Dismay at Llangollen planning approval

Campaigners opposed to a new housing estate in Llangollen have reacted with dismay to the news that the development has been given the go ahead. Denbighshire County Council’s Planning Committee today approved the plans by Castlemead Homes to build 95 houses on Vicarage Hill, on the southern side of Llangollen town. Plaid Cymru’s Mabon ap…

Care Homes & Hopital Beds

Dear Editor Your Leader Comment ‘Hospital beds will be blocked if there are no care homes’ (Leader 13.10.15) is absolutely right to point out the obvious link between bed-blocking and the lack of community beds. The irony, of course, is that when the Health Board proposed to close Llangollen Hospital, it promised that it would…

79 jobs under threat in Llangollen

Today we heard that Dobson & Crowther, the Llangollen based envelope manufacturing company, has been placed in administration. The company employs 79 people. Mabon ap Gwynfor, Plaid Cymru – The Party Of Wales spokesperson for Clwyd South said: “This is awful news for the area and in particular for the 79 people at Dobson and…

Ease pressures on DGH

Following the news that Ambulances were queuing 16 deep at Wrexham Maelor Hospital yesterday the North Wales Health Alliance have issued this brief statement: Mabon ap Gwynfor of the North Wales health Alliance said: “The closure of four community hospitals (1) has meant losing more than 50 community beds, which has placed further unnecessary pressure…