Today started off okay, with a little rain but nothing to write home about.
I had decided to check out the buses for the Action for Access campaign, so went over to get the number 13. Yet again i was disappointed to find that it was a bus without a ramp. Really as this is a bus that goes to Glan Clwyd Hospital, you would think it would be accessible.
Anyway, I decided to go on the number 5x to Caernarfon, a journey which takes about Three hours. I was pleased to see the driver was a lovely Red head that I had had the pleasure of traveling with in the past. Everything was fine until we got back in to Bangor on the return leg. Ahead of us a Padarn Bus driver had dropped passengers at an unsanctioned stop and then his bus decided this was a good time to lock up its brakes completely. Because of road works to the side of the bus, no other bus could pass him to get to the stands! The upshot was complete gridlock!
Two hours of sitting on a bus later, listening to claims of “it’ll only be a few minutes” and the like, we got off and went down to try and catch one on the main road. By this time it had started chucking it down! Not that there was anyone there to help passengers find where their busses were going from or when they were leaving! Thanks for that Arriva and Padarn Busses!!
We finally got a number 5 back to Llandudno and things were looking up. This lasted all of 5 minutes! The Expressway outside of Tal y Bont had flooded and there was a huge tailback! Another 30 minute delay followed, sitting on a steamy bus in torrential rain! Finally we made it back to Craig-y-don Two and a half hours late after a five and three quarter hour bus journey!
Still, could have been worse, we could have been camping at Wakestock!!!
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From the Bangor Anglesey Mail yesterday.
A MAJOR sea, air and land search was launched after a man was seen plunging from the Menai Suspension Bridge.
Eyewitnesses dialled 999 after watching a man jump from the bridge to the Menai Strait below on Monday morning.
The RNLI lifeboat at the nearby Beaumaris station on Anglesey, 22 Squadron RAF Valley helicopter, North Wales Police and onshore coastguard teams from Bangor and Pen Mon scrambled to the scene to conduct a four-hour search and rescue operation.
Emergency teams were eventually stood down at 2.15pm but no body was found.
A police spokesman confirmed that searches would continue in an attempt to trace the identity of the man.
He said: “We had a report at 11am that a man had entered the water from the Menai Suspension Bridge.”
An RNLI Beaumaris spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 11.31am to say people had seen a man jump from the Menai Suspension Bridge at 11.25am. Witnesses (on the bridge) said they saw a man splashing about in the water.
“Our crew were there within minutes of taking the call and an extensive search was undertaken by ourselves, the helicopter (from RAF Valley) and the coastguard’s onshore team.”
There’s been an angry reaction to local health chiefs’ plans to close Llandudno Hospital’s minor injuries unit overnight.
The Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board says a shortage of staff and low attendance levels means the unit will be shut between 10pm and 8am starting from September.
Emergency patients will be admitted until 6pm each evening with others diverted to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.
Today I went to Bangor to buy a new Printer/Scanner at PC World. I had ordered it on line and reserved it at the shop.
I bought the Epson SX215 as it looked like a good one.
I was surprised at how good the price was, but what surprised me even more was how accessible PC World is for those of us in wheelchairs. The aisles are wide and the shelves easy to access, with most of the products at an easy to reach level.
I spoke to the Manager and complimented the shop. He was extremely polite and courteous. If you need help the shop assistant is always ready to be of service.
This is a good example of how you can make a shop really accessible and welcoming, if you just think about it.
ST DAVIDS RETAIL PARK