Colwyn Bay has enjoyed considerable success through the Colwyn in Bloom, Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom initiatives, since 2000.
The town is officially the ‘Best Large Town in Wales’ (and has been for twelve consecutive years, from 2002 –2013*) and has been nominated to represent Wales in the Britain in Bloom competition in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
The Colwyn in Bloom Committee comprises officers from local government together with volunteers representing a variety of community groups with an interest in horticultural and/or environmental matters. The Committee has developed a three year business plan for Colwyn in Bloom, which helps to direct activity, ensure that the committee is working to its full potential, reaching out to key targets and remaining competitive.
By developing high quality environments for the benefit of the local community, Colwyn in Bloom seeks to drive tourism; increase footfall and in so doing create employment and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
Colwyn in Bloom is a fully constituted voluntary body. It has the full support of the Bay of Colwyn Town Council to whom it regularly bids for its annual core budget. This helps to fund sustainable planting, floral displays, willow sculptures and other environmental improvements around the Bay of Colwyn area, which stretches from Old Colwyn in the east to Rhos on Sea in the west and inland as far as Bryn y Maen. Conwy County Borough Council and Bay of Colwyn Town Management are also fully committed to supporting the campaign.
Local business sponsors are always welcomed and various levels of sponsorship are available for the 2016 campaign. Please contact the Secretary (contact details below) for more information.
Other activities include annual competitions to encourage local businesses, residents, churches etc to provide attractive floral displays in the front of their premises, an adults art and children’s painting competition and gardening awards scheme to involve local school children.
Winners of the 2013 Colwyn in Bloom competition classes are available here.
2015 Colwyn in Bloom
Please follow this link for the 2015 results RESULTS 2015
2016 Colwyn in Bloom
For more information about Colwyn in Bloom, please contact Tina Earley, Secretary of the Colwyn in Bloom Committee, on 01492 532248 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Colwyn Bay won ‘Best Town’ category in 2005 when Wales in Bloom temporarily changed the population criteria.
Adult Art Competition
Colwyn in Bloom Adult Art Competition – theme is to be announced soon. The Committee would welcome entries from any adult (over 18) living in the Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea and Old Colwyn areas. Entries should be a minimum of A4 and maximum A3 size and any media can be used.
Please submit your entries to the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay. Judging will take place during early Summer and winning entries will be displayed in the Town Hall.
Please remember to include your full name and address on the reverse of your entry.
Submitted entries cannot be returned on an individual basis. Please ensure you collect your entry during the month of September as submissions cannot be kept beyond this date.
Children’s Painting Competition
During the Summer of 2015, nine children from local Primary Schools were invited to the Town Hall in Colwyn Bay to be presented with prizes for the Colwyn in Bloom Schools Painting Competition 2015, which had the theme of “Go Wild (wild flowers)”.
The competition was open to children aged from 4 to 7 who attend schools in the Bay of Colwyn Town Council area.
Prizes were given for the best painting in each of the following age groups:
Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 and winners were invited to a presentation event at the Town Hall. In addition, a shield was awarded to Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos as the overall winner of the painting competition.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Sibani Roy, and Mrs Ingrid Lewis, Chairman of the Colwyn in Bloom Group, presented the children with certificates and prizes for being placed in the top three for each of the age categories. The winning paintings will remain on display in the Town Hall until September 2015, to allow any family members or friends of the winners to view them.