Events attended in December 2015

February 4, 2016

03.12.15  Turf Cutting Ceremony at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St. Asaph (Vice-Chairman attended)

03.12.15  Popeth Cymraeg Open Day and Launch of New Web Pages, Denbigh

04.12.15  Excellence Denbighshire Awards, Prestatyn

04.12.15  VIP Reception and Opening of the Nova Centre, Prestatyn

05.12.15  Family Festive Fun and Opening of the Nova Centre, Prestatyn

07.12.15  Visit to Denbigh Sorting Office, Denbigh

08.12.15  Chairman’s Carol Service, St. Mary’s Church, Denbigh

10.12.15  Installation of Glyndwr University’s Chancellor Designate Trefor Jones and Celebratory Dinner for Sir John Shortridge, Wrexham

12.12.15  Grand Gala Concert – Evening of Music and Song, Rhyl (Vice-Chairman attended)





Events attended in November 2015

February 4, 2016

01.11.15  Mayor of Caerwys’ Civic Service, Caerwys

05.11.15  Launch of Town Trails Project by Ken Skates AM, Denbigh

05.11.15  School Visits, Ruthin

06.11.15  Opening of extension at Denbigh Infirmary, Denbigh

08.11.15  Remembrance Sunday, Denbigh

Poppy Wreaths also laid by Members in:  Llangollen, Ruthin, St Asaph, Rhuddlan, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Cefn Meiriadog, Trefnant, Llanfair D.C., Dyserth, Llandyrnog & Meliden

09.11.15  Welcomed Carl Sargent AM to Denbighshire to open West Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme, Rhyl

12.11.15  Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin  (Vice-Chairman attended)

13.11.15  Mayor of Ruthin’s Charity Evening, Ruthin (Vice-Chairman attended)

20.11.15  Royal Visit, Denbigh (Vice-Chairman attended)

24.11.15  Bangor University Entrance Scholarship 2015 – Presentation (Vice-Chairman attended)

26.11.15  Opening of Parc Brickfields, Rhyl (Vice-Chairman attended)



Events attended in October 2015

November 20, 2015

03.10.15 Denbigh Plum Festival, Denbigh

04.10.15 Mayor of Rhuddlan’s Civic Service, Rhuddlan

07.10.15 Coach Annie Training Session, Rhyl

08.10.15 Mudiad Meithrin Event, Ruthin

09.10.15 Your Champions Awards, Llandudno

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11.10.15 Chairman of Anglesey’s Civic Service, Anglesey

11.10.15 North Wales Superkids Concert, Theatr Clwyd, Mold

12.10.15 AGM – Benefits Advice Shop, Rhyl

15.10.15 School Visits, Ruthin

16.10.15 ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony, Rhyl High School, Rhyl

16.10.15 Extension and Refurbishment Event at Bodnant Community School, Prestatyn

16.10.15 Mayor of Wrexham’s Charity Dinner, Wrexham

19.10.15 Presentation Ceremony –  OBE to Aldham Robarts, Denbigh

22.10.15 NSPCC  AGM Meeting, Denbigh

23.10.15 Official Launch – Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, Rhyl (Vice-Chair attended)

29.10.15 Denbighshire Sports Awards Evening, Llangollen

30.10.15  AONB Presentation, Llangollen

30.10.15 Myddleton College Open Day and Dinner, Denbigh

Events attended in September 2015

November 20, 2015

03.09.15  ‘Fly a Flag for Merchant Navy Day’ Event, Ruthin

03.09.15  Euroscola Awards Ceremony, Ruthin

04.09.15  Woodland Event, Mount Wood, Denbigh

05.09.15  Lunch – British Legion V E Day Ploughmans Lunch, Prestatyn

06.09.15  Mayor of St. Asaph’s Civic Service, St. Asaph

08.09.15  Visit by Carl Sergeant AM, Denbigh (Vice Chair attended)

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10.09.15  Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin

10.09.15  High Sheriff of Clwyd’s Charity Evening of Art, Llanrwst

13.09.15  Mayor of Rhyl’s Civic Service, Rhyl

13.09.15  Chairman of Conwy’s Charity Concert, Llandudno

16.09.15  ‘Mind’ World Cafe Event, Denbigh

19.09.15  Unveiling Ceremony Colomendy, Loggerheads

20.09.15  Mayor of Prestatyn’s Civic Service, Prestatyn  (Vice Chair attended)

20.09.15  60th wedding anniversary  Mr & Mrs Morris (of Efenechtyd),  Ruthin  (Councillor Eryl Williams attended)

24.09.15  ‘Triathlon’, Marine Lake,  Rhyl

29.09.15  Chairman’s sponsored event for children with AutismSt. Asaph Cathedral

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30.09.15  Parade of the ‘Welsh Guards’, Brecon


