Both lifeboats launched to boat aground at Talacre 28/5/16

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Latest Rhyl Inshore lifeboat callout. Saturday 28th May 2016.

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28/5/20165. 3.26pm A member of the public reported to the RNLI lifeguards at Rhyl, that they could see an inflatable being blown out to sea near Rhyl harbour on the Kinmel Bay side, away from the lifeguarded area. The coastguards and inshore lifeboat were tasked to investigate. On scene, the crew found an empty inflatable. Further investigations by Rhyl coastguard team located the owners safe and well on the beach. The inshore lifeboat then returned to station with the dinghy at 3.42pm.

RNLI lifeguards are now in position on Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches, and on duty.

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Apartments to benefit from make-over in £1m Council investment

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Residents of Caradoc Road Apartments in Prestatyn will soon benefit from a major improvement programme to their properties.

The £1.1m project marks the beginning of a 28 week contract, which will see a total of 33 units, located across 4 blocks improved both internally and externally and is expected to be complete by November 2016.

Originally built in the 1960s, the original flats will be brought into the 21st century with work being done on the external features that will give them a modern feel, to include:

  • re-roofed to include insulation
  • new glazed panels to replace the old balustrades
  • new render to the outside
  • grey aluminium double glazing

Other environmental improvements will take place such as creating patio areas with raised beds, to enhance the community feel and to enable the residents to sit outside.  An area will also be created to keep the recycling bins in one place.

Internally, the apartments have already had work done to them to bring them up to a high standard including electrical rewiring and replacement kitchens and bathrooms.  The current communal central heating boilers are to be de-commissioned and each apartment having its own modern, efficient combination boiler installed giving the residents total control over their own heating needs.

Councillor Barbara Smith, Lead Member for Modernisation and Housing said: “Due to the previous investment of the 2008 Welsh Housing Quality Standard improvement programme, it was decided that the buildings could be repaired and modernised far more cost effectively than rebuilding on the existing site.

“The size and existing internal layout of the apartments are suitable for local demand and investing in the stock now will ensure they remain sustainable for the foreseeable future.

“Environmental improvements of this nature are essential to ensure that residents retain a sense of pride in their area.”

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Nant y Garth Pass set to re-open – ahead of schedule

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Denbighshire County Council is delighted to announce that the A525 Nant y Garth Pass is scheduled to re-open around 7pm on Friday, May 27th – over a week ahead of schedule.

 

The road has been closed since Monday morning, to allow contractors Tilhill to carry out essential safety and maintenance work in forests next to the A525. The road was initially scheduled to close for two weeks, with a view to re-opening sooner if at all possible.

 

The work has progressed quickly by Tilhill, and the Council, together with some local landowners, decided to carry out their own works during this closure period, to avoid needing to close the road at a later date. As the work by Tilhill has progressed quicker than expected, the road can now re-open to traffic on Friday evening,  with diversions lifted.

 

Traffic lights will remain in place for other necessary works along the route, with only slight delays expected.

 

The Council would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding while this vital work has taken place and to road users for their co-operation while the road was closed.

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Apartments to benefit from make-over in £1m Council investment

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Residents of Caradoc Road Apartments in Prestatyn will soon benefit from a major improvement programme to their properties.

 

The £1.1m project marks the beginning of a 28 week contract, which will see a total of 33 units, located across 4 blocks improved both internally and externally and is expected to be complete by November 2016.

 

Originally built in the 1960s, the original flats will be brought into the 21st century with work being done on the external features that will give them a modern feel, to include:

 

  • re-roofed to include insulation
  • new glazed panels to replace the old balustrades
  • new render to the outside
  • grey aluminium double glazing

 

Other environmental improvements will take place such as creating patio areas with raised beds, to enhance the community feel and to enable the residents to sit outside.  An area will also be created to keep the recycling bins in one place.

 

Internally, the apartments have already had work done to them to bring them up to a high standard including electrical rewiring and replacement kitchens and bathrooms.  The current communal central heating boilers are to be de-commissioned and each apartment having its own modern, efficient combination boiler installed giving the residents total control over their own heating needs.

