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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.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Colwyn Bay - The Skip aka The Porth Eirias fiasco: More than £200k to be spent !
By North Wales Daily Post
Watersports complex two thirds empty for a year since opening
How much of the cost will be paid by Conwy taxpayers is not clear as neither Scottish Power or Conwy Council would be drawn on how the extensive investment will be broken down.
A Scottish Power spokesperson said: “SP Energy Networks is investing over £200,000 in the area and we will be working closely with Conwy County Council to agree a start date for this programme of work.”
Conwy Council declined to comment on the investment it is a partner in and said it would respond to the inquiry within the Freedom of Information timescale of 20 days.
It also would not comment on reports the complex, which cost more than £4million to build, had been running on a gas back-up generator since opening a year ago.
He said: “It is deeply alarming that the council is apparently now being required to spend another large sum of money to connect the combined heat and power system at Porth Eirias to the grid.
“Only two weeks ago, the council leader told us that £164,000 more will have to be spent to get the building ready for Bryn Williams.
“It is now 12 months since the grand opening of Porth Eirias, yet it is still standing virtually empty.
“The question has to be asked: how much more money does the council expect local taxpayers to throw at this project?
“And is it just throwing good money after bad?”
Three weeks ago Conwy Council voted through extra funds to be spent on refitting Porth Eirias for Bryn’s much-delayed bistro.
The vote by Conwy Council’s cabinet, made behind closed doors, approved an additional £33,000 for kitchen work along with a further additional £38,000 for substation work, which will be shared with Shel Restaurant Ltd.