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City Councillors

At the annual meeting of St. Asaph City Council the Mayor, Cllr. Colin Hardie and Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Rosalind Williams, were re-elected to serve a further term in office.
Members of the Council pictured are, left to right, Denise Hodgkinson, Curtis Shea, Mike Gedd, John Roberts, Peter Scott, Colin Hardie, Andrew Thomas, Rosalind Williams, Joanne Ellison, (Clerk, Sandra Pierce) and Barbara Rust.

Council elects new Chair and Vice Chair

Members of Denbighshire County Council have elected a new Chair and Vice Chair for the authority.
a meeting held at County Hall, Ruthin Councillor Peter Prendergast of Rhyl was elected Chairman for the next year. His chosen charities for the year ahead will be the RNLI (Rhyl Branch) and St Kentigern Hospice.
Peter Scott of St Asaph was elected as Vice Chair.
the out-going Chair, Councillor Ann Davies of Rhuddlan presented a cheque totalling £11,028 that will be shared between her chosen charities - Ty Gobaith and St Kentigern Hospice. The money was raised during a year of fundraising activities. Eluned Yaxley from Ty Gobaith and Laura Parry from St Kentigern’s received their cheques and thanked the Council for the ‘absolutely wonderful and vital support’.

Denbighshire’s Clean Streets

Denbighshire has some of the cleanest streets in Wales – and that’s official.
released by Keep Wales Tidy for 2016/17 show that 100% of streets in Denbighshire that were independently inspected as part of a national study reacheda B grade or above (B grade being an acceptable level of cleanliness). Only one other authority in Wales achieved this score (Powys).
Assessors looked at whether there was evidence of smoking, drinking, confectionery , fast food, drinks bottles and foam polystyrene. councils are also graded on dog fouling, vandalism, weeds, graffiti, fly-posting and chewing gum staining.
Ward, Head of Highways and Environment, said: “Having clean and tidy streets is one of the key priorities for the Council and we are delighted with these results.”
“The message definitely seems to be getting through locally as well as nationally and we would like to thank Denbighshire residents for their efforts in looking after their community and showing pride in their streets.
“Many residents tell us that having clean streets is a matter they want to see the Council addressing and we will not become complacent, with our efforts to improve the quality of life for local residents continuing”.