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Prestatyn Town Council Overview

Prestatyn Town Council is the grassroots level of local government and is accountable and directly represent the residents of Prestatyn and Meliden. Prestatyn Town Council operates in a centrally based office on Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn which is open to the public Monday to Thursday 9am – 4.30pm and Fridays 9am – 4pm. The office is also closed daily from 1 – 1.30pm for lunch.
Our mission is to serve the community of Prestatyn and Meliden and continue to improve the quality of life for residents and to enhance the attractiveness of the town as a place to live, work, visit or invest. Both Members and Staff will promote closer working relationship with stakeholders to enhance the local environment and engender greater community pride.

Prestatyn Town Council Objectives:

Staff and Members

Prestatyn Town Council currently employs 2 full time members of staff and 4 part time members of staff.
There are eighteen elected Town Councillors who are unpaid volunteers and are elected on a 4 year term represent different wards in the town. From the 18 elected Town Councillors, 8 of them are also Denbighshire County Councillors which allows them to represent Prestatyn and Meliden at the County Council meetings. There is also a Mayor and Deputy mayor, who are selected internally by the Councillors at an AGM and whose function is to represent the council at both community and civic events.
Council meets regularly with full council meetings and subcommittee meetings. The Full Council meets every two months and is chaired by the Mayor of Prestatyn. The committees consist of a Finance and Management Committee, Community Development and Regeneration Committee and a Town Planning Committee and each committee has a different Chair and Vice Chair who are selected from the Town Councillors on an annual basis.

Services

Town Council are accountable for the following services in the town:

  • Bus Shelters
  • Street furniture e.g. benches, bins, noticeboards
  • Children Holiday Play Schemes
  • Pendre Memorial Gardens
  • Free Top Central Car Park
  • Community Centres
  • Community Grants
  • Environmental Projects
  • Funding School Swimming Lessons
  • Joint Health Initiatives
  • Christmas Trees and festive lighting
  • Contact Point for Prestatyn Town Councillors and Mayor
  • Town Events
  • Liaison and assistance for Local Businesses
  • Liaison for between residents and Denbighshire County Council
  • Tourism information
  • Collaborate other organisations – Walking for Health, Winners Scheme, Prestatyn in Bloom, Prestatyn Business Forum

For information on any of the above services please contact Prestatyn Town Council customer services on 01745 857185 or email janice.taylor@prestatyntc.co.uk

PRESTATYN COAT OF ARMS

Barry wavy of six azure and or, on a mount in base vert a castle triple towered, on a chief argent rose gules barbed and seeded between two sprigs of oak fructed proper.

CREST

Out of a circlet azure charged with three crescents or a demi dragon gules supporting a tree stock raguly in bend proper. Mantled azure doubled or.

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SHIELD

The shield combines the history and topography of Prestatyn. Blue and gold waves represent the sea and sands, and the grassy mound represents the local uplands. The castle is an heraldically stylized one referring to the strongholds that have indicated the strategic position of Prestatyn from pre-Norman days until the late thirteenth century, under the lordship of the Banastres and Crèvecoeurs. For many generations Prestatyn and Meliden were held by the Conwy family now represented by Lord Langford. A principle emblem in the Conwy arms is a red rose , and this appears at the head of the shield to commemorate the long association of the Conwy family with the town. The rose is also an obvious allusion to the fame of Prestatyn as the ‘Rose Town of North Wales’ and, with two sprigs of oak referring to the abundant woodlands, especially Coed-yr-Esgob and Coed Bell, suggests the natural amenities which are so characteristic of Prestatyn.

CREST

Above the shield is the closed helm proper to civic arms, with its decorative mantling in the basic colours of the shield, the blue and gold of the sea and sands. Upon the helm is the crest. At the base a blue circlet with three gold crescents alludes to the rapid growth of this seaside town, and from it rises a derivative of the device formerly used in the Council’s seal—a tree-trunk supported by the Welsh dragon, shown as he appears in the crest of Clwyd.

MOTTO

‘CYNYDDAF A LLAWENYCHAF’ – ‘I GROW AND I REJOICE’ (from Seneca’s “Epistulae”)

The Arms were designed by H. Ellis Tomlinson, M.A., F.H.S., granted to the Urban District Council on September 2nd 1964, and transferred to the Town Council on December 10th 1975 under the provisions of the local Government Act 1972.