A belated Happy New Year to all of you. I hope the Christmas and New Year period was a good one for you and I’d like to recognise the members of the Denbighshire team who were hard at work over the festive period keeping our essential services running.
When I last wrote, the summer recess had just ended – and now we are back with a bang! There is so much going on, right across the Council at the moment that I have really struggled to pull out all the issues to talk about in this blog – if I have missed out something that is important to you, please let me know in the comments section.
I hope you all had a good summer and managed to spend some time relaxing and recharging your batteries, whether at home or away. Aside from the demands of our own work and personal lives, the uncertainty caused by the UK political situation is putting a strain on all of us that doesn’t seem to show any signs of ending soon and from which we could all do with a break.
As I write this, we have recently had a particularly bad spell of June weather. This time last year, I think we were at the start of the heatwave; how things can change! Times like this are particularly busy for our Highways and Environmental Services staff, who are pulling out all of the stops, some working day and night, to protect lives and properties in the County. I would like to thank those staff for their hard work and dedication, which has mitigated the impacts of a very difficult situation.