Diane King, mayor of Rhyl

Diane King, mayor of Rhyl

The mayor of Rhyl’s Christmas Message

“One of the positive things to come out of another turbulent year was the joy of visiting a local school to hand out certificates and selection boxes to children who took part in a Rhyl Town Council colouring competition.

“The challenge was to colour a picture of the town crest which features on the mayoral chain. Not many people know what the crest means and how each part relates in some way to Rhyl. It was lovely to share this slice of council history with the younger ones, and I hope they pass it on.

“Every mayor writes their page in the town’s history, in good times and bad.

“Again, we find ourselves at the end of a challenging year with the shadow of Covid at our shoulder. It has curtailed activities, but I am grateful for those events I have been able to attend, especially for school visits where the light for learning is undimmed.

“It has been humbling to meet my charity representatives, servicemen and women, emergency services, volunteers, business people, residents, and visitors and a privilege to see you in action, writing your own personal history. From all at the town council, we wish you a happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.”

Cllr Diane King, mayor of Rhyl

Cllr Sharon Frobisher and Harriet Frobisher, mayor and consort of Prestatyn and Meliden

Cllr Sharon Frobisher and Harriet Frobisher, mayor and consort of Prestatyn and Meliden

The mayor of Prestatyn’s Christmas message

“Christmas is upon us once again, and it’s time for people to come together and celebrate the festivities as a family group.

“Community spirit is very important at this time of year.

“The Covid Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has split up many family and friends, so if you know of elderly and lonely neighbours please take a few minutes to check on them during the Christmas period. Drop them off a Christmas Card to show them they are being thought of.

“To those of you who will be partying the time away, do enjoy yourselves, take care and be Covid Safe, but remember it is the time for peace and joy. Let’s have a safe Christmas.

“It is a great honour being your Mayor and Consort and would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas, followed by a prosperous and happy New Year.”

Cllr Sharon Frobisher, mayor of Prestatyn, and Harriet Frobisher, ayor and Consort of Prestatyn and Meliden.

Cllr Kay Redhead, mayor of Towyn and Kinmel Bay

Cllr Kay Redhead, mayor of Towyn and Kinmel Bay

The mayor of Towyn and Kinmel Bay’s Christmas message

“On behalf of Towyn and Kinmel Bay Town Council, I would like to wish all of our residents and visitors a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

“I feel privileged to have represented the town council this year and it has been wonderful to get back to a little bit of normality. We have seen Santa visiting on his sleigh, our schools have been visited by real reindeer, and our businesses, community groups and churches are slowly getting back to normal.

“We are still living in uncertain times. I urge everybody to keep themselves, their friends and family safe, whilst still enjoying the festive season together.

“Please remember to check in on our more vulnerable residents this Christmas if you are able to, which I know goes without saying as I am proud of just how generous and thoughtful our community is."

Cllr Kay Redhead, mayor of Towyn and Kinmel Bay

Cllr Alan Hunter, mayor of Abergele, with mayoress Cheryl Hunter

Cllr Alan Hunter, mayor of Abergele, with mayoress Cheryl Hunter

The Mayor of Abergele’s Christmas Message

“When l sat down to write last year’s Mayor’s Christmas message we were heading for a Christmas that none of us would have experienced before.

Christmas during a pandemic and all the restrictions that were upon us was, for most, not the joyous occasion we are used to.

“Now as I write this message the uncertainty is on us again, however with the uptake of vaccine and booster I hope we can all enjoy Christmas with our loved ones.

I also hope that our hospitality businesses and town shops will be able to continue to trade in a safe and considerate way.

We should not forget how our traders and businesses have done their best to provide the best possible services to the town despite stringent restrictions to the way they could operate.

“The mayoress and l have enjoyed being able to be out and about more and have attended several Civic Services and charity functions.

For us this is what being Mayor and Mayoress is about, being amongst the community and supporting events.

“On behalf of my fellow councillors and the staff at the Town Hall l wish you all Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.”

Cllr Alan Hunter, mayor of Abergele, and mayoress Cheryl Hunter

Cllr Mike Elgin, mayor of Rhuddlan

Cllr Mike Elgin, mayor of Rhuddlan

The Mayor of Rhuddlan’s Christmas Message

“We have achieved a great deal in Rhuddlan over the last 12 months by working together.

“Our Town Plan is well under way on a number of projects. Coed y Brain is undergoing renovation and will provide a valued community facility with provision of toilets, meeting room and refreshments area in Admirals Playing Field. Two Speed Indicator Devices are now in place and the Town Council is working in partnership with GoSafe to make our roads safer.

“The monthly Famers Market have been well received by residents as well as the first phase of the awnings on shops and businesses.

“Our achievements would not have been possible without the combined effort of volunteers, local businesses and members of the town council.

“Thank you all for the support in making Rhuddlan a great town to live and work and visit!

“I wish you a happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.”

Cllr Mike Elgin, mayor of Rhuddlan

Cllr Peter Scott, mayor of St Asaph

Cllr Peter Scott, mayor of St Asaph

The Mayor of St Asaph’s Christmas Message

“This year has brought its challenges, but it has shown us the power of communities. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate everybody living and working in St Asaph for sticking together and being kind and careful to each other throughout this very hard year.

“Residents in all our communities have been truly amazing; and I have been inspired by how the people in our City have come together to support one another. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone, but especially to the NHS, all our key workers and to all our wonderful volunteers.

“So as we approach Christmas let us all do so with a sense of optimism and hope that we will soon return to a world where we can laugh, love and live life to the fullest once again.

“On behalf of all the Councillors and staff at St Asaph City Council, my wife and I wish you all a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and a brighter, positive and prosperous year ahead.”

Cllr Peter Scott, mayor of St Asaph