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iBeacons Project To Enhance Visitor Experience

For the past few months a small committee of members of the St. Asaph City Council have been working with experts in their field to establish an innovative, personal and interactive Ibeacons tour of our city to provide visitors with a fascinating insight into the history and diversity of the locality.
Ibeacons are simply small pieces of advanced technology which enable visitors to access information, pictures and sound on smart phones and tablets using a low energy Bluetooth signal which can also determine where the smartphone user is located. Simply by loading the ‘Locly’ ap onto your phone a tour of the city will become a wonderfully interactive experience. which guides you on a tour of places of interest.
With Ibeacons you can see photographs, hear music, and read all about the history of local landmarks. You can listen to the late Dylan Thomas reading an excerpt from “The Outing” in August 1953 at a BBC recording in the Dean’s Library shortly before he died, you can learn about the skirmishes which affected the cathedral during periods of civil unrest or you can enjoy the riverside with information about the flora and fauna. There is so much more to make a visit to our city memorable and informative by simply putting the advances in technology to good use.
The Council backed Ibeacons scheme will also tie in with work being carried out within the Cathedral where a project to introduce an interactive experience for visitors is shortly to be installed.
St. Asaph City Council is grateful to Cadwyn Clwyd who have sponsored the Ibeacons project in St. Asaph.

Free Course To Help Businesses Combat Cybercrime

A free course is being offered to protect businesses from the growing threat of cybercrime. Denbighshire County Council is providing a workshop to businesses on Cyber Essentials, a UK Government backed, industry-supported, foundation for basic cybersecurity.
The one-day course will cover the Cyber Essentials framework, best practice to mitigate cybersecurity risks and understanding external and internal cyber threats to businesses.
Businesses in the county are being offered a free place on this course, normally £70 per person.The course will take place at Caledfryn, Smithfield Road, Denbigh, on October 2, starting at 9.30am.To book or for more information visit

This cartoon is from a book produced by local artist Ron Organ entitled “These Are The Jokes Folks! All sales of which were donated to Hope House.