Kudos to Povey's Garage in Penygroes for stepping-in to provide much-needed relief in Gwynedd Council's time of austerity cuts by making their toilets available in place of the public conveniences. - Diolch i fawr!

...also the bus drivers who still travel along Ffordd Hyfrydle en route from Talysarn to Penygroes. - The council may have stranded bus users along Ffordd Hyfrydle, and the lane above, citing the excuse of traffic congestion, when they could have placed stops along the main road, with cut-throughs for access, but at least not all the bus drivers have abandoned us; so, thanks from one local person, at least.

...and thanks, too, to our local councillor I. Dilwyn Lloyd, Sian Gwenllian AC/AM, and Hywel Williams AS/MP for your ongoing help, support, and advice in the Dyffryn Nantlle area.

- list of businesses which collect plastic waste for milling and turning into other products, eg: the venture in Cornwall which mills plastic recovered from the sea and turns it into kayaks [ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-42804681 ] or the company that mills waste plastic for use in road coverings [ https://www.macrebur.com/ ] [ https://resource.co/article/recycled-plastic-road-surface-trialled-enfield-council-12444 ], and raising awareness of these companies or involving them in the campaigns and projects?

- many items refused for collection, especially HDPE, Grades 2 and 5 - the worst of the plastic grades for biodegradability, - also bakelite or similar (faceplates, et alia) and much building / decorating / construction plastics.

- many councils allowing their waste contractors to water-down their recycling plans and, in some cases, no longer conducting kerbside recycling; not to mention failing to provide any collection arrangements for people with limited means or no private transport beyond very limited bulk waste collections.

- arrangements made outside of council waste collection to send plastic directly to those who would use it in their production processes, especially bearing in mind that some of these have already openly appealed for sources of plastic waste in order to further production?

Anglesey Roofing [ now based in Bangor ]: leave their site waste behind or casually discard it in adjacent gardens, including wooden battens with nails protruding from them and large roofing sheets that are left to blow away in the next strong wind. Manager does does not respond to complaints, even when those complaints are made via the NFRC. The website complaints procedure also contained small print relating to the company questioning the mental capacity of any complainant (which was replaced, briefly, with something more comprehensive and professional following a complaint about the company to the NFRC).

Their BBA certification is interesting too: the British Board of Agrément does not appear to have them listed as either as an installer or as a certificate holder under Anglesey Roofing or Anglesey Roofing Company Limited, to give them their full trading name; and they use black transit vans with no business livery in addition to the usual fleet vehicles.

- Just John, @: Ex5NY27U corequery.uk

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