Archive for March, 2019

Events attended in March 2019

March 13, 2019

01/03/19 – Council Eisteddfod in Ruthin. I opened the Denbighshire Council Eisteddfod and had my picture taken with most of the prize winners.

02/03/19 – We attended the Denbigh Mayor’s Concert at the Town Hall.  The Denbigh Choir were very good and the two soloists also were exceptional. An entertaining evening.

03/03/19 – The Canadian Remembrance Service at Bodelwyddan Marble Church was a very moving service attended by a very large congregation.  11 British Legion Flags were present and also the Canadian Flag carried by Captain Brad Percival.  I laid a wreath on behalf of Denbighshire County Council at the Canadian Memorial Gravestone,and welcomed guests to Bodelwyddan Community Hall later in the day for refreshments.  A lovely day.

Bodelwyddan service 1

Photograph by Barrie Mee

08/03/19 – The Opening of the Rhyl Seafront Travelodge. I was welcomed by David Handyside-Cook, Travelodge Regional Director for Wales and Sophie Owen, Hotel Manager.  After David’s speech I gave my address thanking Travelodge for coming to Rhyl and providing 25 new jobs and finished by wishing them every success in the future.

11/03/19 – Flag raising event for Commonwealth Day at County Hall, Ruthin.  The Commonwealth flag flying event is now in its sixth year and involves so many people of all ages, from all walks of life and provides a positive way for people to link with fellow citizens of the commonwealth in a family that spans across oceans and continents – giving a real sense of hope for the future.

Commonwealth Flag event

14-03-19 Citizenship Ceremony held at the Town Hall, Ruthin.  It’s been a very interesting year with Citizenship’s and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed attending with the High Sheriff of Clwyd for 2018-19 (Lady Elizabeth Hamner) and the Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire (Henry (Harry) Featherstonehaugh)

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15/03/19 High Sheriff’s Celebration of Community Awards held at the Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University.  A pleasant night out in Wrexham in the company of the Chairman of Flintshire (Councillor Paul Cunningham) and his wife (Mrs Joan Cunningham). The awards were very well received and presented by Lady Hamner.

22/03/19  Mayor of St. Asaph’s Charity Ball held at Oriel House, St. Asaph.  The Mayor, Councillor Colin Hardie and his wife Mrs Gwenda Hardie held their Charity Ball at the Oriel House which was attended by over 100 people. I gave a response on behalf of the guests and thanked them for an excellent evening. They raised a lot on money for their charities Tenovous and St Kentigern Hospice.

27/03/19 – School Visits to County Hall, Ruthin.  The final school visit was a fun filled affair with one of the young children announcing we must be “well old” to be County Councillors. These visits have been a lot of fun and I hope all the schools have learned something about Denbighshire County Council and the roles of County Councillors.

31/03/19 Service of ‘Hallowing’ the Restored Bells and Holy Eucharist at St. Peter’s Church Ruthin.  This event in St Peter’s Church, Ruthin was a moving affair conducted in the company of the Bishop of St Asaph who gave the restored bells the blessing. Shortbread in the shape of bells and Simnel cake was a delight after the service.

Ruthin bells

Events attended in February 2019

March 13, 2019

15/02/19 – Chairman’s Charity Dinner held at the Oriel House, St. Asaph with proceeds to the Chairman’s Charity, St. Kentigern Hospice, St. Asaph.  The Chairman and his wife thoroughly enjoyed the evening and wished to thank everyone who made it such a success.  Thanks also to those who provided prizes for the raffle and auction.

16/02/19 – Mayor of Ruthin’s Charity Dinner held at Vale Country Club, Ruthin

22/02/19 – Healthy Schools Celebration held at Ysgol y Parc in Denbigh.

28/02/19 – Sue and I went to the preview of the Corwen Museum which was a very interesting night. We were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed the night.