Ysgol Esgob Morgan Encourages Family Reading
A new idea to get parents reading has been launched at Ysgol Esgob Morgan. Internationally renowned authors The 2 Steves, the school's Patrons of Reading, officially unveiled the Free Little Libraries during their school visit. The idea is to offer a wide selection of books for parents to take as they please in order to be good reading role models for the children by taking books to read for pleasure. Headteacher Mr Redgrave said " As schools we do very well promoting reading for children but we are always looking at ways to keep reading for pleasure at the forefront of lifelong learning. I have wanted this to be the next stage of the Patron of Reading idea for a while". Steve Skidmore, 1 Steve, added "This is a fantastic way a school can share it's love of reading throughout the family. A brilliant idea". There are 3 boxes around the school with a selection of books for parents and grandparents to take and bring one back. The boxes were made by parent of the school Carl Roberts who said he was really pleased to see them up and being used around the school. The Patron of Reading idea began here in Denbighshire at Ysgol Esgob Morgan and is now featuring in over 200 schools across the UK, including authors such as Micheal Rosen, Alan Gibbons and Nick Sharrett. Mr Redgrave said, " I am thrilled its taken off in the way it has. It was an idea to get children to fall in love with reading for pleasure. Having an author the children can call their own, develop a special relationship and keep in contact with creates such a buzz around the school"
County Council Corner
County Councillor Andrew Thomas (East Ward)
These are brief details of some of the matters currently taking place or have taken place. If you wish to know more visit the various web sites or contact me.
Community Facilities programme – The Welsh Government are giving small grants (up to £25,000) and large grants (up to £250,000) to improve community facilities which are useful to, and well used by, people in the community.
Walking and Cycle Routes Consultation -Denbighshire County Council is inviting people to have their say on draft plans to improve walking and cycling routes in the county.closing date for this consultation is20 October 2017.
High St Bollards – Denbighshire C C have agreed to paint the bollards whilst they are painting the lamp posts. They have painted items up to half way up the street and rest will be completed soon.
Removal of litter bins on the High St. – Some bins on the High St, such as that by Swayne Johnson, have been removed as they were attracting rubbish from local shops and residences. The street now seems to be looking a lot tidier.
Ysgol Glan Clwyd – The main new school rooms etc. have now been handed over by the contractor. The leisure facilities have recently been handed over and the facilities will be open to the public from 16th October. The Contractor is hoping to complete the contract by mid November.
Natwest cash machine – It was a surprise to most people to find that the cash machine on the High St had gone. It appears that the usage used to be about 100,000 per year and this has dropped to 37,000 within 2 years. So Natwest do not intend to replace the machine saying that cash can be obtained from Post Offices and there are other cash machines nearby. Also the mobile bank at the Cathedral ceased to come in July. Natwest are forsaking St. Asaph – no comment.
Street parking between the Parish Church and the car park. - Temporary cones are keeping this stretch of road clear at the moment and Denbighshire say they will review the parking at the end of the year.
Cllr Andrew Thomas
County Councillor Peter Scott (West Ward)
Well, with it being August it shouldn’t have been too busy!! The month started with the Gala which was a very well staged affair and a credit to all those involved.
I’ve had my week of watering plants which wasn’t easy but people were very eager to donate water from shops around the city to keep the flower planters looking good.
I’ve had a smattering of events to attend including the Denbigh Show and the Civic Service on September 3rd of our Mayor.
We had a Fun Day at Stanley Park/Bro Havard to show all the residents what DCC are proposing to do in that area to improve the parking and footpaths, including extensive ground works. At a cost of over £1million it will be greatly appreciated.
I’ve had a query from Mr. Derek Jefferies, 10 The Old Palace, in a nutshell complaining that we are losing half the car park to the rear of the surgery on The Common. Having been in touch with the Mayor, Cllr. Colin Hardie and former Cllr. Bill Cowie, I believe that we might only lose one (1) space. The car park was provided by the City Council (with a lot of pressure from Bill Cowie) and I therefore asked for it to be on the agenda for the September meeting of the City Council.