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More Marshalls needed for Chester Marathon Print
Monday, 26 September 2016 08:15

With just a few days until the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon on Sunday 2nd October, the organisers are looking for more marshalls to help with the event. A few of the runners from the Holt & Farndon Running Club are marshalling the zone, but another few marshals would help.

Long sleeve technical running shirt, a wonderful goody bag and refreshments are supplied.  Along with the thanks and appreciation of thousands of runners.

Please email Pauline Marshall at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have a few hours to spare.

Further Tele-Fraud Scams and Cybercrime alerts Print
Monday, 26 September 2016 08:06

The below are the latest Tele-Fraud scams and cybercrime incidents that have been reported in your area this week. There are some new types and some are repeat incidents, but are where people have fallen prey to the scam.

Please pass these on to others and encourage those who are not registered for OWL alerts to do so, to help prevent them from becoming a victim of a scam, cybercrime, or crime & or encourage them to register for alerts direct

Doorstep Cold Caller

There has been a report of a doorstep cold caller who attended at a property offering to carry out work on paving stones at the front of a property. The cold caller was described as ‘quite pushy’.

The Wrexham We Want Print
Saturday, 24 September 2016 13:16

‘The Wrexham We Want’ is an opportunity to share your views on the Wrexham you want for our future generations.

We face a number of challenges now and in the future. Things such as climate change, poverty, poor health, unemployment and economic growth. To tackle these everyone needs to work together. To give current and future generations a good quality of life we need to think about what people need now and in the long-term.

Wrexham Public Services Board is a partnership of organisations that help provide public services in Wrexham.  It includes the Council, the Health Board, the Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales, the Police, The National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company, Public Health Wales, Glynd?r University, Coleg Cambria, A.V.O.W, and Welsh Government.  They want to hear your views on the issues that matter to you:

Pension petition taken to Parliament Print
Saturday, 24 September 2016 13:01

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas will be taking a campaign for pension equality for women to Parliament next month.

He met with women from Wrexham this morning who are part of the WASPI campaign – Women Against State Pension Inequality – to discuss the presentation of a petition to Parliament. He also heard back from them about a demonstration in Liverpool which they attended last week – Mr Lucas and Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones met them at Wrexham station to wish them well beforehand.

The aim of the WASPI campaign is to secure a change to proposals to alter the state pension.  The changes mean women and men will have their retirement age equalised by 2020.

Holt Village Voices Print
Friday, 23 September 2016 09:27

Rehearsal of the new village choir, Holt Village Voices, have begun and have attracted over 40 singers.

For anyone who is interested, come and experience the joy of singing in a fun, relaxed environment with no auditions or pressure. The choir practices in the Kenyon Hall on Monday evenings between 7:30 and 9:30 pm

See the Village Voices Facebook page to keep up to date.

Reduction in Bus Service Print
Friday, 23 September 2016 09:14

The 19th of September saw the C56 bus service through the village between Wrexham and Chester being cut in half and this had had a significant impact on users.

D. Jones, the operator, have blamed the decision on the loss of their contract with a longstanding college in Cheshire which helped support the viability if this service. They have chosen to reduce the weekday frequency as a consequence.

Recipe of the month Print
Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:22

Anne Reney-Smith has provided a recipe for Strawberry Risotto.

She says, "It is one of my standbys for summer meals. You can substitute any summer fruit for a quick dessert."

Go to the Cooking pages for the full information.

Bridge wildflowers Print
Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:15

A new wildflower meadow has been created in Holt.

The field can be found to the right hand side of road crossing the Holt / Farndon bridge (just beside the Bridge Salon) and is now in flower. The idea was promoted by Jonny Hulson from the North Wales Wildlife Trust and the field owners, Andrew and Val Pridding and family, were delight to have their field used to bring colour to this part of the village. The work associated with preparing and sowing the seed was carried out by the NWWT.

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