North Wales Truck Stop Granted Funding from Welsh Assembly Government

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Dandy's North Wales Truck Stop, of Deeside, Flintshire has been given the backing of the Welsh Assembly Government after their application for funding to assist with the build and launch of the HGV parking facility was approved earlier this month.

Dandy's Premises at Deeside Industrial Park housing the Garden Centre and Truck Stop; rock salt storage facility, warehouse and gatehouse entrance.

Dandy's Truck Stop and Garden Centre

"We're absolutely thrilled to have been given confirmation of funding from the Welsh Assembly Government"
Adam Dandy, MD.

Dandy's, usually known for their topsoil and garden supplies, had already received the green light from Flintshire Council to begin the build of the North Wales Truck Stop after starting with the planning application early in 2012.

The company received funding approval from the Welsh Assembly Government in mid-March and immediately began building a temporary version of the HGV parking facility to help spread the word and to provide an income stream to assist with the build of the offical park late this year. Managing Director and owner of Dandy's, Adam Dandy said "We're absolutely thrilled to have been granted funding from the Welsh Assembly Government; this will enable us to go ahead with the project on the scale we always envisaged and will allow us to build an amazing facility for all of the truckers visiting North Wales".

The truck stop is now open with limited parking spaces and has been full almost every night since launch, showing a genuine need for a service of this kind in the Deeside and Flintshire area.
As well as shower and wash room facilties (male and female), the park also has a TV lounge, free Wi-Fi and already popular on-site eatery; "James Dandy's Welsh Diner".

Immediate plans include the installation of a computer bank for internet use, a games room complete with pool and darts tables and additional spaces to cope with the growing demand.
The truck stop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with food being served in the diner 6am 'til 10pm on weekdays and 7am 'til 2pm on Saturdays. Outside of these hours there are vending machines and kitchenette facilities available in the TV lounge.

Dandy's decided to take the step to have security on site round the clock at the North Wales Truck Stop after a series of vehicle heists, damage and violence towards drivers occured on Deeside Industrial Park; it is also hoped that, as well as providing a much needed service to HGV drivers, the truck stop will actively help to improve safety and cleanliness on Deeside Industrial Park.

Overnight parking is only £15.00 and the company accept payment by major fuel card, cash, card or on SNAP account. The company is also able to offer parking on account subject to certain conditions.

So far, the truck stop has been a resounding success with happy driver's 'tweeting' about the TV lounge, free Wi-Fi facilties and excellent food being served in Jame's Dandy's Welsh Diner; and with a Welsh steak dinner being served for under £7, it's easy to see why they're impressed.

Plans for the truck stop in the future include the possibility of overnight accomodation and expansion to safely park up to seventy HGV's at any time.

About Dandy's and the North Wales Truck Stop:
Dandy's have been a family run business since 1826 and typically specialise in quality topsoil blends and gardening and landscaping supplies.
The company took steps to open a HGV parking facility after seeing a huge gap in the market and in the facilties offered to HGV drivers when in the North Wales area.
Dandy's and the North Wales Truck Stop can be contacted on 0845 456 3089.

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