National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2016

National Lottery Good Causes Awards in Glasgow and London.

During August and September fortunately we were invited by Grow Wild to attend events to celebrate. They were voted by the public to be Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Awards 2016!

Below is a video of including our Peter representing our community in Prestatyn.

Filming was carried out at the Scottish flagship site at Barrhead near Glasgow.

On September 9th 2016 Pete attended TV studios in London. Representing Artisans Collective as one of Grow Wild’s community groups. Which was a fantastic honour.

The National Lottery Awards show was hosted by John Barrowman. The glittering award show which celebrates the work of the nation’s favourite lottery-funded projects.

Presenting the awards at this star-studded event are Ainsley Harriott, Ralf Little, Anita Rani and Kimberly Wyatt, as well as many more big names.

There was also music from pop sensation Nathan Sykes, plus a big finale with the presentation of the Special Achievement Award.
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It was a fantastic networking event as well as a celebration of all things good about the National Lottery good causes. It is nice to think that at a local level the campaign has involved so many community groups in Prestatyn.

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Artisans Collective Promoting Prestatyn

promoting Prestatyn

A fantastic week promoting Prestatyn.

We have had a great week promoting our home town of Prestatyn, it’s community and businesses.

One highlight was TV coverage on ITV Friday evening news in a feature about Wales in Bloom.

We must be doing something right to be getting comments like:

On Twitter  “Just watched the fabulous of on . looked great”. From Grow Wild.

During the week we also held a very good steering group meeting for Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community and another Dementia Friends Awareness Session at The Old Library.

It is an absolute pleasure working with our local businesses and community groups in a non political way for the good of our locality.

We look forward to the coming week as we are hosting the art section of the Prestatyn Flower Show. Also taking part ourselves with our Grow Wild, Mens Shed and Dementia friendly areas.

Thank you to everybody locally that has supported us during the past week in our endeavours to spread the word about how great our town is.

A Good Week in bloom at the Old Library in Prestatyn

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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

July 2016 Update Going Wild About Wales In Bloom

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July is a blooming good time in Prestatyn.

This July our Grow Wild Voluntary Arts Week and Prestatyn Dementia Friendly community spaces are included in our towns RHS Wales in Bloom entry.

The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign supports local 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.

The It’s Your Neighbourhood Award is a non competitive category and motivates communities in Wales who have not entered the Wales in Bloom Campaign before.

The Benefits are
  • A stronger sense of Community
  • Cleaner and Greener surroundings
  • A safer environment
  • Healthier and happier neighbourhoods with less litter and more attractive green spaces
  • Community engagement in environmentally sustainable practises
  • Reduced anti-social behaviour.
lovelivelocal july logoBusiness

During July and the coming months we are taking part in #lovelivelocal an exciting new campaign from Denbighshire County Council, Economic Development Department.

Encouraging people to use their local shops and services. Also to share their positive experiences of Denbighshire as a fantastic place to shop.

The #LoveLiveLocal 2016 campaign celebrates the diverse and vibrant shopping experiences we have in our County.

The campaign encourages consumers to use the hashtag #LoveLiveLocal to promote businesses in Denbighshire across all social networking platforms.

Health and Wellbeing

Dementia Friendly Prestatyn continues gathering pace and on July 1st we gained 6 more local dementia champions.

Over 100 people have now attended awareness sessions at the Old Library.

Local national retailers such as Boots and Prestatyn high st businesses have all attended the sessions and are helping to spread the word.

A lot of our groups and activities are now on the Dewis Wales website

It is the place for information about well-being in Wales.

They have information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help!