News from 2018

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 27 November 2018

The Remembrance Tree – The light on the Remembrance Tree were lite on Saturday the 24th November 2018, following a short service at the Penmaenmawr Community Centre, during which the names of loved ones were read out by the Mayor and Deputy-Mayor. Proceeds of the event will be distributed between Food Bank Pen and the Happy Eaters Luncheon Group.

Conwy Sea Rowing Club – The Town Council have awarded Conwy Sea Rowing Club a project grant of £5000.00, to assist with the purchase of ‘inclusive’ sports equipment.

Holocaust Memorial Day – The Town Council have again supported the Holocaust Memorial Day with a grant of £50. As well as organising the Memorial Day, the organisation also arranges for survivors to visit schools and recount their experiences.

Dwygyfylchi & District Arts Society – A grant had been approved by the Town Council in favour of the Dwygyfylchi & District Arts Society.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 13 November 2018

Gladstone Race – The Council resolved to approve financial support for the 2019 Gladstone Race in 2019.

Thank you by Guide Leader – Further to the Town Council’s recent grant to the local Girl Guides movement, Guide Leader, Heather Bonnerbaigt, attend a Council meeting, thanked them for their support and demonstrated some of the additional resources purchased.

A Time to Remember: 1918 – The Town Council organised ‘Time to Remember: 1918’ event, held on the 9th of November, proved a huge success. The combination of informative talks and music and singalong entertained the sell-out crown. The event raised money for Help for Heroes’.

Remembrance Sunday - Services of remembrance were held at Eglwys Dewi Sant and St Gwynan’s Church on Sunday the 11th November, as well as at the memorials in Pant yr Afon and memorial square, Dwygyfylchi. A large turn-out was witnessed at both locations. Betty’s café supplied hot drinks and cake after the Pant yr Afon service.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 30 October 2018

Christmas Wish Tree – the Christmas Wish tree event will be held at the Penmaenmawr Library on Friday 30th November at 11am. Schoolchildren from Ysgol Pencae and

Capelulo School’s will attend and will place their wish on the wish tree. There will also be a children’s entertainer present.

Following the success of the campaign to date, the Town Council have agreed the purchase of a further two mobile cameras, to deter dog fouling and littering of the Town

The Speedwatch Campaign is proving successful. To date there have been seven session (a further two were postponed due to extreme weather) during which 48 drivers were caught speeding (including one who was found to be travelling at 49mph in the 30mph area). Each of these drivers will received a warning letter from the North Wales Police. Anyone interested in giving a few hours a month to aid this road safety campaign, please, in the first instance, contact the Town Clerk.

On the 1st December, in conjunction with the Christmas Fayre, the Town Council will again be hosting its mulled wine event underneath the veranda in Pant yr Afon.

The new Ffordd Darbishire was unveiled on Wednesday the 24th December by two surviving members of the Darbishire family, Patricia Roberts & Annette Leyden. The flyover into Penmaenmawr from junction 16A of the A55 had not previously been named and this was seen as a fitting tribute to the support shown by the Darbishire family to the community

Penmaenmawr Phoenix Junior football team kit: 21 October 2018

On Sunday, the team wore their new strip for the first time (in a friendly with one of the other Pen Phoenix teams). The Acting Mayor, Una Abbott, was present to see the event and to receive a shirt in thanks from the team.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 16 October 2018

A Time to Remember: 1918’ is being held at the Penmaenmawr Community Centre.


This year’s Penmaenmawr Bonfire and Firework display is being held on the 10th November, near the Sailing Club and is again being supported by the Town Council.


The Town Council have granted the National Eisteddfod of Wales £2,500 towards the 2019 Llanrwst Eisteddfod.


Christmas trees have been ordered to be located about the shops is Dwygyfylchi and the Spar.


The Festive Fayre will this year be held on the 1st December and will again have an ice skating rink etc. See posters around the village for full details.

