Penmaenmawr Town Council News
The Penmaenmawr Town Council is delighted to announce that its COVID-19 Support Grant Committee has approved a donation of £337.31 to Cylch Meithrin to assist with its safety preparations in line with Welsh Government Guidelines.
The Council is pleased to publicise the unveiling of a handrail and ramp to assist entrance to the shopping area in Dwygyfylchi.
The Penmaenmawr Town Council is pleased to announce that it has approved the commencement of work to remove the overgrown foliage above the pumping station, which is adjacent to the paddling pool.
The Town Council welcomed Senedd Member for Aberconwy, Janet Finch-Saunders SM, to its remote Council Meeting. The Member briefed the Council on Welsh Government challenges, commitments, and initiatives during this difficult time and took questions from Councillors.
The Penmaenmawr Town Council is delighted to announce that its COVID-19 Support Grant Committee has donated £350 to Pen Phoenix in appreciation of their work in ensuring social distancing at the Spar store.
The Council are pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant of £500 to Penmaenmawr Bowling Club.
The Penmaenmawr Town Council COVID-19 Grant Committee supported Parker’s initiative to help the Welsh Mountain Zoo by donating £100. Well done Parker!
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17 June 2020
The Penmaenmawr Town Council is delighted to announce that its COVID-19 Support Grant Committee has, to date, awarded over £1,600 to local organisations assisting residents in greater need in these difficult times and to individuals to assist with the purchase of supplies for the making of PPE for key workers
As you may be aware, the Coronavirus situation is deteriorating daily and following the latest Governments advice that people over 70 or vulnerable people (which as a general guide are those who are offered a free NHS flu vaccine every winter) should begin to socially isolate themselves with immediate effect, therefore the Town Council will be changing its operating practices during this crisis:
Our Civic Pride Wardens are still working. However, they are operating to stringent guidelines and are expected to be instructed to refrain from working as the virus spreads into the area. This is likely to be in the coming days rather than weeks. In this eventuality, they will remain of normal pay.
- As from Wednesday the 18th March, the Council offices will remain closed until further notice. Contact with the Clerk can only be made electronically.
- The clerk will be working from home and will still have access to Council computer files and information.
- All Council telephone calls will be diverted to the clerk’s home address and answered normally.
- All Council meetings are postponed indefinitely.
- It is likely that the Annual Meeting, which currently must be held each May, will, following legislative changes, be postponed until later in the year.
In a gesture of support and appreciation for NHS and other key workers during this difficult time, the Town Council, on behalf of the people of Penmaenmawr, have arranged for ‘Thank you’ flags and banners to be displayed.
The Town Council is pleased to announce that its COVID19 Support Fund has now been established and is available to charities assisting those suffering greater hardship as a result of the pandemic and individuals working to prepare PPE for key workers.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus all Skips have been postponed until further notice
28 April 2020
The Town Council is pleased to announce that it has supported Maen Alaw during the current epidemic both with resources and with financial support. To date, grants totalling £500 have been awarded to the centre and the Council has made it clear that there are further funds available should they be required.
The Town Council is equally pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant of £2,000 to Pen Food Bank and has similarly made it clear that there are further funds available should they be required.
The Town Council have awarded a grant of £350 to support the 2020 Gladstone Race. This application was submitted and approved before the current epidemic.
The Town Council have donated £350 to Stepping Stones, a charity for survivors of child abuse. This grant was made under the Council’s Match Funding Promise Scheme.
The Town Council has established a grant fund to assist those undertaking additional duties to help fight the COVID-19 virus. Grants will be available to voluntary or community groups, charities, or for specific reasons, individuals, within the Council area. Guidance notes and application forms are available via the Council website or by emailing the Clerk at [email protected].
Penmaenmawr Town Council has established a grant fund to assist those undertaking additional duties to help fight the COVID-19 virus. Grants will be available to voluntary or community groups, charities, or for specific reasons, individuals, within the Council area.
The grants scheme will be available for an initial period of three months and will be reviewed by the Council in July 2020. Guidance notes and application forms are available via the Council website or by emailing the Clerk at [email protected].
75th Anniversary of VE Day
In an individual act of commemoration and remembrance the Mayor, Cllr Una Abbott laid a wreath on the War Memorials in Pant yr Afon and Dwygyfylchi this morning to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The Town Council would like to echo the message from the Welsh Government and encourage everyone to celebrate this day but to do so safely and within the social distancing guidelines.
For some ideas on how to mark the occasion while staying at home, click here ve-vjday75.gov.uk/get-involved/
As the nation comes together here are some significant times:
2.45 pm: Extracts of Winston Churchill’s announcement that the war is over will be transmitted.
2.55 pm: Bugle, trumpet and cornet players are invited to play the Last Post.
3.00 pm: Everyone is invited to raise a glass in national toast to those who gave so much.
9.00 pm: Message from the Queen and Vera Lynn will again lead the nation in singing We’ll Meet Again.
Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast: 16 April
Abergwyngregyn to Conwy
BBC Wales weatherman Derek Brockway brings the outdoors inside. Whilst unable to venture out to explore currently, all the stunning scenery and history that the Welsh coastlines have to offer can be experienced from the comfort and safety of home with the new series of Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast. In this programme, Derek visits north Wales, as he takes the 14 mile trip from Abergwyngregyn to the fortified medieval town of Conwy.
Early into his journey, Derek meets with Tim and Ester Sherlock, whose dogs (both called Izzy) are mountain rescue search dogs for SARDA Wales (Search and Rescue Dog Association in Wales). Keen to see the dogs in action, Derek sets a challenge. Using a fleece from his bag, he aims to see if they are able to sniff him out from amongst the rocks.
In Penmaenmawr, Derek learns about the ancient history of quarrying in the seaside town. Over 5000 years ago, on the hill of Graiglwyd, men were able to create stone axes from the rock there. In later years, the rock became valuable again as blocks of it were quarried for paving the new streets of north west England, including Manchester and Liverpool.
As Derek approaches his destination, he stops at Conwy Morfa to discover more about the top-secret plan to build floating harbours there during World War II. Speaking to local historian Adrian Hughes, he learns how crucial they would prove to be in allowing men, vehicles and supplies to get ashore after the D-Day landings of 1944. Many from the local area worked on the project, making it a story that the people of Conwy today don’t easily forget. In many cases, it forms part of their family history.
Penmaenmawr Library Closed
The library will be closed due to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 Virus all Skips have been cancelled up until the end of April, we will continue to monitor the situation in the coming months.
18 March 2020
In view of the challenges our communities are facing during this difficult time, Penmaenmawr Town Council have agreed to support the Maen Alaw COVID-19 Community Support Group and Penmaenmawr Foodbank, with finance and resource.
Both Maen Alaw and Penmaenmawr Foodbank are registered charities with the necessary measures in place to support the communities of Capelulo, Dwygyfylchi and Penmaenmawr over the coming months.
6 March 2020
Despite increasing costs, the Town Council have agreed to restrict the rise in next year’s precept to 3%. This equates to an annual increase of about £2 for a band D property.
To ensure that the promenade paddling pool remains open all for the full 2020 summer season (2nd week of May to 2nd week of September), the Town Council have agreed to contribute £2,000 towards CCBC running costs.
The Town Council are pleased to announce that it has awarded Capelulo Hall Association a grant of £800.
The Town Council are also pleased to announce that it has awarded Pen in Bloom a grant of £4,300.
Flood Wardens Required
Penmaenmawr Town Council are looking for volunteers to join our flood warden scheme.
The scheme will cover all areas of Capelulo, Dwygyfylchi and Penmaenmawr.
If you are interested in finding out more about what being a flood warden means and the benefits to people in our community then please come along for an informal chat at Penmaenmawr Town Council Offices on:
Friday 13th March 2020 between 2-4pm.
If you are unable to come along at this time, then please get in touch directly and we will explain the role and answer any questions you may have.
Being a flood warden is an important and valuable role and we hope that some of you will take the time to explore these opportunities further.
12 February 2020
The Town Council Consultation on Public Services has now closed and over 300 respondents have submitted their views. The Council would like to thank everyone who engaged with the Survey, the results of which will be published shortly.
The Town Council announced that it was funding the erection of a standalone handrail from the pavement onto the concrete area outside the shops in Dwygyfylchi, to assist with access and egress.
Penmaenmawr Town Council Consultation on Public Services
The Penmaenmawr Town Council would like to thank everyone who completed the recent Consultation on Public Services.
The results of the survey are currently being analysed.
The importance of the issues covered in the consultation were highlighted in the Daily Post’s North Wales Live outlet on 28 January.
28 January 2020
The Town Council’s 2019 Christmas Window Display Competition (previously organised by PENTA) was judged by our local PCSO. In a competition that involved most of the local retail premises Alice Crafts, of Pant yr Afon, was presented with first prize by the Mayor. Each participate shop was also awarded a gift for participating.
Penmaenmawr Town Council welcomed Councillor Chris Williams to his first Council meeting on the 14th January following his election to represent Capelulo Ward in December.
New ‘Welcome to Penmaenmawr’ flags have been purchased, the design of which is based on the school competition winner. The flags will be hoisted for the first time in the spring.
The Bus Pass Renewal Scheme jointly organised by the Town Council and the Penmaenmawr Library proved a very popular, with over 200 residents being assisted to update their bus passes. The Council wish to thank the volunteers and the Library staff for making the project a success.
News: 4 January 2020
Councillors distributed mulled wine and minced pies as part of the festivities at this year’s very successful Festive Fayre.
The now annual Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Bonfire and Fireworks Display, which was described as spectacular, was supported by the Town Council with a grant of £2000.
The Christmas Retail Window Display will run again this year and will be judged on the 21st December by our local PCSO, N. Adams. There will be prizes for every participant. (Every participant received a bottle of wine, Crimpers in Dwygy was 2nd)
The Children’s Wish Tree was decorated outside the Penmaenmawr Library by pupils from Ysgol Pencae and wishes from Ysgol Capelulo. The Children in attendance were treated to sweet and refreshments while being entertained by Kim the Entertainer.
Community News & Events
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