Penmaenmawr Community Centre

The Centre was built towards the end of the 1920's. It was (and still is) for the purpose of providing an amenity and, “in perpetuity for the inhabitants of the Penmaenmawr Urban District Council area and to be used in particular for the benefit of a young men's social club or association and to be known as the Penmaenmawr Young Men's Institute”. (As This Indenture on the 9th day of April 1921)

Snooker was becoming increasingly popular - taking over from the long established game of Billiards. The ground floor room has the four full sized snooker tables. It is doubtful at this time if ladies took advantage of this smoke laden haven for men!

However, the large upper room is where all did their socialising for meetings, concerts and other self entertainment of the day. Public transport was not as it is to-day and Saturday night was the big social occasion for catching up with village gossip, events and, of course, dancing. It was a very popular and well attended venue.

During the war years (1939-45), the social night was often frequented by Italian prisoners of the war from the POW camp in Glan Conwy. It was also attended by G. I's from the Field Gun Artillery Training Unit, based at West Shore, Llandudno; followed by the Polish Freedom Fighters. Suddenly, segments of the world had arrived in this very small corner called Penmaenmawr. If only these walls could talk!

The 70's saw a new floor laid in the form of Canadian Maple wood strips. The floor develops a positive bounce movement when just a few take to the floor and dance in rhythm to say a Reel, Barn Dance - and of course, any bebop of the day: The floor is very easy going on dancer's feet and is probably the best kept dance floor in the County!

In the early years of the new millennia, Pen underwent a major make over - particularly along its main road and down towards the prom under the regeneration programme of Seaside Towns.

The Centre however, despite its distinctive appearance of roofing style and the town's War Memorial built onto its frontage as well as being described as one of the town's principle buildings, it was not to benefit from this programme: Other initiatives such as the Quarry Theatre provided stage lighting and a sound desk. A building adjustment in the 80's provided the lift to the first floor and new metal double glazed window frames.

With its Pagoda style roofing plus the long windows, make for a dominant but complimentary aspect to the immediate area of large Victorian houses.

During the late summer of 2016, the entrance area and main stairwell sees the beginnings of refurbishment programme with a new approach to modern day décor and lighting. The outer stairwell walls are now internally insulated, thanks to funding from a Green Energy Programme - courtesy of the Town Council with secondary glazing added to the large west wall window. The new entrance door is also thermally insulated and is power assisted, complete with touch pad wheelchair door opening facility.

It is our intention that this refurbishment will continue throughout the building. If you would like to support us in our mission, then please contact us at the the Centre:

The Centre is supported by our Town Council: However, the majority of the funding has to come from ourselves. The Centre boasts four full sized snooker tables in tip top condition being situated on the ground floor. The membership fee is very modest. It's a warm and friendly place to be in. Hot and cold drinks available. If you are a good player, why not join one of our successful teams?

The functions room is on the upper floor with a lift access.

From the A55 roundabout - junction 16, pick up Conwy Road which runs parallel to the A55(West). As the road begins a gentle right hand curve past the houses on the right, there will be a gap before you approach the large fronted building also on the right. Turn right into the first turning – Constitution Hill and then into the car park behind the building: Sat Nav. loc;-LL34 6AB Conwy Road/Constitution Hill.
The main entrance is at the side of the building which you have just passed. The door is power assisted and with touch pad opening.

Opening Times for Snooker Hall and Office – 01492 622 672**

Daytime Evening
Monday 9.30am - 12 noon** 6pm - 9pm**
Tuesday Closed 6pm - 9pm**
Wednesday Closed 6pm - 9pm**
Thursday 9.30am - 12 noon**
6pm - 9pm**
Friday Closed 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 9.30am - 11.45am**
Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Closing times are flexible depending on demand

In the event of the Functions room being used the Snooker Hall will also be open

Membership £5.00 to December 31st

Day Visitor £2.00

Table light fees apply - £1.00 and 20p coins

Hot and cold drinks available – Alcohol not permitted

Terms and Conditions of Entry Apply

Functions Room – First Floor

  • Lift
  • Disabled toilet facility
  • Kitchenette for light refreshments tea/coffee making etc.
  • Sound/lighting system for the competent user
  • Seating to 120 people

The floor is wooden and sprung making it ideal for dance and children at play.

Bouncy Castle use is permitted. Hirer must ensure that it is clean and dry before setting up

Snooker Hall
The Snooker Hall has 4 full sized tables and kept up to spec for match games etc. See opening times

Food and/or Alcohol is not permitted in this room at any time. Terms and Conditions of entry apply

Meeting Room
Above the Town Council Office. It has a large oblong meeting table to sit 10 people comfortably. Additional seating area for 10

N.B This room can only be accessed via a stairway and does not have a toilet facility

The room is of a good size and offers a usable area of approximately 11 meters x 11 meters, plus the seating perimeter. Some 40 Seats are placed around the room with more to hand if required. The stage being an additional area.

