Archives for March 2017

Parking Charges on Promenade

Parking Charges on Colwyn Promenade:
The Bay of Colwyn Town Council would like to thank residents and visitors who took part in our parking survey on the promenade last summer.  This was undertaken to gauge views on and consider the likely impacts of the introduction of parking charges on the promenade by Conwy County Borough Council. Though the findings of the survey showed that the majority of local residents were opposed to the charges, visitors from further afield were less concerned.  Despite the objections raised by the Town Council, on behalf of local residents, the County Council has now proceeded to issue formal notice of the introduction of charges on the section of promenade running from the Pier eastwards to the junction with Rotary Way.  Tina Earley, Town Clerk, states “Though this is disappointing, we are pleased to note that our concerns were considered and the charges will only apply from 10am to 4pm and not 8am until 6pm as initially proposed.  This will allow local residents to continue to use the promenade parking free of charge outside busiest times.”  The level of charges are also being kept relatively affordable, at 50 pence for up to an hour, £1 for 2 hours, £2.50 for up to 4 hours and £3.50 for over 4 hours.  No charge will apply from 4pm to 10am.  Members of the public have until 29th March to submit any observations or formal objections to Conwy County Borough Council.

 

Town Council Elections Open Evening – Thursday March 16th 2017

TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS OPEN EVENING

Do you care passionately about your local town?
Is there something you want to change or improve for residents?
Are you ready to take challenging decisions?
Why not stand for what you care about and become a town councillor in the Bay of Colwyn:

Community and town councillors represent the people living in their local area at the closest level to the community. They are elected every five years to put across the views of their local community at council meetings, monitor the effectiveness of local services and get involved in their local community, often attending meetings of local organisations such as residents associations, and taking up issues on behalf of members of the public. The next elections for Town and Community Councils across Wales will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017.

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is keen to encourage greater participation in local democracy and would like to invite prospective candidates to attend an opening evening at the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay (next door to the Police Station) at 7pm on Thursday 16th March. If you are able to give a few hours of your time each week for the benefit of your local community, please come along to find out more about the Town Council and what is involved in being a local councillor.

Town Clerk Tina Earley says: “I am aware that a number of our existing councillors, who have served their communities well for a number of years, are not intending to stand for re-election in May. This means we may have a number of vacant seats. Being a town councillor can be very rewarding, giving you the opportunity to influence decisions affecting your local community. The open evening will give prospective candidates an opportunity to meet some of the current councillors to find out exactly what is involved.”

For more information about the open evening, or about being a town councillor, please contact the Town Clerk on 01492 532248.

‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ on Monday 13th March

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council will be taking part in this year’s ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ for the first time this year.  The Town Mayor, Members of the Town Council and invited representatives from local schools and other organisations will be joining over 950 other communities across the Commonwealth in raising the Commonwealth flag on the flagpole in Queens Gardens, Colwyn Bay at 10 am on Monday 13th March.

For further information, please click here.