Events attended in April 2018

April 26, 2018

05/04/18 – Judging of entries for the Denbighshire School Arts Competition along with local artist Keith Bowen at County Hall, Ruthin.

15/04/18 – British Heart Foundation Volunteers Event held at Wellington Road Community Centre, Rhyl.

20/04/18 – Isle of Anglesey County Council Chairman’s Charity Concert held at the Memorial Hall in Amwlch.





Events attended in March 2018

March 19, 2018

01/03/18 – Chairman’s Charity Dinner held at the 1891 Restaurant in Rhyl.

The Chairman’s Charity dinner went ahead, despite the horrendous weather we had in North Wales.  The evening was held in the new 1891 Restaurant, and was well attended by Civic Dignitaries, Councillors and members of the public.

Apollo Bingo from Rhyl kindly held a “bingo” game and generously donated prizes for the game of chocolate food hamper; £100 voucher and a voucher to play bingo at the Apollo bingo Hall in Rhyl.

Many other prizes had been donated including a Glamping and Bowls weekend for a family of 4 and Bowls voucher for a family donated by Mr Noah Robinson from Prestatyn Entertainment and Bowls Centre, Prestatyn.

Guests were entertained by Bond Entertainment from Shropshire.

02/03/18 – Mayor of St. Asaph’s Charity Ball held in St. Asaph.

04/03/18 – Pups on the Prom Fundraising Event

Over 100 dogs brought their owners on the dog walk for St Kentigern Hospice on Sunday 4th March, a special thanks to the Mayquay in Kinmel Bay and the Arena/Beach Cafe who supplied free treats for all the dogs and free tea and coffee for their owners.  A special thanks to Arena/Beach Cafe who gave an extra £80 they had collected to the Charity.

08/03/18 – Citizenship Ceremony held at the Town Hall, Ruthin (Vice-Chair attended)

08/03/18 – The Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd Awards Ceremony held in Bodelwyddan (Vice-Chair attended)

12/03/18 – Commonwealth Day Flag Raising Event held at the flagpole at County Hall in Ruthin.

Held to celebrate Commonwealth Day, the event was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Mr Harry Featherstonehaugh who is the Queen’s representative in the County and the Mayor of Ruthin Councillor Jim Bryan.

Commonwealth Day 12-03-18

14/03/18 – Reach Out and Read (‘ROAR’) Visits to Schools in Denbigh

14/03/18 – Presentation to League of Friends at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan

15/03/18 – Official Opening of Ysgol Glan Clwyd by the First Minster for Wales in St. Asaph


16/03/18 – Chairman of Flintshire’s Charity Civic Dinner held in Mold.

19/03/18 – Rhyl Town Women’s Guild visit to County Hall, Ruthin

23/03/18 – High Sheriff of Clwyd Community Awards held in Ruthin School



Events attended in February 2018

March 19, 2018

10/02/18 – Mayor of Llandudno’s Charity Ball held in Llandudno

22/02/18 – School Councils Visit to County Hall, Ruthin

24/02/18 – The Chairman and Consort attended a Night at the Opera – Gala Celebration Reception and Concert held at Glyndwr University, Wrexham which was a very entertaining evening.   The Wrexham Symphony Orchestra and North Wales Opera Studio presented a concert of staged scenes from ten of the world’s most popular operas – La Traviata, The Merry Widow, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Carmen, Tosca, Turandog, The Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte and Die Fledermaus and was a thoroughly enjoyable.

24/02/18 – Mayor of Caerwys’ Charity Variety Evening held in Caerwys (Vice-Chair attended)



Events attended in January 2018

January 29, 2018

12/01/18 – Lloyd George  Event – held in Llanystumdwy and included a fly past and also a tour of the Lloyd George Museum.

18/01/18 –  Citizenship Ceremony – held at the Town Hall, Ruthin.

25/01/18 – School Council visit to County Hall, Ruthin

27/01/18 – Denbigh Mayor’s Charity Concert – held at Denbigh Town Hall


Events attended in December 2017

December 22, 2017

01/12/17 – Visit to the new School Site at Glasdir Ruthin along with pupils from Rhos Street and Ysgol Pen Barras (Vice-Chairman attended).

04/12/17- Christmas Celebration Carol Service. Held at St. Thomas’ Church in Rhyl.

Carol Service

A lovely way to start the Christmas celebrations, enjoying musical performances from young people from across Denbighshire, traditional Carols and readings from Denbighshire staff.  All rounded off with tea, mince pies and a chat after the service.  So good to see so many in the Church from Denbighshire and surrounding areas.

07/12/17 – School Council visit to County Hall, Ruthin

14/12/17 – Visited Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Corwen’s Year 5 and 6 class. The children were so pleased to get their pictures back and receive a book token to thank them for entering the Freedom Parade drawing competition.

18/12/17 – 100th birthday celebrations of William John Pritchard (Bill) in Ruthin (Vice-Chairman attended)

181217 William John Pritchard (Bill) 100th

19/12/17 – “Let’s Celebrate” – Denbighshire Reading Mentoring Initiative – visit to the following schools to meet with the young readers, staff and mentors:

  • Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph
  • Ysgol Trefnant
  • Ysgol Tremeirchion
  • Ysgol Bryn Clwyd, Llandyrnog
  • Ysgol Frongoch
  • Ysgol Pendref
  • Denbigh High School


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

12/11/17 – Remembrance Day Sunday Service held in St. Thomas’ Church, Rhyl

16/11/17 – School Council visit to County Hall, Ruthin

18/11/17 – Mayor of Ruthin’s Charity Dinner held at Vale Country Club, Ruthin

25/11/17 – Christmas Fair held at St. Kentigern Hospice, St. Asaph

28/11/17 – Mayor of Ruthin’s Charity Cheese and Wine Evening held in Ruthin



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.


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.