Profile – Councillor Meirick Lloyd Davies

June 14, 2019

A Carpenter by trade, retiring in 1996 as a Local Government Chief Building Control Officer.

Married to Nesta – they have four sons and four grandchildren.

Former Member of the Borough Council, becoming a member of Denbighshire County Council in 1996.

Former Chairman of Denbighshire County Council in 2004/05 and 2010/11 and former Chair of various County Council Committees.

Current Chair of North Wales Fire & Rescue Service.

Former Member of:

Wales University Council, National Library Council of Wales and Welsh Books Council.

Hobbies include proudly spending time with his family, an interest in local history and a member of a number of Historical Societies.

Active in his local Chapel in Cefn Meiriadog and one of the Elders since 1977.

 

Events attended in May 2019

May 20, 2019

03/05/19 – Installation of Mayor and Annual Meeting of Denbigh Town Council held at Denbigh Town Hall, Denbigh.

The evening was watching the ceremony to install the new Mayor of Denbigh ( Cllr Gaynor Wood-Tickle) The outgoing Mayor was thanked for all her hard work and was followed by light refreshments.

10/05/19 – Mayor of Prestatyn Charity Evening was at Nant Hall Hotel, Prestatyn in a marquee attached to the hotel. A very enjoyable evening was had with musical entertainment and Karaoke.  The Mayor, Councillor Anton Sampson raised £1300 on the night for RNLI.

 

Events attended in April 2019

April 30, 2019

04/04/19 Ministerial Visit by Hannah Blythin AM to Rhyl.  We couldn’t have picked a worse day for a Ministerial visit to Rhyl, it rained the whole time we were walking round the Town. The visit started in SC2 which the Minister was very impressed with, and then escorted her around the other developments in the Town Centre

05/04/19 Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Chairman Charity Concert at Ysgol Gyfun, Llangefni.  This was an excellent evening show with 3 brilliant acts. The highlight was Gruffydd Wyn Roberts from 2018 Britain’s Got Talent who is really talented with funds raised going to the Chairman’s charity, the new St. David’s Anglesey Hospice.

25/04/19 Presentation of Certificate concerning Ruthin’s status as a ‘Coach friendly town’ held at Ruthin Craft Centre.  A super achievement for Ruthin Town Council who have worked very hard to attain this award of Coach friendly town. I think Wales has 5 coach friendly towns/ cities with Ruthin now being one and more per population than the rest of the UK.

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26/04/19 – Mayor of Rhuddlan’s Fish & Chip Evening and Picture Quiz of Rhuddlan.  An evening in Rhuddlan Community Centre was held to raise money for the Mayor of Rhuddlan, Councillor Gareth Rowlands’ Charity, Rhyl Raptors Wheelchair Sports Club.  This included a quiz about Rhuddlan (which we didn’t do very well in) and a fish and chip supper which we did better at!

27/04/19  Rhyl Town Council Mayor’s Charity Evening.  This evening event was held in Rhyl Town Hall to raise money for the Mayor of Rhyl, Councillor Win Mullen-James’ chosen charities, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Branch of the British Heart Foundation and the North Wales Women’s Centre.  There were numerous acts who gave their time for free to help the Mayor.  One of the highlights was a Choir from Mind who had the room in tears. The evening raised over £700, well done all.

30/04/19 Enterprise North Wales Celebration and Final Event 2019 held at the Conwy Business Centre, Llandudno.

A lovely day spent viewing stalls and giving out prizes to some very inventive children from schools all over North Wales. Ysgol John Bright from Llandudno were the overall winners.

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

Events attended in January 2019

February 7, 2019

17/01/19 – the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Town Hall in Ruthin was a very nice affair.  I think we had 5 new citizens from all over the World.

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25/01/19 – Cynnig’s Activity Celebrations on 25th were held in Theatre Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh.

We were entertained by numerous vulnerable adults with presentations ranging from cooking, essays, singing, art, walking and fishing which lasted from 7.00pm until 9.30pm. This was followed by a buffet in the Theatre, unfortunately we didn’t win any of the plentiful raffle prizes!!

Could we thank Nathan and his team for looking after us during the evening which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Events attended in December 2018

December 14, 2018

04/12/18 – A Christmas Celebration – Denbighshire Carol Serice was held at St. Asaph Parish Church, St. Asaph.  An evening of music and celebration at the start of the run up to Christmas.  A lovely evening enjoyed by all who attended.

