Events attended in June 2017

June 23, 2017

01/06/17 – Youth volunteering Awards Presentation, Ruthin School

Along with the High Sheriff we presented certificates to youth volunteers who had given up anything up to 200 hours to help in children’s nurseries, charity shops, other young school pupils with their reading and spelling.

21/06/17 – National Reserves Day/Armed Forces Fly the Flag Event, County Hall, Ruthin

This nationwide celebration is in its ninth year and allows the whole nation to show its appreciation for the contribution made by all those who serve in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. At the ceremony this morning we welcomed the Lord Lieutenant – Mr Harry Fetherstonehaugh, the High Sheriff of Clwyd – Charlotte Howard, the Mayor of Ruthin – Councillor Jim Bryan and from the British Legion – Mr Fowlee.

The ceremony not only commemorated Armed Forces Week but also National Reserves Day (21st June). We were joined at the event by two members of Denbighshire County Council staff – James Cassidy, a current Reservist and Sarah Edwards a former Reservist and it was a pleasure for me to be able to thank them both personally for their most worthwhile contribution to our communities and our country.

22/06/17 – School Council Visit to County Hall, Ruthin

22/06/17 – Musical Extravaganza Concert, Pavilion, Rhyl

Councillor Pete Prendergast: Profile

June 21, 2017

Councillor Pete Prendergast has been appointed Chairman for Denbighshire County Council 2017/2018. He has represented Rhyl South West as a County Councillor since March 2015 and has sat on the DCC Planning Committee, Partnerships Scrutiny Committee, Licensing Committee and various sub-committees.

Cllr Prendergast has also served as Town Councillor for Rhyl since 2012. He has been Chair of Finance, Risk Assessment Committee, Civic Committee, Vice Chair for Staffing. Cllr Prendergast was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Rhyl for 2017/2018.

Cllr Prendergast has been Secretary for Rhyl in Bloom for the last 7 years. He is also a member of the fundraising Committee for RNLI Rhyl.

Cllr Prendergast worked in retail for over 40 years. He had his own Grocers/off Licence and then went to work for A.S. Watson trading as Savers, Superdrug, Perfume Shop as Area Manager covering the West Coast, Shropshire, North Wales, Manchester, Liverpool, Lake District where he was responsible for the profit and loss of all stores who employed over 200 staff.

He became National Training Manager for all 450 stores, set up NVQ Training for Savers Division with sister Company Superdrug. He was responsible for setting up Alcohol Training for Senior Staff/Managers (over 200 applicants) having a 100% pass rate.

Cllr Prendergast is very much looking forward to representing Denbighshire in his role as Chair during the coming year. His charities are to be Rhyl RNLI and St. Kentigern Hospice, Denbigh. The Vice-Chair for Denbighshire will be Councillor Peter Scott and the Chairman’s Chaplain will be Rev. Stan Walker.