The sand importation is part of Conwy County Borough Council’s Waterfront project, which is providing sea defences and improvements in Colwyn Bay, funded by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund.
It will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week and should last for a period of up to four weeks, depending on the weather.
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Well a fabulous day today has ended on a spectacularly soggy note for some! Heavy rain, hail and thunder will work northwards overnight!
The Talyllyn runs from Tywyn, near Aberdovey, for more than seven miles to two villages in the south Gwynedd countryside.
Homes in parts of Tonypandy and Llwynypia are without water this evening due to a burst water main at Cilfynydd.