A FORMER town manager has been thanked for his hard work.

The Leader reported earlier this month how Mold town manager Dave Hill stepped down from the role after 11 years.

Cllr Karen Hodgkinson, outgoing mayor of Mold 2018/19, said: "Over the last 11 years Dave has been instrumental in many of the town councils’ projects and initiatives including introducing the award winning Mold Spring Clean, creating Mold as a destination and events town with the very popular Novemberfest and the Blues and Soul Festival."

She added Mr Hill has also been heavily involved to the introduction of the town guide, which is currently in its third year and has proved successful, as well as visitor infrastructure projects including the tourist information points and the Mold gateway signs.

Cllr Hodgkinson said his support will also be missed by the town council's clerk Samantha Roberts and events and community engagement officer Jane Evans, adding: "Dave’s experience and skills in ensuring safe delivery of events has been invaluable.

"I know Jane will miss his support during our future events. Both Sam and Jane will also miss Dave’s creativity and imagination when drafting press releases.

"Dave has also built up good working relationships with key stakeholders including Flintshire County Council and local businesses, representing the town council on Cadwyn Clwyd, Mold Business Forum and the former Mold Town Partnership.

"I am sure we will not see the last of Dave however, as I know he has already volunteered to continue assisting in the Novemberfest and Santa Dash.

"Dave, thank you for your continued support over the last 11 years and good luck with your future plans."

Speaking to the Leader before he stepped down, Mr Hill added: "I have been blessed whilst being town manager, with working with some fantastic and dedicated people who invest their time, free of charge, for the benefit of the community of Mold.

"Whilst I have been here, we have consciously endeavoured to develop the town with more festivals and events running alongside quality food and hospitality opportunities.

"The town events programme this year now shows that we have something really good on most months of the year."