Our picturesque seaside town is being ruined by bungling council – it was once paradise but now it's HORRIBLE | The Sun

NEIGHBOURS at a seaside resort have slammed a bungling council for ruining their beach.

The sandy shoreline at Llandudno, north Wales, was replaced with 50,000 tonnes worth of giant rocks nine years ago.

Livid locals are demanding officials bring back their sandy beach to attract tourists to the area.

The £24millon scheme would see the rocks removed and replaced with a wooden beam sea defence system.

Town councillor Ian Turner launched the petition to replace the rocks, which have been there since 2014.

It called for the government to: "Fund the removal of quarry rocks and the restoration of sand and groynes to Llandudno North Shore."

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It slammed Conwy Country Borough Council for "dumping oversized and untested quarry rocks on North Shore", an action they say "destroyed the beach".

"Access for many is almost impossible, and dangerous if people try," it read.

"It's a blight on the landscape, and detrimental to our main economy – tourism."

The petition has more than 1,000 signatures and has been backed by local Tory MS Janet Finch-Saunders.

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She said: "I applaud Cllr Ian Tuner and all in our community who are working to help save our beach, and challenge the Welsh Government refusal to use the flood and coastal erosion budget to fund the restoration of sand.

"If you want to see those horrible boulders removed from our beach please sign the petition.”

But Labour cabinet member Julie James MS, minister for climate change, said the government did not have the budget to bring in sand under its current remit.

She said: "The alternative sand option provides no additional flood benefit, at a much greater cost to the coastal risk management programme, and that's the problem."

The coastal risk management programme is for coastal risk management; it's not for tourist attractions and other aesthetic value.

"I'm not denying the value of that; I'm just saying that's not what the programme is for.

"So, if Conwy County Borough Council want to get an alternative sand option at Llandudno north shore, they really need to look for alternative sources of funding.

"There are some other sources of funding available, but, in all conscience, I cannot take a coastal management programme that's specifically designed to protect places from flooding and use it for a completely different purpose."

It comes after a herd of goats took over the Welsh town during the Covid-19 lockdown.

And sewage is ruining one of the UK's most picturesque beaches.

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While another has been suffering from a blight of perverts using it as a sex hotspot.

The Sun has contacted Conwy Country Borough Council for comment.

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