Monthly Archives: September 2012

23 September 2012

The Friends of the Park were thrilled to receive a donation of Thyme plants from the Llandudno Gardening and Horticultural Society last week.  They were planted in the centre area by Jeanne and Sonia, our gardening experts who turn up every second Monday to work in the park.  They are also members of the society.

The Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).  They organise events throughout the year, the next one being a presentation titled “Snowdonia through the seasons” on 18th October 7:30pm at St David’s Methodist Church in Craig y Don.  You can contact their secretary on 07850 283805.

Having the support of organisations like this makes a great difference to the Friends of the Park.

Thank you.


CraigyDon bowlers donate bulbs to help Llandudno become Daffodil Capital of Wales

North Wales Weekly News 20 September 2012 by Judith Phillips

BOWLERS have donated bags of daffodil bulbs to help turn Llandudno into the Daffodil Capital of Wales.

Members of Craig-y-Don Bowling Club gave the bulbs to Miss Daffodil Nicol Thompson, nine, and Katie Thompson, seven, when they presented trophies to winners of the club’s Daffodil Cup last week.

Daffodil Capital of Wales chairman Deborah Thompson said: “We hadn’t expected the bulbs from the bowlers, just them having a daffodil competition was enough for us, so to be given so many bulbs too is great. They will make for a fantastic display next spring and for many years to come.”

 The campaign is cooperating with Conwy County Council to plant thousands of bulbs in the resort to create a display which they hope will attract tourists.

16 September 2012

The cars racing in the Wales Rally GB were in Llandudno this Thursday.  This was Britain’s round of the World Rally Competition, which this year is visiting Monte-Carlo, Mexico and New Zealand amongst others; so we were definitely part of an international phenomenon.

Wales Rally GB’s origins date back to 1932 and for many years was known as the RAC Rally.  It has followed many different routes and is famous for its gravel-based forest stages.  This year it started in Llandudno and finished in Cardiff.

The race finished on Sunday.  The winner was Jari-Matti Latvala with co-driver Miikka Anttila in their Ford Fiesta.  They finished 27.8 seconds ahead of Sebastien Loeb in a Citroen.


Friends of the Park are meeting on Tuesday 18th September.  County Hotel from 8pm.  Everyone is welcome

9 September 2012

The Friends of the park were offered great support by businesses and other organisations of Craig y Don at last week’s party in the park.  Some of this was practical, like the use of van provided by Town and Country Carpets and loan of gazebos and tables by Queen Elizabeth Court.  Others gave prizes for the raffle and auction including Tommy’s Hair Company, the manor hotel, Fortes, The Imperial Hotel, Carlos and Cooperative.  And others came along and added to the atmosphere by having a stall.

The businesses of Craig y Don a certainly are big part of the community, providing goods and services to local residents and creating a reason for other people to visit.  I hope we can foster a closer relationship over the coming months.  Part of this will be via a business directory on our website; which is currently being rolled out at


The Friends of the Park are holding an open meeting on Tuesday 18th September at the County Hotel starting 8pm.  Everyone welcome.

2 September 2012

This year’s Party in the Park was a great success, again. Great to see so many people enjoying themselves and supporting the Friends of the Park. Also, the involvement of local charities and businesses made it a real community event.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support and to those who worked so hard with the organisation and on the day. It is events like these that really make a difference. It is not just the fact that some money was raised that will be spent on improving the park; but also that the community spirit is boosted to such a great extent.