What a way to celebrate.

Artisans Collective celebrate two years of their residency of the Old Library. 
CelebrateIt was four years ago that Artisans Collective first worked with Prestatyn Town Council on their Spooktacular event. During the town’s Totally-Locally campaign. 

This year we carried out our fourth halloween event in conjunction with Prestatyn Town Council.  However this year funding came in a number of different ways.

George and Steve celebrateWe are fortunate to have a very proactive community policing team in North Wales. Via PACT funding they supported a number of activities at The Old Library in Prestatyn and via the town council across the town centre.

Artisans Collective used a portion of their Celebrate funding from The National Lottery to facilitate other aspects of the day. Which included a ghost walk with local historian Harry Thomas.

celebrate Harry Thomas

The previous day we had the pleasure of showing the judges of the Great British High St awards around the Old Library and discussed town events.  

This event brought lots of footfall and a great community spirit to the town. Hundreds of people took part in the treasure hunt which involved 25 high st businesses.

The North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT)

North Wales Police CelebrateLaunched 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.

Celebrate Wales National Lottery Funding

Six out of ten people surveyed say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. The Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this with our Celebrate programme.

They offered grants of between £250 and £2,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

You could also celebrate something from your community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it’s a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.


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 electro-mechanical.peteharrison.co.uk

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