Britain in Llandudno.

Paternoster mistakenly celebrated victory only for a photo-finish to reveal Kopecky won stage one on the promenade.

The final duel was the thrilling climax of a race involving a breakaway of nine riders, highlighted by Lizzie Deignan and Anna Henderson of the Great Britain Cycling team.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/llandudno/24371564.womens-tour-britain-arrives-llandudno-thrilling-style/


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9152 on: June 08, 2024, 04:22:38 pm »
On Monday the 3rd June 2024  Mrs H  saw about 100 motorbikes going down Trinity Avenue.     It must have been an organised trip but does anyone know more about it?
I remember some years ago seeing loads of Motorbikers riding up through Colwyn Heights and my first thoughts were "here comes trouble" but I couldn't have been more wrong.       These bikers were going to visit the RSPCA  in Bryn Y Maen to deliver parcels of food for the animals that were being looked after there.
It's a tradition that has been going on for years and it just proves that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.     The world would be a better place if everyone was like those bikers

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9153 on: June 09, 2024, 02:00:48 pm »
Hugo, just posted sad details on the Obituary thread, more details below.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/biker-killed-crash-life-party-29164957

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9154 on: June 09, 2024, 02:47:25 pm »
Thanks for posting that Steve.     So young too, it was really sad to hear about the accident and he'll be missed by everyone who knew him

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9155 on: June 10, 2024, 09:22:55 am »
Llandudno's Broadway Boulevard nightclub is up grabs after being placed on the market. The site is up for let - with a search underway for a new operator.

It is available to let for £100,000 a year with St Davids Commercial. Commercial agent Colin Flannigan described it as an "unbelievable opportunity".

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/unbelievable-opportunity-take-llandudno-nightclub-29323434?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9156 on: June 12, 2024, 09:39:41 am »
Llandudno named the best holiday destination in the country
The resort came out on top in Wales and was sixth highest in the UK

Llandudno has been named the best destination in the country and is in the UK top ten. The experts at GO Outdoors have created their holiday hotspots for 2024.

They research a range of data, including hotels, activities, local transport, weather, and popularity, to chose the top holiday destinations in the UK.

This saw the Victorian seaside resort in Conwy come out on top in Wales. The 'Queens of Welsh Resorts' was also sixth on the UK list

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-named-best-holiday-destination-29331615

Experts gave it an overall score of 8.9 out of 10. The top spot went to Newquay in Cornwall - which scored 9.72.

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?....Branded Filthy ?
« Reply #9157 on: June 15, 2024, 10:47:16 am »
Article from WALESonline, be interesting to hear comments..............also repeated in the DP

Welsh town holiday hotspot branded 'filthy' and 'swimming in litter'

'As soon as I stepped out of the Travelodge, I saw a side road full of litter that was tumbling towards me in the wind. The whole place was filthy'

A visitor to one of Wales' premier tourist hot spots has been left shocked and appalled at what she found in the coastal town. Llandudno, once famed for it's golden sands, 19th century pier and the the cliffs of the Great Orme is said to be "swimming in litter" and branded "filthy".

Penny Colegate was left flabbergasted after finding cans, bottles and takeaway wrappers covered pavements.

cont https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/welsh-town-holiday-hotspot-branded-29359830?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9158 on: June 16, 2024, 09:50:30 am »
Update on above..........

I walked streets of Llandudno to see if tourist's 'dirty' and 'litter strewn' claims really stand up....ByDavid Powell Court reporter
The walkabout following a tirade about the state of the resort by a return visitor

A later comment in the story....But I have to say that overall there was remarkably little litter with Conwy Council as well as volunteers like Friends of Mostyn Street keeping on top of things. Even the industrial sized wheelie bins in the back streets behind Llandudno's many hotels were neat and tidy - and colourful.

full article https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/walked-streets-llandudno-see-tourists-29341018?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9159 on: June 20, 2024, 10:06:22 am »
A NEW show home will open its doors at Anwyl’s Parc Bodafon development in Llandudno on Friday, June 21.

And the aptly named ‘Orme’ property is set to impress visitors with its views of the sea and the Little Orme.

The first wave of homes at Parc Bodafon went on sale last year, many of which will boast fabulous coastal views.

Graeme Gibb, sales director for Anwyl Homes Cheshire and North Wales, said: “This is the first chance would-be homebuyers will have to look inside a completed and professionally furnished property at Parc Bodafon.

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24398355.first-parc-bodafon-show-home-llandudno-set-open/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9160 on: June 20, 2024, 01:33:44 pm »
I made a point of looking at these properties yesterday and the first stage of the development seems to be in Nant Y Gamar Road and I must admit that the houses looked very nice indeed.
There are about five properties completed and one of them being the show house.     Access to them is through the main entrance to the estate and then immediately on your left is a block paving drive to the houses
That's the good points, the downside is that the narrow drive is a shared access and owners will not be able to park in front of their properties as it may cause problems with other residents access.     The postage stamp size gardens also mean that people will be passing very closely to their front windows.
I noticed one house with no garage that had an adjoining parking space with another house and I could envisage issues with bad parking too.      They are expensive houses for what they are and I'm not sure if they are freehold or leasehold

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Re: Llandudno’s National Express coach service to Manchester to end
« Reply #9161 on: June 21, 2024, 10:45:05 am »
A COACH service operated by National Express, running from Llandudno to Manchester, will be discontinued.

The company’s 175 service will cease to operate from July 1 due to being “commercially unviable”.

It stops at Mostyn Broadway coach park in Llandudno, and drops off at Manchester Chorlton Street coach station.

Starting at Llandudno, the coach also stops in Penrhyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Birkenhead and Liverpool on its way to Manchester.

READ MORE: https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24402145.llandudnos-national-express-coach-service-manchester-end/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?.........."Glastonbury of the North."
« Reply #9162 on: June 24, 2024, 10:00:45 am »
From the Liverpool Echo.................

A new indie rock festival wants to become the "Glastonbury of the North."

Pine Fest, based on Bodafon Farm in Llandudno,  8)  welcomes the public to its inaugural weekend on Friday, August 30 to Saturday, August 31, with a stacked line up of artists from across the globe.

The festival was created by friends Harry McNally and Ali Mantache who coined the phrase "the Glastonbury of North" in the early days of the project. Over the past three years, they have worked to put together an team of industry professionals to help make their dream a reality.

The two-day camping festival will host a variety of bands across two stages. BRIT Award nominees Scouting For Girls join homegrown talents Red Rum Club as the main stage headliners, accompanied by The K's, The Sherlocks, Little Comets, Arxx and Ten Tonnes.

Over on the local stage, Manilla Times, 32 Tens, Honey, Talks, Sustinere and more from the rock indie world will entertain festival-goers across the weekend.

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9163 on: June 25, 2024, 07:17:29 am »
That will help sell the houses on Nant Y Gammar Road !


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #9164 on: June 25, 2024, 04:43:14 pm »
The memorial benches beside Llandudno's West Shore beach being engulfed by nature
Cash-strapped Conwy Council said their weed-killing programme will begin next week



https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/memorial-benches-beside-llandudnos-west-29420488