A PETITION calling for Welsh Government to fund both the removal of quarry rocks and the restoration of sand and groynes to Llandudno’s North Shore beach will be formally handed over.

This follows it reaching its required goal of 10,000 signatures, making it eligible for debate in the Senedd.

The petition will be handed over to Jack Sargeant MS, chair of the Petitions Committee, on October 13 at 3pm on the promenade outside the Merrion Hotel, Llandudno..

All are welcome to attend the event, and join Janet Finch-Saunders, Aberconwy MS, and Cllr Ian Turner, who started the petition.

The petition can still be signed until October.

Mrs Finch-Saunders said: “Please do come along on October 13 to help us celebrate this fantastic achievement.

“I am very much looking forward to joining Cllr Ian Turner to formally hand over the signed petition to Jack Sargeant MS.

“I am extremely impressed by the hard work of Cllr Ian Turner and all others who have volunteered their time to reach this point.

“Let’s hope we will soon have a sandy beach in Llandudno!”


Petition to restore sand to Llandudno beach hits 10K signatures target

In August 2022, Welsh Government rejected Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC)’s proposal for funding to see sand returned to North Shore.

According to a report published by CCBC, the Welsh Government’s Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management branch (FCERM), stated that the return of sand to North Shore “does not appear to provide any additional flood risk management benefits”.

CCBC’s cabinet has agreed to support a non-sand flood defence option for North Shore.

Following public concerns of deposition of cobble on North Shore in 2014, CCBC's cabinet resolved to establish the forum to find a sustainable policy for beach management of North Shore.