Positive focus on the week ahead


Focussing on the positive

Today amongst lots of other things we will be focusing and preparing for lots of positive voluntary things happening at Artisans Collective CIC at the Old Library Prestatyn in the next few days:

Men’s Shed Prestatyn
Coffee Pod bereavement group
Maria Grow Wild Wales evening
Aimee Renee Art page group
Junior GP’s meeting
Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community drop in and other activities
Junior Artisans
Project progress Meeting with HGC Dinbych Arfordirol ac Abergele / NWP Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele, various Denbighshire County Council departments and others.
Hopefully adding a meeting with Chris Ruane MP

We need your support

Due to the fact that Denbighshire County Council last week put the Old Library in Prestatyn on the open marketplace. We are now looking for your support in helping us continue our “not for profit” community work and support.

We have created a very simple form for you to complete. Which allows you to register the fact that you support our efforts to continue.

We are only asking for your name, email and postcode. It would be nice if you did leave a comment.

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Support keeps on coming in

Support from our MP

Your support is amazing.

This week we have had lots more support and assistance coming in, including attending another meeting organised by our MP Chris Ruane in Rhyl.

The meeting for voluntary organisations was about fundraising in The Vale of Clwyd. Denbighshire County Council, The National Lottery and DVSC were all represented and spoke about their organisations.

On Thursday we will be presenting at a major conference at Theatr Clwyd. It will be good to spread the word about our work here in Prestatyn.

Made in North Wales Social Prescribing Conference

26 October 2017

Support 2025Conference Overview

One approach to challenging avoidable health inequalities is Social Prescribing. An approach that sees us using our community and social assets collaboratively to respond to the growing demand for non-clinical help that can impact positively on our health and wellbeing.

The ‘Made in North’ Social Prescribing Conference will: 

  • Provide a platform and network for Social Prescribing; launch the initial model/approach across the region; becoming a catalyst for change and mechanism for capturing and evidencing the impact
  • Demonstrate what is already actively being delivered across the region and learn from those approaches
  • Innovatively engage and provide space for attendees to be creative with our approaches and evolve these together
  • Create opportunities to collaborate across sectors, and share learning & debate
  • Use our community and social assets more effectively, complementing the clinical model and supporting GP’s
  • Deepen understanding of Social Prescribing and the regional and local approaches across North Wales.

This event will be of interest to

  • GPs – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Health professionals (physical & mental health) in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Patients / and Service User Groups
  • Health Board Members
  • Local authority staff – local, national and wider UK
  • Housing association staff – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Universities (Academics and students)
  • Third sector /social enterprise / providers of social prescribing activities – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Public Service Board Across North Wales
  • Private Sector organisations with an interest in social responsibility (including emerging BCorps)


Prestatyn The Old Library, Art Craft and Heritage Centre will have FOR SALE signs up as from next week.

We have met with DCC this morning and after 3 full years of being tenants the building is going on to the open market.

Due to the terms of our tenancy we had not been able to apply for funding to ensure longevity of our community activities, as we could not guarantee that we would always have premises to continue.

We have fought to get a two months notice period from DCC, but would love to be able to raise funding to enable us to purchase and renovate the building for further use as a community hub.

Any support that comes our way will be much appreciated.

The Wonderful World of Fungi

Join course leaders Anthony Manrique and Emma Stevens to gain some insights into the lives of fungi. Anthony and Emma will explain what fungi are, why they matter and dazzle us with interesting facts about their lifestyle. This course is aimed at the those who are new to the fascinating world of fungi Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available behind the venue is available and Prestatyn train station is a 5 minute walk with regular trains.  There are also regular buses stopping nearby. No need to print the ticket – just give your name when you arrive. About Grow Wild – Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign, bringing people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through us millions of people are doing something positive where they live; connecting with wild flowers, plants and places around them, taking notice of nature, getting active, learning new things and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm. We believe that this simple act of creativity can turn spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wildlife havens; encouraging people to care for and delight in the nature around them. About Anthony and Emma.  Between them they run Hyphae Shroomery in Cardigan where they are cultivating value from waste; growing oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds & brewery waste. They first became interested in fungi when they saw a mushroom pop out of the ground on a farm they were working on in the high Andes in Peru. Since then, they’ve been learning as much as possible and following where the fungi lead.

Source: The Wonderful World of Fungi