About Us

About Prestatyn Artisans

Artisans Collective formed during 2012 by a group of local crafts people and artists. Who were organizing weekly Artisan markets on Prestatyn High Street.

To help awareness of local shopping during the opening of a new shopping park in town.

In 2014 The town’s library moved to new premises leaving the old unit dis-used.

The group saw the opportunity to develop the idea further and formalized their structure by becoming a social enterprise, and became a Community Interest Company.

They then entered 18 months of negotiations with the county council to get a lease on the old library for use as an artisans centre.volunteering in Prestatyn

The original concept was to use the centre as an outlet for local artisan products with each participant paying a weekly rent. But quickly found out that due to demand there was a need for health and wellbeing activities, particularly to enable citizens to age well in our locality.

Since opening in November 2014 the centre has evolved into a community hub, due to local demand for the activities we now hold.

Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community

We chair and facilitate the Dementia Friend initiative in our town, and travel across the country talking about it to get other locations to take up the idea.

Weekly Events in Prestatyn

Prestatyn Men’s Shed each Tuesday morning from 10-30am.
Stop Smoking Wales from 5pm until 7pm each Tuesday evening.
Aimee’s Art Group each Friday Morning.
Jayne’ Children’s art and craft workshops Saturdays.
Coffee Pod bereavement group Wednesdays
Weekly Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Drop In sessions

We have and still do take part in many local and national initiatives to help benefit our community and improve our locality including:

  • Voluntary Arts week
  • Wales in Bloom
  • Incredible Edible
  • Grow Wild
  • Treasure Chest Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
  • Healthy High streets
  • The Great British High Street awards
  • Prestatyn Town Council Events including facilitating the Christmas grotto and lights turn on and DCC reopening of the Nova event.
  • The “Romans Return” heritage event at Prestatyn Town Football Club
  • Prestatyn flower show
  • Prestatyn classic car show
  • Denbighshire County Council, Ty Nant Development Consultations.
  • St David’s Day drop in art and craft sessions supported by Principality Building Society.
  • Working with Coleg Llandrillo facilitating “Traineeships” sessions.
  • Providing the artwork for Prestatyn mayor’s 2016 calendar and Christmas cards.

Working with other organisations

Kew Gardens through the Grow Wild outreach programme work with us as we are their North Wales Community Hub.

Healthy Prestatyn Iach are located next door to the Old Library and we work with them on diverse subjects such as Health and wellbeing referrals,  junior doctor education, flu vaccine sessions and various events.

We also are a collection point for the Trussell Trust foodbank.

Flexible room hire is available for a variety of community uses during the week.

Current Situation

During 2015,  2016, and 2017  we had a short-term lease arrangement with Denbighshire County Council for the Old Library in Prestatyn. In November 2016 we were informed it would be going on the open market. During September 2017 we were told that the For Sale signs were going to be put up outside the building.

We would love the opportunity to buy the building. Or if that is not possible to find other suitable premises within our fantastic town centre.

We are therefore looking for funding opportunities to enable long term stability to increase our community involvement and to include more “health and wellbeing” activities.

Our initial plans include installing a disabled toilet and enabling works to allow us to utilise the upper floor.

Just some of our Awards

2014 Prestatyn Town Council Community Awards Community Group Winners
2015 Prestatyn Town Council Community Awards Community Group Winners
2015 Wales in Bloom It’s your Neighbourhood Award Level 3.
2016 High Sheriff of Clwyd Community Group award.