Fantastic week with In Bloom, Dementia Friendly Community and The Great British High Street

We must have had one of our best weeks ever at Artisans Collective. The RHS Wales In Bloom and “Its your Community” played a big part.

We also had great news from the Alzheimer’s Society and the team behind The Great British High Street.

On Tuesday evening the assessor from the Royal Horticultural Society visited the Old Library site to view our entry.

The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) campaign supports community groups in cleaning up and greening up their immediate local environment.

Whether that’s the street they live in, or a small patch of communal land needing a revamp.

She seemed impressed but we will have to wait a few months for the results.

Wednesday saw Prestatyn entered in The Wales in Bloom Competition.

All of our spaces were judged in our towns Wales In Bloom entry. We had even greater involvement as Steve was one of the people transporting the team across town.
Here is a quick video taken on Thursday 14th July 2016

It was Great showing off all of our community groups work.

Also on Wednesday it was confirmed by the Alzheimer’s Society that Prestatyn has met the foundation criteria for the process to become a dementia friendly community.

Even more good news

As if that was not enough we were contacted by the government team that run The Great British High Street Campaign. Who asked us to work with them promoting the 2016 initiative.

They have told us that “It would be great to promote the competition using Prestatyn as a prime example of the Great British High St”

Our team helped lead the Totally Locally Prestatyn campaign Three years ago. It is nearly Two years ago that we opened Prestatyn The Old Library, Art Craft and Heritage Centre as a community hub.

This year we are chairing and facilitating the Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community agenda.

It is nice to be recognised as a voluntary group that has the best intentions and the wish to promote our town at every opportunity.

Not just Prestatyn in bloom

Published by Peter Harrison

Volunteer Director at Artisans Collective CIC in Prestatyn. Chair of Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community. Honorary President of Prestatyn Mens’s  Shed.
Time Served Engineer & Multi championship winning ex racing driver who loves all things

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