DENBIGHSHIRE County Council has elected a new chair and vice chair for the coming year.

Cllr Peter Scott, of St Asaph West, will be the chair whilst vice chair will be cllr Meirick Lloyd Davies, Trefnant ward.

Cllr Scott has chosen St Kentigern Hospice as his charity.

Outgoing chair cllr Pete Prendergast presented cheques to his chosen charities for the past year at a ceremony at County Hall, Ruthin.

More than £61,000 was raised through activities and fundraisers. Money will be shared between Rhyl RNLI and St Kentigern.