Community

Tenants’ flower power honoured

A group of green-fingered tenants have been honoured for their achievement in winning awards for their beautiful flower displays for 14 years in a row. The residents of the Park Way and Llys Parc sheltered housing complex in Rhos on Sea were presented with a special display case for their huge haul of trophies. As […]

Police boss is searching for custody watchdogs

A search has been launched in North Wales to find volunteers to act as custody watchdogs to police the police. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is seeking for up to six independent custody visitors to help him. Mr Jones wants to appoint volunteers to join the existing team responsible for visiting custody […]

Daredevil grandmother Carys is guest of honour at opening of new nursery play area

A DAREDEVIL grandmother was the guest of honour at the official opening of a nursery’s outdoor play area after she took on the fastest zip wire in the world to raise money for it. Courageous Carys Thomas, 77, raised £1,500 by completing the daunting Zip World challenge in Snowdonia to help Cylch Meithrin in Deiniolen, Gwynedd, […]

Memorial garden is a labour of love

A piece of derelict land has been transformed into an attractive memorial garden to remember residents of a housing estate who have passed away. Creating the garden was a labour of love for the volunteer members of the Green Fingers gardening group who live at Chester Avenue in Kinmel Bay. It was officially opened by […]

Police boss says new chief constable will need to share his vision

A police boss says the appointment of a new chief constable for North Wales will be the biggest and most important decision he makes. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has set the wheels in motion to find a successor to Mark Polin who retires at the end of July and will be […]

Matt’s in the driving seat as he goes for gold with new sporting challenge

An all-action admin assistant who has cerebral palsy is aiming to strike gold after taking up the Duke of Edinbugh’s favourite sport – carriage driving. Matt Palamarczuk, 33, is already a qualified Paralympic coach in the sport of boccia which he has championed at the Pendine Park care organisation where he works. Now Matt, a […]

Rhyl care home yoga sessions a hit with residents in their 90s

Young-minded residents at a care home are proving you’re never too old to limber up by taking part in new weekly yoga sessions – in their 90s. The “chair-based” yoga sessions are becoming so popular at St David’s Residential Home in Rhyl that staff are even joining in to fight old age and boost their […]

Arrival of women’s elite pro cyclists to give £2 million boost to Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay is set to receive a £2 million boost when the elite riders fight out the final stage of the UK’s premier women’s cycling event on the sea front next month. It’s a first time in Wales for the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour, a gruelling five-day 423-mile race, part of the Women’s World Tour […]

Police boss wants more mobile drugs testing units at music festivals and clubs

A police boss is calling for drug testing to be extended at music festivals and clubs in a bid to avoid more tragic deaths. Ann Griffith, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner of North Wales, spoke out after a mobile testing unit was set up at the popular Gottwood festival on Anglesey at the weekend. […]

Caring Ann mingles with royalty at garden party

A training boss from Flintshire was among hundreds of community heroes from across the UK as she mingled with royalty at a garden party in the regal surroundings of Buckingham Palace. Ann Farr, who runs the Pendine Academy of Social Care in Wrexham, was honoured for her dedication to the social care sector for nearly […]