Events attended in March 2016

March 11, 2016

01/03/16  St. David’s Day 2016 Competition, Ruthin

04/03/16  Mayor of St. Asaph’s Charity Ball (Vice-Chair attended)

04/03/16  High Sheriff of Clwyd’s Awards 2016, Llandudno

On Friday night I attended the High Sheriff awards ceremony in Llandudno.

DVSC awards were to Darren Murray – in recognition of his work with Ruthin Community and First Responders; Bessie Owen – in recognition of her work with St Kentigern Hospice Shop in Denbigh and Siop Pwllglas, represented by Sharon Newell – bringing the people of Pwllglas together through a community owned and run village shop and social hub.  Darren Murray was also given the High Sheriff Commendation for outstanding service to the community by an individual.


13/03/16  St. David’s Day Event, Community Centre, Bodelwyddan

14/03/16  School Council Visits to County Hall, Ruthin

15/03/16  Chairman of Flintshire County Council’s Charity Dinner, Mold

23/03/16  Chairman’s Charity Concert, Llangollen Pavilion

29/03/16  60th Wedding Anniversary of Mr and Mrs Barrett, Rhuddlan

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31/03/16  Mayor of Rhyl’s Gala Awards Evening (Vice-Chair attended)



Events attended in February 2016

March 9, 2016

04.02.16  Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin

09.02.16  The North Wales Cancer Appeal Annual General Meeting, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan

11.02.16  Primary School Visits to County Hall, Ruthin

28.02.16  Chairman of Conwy’s Civic Service, Betws y Coed


Events attended in January 2016

March 1, 2016

06.01.16  Official Opening of Civica Partnersip (Elwy) Offices, Rhyl

14.01.16  Primary School Visits to County Hall, Ruthin

16.01.16  Mayor of Prestatyn and Meliden’s Charity Concert, Prestatyn

29.01.16  Cynnig’s Activity Celebration, Theatr Twm O’r Nant, Denbigh

Cynnig Activity Celebration

On January the 29th 2016, Cynnig held its fourth Activity Celebration night at Theartr Twm O’r Nant, Denbigh.

The Cynnig activity project was started in 2010, initially for adults with learning disabilities to help them overcome their feelings of social exclusion and isolation.

Over the five years that the project has been running, the criterion has expanded to include adults with autism, mental health difficulties and brain injuries who also experience social isolation.  Cynnig now has around 250 individuals regularly taking part in activities.

The activity celebration in January allowed participants to showcase their achievements in the various activities.

A film was shown of participants taking part in the cookery lunch club.

The lunch club encourages participants to develop greater life skills. Individuals are involved with the planning, shopping and preparing of a main meal and pudding. They then eat together and socialise.

The arts and craft group displayed some of the wonderful arts works that they had made over the course of the year.

Arts & craft have a therapeutic effect and encourage dexterity.

Presentations were made by participants who had taken part in the metal detecting and fishing activities and the role of volunteers in the organization was acknowledged and celebrated.

The story writing group kept us entertained with their selection of amusing short stories written for the event.

Two solos were bravely performed by Rhiannon and Mark, regulars from the music & drama group.  A sad farewell was said to Emma Rogers, the Cynnig music and drama tutor who had been with the company for five years and has helped so many people increase their confidence.

We wish her well in her new job.

Awards were presented to individuals who had who taken part in the weekend walks and the amount of miles they had walked over the course of a year was calculated.

The culmination of the evening was the presentation of the Cynnig male achiever and female achiever of the year awards.  This award recognises individuals who have shown exceptional progress as a result of taking part in Cynnig activities.

This year’s male achiever of the year award was won by Philip Smith and the female achiever of the year was won by Lauren Summers.

The awards were presented by last year’s winners, Dean Clarke and Heather Graham.

Well done to all the participants who made the night such an enjoyable success.

30.01.16  Mayor of Denbigh’s Charity Concert, Denbigh



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

Noriko Ogawa - St Asaph International Music Festival

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

New Dance Company

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


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