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.
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.
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
Sunken Gardens Newry Beach has achieved the coveted Green Flag Community Award for the second year running. The Green Flag award is an international mark of a quality park or green space. Keep Wales Tidy unveiled this year's Green Flag Award winners, with 101 accross Wales meeting the required standards to receive the prestigious Green Flag Community Award 2017/18.
The Sunken Garden was originally developed in the 1950’s by Holyhead Urban District council. The garden fell into disrepair in the 1970's and remained like that until 2011 when a Communities First group overhauled the garden and put it back to its former glory.
The garden is now maintained by Môn CF Training Academy participants and staff who work hard to propagate plants for the floral displays as well as carrying out weekly maintenance and grass cutting. The Sunken Gardens is an idyllic location for a picnic and for general relaxation, with scenic views over Holyhead Marina and the splendid North Anglesey coastline.
The flag will be flying high at Sunken Gardens, Newry Beach in recognition of its excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space for the community of Holyhead to enjoy.
'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.
On Friday 30th June, local Holyhead residents took to the road on a FREE Shopping Bus Trip to James Pringle Weavers at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
The coach started off by collecting people from dedicated bus stops. As passengers boarded for the trip, their faces lit up with excitement and anticipation for the day ahead. The journey was filled with conversations and stories...''The last time we went to Pringles...' and ''oooo wasnt is busy in town yesterday'', with people who has never met before, but lived in Holyhead their whole life, chatting to one another and sharing interests.
As the coach arrived at Pringles, everyone was looking out of the window trying to say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, not everyone sucessfully but there were some cracking attempts!! We arranged to meet back in the foyer for 2:15pm, at which point most were already eager to get inside and out of the rain. Many took to opportunity to have lunch or a lite-bite on site, but others chose to bring a picnic and explore the village whilst they were there.
As the trip drew to a close and on the journey back, purchases were discussed and bargains compared. A couple from the group hadnt left their houses for a while and said: ''the trip was great, it was a good opportunity to meet other friendly faces, we'll be coming again!''.
James Pringle Weavers kindly paid for the transport too and from the destination and due to the success of the trip have agreed to continue it for the forseeable future. The next FREE SHOPPING BUS TRIP to Pringles will take place on Friday 28th July 2017 - please contact Dan Millington: Mon CF Local Conversations Officer on - 01407 762004 to secure your place.
Môn Communities Forward is now a CITB approved Internet Test Centre (ITC), enabling us to deliver the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) test required to gain a CSCS card.
For further information contact the Môn CF Training Academy on 01407 760497
Joining in with local conversations opens the door to hidden opportunity and potential. You are able to discover what works well or needs improving from the community itself. Holyhead's close-knit community enables people to get involved in making a difference to their wellbeing and surroundings from a grass route level; putting people first.
The hands-on approach of Môn CF and from local people in getting involved in activities, fundays and fundraising provides a sense of wellbeing and gives onlookers a snapshot into the friendly-natured town that we are!
We'd love to have you involved with Holyhead's Local Conversation. Call 01407 762004 and speak to Dan Millington to get involved in making a difference.