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Joint council marquee at Denbigh and Flint Show wins award

DENBIGHSHIRE and Flintshire county councils’ joint marquee at the annual Denbigh and Flint Agricultural Show has been awarded the prize for the best non-agricultural trade stand for its exhibition which showcased the work of the councils’ public protection services.

The marquee was full of exhibitions promoting various council services and initiatives, including animal health, pest control, bicycle safety, food safety and alcohol awareness.

Demonstrations included advice on how to check your vehicle tyres are safe, the proper way to store food, how to keep rats away from compost bins, bird feeders and hutches and how to deal with cold-calling.

Outside an exhibition featured coastal habitats and the work undertaken by coastal rangers.

Plants provided by sheltered workshop Tri Ffordd Nurseries based in Flintshire and garden furniture provide by Meifod, a sheltered workshop based in Denbighshire, also featured.

Cllr Ann Minshull, chairwoman of Flintshire County Council, said: “The day provided a marvellous opportunity for council officers to meet with the public and help them find out more about the services councils provide.”