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Offline SteveH

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8970 on: September 09, 2023, 09:20:21 am »
THE four paddling pools in Conwy county are to re-open next year after refurbishment work.

Conwy County Borough Council said it has ?invested heavily? in the pools this year to ensure their future is secure, though delays have been caused by supply issues and wet weather.

Cllr Aaron Wynne, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said ?Given the poor weather this August and the level of repairs that have been needed, the work has taken longer than anticipated.

?The paddling pools normally close at the end of September and, to avoid further uncertainty, we have taken the decision not to re-open the pools this year, which will allow all the work to be completed to the highest standard.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23777954.conwys-paddling-pools-re-open-next-year-following-refurbishment/

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8971 on: September 09, 2023, 10:06:14 am »

Cllr Aaron Wynne, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said ?Given the poor weather this August and the level of repairs that have been needed, the work has taken longer than anticipated.

?The paddling pools normally close at the end of September and, to avoid further uncertainty, we have taken the decision not to re-open the pools this year, which will allow all the work to be completed to the highest standard.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23777954.conwys-paddling-pools-re-open-next-year-following-refurbishment/

It does make sense not to reopen the Paddling Pool this year but it would have made more sense if the work was started in the Spring in readiness for completion for this year's tourist trade.     


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8972 on: September 09, 2023, 11:52:15 am »
Hugo what annoys me is the councillors are letting the council managers get away with all these things,   They new they were not going to open them this year,  what they are doing at Craig y don pool they do every year ( on a smaller scale ). They say they had nobody to do the work, they are the same lot that do the work every year,,,, but they were working on other council big jobs,,   They will finish Craig y don soon at a great cost the way they have been doing it,  winter comes and We All know what happens so Our money will be used to put right what damage the winter storms do ready for the season.      Don?t know if you have walked along by the Cayley prom but lots of the new railings have rusted and cracked. Shocking. 

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8973 on: September 09, 2023, 01:34:08 pm »
Looking back, it seems the same department is involved in several curious issues over the past few years:

The Mochdre Building built on a former river bed
The Maesdu Bridge over-run
The Conwy Bridge over-run (painting again!)
The stones - need I say more ?
The Paddling Pools
The Eirias Pitch

There may well be others that readers are aware of, but a common thread seems to be a lack of accountability.
Still, we can all breath a collective sigh of relief that Nigel Smith is now in charge of finance!!!

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?........Memorial benches
« Reply #8974 on: September 10, 2023, 09:45:05 am »
North Wales council says why it's halted applications
The county is full of places where families have made unforgettable

A council in North Wales has explained why it has halted new applications for memorial benches at its beauty spots. Conwy is full of wonderful places to visit and locals and visitors create unforgettable memories at places like Llandudno.

It means when a loved one passes away family sometimes to want to remember them at the places they adored. This has seen a large number of memorial benches on promenades and other beauty spots - with West Shore particularly packed.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-council-says-its-27665540

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8975 on: September 11, 2023, 11:01:39 am »
Llandudno: Restoring sandy beach would boost resort, backers say

Someones bright idea and then backed by the CCBC has cost the taxpayers millions of pounds and ruined two beaches in the process


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-66761962

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?........Memorial benches
« Reply #8976 on: September 12, 2023, 03:16:49 pm »
North Wales council says why it's halted applications
The county is full of places where families have made unforgettable

A council in North Wales has explained why it has halted new applications for memorial benches at its beauty spots. Conwy is full of wonderful places to visit and locals and visitors create unforgettable memories at places like Llandudno.

It means when a loved one passes away family sometimes to want to remember them at the places they adored. This has seen a large number of memorial benches on promenades and other beauty spots - with West Shore particularly packed.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-council-says-its-27665540
Perhaps people could be asked to sponsor tree planting, flower displays etc instead?

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8977 on: September 13, 2023, 09:36:53 am »
MAELGWYN ROAD CAR PARK
Two years ago McCarthy Stone announced that they had acquired an interest in Maelgwyn Road Car Park, off Gloddaeth Avenue, and that they were proposing a large block of flats for the site.  We ran a petition against the redevelopment which was signed by hundreds of local people.  Conwy County Borough Council subsequently announced that they were against the redevelopment, which could see a net loss 160 car parking spaces near the town centre.

