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Chief Executive to leave Denbighshire

Denbighshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Dr Mohammed Mehmet has announced that he will stand down from his role in April 2018.
He joined Denbighshire in late 2007 as an interim Corporate Director for Lifelong Learning before successfully being appointed Chief Executive.
Dr Mehmet, said: “My reason for leaving is simply that I believe it’s time for a change: for me and Denbighshire. I started in Denbighshire in December 2007 – on a six month contract! The ten years since have been wonderful for me. I have worked with the best staff in the UK and elected members have allowed me to do the job in my own way and have backed me with strong support. I have been lucky and proud to work here as the Chief Executive.
“There is probably never the ideal time for such decisions, but I wanted the new council to settle after the local elections and for members to agree their Corporate Plan before they had to worry about replacing their Chief Executive.
I hope that announcing this early will give everyone time to adjust. It should give members time to appoint my replacement while I’m still here and I will, of course, work with members and officers to ensure a smooth transition.
Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: "I would like to show my appreciation to Mohammed for transforming Denbighshire during his period as our Chief executive.
“Mohammed has guided both officers and members through difficult and challenging times into being one of the highest performing councils in Wales, His vision and commitment has set the foundations for Denbighshire to manage the future with confidence and it has been a pleasure to work alongside him,”

Abergele Rambling Club

On 9th July we enjoyed a coach trip to Cheshire to walk part of the Sandstone Trail. The coach dropped us off at Bickerton Church where we had a delightful walk along the trail taking in views of Clwydian Hills, Cheshire Plains and after making a stop at Beeston Castle we made our way along the Shropshire Union Canal passing the Wharton’s Lock on our way to Tiverton where the coach was waiting for us. On our way home the coach took us to the Bod Erw Hotel in St. Asaph where we enjoyed a meal before returning to Abergele.
Since then we’ve enjoyed walks on the Rhinogs from Eisingrug, Conwy circular, took the bus to Llanfairfechan and walked back over Penmaenmawr quarry to Conwy, and another walk over different paths to Penmaenmawr quarry from Penmaenmawr, a circular walk from Rhosesmor on Halkyn Mountain, a walk from Rhuallt over Moel Maenefa and a lovely walk from Denbigh ending with a walk around the Denbigh town walls. (Thanks to Daphne for obtaining the keys), Mochdre to Bryn Pydew and back & Moel y Parc from Bodfari.
We have a new programme beginning in October with lots of varied walks.
Our Annual dinner will be early in the New Year which will be a celebration of 30 years walking as Abergele Ramblers.
We have now got a web site.. Please see below. There, you will find photos from most of our walks and a programme of our forthcoming walks.
If you’re interested in joining our club please phone Beryl 01492 580724 Sue 01492 518673 or email Bernie at dearbernadette@yahoo.co.uk or visit our web site www.abergeleramblers.wixsite.com