Rhyl’s community fire station has welcomed its 100,000th visitor.
The Coast Road building – the first of its kind in Wales – provides meeting rooms and facilities for over 100 community groups while functioning as a fire station. It was opened eight years ago by former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan.
Station coordinator Nia Evans, said: ”We wanted to offer a non threatening environment where members of the public could come along and attend a range of community based classes or meetings, and at the same time be introduced to the importance of fire safety. We have been able to access hard to reach groups who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to approach, and been able to make them realise that by making a few simple changes in their home they can help protect themselves and their families from fire.”
The station celebrated its 100,000th visitor during a weekly music class for young children and babies provided by RythymTime Rhyl on Friday mornings.