Christmas Message from the Mayor

Dear Residents of the Bay of Colwyn,

This is a very important time of the year to enjoy spending time with family and friends. But sadly this is not always the case and we need to spare a thought for the family and friends who are no longer with us and people who live in isolation and loneliness.

I will be using this time to reflect on my first 6 months as the Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn and spending some quality time with my beautiful daughter Chelsea.

Many of us will be working on Christmas Day and I would like to send a special message to all the Emergency Services and our Armed Forces for all their hard work and dedication in keeping us safe and helping us when we need it the most.

On behalf of the Bay of Colwyn Town Council, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

 

Bay of Colwyn Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018/19

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now inviting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2018/19.

There are seven categories for nomination:

  • Young Person (under 25 years), or group of young people
  • Adult (25-64)
  • Adult (65 and over)
  • Green Volunteer or Group
  • Trustee
  • Other Groups (two or more individuals, whether informal or formally constituted)
  • Special Award (for those that may not meet the criteria for the other six categories)Young Person

 

Town Clerk, Tina Earley, states: “We are now in the eighth year of our Volunteer Awards, which were introduced to recognise the valued contribution of our many local volunteers and voluntary groups, who show selflessness, devotion and service to the local community and are an inspiration to others.  The Town Council is keen to celebrate the efforts of our unsung local heroes and is now encouraging local residents to submit nominations for this year’s awards.”

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 31st January 2019.

The Mayor, Cllr Steve Williams, adds:  “As Town Mayor, I have the great pleasure of meeting many local volunteers, who generously give their time and show a commitment to improve the area in which they live, or the lives of those living in the Bay of Colwyn area.  I encourage anyone in our community to take a few minutes to nominate that person, or group, that you know does so much to either help others or serve our community – please help us to thank them for their dedication.”

Nomination forms can either be downloaded here, or can be collected from the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7TE, or by email request to info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk

Remembrance Sunday Services

Old Colwyn Service:

10.00am        Service at St Catherine’s & St John’s Church

10.40am        Assemble at War Memorial

11.00am        Laying of Wreaths & Service at War Memorial

All Welcome

 

Colwyn Bay Service:

10.40am        Parade leaves Lansdowne Road, Colwyn Bay

10.50am        Service & Laying of Wreaths at War Memorial, Queen’s Gardens

11.10am         Parade to St Paul’s Church for Service

All Welcome

Pages of the Sea: 14-18-NOW

Bonfire & Fireworks Event – Monday 5th November 2018

Exciting new role for a creative and dynamic person to support Colwyn’s creative industries

For further information, please click on the following links:

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Job Description / Person Specification

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year end 31 March 2018 was completed on the 7 August 2018 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 29 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

New benches for Tucky Park

The Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn, Cllr Steve Williams, visited ‘Tucky park’ play area on Church Road, Rhos on Sea, earlier this week to officially unveil the two new park benches.

Local resident, Mrs Lorraine Whitaker, had written to Town Councillor, Glenys Baker, around 18 months ago requesting extra benches in the park. There has only been one there for the past 15 years and, whilst this was in good condition, Mrs Whittaker felt more were needed for adults watching children play, or waiting to collect children from school. Councillor Baker approached the Town Council and local members got behind the scheme. Funds were identified from the local Council’s street furniture budget, the benches were ordered earlier this year and were finally installed last week, with the assistance of Conwy County Borough Council’s Open Spaces team.

Following his visit, Cllr Steve Williams commented: “I, as Mayor of Bay of Colwyn, have the proud job of formally announcing that we have now two more benches in Tucky Park, to be enjoyed for many years to come by everyone who uses the park.”

Photograph taken by Tina Earley, Town Clerk, showing the Mayor, Cllr Steve Williams, visiting Tucky Park with (left to right): Phil Vipond, Environment Officer for Open Spaces, Cllr Glenys Baker, Cllr Hannah Fleet and Catherine Smith, Parent Governor at Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos.

Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust Fund 2018

On Monday 4th June, the Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn, Cllr Steve Williams, was delighted to be invited to present grants, on behalf of the Trustees of the Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust, to eight talented young people from the Colwyn area.

