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December 2015 update

Read on to find out more...

Please note, there will be no Friday meeting at Pentre Newydd on 25th December 2015 and 1st January 2016
Meetings will resume as normal on Friday 8th January.
Christmas Meal
Our annual Christmas meal will be taking place on Thursday 10th December at 12:00 noon. The venue will again be the Orme View Restaurant at Llandrillo College. If you have not booked your place yet but would like to attend you will need to be quick and contact David Bird ASAP.
If you're coming, don't forget your 'Secret Santa' present...
A couple of members enjoying a joke at the 2014 Christmas meal

A couple of members enjoying a joke at the 2014 Christmas meal.


Digital Photo Group
Please note that due to the Christmas dinner taking place next Thursday 10th Dec, there will be no meeting of the photo group this week. 


More Diary Dates
The following speakers are scheduled to talk at our Friday morning meeting at Pentre Nywydd:

18th Dec 15 - Frank Bradbury, Mayor of Llandudno
Note there will be no Friday meetings over Christmas and the New Year, 25th & 1st both fall on a Friday
8th Jan 16 - Hillary Roberts, Unllais
15th Jan 16 - Pyrography Practice with Brian Hall
22nd Jan 16 - Rachel Brown, Solicitor
29th Jan 16 - Helen or David from TPAS Cymru on energy saving in the home
26th Feb 16 - Richard Cynan-Jones talking about photography

Keep your eye on the noticeboard at Pentre Newydd where any updates to this list will be posted.

Some of our members enjoying their Monday morning cooking lesson courtesy of Communities First.


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A number of members have been benefiting from some free Facebook training on Wednesday mornings, courtesy of CVSC. This is a three to four week course with the next one due to start in the New Year on Jan 6th. If you would like to put your name down please let us know so your name can be added to the list.


Rhiw Road Premises
Activities at Rhiw Road are continuing apace and we now have a fully equipped woodworking workshop having just purchased a brand new Jet lathe. The wood turning is proving extremely popular and we may soon need another lathe if the interest continues.
Monday afternoons still sees the Ukulele Group singing their hearts out. We have recently played at a number of venues with more planned before Christmas (including at our own Christmas Meal at the Orme View).
Thursday morning is the Digital Photography group and there is plenty of room for more members to join this group. If you are interested, just turn up on Thursdays at 10:00am (not this Thursday though because of the Christmas Meal).
Norman, our Treasurer, has won another cup for his woodturning, this time at the Llandegai club
Norman, our Treasurer, has won another cup for his woodturning, this time at the Llandegai club, so congratulations to Norman - again.

Please note, there will be no Friday meeting at Pentre Newydd on 25th December 2015 and 1st January 2016
Meetings will resume as normal on Friday 8th January.


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October 2015 update

The Colwyn Shed is really going from strength to strength. We now have a total of 71 members with an approximate 50% regular attendance across our various meetings. There is a lot going on with Men's Sheds across North Wales in general with active sheds now established in the following towns:

Colwyn Bay website facebook
Denbigh website facebook
Llandudno website 
Llanrwst facebook
Prestatyn website facebook
Rhyl website facebook

Saturday 10th October saw the very first ShedFest in north Wales with members from across the region coming together for what turned out to be a fantastic day. Hosted by the guys from the Denbigh Shed, it was a great opportunity to meet people from other sheds and even included entertainment from the award winning Colwyn Shedders Ukulele Band.

Thursday 22 October (just 2 days away) sees the official opening of the Llanrwst Shed at 11:30am. The venue is Golygfa Gwydyr, Plough Street, Llanrwst, LL26 0AG (the building is in the car park opposite the Co-op). The opening will be followed by refreshments and I have it on good authority that Megan's famous bacon butties will in abundance :)

The Colwyn Bay Men's Shed now has a fully equipped workshop for members' use at our new premises in Rhiw Road. We have the following meetings at Rhiw Road which are open to all members:

Monday 2:00pm until 4:00pm Ukulele practice
Wednesday 11:00am until 3:00pm General workshop activities
Thursday 10:00am until 12:00 noon Digital Photography workshop (please note that the Thursday meeting is cancelled this week only as Alan Foulkes has the flu and other members are attending the Llanrwst shed opening).

