Events attended in November 2017

November 10, 2017

01/11/17 – 100th Birthday Celebration of Alice Robinson, St. Asaph (Vice-Chairman attended)

Alice - 100th birthday

04/11/17 – Charity Screening of Murder on the Orient Express in aid of St. Kentigern Hospice held at the Scala, Prestatyn

05/11/17 – Mayor of Caerwys’ Civic Service held at St. Michael’s Parish Church, Caerwys

08/11/17 – First World War Commemoration Event (Never Such Innocence) held at RAF Valley, Anglesey

09/11/17 – School Council visit to County Hall, Ruthin.

09/11/17 – Denbighshire Sports Awards held at Llangollen Pavilion

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Events attended in October 2017

November 10, 2017

06/10/17 – Mayor of Wrexham’s Charity Dinner Dance, Wrexham

08/10/17 – Isle of Anglesey’s Chairman Civic Service (Vice-Chairman attended)

10/10/17 – Official Launch of Porters Cafe based in Rhyl Library

A successful afternoon, confirming I have used the coffee shop since its opening in December 2016.

As Chair I congratulated the whole group of CAIS on there successful opening of 5 coffee shops to date, and they will be serving light refreshments following my Christmas Carol Service on 4th December at St Thomas’s in Rhyl.

CAIS had a successful day today at Rhyl Library with members of the Public finding out how they could be help in getting qualifications and also back into work.  It is really heartening that out of the 119 unemployed people they have helped, 51 have gone on to employment and over 200 qualifications have been earned.

13/10/17 – Scottish Power Your Champions Awards hed at St. George’s Hotel, Llandudno

15/10/17 – Mayor of Prestatyn’s Civic Service held at St. Melyd’s Church, Meliden

21/10/17 – Official Opening of new Sports Hall/Theatre and Nursery Extension at Fairholme School, St. Asaph (Vice-Chairman attended)

24/10/17 – Youth Service Awards held at Optic Centre, St. Asaph

26/10/17 – School Council visit to County Hall, Ruthin

26/10/17 – Youth Council Event held at County Hall, Ruthin

27/10/17 – Retirement lunch of Mr Trefor Jones CVO CBE, Chairman of St. Kentigern Hospice, St. Asaph

28/10/17 – Opening of 2017 Poppy Appeal held at Morrisons, Rhyl

31/10/17 – 104th Birthday Celebrations of Mr Ernest Frobisher, Meliden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events attended in September 2017

November 9, 2017

02/09/17 – Royal Welsh Freedom Parade, Ruthin

About 130 soldiers from the Royal Welsh paraded through Ruthin to reaffirm the freedom of the county award to the regiment.  The parade was led by Fusilier Llywelyn, the regimental goat, as well as their band.

Hundreds of people turned out to watch the ceremony.

The freedom of the county was awarded to the regiment by Denbighshire County Council in June 2011.

03/09/17 – Mayor of St. Asaph’s Civic Service, St. Asaph (attended by the Vice-Chairman)

04/09/17 – Official Opening of new homes in Gronant Street, Rhyl (attended by the Vice-Chairman)

17/09/17 – Battle of Britain Parade, Rhyl (attended by the Vice-Chairman)

21/09/17 – Tots and Schools Concert, North Wales Music Festival, St. Asaph (attended by the Vice-Chairman)

21/09/17 – Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin

23/09/17 – Musical Session for Babies, North Wales Music Festival, St. Asaph

24/09/17 – Chairman’s Civic Service, St. Thomas’ Church, Rhyl

It was lovely to see the church so full and we were all treated to a feast of entertainment too.

24/09/17 – Performance – A Magnificant Journey, North Wales Music Festival, St. Asaph

25/09/17 – Education Project “Mimosa”, North Wales Music Festival, St. Asaph

28/09/17 – Performance – Aeternam, North Wales Music Festival, St. Asaph

 

 

 

 

 

Events attended in August 2017

August 29, 2017

09/08/17 – Minister (Lesley Griffiths AM) visit to the Biogen Waen Food Waste Facility at St. Asaph.

14/08/17 – Citizenship Ceremony, Ruthin

14/08/17 – Minister (Lesley Griffiths AM) visit to Plas Newydd in Llangollen.

17/08/17 – Denbigh and Flint Show, Denbigh

We were welcomed by the Secretaries and given teas and coffees. The President and the Chair both welcomed us.  I was asked to judge 6 trade stands, and walked for what seemed miles to see each entrant, there being quite a difference in the stands.

The first prize went to the Young Farmers who do a terrific job in both helping young people in farming but also charity works related to farmers and their families.

Second prize was to a Veterinary Practice which is based in Abergele and has branches along the North Wales Coast

Third prize went to a Tractor/farm Equipment Company.