The recipients of awards from the Trust this year are:- Imogen Camp (Chess), Bobi Jones (Athletics), Moli Jones (Athletics), Sara Millband (Wheelchair basketball), Jack Jones (Windsurfing), Sam Saunders (Windsurfing), Bethan Seaman (Musical Theatre), Will Sissons (Cricket)

Chairman of the Trustees, Mr Jim Barry, said:

On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to offer our congratulations to this year’s award recipients, who the Trustees concluded were all highly motivated young people showing outstanding ability and dedication in their chosen fields. I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who knows of any young people (under 19 years of age) from the Bay of Colwyn area who are able to demonstrate a high level of achievement in the arts, sport or education, to please get in touch with the Town Clerk in Colwyn Bay (tel: 01492 532248) to find out more about how the Trust Fund could help to support them.”

The Mayor, Cllr Steve Williams, added:
I am privileged to have been asked to give out awards to this group of talented young people and to hear of their significant achievements over the past year, together with their goals for the year ahead. It amazes me that our town can produce such a wealth of dedicated and talented young people and I congratulate all of the award recipients and wish them all the best for the future. I would also like to thank their parents, teachers, coaches and mentors for their hard work and support.”

The Trust was set up in 1975 with a bequest under the terms of the will of Sir John Henry Morris Jones, who was a G.P. in the Town for many years and M.P. from 1929 – 1950. Applications are invited annually by the Trustees from young people under the age of 19, who live in the former Borough of Colwyn area.

The attached photograph is of the Mayor, Cllr Steve Williams, Mr Jim Barry, Chair of the Trustees, Cllr Tony Pearson and Mrs Val Smith (Trustees) and this year’s award recipients outside the Town Hall.

 

Declaration of Result of Poll – DINARTH

To view the Declaration of Result of Poll for Dinarth Ward, please click here

Exercise of Electors’ Rights

Bay of Colwyn Town Council NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DATE FOR THE EXERCISE OF ELECTORS’ RIGHTS ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 March 2018

Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations Act (SI 2014/337)

 

To view the notice, please click here.

Pop-In Session – Review of Town Council Sector – Thursday 24th May

A Pop-In session is being held at the Town Hall, Rhiw Road on Thursday 24th May.

These sessions will give members of the community the opportunity to come along and have their say on the Independent Review of Community and Town Council Sector in Wales.

It will also be a great opportunity to engage with the Town Councillors, some of whom will be present at the sessions.

Come along and have your say!

 

Dinarth Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated

To view the Statement of Persons Nominated in Dinarth Ward, please click here.

Notice of Election – Llandrillo yn Rhos / Rhos on Sea (Dinarth)

Llandrillo yn Rhos / Rhos on Sea (Dinarth) – Thursday 24th May 2018

To view the notice, please click here.

Volunteer Awards 2018 – Winners

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is delighted to announce the winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2018.  The nominations were considered by the Volunteer Awards Committee, which includes representatives from the local community and from Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC).  Award recipients were invited to the Town Hall on Monday 16th April, with the winners of each category being presented with a slate plaque and certificate by the Town Mayor, Cllr Jeff Pearson.

Winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer Awards 2018 are:

Adult (25-64 years):        Donna Friston

Adult (65+):                      Joyce Stubbs

Young Person/Group:    Friday Fitness Volunteer and Peer Educator Group

Group:                               Theatr Colwyn Stewards

Special Award:                 Richard Poynton & Monty Slocombe – Old Colwyn Residents’ Association

 

Highly Commended certificates were also presented to Adult Volunteers Philip Jones and to the volunteers who work at the St David’s Hospice shop in Colwyn Bay.

Town Mayor, Cllr Jeff Pearson, said: “I was privileged to have the opportunity to meet and personally thank these volunteers for their invaluable work in our local community.  We know there are many more hard-working volunteers out there who deserve recognition for their voluntary work – don’t leave it for someone else to do it and get in touch with us at the Town Hall to nominate someone you know for an award next year!”

Colwyn in Bloom Hanging Basket Scheme 2018

For an application form, please click here.