Community Engagement Events: 15 October 2018

Come along and meet your Ward Town & County Councillors, we would like to hear your views on how we can improve services in your area

The events will take place on Monday 15 October between 5:30pm and 7:30 pm at the following locations

Capelulo Ward: St Gwynin’s Parish Hall
Pant yr Afon Ward: Penmaenmawr Community Centre
Penmaenan Ward: Penmaenan Community Centre

Office of Councillor for Capelulo: 11 October 2018

Two people stood for the Capelulo Ward vacancy. Karrie Williams and John Jones.

The election took place last Thursday 11 October and John Jones won (202 votes to 63).

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 2 October 2018

The Community Engagement Event. An opportunity for everyone to meet their Councillors and discuss their communities. These will be held simultaneously at three Community Centres; Dwygyfylchi, Pant yr Afon and Penmaenan.


The successful launch of the Speedwatch campaign, which was now live with 13 operatives. If anyone else is interested in joining the Speedwatch team they are requested to contact the clerk.


The Town Council are installing a new noticeboard outside the library to facilitate improved dissemination of library events.


The Town Council are again supporting Light up Pen and are funding the repair to existing festive lights and the purchase of additional lights.


Save the Date: On the 9th November the Town Council are hosting ‘A Time to Remember: 1918’, an event to commemorate the signing of the World War One Armistice, to celebrate women gaining the vote and to acknowledge a hundred years of campaign by the Women’s Institute.


The Remembrance Tree Service will be held this year, on the 24th November at the Community Centre. You can obtain Remembrance Tree forms from a number of outlets including: Betty’s Cafe, Clare Convenience Store, Dilys Hairdressing Salon, Town Council Offices.


The Town Council are supporting the Royal British Legion Silhouette Appeal. Keep an eye open for these ‘Silent Soldiers’ around the area.

Project Edward Speedwatch Campaign 19 September 2018

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]

speed watch

Great news for Pen in Bloom

Pen in Bloom award

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

World Clean Up Day: 15 September 2018

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

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 4 September 2018

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.

Civic Pride Warden: 20 August 2018

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.

Anti Dog Fouling Initiative Update: 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.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 14 August

he 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

Eunice Jones and Chris Barton

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

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting

  1. PTC has resolved to sponsor the Penmaenmawr Phoenix Junior football team for the season 2018-19
  2. The paving area outside Penmaenmawr Railway Station is to be repaired by the Council and a new Town Noticeboard will be erected there.
  3. It was approved that the railings along the main road in Penmaenan will be re-painted.
  4. The Council have commission a local contractor to install a new handrail along Pant Yr Afon Close.
  5. The Penmaenmawr Library Youth Club was granted a donation of £300.

PTC Donations: 11 July

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

Mayor Dafydd Lloyd-Borland presenting at cheque to Penmaenmawr Food Bank Mayor Dafydd Lloyd-Borland 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.

St Paul's Action for Youth
Penmaenmawr Town Council agreed to pay St Paul's Action for Youth £2000 to help fund their Youth Worker.

Penmaenmawr Food Bank
The Town Council also agreed to pay £4000 to the Food Bank to help them continue to support our most vulnerable residents.

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:

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.

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

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

Baby and Child Health Clinic

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.

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

Phone: 01492 623999

Llys Meddyg Surgery Closure Impact Reduction

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

Phone: 01248 680021
Website: plasmenaihealthcentre.co.uk
Information: Impact Reduction

Penmaenmawr Beach Blue Flag Award

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

Beach facilities at Penmaenmawr

Download map: Beach facilities at Penmaenmawr

Puffin Roundabout Removal Consultations: 12 & 13 June 2018

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.

29 May 2018

Paddling pool

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.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: March

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

Penmaenmawr Town Council Meeting: 6 February

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]nmawr.org to be entered into a draw by 1st March. If chosen you will be allocated a flower bed to practice your green fingers on.

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.

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

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.

World Shore Angling Championships: 20 - 27 October 2018