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Project Edward Speedwatch Campaign 19 September

In support of Project Edward, the first teams of the PTC supported Speedwatch campaign will go ‘live’ in and around the town.

It is envisaged that thereafter, there will be regular sightings of the Speedwatch teams.

We will be looking for more volunteers to get trained up and give their time to improve road safety. If anyone is interested in joining a Speedwatch team please email [email protected]

World Clean Up Day: 15 September

Last Saturday was World Clean Up Day and Penmaenmawr was the only Council in Wales to support the event. With almost 100 volunteers together they collected a total of 329KG of rubbish!! For more information see worldcleanupday.org

Pen in Bloom GREAT NEWS

We have won a level 5 outstanding award in the 'Wales in Bloom' competition, the only town in Wales to receive this level award. As such we also received a second certificate 'of distinction' which means automatic entry to 'Britain in Bloom'. 'Wales in Bloom' would like us to enter a higher category next year, however to do this we need more volunteers, as this would mean more planting/maintaining the displays. If you can help please get in touch

Contact: Dafydd Lloyd-Borland
Phone: 07968243119
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Denise Fisher
Phone: 01492 622001
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: facebook.com/peninbloom

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 4 September

The Town Council vacancy in the Capelulo Ward. Nominations for prospective Councillors will open on the 6th September. Application forms are available from Democratic Services of CCBC.

The Town Council plan to hold a public consultation multi-event on Monday the 15th October. Councillors will available between 5pm and 7pm at three local community centres to discuss local issues.

The Town Council have awarded Y Cylch a donation grant of £831.61, to assist them redecorate their rooms and purchase new noticeboards.

The 15th September is World Clean-up Day (For more information see www.worldcleanupday.org) and in conjunction with locations in over 150 countries worldwide, the Penmaenmawr Town Council, supported by local organisations, is organising teams of volunteers to assist in a litter clean of the area.

On Friday the 9th November the Town Council is organising an event at the Penmaenmawr Community Centre which will; commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One; celebrate the centenary of women achieving the vote and an acknowledgment of a hundred years of campaigns by the Women’s Institute.

North Wales Magazine

The Penmaenmawr Community Library has become a distribution point for the NORTH WALES MAGAZINE . This monthly magazine is available FREE of charge at the library during normal opening hours. The magazine is an English language “glossy” which carries stories and features about North Wales.

World Clean-Up Day

Penmaenmawr Town Council is sponsoring World Clean-Up Day next Saturday, Sept 15th (10am - 12 noon). We have booked the Community Centre in Pen as a base, bags, gloves and frames will be available there from 9.30. Refreshments for volunteers will be available there from 12.30. 'Pals of the Prom' will be doing the beach at Pen and the Rotary Club are clearing the beach at Dwy. We Need some fit people willing to get over the rails at the bottom end of Penmaenan as well as volunteers for other areas....can you help? Also looking for people willing to identify areas and/or willing to text me (07977000071) on the morning to confirm their street is clear?

Public Notice: 20 August

Are you interested in becoming a town councillor? Do you live or work within the community of Penmaenmawr? Did you know there is a vacancy in the Capelulo Ward of the Town Council. A by-election will be held to fill this vacancy on the 11th October. If you wish to be nominated please look out for the notices that will be displayed shortly requesting nomination for candidates.

Casual Vacancy - Office of Councillor for Capelulo

Anti Dog Fouling Initiative: 19 August

The Town Council's anti dog fouling initiative has been very successful, and Conwy Council have successfully prosecuted 3 people by Fixed Penalty Notice. The mobile, motion activated, cameras will continue to be placed around the town.

Civic Pride Warden: 19 August

The Town Council's Civic Pride Warden continues to provide an invaluable service to the town and has reported that the amount of refuse sacks collected full of rubbish has reduced from 9 sacks a day to around 3 a day currently.

St Paul's Action for Youth & Food Bank: 17 August

On the 26th of June, Penmaenmawr Town Council agreed to pay St Paul's Action for Youth £2000 to help fund their Youth Worker. The Town Council also agreed to pay £4000 to the Food Bank to help them continue to support our most vulnerable residents.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 14 August

The vacancy in Capelulo Ward of the Town Council. There will be a by-election in the Capelulo ward to fill this vacancy, which has been scheduled for 11th October. Notices will be displayed shortly requesting nomination for candidates.

