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City Status Celebrations Plans Progressing

St. Asaph City Council, the Flower Festival Group and other organisations within the City came together recently at an Open Meeting called by the Council, to discuss the arrangements already in hand to celebrate the 5th anniversary of City Status and the involvement of other organisations in ensuring a successful and memorable event to take place from June 1st—June 4th inclusive.
The Mayor, Cllr. Colin Hardie, welcomed everyone to the meeting and expressed his gratitude for the interest and enthusiasm being shown.
The meeting heard that the Flower Festival, the main four day event in the Cathedral, has attracted interest from Flower Clubs from all over North Wales and beyond, and promises to be a flower extravaganza to attract huge support with coach companies already stating their interest.
The Cathedral, with its beautiful interior and wonderful history, will provide a spectacular setting for the Flower Festival and an unrivalled setting for many of the very best floral arrangers to demonstrate their skills.
Events planned by the City Council will include a Hog Roast at Oriel House Hotel on the evening of the first day; a Walking Treasure Hunt followed by beacons and fireworks on Friday evening; and a Concert in the Cathedral on Saturday evening .
St. Asaph Football Club will be staging a Junior Football Tournament on the Saturday and the Parish Church will be organising a ‘Messy Church’ and other events during the celebrations which will close on Sunday evening with a service in the Cathedral.
St. Asaph Community Association will be staging their annual Scarecrow Competition and that the winners and as many of the entries as possible will be on show at the Parish Church to allow the public to enjoy the display.
If your organisation would like to take part in the celebrations by organising your own events please contact the Clerk to the Council by e.mail at
The events planned to date are advertised elsewhere in this publication and the June issue of City Times will be published a week earlier than usual to accommodate any new information or events, updates and details prior to the celebrations on June 1st - 4th.
Any donations towards the cost of the Flower Festival or sponsorships from local businesses would be very much appreciated.