FREE PLANTED HANGING BASKETS
FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

16″ plastic baskets, with reservoirs (limited stock), 16″ wicker baskets,
or 21″ plastic baskets, with reservoirs are now available to order in the

COLWYN IN BLOOM – TWO FOR ONE OFFER (MAX 3 free baskets)

Retail Premises, Businesses, Hotels, Public houses, Restaurants, Churches & Chapels
are all eligible to take advantage of this generous offer.

Please note that the 21″ baskets are *extra-large and heavy (up to 37kg in weight) and must be watered via the base reservoir. If you hang baskets from canopies or other infrastructure, please ensure that the fixings are suitably robust for the new weight load. A limited number of heavy duty, dual purpose brackets (basket/flag) are available free of charge from the nursery – please ask about these when paying. You will be responsible for safely installing these yourself.

Please note that this offer relates to the contents of the baskets only. All of the plastic, self-watering baskets will remain the property of Colwyn in Bloom and will be erected by Bryn Euryn Nursery and collected at the end of the season.

Please complete and return the tear-off slip below to the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay to order your baskets. Your free hanging baskets voucher will then be sent to you, enabling you to confirm your order by paying as usual at Bryn Euryn Nursery, Dinerth Road, Rhos on Sea. Please confirm delivery arrangements with the Nursery when you pay: baskets can either be collected on an agreed date, or delivered and put up free of charge by the nursery. Baskets will not be available for collection on the day you pay.

All baskets must be paid for at Bryn Euryn Nursery (Date on voucher)

The cost will be £17.04 (inc VAT) per 16’’ basket (plastic or wicker)

or £19.20 (inc VAT) per 21″ basket

Orders must be received by Friday 11th May 2018

 

PUBLIC NOTICE – Casual Vacancy – Office of Councillor

PUBLIC NOTICE

Casual Vacancy – Office of Councillor

Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, Dinarth Ward

Notice is hereby given that 1 vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the above mentioned Community/Ward.

An election to fill the vacancy shall be held if, within fourteen days after the date of this Notice (excluding weekends and bank holidays) a written request for such an election is received by the Democratic Services Manager, Conwy County Borough Council, Bodlondeb, Conwy, LL32 8DU, from TEN persons who are registered as local government electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy occurred.

To view the notice, please click here.

Youth Grants – Applications Invited

The Council has set aside some funding to support local groups/organisations to provide projects, activities or events that specifically benefit young people (up to age 25) in the Bay of Colwyn area.  Please see our Press Release for further information or visit our grants page to download the application form and/or guidance for applicants.

Closing date for receipt of applications in Wednesday 7th February.

PRESS RELEASE – Youth Grants

Christmas in Colwyn 2017 – Christmas activities in Colwyn Bay & Rhos on Sea

For a full calendar of events, please click here.

Christmas in Colwyn

 

PRESS RELEASE – Events Funding Available 2018-19

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now seeking applications from local organisations requiring funding to provide an event, festival or cultural activity which has the potential to encourage community cohesion and 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 May 2018 and April 2019, 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 funding ‘pot’ will be 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 therefore 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 email: clerk@colwyn-tc.gov.uk.  Alternatively, you can download an application form and criteria form here.

The closing date for applications is the 31st December 2017.  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 Jeff Pearson, says “Events have played a key role for a number of years now in attracting both local residents and visitors to our town. The Town Council continues 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.”

Bay of Colwyn Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017/18

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now inviting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2017/18.

Town Clerk, Tina Earley, explains: “This will be the seventh year of our Volunteer Awards, which were introduced to recognise the valued contribution of our many local volunteers and voluntary groups, who show selflessness, devotion and service to the local community and are an inspiration to others. The Town Council is keen to celebrate the efforts of our unsung local heroes and is now encouraging local residents to submit nominations for this year’s awards. A new category has been introduced this year to make allowance for nominations that may not previously have been accepted.”

There are now seven categories for nomination:

– Young Person (under 25 years), or group of young people
– Adult (25-64)
– Adult (65 and over)
– Green Volunteer or group
– Trustee
– Other Groups (two or more individuals, whether informal or formally constituted)
– Special Award (for those that may not meet the criteria for the other six categories).

