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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Gwyn the Butchers wins top high street award

* Winner: Gwyn the Butchers in Castle Street.

A well-known Llangollen business has landed a top award from the Welsh Government.

Gwyn the Butchers in Castle Street was recently shortlisted for the High Street Heroes Awards established by Communities Minister Lesley Griffiths.

And it's just been announced that the shop, which recently hosted a visit by the Prince of Wales on the day he was attending the International Eisteddfod, is the winner in the awards' hotly contested Food and Drink category.

During a visit to Gwyn Davies, Lesley Griffiths said: "It should be a source of great pride to all of the winners of the High Street Favourites categories to have been celebrated in this way by local people.

"These businesses provide vital services and great produce, as well as valuable places for family and friends to come together to socialise.

“It is great to be here to meet the winner of the Food and Drink category, Gwyn Davies.

"The members of the public who nominated Gwyn praised the friendly and personal service they receive at his family business as well as his dedicated community work. Congratulations on your well-deserved award.”

The announcement comes during High Street Week, the highlight of the Welsh Government’s Support Your High Street campaign, which encourages people to make use of the excellent shops and businesses available on their doorstep.

Events and fun family activities are taking place across Wales this week, such as food and craft fairs, children’s activities, vintage days and street parties.

Winners in the various categories are:
  • Food and Drink - Gwyn Davies Butchers, Llangollen, Denbighshire
  • Fashion, health and beauty - Pout Boutique, Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Leisure, home and garden - Pieces for Places, Barmouth, Gwynedd
  • Professional and financial services - HighStreet Media, Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Eating out on the high street - Denbigh Chocolate Shop, Denbigh, Denbighshire
  • Community service provider - Artie Craftie, Blaenavon, Torfaen

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