Welcome to Colwyn Bay! Enjoy your stay! Witness the wonderful town that once was.
The dream for the people of Colwyn Bay was the Restoration of the Pier. This was a beacon of hope for the town, but now with it's destruction looming, its demolition goes against the public's wishes. This town has nothing left to give, or fight for. It's just another example of another loss to a once Loved town who's glory years have long since faded.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Colwyn Bay - "The Skip" Porth Eirias - Fears facility will become 'cash-guzzling white elephant'
Porth Eirias: MP fears facility will become 'cash-guzzling white elephant'
Mr Jones added: “At the moment Conwy taxpayers might be excused for thinking Porth Eirias is just a cash-guzzling white elephant.”
Cllr Cheryl Carlisle, Chair of Principal Scrutiny, and Leader of the Conservatives on Conwy Council, was disappointed with the decision.
She said “We, as a Conservative group, proposed by Cllr Janet Haworth, seconded by Cllr Don Milne, and supported by Cllr Sara Allardice (of the Labour Party), voted to hear this in public.
“Unfortunately we were outvoted by the rest of the Principal Scrutiny Committee.
“We argued it should be heard in public, as it is in the best interests of tax payers in Conwy for them to hear exactly how their money is being spent, unfortunately this opportunity for accountability and transparency was not supported today.”
Cllr Haworth branded the decision as “anti-constitutional” and added: “There has been considerable public interest, and public doubt, over the future of Porth Eirias. If we exclude public we add to the damage.”
A Conwy council spokeswoman said: “Members of the Principal Overview & Scrutiny Committee considered the Porth Eirias report in detail this morning.
“The Committee’s recommendations will be presented to Cabinet on Tuesday August 12 for a decision.”