Events attended in December 2014

January 12, 2015

01/12/14  Wales and West Housing Photoshoot, Cefndy Road, Rhyl

02/12/14  World Under 25 Indoor Bowls Championship, North Wales Indoor Bowls Centre, Prestatyn

04/12/14  Visit from 2 Primary School Councils to County Hall, Ruthin

04/12/14  Children and Young Peoples’ Christmas Party, The Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn

05/12/14  Reading Mentor Initiative Celebration Event, Ruthin

07/12/14  Christmas Pops, St. Thomas’ Church, Rhyl

08/12/14  Visit to Ysgol Caer Drewyn and Ysgol Carrog, Corwen

09/12/14  Christmas Celebration Carol Service, St. Thomas’ Church, Rhyl

10/12/14  Presentation of Reading Mentor Certificate Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St. Asaph

12/12/14  Snow White & the Seven Dwarves Pantomime. Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

14/12/14  100th Birthday of Mrs Olive Andrews, Dolwen, Denbigh

14/12/14  Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols for Christmas, St Thomas’ Church, Rhyl

15/12/14  Visit to Royal Mail Delivery Office, Rhyl

16/12/14  Denbighshire Fostering Christmas Forum, Rhyl Pavilion, Rhyl

18/12/14  Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Anne and Iorwerth Hughes at Stapletons, Rhuddlan

19/12/14  Rhyl Town Cemetery Unmarked Grave Memorial Unveiling, Rhyl


Events attended in November 2014

December 2, 2014

06/11/14  Meeting with City, Town & Community Councils, Ruthin

09/11/14  Remembrance Sunday, Rhyl

10/11/14 Turf Cutting Ceremony at Rhyl High School, Rhyl

Turf cutting

14/11/14  Official Opening of HWB Dinbych, Denbigh

14/11/14 Mayor of Ruthin’s Charity Dinner, Ruthin

15/11/14 Denbighshire Youth Service Young People’s, Celebration Event, Prestatyn

youth service

20/11/14 Official Opening of Waen Anaerobic Digestion Plant, St Asaph

20/11/14 Ministerial Opening of the Bee and Station by Jane Hutt AM, Rhyl  (Vice Chair attended)

20/11/14 Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin  (Vice Chair attended)

21/11/14 Launch of Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Tourism Strategy, Corwen

21/11/14 Chairman of Flintshire’s Charity Casino Evening, Shotton

24/11/14 Visit from 1 Primary School Council, Ruthin

28/11/14 Broomhill Lane Event Launch, Denbigh

28/11/14 Green Links Launch, Rhyl Harbour, Rhyl

green links

Events attended in October 2014

October 23, 2014

02/10/14  Official Opening of the North Wales Bowls Centre, Rhyl

04/10/14  Charity Musical Evening and Organ Recital, Prestatyn

05/10/14  Mayor of Prestatyn’s Civic Service, Prestatyn

05/10/14  North Wales Annual Superkids Event, Mold

08/10/14  Polish Delegation – Official Welcome to Denbighshire, Ruthin

09/10/14  Denbighshire Community Sports Awards, Llangollen

10/10/14  Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership Information Event, Rhyl

10/10/14  Your Champions Awards 2014, Llandudno

Gwen Butler and her dad, her dad of 92 years received an award for services in the Poppy Appeal

Gwen Butler and her dad, her dad of 92 years received an award for services in the Poppy Appeal


Your Champions 2

12/10/14  Mayor of Caerwys’ Civic Service, Caerwys

17/10/14  Mayor of Wrexham’s Charity Dinner Dance, Wrexham

18/10/14  Chairman of Flintshire’s Just Desserts Afternoon, Mancot

20/10/14  Food Dudes : Visits to Ysgol Tir Morfa and Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn, Denbigh and Rhyl


Food Dudes 1 Food Dudes 2

22/10/14  Visit from 2 Primary School Councils, Ruthin

23/10/14  Diamond Wedding Anniersary of Gwenfron and Elwyn Lewis, Rhuddlan

23/10/14  North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner First Community Awards Ceremony. Abergele

24/10/14  Poppy Appeal Launch, White Rose Centre, Rhyl

28/10/14 Minister for Health & Social Services Visit to Nant y Mor, Prestatyn, Vice Chair attended

30/10/14  Graduation Ceremony, Glyndwr University, Wrexham , Vice Chair attended




Events attended in September 2014

September 18, 2014

06.09.14  Alzhiemers Fun Day, Rhyl

Rhyl Town Fair

07.09.14  Mayor of Rhuddlan’s Civic Service, Rhuddlan

08.09.14  Tour of Britain Stage 2 Hospitality Event, Llandudno

10.09.14  National Quality Award for Healthy Schools Celebration, Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St. Asaph

Chairman with the Mayor of St. Asaph and Sally Peake

Chairman with the Mayor of St. Asaph and Sally Peake

Chairman with Head Boy and Head Girl of Ysgol Glan Clwyd and Sally Peake.

Head Teacher with Head Boy and Head Girl of Ysgol Glan Clwyd and Sally Peake.

11.09.14  Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin

14.09.14  Chair of St. Asaph’s Civic Service, Vice Chair attended, St. Asaph

14.09.14  Chair of Conwy’s Civic Service, Conwy

18.09.14  Visit from 3 Primary School Councils to County Hall, Ruthin

23.09.14  Benefits Advice Shop Annual General Meeting, Rhyl

24.09.14  Visit to Ironworks in Oswestry

ironworks visit

24.09.14  North Wales International Music Festival Schools Concert, Vice Chair attended, St. Asaph

24.09.14  ODEL Celebrating Achievement Event, Rhyl

25.09.14  North Wales International Music Festival – In the Beginning – Primary Schools Project, St. Asaph

26.09.14  Rhyl Triathlon – Prize Presentation Event, Rhyl

28.09.14  Chair of Anglesey’s Civic Service, Vice Chair attended, Anglesey


Events attended in August 2014

September 18, 2014

02.08.14  WW1/Armed Forces Commemoration Day, Rhyl

02-08-14 WW1 Armed Forces Commemoration Day

03/08.14  WW1 Commemoration Service, Ruthin

03.08.14  WW1 Commemoration Concert, Rhyl

04.08.14  National Service of Commemoration, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

10.08.14  Rhuddlan Historic Society WWA Commemoration, Rhuddlan

13.08.14  60th Wedding Anniversary of Harold and Marjorie Catherall, Rhuddlan

21.08.14  Denbigh and Flint Show, Denbigh

22.08.14  Community Summer Celebration, Rhyl

23.08.14  The Denbigh Show, Denbigh

24.08.14  Proms on the Prom, Rhyl Events Arena, Rhyl

25.08.14  Gwyl Ger y Mor, Rhyl

30 – 31.08.14  WW1 Event / Rhyl Air Show, Rhyl

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

26.07.14  WW1 Commemorative Services, St. Asaph Cathedral, St. Asaph

26.07.14  Rhyl Beach Festival, Rhyl

27.07.14  Chairman’s Civic Service, St. Thomas’ Church, Rhyl

27-07-14 Civic Service

31.07.14  Supper with the High Sheriff of Clwyd, Bodfari



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

D Day event DSCF2539 D-Day event DSCF2546

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

Rotary Garden Fete - DSCF2571 Rotary Garden Fete - DSCF2575

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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