Events attended in August 2015

September 18, 2015

13.08.15   Ministerial Visit by Lesley Griffiths AM to Bro Deg, Rhyl (Pennaf Housing) (Vice Chair attended)

13.08.15  Ministerial Visit by Lesley Griffiths AM to Prestatyn (Vice Chair attended)

20.08.15  Denbigh and Flint Show, Denbigh

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29.08.15  Denbigh Show, Denbigh

30.08.15  Rhyl Air Show, Rhyl

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Events attended in July 2015

August 11, 2015

01.07.15  Health Screening Launch, St. Asaph Bowling Centre, St. Asaph

01/07/15  Site visit to Grwp Cynefin’s new Offices, Denbigh

L-R: Rhys Dafis, Director of Regeneration; Mike Saddington, RL Davies; Gwyneth Kensler, Denbigh Councillor; Walis George, Grwp Cynefin Chief Executive; Bryn Davies, Development Manager; Gareth Griffith and Daryl Foulkes, RL Davies at the start of building work for the new Grwp Cynefin Headquarterts, Vale Street, Denbigh

L-R: Rhys Dafis, Director of Regeneration; Mike Saddington, RL Davies; Gwyneth Kensler, Denbigh Councillor; Walis George, Grwp Cynefin Chief Executive; Bryn Davies, Development Manager; Gareth Griffith and Daryl Foulkes, RL Davies at the start of building work for the new Grwp Cynefin Headquarterts, Vale Street, Denbigh

05.07.15  Mayor of Denbigh’s Civic Service, Capel Mawr, Denbigh

06.07.15  Llangollen Eisteddfod, Llangollen

07.07.15  Llangollen Eisteddfod. Chairman’s Sponsored Concert, Llangollen

07.07.15  Royal Visit, Raven Inn, Llanarmon yn Ial (Vice Chairman attended)

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08.07.15  Denbighshire Music Cooperative Concert, Rhyl (Vice Chairman attended)

08.07.15  Llangollen Eisteddfod, Llangollen


09.07.15  School Council Visits, County Hall, Ruthin

09.07.15  Llangollen Eisteddfod , Llangollen (Vice Chairman attended)

10.07.15  Llangollen Eisteddfod , Llangollen (Vice Chairman attended)

11.07.15  ‘Young Dragons’ Community Cadet Challenge, Llandudno

12.07.15  Chairman’s Civic Service, Capel Mawr, Denbigh


14.07.15  Stepping Forward Performance, Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

16.07.15  Citizenship Ceremony, Town Hall, Ruthin (Vice Chairman attended)

16.07.15  Performance – Cwlwm Cariad – NEW Dance, Loggerheads Country Park

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17.07.15  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Project Launch, Clwydian Range, Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen

19.07.15  Ruthin Town Mayor’s Civic Service, Ruthin

22.07.15 Welcoming Lesley Griffiths AM to Rhyl  (Vice Chairman attended)

22.07.15  Visit of Lesley Griffith AM to Royal Alex Hospital, Rhyl (Vice Chairman attended)

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22.07.15  Welcoming Carwyn Jones AM – Launch of Traws Cymru Service, Corwen

22.07.15  Welcoming Carwyn Jones AM to Rhyl New School, Rhyl (Vice Chairman attended).

27.07.15  Musical – Calvary Church Rainbow Theatre, Prestatyn

Events attended in June 2015

July 1, 2015

02/06/15  Youth Volunteering Awards Presentation, Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl

03/06/15  Youth Volunteering Awards Presentation, Ysgol Clawdd Offa (Vice Chairman attended), Prestatyn

05/06/15  Volunteers Week Award Ceremony, Rhuddlan

06/06/15  Rotary Club of Llangollen Annual Garden Fete, Plas Newydd, Llangollen

06/06/15  ‘Welsh Memorial in Flanders’ Concert, St. Asaph

07/06/15  Official Naming Ceremony of Class D Lifeboat, Rhyl

10/06/15  ‘Great Denbighshire Menu 2015’ Event, Ysgol Tir Morfa (Vice Chairman attended), Rhyl

Great Denbighshire Menu 2015

Great Denbighshire Menu 2015
Primary School Winner

Great Denbighshire Menu 2015 Secondary School Winner

Great Denbighshire Menu 2015 Secondary School Winner
Cameron Ackroyd pictured with judges,
Graham Tinsley MBE and Andrew Davies

Great Denbighshire Menu 2015 Special School Winner

Great Denbighshire Menu 2015 Special School Winner
Victoria Smith pictured with judges, Bryan Webb and
Councillor Ann Davies, Vice Chair of Denbighshire County Council

