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Proposed Wrexham prison will not be run privately Print
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 18:03

A decision to run a prison proposed for Wrexham in the public sector has been welcomed by Wrexham MP Ian Lucas.

The proposed prison – on the Wrexham Industrial Estate – has received planning permission and preparatory work is underway on the site. Mr Lucas visited the site earlier this month and has been meeting with organisations involved with the development to push to ensure local people and businesses are involved in the construction and running of the business.

Hooked on Success Print
Monday, 23 February 2015 10:37

A skilled angler hooked a prize pike on Sunday 15th February and photo below was captured by local resident, Mike Stenson.

Mike said, "The bloke had caught two Pike, one at 7 pounds and another weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces just up river from the bridge around 10 a.m!"

Farndon Surgery Equipment Fund - updated odds Print
Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:01

The Farndon Health Centre Equipment Fund was started in 1985 and has run continually since then. 

The aim is to provide additional equipment that is not funded by the NHS which can be used both in the surgery and the community, for the benefit and comfort of our patients. The fund is funded by donations and fundraising.

We have set up a ‘100’ Club to raise money for the fund.  Numbers are now on sale and you have an 8/100 chance of winning a prize.  Numbers cost £10 each are drawn in October and are available from the surgery or by phoning 01829 271023 now. 

Please support us.

Winners in October 2014 were:

How to protect your home Print
Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:40

How to protect your home – don’t give burglar a break!

Take the following precautions to secure your home and property:

Parish Newsletter Print
Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:14

The latest edition of the Parish newsletter can now be read on this website by going to the Church Pages.

This month there is an obituary for the late Doug Calvert who had edited the parish newsletter since 1989 and a second obituary for the late Reverend Geoff Mycock who was Vicar of the parish from 1985 to 1990.

The editing of the Newsletter is now under the care of Marilyn Jenkins.

Hats off to village fundraiser Print
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:11

Holt recently joined together for a charity evening to raise a significant amount of money to support the Shooting Star Unit in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The event mastermind, Marilyn Jenkins of Holt, really pushed the boat out to thank healthcare staff for the wonderful care and attention she had received whilst in the unit.

Mal said:  “I was diagnosed with cancer in July, 2013 and very soon after was admitted to the Shooting Star unit in Wrexham for major surgery and spent a short time on the wards.

“Thankfully, I am now in remission.  I was so overwhelmed by the care and kindness of all the staff, that I felt the need to give something back.

Vacancy for a Community Governor Print
Monday, 09 February 2015 16:23

Are you interested in supporting your local school?

The Governing Body of Holt Community Primary School now has a vacancy for a “Community Governor”.

A suitable candidate would be resident in, or have a good understanding of the village of Holt, the value of its links with Holt Community Primary School, as well as an understanding of the ethos of the school. Above all they would demonstrate an unselfish passion for working with the whole school and village community to help deliver the best outcomes for the children at the school.

Holt School Performing Well Print
Sunday, 01 February 2015 10:11

The performance of every school in North Wales has been revealed in the Welsh Government’s new colour-coded performance tables and Holt School has achieved the Yellow Category.

The Yellow Band stands for Effective Schools. This means that the school:

  • Has secured good levels of outcomes in key indicators.
  • Knows and acts to address areas in need of performance.
  • Has many aspects of performance which are self-improving.
  • Seeks tailored challenge and support and deploys this.

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