Colwyn Bay promenade parking charge plans are a 'disgrace' say councillors


Annie Roberts

PROPOSALS for pay and display parking along Colwyn Bay promenade have been labelled as an ‘absolute disgrace’.

Old Colwyn councillors Cheryl Carlisle and Brian Cossey say the move should not go ahead and have a protest petition signed by 200 people.

In last week’s Pioneer a public notice was published by Conwy County Borough Council stating they propose to introduce pay and display parking along Colwyn Bay promenade.

Cllr Carlisle said: “It’s an absolute disgrace that the council is bringing this in. How can they justify this?

“Myself and Cllr Brian Cossey lobbied hard against it. We have presented a 200 signature petition signed by locals, but Conwy cabinet members voted it through against the wishes of the local people, who's views we represented.”

The pay and display parking area which will operate from Monday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm will stretch from Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier to Rotary Way junction.

“We don’t understand why just this section of the prom is being charged.” Cllr Carlisle added: “This will force people to go to the Old Colwyn end and it is not fit for purpose. We are adamant this should not go ahead.

”They have only just started regeneration work and it’s not been done at theOld Colwyn end.”

In July last year the Pioneer reported that a last attempt to halt the introduction of car parking charges on Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea promenades had failed.

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said: “The council is currently consulting on a proposal to introduce a controlled parking zone on Colwyn Bay promenade. The deadline for submitting representations or objections is 29 March 2017.”

A copy of the proposed order can be viewed at Colwyn Bay Library. 

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