Creu Conwy – Creating the Spark, a Cultural Strategy for Conwy County Borough 2021-2026

Have your say on the new cultural strategy for Conwy county. Creu Conwy – Creating the Spark; A Cultural Strategy for Conwy County 2021-2026 is the foundation of the City of Culture bid, and the Council are now embarking on a period of public consultation. Conwy County Council have been working on a new Cultural Strategy that will deliver their priority that Conwy is a County where culture, heritage and the Welsh language thrive. The ideas in the strategy have emerged from conversations with organisations and individuals across the region over the last two years, but it is very much a work in progress. Now it is the turn of […]

Update on universal guidance and Action Cards

Please be advised that a series of ACTION CARDS have been published.  These are quick summary guides to support various sectors and align to the universal guidance that is also published. Main Action Card “Homepage”:  ENG: https://gov.wales/reasonable-measures-action-cards-businesses-and-organisations-coronavirus and CYM: https://llyw.cymru/cardiau-gweithredu-mesurau-rhesymol-ar-gyfer-busnesau-sefydliadau-coronafeirws They include: 1.     Retail premises 2.     Hospitality venues, 3.     Events 4.     Close Contact services, 5.     Places of Worship 6.     Tourism businesses such as accommodation, visitor attractions etc 7.     Nightclubs music venues and adult entertainment venues Events: ENG: https://gov.wales/events-potential-reasonable-measures-action-card-coronavirus and CYM: https://llyw.cymru/digwyddiadau-cerdyn-gweithredu-mesurau-rhesymol-posibl-coronafeirws A reminder that the Core Universal Guidance which was published when Wales went into Alert Level Zero on Saturday 7th August 2021 is listed as below. These are all bilingual and printable. ·       Core Universal Guidance for Public: https://gov.wales/alert-level-0-guidance-public https://llyw.cymru/lefel-rhybudd-0-canllawiau-ir-cyhoedd ·       Core Universal Guidance for Businesses, Employers, Organisations, […]

Alert level 0: guidance for employers, businesses and organisations

What businesses, employers, organisations, activity and events organisers in Wales must do at alert level 0. Below is a summary of what this means for Tourism & Hospitality at alert level zero:   All businesses and premises will be able to reopen, including nightclubs.No legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events.No legal requirement for 2m social distancing, table service or controlled entry and instead these are now some of the reasonable measures that a business should consider.Collecting details for Test, Trace, Protect in all businesses will also no longer be required by law and is instead a reasonable measure that should be considered […]

Wales moves to alert level zero

At alert level zero, all restrictions on meeting with others will be removed and all businesses will be able to open. But some important protections will continue to be in place to give everyone the confidence to enjoy the summer ahead. These include: Everyone must continue to isolate for 10 days if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have a positive test result.Face coverings will continue to be required in most indoor public places in Wales, including on public transport, in shops and in healthcare settings. There will be exemptions for people who cannot wear them, as there are currently.All those responsible for premises open to the public and […]

Llanrwst welcomes launch of new holiday lodge park ‘Rwst’

Llanrwst welcomes launch of new holiday lodge park ‘Rwst’

Luxurious 22-lodge park opens its doors as North Wales is named UK’s most popular staycation destination NORTH WALES: The picturesque market town of Llanrwst is welcoming the launch of ‘Rwst’, a luxurious new holiday lodge park. The £1.8million development opened its doors to its first guests earlier this week, just as North Wales topped the charts as the UK’s most popular staycation destination. Rwst occupies a prime location on the edge of the historic town, with scenic views across the River Conwy to the Gwydir Forest and Snowdonia mountains beyond. The park, which is a high-end redevelopment of the much-loved Trem Gwydir holiday village, includes twenty-two five-star holiday lodges, with […]

North Wales NHS leaders urge tourists to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff

North Wales NHS leaders urge tourists to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff

As tourists and day trippers descend on North Wales this summer, NHS leaders urge them to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff. As part of the Welsh Government’s Help Us, Help You campaign, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board asks visitors to think twice before attending an Emergency Department or calling 999 with non-life-threatening conditions. Please share the below posts on your social media platform using the hashtag #HelpUsHelpYou to support the Help Us, Help You campaign. Post 1 As many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ rather than travelling abroad this summer, we are encouraging visitors to North Wales to think twice before attending our Emergency Departments or calling […]

The Earl is back, and in a new livery

The Earl is back, and in a new livery

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR) welcomed one of its original locomotives back to the line on Monday 26th July, in a lvery it has not worn for more than 70 years. Identical twins? ‘The Earl’ and ‘The Countess’ pose together on 28th July before one goes into service and the other on display. Photo: Tim Abbott/W&LLR Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T ‘The Earl’, built in Manchester in 1902, had been sent to the Vale of Rheidol Railway (VoR) for a major overhaul in 2019, following the expiry of the locomotive’s 10-year ‘boiler ticket’. The most extensive work carried out on the engine for many years included a complete dismantling, and […]