EVERY councillor of a Conwy town has traded their yearly allowance for some festive goodwill.

Following a vote at a Towyn and Kinmel Bay town council meeting, all 15 councillors voted to donate their allowances to various charities in the two towns.

Totalling £2,900 - £150 for each of the councillors with an additional £500 from deputy mayor cllr Morris Jones and £1,500 from mayor cllr Luke Knightly - the councillors have pumped the money back in to the community with donation's St David's Hospice, the children's ward at Glan Clwyd and Maes Owen school as well as buying boxes of chocolates for dementia homes in the area.

Cllr Jones said: "This is the first year our allowances have been taxable, so we all decided that we would determine where the money went."

Of the total, councillors Nigel Smith, David Jones and Morris Jones - along with town clerk Dylan Thomas - spent £200 on a trolley dash on behalf of the food bank at Kinmel Bay Church on St Asaph Avenue.

Joining the councillors was Charles Holden and staff from Tir Prince Fun Park, who added a further £250 pounds with the group filling six trolleys at Kinmel Bay Asda.

Earlier this month, Adam Williams and Mr Eric Witherspoon donated 470 selection boxes to school pupils of Ysgol Y Foryd and Maes Owen.

Cllr Jones added: "This was all in aid of goodwill, and shows how a business like Tir Prince Fun Park feels about its community.

"The church in St Asaph Avenue is always very grateful for any donations of food received for their food bank, there many families who will benefit from their help this Christmas.

"I'm, very proud of both the town council and Tir Prince for all the goodwill they're sharing with the less fortunate this Christmas."