Penmaenmawr Town Council News
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.
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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