The room is generally available from 9.30 am to 9.00 pm but the closing time can be extended to 11pm if required. Extra late hour fees apply at 10pm to 10.30pm and 10.30pm to 11pm.

For a comfortable seating arrangement, to 120 persons.

The Centre is closed on Xmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Charges
The Functions room can be hired during the day at an hourly basis or by the day - if available.
The full day fee (Meetings etc.) (9.00am to 5pm) £65.00 including use of kitchenette, chairs, tables:
Other Charges – to 31st January 2018

Day Rate -9.30 to 6.30pm (Monday to Saturday (to 11.30am)
Hourly fee is £ 9.50
Half hour fee £ 5.00

Evening Rate – 7.00pm to 10pm -Minimum hire time is 90 minutes – £14.50
Additional rates apply after 10pm and 10.30pm

Building Closed by 11.00pm

Kitchenette - with small micro-wave oven, kettles, urn. £2.50 per session
Party time-; during week – three hours for £30 inclusive* of kitchenette, tables, chairs. Plus 30 minutes free time to clear up.

Saturday – 12noon to 5pm – three hours for £33 inclusive* Plus 30 minutes free time to clear away.
Evening – 6pm to 10pm – £11.50 per hour:10.00 pm to 10.30 pm £10: 10.30pm to 11pm £20.00:
Sunday – (*inclusive) three hours £36 Hire Time can be extended @12.50/hr
Bank Holiday (*inclusive) three hours £45 Hire Time can be extended @ £15/hr

Terms and Conditions of Hire Apply


Monday
U3A activities requires membership:

Morning – Available

Evening – New start up 6pm to 8pm Props Anvil: Theatre Acting School (Colwyn Bay)
email propsanne@aol.com

Tuesday
Morning – U3A - Tai Chi. We are informed that there is a long waiting list to join!

Evening – Easy Sequence Dancing from 7.30 to 9.30: Beginners welcome: Ideal for the getting away from “the box” for an hour or so: Refreshments supplied:
Keeping your mind alert: Keeping mobile!

Wednesday
Room prepared for BINGO: Doors open 12 noon. Eyes down 1.30pm Well attended

Thursday
Morning – U3A - Folk Dancing 10.00am to 11.30am. Very popular.

Evening – Karate for Juniors 7 to 8pm: Seniors 8pm to 9pm. The art of self defence and self discipline!

Friday
Morning – U3a - Table Tennis 10.30 to Noon::Line Dancing from 12.15pm to1.45pm

Evening – none at present

Saturday
Popular for 3 hour party time £33. Additional hours available

Evening – The room is available for social events or *Concert hire until 11pm

Sunday
Popular for 3 hour party time £36. Additional hours available

Evening – Available
* Concert Hire Fees start from £55: Access from 5pm (or earlier)

Special rates for public entertainment such concerts etc.:Terms and Condition of hire apply:

The Hirer carries responsibilities of Duty of Care, Health and Safety - including Door Control.

*Alcohol and or food consumption is not permitted in or around the Centre during such venues.

This does order does not effect private parties/club venues.

Meeting Room -Upper Chamber above Town Council Office

Available from 9.30am to 4pm £10 up to two hours

6.00pm to 9pm £20 up to three hours

No food/ alcohol to be consumed in this room: No toilet facilities available.

Hire charge includes heating as and when required

This is maintained by the Conwy County Borough Council. The Centre pays an annual fee and holds the key to the floodlights We pay for the electric used and keep a watchful eye on repair requirements. The Committee decided the area should be freely available 24/7 so as to allow children and adults to go somewhere for a kick about. Lighting is available on request at the Office. Games Organisers are asked to pay a small fee per session to defray some of the costs imposed on the Centre.

This is an enclosed play area and as such, dogs are not allowed into the enclosure by law.

Bye - Laws also apply to the Park area. Always carry bags to clear up your dog's mess and dispose of responsibly.

Heavy fines can now be imposed for breaches of the laws regarding dog control

The Penmaenmawr Community Centre has to raise its own funding to survive. Our town council is generous in its support each year. A sizeable portion still has to be generated through the Snooker Hall and Functions Room receipts. We have two Stewards.
Our older citizens look forward to their bingo each Wednesday afternoon. It gets them out and about and something to look forward to each week.
The Centre is unique in the area for both its floor quality and space.
Volunteers: If you have an active mind, are able bodied and can give just a few hours a week, it will be of great help to the Chair and Committee.
We also require committee members to take on the mantle of running the Centre and maintain its future. The Centre is a financially viable concern. Come and be part of the Centre's future!
Many hands make for light work! Are yours available?


Christopher AJ Norton - Chairman
Penmaenmawr Community Centre
Conwy Road
Penmaenmawr
LL34 6YP

01492 622672 (see opening Times)
01492 623402 (message facility & Bookings)

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