 

Councillor Barbara Smith, Lead Member for Modernisation and Housing said: “Due to the previous investment of the 2008 Welsh Housing Quality Standard improvement programme, it was decided that the buildings could be repaired and modernised far more cost effectively than rebuilding on the existing site.

 

“The size and existing internal layout of the apartments are suitable for local demand and investing in the stock now will ensure they remain sustainable for the foreseeable future.

 

“Environmental improvements of this nature are essential to ensure that residents retain a sense of pride in their area.”

 

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Coach driver faces trial over binman’s death

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A school bus driver will go on trial in the Autumn, accused of causing the death of a council binman by careless driving.

Jonathan Brown denies causing the death of refuse collector Andrew Green, while driving a Volvo coach through Ffynnongroyw last June.

Mr Green, from Buckley, was airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital but died from a serious head injury two days after the collision. He had been working with Flintshire County Council for six months.

Brown, a driver with Voel Coaches, also pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing before Flintshire magistrates last month.

Judge Rhys Rowlands at Mold Crown Court bailed Brown until the trial at Caernarfon begins on Monday 10th October. It’s expected to last for up to three days.

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Ched Evans retrial set for October

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Ex-Wales and Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans will stand trail again on October 7th 2016.

Evans who has always denied rape had his conviction quashed by in April 2016, he was previously jailed back in 2012 and served half of his 5 year sentence and was released in October 2014.

It is reported that at a brief hearing Mr Evans only said is name and pleaded not guilty to one count of rape which alleged to have happened in May 2011.

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Appeal after man seen acting suspiciously in Penrhyn Bay

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An appeal for information is being made after a man was seen acting suspiciously in the Penrhyn Bay area on Wednesday afternoon, May 25.

The man is believed to have followed a teenager as she walked along a rural pathway. No physical contact was made and neither did the man speak. Inquiries are continuing to try and identify and speak to the man concerned.

Anyone who may have been in the vicinity shortly before 3.30pm and may have information should call local officers on 101 quoting reference number U075520. Alternatively, individuals can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. ‘

 

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West Rhyl defences up for two awards

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New coastal defences at West Rhyl have been nominated for two civil engineering awards.

The £15 million project, which opened last November, was designed to protect over 2,700 properties from the risk of flooding. The work included building new defence walls, improving the promenade and creating new cycle routes.

The third phase of the scheme, completed by Dawnus Construction, is one of six nominees in the Civil Engineering Project of the Year category at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards. Judges will visit the projects – including the Victoria pump station at Bristol Water and the modernised Great Western Railway – in July, with the winner being announced on Wednesday 12th October.

The defences have also been nominated for the George Gibby prize at next month’s Institution of Civil Engineers awards in Cardiff, alongside other Welsh projects including the National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli and the A465 dual roads between Brynmawr and Tredegar.

Councillor David Smith of Denbighshire County Council said: ”It is a recognition of the very high quality of this significant project delivered in Rhyl. The works took place near the busy promenade area and a lot of effort went into reducing the impact on the local community and keeping people informed of progress.”

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Temporary access change to Rhyl Leisure Centre

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As part of the ongoing improvement works to Rhyl Leisure Centre (as part of the Rhyl 21st Century School Project) some changes are required to the access to enable the existing access road and car park to be upgraded.

From the 5th June the existing  main entrance road to the leisure centre in Rhyl will be closed to all traffic and access will be diverted to a temporary road which is being created next to the Vets practice a little further along Grange Road.

This diversion will be in place for approximately 4 weeks whilst the current access is being re-surfaced. Pedestrian access to the leisure centre will continue to be along the existing pavement on the existing access road and will be clearly signed.

At the same time work will begin on the memorial garden wall where a damaged pillar will be repaired for safety reasons.

The Council would like to thank people  for their patience during these works and ask that due care and attention is taken when visiting the site.

The Council will also keep users informed via information in the leisure centre and as ever will keep disruption to a minimum.

 

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