We hope you find this information useful. It is by no means definitive, and there are bound to be omissions, so we will be regularly updating it. If there is something else that you would like to see covered please do let us know.
Medical and Dental:
NHS Direct Wales (0845647, or www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk) can help find a local doctor or dentist.
Victoria Road Surgery in Holyhead (0140 7860492) also has a surgery in Bodedern (01407 740242). If you ring they will tell you their opening times and, if closed, where you can find out of hours help.
The community hospital, Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley In Holyhead has a minor injuries unit (01407 766000).
Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor (01248 384384) has the nearest Accident and Emergency provision
In an emergency, of course, dial 999.
The Anglesey Pet Clinic, Cyttir Road, Holyhead (01407 764999) runs a 24 hour emergency service as well as regular daily clinics.
The Bodrwnsiwn Veterinary Group has an appointments surgery in Holyhead on Kingsland Road (01407 769183). Its 24 hour emergency service can be contacted on 01407 769183. Its branch in Mona deals with larger animals (farm animals, horses etc) a well as pets.
Rubbish is collected in Rhoscolyn and Four Mile Bridge on Monday. or further information about this or other council matters, contact 01248 750057, or visit their website – www.anglesey.gov.uk.
The main purpose/duty of the Council is to look after the well being of the people of
Rhoscolyn and Four Mile Bridge and to convey to the appropriate authority anything that needs attention in the parish. And this goes for anyone who pays Council Tax, as it is from this that the Community Council is funded.
There is a website – http://ccrhoscolyn.org.uk – which carries minutes of meetings, in Welsh as that is the language proceedings are conducted in. But there is a summary in English of what has been discussed and agreed at the meetings on the website.
On the website you will also find contact details for Myfyr Roberts, the council’s clerk, and a list of councillors. Our local Rhoscolyn councillor is Susan Hanbury, who many of you will know – not least for the contribution she used to make to this website when she was Head of Rhoscolyn School (something we sadly miss). So if you do have a question or complaint to raise either she or Myfyr will look into it for you – as indeed will any of the other Councillors listed if you know them better.
I understand that anyone in the community can attend the meetings which take place every six weeks. Dates are posted on the website and, I believe, on the notice board in Four Mile Bridge.
But be aware, as noted above the proceedings are conducted in Welsh so if you do not speak the language, best not to go! However, if you do put an enquiry in in English, this is the language in which it will be replied to. In fact, no doubt if you DO attend a meeting and ask for an English translation as you go along then they will surely do this for you.
The nearest post office is in Trearddur Bay, but check its opening hours because they are more limited that the PO in Valley which is open all day on weekdays and on Saturday mornings. The nearest general Post Office is in Holyhead, in a shop called The Chocolate Box!
Boarding kennels for your cat or dog:
Home from Home: 01248440492. It is where we take our dogs and have always found them to be well cared for.
St Gwenfaen’s Hall is available to hire for wedding receptions, parties, meetings etc. Go to stgwenfaen.org website for further information.
The nearest general stores are in Trearddur Bay (two) and Valley (two). The Spar in Valley is open 24 Hours.
Places to Eat: See Eateries page – currently off line.
Banks / cashpoints:
The following banks have branches in Holyhead:
There are only two banks now: Lloyds, Boston Street; Santander, Market Street. Both have external cashpoints. There are also cashpoints in Trearddur Bay and Valley, as well as at Tesco and Morrisons in Holyhead.
St Gwenfaen’s School:
Ysgol Santes Gwenfaen Rhoscolyn is a County Primary bi-lingual school with 116 pupils, with a catchment area covering the South of Holy Island.
It is fortunate to be situated in a rural area with ample grounds for sports and outdoor activities. It holds the National Gold award for Outdoor Education.
Any enquiries should be directed to the Headteacher, Mrs Susan Hanbury: 01407860264;
firstname.lastname@example.org; Ysgol Santes Gwenfaen, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, LL65 2DX.
National Coastwatch Institution Rhoscolyn
The NCI runs the lookout in Rhoscolyn. It is always looking for volunteers so if you would like to find out more visit its website www.nci.org.uk/rhoscolyn.
email@example.com; 01407 767 950 (office hours).
The nearest lifeboat station is at Trearddur Bay. Its website, www.rnli.org/trearddur-bay has a lot of useful information about tides, weather etc.