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New location for Rhyl skate park revealed

Denbighshire County Council has revealed its preferred location for Rhyl’s new skate park. Following a public consultation during which more than 200 people had the chance to influence the new skate park’s design and location, the Council has identified a section of East Parade Bowls Club as a suitable location.
The existing skate park will be out of use for a number of months, which is unavoidable due to work on the new waterpark, but Denbighshire is confident the new modern skate park, which will take up one of the club’s four greens, will be worth waiting for.
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said:“Following feedback from users and the public we identified one of the greens at East Parade Bowls Club as the preferred location for the new skate park. After looking at a number of locations, officers met with the Bowls Club Committee and they are happy for this option to be explored further. The location is still dependent on surveys and planning permission being granted.”
“There are a number of benefits to this site, including the possibility of bringing the Taste Academy building back into use as a café with the higher footfall expected in this area. We want to create a more vibrant active zone and the skate park and bowling club will offer residents and visitors a great mix of facilities as well as bringing more footfall and business to this area of the promenade – all year round. We are happy to explore the use of this site and are hopeful it will bring benefits to the club.”

Emergency Services Carol Service 2017

The emergency services in North Wales are preparing to host their annual Christmas carol service, and this year Welsh opera star Rhys Meirion is set to perform.
The service, jointly hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and their partners, will be held at St Asaph Cathedral on Monday 11 December at 7.30pm.
There will also be performances from Eisteddfod winner Dafydd Jones, Denbighshire Youth Choir and Northop Silver Band.
Admission is free and members of the public are warmly invited to attend. Proceeds will go to the Wales Air Ambulance charity.
Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “This service is an opportunity for the emergency services and our partners to come together to strike the right festive note.
“It’s also a chance to reflect on the vital role we play in serving communities across Wales, and pay tribute to those who protect and help to keep us safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “Anyone is welcome to attend this wonderful evening, which traditionally has always been very well attended and promises to get you into the Christmas spirit.
“I’d like to wish our staff, volunteers, partners and members of the public a very Merry Christmas and healthy and happy New Year.”
Guests of the carol service are invited to park at nearby Ysgol Glan Clwyd.