Your Mayor


Councillor Andy Smith

After a great deal of work and research, I hope you enjoy your visit to our website to get a flavour of what Rhuddlan has to offer.

Rhuddlan is situated 3 miles inland from Rhyl at the original crossing place of the river Clwyd. We were granted our charter, the Statute of Rhuddlan, by Edward I.

The Castle and Church overlook the river, we also have numerous historic sights around the town, a good place to visit. A thriving High Street with a good selection of shops, pubs, eating places, takeaways, accommodation and caravan parks – an ideal place to stay while you visit the rest of the Vale of Clwyd and beyond.

Our town is a good place in which to live, with easy access to all major towns, the A55 expressway, bus routes and we have a thriving community.

The facilities the town has to offer include a community centre, play areas on both sides of the main road, a health centre, a library, a primary school and several places of worship, in either Welsh or in English. We have easy access to public footpaths, cycle routes and a local nature reserve.

We hope you enjoy your visit and please come to see us at Rhuddlan in person, not just on the web.

The Council is led by the Mayor who serves a term of one year from mid-May. During their term of office the Mayor attends many functions, most of them charitable & raises money for their chosen local charities.

The Mayor for 2016 – 17 is Councillor Andy Smith.


Both my parents and grandparents played a huge part in the community. I am very proud to follow their legacy and to be elected mayor. I have been involved in the community for the last seventeen years and will strive to support our community and help the incredible groups of volunteers who make our town of Rhuddlan the place of my birth such a special place.

My Grandfather owned the Foundry in Rhuddlan and my mother was Assistant Cub Leader for many years they both instilled in me how important our community is.

I joined the P.T.A in the school seventeen years ago due to a conversation with my wife, it was a real insight into how incredible our local volunteers’ are and from that start I now chair the governing body of Ysgol Y Castell and have now very proudly been elected Mayor for a second time.

Past Mayors