Monthly Archives: October 2012

21 October 2012

The Friends of the Park were very pleased to receive a cheque this week for £300 from the Co-operative Community Fund grant.  The money is raised by members of Co-operative earning points every time they buy products or services.  Local area committees then meet to decide which community, voluntary, or self-help groups should receive support.

Projects are selected that carry out positive work in the community.  The committee decides how well they:

  • address a community issue
  • provide a good long-term benefit to the community
  • support co-operative values and principles
  • ideally be innovative in its approach.

Our request was to help make sure people are kept informed of what is happening in the park so that more of the community can benefit.


14 October 2012

The signs that appeared outside of Ysgol Craig y Don school over the summer are a very positive step to protecting the safety of our children.  All schools are busy these days at dropping off and picking up times, and Craig y Don is no exception.

Of course there have always been yellow zig zag lines painted on the road outside of the school.  The Highway Code makes it clear that these mean the entrance of the school must be kept clear of stationary vehicles, even if picking up or setting down children.  Unfortunately a few people have chosen to ignore this, with some doing it every day.

Just to be clear – cars stopped outside of school put children in danger


Good Salon Guide gives five star rating to Craigydon hairdresser

North Wales Weekly News 11 October 2012 by Judith Phillips

A PRESTIGIOUS guide has awarded five stars to a hairdressing salon.

The Good Salon Guide has awarded the accolade to Ash Hairdressing, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno, after a visit by its inspectors.

Dawson Penn, chairman of the Good Salon Guide, said: “I am delighted that Ash Hairdressing has succeeded in reaching the standards required to become a member of the Good Salon Guide.

“The Good Salon Guide highlights the professional status of hairdressers and will ensure clients have confidence in their choice of hairdresser.”

 Emma Adamson, owner of Ash Hairdressing, commented: “The Good Salon Guide is the long awaited measure that enables clients to know their hairdresser is a true professional. We are delighted to have achieved independent recognition of this salon’s standards.”

Craigydon kitchen design company wins retail award

North Wales Weekly News 11 October 2012 by Judith Phillips

A KITCHEN design company has been named the best in the North West of England and North Wales.

Hinton Interiors in Craig-y-Don, which also installs kitchens, has received the award of best retailer in the region from Wigan based bespoke furniture manufacturers Rosecourt.

Hinton Interiors owner Gilbert Gillan said it showed small independent retailers can succeed.

“We received this award for our consistency of orders combined with the quality of our designs and attention to detail. Every kitchen we design and sell is made to order and we still manage to be competitive against the multinational DIY retailers,” he commented.

CraigyDon croquet club vandalised three times in one weekend

North Wales Weekly News 4 October 2012

MEMBERS of a recently formed croquet club were shocked to find a shed used to store their equipment had been vandalised three times over the weekend.

The metal shed next to Craig-y-Don Community Centre was only erected recently by members of the club which was formed at the end of June.

Club chairman Jack Pattenden said they were shocked when they discovered the damage.

“There were three separate incidents over the weekend. The rear and side walls were kicked in and the metal frame had been pulled away from the bolts securing it in one place.

“What is even more shocking is that the last incident took place on Saturday in broad daylight. Members had been playing on the green until 12.30pm and then returned at 3.30pm to find the damage.

“People were in the community centre and playing tennis on the courts nearby but no one heard or saw anything,” he said.

The club has insurance, but worries that it will have to pay a proportion of the cost of the repairs.

“As we’re such a new club we’re not rolling in funds so this is a real worry for us,” he added.

Mr Pattenden appealed to anyone who might have seen anyone acting suspiciously near the old public bowling green on Queen’s Road to contact North Wales Police.