This picture of pupils at St. Asaph Infants School should bring back many memories. How many of these faces do you recognise?
Back row l. to r.: John Groves, Roy Jones, Bobby Jones, David Mortimer, Kevin Bird, Leslie Basford, Martin Barlow, David Morton, Jim Groves.
Middle row: Peter Tinsley, Susan Foulkes, Pearl Foulkes, Wendy Gleaves, Rita Pearson, Helen Pearce, ?, Linda Evans, Elizabeth Roberts, Norman St Angelo.
Front row: ?, Judith Allen?, Lorraine Clayton, ?, Glenys ?, ?, ? Davies. Some of them may be wrong.
Two deserving charities shared approximately £2000 as a result of the City of St. Asaph Mayor’s Ball held at Oriel House Country Hotel, on Friday, March 3rd.
The Mayor, Councillor Colin Hardie and Mayoress, Mrs. Gwenda Hardie welcomed over 100 guests including the High Sherrif and civic dignitaries from neighbouring authorities.
The Civic heads were welcomed into the event to the tune of “Working on the Chain Gang” which set the scene for a lively evening of dancing and chat. Entertainment was provided by DJ Graham Leedham.
Rogue Traders Impersonate Council Workers
Denbighshire residents are advised to be alert following reports of rogue callers impersonating council tax officers.
man turned up unexpectedly at a house on Roy Avenue in Prestatyn, and stated that he was investigating council tax arrears owed by a previous resident.
person of that name is known to have previously lived at the address. The householder acted prudently and refused entry to the caller before reporting the incident to North Wales Police and Denbighshire Council the following day.
caller was driving an unmarked white van and was wearing a lanyard with an identification card which was not shown. He failed to introduce himself and left no paperwork at the address.
representative from the council tax service has confirmed that no employee of the service was in the area at that time and explains that Council employees are instructed to always wear identification, hand it over for inspection and will always leave details of who they are.
Council have also received reports of other incidents the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Dyserth areas. The first relates to a lone male who stated he was from a money saving website who is believed to be trying to sell insurance, but information on this is limited.
second incident relates to a group of males knocking door to door selling cleaning products and small knick - knacks, again information is limited on these individuals.
David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said: “The Council is committed to tackling those involved in rogue calling crime and will use all means at our disposal to ensure they are swiftly brought to justice.”
“Rogue traders usually turn up announced, claim to be respectable trades people when they are not and use a range of deceptions to gain personal information which they later misuse or charge inflated prices for sub-standard or unnecessary work.
“However, an effective way of preventing these incidents from happening in the first place is by raising awareness of the problem and advising members of the public on what steps they can take to better protect themselves from falling victim.
"We would recommend that you never engage anyone who turns up at your door and never give them money up front or disclose any personal or financial information. We would also caution against keeping large sums of cash in your own home.”
information about how to protect yourself against bogus callers can be found on the Trading Standards section of the Denbighshire County Council website: www.denbighshire.gov.uk