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.