Traffic Chaos on A55

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Furious motorists found themselves stuck in queues up to 13 miles long on Sunday after roadworks began on the expressway near Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

Drivers were caught in huge tailbacks from Junction 16 Dwygyfylchi to Junction 23 Llanddulas.

The problems were caused by the work on a new crossover between Juntion 23 Llanddulas and Junction 22 Old Colwyn as well as on-going work at the Conwy Tunnel.

The outer lanes are due to be closed in both directions between Junction 22 and Junction 23 until April 5.

Welsh transport minister Ken Skates tweeted “Roadworks on the A55 are banned from Easter until Autumn unless there’s an emergency repair needed”

The work is scheduled to last until April 5.

Long Term Closure of Colwyn Bay Promenade Causes Consternation Among Locals.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Post

The next stage of developments to take place on Colwyn bay promenade could take upto a year which has upset a number of local residents who say it may deter tourists from coming to the Bay.

The Prom has been closed from the Pier to Marine Road Old Colwyn, with no date set for reopening. Diversions are in place but these will only increase traffic on other local routes. It would be advisable to use the A55 when ever possible.

It has also been noted that there were no signs in place to advise tourists of how to reach the accessible parts of the prom, at Old Colwyn and Rhos-on-Sea.

I have been trying , without success, to contact someone involved to get more information about the potential length of the disruption.

Cllr Dave Cowans said to the Daily Post, “We realise closing this section of promenade will cause disruption, but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.” I don’t think his “minimum” will actually be that minimal.

Another local resident told me that, in his words “And this is before they start on the Pier!”

Hafod-Y-Bryn Boarding Kennels & Cattery North Wales

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I would highly recommend Hafod-y-Bryn. Here is some information about them from their website. 

“Hafod-Y-Bryn Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Colwyn Bay, North Wales have been caring for dogs and cats since 1982 and we are proud of our history and reputation. We care for pets across the whole region of North Wales and beyond including Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Llandudno, Abergele, & Rhyl.

We are a family business who aims to create a loving and caring environment for your beloved pets whilst you are away from home, we are the ideal holiday home for your cats and dogs as we offer the rural setting but being only minutes from the A55.

Both the kennels and cattery accommodation and reception areas have undergone refurbishment works after the business changed hands in 2013. Now owned and run by Steve & Nicola Frost the aim of the new owners is to be the premier venue for your dogs and cats in North Wales.

We also offer a dog grooming service to dog boarders and day visitors by our very own fully qualified dog grooming professionals

Whether you are going on holiday, moving home or just need somewhere for your pet to stay for a few nights we really can be the premier choice for you and your pets so contact us at Hafod-Y-Bryn today for more information.”

How to contact Them:

At Hafod-Y-Bryn, we are always happy to help with any questions or queries you may have. If you would like to get in contact with us, contact Steve or Nicola Frost on:

Phone: 01492 532825
Email: info@hafodybryn.com

Where we are

Hafod-Y-Bryn
Llanrwst Road
Colwyn Bay
LL28 5YS

Directions to us

From the West End in Colwyn Bay go up Kings Road and then continue right onto Pen-Y-Bryn Road, at the junction turn left onto Llanwrst Road, B5113 and Hafod-Y-Bryn can be found on the left after 1 mile, past the houses and once you reach open countryside.

If you are using Sat-Nav for LL28 5YS, continue after you are told that you have reached your destination for another ½ mile and our sign can be found on the left hand side.

Mobile Car Valeting Service

Professional car valeting service available by Martin Kelly.

For your convenience, he will come to you. Get your car professionally valeted while you relax.

Competitive rates and a quality finish, all from the comfort of home.

Bring the shine and “new car” feel back.

Contact Martin on:

07901728432

 

Police Volunteer Recruitment.

North wales Police are looking for people who would like to volunteer some of their time, do you think you may be interested? If so read more about it below.

Police Support Volunteer

Becoming a Police Support Volunteer within North Wales Police is an excellent opportunity to become involved with different aspects of policing and gain experience within a professional and public organisation. It offers the opportunity to meet new people and work as part of a team, engage and interact with people from different communities and backgrounds whilst making a positive contribution to the local community.

By volunteering with us you could play a vital role in helping us deliver and improve the service we provide to communities across North Wales Police.

All kinds of people volunteer, across a wide age range, with a variety of different backgrounds, skills and life experiences. If you have some spare time we will be able to provide opportunities to help you develop yourself, learn new skills and make a difference in the communities.

You will be fully supported in your role as a volunteer, and provided with the appropriate training and updates.

What are Volunteers?

As described by the Home Office a Volunteer is “someone who commits time and energy for the benefit of society, the community, environment and/or individuals, undertaking this freely and by choice, without concern for financial gain”.

A Police Support Volunteer is someone who performs voluntary tasks, at the direction and on behalf of the organisation, through personal choice.

Police Support Volunteers agree to do this without expectation of compensation or financial reward, except for the payment of pre-determined and agreed out of pocket expenses.

There is no obligation therefore when an individual agrees to take on a voluntary role, and no contract of employment is issued. Either party may cancel the voluntary agreement at any time.

All Volunteers are required to sign forms agreeing to the principles of the Data Protection Act and the Official Secrets Act.

What activities or roles do Volunteers do?

Volunteers and the work they carry out are not designed to replace employees; the underlying principle of the agreement is that volunteers compliment and support staff roles. Being a volunteer provides a unique opportunity for individuals to use their skills, experience and local knowledge to make a positive contribution in their community by supporting the work we do.

Opportunities and activities vary from one department to another according to the needs across the Force and in local communities.

For example some of our roles are based within our community teams, specialist units whilst others are office based providing support and coordination for policing operations and teams.

Who can volunteer?

We do not expect formal qualifications for most tasks, but what we are interested in is common sense, dedication and the ability to communicate with people.

You must be over 18. Due to the nature of the Police Service voluntary roles will require security checks to be completed.

You will be subject to the same criteria as all members of the Force, and as such your application may not be accepted if there is a conflict of interest in your professional or personal life.

You can contact Lisa on 01492805398

( Information courtesy of http://www.north-wales.police.uk/ )