Welcome to Victoria Pier , Colwyn Bay

CCBC's illegal actions are costing Council Tax payers...

Known total so far: £ 198,480.17 ... and rising by the minute!

This could end up being a long page! - many of the costs are not known, as CCBC simply refuse (against the law) to reveal the enormous sums they have spent fighting me... what is certain is they have spent way more than the £5,144.88 they lied to the Court that I owed them in the first place!

Just HOW is this 'Value for Money' for local people?
Well, that is precisely what KPMG, the Council's Auditors, are now asking...

Known costs so far:

2012 :

27th March 2012 : Council state they have "bought" the pier for £36,000, even though this is legally impossible


2011 :

May/June : Erection of a scaffold tube "safety barrier" around the pier, plus warning buoys and signage £11,248.10 PLUS an ongoing monthly fee for scaffold hire of £500 (effective from 23/8/2011) See confirmation here

18th March 2011 : Payment of £570 for valuation of the Pier. See invoice here (pdf file)

2011 financial year : Cost (so far!) of KPMG's investigation into serious financial irregularites that I, along with the help of a solicitor friend, uncovered in the Council's 2009/10 accounts £25,000

2011 financial year : Loss of business rates since April 1st 2011 that would have been paid if the pier was open £43,244.74 (updated to the minute, just because computers are good at that kinda thing...)


2010 :

October 2010 : Erection of Danger Signs £660.30 See confirmation here

27th July 2010 : Payment of my time to supervise Council's surveyors £250.00

8th July 2010 : Emergency repairs to pier - awaiting confirmation of cost

April 2010 : Another survey currently underway - awaiting confirmation of cost

30th April 2010 : Datrys Consulting Engineers, further 35% of Structural Appraisal costs + Fencing Hire from D.R.Williams Ltd £5,525.91

31st March 2010 : Datrys Consulting Engineers, 60% of a lump sum of £11,400+vat for Stuctural Appraisal £8,037.00

2010 financial year : Loss of business rates that would have been paid if the pier was open £5,894.88


2009 :

31st Dec 2009 : Datrys Consulting Engineers, 18.5 hours of Engineering Services £1,073.53

30th Nov 2009 : Datrys Consulting Engineers, 4.5 hours of Engineering Services £345.58

30th Oct 2009 : Datrys Consulting Engineers, 10 hours of Engineering Services £774.18

13th Oct 2009 : Emergency repairs to pier £1,055.70 See invoice here (pdf file)

October 2009 : Safety Report by Datrys Consulting Engineers £2,193.29 See confirmation here

15th Sept 2009 : Court orders CCBC to pay Bailiffs costs of £55.00 after their previous LIES backfire in Court

7th April 2009 : Court orders CCBC to pay my court costs £138.83

2009 financial year : Loss of business rates that would have been paid if the pier was open £4,764.85


2008 :

12th August 2008 : CCBC's costs to attend court hearing £1,850.00

17th July 2008 : CCBC's bankruptcy petition costs £2,117.00

17th July 2008 : Having bankrupted me, CCBC will never get a penny of whatever the correct amount of rates owed was, which has still never been correctly calculated, but they currently claim it is £4,541.86

2nd June 2008 : I offered £2,500.00 towards settling whatever the genuine amount owed is, which CCBC REFUSED to accept

2008 financial year : Loss of business rates that would have been paid if the pier was open (approx 8 months left of financial year) £3,200.00