It took around 3 hours to visit each stand and discuss with them what they were about, then re visit with the rosettes.

I visited the Denbighshire and Flintshire Stand which won first prize in their judging competition. We enjoyed the whole day.Flint and Denbigh Show

20/08/17 – Meet the Orchestra Event at Moreton Hall School in Oswestry.

27/08/17 – Rhyl Air Show, Rhyl

Events attended in July 2017

July 21, 2017

01/07/17 – Glan Morfa Roundhouse Celebration was held in Rhyl

Having given a note of thanks to Volunteers and congratulations on the first 12months of the Roundhouse Project we went on to plant plugs with the children and chatted with Mums and Dads about how important this area was for local Residents.

02/07/17 – Family Fun Day at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

I opened the event, praising the work of Denbighshire County Council and the Gardens Committee on the successful way of working to ensure Residents can enjoy the gardens, also thanking Noreen Stevenson previous Chair for her hard work, and continued support to the Committee over many years. I visited all of the stalls, thanking the stall holders, cafe volunteers and nearby Poly Tunnel Committee members for supporting the Day.

Botanical gardens 2

03/07/17 – Chairman’s sponsored Concert held at the Royal Pavilion, Llangollen

The Llangollen Eisteddfod’s opening concert is sponsored by Denbighshire and this year, the 70th Anniversary of the Eisteddfod the concert was a celebration of brass and voices with the combined forces of four formidable male voice choirs and the world class Cory Brass Band.  The reception held prior to the concert was an enjoyable event, so nice to meet and greet the many Chairs, Mayors and invited guests who were able to attend.

04/07/17 – Chairman attended the evening concert at the Llangollen Eisteddfod

Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais and Kristian Benedikt delivered a unique rendition of Puccini’s Tosca, accompanied by the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Orchestra.

06/07/17 – Youth Council Event held at Denbigh Town Hall, Denbigh

06/07/17 – Chairman attended the evening concert at the Llangollen Eisteddfod

We were treated to an evening of music and dance from all corners of the globe as the week’s competitors united together as the international Procession of Nations.

08/07/17 – North Wales Young Dragons Community Cadet Challenge held at Rydal School Colwyn Bay

09/07/17 – Mayor of Ruthin’s Civic Service – held at St. Peter’s Church, Ruthin with lunch to follow at the Vale Country Club. An enjoyable and thoughtful service with lovely food to follow.

09/07/17 – Mayor of Denbigh’s Civic Service – held at St. Mary’s Church in Denbigh. A very nice, thoughtful service with lovely refreshments to follow.

10/07/17 – Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Launch Event held at Prestatyn Library

On arrival I sat and joined the children during story time before welcoming Ken Skates AM Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, to the Library, in my introduction the I discussed with the children how I was scared when they all did their ” monster shout” !

I thanked the children for letting me listen to the story teller, and asked everyone to cheer and clap their thanks. We were all offered some fantastic cakes and drinks before the Minister thanked everyone and left.

reading

13/07/17 – School visit to County Hall, Ruthin. Pupils from Ysgol Bro Fammau visited and had a tour of County Hall.

14/07/17 – Demolition Event at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St. Asaph

Chris Ruane MP, the Mayor of St Asaph, St Asaph Councillor attended.  After my welcome speech we had a tour of the new and old part of the school. The Head Teacher and I were then interviewed as ex-pupils of the school.

15/07/17 – Celebration of the 108th Birthday of Rachel Stanyer at St. David’s Care Home, Rhyl

16/07/17 – Mayor of Rhyl’s Civic Service, Rhyl

The Service was conducted by Rev Andy Grimwood, quite a few Chains attended as did the MP.  I completed a reading (as I am also the Deputy Mayor of Rhyl). I welcomed/ introduced myself to all Chains, local Residents etc.  The Service was very pleasant and at the end everyone sang ” we do like to be by the seaside “!

16/07/17 – St. Kentigern Summer Sale Event in Bodelwyddan

I arrived around 12.30 and met customers and volunteers. It was a very successful event and sales exceeded the expected amounts from other sale days.

20/07/17 – Citizenship Ceremony, Town Hall, Ruthin

23/07/17 – Chairman of Flintshire’s Civic Service, Mold.

 

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.

Armed Forces - Reservists Day 2017

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

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

25/06/17  – Mayor of Wrexham’s Civic Service at St. Giles Parish Church, Wrexham

28/06/17 – North Wales International Music Festival Opening Concert held at St. Asaph Cathedral

30/06/17 – Panel Signing Ceremony at the new school site, Glasdir, Ruthin

After giving a welcome speech to all attending we joined the children in signing 2 timbers that were then installed within the school building.

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.