Events attended in July 2014

July 24, 2014

03.07.14  Arriva Buses Wales Launch Event, Y Rhyl

sapphire buses 1 sapphire buses 2

03.07.14  Primary School Council Visits, Ruthin

06.07.14  Mayor of Ruthin’s Civic Service, Ruthin

06.07.14  Mayor’s Civic Visit to Church (Vice Chair attended), Wrexham

07.07.14  Sweeney Todd Concert, Llangollen Eidsteddfod (Vice Chair attended), Llangollen

08.07.14  Launch of Chain Bridge Book, Penddol Stage, Llangollen Eisteddfod, Llangollen

08.07.14  Reading Mentor Initiative Visit and Tea (Vice Chair attended), Ruthin

08.07.14  Chairman hosted concert and buffet – Carnival of Nations Concert, Llangollen Eisteddfod, Llangollen

10.07.14  Cyngerdd Caro Emerald, Llangollen Eisteddfod, Llangollen

Pictured with our 13ft gorilla made from 40,000 spoons, donated by children from around the world.  Eisteddfod’s VIP guest the world famous “Spoon Gorilla” will soon be traveling the UK visiting Poorly children in Hospitals & Hospices to inspirer & delight them.

Pictured with our 13ft gorilla made from 40,000 spoons, donated by children from around the world.
Eisteddfod’s VIP guest the world famous “Spoon Gorilla” will soon be traveling the UK visiting Poorly children in Hospitals & Hospices to inspirer & delight them.

13ft gorilla sculpture 2

11.07.14  Pre-concert reception and Spirit of Unity Concert, Llangollen Eisteddfod, Llangollen

13.07.14  Mayor of Rhyl’s Civic Service, Rhyl

15.07.14 ‘The Child is the Golden Thread’ Logo Competition Winners’ Celebration Tea, Ruthin

16.07.14 Visit to Ysgol Llewelyn to present Certificates to e-cadets, Rhyl

18.07.14  Flying Start Official Opening, Rhyl

flying start 1 flying start 2

20.07.14  100th Birthday Celebration – Mary Ella Johnson, Rhyl


Events attended in June 2014

June 18, 2014

03.06.14  Celebration of Youth Volunteering, Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl

Youth Volunteering03.06.14

05.06.14  Celebration of Youth Volunteering, Ruthin School, Vice Chair attended, Ruthin

05.06.14  North Wales International Music Festival,  Scala Cinema and Arts Centre, Prestatyn

06.06.14  D Day Commemoration, St Asaph

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06.06.14  Denbighshire Volunteer Centre Awards Ceremony, Prestatyn

Beaches 06.06.14

06.06.14  Celebration of Youth Volunteering, Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Prestatyn

Youth Volunteering 06.06.14

07.06.14  Annual Garden Fete – Rotary and Inner Wheel Club, Llangollen

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12.06.14 Visit from 2 Primary School Councils, Ruthin

19.06.14  Nant y Môr Birthday Event, Prestatyn

Nant y Mor birthday Image

21.06.14  Re-enacement of the Freedom of Valley, Llangefni

21.06.14  North Wales Armed Forces Day (Vice Chair attended), Wrexham

22.06.14  Mayor of Denbigh’s Civic Service, Denbigh

23.06.14  Armed Forces Day Flag Raising, Ruthin

Raising the FlagFly the Flag

24.06.14  Rhyl/Prestatyn/Rhuddlan Schools Concert, Rhyl

26.06.14  Students Awards Ceremony, Coleg Cambria, Connah’s Quay

29.06.14  Chairman of Flintshire’s Civic Service, Hawarden

29.06.14  Test Towns Event, Rhyl Town Hall, Rhyl

30.06.14  Schools Performance, Ruthin Festival, Ruthin


Events attended in May 2014

June 18, 2014

15.05.14  Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin

15.05.14  British Empire Medal Award Ceremony, Bodelwyddan

16.05.14  Mayor of Rhyl’s Charity Dinner, Rhyl

19.05.14  Rhyl Town Council Annual General Meeting, Rhyl

30.05.14  The Queen’s Baton Relay visited Denbighshire on Friday 30th May. The Chairman attended events at the Rhyl Harbour, Marsh Tracks, Rhyl and Coed Llandegla.

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Councillor Brian Blakeley was elected Chairman of Denbighshire County Council on Tuesday 13th May 2014.

May 29, 2014

Cllr Blakeley is married, has two sons, two daughters and eleven grandchildren. He is originally from the Wirral, where he was a Post Office worker for 34 years. He retired in 1993 and moved to Rhyl. Cllr Blakeley is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his loved ones. He is a keen photographer. Cllr Blakeley thoroughly enjoys his role within the Council, doing his part to achieve the best for the people of Denbighshire. He is thoroughly looking forward to his year as Chairman and hopes to raise a good sum of money for his chosen charities, namely, Ty Gobaith, Conwy and Rhyl Lifeboat. His Consort during his term of office will be his daughter, Miss Michelle Blakeley

Cllr Blakeley was first elected as a Labour Rhyl Town Councillor for the South Ward of Rhyl in 1999. Since 2003, he has been County Councillor for the South East Ward of Rhyl, and he is grateful to the residents for their support and for their trust in him. He was honoured to hold the office of Mayor of Rhyl in 2006/7.

Since being on the County Council, Cllr Blakeley has served as a Member on the following committees – Planning, Licensing (Vice Chairman), Health and Safety, twice, Chair of Environment and Regeneration, Chair of Partnership Committee and he represents Denbighshire on the Community Health Council.


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