Friday, 30 July 2010


"Ultimately The Way You Lead Can Be No Better Than The Way You Live"

Judah Smith

Saturday, 24 July 2010

RHS Tatton

I was at Tatton today and I have to say that our staff have done our beautiful County proud.

The amount of leaflets that visitors were taking was incredible and I hope that this will result in many visitors coming to Conwy, I actually overheard two couples saying that it was their intention to visit Conwy in September. I hope also that the publicity in the national press and media will help attract people.

Peter Barton-Price is the genius behind this creation which is celebrating the Honey Bee and all the work that it does whilst pollinating all our plants. My hat goes off to him and his team.

After the show all the bedding plants will be auctioned and money raised will go to charity. Also Peter tells me that the Bee props will be going up to Ty Gobaith children's hospice for them to be placed in their flowerbeds. Last year the sale of the plants raised £500 for Ty Gobaith.

Sorry for the poor quality photos but my camera packed in, so I used my phone camera. I will post a better photo as soon as I can.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

RHS Tatton Park

A quick update, Conwys parks department have won "GOLD" in the flowerbed competition. I will post on this further, hopefully when I get hold of some photos. I am pleased with this result especially because I asked our tourism department to have a presence at the show handing out information regarding Conwy, winning Gold will give even more publicity for our beautiful area.

Green Flag Awards for Conwy

I can today confirm that Conwys Environment department was awarded four green flags for our parks and gardens, also our Countryside services retained a green flag for the Great Orme country park & Local Nature Reserve. My understanding is that Conwy is now Joint second in Wales for these prestigious awards. Green flag to me demonstrates our excellent parks and the facilities within them and the flag is proof that they are also nationally recognised as being up there with the best in the UK, more importantly to me these parks have management plans to continuously improve and manage them into the future.

The Parks are:

Wynn Gardens Old Colwyn (Retained)
Queens Gardens Colwyn Bay (Addition)
Bodlondeb Conwy (Addition)
Happy Valley Llandudno (Retained)
Great Orme Country Park & Local Nature Reserve (Retained)

My thanks go to all our staff, local volunteer groups and residents for making this happen.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Green Flag

Conwy County Borough Council's Parks department has entered four parks for Green Flag status this year. The Green Flag recognises Parks that are well maintained with robust management plans. I personally believe that a well maintained park can add value to the community in so many ways, healthy living, residents are encouraged to visit the Park, economically it can add to the visitor experience and educationally for our children. I also believe that a well maintained Green Flag park reduces crime as residents feel pride for their park and take ownership.

The Parks entered are:

Wynn Gardens Old Colwyn (Looking to Retain)
Queens Gardens Colwyn Bay (New Entry)
Bodlondeb Conwy (New Entry)
Happy Valley Llandudno (Looking to Retain)

All Quiet

We usually wake early to the beautiful sound of birdsong, of late it has been noticeably quiet and yesterday we found the cause!!!