Community

Appeal to firms to help bridge the digital divide

A police boss is appealing to companies and public bodies in North Wales to donate their redundant IT kit to a social enterprise so it can be recycled and given to people who need it. The plea came from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, during a visit to North Wales Recycle IT […]

Moving tributes to artist Kevin who inspired stunning mural

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to the “inspiration” behind a stunning new mural at a  housing estate who sadly died before it was unveiled. The family of local artist Kevin Stonehouse were guests of honour at a special ceremony at the Tre Cwm estate in Llandudno. The brightly-coloured mural is the result of a successful multi-agency […]

Football club floodlights shine a path for £60K windfarm community funding

An ambitious football club has kicked off an appeal to community groups to apply for funding with a total of £60,000 available. Ruthin Town are preparing for the new season after completing a major upgrade of their facilities including an impressive new floodlighting system. The new lights are ready for switch-on with 12 new pylons […]

Pupils hoping for jam tomorrow at school fighting for its future

BUDDING entrepreneurs from a small primary school that’s fighting for its survival have earned national acclaim after cooking up a treat. Parents and governors at Ysgol Llannefydd, in Conwy, have launched a campaign to attract new pupils from nearby communities to safeguard the Welsh-medium school’s future. Now six enterprising students have underlined the depth of […]

Vibrant village football club can enjoy their £96K all-weather pitch at last

Lockdown is unlocking and a vibrant North Wales village football club is celebrating its 20th anniversary with almost 200 players from aged from four to 60 training and playing again every week. It means that Kinmel Bay Football Club, based at the village Leisure Centre, can at last use the £96,000 new all-weather training area […]

Coffee mornings grow into vital food service for town through the pandemic

A Llangollen community group has graduated from holding coffee mornings to playing a vital role in the fight against pandemic hardship by feeding up to 40 households a week. Llangollen Foodshare, which began 18 months ago in the Pengwern Community Centre as a project to prevent food waste going into landfill, has moved into new […]

Modest Colin hailed as a local hero with a heart of gold

A DEDICATED community figure has been hailed as a local hero after his “tireless efforts” to help his neighbours. Colin Matthews has become a familiar and trusted face on the Fron estate in Old Colwyn after “going above and beyond” to assist his fellow residents. The 74-year-old community stalwart devotes much of his spare time […]

Motorbike man John revs up for new challenge

A motorcycle-mad care home resident is gearing up for a new challenge to lovingly restore an old bike. John Wykes, 83, who now lives at Pendine Park’s Hillbury home in Wrexham, has a life-long passion for motorbikes and classic cars and has returned numerous ‘wrecks’ to their former glory. Now he’s aiming to rebuild the […]

Gladys finds a cool way to thank care home’s Coronavirus warriors

A MUCH-loved resident celebrated her 91st birthday by finding a cool way to cone-gratulate a care home’s ‘Coronavirus warriors’. Gladys Cross is a long-term and popular member of Pendine Park’s Highfield nursing home in Wrexham. Movingly described as “part of the family” at Highfield by staff, the great-grandmother wanted to repay the home’s team for all their hard work – […]