How did the project come about?
In 2021, Together for Colwyn Bay approached the Bay of Colwyn Town Council to suggest establishing digital noticeboards for the community. This was based on feedback from community consultation that noted that communication was an issue in the town, and that there were a number of great resources, groups and facilities available to residents, but that often people did not know about them. At the same time, the town council had been engaged in workshops about the ‘Smart Towns’ initiative and was considering whether and how digital communication could assist the town’s Covid recovery.
Working in collaboration, the Bay of Colwyn Town Council, Together for Colwyn Bay and Imagine Colwyn Bay sought grant funding from Transforming Towns (a Welsh Government regeneration fund) to supplement their own contributions to the project, which saw four digital noticeboards installed across the Bay of Colwyn area.
Where are the noticeboards located?
The noticeboards are located in Old Colwyn (on Cefn Road outside the Co-Op) in Rhos-on-Sea (on the prom near the tourist information centre) and in central Colwyn Bay (outside the Bayview shopping centre and by the underpass opposite the pier, to encourage footfall into town).
What sort of thing can I advertise on the noticeboards?
The noticeboards can be used to advertise:
● Community organisations
● Community events and activities
● 3rd sector services & charities e.g. CAB, Mind, Housing Associations
● Independent local businesses
● Information from statutory bodies
Please note, we cannot guarantee that notices will be posted in-time if they are submitted less than a month in advance.
Please download our terms and conditions for further information and to submit posters or advertisements.