Clwb Hwyl Hwyr

A group of youngsters from Prestatyn who gave the grounds of a local Church a new lease of life did so with financial backing from Crimebeat.


Members of Clwb Hwyl Hwyr (the Late Fun Club), a youth club run through the medium of Welsh, was awarded £215 for the ‘Hon yw ein bro’/ This is our community’ project by the High Sheriffs Crimebeat fund.


Under the project, new life was breathed into the garden of the Nant Hall Church as volunteers, youngsters and church members took part in gardening and also re-vamped the area with new plants and pots. The outside of the church also benefited from a fresh coat of paint to the front doors and signage.  


The overall aim of the project, which was born from discussions with the children, was to provide a platform for the young people accessing the Clwb Hwyl Hwyr to learn more about their community and to think of ways of improving it.


The project also sought to bring a sense of responsibility and ownership for the young people as they knew that the work would benefit the community.


The youngsters and volunteers worked alongside church members on a ‘workday’ where the individuals were split into two groups – one painting and the other working on the garden.


High Sheriff Lloyd FitzHugh recently visited the completed project. He said: “I was delighted to visit Clwb Hwyl Hwyr and commended the volunteers on the provision of the range of activities for, and the work done by the children of the Welsh speaking community around Prestatyn.”