Denbighshire Public Event - 21 April 2009
Date of Event: 21/04/2009
The event was a discussion group and tea dance, involving an open debate where members were able to ask questions about the future options available for law-making powers in Wales, as well as stating their own opinions on the current law-making process. After the discussion group had finished, guests were invited to stay on for light refreshments and some ballroom dancing, led by local dance instructors Ros and Eric Lawrence.
Former ITV presenter, Arfon Haines-Davies chaired the event which was attended by nearly 30 people.
Cllr Raymond Bartley welcomed all attendees present to the event.
There was a strong feeling in the audience that the National Assembly for Wales should have more powers, however not all attendees agreed with this notion.
Some people felt that the National Assembly had not done a lot to support business and employment in North Wales with one person commenting:
The National Assembly for Wales does not support local jobs in North Wales unlike the Irish and Scottish governments.
Others disagreed and commented that the National Assembly has been widely beneficial to the people of Wales, with one attendee saying:
I believe that the Assembly has helped the Welsh people to progress and develop without taking from its culture and roots.
This event was part of a series of 22 public meetings being held across Wales by the Convention, who aim to engage with the Welsh public.