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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.

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St Cybi’s has long been a problem area attracting alcohol and drug abuse, dog fouling, rough sleeping and fly tipping to name but a few.

Recent media attention shone a spotlight on local issues, prompting strong community support in tackling them head on. It was clear that local people felt empowered to make a difference to their physical environment through social activity.

A Community Clean-Up of St Cybi’s was organised and hosted by Mon CF through their Local Conversation volunteers. It was an event organised by the community from an issue identified by local people. Local Residents came out in force to litter pick, trim hedges, edge grass boundaries and generally make the place a little tidier.

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Dan Millington, Local Conversations Officer at Mon CF described the event as powerful, saying that it showcased the immense CAN DO – WILL DO attitude displayed by Holyhead residents in tackling issues head-on. One local resident said that she felt unsafe walking through the lower church yard in daylight let alone at night – empowering her to leave the house and lend a helping hand at the event.

Holyhead’s Local Conversation is funded by People’s Health Trust, using money raised by Health Diverse 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 further information on Holyhead’s Local Conversation check out @MonCFAnglesey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or to get involved, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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