THE month started with a strong message from an 81-year-old man who had been made to wait an extra four and a half hours in A&E because he had no transport back to Rhyl.

“Don’t be ill or disabled on a Sunday” was the warning sent out by Jack Jones, a one-legged pensioner, who had been rushed to Glan Clwyd Hospital with a suspected stroke.

In the same week, talented singer Bethan Tomkins was selected to perform at BBC Wales’ Proms in the Park event after receiving 2,000 votes on social media.

The 17-year-old from Rhyl had a 20-minute slot at the event, which was held in Colwyn Bay on September 8 and headlined by famous mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins.

The following week, fears grew over one of Prestatyn's dental surgeries, Fern Avenue, closing its doors.

In the same week, all involved at Prestatyn Town Football club were celebrating as they welcomed new owners.

The deal to take over the Huws Gray Alliance side was completed by Dave Farrall, Neal Colakoglu and his cousin Salih. Former chairman Chris Tipping also came in in an advisory role and CEO Leigh Williams left the club.

The group stated that they wanted to put the club "at the heart of the community" and were looking to spend between £400,000-£500,000 to make their dreams a reality.

Later on in the month, Bodnant Community School pupils were given the chance to pose questions to the Duke of Cambridge and another famous face.

Youngsters from the Prestatyn-based school attended the inaugural SkillForce Prince William award graduation ceremony at Birmingham University - where they also met former Little Britain star David Walliams. They were given the opportunity to chat to both and even took selfies with them.

At the end of September, The Journal was invited to take a look at work being carried out at Rhyl's £15m SC2 water park.

Set to open in 2019, the centre will feature a whole range of slides, flume rides and child-friendly rides too.