11/06/15  Libraries ‘Jungle Event’, (Vice Chairman attended), Rhyl

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11/06/15  Presentation of Colours to the Royal Welsh by the Queen, Cardiff

11/06/15  ‘Working with a Changing Climate’ Event, Carl Sergeant AM attending, Loggerheads Country Park, (Vice Chairman attended), Loggerheads

14/06/15  Chairman of Flintshire’s Civic Service, Leeswood

18/06/15  Primary School Council visit, Ruthin

19/06/15  Presentation of Certificates, Ysgol Tir Morfa, (Vice Chairman attended), Rhyl

19/06/15  Denbighshire’s Enrichfest Performance Evening, (Vice Chairman attended), Llangollen

19/06/15  Armed Forces Day Dinner, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay

20/06/15  North Wales Armed Forces Day, Colwyn Bay

21/06/15  Mayor of Wrexham’s Civic Service, Wrexham

23/06/15  100th Birthday of Morfudd Williams, Dolwen, Denbigh

23/06/15  NWIMF Launch, St. Asaph

26/06/15  ‘Big Bee Day – The Invasion’ Event, Rhug, Corwen

Big Dee Day

26/06/15  Denbighshire’s Enrichfest Performance Evening, Rhyl

28/06/15  ‘Henllan Community Miles’ Launch, (Vice Chairman attended), Henllan

Events attended in May 2015

July 1, 2015

14/05/15  Citizenship Ceremony (Vice Chairman attended), Ruthin

15/05/15  Official Opening of Corwen Museum, Corwen

15/05/15  Mayor of Rhyl’s Charity Dinner (Vice Chairman attended), Rhyl

20/05/15  Mayor of Rhyl’s Mayor Making Evening, Rhyl

21/05/15  Barnard’s Launch Event (Vice Chairman attended), Denbigh

22/05/15  Beam Ceremony, Rhyl High School, Rhyl

22/05/15  Denbighshire’s Enrichfest Awards (Vice Chairman attended), Ruthin

22/05/15  Official opening of new school garden, Ysgol Y Faenol, Bodelwyddan

25/05/15  Urdd Eisteddfod, Caerffilli

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28/05/15  Visit of Ken Skates, AM – Streetgames, St. Mary’s Church, Wellington Road (Vice Chairman attended), Rhyl

30/05/15  60th Wedding Anniversary of Maldwyn and Brenda Roberts, Rhudllan

Councillor Gwyneth Kensler was elected Chairman of Denbighshire County Council on Tuesday 12th May 2015

June 8, 2015

Cllr Kensler is married, has two daughters and four grandchildren. She was born in Oswestry and brought up in Holywell.  From 1960 – 1964 she studied at the University College of North Wales Bangor for a BA degree in French and History and a Teaching Diploma to be qualified to teach French, History, sport and music.   Fluent in Welsh, English, Spanish and French she has travelled widely and has worked and lived in France, New Zealand, Maine, Mexico, Eire, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Italy and Shetland before moving to Denbigh in 1980.

Cllr Kensler thoroughly enjoys her role within the Council, doing her part to achieve the best for the people of Denbighshire. She is thoroughly looking forward to her year as Chairman and hopes to raise a good sum of money for her chosen charities, namely, the Samaritans, Autism Initiatives and Mudiad Meithrin.  Her Consort during her term of office will be Ms Gaynor Morgan Rees.

Cllr Kensler was first elected as a Plaid Cymru Denbigh Town Councillor in 1995, serving until 2004.  Since 1995 she has been County Councillor in Denbigh Central Ward, and she is grateful to the residents for their support and for their trust in her. She was honoured to hold the office of Mayor of Denbigh in 2001/2 and welcomed the National Eisteddfod to Denbigh in 2001.  In 2013/14 she was Mayoress to the Mayor of Denbigh when the National Eisteddfod returned to Denbigh.

Since being on the County Council, Cllr Kensler has served as a Member on scrutiny committees and was Vice Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.  In 2000/2002 she was Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Welsh Language and in 2002/2004, was Cabinet Member with responsibility for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Countryside and Leisure and in 2014/15 she was Vice-Chairman of the Council.  She represented Denbighshire as a member of a North Wales delegation to Southern France, organised by the WLGA and to Co Claire, Eire, as part of Objective One funded projects.  She is a former director of North Wales Tourism Partnership, Careers Board (North East) and Clwydfro and also a former Chair of Governors of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn and governor of Denbigh High School.

Currently she is Secretary of Theatr Twm o’r Nant Management Committee; member of local skate park group, Denbigh Festival, Denbigh Business Group, Chair of Denbigh Museum, Chair of the Denbigh Area Members’ Group and the Council’s representative on Bangor University Court.


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