Colwyn in Bloom
Colwyn Bay has enjoyed considerable success through the Colwyn in Bloom, Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom initiatives, since 2000.
The town was officially the ‘Best Large Town in Wales’ (and has been for twelve consecutive years, from 2002 –2017*) and has been nominated to represent Wales in the Britain in Bloom competition in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
* Colwyn Bay won ‘Best Town’ category in 2005 when Wales in Bloom temporarily changed the population criteria.
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.
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 and 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. 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 more information, please contact Roz Dudley, Secretary of the Colwyn in Bloom Committee, on 01492 532248 or by e-mail at: [email protected]
Colwyn in Bloom
The Colwyn in Bloom Competition is open to commercial premises, individual dwellings, hotels and guest houses, public houses and restaurants, day care centres, churches and chapels and sheltered accommodation. Properties are judged on the quality and maintenance of displays, sustainable planting, and impact on immediate locality.
Results for the Colwyn in Bloom Competition are announced in our news section. Please see our Home Page.
Adult Art Competition
The Colwyn in Bloom Adult Art Competition is open to any adult (over 18) living in the Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea and Old Colwyn areas.
This year’s theme: ‘Year of Discovery – Bay of Colwyn’. (What can you discover in your local area; parks, woodlands, beach, etc)
Judging takes place during July and winning entries are displayed in the Bay Gallery over the Summer. Winners are invited to a Presentation evening in October.
Results will be announced in our news section.
Children’s Painting Competition
The Colwyn in Bloom Schools competition is open to children aged from 4 to 7 who attend schools in the Bay of Colwyn Town Council area.
The theme for 2019 is: ‘Year of Discovery – Bay of Colwyn’ (What can you discover in your local area; parks, woodlands, beach, etc.).
Prizes are given to the best painting in each of the following age groups:
Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 and winners will be invited to a presentation event at the Town Hall. Recognition is also given to the Overall Schools Painting winner.
The winning paintings will remain on display in the Town Hall until September, to allow any family members or friends of the winners to view them.