Wednesday, 19 December 2012


It has been brought to my attention that CCBC may be changing the goal-posts to suit their friends, ex-colleagues and a certain Councillor.
Colwyn Bay has a regeneration area, encompassing houses North of Abergele Road, Greenfield Road and Easterly as far as The Dingle. Some of the property owners within that area have asked for work to be done under the regeneration scheme but been put off or told “no”, some are still waiting for assessments and others haven’t even been told about the scheme.
It is rather strange then that properties in Rhiw Bank Road (not within the regeneration area) are having work done to them under the scheme. These properties belong to Cartrefi Conwy whos Chief Executive is Andrew Bowden (ex CCBC head of Housing) and whos Board members include none other than Councillor Chris Hughes. Cartrefi Conwy, you might remember, were criticised in 2009 for upping their wages by 20% when they took over CCBC housing.
If there is a designated area then the houses within that area should benefit from the scheme and NOT those of a Housing Association outside the area, someone, somewhere in CCBC has approved this project and to me it stinks of corruption. Those people within the regeneration area who have had their applications turned down may well want to start asking some very awkward questions of CCBC and of their elected councillor who happens to be.....oh, Councillor Chris Hughes

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