The Town Council have awarded the Penmaenmawr Brownies a donation grant of £450.

Responding to public comments and I consultation with other organisations, the Town Council have resolved to move the promenade barrier to the other side, i.e to the east of the sailing club.

Plas Menai Voluntary Transport Scheme Update: 31 July

The Plas Menai Voluntary Transport Scheme, introduced by the GP Partners to help those patients who were most impacted by the closure of the Llys Meddyg Surgery in Penmaenmawr is now active…..

Launched…!
Our first patient to use the Voluntary Transport Scheme attended the Health Centre last week, supported by one of our Voluntary Drivers Chris Barton. ‘How good is this!!’ said Eunice Jones who attended to see both a Doctor and nurse…avoiding the need for them to travel to her for a home visit. The first patient of many we hope who elect to apply to the scheme.

How does the scheme work?
Patients who wish to be considered for the scheme need to register specifically to the scheme. This can be done in a number of ways:

1. You can register through your GP – next time you meet with them and wish to be considered for the scheme please ask for a registration form;

2. Through a health professional or social services – if you are currently being seen by a health professional [such as a district nurse or health visitor] or the social services then please ask them if they would support your registration and then complete the registration forms that can be found on our website at www.plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk

3. Through a family member or friend [with the patients knowledge and consent] – to do this, you can have your family member or friend complete the registration and submit it to the health centre on your behalf;

4. Personally – you can complete the registration form yourself and submit it to the health centre.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 24 July

PTC has resolved to sponsor the Penmaenmawr Phoenix Junior football team for the season 2018-19

The paving area outside Penmaenmawr Railway Station is to be repaired by the Council and a new Town Noticeboard will be erected there.

It was approved that the railings along the main road in Penmaenan will be re-painted.

The Council have commission a local contractor to install a new handrail along Pant Yr Afon Close.

The Penmaenmawr Library Youth Club was granted a donation of £300.

11 July 2018

PTC Donations
Penmaenmawr Town Council have donated cheques of £4,000 to Penmaenmawr Food Bank and £2,000 to Action for Youth

Mayor presenting cheque to Pen Food Bank

Mayor presenting at cheque to Action for Youth

Mayor Dafydd Lloyd-Borland presenting the cheques

Lights at Dwygyfylchi War Memorial
The lights at the war memorial on the green in Dwygyfylchi, which were damaged by CCBC grass cutting have now been repaired by Penmaenmawr Town Council

Anti-dog Fouling Campaign
The Council would like to promote the success of the anti-dog fouling campaign. The project has resulted in three prosecutions via fixed penalty, with further incidents under investigation. More significantly it has been reported that the volume of dog fouling around Penmaenmawr has reduced noticeably.

Commemorative Bench for Former Mayor
The Council have donated a bench to commemorate the former Mayor (2010 - 2011), Harry Jones. The bench has been ordered and will be positioned in the coming weeks.

Plas Menai Voluntary Transport Scheme: 22 June

Introducing the Plas Menai Health Centre Voluntary Transport Scheme

The GP Partners of the Plas Menai Health Centre are pleased to announce the introduction of a Voluntary Transport Scheme, which is aimed at supporting the patient community following the recent closure of the Llys Meddyg Surgery in Penmaenmawr. It was recognised that the closure of the surgery would cause particular impact to certain patients who may be genuinely hindered in their ability to travel to the Health Centre in Llanfairfechan. To reduce this impact the GP Partners are launching a Voluntary Transport Scheme. The scheme, although a not-for-profit scheme will carry a small charge for patients who elect to use it and are accepted to the scheme. This funding will help to maintain and develop the scheme.

So what exactly is the Plas Menai Voluntary Transport Scheme It is the intention of the Plas Menai Health Centre to develop a transport scheme that will help those patients who genuinely find difficulty in being able to attend the Health Centre located in Llanfairfechan. The scheme is managed by the health centre but is run by a band of appropriately checked, willing volunteer drivers – without them the scheme would not have taken off!