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 31st January 2018.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available either by post or to collect from the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TE, by e-mail request to: info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk or by downloading here.

The Mayor, Cllr Jeff Pearson, commented:
“As Town Mayor, I have the pleasure of meeting many local volunteers, who generously give their time and show a commitment to improve the area in which we live or the lives of those living in the Bay of Colwyn area. I would like to take this opportunity to not only thank them for the work they do, but also to encourage those that see or benefit from the time and effort these local volunteers put in to give a few minutes of their own time to complete a brief nomination form, so that we can thank them publicly for their valued contribution. As Town Mayor, I encourage you to take a few minutes to nominate that person or group you know who does so much to help others or serve our community – please help us to reward them for their dedication.”

 

Bonfire & Fireworks Event Friday 3rd November 2017

Bonfire Advert 2017 (2)

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council, with support from Colwyn Bay Fire Station and Conwy County Borough Council, will be holding its annual Bonfire and Fireworks Event in Eirias Park on Friday 3rd November from 7pm. The bonfire will be lit at around 7.15pm with the fireworks display following at 7.30pm.

Free parking is available at the Civic Centre, North Wales Police Headquarters (Abergele Road), Eirias Arena, and the Promenade. Disabled Parking only will be available at Eirias High School. Traffic through the town is expected to be busy so please allow plenty of time to park and walk into the park. Pedestrian entry is via the main park gates, the Civic Centre driveway or the Promenade. A plan of the site showing the main car parks and pedestrian entry and exit routes is attached.

Entrance is free, but there will be a cash collection on the night, with 50% being given by the Fire Service to local charities. We would therefore be grateful for your generosity.

The event will go ahead whatever the weather (unless we have to call it off on health and safety grounds, e.g. due to strong winds from a southerly direction). Rain will not prevent the event from going ahead.

The bonfire will be located outside of the boating lake again this year, due to improvement works carried out on the lake last year. Steps will be taken to mitigate any damage to the grass as soon as possible after the event has taken place and any remaining debris has been cleared. However, the whole site is likely to be affected by the construction works for the new 3G pitch in the park, which is due to commence in November.

If you have any queries about this year’s event, please contact the Town Hall on 01492 532248 or at info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017

Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2017 was completed on 08 September 2017 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 29 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Join the Council in supporting the Charter for Trees, Woods and People in 2017

The Town Council has signed the Charter for Trees, Woods and People, which will be launched on the 6th November 2017.  Find out more about this worthwhile cause and join us in supporting the Tree Charter Principles here or online at SIGN.TREECHARTER.UK

 

Colwyn in Bloom 2017: Schools Painting Competition Winners

Winners of the Colwyn in Bloom School’s Painting Competition were recently invited to the Town Hall, to receive their certificates and prizes from the Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn, Cllr Jeff Pearson, and the Chair of Colwyn in Bloom, Mrs Ingrid Lewis.

Colwyn in Bloom 2017: Art Competition Winners

The winners of the Colwyn in Bloom Art Competition for 2017, are as follows:

  1. Martyn Haley
  2. Alison Hughes
  3. Tony Lewis

The theme for the competition this year was:

2017 is the Wales Year of Legends; a country with an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history & myth – a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with a beautiful coastline’.

All the entries will be displayed in the Bay Gallery, Colwyn Bay until August.

Pictured from left to right:  Ingrid Lewis, Chair of Colwyn in Bloom Committee;  the Mayor, Cllr Jeff Pearson; 1st placed winner Martyn Haley; and Mrs Tony Lewis, wife of the 3rd place winner.

PUBLIC NOTICE – CCTV Rhos Prom – July 2017

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is pleased to announce that it had provided funding for a new CCTV camera to be installed on the promenade at Rhos on Sea and that this is now fully installed and operational.

Following concerns being raised with the Town Council about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists along the narrow stretch of road/pavement between Penrhyn Road and Rhos Point (alongside the beach/harbour), we are requesting the assistance of residents, businesses and visitors to the area to report any incidents that may be witnessed, however minor, involving pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles along this stretch of promenade.

