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Row breaks out in Llandudno over 'disappearing sand'

A campaign has been launched in Llandudno to restore the resort's famous beach to its original glory.

Tonnes of stone and rock is being brought in to strengthen sea defences there as Conwy Council says its aim is to protect the area and its real estate.

But locals say the sea defence work has cost them their once beautiful beach - and they want their sand back.

Plans unveiled for next stage of Colwyn Bay prom

The next stage of work at Colwyn Bay Waterfront is due to start in January. Credit: Conwy Borough Council

Proposals for the next stage of work on transforming Colwyn Bay promenade go on display to the public today.

The plans for the Waterfront Project will be submitted to the borough council this week.

A grant of £5m from the Welsh Government has been earmarked for coastal defence works, the pier and the promenade. Work will also focus on improving the links between the prom and the town.

An information event for the public will be held today at Porth Eirias.

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Temporary flood barriers tested in Llanrwst

Temporary flood barriers in Llanrwst are being tested by the Environment Agency Wales. The barriers, which provide vital flood protection to nearly 60 properties, are erected by the Agency during extreme weather.

In order to test the barriers, the Agency has agreed with Conwy County Borough Council to temporarily close the A470 Stryd y Bont between 5am to 9am.

The Agency says that it has scheduled the test during the early hours of the morning to cause minimum disruption to local people.

Diversion routes for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians:

ALL VEHICLES:

  • South Bound - Left onto Denbigh Street, right onto Watling Street / Conwy Terrace and then left onto the A470.
  • North Bound - Right onto School Bank Road leading onto Tal y Bont Road, left onto Parry Road and then right onto the A470.
  • From Trefriw - No right turn onto A470. Follow diversion from Stryd y Bont onto Denbigh Street