Wednesday, 21 September 2011


The Pier saga rolls on yet there is no real end in sight, nobody seems to have a long term plan and the personalities involved seem more intent on back-biting, mud-slinging and personal insults than in finding a solution, here is how I would like to see it resolved…

We allow an energy company to build an underwater barrier from Rhos Point to Llanddulas Point, this barrier will contain turbines that work on the rise and fall of the tide and not the in and out flow of it, the depth of the sea just off shore will allow for this and, unlike wind turbines, power is guaranteed to be produced at least twice a day.

As a concession the Power Company along with private investors fund the lengthening of the Pier by 250 to 300m and a crescent shape is formed at the end to allow for shops and accommodation to be built. At the end of the pier will be a pontoon marina, making it the only non-tidal marina in North Wales, down the sides will be docking and storage for jet-skis.

Down the centre of the pier will be more shops with accommodation above and where the old theatre stands a new casino could be built. You may wonder why a casino; if you think about it the only private investors capable of funding a project like this would be somebody like a gaming company and there has to be a little give and take if a venture like this is to succeed.

The benefits of a project like this are plain for all to see, cheaper electricity locally, an increase in local revenue, more and future employment and an increase in footfall to Colwyn Bay of affluent people mooring their boats.

If we are to be successful as a town we have to be more far-sighted than the next couple of years, we have to look at a time when the regeneration money runs out and we have to be self-funding, it’s all very good doing a quick paint-job and sprucing-up a couple of streets but if nobody comes to Colwyn Bay to see them then what’s the point ?

We, as a county, cannot afford the so-called millions of pounds being talked about to demolish or restore the pier and why should the people have to pay for it’s upkeep for years to come or finance someone’s personal folly, the Council’s lack of understanding and business acumen over the pier has brought us to this point and it is their utter stupidity that will lead us further into the dark smelly stuff, you really do have to ask yourself; who got us into this mess and why were they allowed to do it?


This was sent to me after the recent riots.....

The Bird Feeder

I bought a bird feeder.. I hung it on my patio and filled it lovingly with seed... It was indeed a beautiful bird feeder. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue..

Then came the bird sh * t. It was everywhere; on the patio tiles, the chairs, the table ...everywhere!

Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.

And other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be ... quiet, serene and no one demanding theirrights to a free meal...

Now let's see ....... our government give out free food, subsidised housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

Then the illegals came by the millions. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for the free services; small flats are housing 5 or more families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by a doctor in an emergency surgery because it is filled with illegal non tax payers; your child's year 12 class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English.

Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than 'The Union Jack' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

Its just my opinion but:

maybe, just maybe, it's time for the government
to take down the damn bird feeder.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Wow! I cannot believe it was December when I last posted, time surely waits for nobody.

I will not go into a drawn out reasoning for my absence save to say that I’ve had a couple of related illnesses, one quite serious, that have left me incapacitated for some months and also an injury that trapped the sciatic nerve.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the well-wishers and also the Councillors who contacted me offering their support, it was refreshing to learn that I had more friends in Council than I thought, a big “thank you” to all of you.

A question that was sent to me during my absence……

“Hi can anybody tell me who owns the old indoor market in colwyn bay? i wish someone would do it up and rent the units out to small businesses who can't afford the silly prices being charged in the bayview shopping centre.

By baz”

Baz, I can tell you that CCBC bought it on a CPO and although they will deny it I still think it is their intention to turn it into Council offices or some other Civic Building, this will go along with the rest of their plans of turning Colwyn Bay into a Civic Centre during the day and a Ghost-town by night.

My disappointment of CCBC continues with their purchase of the pier, another millstone around the council-tax payer’s neck. When will they realise that it is our money they are playing with and not theirs, if the council was run as a business and not as someone’s private little empire then the piers purchase would never have arisen and we would have been saved from years of upkeep costs on a white elephant. I am all for saving the pier, if it’s economically viable but not at the cost of more important issues.

On a final note; a quick thank you also goes out to Oscar, it was his comment on… that prompted me to step back into the blog, thanks….. mate!