This can be done by calling the Town Hall on 01492 532248 during office hours, or by e-mailing us at info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk.  A log of such incidents will be maintained and could then be used as evidence in calling upon the local Highways Authority to prioritise much needed improvements to the promenade at this location.

Should you witness any anti-social behaviour or criminal acts, please report these to the local police in the usual way (999 for emergencies, e.g. where a crime is currently being committed, and 101 for non-urgent incident reports).

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Review of electoral Arrangements for Conwy County Borough

Before the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales conduct a review of the electoral arrangements for the County Borough of Conwy, they invite any person or body having an interest in the review to send their initial comments via email to ldbc.wales@wales.gsi.gov.uk or in writing to:  The Chief Executive, Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Hastings House, Fitzalan Court, Cardiff, CF10 0BL between 2 June and 24 August 2017.

For further information, please click here.

 

Colwyn in Bloom Entry Form 2017

Colwyn in Bloom Competition Entry Form 2017

The 2017 Colwyn in Bloom competition is now open!

The competition is open to commercial premises, individual dwellings, hotels and guest houses, public houses and restaurants, day care centres, sheltered accommodation, and churches and chapels.

To enter, please complete and return the entry form.

Forms can be downloaded here.

 

Notice of Co-Option – Colwyn Ward

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 2 vacancies have occurred in the office of Councillor for the above mentioned Ward, and the Community Council intends to co-opt.

To view the full notice, and its criteria, please click here.

For further information, or to request an application form, please contact the Town Hall on: 01492 532248, or email: info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk.  An application form can also be downloaded here.

Applications need to be received by Wednesday 31st May 2017.

 

Colwyn in Bloom – Free Hanging Basket scheme for 2017

Free hanging baskets for local businesses – new scheme this year

Colwyn in Bloom – Two for One Offer (max 3 Free)

Traders, businesses, public houses, restaurants, churches and chapels are all eligible to take advantage of this generous offer.

Please click here for further details and a booking form.

Orders must be placed by Friday 5th May 2017.

Parking Charges on Promenade

Parking Charges on Colwyn Promenade:
The Bay of Colwyn Town Council would like to thank residents and visitors who took part in our parking survey on the promenade last summer.  This was undertaken to gauge views on and consider the likely impacts of the introduction of parking charges on the promenade by Conwy County Borough Council. Though the findings of the survey showed that the majority of local residents were opposed to the charges, visitors from further afield were less concerned.  Despite the objections raised by the Town Council, on behalf of local residents, the County Council has now proceeded to issue formal notice of the introduction of charges on the section of promenade running from the Pier eastwards to the junction with Rotary Way.  Tina Earley, Town Clerk, states “Though this is disappointing, we are pleased to note that our concerns were considered and the charges will only apply from 10am to 4pm and not 8am until 6pm as initially proposed.  This will allow local residents to continue to use the promenade parking free of charge outside busiest times.”  The level of charges are also being kept relatively affordable, at 50 pence for up to an hour, £1 for 2 hours, £2.50 for up to 4 hours and £3.50 for over 4 hours.  No charge will apply from 4pm to 10am.  Members of the public have until 29th March to submit any observations or formal objections to Conwy County Borough Council.

 

Town Council Elections Open Evening – Thursday March 16th 2017

TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS OPEN EVENING

Do you care passionately about your local town?
Is there something you want to change or improve for residents?
Are you ready to take challenging decisions?
Why not stand for what you care about and become a town councillor in the Bay of Colwyn:

Community and town councillors represent the people living in their local area at the closest level to the community. They are elected every five years to put across the views of their local community at council meetings, monitor the effectiveness of local services and get involved in their local community, often attending meetings of local organisations such as residents associations, and taking up issues on behalf of members of the public. The next elections for Town and Community Councils across Wales will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017.

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is keen to encourage greater participation in local democracy and would like to invite prospective candidates to attend an opening evening at the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay (next door to the Police Station) at 7pm on Thursday 16th March. If you are able to give a few hours of your time each week for the benefit of your local community, please come along to find out more about the Town Council and what is involved in being a local councillor.

