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Holt Castle Print
Monday, 21 April 2014 08:19

Wrexham Museum will be excavating at Holt Castle from May – June 2014. We are seeking local people who would like to help us wash any finds we discover. No prior experience required and we will provide all the equipment!

The finds washing sessions will take at Holt Castle on the following dates:

Tuesday 20th May             2pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 29th May           11am – 1pm (this is during half term)

then possibly another session Monday 2nd June 10.30am – 1pm if enough finds to clean.

New Campaign Aims to Boost Recycling Across the Home Print
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:48

A new recycling campaign has been launched by Wrexham Council which aims to highlight the awareness of the recyclable waste that is created in every room of the home.

The “Full House” campaign encourages residents to recycle the waste from all over their home rather than concentrate on kitchen waste.

All kinds of everyday items in all rooms can be recycled.  In the bathroom recyclables include toothpaste boxes and toilet roll tubes, shampoo and shower gel bottles and in the bedroom perfume, deodorant cans and medicine bottles can all be recycled.

Connect with your Council Print
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:51

Wrexham Council’s Connect magazine has been keeping residents up to date with the Council’s news for over 10 years. In that time it has covered some major events, shared stories of exceptional people in town and looked at difficult issues facing the Council. It has also won a prestigious award for ‘Best External Publication’ from The Chartered Institute of Public Relations Cymru - and now the time has come for a change.

Connect has moved online and we want to make sure that all residents within the County Borough are given the chance to receive a copy. To make sure you receive yours, click on the link below to subscribe or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your email address. It is completely FREE of charge.

Holt Under Fives - News Print
Saturday, 05 April 2014 08:44

Holt Under Fives have launched their brilliant new website.

It can be found at

Their programme of events have been added to our events diary and they would like to point out that applications can now be made for the 2014 Scarecrow Trail which begins Sunday 15 June.

Frack Free Farndon Newsletter Print
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:28

Hi everyone, thank you for supplying your email addresses, this way we can all keep in touch and keep up to date with the latest happenings from the drill site at Kings Marsh Lane, Farndon, as well as keeping abreast of new and ongoing plans to oppose the drilling for coal bed methane in our area.

Solidarity Days and The Camp

Two solidarity days have been held at the drill site over the last few weeks, both of which have been covered in the local media.  The first one, which took place on Sunday the 9th of March, was a local solidarity day and was attended by more than 50 people from the wider area as well as residents of Farndon and Holt.  This marked the beginning of the Frack Free Dee coalition, which Frack Free Farndon is a part of, along with Frack Free Upton, Frack Free Wirral, Frack Free Flintshire and now… Frack Free Malpas and Frack Free Mickle Trafford.  We are sure that this will continue to grow.

Recipe of the Month Print
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:20

Anne Reney-Smith has added another delicious recipe to our collection. It is Supreme of Chicken and Avocado. Click the link for full details.

The website now has an impressive list of recipes for the microwave courtesy of Anne. Go to the Recipes page for the list.

Parish Newsletter Print
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:06

The April edition of the Parish Newsletter can now be read in the Church pages of this website.

New Prison - How Big? Print
Saturday, 29 March 2014 09:57

The new prison to be built on the Wrexham Industrial Estate will be the biggest in the UK with a projected population of 2,100.

Local MP, Ian Lucas said, "I was told at the meeting last night (27th March) that it is, in fact, the second biggest in Europe. I believe the largest UK prison has a population of 1,500-1,600 at present.

At the moment, there are around 900 prisoners from North Wales in custody including women and Category A prisoners who will not be placed in the new prison. At least 1200, therefore, will come from the rest of the UK."

Presentations on the propsal which were given by the Ministry of Justice, were added to this website - see article dated 17th September, 2013. The indicative design page shows that the outline planning permission would be sought for 2,100 places. Media sources are calling it a "Super prison" although the presentations do not highlight that whis would be the biggest in the UK.

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