A FESTIVE treat which brought joy to residents of all ages has received the ongoing support of councillors.

Mold Town Council met last week to discuss future support of the town's Christmas float.

The Leader reported in December how - despite having appeared stationary in the town centre over recent Christmases - the vehicle made its way around Mold's houses for the first time in several years, to the delight of residents.

A report to the town council stated: "Over 19 days the town council and volunteers visited locations covering the whole of Mold.

"The reception the float received from residents during every visit was amazing.

"The community spirit from every location visited from both young and old was very evident.

"There were babies coming out with their parents for their first Christmas, young children excited to have their photograph taken with Santa, teenagers face timing their friends sharing their experience of seeing the float, parents thanking the volunteers for making the children happy and older people coming out to see Santa or waving and taking photographs from the warmth of their home.

"Despite some poor weather conditions, there were plenty of volunteers helping each day, for which the town council is very grateful."

The report proposed that the town council approve continued support for the float, as well as supporting financial investment from the town council's earmarked reserves to further refurbish it."

Samantha Roberts, clerk to the town council, told the Leader that following the debate, councillors opted to approve both of the report's recommendations.

She added: "Members expressed that there had been very positive comments from members of the public about the float.

"Every street was welcoming and it was loved by people from every generation.

"The town council would like to thank all of the volunteers who got involved - without them it would not have happened."