How does the scheme work?
Patients who wish to be considered for the scheme need to register specifically to the scheme. This can be done in a number of ways:

  • You can register through your GP – next time you meet with them and wish to be considered for the scheme please ask for a registration form;
  • Through a health professional or social services – if you are currently being seen by a health professional [such as a district nurse or health visitor] or the social services then please ask them if they would support your registration and then complete the registration forms that can be found on our website at www.plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk
  • Through a family member or friend [with the patients knowledge and consent] – to do this, you can have your family member or friend complete the registration and submit it to the health centre on your behalf;
  • Personally – you can complete the registration form yourself and submit it to the health centre.

What happens then?
Once we receive a Voluntary Transport Scheme Registration Request we will assess the reasons why you are making the request. If we feel the reasons fall within the aims of the scheme then we will contact you and place you onto the register. If we feel your reasons fall outside of what the health centre [GP Partners] believe to be appropriate for the scheme then we will contact you to inform you of the decision. You can appeal the decision and details of how you can appeal will be available on our website at www.plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk

So when does the Voluntary Transport Scheme start?
The scheme is planned to start on Monday, 9 July 2018. We intend to have designated clinics for those patients who are registered to use the scheme. These will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

For more information visit: www.plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk

Notice of Appointment

Remove the old skate park equipment: 14 June

We have mobilised our services to remove the old skate park equipment on the promenade at Penmaenmawr on Thursday 14th June 18. Commencing 08:30 hrs The process may take up to two days to complete.

It will involve cutting up the metal work with Oxy Acetylene and Disc cutters.

Transfer by hand to an onsite large lockable skip – adjacent to work area

Removal of the skip day 2 to MRF waste depot

Post clearing clean-up of the site by Open Spaces Cleansing team Friday 15th June

The Bow Top railings will not be removed. Our work will not affect the movement or operation of other services or users and we will attempt to keep noise levels to a minimum during this activity.

Baby and Child Health Clinic: 5 June

The Deputy Mayor of Penmaenmawr, Cllr.Una Abbot, welcomed mothers and babies to the opening of the Baby and Child Health Clinic at Penmaenmawr Community Library. The Drop-in Clinic is held every Tuesday between 1.30 and 2.45 and is staffed by NHS Health Visitors.

Baby and Child Health Clinic

For more information please contact David Wyke, Chair Penmaenmawr Community Support Group.

Phone: 01492 623999

Plas Menai Health Centre: Llys Meddyg Surgery Closure Impact Reduction

Plas Menai Health Centre
Penmaenmawr Road
Llanfairfechan
Conwy, LL33 0PE

Phone: 01248 680021
Website: plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk

Updating you on the work we are doing to reduce the impact of the Llys Meddyg Surgery Closure

Puffin Roundabout Removal Consultations: 12 & 13 June

Dates for the consultations about the removal of Puffin Roundabout.

Where: Parish Hall, Dwygyfylch
When: Tuesday 12 June
Time: 10am - 8pm.

Where: Penmaenmawr Community Centre
When: Tuesday 13 June
Time: 10am - 8pm.

Penmaenmawr Beach Blue Flag Award 2018

We are proud to announce that our beech has been awarded the Blue Flag for water quality..... read more

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting 29 May

Penmaenmawr Skip – please be aware that there will be NO skips during the month of June at the Paradise Road car park in Penmaenmawr. The provision of a free community skip will recommence in July. Please DO NOT leave your rubbish in the car park as this is fly tipping and you could be prosecuted and the Town Council will reconsider the provision of the free community skip as it is very expensive to clear fly tipped rubbish. Dates of future skips will be published in due course. The skip in Dwygyfylchi will continue as usual.


Paddling Pool mural – The Town Council hope the addition of a colourful mural around the paddling pool on the promenade is welcomed by residents. This project has been achieved through the co-operation of Conwy Council Borough Council, the Harbour Master, the Police and your Town Council who have all been working to improve the appearance of the promenade. A systematic programme of improvements is being progressed by the Town Council’s Project Sparkle which includes a new colour scheme, new signage and improved street furniture.

Paddling pool 2018

Congratulations to Cllr Una Abbott who was elected Deputy Mayor and will serve alongside Cllr Dayfydd Lloyd-Borland who will be Mayor for 2018/19.

