Your Community Your Hub

Hub development

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Positive focus on the week ahead

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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.

Artisans Collective promise not to use your information for anything other than proving your support of our community project. All details secured by Google recaptcha.

I support Artisans Collective
Please indicate your support of Artisans Collective in their endeavours to continue supporting and developing community groups in the centre of Prestatyn

You can find out more about Artisans Collective here.

Or email us here.

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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)

Award for Artisans Collective presented by the High Sheriff of Clwyd for community work

A very proud occasion for the Artisans Collective team.

The award was presented for  “recognition of the support they give to groups across Denbighshire organising and delivering community projects that support local residents”.

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Pete, Jayne and Steve pictured with Lisa from DVSC

On a high profile evening at Theatr Clwyd Pete, Jayne and Steve were delighted to receive the community award from the High Sheriff of Clwyd Mr Jim O’Toole DL.

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Steve, Jayne and Pete receiving their award.

On an evening shared with lots of other fantastic community and voluntary organisations, lords, ladies, assembly ministers. It was great to chat with our AM Ann Jones and lots of other influential people from across North Wales.

It was great to be sharing a table with Councillor Win Mullen-James vice chair of Denbighshire County Council, Helen and Lisa from DVSC who have provided great support to our CIC amongst others.

award certificate

It was also great to meet Dave Evans of Crimebeat North Wales
who help young people develop projects which make their communities a safer place to live. Providing small grants to community-led proposals, Crimebeat supports young people to develop projects that aim to:

* Cut local crime and keep young people out of trouble
* Provide support to victims of crime
* Stimulate an interest in voluntary work
* Improve school attendance and behaviour
* Improve the quality of life in your community.