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Flintshire Connects competition winner

Published: 06/11/2014

The winner of a council competition was invited to meet Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for education at Connah’s Quay Library after she wrote a thank you letter to library staff. Nine year old Felicity Birch won a family bowling ticket to celebrate the official opening of the new Flintshire Connects and Connah’s Quay Library earlier in the year. Felicity is a regular library visitor and was delighted with her prize, her letter said: “I would like to say how surprised and excited I felt when my Mum told me I’d won a prize. I really enjoy bowling so I am looking forward to going with my family. “I would like to say a big thank you to all the library staff and the competition organisers. I will let you know how I get on when I next change my library books. “(Hopefully I will win the game of bowling) from Felicity.” Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education who spoke to Felicity and her little brother, Fynnlay about the prize said: “I was delighted to meet Felicity and her family at the library and to hear all about her prize winning bowling trip. The competition was a great way of encouraging children to use the library and I’d urge all parents to join their local library to get children reading. Connah’s Quay Library is also part of the Flintshire Connects centre which offers help and advice to anyone who uses council services.” Local schoolchildren attended an open afternoon earlier in the year where they visited the Library, Heritage Display and Connects Centre following a formal ceremony in the morning when Cllr Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire Council cut the ribbon. Located on Wepre Drive the new Flintshire Connects centre provides local access to Council Services, Connah’s Quay Library and Learning Centre and a new Heritage Display. The opening times for the new combined Flintshire Connects, Library and Heritage Display are: Monday and Tuesday – 8.30am to 7pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday – 9am – 12pm Photo caption L-R: Cllr Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, Nicky Drury from Flintshire Connects, Felicity Birch (winner), Fynnlay White and Phillippa Birch.