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Offline SteveH

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« Reply #8430 on: April 30, 2021, 10:27:44 AM »
DOZENS of cars costing less than 500 will hit the road from Llandudno to Torquay in a banger rally later this year.

The Veterans Banger Rally 2021 has been organised by former Navy anti-submarine John McGowan, from Prestatyn, who has attracted attention with the hearse limousine he has refurbished with a Men in Black theme.

The original plan to drive 1,500 miles to Gibraltar was halted due to fears over a third wave of Covid-19 in Europe so they have instead decided to stage the long-distance rally on home turf in September.

It will see more than 300 people in 70 teams drive from Staffordshire to Llandudno, down to Torquay, across to Skegness, on up to Newcastle, over to Blackpool before finishing in Runcorn.

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« Reply #8431 on: May 01, 2021, 10:29:01 AM »
Interesting story on the Penderyn whisky company, opening soon in Llandudno..........

The whisky novice who made Penderyn one of Wales' best-known brands turning over 15m
Former steel and logistics exec Stephen Davies has what must be one of the best jobs in Wales with a role at the helm of one of the nation's best-loved exports

Stephen Davies was working in the Netherlands as part of a global logistics business when he got a call from a former boss telling him he should visit a tin shed in a tiny village at the top of the Cynon valley.

The shed was home to a fledgling business called Penderyn Whisky Company a distillery tucked away producing just a few barrels of the Welsh spirit that year but one with much bigger dreams.

"They were looking for someone to run the business and get it off the ground," said Stephen. It was 2003 and the Penderyn brand had been launched but they had no customers.

So how did a man with 20 years working in the steel and logistics industry wind up as someone in charge of a shed full of copper stills and one of the most iconic Welsh brands?

As Stephen admits himself he knew nothing about whisky apart from having developed a taste for the "elegant" spirit as a younger man. But what he did know was how to get stuff done.

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« Reply #8432 on: May 04, 2021, 11:08:39 AM »
Hearing various rumours.......................

1.  That there are flats being built on part of Maelgwyn Road, Car Park   ?

2.  That the new flats on the Brynt hocknell site, have been allocated car parking spaces on this car park.  ?







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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8433 on: May 04, 2021, 02:45:57 PM »
Regarding the old Bryant & Hocknell site the original application for the development had 6 parking spaces a shortfall of 17 spaces. So the developer Brenig Construction had to pay an S106 to CCBC an obligation of 58,140 (17 shortfall spaces X 114 X 30 years). This money goes towards provision, improvements & maintenance of public car parks & on street parking in the locality. They have recently had to put in a variation of the planning approval as they have to move the bin store & in doing this have lost another two parking spaces. One space has been allocated on Deganwy Avenue so another 3,420 has to be paid. This variation application for moving the bin store has been refused. The Traffic & Network Manager has again pointed out the shortfall of parking spaces as there is 32 bedrooms but only 4 parking spaces on this last variation application, so it isn't clear as to where all these people are going to park. As for building more flats on Maelgwyn Road there doesn't appear to be an application on the Planning Portal at the moment.

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Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8434 on: May 04, 2021, 03:07:10 PM »
Meleri, many thanks, I was hoping you would have some reliable information.

Re: What's Llandudno Like Right Now?
« Reply #8435 on: May 04, 2021, 04:40:56 PM »
I believe that the Town Council are meeting to discuss the new scheme tomorrow

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« Reply #8436 on: May 04, 2021, 05:36:28 PM »
As far as I have been told by one of the residents, there aren't sufficient parking spaces at Court Gloddaeth, the McCarthy and Stone block opposite for the number of flats, so this situation occurs there as well.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

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« Reply #8436 on: May 04, 2021, 05:36:28 PM »