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Welcome to Holyhead's Local Conversation - where local people are empowered to make a difference to their communtiy and get involved in their Local Conversation Project. 

Holyhead's Local Conversation is always on the lookout for support. We are looking to increase members of our:Holyhead Community Events Group / Grants Panel / Jobs and Training Forum / Local Conversation Steering Group - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to get involved with your Local Conversation.

Since establishing 2 months ago, Holyhead’s Knit and Natter Group has gone from strength to strength. The Group regularly attracts over twenty people who come together to knit and natter.

The Group meet at Holyhead Library on alternate Mondays 1pm-3pm and all are welcome to attend.  The Groups founder Faye Jones said ‘’it’s a wonderful group of people, we all just love knitting and nattering and our current project is to knit decorations for the Christmas Tree in the library’’.

Dan Millington, Holyhead’s Local Conversation Officer joins the group regularly, usually with tea and cake to the groups delight. He said, ‘’seeing such a grassroots community group flourish has been fantastic, their energy and enthusiasm is exciting and I’m loving being involved – I’ve even learned how to knit myself’’.

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The close-knit group encourages all abilities to come together and learn from one another whilst sharing stories and conversations.

For more information on Holyhead’s Local Conversation project or to hear about how to get involved in Holyhead’s Knit and Natter Group, call 01407 762004 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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On Saturday 28th October, Holyhead was taken over by monsters, witches, aliens, zombies and creatures of the dark for a terrifically terrifying event. Organised by Holyhead Community Events Group, Halloween Fun and Games was attended by over 200 local residents. Activities included pumpkin carving, mummifying, a spooky disco and cake decorating, with the highlight of the day being a performance of Michael Jacksons Thriller followed by lessons from the local dance academy.

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There was a competition for the best dressed with the lucky winner taking away a spooky treat. Everyone dressed-up for the occasion, even neighbours and granny's managed a fright. 

The Local Conversation in Holyhead is funded by People's Health Trust, using money raised by HealthDiverse through The Health Lottery. The Local Conversation programme is a flexible, resident-led funding model driven by what local people want. Through the programme, residents are supported to identify and take action on issues that are important to them.

For more information on how to get involved in Holyhead’s Local Conversation, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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On a wet and blustery Saturday afternoon, the seed was sown at Plas Road Allotments as their grand opening ceremony got underway. Plas Road Allotment Association have received grants which have enabled the Association to construct paths- bettering access and creating a safe environment for allotment holders to negotiate the site. The Grants have been awarded from Tesco Bags of Help and Mon CF’s very own  Local Conversations Community Chest Grant.

Since receiving the grant, over 450 local school children have visited the site to learn about the origins of food. Young people have been involved since the project began, enhancing the community feel of the Allotments and adding to the vibrancy of the local area. Knowledge has grown alongside the plants!

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The ribbon was officially cut by Holyhead’s Deputy Mayor Keith Thomas, with representatives from Tesco Holyhead and Mon CF there to show their support for the project. Following the cutting of the ribbon attendees were welcomed to stay for refreshments.

Plas Road Allotments Chair, Linda Mulligan, wanted to thank the local community for their support as well as Tesco and Mon CF for their financial contributions towards the scheme. Linda and the allotment holders have seen a huge difference at the site now the works have been completed.

Dan Millington, Mon CF’s Local Conversation Officer, thanked Linda for her commitment and enthusiasm over the past year. Projects like this succeed thanks to people like Linda who put their time, effort and dedication into good causes - making positive changes in their community.

The Local Conversation in Holyhead is funded by People's Health Trust, using money raised by HealthDiverse through The Health Lottery. The Local Conversation programme is a flexible, resident-led funding model driven by what local people want. Through the programme, residents are supported to identify and take action on issues that are important to them.

For more information on how to get involved in Holyhead’s Local Conversation, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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People turned out in force to support Holyhead’s Family Fun Day. The town Centre was a hive of activity, alive with the sounds of laughter, smiles and fun. It is thanks to the kindness of local people and volunteers that the day was such a success, their support is the backbone of the community in Holyhead. 

The Fun Day featured live music, bouncy castles, face painting, street food, an artisan craft and food market, children's activities and even a line dancing flash-mob!! Mickey and Minnie Mouse even made the journey from Disneyland to add to the festivities on the day. 

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Kerry Williams from Uniquely Yours Confectionary said: ‘‘Just want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for today! Absolutely brilliant day had by all. Such a pleasure meeting the Holyhead Community Events Team, nothing was too much trouble for you and all communication was smooth. You have done yourself proud and I can't wait for the next one!  well done.’’

The Family Fun Day was organised by the newly formed Holyhead Community Events Group. Group Secretary, Britney Young - 17 from Holyhead, thanked local people for coming along and supporting the Day in the truly fantastic Holyhead spirit we all know and love. Keep up to date with the latest events organised and hosted by Holyhead Community events Group on the Local Conversations Blog of Mon CF’s website and on Twitter @TalkHolyhead.

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The day was made possible thanks to Môn CF's Local Conversations Project, which is funded by People's Health Trust. Peoples Health Trust supports 22 other Local Conversation projects across Great Britain, addressing health inequalities and making communities better places to grow, live, work and age  https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/

Peoples Health Trust is an independent charity funded by 51 local society lotteries with the money they raise through The Health Lottery. Holyhead’s local society lottery is HealthDiverse. HealthDiverse is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys and Wrexham www.healthdiversecic.org.uk

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'Younger people come to some of the parties on the beach. Some of them are around the age of 14 and they’re already drunk.' 

Caitlin Middleton wants young people to have fun, but to stay safe.

She says beach parties, often fuelled by alcohol, are popular with young people in her home town of Holyhead on Anglesey.

'They'll go off and do risky things like go into the forest, get lost, go up on the cliffs. That’s just dangerous,' she says.  

Fixers is helping 17-year-old Caitlin and a group of her friends to create a film warning young people to think about their safety when they're having fun.

They will be telling their story on ITV News Wales on Thursday, July 6th between 6.00pm and 6.30pm. 

Their project has been given the thumbs up by the local police force. Sergeant Tracey Llewellyn, from North Wales Police, says: 'We have to accept that there’s an issue nationally with young people engaging with alcohol misuse and we would have to accept there’s an issue on Anglesey.

'While we can’t condone underage drinking, anything young people do to encourage others to stay safe, is something I would encourage.' 

Caitlin adds: 'The fact is, you don’t need alcohol or drugs to have fun with your friends.

'With our Fixers' project we want to encourage young people to stop thinking they need to fit in and just live how they want to and not go by other people's rules.

The above text was taken from http://www.fixers.org.uk/news/16116-11226/keeping-safe.php - see the link for further information about the project.