2017 City Celebrations
Next year St. Asaph will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of City Status, an honour bestowed on the city by H.M. The Queen on June 1st 2012.
To mark the anniversary a number of events are being planned including a Flower Festival, a concert and a special service in the Cathedral.
These events are in the early planning stages and the City Council, who are organising the concert, would like to hear from any local musicians who would like their talents to be featured on this special occasion.
A committee, led by Dr. Janet Cameron, are in the process of organising the Flower Festival which promises to be a wonderful occasion in the superb setting of the Cathedral.
City Councillors are meeting with Denbighshire County Council officers to ensure that the city looks its best for the anniversary and are appealing to local traders and residents to play a vital role in ensuring that the city really puts on its ‘Sunday Best’ and presents a welcome to visitors.
Flower planters in the city are to be filled with beautiful yellow roses and it is hoped that colourful hanging baskets throughout the High Street will play an important part in presenting an attractive and welcoming face to visitors.
The City Mayor, Councillor Colin Hardie, told the City Times, “This is an event in which everyone can play their part to ensure its success and I’m sure that the exceptional community of St. Asaph will rally round and make the anniversary celebrations something to remember.” It may only be five years but it has been an eventful five years. 2012 proved to also be a year many residents would prefer to forget as the celebration of the long awaited award of City Status at the start of the summer was followed in the November by the flood which devastated many homes and families. By 2017 however, we will also be celebrating the completion of the first phase of the improved flood defences which will, help to bring a new confidence to those affected.”
Santa Claus is Coming
The Rotary Club of the City of St Asaph will once again be bringing Christmas Cheer to local streets in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Santa and his helpers will be travelling around the City and local areas ensuring all have the opportunity to see Santa. Look out for him at the times and places shown below. All children of any age are welcome to come out to speak to him as he passes. Rotarians will also be bringing Santa and the Rotary Float to the Winter Fair at the Cathedral on the 25th November. The children of the VP school will have a special visit from Santa on 9th December. Fans should also look out for him at the Co-op car park on Saturday the 17th December. Finally for those who wish to speak to Santa he will be spending the weekends at the North Wales Garden World Grotto. As usual all proceeds recieved from all the activities will be donated to charity and hence the Rotarians wish to thank North Wales Garden World and The CO-OP in St Asaph for giving permission for Rotary to use their stores as venues. We also wish in advance to thank, the Mayor Colin Hardie, his wife, Gwenda and PCSO Dave Jones for their active support and all the many other supporters who help with the work of Santa during this period. Do not miss Santa – Ho Ho Ho and a Merry Christmas to All.
SANTA WILL BE APEARING AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES
- Saturday 3rd 2 - 4pm Santa’s Grotto at the North Wales Water Gardens, Kinmel Bay
- Sunday 4th 2 - 4pm Santa’s Grotto at the North Wales Water Gardens, Kinmel Bay
- Friday 9th 3-6pm VP School
- Saturday 10th 2 - 4pm Santa’s Grotto at the North Wales Water Gardens, Kinmel Bay
- Sunday 11th 2 - 4pm Santa’s Grotto at the North Wales Water Gardens, Kinmel Bay
- Monday 12th 6-8pm Clwydian Park
- Tuesday 13th 6-8pm Bishops Walk
- Wed’sday 14th 6-8pm Mount Road, Llys yr Felin
- Saturday 17th 10-4pm St.Asaph Coop
- Saturday 17th 2 - 4pm Santa’s Grotto at the North Wales Water Gardens, Kinmel Bay
- Sunday 18th 2 - 4pm Santa’s Grotto at the North Wales Water Gardens, Kinmel Bay
- Monday 19th 6-8pm Heol Esgob, Roe Park
- Tuesday 20th 6-8pm Rhuallt, Tai Cochian