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The Colwyn BID team is working hard to make the Bay of Colwyn a better place to shop, stay, visit and do business.  Our aim is to drive the whole area forward, improving experiences, standards and adding value by working in collaboration with all sectors.

◇ Old Colwyn ◇ Mochdre ◇ Rhos-on-Sea ◇ Colwyn Bay ◇

Colwyn Business Improvement District (BID) is a not for profit social enterprise organisation dedicated to raising the profile of the Bay of Colwyn which includes Mochdre, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn.

Colwyn BID is powerful tool to directly involve local businesses in activities and collaborate with local authorities in order to improve the local trading environment.

Together we can help make the Bay of Colwyn a cleaner, safer and more welcoming place and raise its profile through place marketing, promotion and regeneration specific projects which bring direct benefits to businesses and enhance the experience of business owners, employees, local community residents and visitors.

Colwyn BID Project Progress

‘Creating the Bay of Colwyn: the seaside centre, perfectly placed for business and leisure’

2019/20 is set to be the most exciting year to date for Colwyn BID as we prepare to launch new projects and continue striving to deliver the very best for the Bay of Colwyn. 

Project completion status

Mochdre Railings and Planters


Street Cleaning


Rhos on Sea Shop Front Planters


Old Colwyn Shop Fronts


Mochdre Bus Stops


Rhos Heritage Trail


Festoon Lighting Rhos on Sea


Mochdre Signage


Street Furniture


Loyalty Scheme


Public Access Defib


BID Buddies


Arriva Bus Discounts


Information / updates on Projects

With the kind support of the Mochdre Community Council we are now able to proceed with the proposed painting of the railings in the village. 

We are currently in the process of sourcing quotes for a deep clean of the town centres within the Bay of Colwyn.

We are currently in the process of sourcing quotes for new planters to be placed outside the businesses in Rhos on Sea

This is a new project for 2019/20.

The Colwyn BID team are currently finalising the details of the tenders which will see many businesses in Old Colwyn benefitting from a shop front ‘face lift’ this year.

The refurbishment of the Rhos Heritage Trail is nearing completion.

As part of the continued regeneration of the promenade, Colwyn BID have partnered with CCBC for the next phase of the project to install festoon lighting along the Rhos on Sea promenade area. 

As the current lighting columns along the promenade will be replaced as part of this project we are currently awaiting on a proposed implementation date from CCBC

Following a recent meeting with CCBC Planning the Mochdre signage application will now be resubmitted by our consultants. As this application will need to be determined by the Planning Committee, the provisional date given for a final decision by CCBC Planning is 14.08.19.

The Mochdre signage application was previously refused at Planning Committee due to concerns raised by the CCBC Highways department.

Colwyn BID have purchased a number eco friendly, low maintenance benches which have been installed around the Rhos on Sea village to replace damaged and weathered wooden benches.

The new wooden benches in the Princess Diana Gardens in Rhos on Sea were purchased by Colwyn BID.

Unfortunately, our loyalty scheme was not adopted by the businesses within the Bay of Colwyn area and a decision was made to no longer be proceed with this project.

The recent proposal for a Bay of Colwyn Gift Card (Town Card) was not approved at by the Strategic Board due to the lack of demonstrated business support with previous schemes we have attempted to implement. 

In 2018 we partnered with the Welsh Ambulance and Achub Calon y Dyffryn to have 9 Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) installed throughout the Bay of Colwyn area.

We have also arranged numerous free emergency CPR and defibrillator information sessions throughout the Bay of Colwyn area for business owners, employees and local community residents to help create awareness and increase confidence in using the equipment.

These Defibrillators are accessible to business owners and the local community 24/7. In the event of an emergency you should dial 999 and the operative will provide you with the location and access code of the nearest defibrillator should they deem it necessary for a defibrillator to be needed for with the casualty in question.

This 12 months pilot project consisted of two part time maintenance caretakers known as the Colwyn BID Buddies. They were tasked with delivering small handy man type maintenance projects throughout the Bay of Colwyn area assisting with enhancing the appearance of the community.

The cost of this project exceeded our annual budget and we were unable to deliver maintenance tasks in line with our partnership baseline agreements which lead to a decision being made not to proceed with the project beyond its pilot phase.   

In 2018 we launched a discount scheme with Arriva buses for our business owners, their employees and local community residents.

This scheme is simple and offers up to 20% discount on standard Arriva ticket fees with tickets a weekly ticket available from as little as £14 or £45 for a 4-weekly ticket. There are more ticket options available, click on the link below to choose an option which best suits your travel needs:


The card works in a similar way to the Oyster Card (used on the London underground) and once you’ve registered your card its even easier to keep it topped up.

Colwyn BID recently replaced two existing bus stops in the Mochdre village due to them being damaged

The larger bus stop on the centre island is privately owned and we have contacted the owners.

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