Help Artisans Collective design a community hub – your hub in the centre of Prestatyn.

Currently we are based in a 1965 former library which closed as it was not fit for purpose as a public library anymore.

As a lot of you know over the past 3 years we have developed in to a community hub, due to demand from our users and the local community. All with limited funding and always working on a 2 month rolling lease with our County Council

We have always been community led. Now we need to prove that for the next stage of our development.

Funders such as the National lottery state:

“We believe that the following three approaches are vital to help us achieve our mission and address inequality in Wales. We want all activity we fund to embrace these.
People-led – we want the people who will benefit from, or be affected by your project to be meaningfully involved in the development, design and delivery of your activity.
Strengths-based – we want to encourage organisations to make the most of, and build on, the skills and experiences of people and strengths within communities.
Connected – we want to know that you have a good understanding of what others are doing locally, that what you’re doing complements and adds to this, and that you have working relationships with other relevant groups.”

We hope that you will help Artisans design/develop a community hub fit for the communities needs.

So to kick off here is what we think are essentials for the current building:

  • First and foremost new toilets including disabled and baby changing cubicles.
  • Fire Escape route for Upstairs
  • Vertical transport to allow upstairs access for less able citizens.

We have lots more plans and ideas it will be interesting to see what other community members think.

Please leave your comments below, not just about the building but for instance what other types of activities you would like to see.

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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  1. Incorporate an offa’s Dyke micro museum /displays of its history/rolling video /footage of the route within?

  2. Disability access, toilets etc excellent. Here are a few suggestions for the future. Depression Busting Course, Mindfulness Course, Basic Sewing (understanding patterns etc, I could lend you three machines, PAT testing required), Caring For Your Pet (Children), Plant Up a Window Box (great for all individuals, Learning Disability therefore fully inclusive, I could lend you a gazebo for outside), After School Supported Reading Sessions, staffed by volunteers (all CRB checked), this also provides children to speak of any worries and an opportunity to converse therefore supporting verbal communication skills. Invited speakers/workshops e.g. script writing, writing for film and television, how to get an agent etc (I know someone in the industry). Life Saving Skills (At. John’s Ambulance), Cardiac Recovery Sessions (staffed by Occupational Therapist), Drug Awareness. I could go on and on. Keep up the good work.

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