Tour of Britain
The huge national cycling event has been dominating the headlines around North Wales as of late with plenty of coverage as the cyclists zipped on by many towns and villages.
Thousands of spectators lined up for a glimpse of the participants and were treated to a stunning finale in Llandudno, reports The Daily Post. Sir Bradly Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were two of the pole riders in a fantastic race which encompassed Vale of Clwyd, Bodfari, Trefnant, St Asaph, Llanfair TH, Llanrwst, Dolgarrog, Conwy, Deganwy and finally Llandudno.
There has been sad news to emerge from the event however as a Caernarfon man is reported to have died after cycling into a chain between bollards in the town on his way back from spectating. 69 year old Rhodri Hughes-Jones sustained head injuries from the fall and died later in hospital.
The Daily Post and North Wales Pioneer have been reporting on a few possible developments that may take place within the region, namely the much-delayed housing scheme in Glan Conwy.
It’s reported that planners will receive the go-ahead for 30 new houses today from the Conwy County Council after they had been accused of “not taking notice of democracy”. It will be situated on Llanwrst Road and will be an interesting story to keep an eye on as details emerge.
NorthWales.com and The Daily Post also both ran stories about thousands of new homes in North Wales being built right up until 2017. Many construction firms across the reason have stated that they will be building property and that plans are well underway.
Council merger to go ahead?
In news that might have flown under the radar of many, plans have been put forward by the Welsh Government to combine the Conwy Council and Denbighshire Council into a single body, reports the North Wales Pioneer.
Mohammaed Mehmet, chief executive of Denbighshire Council, has led the talks between the two parties to help fall in line with the Welsh Government’s aims to reform local government. It’s part of an incentive to help streamline the budgets of both councils into one but it has come under fire for ignoring the huge budget cuts already in place.
This plan is in the very early stages and might prove to be something very interesting to keep an eye on for the future.
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