OP BANG on our 4th Anniversary in the Old Library

OP BANG Prestatyn

OP BANG is such a great idea and we are so pleased to be working with our local policing team in Prestatyn and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Alongside Prestatyn Town Council. During the Spooktacular town event this Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Artisans Collective will be providing a puppet show, Dr Who exhibition and lots more at The Old Library on Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn.

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We are so proud to be working again with North Wales Police in Prestatyn

Local policing teams across Conwy and Denbighshire are busy in their communities. Helping to organise a number of fun events for young people over Halloween and Bonfire night.

OPBANG with our PCSO's in Prestatyn

In conjunction with key partners, a variety of activities are beening held and are set to get underway having been arranged as part of the BANG (Be A Nice Guy) campaign. Which aims to help ensure that that youngsters have an enjoyable and safe time.

Op Bang with Tim

Once again funding has been made available from Arson Reduction Team, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police in partnership with the Police and Community Trust (PACT). The events have been arranged to continue up until Friday, November 7.

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We are proud to have received funding from PACT to benefit our community.

About PACT and OP BANG

The North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT) was launched in 1998 to support community initiatives. Particularly those in which the Police are involved, which aim to improve the quality of life by reducing crime and fear of crime in all the communities of North Wales.

PACT encourages applications from community and voluntary groups, in partnership with their Neighbourhood Policing Teams. That will have a positive impact in local communities and encourage a safer environment and increased quality of life.

We are committed to supporting local community projects that meet our objectives and help to have a positive impact.

At Artisans Collective we believe that we have the same objectives and ethos as PACT. OP BANG helps us provide something together to improve our community life.

RHS Britain in Bloom 2018

RHS Britain in bloom site from above

We would like to give a huge thanks to Prestatyn in Bloom for including 3 of our projects plus a visit to Prestatyn Mens Shed in this years RHS WalesInBloom event.

Last year the RHS judge commented “I could drive the route myself” as Prestatyn was presenting similar things each year.

Not this year mate!

With 3 transformational projects included in the entry this year and the additional pressure of the BBC wanting to film things developing constantly, it has been quite a task and a lot of pressure put on volunteers.

Poppy made by Artisans Collective and the silent solider ready for RHS in Bloom 2018 at Pendre Gardens

The Poppy made by ourselves alongside the silent soldier at Pendre Parc

Our project partners HGC Dinbych Arfordirol ac Abergele / NWP Denbighshire Coastal and AbergeleHealthy Prestatyn Iach / Healthy Rhuddlan IachTai Sir Ddinbych – Denbighshire Housing, and Denbighshire Countryside Service have all been fantastic with their valuable time helping the Morfa Gateway project progress.

We have also had some great help for the Prestatyn Dementia Friendly garden from Steve Griffiths Plants on Prestatyn Market.

Filming with the BBC for the RHS Britain in Bloom series.
Filming with the BCC for RHS Britain in Bloom

The volunteers from different organisations across the area have been great including Hedgehog Help PrestatynDyserth WIPrestatyn & District Environment AssociationPrestatyn High School. Citizens in our wider community who just turn up and graft to benefit others are all heroes.

We have to mention the unending support of Denbighshire County Councilstreet scene team, without them we could not have achieved any of the work that the judge was really impressed with yesterday. WendyMark and Paulthank you so much and please pass on our thanks to the rest of the team.

Lots of people walk past and say how much they love the transformation at the Morfa Gateway Project which to us is proof we are going in the right direction.

Thanks also to Greggs who have help fund part of the Morfa Gateway Project project via #GreenerWithGreggs