St Asaph city receives community award

Posted on: 3rd Dec 2013

The swift and caring response by our city to the disastrous floods of November 2012 has been recognised by the Co-Operative Group.

St. Asaph has received the ‘Robert Owen Award’ for outstanding contribution to co-operation for the way it reacted in the weeks after the flood waters inundated over 400 homes and tragically caused the death of one elderly resident.

The first of the annual Robert Owen wards, set up in the name of the founding father of the Co-Operative movement, was made in December 2012 to the town of Machynlleth, where the tragic story of April Jones unfolded over months and involved the entire town in the search for the missing little girl.

On Friday 15th November, the award ceremony was attended by St. Asaph City Mayor, Cllr. John Owen Roberts. He was presented with an inscribed slate plaque to mark the ward and this will be placed on public view in St. Asaph library.