Archives for April 2015

Funding Available for Events

Following the success of the recent 1940’s Festival in Colwyn Bay, The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now seeking applications from other organisations requiring funding to provide an event, festival or cultural activity which has the potential to attract visitors to the Bay of Colwyn area (Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn and Rhos on Sea).

The proposed event(s) must take place in the Bay of Colwyn Area between July 2015 and June 2016, be open to the general public and have the potential to attract significant visitor numbers.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a successful track record in delivering events, or be willing and able to work with another organisation which can do so.

A total funding ‘pot’ of £20,000 has been set aside by the Town Council, which it is hoped will fund a number of events. The maximum funding available for any individual event is £5,000 and applicants for larger events are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.

For further information and/or an application form, please contact the Town Clerk at: Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TE, or by e-mail:

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 26th May 2015. All applications will be acknowledged and applicants may be contacted to present their proposals in person to a Committee of the Council at a later date.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Val Smith, says “Events play a key role in attracting both local residents and visitors into our town.  The Town Council is keen to support those willing and able to organise events, in the hope that we can have a year-round calendar of activities to appeal to all ages.”

Large Grant Awards 2015


The Bay of Colwyn Town Council awards grants each year to voluntary, not-for-profit and charitable clubs and organisations providing services or facilities in the Bay of Colwyn area. Recipients of large grants (of over £500) for the 2015/16 financial year were presented with cheques by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Val Smith, at a special Awards Evening last Monday.  Grants totalling £30,849 have been awarded by the Town Council this year, to the following organisations:

  • Beulah Brass – to enhance local performances
  • Carers’ Outreach Service – emotional support and information for carers
  • Carers’ Trust North Wales – breaks for carers
  • Citizens Advice Bureau – open door services and dedicated office
  • Côr Meibion Colwyn – local concerts
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Colwyn Bay office
  • Home Start Conwy – support for local families
  • Llandudno & Colwyn Tramway Society – maintenance of tram no.7
  • N W Deaf Association – training and meeting rooms
  • Relate Cymru – service costs for local clients
  • Benefit Advice Shop – outreach office in Rhos on Sea
  • Colwyn Bay Heritage Group – Old Colwyn Heritage Walk
  • Le Sport – Family Fit 2015 Project
  • Brain Team CIC – skill building workshops for carers of people with communication difficulties

After the presentations, the Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Val Smith, said “We in the Bay of Colwyn Town Council value the contribution of charitable and voluntary organisations and the people who spend time volunteering for them and we are delighted to be able to honour and support them in this way.”

Large Event grants have also been awarded by the Town Council to support the following major events in 2015: Colwyn Bay 1940’s Festival, Prom Xtra and Access all Eirias.For information on how your organisation could obtain a grant next year, please visit the Town Council’s website at

Enillwyr Gwobrau Gwirfoddolwyr y Flwyddyn Bae Colwyn 2015


The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is delighted to announce the winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2015. The nominations were considered by the Volunteer Awards Committee and award recipients were invited to the Town Hall last Monday evening, with the winners of each category being presented with a slate plaque and certificate by the Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Val Smith.

Winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer Awards 2015 are:

Adult (25-64 yrs): Mrs Tracy Hulse

Group: CAIS Gardening Group

Highly Commended certificates were also presented to Adult Volunteers Elaine Davis and Ian Trethouen.

Although there were no nominations this year for the Adult 65+, Young Person, Trustee or Green categories, the Town Council is aware that there are many local people regularly carrying out invaluable voluntary work in our local community. Please contact the Town Clerk for information about submitting nominations for next year’s awards.

Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Val Smith, said; “I was privileged to have the opportunity to meet and personally thank these volunteers for their invaluable work in our local community. Please visit the Town Council’s website at or contact the Town Hall on Rhiw Road if you know any local person or voluntary group from the Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay or Old Colwyn areas who deserves recognition at next year’s awards.  We know there are many more hard-working volunteers out there who deserve nomination – don’t leave it for someone else to do!”

Hustings Events


Several hustings events will be taking in the Bay of Colwyn area during the week ahead for the forthcoming general election.  Parliamentary candidates will have the opportunity to respond to questions from the local electorate.  For further details (times/locations) please see the April Events page of our website.

Notice of the election for the UK Parliamentary election being held in May

Notice of the election for the UK Parliamentary election being held in May.

Please see PDF for details:

Notice of Election – Bilingual .pdf