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.