Winter Fair November 24th: Cathedral 5-8pm

Winter Fair 2017

St. Asaph City Councillor Vacancies

St. Asaph City Council are currently advertising “Councillor Vacancies”.

If you are interested in becoming a councillor on behalf of the City of St. Asaph then please consider our current vacancies detailed below, you need to apply in writing by the end of play July 25th.  You can contact the City Clerk, Sandra Pierce for further information by email at “” or call on 01745 582209 (please note the Clerk works on a part time basis).

Co-option Notice July 2017

Casual Vacancy – East Bilingual

Casual Vacancy – West Bilingual

St. Asaph City now advertising Councillor Vacancies

Winter Fair / Ffair Gaeaf

St. Asaph Cathedral – Y Gadeirlan Llanelwy.

Friday 5pm – 8pm, November 25th.

By kind permission of The Dean, the Very Rev. Nigel Williams


  • Father Christmas Grotto
  • Rhyl Silver Band
  • School Choirs
  • Refreshments
  • Presentation of Shop Window Competition Award
  • Various Stalls
  • Fairground on Cathedral Car Park

New City Mayor Elected

Cllr Colin Hardie became the City Mayor on 11 May and will be supported by Cllr Ros Williams as Deputy Mayor. Both are delighted at having been nominated for the positions and are looking forward to a year of achievements.

Her Majesty’s Birthday Beacon

St Asaph City Council is honoured to be taking part in the traditional Beacon Lighting Ceremony to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.


To celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen to light the Principal Beacon on 21st April at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday.

Beacons will be lit at churches, on farms, country parks, village greens and on country estates. Lighthouses, National Trust and English Heritage properties are also taking part.

The Army Cadet Force are taking special gas fuelled Beacons to the top of the Four Highest Peaks in the UK:

. Ben Nevis – Scotland (1st Battalion Highlanders Army Cadet Force)

. Mount Snowdon – Wales (Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force)

. Scafell Pike – England (Cumbria Army Cadet Force)

. Slieve Donard – Northern Ireland (2nd NI Battalion Army Cadet Force)

Please join us at St Asaph Parish Church for a celebratory service starting at 8pmthen onto the Common for the lighting of a beacon (a beacon will also be lit at the same time at the top of the Cathedral) and a firework display and, of course, singing Happy Birthday To You.

Top class fishing amid stunning scenery

The Denbigh & Clwyd Angling Club controls 15 miles of salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout fishing on the River Clwyd between Trefnant, just a couple of miles from St Asaph upriver to beyond Ruthin and on the rivers Clywedog, Elwy, Ystrad and Wheeler.  The club also controls the fishing on Llyn Clywedog located in the Clocaenog Forest above the village of Cyffylliog which contains a good stock of hard fighting wild brown trout.

The club offers annual membership as well as day permits and both are available via the club’s website  Day permits are also available from Foxons Fishing Tackle at Penrhewl on Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph, telephone 01745 583583 e-mail  website address


The river fishing controlled by the club consists of eleven beats with fly, spinner or worm being allowed on five of the club’s lower beats on the River Clwyd between Trefnant and Llandyrnog as well as the beat on the River Elwy.  The remaining four beats from Pont Clwyd upstream, as well as the beat on the River Wheeler and Llyn Clywedog are fly only.   The club has a voluntary catch and release policy for brown trout, sea trout and salmon.  It also encourages members and day permit holders to use barbless hooks.

The brown trout fishing can be good throughout the season depending on rainfall and the level of water in the river, and it can be especially good with a dry or wet fly in the late evenings regardless of the water level.

Salmon and sea trout start entering the river from June onwards and fishing for both after rain and for sea trout after dark even in low water can be very productive, and as the river is recognised as being one of the top sea trout rivers in Wales, it attracts anglers from great distances.

Annual membership also entitles members to fish a number of other rivers and lakes thanks to agreements made with other clubs.  These currently include some excellent trout and sea trout fishing as well as autumn and winter grayling and pike fishing and details about these additional venues can be found on the club’s website.

As well as welcoming membership applications from new and experienced adult anglers, the club is particularly keen to increase its youth membership.  To encourage this, it provides free membership for youngsters up to the age of twelve and charges a token annual membership fee of just £10 for those aged between twelve and eighteen as an incentive for youngsters to take up the sport of fishing.

Interested?  If so, then visit the club’s website where you will find details about all the fishing it controls, a selection of enticing photographs of most of the beats, maps showing the location of each beat, the cost of day and annual membership and contact details for officers of the club if more specific information is required.

St. Asaph Scarecrow competition – winners announced!

And the winners are…..
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Scarecrow competition. Your entries were fantastic! The winners of each category were announced at the weekend, the presentation was made by Rhys Williams of Swayne Johnson,  Sponsors and Peter Scott, Mayor of the City of St.Asaph and Trustee of St.Asaph Community Association.

School Category – VP School, 2 of the pupils were at the presentation

Business Category – Mary Poppins St.Kentigern Hospice.

Residential Category – Mary Poppins – Barbara Rust

Childrens Class(under 16) – Woody from Toy Story – Sion Richards of
Lower Denbigh Road, this Scarecrow also won Best Overall.

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St. Asaph Summer Fayre 2014

summer-fayreThe annual St. Asaph summer fayre will take place on the 2nd August in Roe Plas meadow. Promising to be even bigger than last year’s event, the city council have moved the event to Roe Plas Meadow to ensure they have enough room for the entertainment and stalls. The event will include the St. Asaph Flower Show (including vegetable categories and floral arrangements), photography competition, cake competition, dog show, game stalls, trade stalls, the Bodelwyddan Marbelettes, teddy bear’s picnic area and fairground rides.  Plus the winners of the St. Asaph Scarecrow competition will be announced during the day.

If anyone is interested in hiring a stall, please contact the St. Asaph City Clerk –

New Mayor & Deputy Mayor elected – 2014/2015

New Mayor 007 cropDuring the 2014 annual meeting held on the 14th May, the City Council elected Mr Peter Scott (former Deputy Mayor) as the new Mayor of St. Asaph with Cllr. Barbara Rust as his deputy.

Peter thanked the previous Mayor, John Roberts for all his hard work and dedication to the role over the past 2 years, and pledged to continue to build on from these achievements.