Author Topic: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment  (Read 193016 times)

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2010, 08:32:12 AM »
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I hope you don't mind me joining in here for my first post on this site.
But thank goodness they have rejected this awful idea.
It's bad enough the prom is now cut off from the town centre and not so easy to see a way down like it used to be and the pier is falling over day by day, but to ruin it with bolders? Yuck!
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The boulders idea would certainly have killed Colwyn Bay's seafront for the next 100 years, hopefully now the 'beach recharge' idea will be taken forward. This would give the section of beach between Eirias Park and Rhos a fantastic sandy beach that would be a real help in reviving the area. And if the Prom itself is redeveloped properly (fingers crossed!), we should see all the existing tatty shelters and kiosks swept away and replace with something far more attractive.

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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2010, 08:00:13 PM »
I have definately been around too long!!!!  If you think the shelters are tatty, you should have seen the ones they replaced. I remember the existing ones construction well---it was the topic in every bar and coffee house around over the extravagance,unbelievable cost etc. But, be fair, they have stood up to the ravages of tide and, a later phenomen, vandals, pretty well. I'm not sure of each shelters original cost, but it went well past a financial benchmark. It might have been £2100 each ---- but then again it might have been £210. Whatever, it flabergasted the locals.

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2010, 08:05:24 PM »
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I have definately been around too long!!!!  If you think the shelters are tatty, you should have seen the ones they replaced. I remember the existing ones construction well---it was the topic in every bar and coffee house around over the extravagance,unbelievable cost etc. But, be fair, they have stood up to the ravages of tide and, a later phenomen, vandals, pretty well. I'm not sure of each shelters original cost, but it went well past a financial benchmark. It might have been £2100 each ---- but then again it might have been £210. Whatever, it flabergasted the locals.
These ones, Mike?

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 06:17:26 PM »
The six design ideas for the first stage of the Prom redevelopment have now surfaced (for the area on the old Colwyn side of the Pier at the foot of the Dingle). They can all be viewed here:
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I've looked through them and think number 6 is a striking building, would make a good landmark for that end of the Prom:
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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 05:33:15 PM »
After looking through the designs again, I was not pleased to see that one of them has used one of my photos (first page - titled 'forces of nature)without permission or payment in their Submission!


I suspect it may cost them a few hundred pounds to calm an irate copyright holder.  8)
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 06:09:22 PM »
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After looking through the designs again, I was not pleased to see that one of them (Option 2 by dRMM Architects) has used one of my photos (first page - titled 'forces of nature)without permission or payment in their Submission!
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I suspect it may cost them a few hundred pounds to calm an irate copyright holder.  8)

 *&(  go for it Dave!
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2011, 01:44:40 AM »
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After looking through the designs again, I was not pleased to see that one of them (Option 2 by dRMM Architects) has used one of my photos (first page - titled 'forces of nature)without permission or payment in their Submission!
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I suspect it may cost them a few hundred pounds to calm an irate copyright holder.  8)

This is not the first tiime that your ''intellectual property'' has been usurped.
In all seriousness, I think you should put your Big Boots on and bring these scoundrels to heel.
The world is full of plagiarists and blatant rip-off merchants.  Teach them a lesson. A financial lesson.
I reckon that this lot have earned good money fom YOUR endeavours.... more than any few hundred pounds due to you mate!

You have still to take on those JD Wetherspoons miscreants,   Alex Munro would expect nothing less!

There is way too much of this 'cutting and pasting' going on.





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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2011, 04:08:41 PM »
I've served a Notice of Copyright Infringement on *************************. Will see what they have to say for themselves.

J D Wetherspoon - I had forgotten about them nicking one of my Munro programme photos!
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2011, 10:49:51 PM »

You put in the effort Dave, you deserve the credit and the financial reward thatís due, go for it.   ££$
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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2011, 02:16:50 PM »
I've just had a reply from the Architects, they have admitted responsibility and offered to pay a fee for unauthorised usage of the photo. Case closed, then!

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2011, 02:33:49 PM »
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I've just had a reply from the Architects, they have admitted responsibility and offered to pay a fee for unauthorised usage of the photo. Case closed, then!

 $3towns$ well done, now how can I get someone to use one of mine without permission  ?{}? L0L
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2011, 04:35:12 PM »
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I've just had a reply from the Architects, they have admitted responsibility and offered to pay a fee for unauthorised usage of the photo. Case closed, then!

Well done Dave,  I shall help you spend it tomorrow afternoon!

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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2011, 05:31:58 PM »
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I've just had a reply from the Architects, they have admitted responsibility and offered to pay a fee for unauthorised usage of the photo. Case closed, then!

 $3towns$ well done, now how can I get someone to use one of mine without permission  ?{}? L0L
I was talking to you about photos sites the other day, this is the one I use:
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just enter any search term of interest into the box and something will come up. You can also set up a free account on there for your own photos, if you wish.

There are several local users with extensive photo collections, here are just a few examples:
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2011, 06:29:20 PM »
some great photos on there, I just worry that mine aren't good enough!
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2011, 07:03:01 PM »
I don't really know that much about re-development etc, I wouldn't have a clue when it  came to the most effective sea defences either but they used the large boulder option for Penmaenmawr beach years ago. I always thought it was a ridiculous solution. The boulders were bought over from Holland as I remember (maybe not though) I remember walking over them and realising how dangerous they were, huge gaps between them, if a child or pet dog fell between them they could easily become trapped. Why they never covered them in some kind of wire netting is beyond me, its only a matter of time before this becomes an issue. Children after all play on Pen beach.
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