Big Rock Festival sponsored by the Town Council – the festival this year was a huge success and everyone who attended had a lovely time, well done to the organisers!

2nd Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: March 2018

1.The stolen bench has been found safe in Eden Hall! It is undamaged (apart from some cigarette burns) and will be put in the Maes y Llan play area in due course.

2. Penmaenmawr Town Council are funding two mobile cameras which will be moved around the villages to the worst affected areas with dog fouling. They will take photographs of irresponsible dog owners day or night and Conwy County Borough Council will prosecute.

3. The mobile post office has been very successful so far with 128 people using it on its first visit. You can find it in Fernbrook car park every Saturday 10 - 12 (noon) and 2.30 - 4.30pm every Wednesday.

Mobile Post Office: from Saturday 3 March

Access your account with your bank or Post Office Card
Get cash out
Pay cash and cheques in
Pay bills.
Post items.
Home Shopping returns.......and more.

Where: Penmaenmawr Community Library Car park (behind Spar)
When: Every Saturday (from 3 March)
Time: 10am - 12pm.

From 14 Mar 2018 there will be an additional service on Wednesday afternoons from 3.00pm

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: March 2018

1. The Town Council are pleased to award the Gladstone Fell Race a grant of £300

2. The Town Council are sponsoring Pen in Bloom to enter the Wales in Bloom competition this year. The floral display within the village has gone from strength to strength and we are sure the whole village wishes Pen in Bloom luck!

3. Conwy County Borough Council are consulting on whether to reduce the area on the promenade and beach which have dog control orders on them which prohibits dogs from using these areas. The Town Council are making objections to the County Council on the proposed reductions on the basis that these reductions are not necessary or in the public interest.

4. Calling all groups….is your group interested in adopting a flower bed on the promenade? If so please email the Town Clerk at [email protected] to be entered into a draw by 31st t March. If chosen you will be allocated a flower bed to practice your green fingers on.

Theft of a picnic bench

On the 27th/28th of January, thieves stole a picnic bench from outside the town council office. This bench was destined to go to the Maes y Llan play area in Dwygylfylchi. A replacement bench will be bought.

The Town Councillors are very disappointed that this has happened and if anyone knows of anything that might help trace this theft could they please get in touch with the Town Clerk at [email protected]

Beach facilities at Penmaenmawr

Beach facilities at Penmaenmawr

Download Beach facilities at Penmaenmawr map

Pen Town Council Meeting: 6 February 2018

1. Calling all groups….is your group interested in adopting a flower bed on the promenade? If so please email the Town Clerk at [email protected] to be entered into a draw by 1st March. If chosen you will be allocated a flower bed to practice your green fingers on.

2. Your Town Council is proud to sponsor the World Shore Angling Championships which is coming to the County on the 20-27th of October this year. This event is an annual event and includes teams of anglers who fish from the shoreline, over five competition days, on a catch and release basis. Our lovely beach will play host to this exciting event.

3. Do you want to know how the council spends its budget? If so check it out on our budget page

4. The Town Council have contributed £500 to the North Wales Lupus charity under its Fund Raising Promise, which recognises the efforts of local residents who raised over £1000 for this worthy charity! Well done to all.

More Community Skips for 2018/19

Community skips will be on the first and third Saturday of each month for a six-month trial basis.
The skip in the car park by the station will remain on the first Saturday of each month. The second skip will be on Maes Alltwen Green on the third Saturday.
We want to encourage the community to dispose of waste responsibly.
These skips are for those larger household items that you dispose of on an occasional basis.
Please respect the rules of the skips and DO NOT leave waste if skips are full or before they arrive. Staff will be on hand to assist.

The skip will arrive between 8.30 and 9am and be removed at 11 or when the skip is full, whichever sooner.

