WIDESPREAD parking restrictions proposed in Llandudno could damage business in the town, says the chairman of the town’s pub watch scheme.
Conwy County Council has put out a public notice advertising a host of parking restrictions it hopes to introduce in Llandudno as well as in Craig y Don and Penrhyn Bay.
The restrictions, which are too extensive to list in entirety, include changes in the centre of Llandudno, including Mostyn Street, Abbey Road, Church Walks, Conway Road, The Oval, and Trinity Avenue, amongst others.
But after years of COVID restrictions, Llandudno’s pub watch chairman Phil Ashe believes the town already has enough parking restrictions and fears tourism could be damaged.
Phil, who is also a silent partner in a prominent Llandudno business, was angry about the proposals, citing Conwy’s £21m budget shortfall as the reason behind the changes.
“It’s going to damage tourism in Llandudno, especially in terms of day trippers,” he said.
“You won’t be able to park anywhere without getting a ticket, and I think that’s what the council are hoping because the officers within the council clearly can’t manage the money as it is, so they are finding other ways to try and tax the public.
“It is not for parking reasons. These restrictions are being introduced because the council, over the last couple of years, have spent money on vanity projects.”
Aberconwy MS Janet Finch-Saunders urged the council to rethink the plans.
“The council have already maxed out on parking restrictions here,” she said.
“The one thing Llandudno needs now is to keep our high street free.
“The roads around here have seen far too many parking restrictions previously.
“While I appreciate the council’s coffers are low at the moment, they should not be penalising those who want to come and spend money in our town in order to keep our high street alive.
“Our businesses are faced with massive business rates, and with a cost-of-living crisis, now is not the time for Conwy County Council to even be thinking about bringing in any more parking restrictions.
“They are targeting the wrong people, and it would be quite wrong for Conwy County Council to bring in these parking restrictions.”
She added: “People struggle to park. If it was one road, I’d be angry.”
A spokeswoman for Conwy County Council commented: “There are a number of amendments proposed.
“The reason for the proposed order is to maintain the free flow of traffic and improve road safety.
“Objections, giving the grounds on which they’re being made, can be sent to the Council’s Traffic Section by 1 March.”
The parking restrictions are proposed on:
Tudno Street, Old Road, Great Orme Road, Bryniau Road, Church Walks, Abbey Road, West Parade, Church Walks, Vadre Lane, Whiston Passage, Salisbury Passage, Salisbury Road, Bryniau Road, Great Ormes Road, Cwm Road, Ffordd Penrhyn, Fferm Bach Road, Meadow Gardens, Brookes Street, Ty Gwyn Road, Maesdu Road, Ffordd Penrhyn, St Mary’s Road, Derwen Lane, Mostyn Street, Tudor Road, Trinity Avenue, Conway Road, Vicarage Avenue, Maenan Road, Eryl Place, St Andrews Avenue, Trinity Avenue, The Oval, Bodnant Crescent, Bodnant Road, St David’s Road, Nant y Gamar Road, Victoria Avenue, Queens Road, West Parade, Dale Road, Lloyd Street West, West Parade, T’yn y Coed Road, Clifton Road, Stephen Street, Mostyn Avenue, Craig y Don, Clarence Road, Glan y Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Colwyn Road, and Gloddaeth Street.
To view the public notice in full, visit
Objections to the proposed order, together with the grounds on which they are made, should be sent in writing to the Traffic Section, Environment Roads and Facilities, PO Box 1 Conwy LL30 9GN or to [email protected] or [email protected] by 1 March 2023.