Town Clerk Tina Earley says: “I am aware that a number of our existing councillors, who have served their communities well for a number of years, are not intending to stand for re-election in May. This means we may have a number of vacant seats. Being a town councillor can be very rewarding, giving you the opportunity to influence decisions affecting your local community. The open evening will give prospective candidates an opportunity to meet some of the current councillors to find out exactly what is involved.”

For more information about the open evening, or about being a town councillor, please contact the Town Clerk on 01492 532248.

‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ on Monday 13th March

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council will be taking part in this year’s ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ for the first time this year.  The Town Mayor, Members of the Town Council and invited representatives from local schools and other organisations will be joining over 950 other communities across the Commonwealth in raising the Commonwealth flag on the flagpole in Queens Gardens, Colwyn Bay at 10 am on Monday 13th March.

For further information, please click here.

Funding Available for Events

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now seeking applications from local organisations requiring funding to provide an event, festival or cultural activity which has the potential to encourage community cohesion and 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 June 2017 and June 2018, 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 therefore encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20th March 2017. 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 John Davies, says “Events have played a key role for a number of years now in attracting both local residents and visitors to our town. The Town Council continues 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. The Town Council welcomes and encourages applications “

For further information and/or an application form, please contact the Town Clerk, Mrs Tina Earley at: Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TE; by telephone on 01492 532248, or by e-mail:  clerk@colwyn-tc.gov.uk

 

Would you like to get more involved with your local Town/Community Council?

With local elections due to take place in May 2017, how much do you know about your local Town/Community Council?

For further information, provided by the Welsh Government, please click here.

PRESS RELEASE – Youth Grants 2016/17

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council has set aside £14,000 of funding this year to support projects for young people in the Bay of Colwyn area (Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Upper Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn).  Applications are now being invited from local groups/organisations seeking funding support (capital revenue) for projects, activities or events that will benefit young people up to 25 years of age.

A simple three page application form is available on request from the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay (tel: 01492 532248 / e-mail:  info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk).  You can also download the forms below:

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 6th February 2017.

Projects supported in 2016 included:  army cadets and scouts trips, youth football, drama, film and arts projects, sports equipment, youth club activities and a Queen’s 90th Birthday party.

Contact Details:  For further information please contact the Town Clerk, Mrs Tina Earley, on 01492 532248.

PRESS RELEASE – Ward Allowances 16/17

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council has recently approved payment of the Town Councillors ward allowances for 2016/17. Each council member (there are 24 in total) is able to donate up to £300 per annum to benefit their local Ward.

If you know of a community group/project based in the Bay of Colwyn area that requires funding support, please visit the Town Council section of our website (www.colwyn-tc.gov.uk) to find out more about the small grants available from the Town Council or to contact your local Ward Member.

(Due to the local elections, which are due to be held in May 2017, no further Ward Allowance projects will be approved now until July).

For further information, please contact:  Mrs Tina Earley, Town Clerk, Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7TE; Tel:  01492 532248 or e-mail:  info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk

To read the full Press Release, click here.

Volunteer of the Year Awards 2016/17

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now inviting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2016/17.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available by post, by collection from the Town Hall, by e-mail request to: info@colwyn-tc.gov.uk, and can also be downloaded here.

There are six categories for nomination:

  • Young Person (under 25 years), or group of young people
  • Adult (25-64)
  • Adult (65 and over)
  • Green Volunteer or group
  • Trustee
  • Other Groups (two or more individuals, whether informal or formally constituted)

 

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 31st January 2017.

 

 

Civic Service – 11th September 2016

On Sunday 11th September, a Civic Service was held for the Mayor at Rhos Methodist Church, Rhos on Sea.

The Mayor, Councillors and Officers of the Bay of Colwyn Town Council were joined by the Mayors from local Town Councils, representatives of local organisations, North Wales Police and the congregation of Rhos Methodist Church.

The service was conducted by Rev. Keith Tewkesbury and readings were heard from the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and David Jones MP.

Picture courtesy of Roz Dudley.