Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

May I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Growing Season

I am a little behind on the gardening front but was a little surprised to see the daffodils and spring bulbs coming through and still my summer lobelia is flowering.

I will have to take my laptop to the Dr's as I am still having problems receiving comments.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

So True

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist"

mahatma Gandhi

Job Satisfaction

Not a great picture, this is an issue I have been dealing with for some time now, in my capacity as Chair of Conwy Drainage Group. This is a camera shot of the surface water drains in Winllan Ave in Llandudno. In this photo you can see a rock in the drains, which has probably assisted in the flooding of this area. The problem was not helped by cars driving at speed through the water and splashing it against some residents front doors. I hope the next down pour of rain, drains a lot quicker now this restriction has been removed.

That said we have a massive problem with silting in our drainage system in Llandudno and I will be pursuing the relevant agencies to tackle this issue and will be asking them to publish their maintenance schedules in order to tackle silting.

Worth mentioning that this drain had been pressure rodded 3 times up to this point and had quite a quantity of sand removed.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

One of my Favourite Views

My Daughter is studying Photography and asked me for one of my favourite views, so today I drove her to one of my favourite spots.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Clean Streets

Very pleased to receive this award from The Association for Public Service Excellence (apse). This award covers the whole of the UK.

The last two years has seen Conwy recognised as having The Cleanest Streets in Wales (Keep Wales Tidy). I have said and will say that we strive for continuous improvements regarding Street Cleansing and I believe this award is recognising the improvements made to date.

My sincere thanks to all involved.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Ward Work Near Completion

Some months ago I applied for a grant to tidy up the Junction end of the Conwy Cob and was pleased to be successful. The top two pictures show the area as it was, overgrown and a litter trap. We also had anti social behaviour in this area, drinking, graffiti etc. To the left of the pictures you can see a concrete wall and below that is the A55, my fear was that an incident could happen here.

The grant has paid for a camera, you can just make it out on one of the lamp posts and landscaping. I feel the area is looking better and more open. This project will be completed soon with some planting of a couple of trees and a couple of bench seats. This project was supported by Conwy CBC's Environment and Regulatory Services departments, Welsh Government and North Wales Police. Thanks to all for supporting and making this area safer and greener.