We were really concerned when the Council recently notified us that the car park would be closed between 11 September and 15 September for McCarthy Stone to carry out initial ground works.

We'll continue to oppose the redevelopment of this site, and campaign for it to remain a public car park.  We'll aim to keep residents updated as and when we receive more information.     ref Local Gogarth Councilors news letter

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8978 on: September 14, 2023, 11:00:40 am »
Big-screen adventure is coming to Llandudno!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is returning this autumn, bringing another night of adrenaline-packed adventure films to Venue Cymru, Llandudno, on October 4.

The festival features new collections of the world?s best adventure films, with extreme climbing, mountain-biking, highlining and more! Audiences can expect extreme journeys, inspirational characters and captivating cinematography, up on the big screen.

With wild journeys, adrenaline-packed challenges and incredible cinematography, the tour features two new collections of inspirational films from remote areas of the planet.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23786723.big-screen-adventure-returns-llandudno-autumn/


Not forgeting the extreme mobility scooter race around the Orme......... 8)

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8979 on: September 15, 2023, 01:51:49 pm »
THE BUILDING occupied by Mountain Warehouse in Llandudno has gone on the market for almost 1million.  ref pioneer

The 74 Mostyn Street site is home to one of the more than 300 of the outdoor retailer?s stores, selling equipment for hiking, camping, skiing, cycling, running and fitness.

The property is now on the market with estate agent St Davids Commercial, for a price of 935,000 plus VAT.

Described as a superb investment property, Mountain Warehouse is four years into a 10-year lease which ends in 2029 (which the chain may choose to renew).

The building boasts a ground floor which extends to 270.94 square metres, as well as first floor office space and a lift shaft that extends to some 437 square feet.

St Davids Commercial said of the property: Superb investment property let to Mountain Warehouse on a full, repairing and insuring lease from 1st July 2019, on a 10-year lease term at a passing rent of 75,000 per annum plus VAT.


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8980 on: September 15, 2023, 04:10:52 pm »
Lovely building, orginally built as the St Georges Hall, Llandudno's first theatre. Bit overpriced at ?935k though.

How it looked in the 1890s:


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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8981 on: September 19, 2023, 10:17:34 am »
A FARM park that has been a hit with families for more than two decades will close at the end of this week.

Bodafon Farm Park will close its gates to customers for the final time on Sunday, September 24.

Owner of the farm Mark Roberts is semi-retiring. His lease with Mostyn Estates has also come to an end. He will be leaving the site in January.

The attraction, which is a working farm and is home to The Owls Trust as well as goats, deer and llama, is offering free entry to guests for its last month of opening. It is open this week from Wednesday - Sunday, 11am until 4pm

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23795617.llandudnos-bodafon-farm-park-close-gates-sunday/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8982 on: September 19, 2023, 04:46:26 pm »
A FARM park that has been a hit with families for more than two decades will close at the end of this week.

Bodafon Farm Park will close its gates to customers for the final time on Sunday, September 24.

Owner of the farm Mark Roberts is semi-retiring. His lease with Mostyn Estates has also come to an end. He will be leaving the site in January.

The attraction, which is a working farm and is home to The Owls Trust as well as goats, deer and llama, is offering free entry to guests for its last month of opening. It is open this week from Wednesday - Sunday, 11am until 4pm

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23795617.llandudnos-bodafon-farm-park-close-gates-sunday/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589
Will be interesting to see what happens with the site.

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8983 on: September 19, 2023, 10:31:58 pm »
That's what worries me, as I know that the landowner is not interested  in keeping the land for farming

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8984 on: September 20, 2023, 02:02:16 pm »
The current site is an eyesore with all sorts of rubbish and wrecked vehicles littering the place. It needs a total re-vamp.
personally I don't see it being built on for housing any time soon but I might be wrong, a tourism based use would make more sense.