11/12/18 – School Visit to County Hall, Ruthin

12/12/18 – Early start this morning so as to be able to visit the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Rhyl.  I was shown around by Office Manager, Graham Simpson (on the right in the picture).  The site is very busy with the Christmas rush but everyone was very pleasant and found time to talk to me.  I would like to wish all the staff there a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well as Happy Sorting!

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14/12/18   This picture of me and Sue was taken at the Mayor of Denbigh’s 50th birthday Charity Celebration. The evening was very enjoyable with good company and a Country & Western duo who entertained us all night.

We were made very welcome and would like to thank Catherine for an excellent evening.

Mayor of Denbigh 50th

Events attended in November 2018

December 14, 2018

11/11/18 –  Special Remembrance Service to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War was held in St. Asaph Cathedral, St. Asaph.

11/11/18 – The Battle is Over – afternoon remembrance service held in St. Mary’s Church, Rhuddlan.

15/11/18 – Citizenship ceremony held in the Town Hall, Ruthin

21/11/18 – School Visit to County Hall, Ruthin

Events attended in October 2018

October 24, 2018

04/10/18 – Official Opening of the Denbigh Library following its recent refurbishment.  I welcomed all present and Dafydd Lloyd Ellis was there to represent the Welsh Government and give a speech. It was pleasant being shown around the new set up.

Later in the morning I attended the Denbigh Music Centre visit attended by Kirsty Williams who listened to comments from the music centre staff, telling her how they are improving the music lessons for pupils around Denbigh.

14/10/18 – We visited Llangefni, Anglesey for the Chair of Ynys Mon’s Civic Service.  This was a very nice Service followed by afternoon tea in the Town Hall.

15/10/18 – School visit to Council Chambers

19/10/18 – Attended at Rhyl Library to welcome Eluned Morgan AM on a flying visit to view the work of Communities for Work and Communities for Work Plus Projects in the Library. Eluned was very impressed about the work being carried out by the team there.

Rhyl Library

 

19/10/18 – Mayor of Wrexham’s Charity Dinner Dance held at the Ramada Hotel, Wrexham.

20/10/18 – Installation of the Chancellor and Bailiff of St. David’s and Prior for Wales Visitation to North Wales which was held at St. Asaph Cathedral.

28/10/18 – We attended the Mayor of Caerwys’ Civic Service, held in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Caerwys.  A lovely service.

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Events attended in September 2018

September 26, 2018

02/09/18 – Mayor of St Asaph’s Civic Service held at St. Asaph Cathedral. A nice day with the people of St Asaph.

03/09/18 – Merchant Navy Day – raising the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day at the flagpoles outside County Hall, Ruthin. It was good to see so many there for this event and a great pleasure to welcome Mr Ted Evans, 96 who joined the Merchant Navy in 1936 as a cabin boy and gave us an insight into the significant importance and often very dangerous conditions of life in the Merchant Navy.

 

07/09/18 – Emergency Services Day – the first year that this flag flying event has been held to recognise and thank our 999 services. The event was held at the flagpoles outside County Hall, Ruthin and we were lucky to have members of the Police, Ambulance Service and Fire Brigade with us.

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07/09/18 – Panel Signing Ceremony at Ysgol Carreg Emlyn – the framework of the school had been built up over the summer break so we signed one of the inside panels, the school children were very excited and impressed with the progress at the School.

Carreg Emlyn

08/09/18 – RAF Centenary Cathedral Service and Parade held in Bangor as part of the 100th Anniversary Celebrations. A very good turnout at the Cathedral on what was an atrocious day as the rain didn’t stop. Unfortunately due to the bad weather the scheduled fly past was unable to go ahead.

13/09/18 – Ysgol Pen Barras visit to the Denbighshire Council offices and the Council Chamber in Ruthin.

13/09/18 – Panel signing at Ysgol Llanfair DC where the panel we signed was placed in the School wall afterwards.

16/09/18 – Wreath laying ceremony in Rhyl to celebrate the Battle of Britain with the RAF Air Force Cadets. The wreath laying followed a Service at St Thomas Church, Rhyl.

16/09/18 – Chairman of Conwy’s Civic Service held at St Mary Magdalene Church, Cerrigydrudian. This was a nice service followed by afternoon tea at the White Lion.

20/09/18 – North Wales Superkids held an information event at their grotto in the Old Library, Raikes Lane, Mold. This Charity sends out Christmas presents to children whose parents are unable to provide for them at this time. They are always looking for presents, donations and wool. A very worthwhile Charity.

21/09/18 – Panel signing at Christ the World Catholic School site in Rhyl.

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23/09/18 – Chairman’s Civic Service, held at St. Asaph Cathedral.  A very successful day attended by over 150 people who all enjoyed the Service.