This is a an attempt at giving an honest opinion of how I see certain things of interest in the Conwy County area of North Wales, Current affairs in general,and an assortment of general thoughts,also to take an odd pop at those in public life who get a bit too complacent to the needs of the area and local people.

There are a many people out there who feel the same way, and have neither the place or time to air their views.
The silent majority.
the people are the masters!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Regrettable but true.

   I found this comment on Facebook, I'm sorry to say but I agree with the writter, that rock is staying where the council have put it.

"Sorry folks but your putting your heads in The sand if you think this council will reinstate Llandudno northshore to its former glory .They won't admit they dropped a clanger or is that several million rocks."

Mad Hatters.

As much as I am sure everybody wishes the new Ice Cream parlour in Llandudno every success it does make you wonder what this Alice group of mad hatters are up to. We have Forte's Ice cream that has traded for more years than I can remember on Mostyn Street and up in Happy Valley we have locally made ice cream by Parisella's since 1952.
Think about it Happy Valley?
The Alice Hatters now have a few tours up and running and where is the first place they favour?
A brand new outlet,not an existing one like Forte's and Parisella's that have traded through thick and thin.
Amazing where their loyalties lie.
Not just me saying this but Hoteliers and shopkeepers, all wondering where this public funded outfit are going to stick their noses next.
All aided and abetted by the county council funded by the very businesses they will promote against.

What's the cost?

How much have these statues cost to be varnished?

"Mark Richards
 hi mark.  I agree with you about negativity however let me raise two questions.
1/ if the statues require maintenance every two years at say a cost of £8000. Should the Alice in Wonderland Llandudno - ALICE tld contribute towards this ongoing cost?
2/ lets hope the tour is a huge success yet the council face deeper cuts and are unable to maintain the statues.  How should then pay to maintain them?

Having the ability to ask questions is part of a open and inclusive local authority and any business that cares about its wider local audience.

What are your thoughts?"

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

One of Llandudno's greatest assets!

Reader photo, NR
Whilst the safety of all is paramount to the council, did they have to carry all this work out on a peak week of the opening Bank Holiday of the year and block the Prom off to the tourists?
Is there an officer or councillor with a grain of sense left that would at least not have effected a better plan than to barricade off one of Llandudno's greatest assets?
If I were a tourist business or hotelier on the front I would be tearing my hair out at the gross ineptitude of the council, it's officers and elected councillors.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Curse of the Finch!

Burchett tweeted that he wants a full statement from Conwy Council Leader,funny his master had tweeted the same, I told him as much and he saw his arse over it. The truth is Mayor Burchett is more of a peacock strutting around than a humble town mayor. I suppose the last thing you can accuse most councillors is being is humble.
Janet Finch -Saunders and peacock Burchett are so close these days they are nearly touching.
Till she falls out with him and he will be another casualty of The Curse of The Finch!

Mayor Burchett.

Mayor Burchett is the subject of a few comments over on the Three Towns Forum.
Anybody know any more?
I know that he is a rather grand sort of character that is immensely impressed with Janet Finch and his new position working as her office manager.
Must be quiet in the shop.

"When is a Mayor not a Mayor?  A little dicky bird tells me

It seems that the Llandudno Town Mayor has taken some form of employment (probably unpaid) with our AM, Janet Finch-Saunders, and that the majority (if not all) of the Mayoral duties are now being carried out by the Deputy Mayor.

Is it right that the Mayor, who receives a generous allowance from the Townsfolk, should be carrying out Electoral work for the AM, rather than completing the duties he swore to do at his Mayor Making Ceremony?  Surely he could refrain from such activities for another month or so rather than getting himself involved in Election proceedings, yet to be announced?

Obviously JF-S is aware of this and should not condone such behaviour.  Or is she demonstrating that her political ambitions are more important than anything else?"

"Come on Yorkie, a politicians ambitions are almost always more important than anything else.Civic heads usually refrain from party political activity during their year of office.  They change over sometime in May"

"There are the questions of PROTOCOL and CIVIC DUTY, some Councillors are obviously devoid of such considerations!    WWW

I noticed on TV today that JF-S was at the Welsh Conservatives Conference.  David Jones gave a fantastic and sensible speech which almost had me converted to Conservatism!   I think, however, that I may follow Nigel at the next Election!"

Sunday, 13 April 2014

"The New Alice in Wonderland Town Trail map is in its design stage, how exciting! Looks like going to print early next week in time for marketing at the best of Britain and Ireland event in March. 

Here is a little taster of the map, sorry we can't show you any more at the moment.

"Follow the White Rabbit" Coming Soon 2014"

  • s Should be Alice in wonderland trail llandudno. Be proud
  • David Williams Which press release?
  • David Williams I follow your page as it's the only communication tool you use that provides a insight into the current situation.
  • David Williams You originally put forward a plan that seemed to involve local businesses, the people of llandudno and all the relevant stakeholders. As time has passed you've in my view deliberately not made any effort to include,consult,answer and indeed listen to anyone who you see or think as being negative. As a community enterprise you are bound to include and engage people's opinion. You haven't. Simple!. It is getting to the point that even I an intial supporter of the project can't get behind it because I as a member of the public can't get to see what is being developed and ask any questions. The best ambassadors the trail Could of had for visitors to the town were the local community. You've missed this opportunity, big time. Very sad. I am sure you will be happy that as long as the project goes ahead and any salaries are paid. It will be seen as a triumph by the A.L.I.C.E team. I for one can't wait until there is a public meeting.
    • Alice in Wonderland Llandudno An overview of the Digital E-Tour and town trail was presented to representatives from Hotels, Guest Houses and B and B's last year in St George's Hotel. We couldn't present the level of detail we would have liked, as the project was still in its early development stage. We have already posted previously that we will have an open day or exhibition or presentation whereby members of the public can view details. That still stands and when we are ready , we will announce it. I hope that that helps clarify where we are at, at the moment. Thankyou for your comments.
  • David Williams Nothing
  • David Williams Meaning. ... there's no need to involve or engage the input of the local community? ?
  • David Williams You've left the community of llandudno behind
  • David Williams Mmmm
  • David Williams No mention of llandudno on it???? The place-town that is supposedly central to this trial.
  • Alice in Wonderland Llandudno It's for the benefit of the community of Llandudno.
  • James Joseph Jones Llandudno is on the front cover David!
  • Crafty Cakes Our Mad Hatters Tea Party inspired wedding cake at a wedding at the St.George Hotel, Llandudno last year. Many more pics if you want to see? x
  • David Williams You are intelligent people. A press release is not a two way communication tool. Face to Face public meetings and exhibitions are. When did these take place?.