From the Committee

Rowen Winter Festival 2020

Following the AGM this week, we are pleased to report that the voting showed a majority in favour of holding our Festival again this year, albeit within the restrictions placed on us by COVID19.

Accordingly, we can let you know that your Committee’s Working Party has been in extensive dialogue with Conwy Borough Council’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and they have approved a plan.  The Festival is inevitably more limited in nature than last year, in that we are limited to just 30 people.

In the light of this number, we would like to invite the Children of Rowen to the Lights-On Ceremony on the Saturday 5th December at 5.00pm.  Invitations will be made to the parents of those young people aged between 3-11.

Please note – whilst we know you would love to be there – no one else may attend but it is hoped we might “Live-Stream” on the Rowen Facebook page so you can share in the festivities.

It will be a requirement to shut the “High Street” either side of the tree (located just below the pub) to both cars AND pedestrians – this was a condition made by SAG.  We expect the road to be closed between 4.45-5.45pm.  If you need to go up the village that night, please be aware that we cannot allow anyone other than those invited to attend through the closures.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you but hopefully this advance warning will help you plan your evening.  We trust you will agree that bringing a bit of cheer to our young people after this incredibly hard year is a worthwhile cause.

There will be more information in the coming days but for now thank you for your support.


On behalf of the Rowen Community Group

22 Nov 20


The Committee is:

Linda Anderson

Helen Hawkins (Secretary)

Sean Brand

Janet Haworth (Vice Chair)

Eileen Burtonwood

Gwenan Jones

John Burtonwood (Treasurer)

Catherine Mortimer Hart

Dennis Oliver

Charles Hawkins (Chair)

and co-opted:

Mayor Goronwy Edwards

Jimmy Logan


We are here as your representatives to help put your wishes for the village into action. With the mix of experience and perspectives on the committee, we seek to work for the benefit of all within the Rowen community.
It should go without saying, but we will anyway – a Community Group needs a Community.  We need your input, your ideas and, yes, your time. We cannot ‘do’ everything ourselves and we trust that as ideas arise, you will want to get involved.
Following recent suggestions, we are considering ways to help the Community Group meetings flow more smoothly – we will keep you posted as these take shape in time for the next meeting.  Watch this space!
The whole Committee looks forward to getting to know the Community increasingly well and we are looking forward to serving you all.
From the Rowen Community Group.

Constitution  Click here to see the Rowen Community Group constitution.

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Rowen flagpole, provided by the Community Group.

Planting crocus bulbs near the flagpole

Rowen residents regularly plant over 500 crocus bulbs under the Willow.
Crocus flowers are a great source of early pollen for the bees.
Pictures from Annabel Meayers.

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