Scousers have shared fond memories of their time at a North Wales holiday camp and shared hopes that issues relating to the site will be resolved.

This weekend, the ECHO published an extensive report raising concerns about parts of the Colomendy education facility near Mold.

The site is owned by Liverpool Council and generations of city kids have travelled to enjoy the facilities for decades.

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Liverpool Councillor Andrew Makinson has been investigating problems with parts of the site - and shared images of dilapidated farm buildings and dumped items and rubbish on parts of the land.

He said a number of Grade 2 listed structures at the site have 'fallen into disrepair' and described a farm building on the site as 'a dumping ground.'

Cllr Makinson also revealed that in 2018, Denbighshire Council served an improvement notice against Liverpool City Council, demanding remedial action to repair these 'at risk' listed structures.

Our story recieved a huge response this weekend - and many people commented to share their fond memories of time spent at Colomendy - and concerns about the state of the site now.

Joanne Norton: Love this place and the part it played in my future love of walking and the outdoors. Liverpool City Council get a grip."

Lorraine Hawkins said: "Had great times here as a child on the school trips, sad to see."

These images have been taken of the Colomendy outdoor education site, which has been visited by Liverpool children for decades
These images have been taken of the Colomendy outdoor education site, which has been visited by Liverpool children for decades

Joanne Bennet added: "Its such a shame. Colomendy was brilliant. So much to do. I remember the baths and the tuckshop and then going to the hall for the disco. Not forgetting all the fun outdoor activities we used to do."

Andy Powell said: "The memories of this place as a kid made me the person I am today. I took kids back here as a teacher 25 years later and what it meant to them was everything to me. Long live Colomendy."

Colomendy was originally a site for evacuee children from Liverpool during World War Two - after the war, the site was transferred to Liverpool Council, with a covenant which retained its use for the benefit of the city's children.

In 2007, Liverpool Council issued a 30-year lease for the site to Kingswood Colomendy Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingswood Learning and Leisure - a leading provider of residential educational facilities.

Kingswood has made clear that these area are separate from the activity centre itself and a spokesperson for the company said they are engaging with Liverpool Council regarding the farm buildings.

Speaking to the ECHO, Cllr Makinson said: “Generations of Liverpool school children have fond memories of their visits to Colomendy, and will be heartbroken to see the state the site is in now.”

“A catalogue of failure and incompetence has allowed listed buildings to become derelict, while improvement notices from Denbighshire Council Council have gone ignored for over 3 years.”

A spokesperson for Liverpool City Council said: "LIverpool City Council is aware of the issues raised concerning Colomendy, and the existing lease held by Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group for the site, and is currently investigating the points made."

A spokesperson for Kingswood said: “We are currently engaging with Liverpool City Council regarding the farm buildings, which are on private land entirely separate from our activity centre.”

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