We also continue to hold our regular Friday meetings at Pentre Newydd in Old Colwyn from 10:00am until 12:00 noon. Events in the coming weeks include the following:

October 30th - Tina Earley, Bay of Colwyn Council Town Clerk
November 6th - Richard Cynan Jones talking about an interesting photographic topic
November 13th - Presentation by Detective Constable Nick Hawe on the latest Cyber-Crime scams
November 27th - Presentation by Mostyn Gallery from Llandudno

We also have our 2nd Xmas dinner on Thursday 10th December at Llandrillo College. This was a real blast last year and promises to be bigger and better this year. Please speak to Committee Member, David Bird to book you place.

If you have yet to visit us in Colwyn Bay then there has never been a better time than the present. These are exiting times for Men's Sheds in north Wales generally and Colwyn Bay in particular and I look forward to the future with relish..!


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August 2015 update

I am sure you are aware of all that's been going on at Colwyn Bay Men's Shed recently, especially if you've been reading the local press.
As you may know our new premises on Rhiw Road were opened on 11 June 2015 by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM. Also present at the opening was Mayor of Colwyn Bay Cllr Sibani Roy plus representatives from the Town Council, CVSC and Cartrefi Conwy, who have all been an enormous help to our group. Of course, we mustn't forget all our members who attended the event together with wives and partners. It was a turning point in our short history and the start of exciting times ahead.

Opeing of workshop 11 Jun 2015 by Communities Minister Lesley Griffith AM
Opeing of workshop 11 Jun 2015 by Communities Minister Lesley Griffith AM


Opening Times
Rhiw Road

  • Monday 2:00pm to 4:00pm Ukulele Group practice
  • Tuesday 9:00am to 1:00pm Workshop Activities
  • Wednesday 11:00am to 3:00pm Workshop Activities
  • Thursday 10:00am to 12:00 noon Digital Photo Group
  • Friday meeting is held at Pentre Newydd in Old Colwyn 10:00am to 12:00 noon

Up coming diary events held at Pentre Newydd in Old Colwyn unless stated otherwise

Fri Sept 4th - Older People's Commissioner's Engagement Officer
Thu Sept 10th - Pimp my Ukulele at Gwanwyn Festival, Cardiff
Fri Sep 11th - free session
Fri Sep 18th - Consultation with Magan Rose-Taylor from Community Voice
Fri Sep 25th - free session
Thu Oct 1st - Cartrefi Conwy Older Persons Day, Venue Cymru
Fri Oct 2nd - Strictly Shed Dancing - David Bird
Fri Oct 9th - free session
Sat Oct 10th - Shed Fest in Denbigh, more details to follow
Fri Oct 16th - free session
Fri Oct 23rd - Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr Frank Bradfield
Fri Oct 30th - free session
Fri Nov 6th - Richard Cynan Jones on an interesting photo topic


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May 2015

Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

Only Four Days To Go..!

We Need Your Vote

Just a quick reminder that there are only four days to go before the voting for this community fund grant from Aviva closes. I am sure you will agree, with £5,000 up for grabs we really don't want to miss this opportunity.

Unfortunately we have so far only received 566 votes up to tonight so we need to have another push to get this number much higher.

Each person has ten votes in total and they can all be used for the same project. If you have not yet voted please do so now by following this link:

If clicking the link doesn't work for you just copy and paste the whole link into the address bar of your browser. You can also click the image above.

If you have voted but still have votes left, there is still time to use the remainder for our project.

I would like to thank you for your continued support of Colwyn Bay Men's Shed, which is going from strength to strength. Our new workshop will be open for use in early June so stay tuned for updates in the next couple of weeks.


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May 2015

Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

Please Vote For Us

Help us raise much needed funds 

You can help us to raise funds by simply going to the Aviva webpage and voting for us.

You will need to register but this is a simple process which takes just a couple of minutes and really would be appreciated. There's £2,500 up for grabs for use in our local community so please share this with everyone you know. Get your friends and family involved too, forward this email to everyone you know. It doesn't matter where in the country they live, they can still vote for Colwyn Bay Mens Shed.

Thank you for your valued support


Watch this space for an email announcing the much anticipated opening of our new workshop.


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February 2015 Newsletter
Fancy getting your hands dirty?

We have acquired some free wood (see photos below) but it has quite a few nails, screws and other bits of metal in it that need to be removed before we can put it to good use. If you can help, please contact me to make arrangements.

Many thanks in advance.

 Free wood Feb 2015

Free wood Feb 2015


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