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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

MP gives full marks to cut-price school uniform scheme

* At the Llangollen launch of the scheme are, from left, Deputy Mayor Cllr Issy Richards, Susan Elan Jones MP, Emma Davies from the Pengwern Community and Graham Kendall of Citizens Advice Denbighshire/South Denbighshire Community Partnership.

A successful school uniform recycling scheme has been spread to Llangollen.

The scheme, run by a partnership between Citizens Advice Denbighshire and the county council, was launched in Denbigh, Prestatyn and Rhyl late last month.

And so far 460 children there have received items of clean, pressed school uniform, donated by families across the county.

From this Monday the scheme, which is also supported by Community Foundation Wales, is now also operating from Pengwern Community Centre in Llangollen.  

Lesley Powell, chief officer of Citizens Advice Denbighshire, said: “We are so pleased to be able to extend the scheme across all the county this year, we could not have done this without the support of the staff, volunteers, community, schools, town councils and Denbighshire County Council. 

“All the families attending the scheme will be offered a follow-up advice session to make sure everyone is claiming all their benefits, credits and grants.  

"We would encourage all families to check if they are eligible for the School Uniform Grant, free school meals and to come to our pop-up shops.”

Susan Elan Jones MP, who attended the Llangollen launch, said: "I am delighted to be here as this is a fantastic project." 

* For more information on the location and opening times of the pop-up shops, visit

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