Rhyl Mayor 2018-2019 Cllr Win Mullen-James

Cllr Win Mullen-JamesEQUALITY, fairness, kindness, and building communities to be proud of - those are the wishes for Rhyl from its new mayor.

Cllr Win Mullen-James has taken office for a second time, succeeding husband Cllr Alan James.

Representing the town’s Trellewelyn ward, Cllr Mullen-James was first mayor in 2011/2012. She said she was pleased to be taking office during such an important time for the town.

“There is a lot happening on a local and a national level this year and into next and I am de-lighted to have been elected as mayor once again. Rhyl is going through a great period of change particularly along the waterfront with developments such as the SC2 water park.

“But the one thing that always makes Rhyl stand out is its community spirit and I’ll be look-ing to support our communities during my year in office, ensuring Rhyl remains a great place to live, work and play. I’d like this year to be about equality, fairness, positivity, and kindness, helping local people and encouraging visitors back into our town at a time of exciting change,” she said.

Cllr Mullen-James is also a keen supporter of Rhyl Urban Green – formerly Rhyl in Bloom – and volunteers at events such as Race for Life and the August air show. But national events are foremost in her mind for the year ahead.

“There are many pivotal events happening nationally this year – it is 100 years since women were given the right to vote, and it is also the centenary of the First World War. Both of these are key milestone’s in our national history and I am pleased to be in a position to help Rhyl mark these important dates at a local level,” added Cllr Mullen-James.

During her year in office, Cllr Mullen-James will be championing two local causes – the North Wales Women’s Centre on Water Street, Rhyl, and the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd branch of the British Heart Foundation. Her Mayoress will be daughter, Mrs Catherine McNamara.

The deputy mayor will be Cllr Ellie Chard who represents Derwen Ward.