CBCS Newsletter – Secretary’s Thoughts

As I write these notes there is some good news, – and some bad news – and overwhelming frustration. One piece of good news is that the Rhos-on-Sea Environment Action Group – made up of some County Councillors and other public-spirited persons, including representatives of the Civic Society – is , hopefully , en route to raising funds to vastly improve Rhos Park , which stretches from Penrhyn Avenue up to Elwy Road. There are plans to renew the children’s playing equipment , to restore the badly neglected tennis court, put new high fencing in place and generally improve the paths and ‘greenway’. The children and teenagers of Rhos deserve a safe , high standard , area in which to take some fresh air and exercise. This application for funds to provide these facilities needs to succeed.

Another nugget of good news – our County Councillors are also hopeful of finding funding to erect a sculpture in Rhos of the legendary Prince Madoc – who , it is believed , sailed from Rhos in the 12th Century to land in Mobile U.S.A. Printed below is a copy of a letter sent by the Society in support of the latter project. If brought to fruition it will add interest and attraction to tourists and residents alike.

Copy of letter to Cllr. David Roberts

Copy of letter to Cllr. David Roberts

The bad news is the fact that the Colwyn Bay Minor Injuries Unit is earmarked for closure and transferred to Llandudno. This is totally unacceptable.

Copy of letter to the Betsi Cadwallader Health Council (word document)

AND – the overwhelming frustration – the Daily Post of August 18th tells us that , yet again, there is delay in deciding “WHO OWNS THE PIER ?” We are told to wait until November or December for a final decision. My view is that if a project goes ’ bust’ , your money is lost – end of story. Can a lawyer explain to me whether this approach is incorrect ? Please use our website contact procedure to comment. Many Thanks.

Jim Lowe, Secretary.

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