Station Car park

First Saturday of each month

Saturday 7 July

Saturday 4 August

Saturday 1 September

Saturday 6 October

Saturday 3 November

Saturday 1 December

2019

Saturday 5 January

Saturday 2 February

Saturday 2 March

Maes Alltwen Green

Third Saturday of each month (date changed for September skip)

Saturday 16 June

Saturday 21 July

Saturday 18 August

Saturday 8 September (Date change)

Saturday 20 October

Saturday 17 November

Saturday 15 December

2019

Saturday 19 January

Saturday 16 February

Saturday 16 March

Project Sparkle: December 2017

Penmaenmawr Town Council is heading an initiative to give Penmaenmawr Promenade a ‘makeover’ over the coming months. It has brought together various departments of Conwy County Borough Council, local trades people and the Friends of Pen Prom to plan a series of actions to give the area a new look. Co-ordinator, Cllr Dafydd Lloyd-Borland said: “If you have some ideas or suggestions for how we can improve our prom then drop me a line at [email protected]

Conwy Supported Lodgings and Nightstop

We need your help! Do you have a spare room? Can you offer support?

Supported Lodgings
Conwy supported lodgings have been commissioned by Conwy council to provide support for young people aged 16-21 from the county of Conwy, who through no fault of their own find themselves homeless and in need of support and accommodation.

If you have a spare room and can provide a room for a homeless young person. Plus, have an interest in teaching the young person to cook, clean, budget and provide emotional support to prepare them for independence; then we would really like to hear from you!

Nightstop
The scheme accredited by Depaul uk, covers the region of Conwy and commenced in Nov 2016.

Nightstop provides a safety net to vulnerable young people aged 16-21 at a difficult time in their lives, usually after a family breakdown and are forced to leave home.

Last year, the network of Nightstops in the UK helped over 5000 vulnerable young people and kept them from sleeping rough or staying in unsuitable accommodation, which put them at possible risk of abuse.

The use of spare rooms makes a huge positive difference to young people in crisis. The Nightstop scheme sees volunteer hosts provide a room, evening meal and a sympathetic ear to a young homeless person for one night or up to 3 weeks. Once engaged, Nightstop staff can then work with the young person and in partnership with other local agencies helping them address the issues that caused them to become homeless.

All householders are provided with a financial incentive to cover all costs of the young person and receive full training and ongoing support.

For further details or an informal chat about our service please call: 01492 576986 or 01352 700838

Speed Watch: December 2017

This January ,Penmaenmawr Town Council are arranging training with North Wales Police for volunteers t help combat irresponsible driving in our community. If you are interested in taking part then contact the Town Clerk on 01492 623221 or c[email protected]

Festive Fayre Success: December 2017

Saturday 2nd December proved to be a great success drawing in the crowds from across our area. The Fayre included bands; fairground rides; an ice rink, and stalls under the Verandas. Pen’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dafydd Lloyd-Borland, who helped organise the event, said: “ This has been our best Fayre so far and we will be working over the next twelve months to make next year’s even better.” The Penmaenmawr Community Events team, who organised the event, would like to thank the whole community, all those individuals and companies, for their support.

In Memoriam: November 2017

Penmaenmawr Town Council are grateful to two local residents - Mrs Linda Jones and Mr Richard Jones for placing a wreath in Bard Cottage Military Cemetery in Belgium on behalf of our community. The wreath was placed on Armistice Day in memory of everyone from Penmaenmawr who fell in the Great War.

News In Brief December 2017

Grants Awarded
Penmaenmawr Town Council have recently awarded grants to the following
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club: £1,378 for new roller blinds .
Maen Alaw: £900.00 for a sound system.
Dwygyfylchi Art Society £500 for materials and promotional work.
Friends of St.Gwynin’s Church £100 to help clear cemetery.

Contributions
Penmaenmawr Town Council has contributed the following
£2,000 to stage the firework display
£7,400 for new play equipment at Maes y Llan play area Dwygyfylchi.
£2,424 to paint railings in Penmaenan

Projects
Over the last few months Penmaenmawr Town Council has:
Painted the railings in Pant yr Afon, Quarry Gardens and the Promenade Entrance.
Sprayed moss on Constitution Hill and Pant yr Afon Close and weeds on the promenade.
Foliage on footpaths cut across the community.

Pen Town Council Meeting: 9 January 2018

1) The first training for the Community Speedwatch initiative will take place on the 17th of January. Speedwatch volunteers will then be able to monitor our roads for speeding cars and issue warnings

2) The Council awarded a grant of £4500 to St Gwynan’s Playgroup to purchase much need equipment.

3) The Council awarded a £50 grant donation to Urdd Gobaith Cymru.