Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

It’s that time of year again, when the Extravaganza brings Llandudno to a standstill.

Thousands of visitors are due to flock into town, bringing much needed tourist revenue, but I find it a nightmare. Roads in town, and Mostyn Avenue in Craig-y-Don, will be closed to traffic. Just getting around becomes a chore, and there is constant traffic right past my house. Still, I hope everyone enjoys a lovely weekend.

More information can be found on the extravaganza website: https://victorian-extravaganza.com

One thing you should be aware of, is the changes to the bus routes over this period. Buses into town will terminate at the Law Courts and Buses leaving town will start from the coach park on Mostyn Broadway.

 

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Access Difficulty Awareness Guide to Shops and businesses in Holywell

We have compiled a Wheelchair User’s Access Difficulty Awareness Guide to Shops and businesses in Holywell, Flintshire.

“Know before you visit the town”.

Roberts Newsagents – STEP.
MNS Late Shop – STEP.
Ideal Lightimg – STEP.
ML Davies Fish & Chips STEP.
Maggies Kitchen TWO STEPS.
Pound Bakery STEP.
Pets Pantry STEPS (Recently installed Disability Call buttons).
Sweeney Ted’s Barbers (SIX STEPS).
Bevan’s Rightway -NO ACCESS beyond entrance area/till.
Molyneux Estate Agents OUTSIDE STEP + MORE STEPS INSIDE.
Hartley’s Ice Cream shop INTERNAL STEP.
Bell’s Cafe STEP – Great service at outside tables though.
Clifton Cleaners/Launderette STEP.
Premier Launderette STEP.
J E Davies & Son Funeral Services STEP.
Cresta’s STEP + NARROW ENTRANCE.
Flintshire Flooring STEP.
Flintshire Tattoo Centre STEP.
Holywell Groceries STEP.
Trendy Blinds STEP.
The Market Cross – Wetherspoons – Extremely difficult to get to Disabled Toilet on “Busy Times” as it is right at the back and the premises are crammed full of tables & chairs.
Boars Head – Steps at front so access is via a side-ways sloping ramp at side. Very spacious inside however the Disabled toilet was used as a stock-room.
Feathers Inn – Access to rear bar only. No access to toilet.
Red Lion – No access to toilet.
Cross Vaults – STEP.
Tak Bo Chinese Take-Away & Restaurant – Very steep access ramp that is out of line with the entrance door and unable to manoeuvre around a support pillar at the top of the ramp. Highly recommend the other Chinese take-away “FU HOUSE” which has great access to take-away & tables.
Saunder’s Optician STEP – Very helpful staff provide a portable wheelchair ramp for access.
Shear Envy hairdressers STEP.
Pedrini Antiques & Collectibles STEP.
Denbighshire & Flintshire Agricultural Society Ltd STEP.
Corbett’s Taxis – STEP.
CAHA Women’s Aid STEP.
Stephen Mullarkey Solicitors STEP
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Artisan’s Cafe – * Damian’s gold award goes to Artisans Cafe which is fully accessible with lovely staff serving good value food & drink. Accessible toilet (To be checked out still !)

Santander Bank – Fully accessible including automatic door buttons and low counter. Friendly staff offering great customer service. As the only bank left in Holywell it shows that making changes to provide full access for all was a wise investment. “Damian’s Gold Star Award justly deserved”.
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“NOT ON THE LIST” – Then Access is “OK” – Unless you find otherwise then please comment.
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RUTHS CHOICE – “Special Mention” to Ezme for making her card shop fully accessible – Sadly ill health has forced her to close her business very recently. Get well soon x