By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Delyn MP David Hanson has officially opened Café Florence following a comprehensive refurbishment of the site. The local MP met up with members of the Denbighshire Countryside Service and café staff before cutting the ribbon.

The café is owned by Denbighshire County Council and managed through a successful partnership by local resident Jane Clough.  The building has undergone a transformation and food at the café involves using the best possible seasonal ingredients, produced as locally as possible and freshly prepared.

Denbighshire Country Council have spent around £50,000 on the building, £15,000 of it being European funding through the Denbighshire County Council Financial  Support Programme for businesses. The floor was funded by a project managed by the European funded Cadwyn Clwyd company and is part of their Coetir Clwyd project to promote the use of local timber and local craftspeople.

David Hanson said:

“I am very much enjoyed opening the new café which is set in one of North Wales’s areas of outstanding natural beauty.

“The hard work and investment in the café’s facilities will provide further incentive for people from miles around to visit one of the areas premier natural attractions.”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Delyn MP David Hanson is urging people in Flintshire to maintain their fire alarms. A new survey shows that although around 80 per cent of people have smoke alarms, four in five of those asked do not follow advice and test their alarm every week.

Fit a smoke alarm on each level of the property. When a fire starts, you only have a few minutes to escape so an early warning is vital. Make sure you replace battery operated smoke alarm units after 10 years. Alternatively consider installing a 10-year battery smoke alarm or mains powered alarm.

A smoke alarm must be tested it weekly as a working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and dial 999. It is recommended that you plan an escape route. Make sure you and your family know the quickest way out in the event of fire. Consider an alternative route in case your usual one is blocked.

The area where most house fires start is in the kitchen. It only takes a minute to check electrical appliances are switched off. You should never leave cooking unattended.

David Hanson said:

“Checking a smoke alarm only takes minutes but the reasons given for failing to take this simple precaution are disturbing, with general apathy stopping many people from being fire safe.

“I want to urge unless a smoke alarm is regularly maintained it could be rendered useless in the event of a fire.

“The impact of fire can be devastating and potentially fatal, so I would urge people to take immediate action by not only obtaining a smoke alarm but by checking it weekly.”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Delyn MP David Hanson and Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami are this week promoting Snowdonia Cheese in the Houses of Parliament.


Over the next two weeks the Award winning guest cheeses from Snowdonia are available in the Houses of Parliament. The cheeses available include:

Black Bomber – 2007 World Cheese Awards Bronze Medal Winner
An extra mature cheddar truckle in black wax, a flag-ship product of the range, creamy and smooth with a unique texture and taste that will entice. Made from cows milk.

Green Thunder – 2006 World Cheese Awards Gold Medal Winner
Creamy mature cheddar truckle in green wax with garlic and garden herbs, a firm favourite. Made from cows milk.

Red Devil – 2006 World Cheese Awards Silver Medal Winner
Red Leicester truckle with chillies and crushed pepper in red wax, to spice up your selection. Made from cows milk.

David Hanson said:

“As a North Wales MP I am always keen to promote local produce around the UK and I am delighted that the House of Commons refreshment department have agreed to showcase the cheeses over the next couple of weeks.”

Mark Tami said:

“It is great to see produce from North Wales being offered in Parliament. The cheese range truly is magnificent and I am sure the produce will continue to win admirers.”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the confirmation from Denbighshire Local Health Board that primary care services should continue to be provided in the village of Dyserth. The decision is good news for patients from Trelawnyd, Llanasa, Gwaenysgor and Trelogan who use the facility.


David Hanson said:


“The proposals to withdraw the Dyserth branch surgery and provide services from St Asaph stunned many of my Delyn constituents who use the surgery, which is just over the border.


“After considerable resistance to the proposals from both local residents and Sandy Mewies AM and I, the health board have agreed that a primary care service will continue in Dyserth.


“The news will be warmly welcomed, but it is critically important that the Local Health Board, in their urgent discussions with other primary care providers, find a long-term solution to ensure there is minimal disruption for patients.”