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Residents invited to help begin shaping the Council’s future priorities

Denbighshire County Council is beginning to work on developing a new Corporate Plan, and would like residents to get involved and have their say.

The Council has to produce a new Corporate Plan every five years, this plan gives the Council focus and helps all of the Council’s services to work together, to plan and achieve specific goals that will help to make Denbighshire a better place to live, work and visit, for everyone.
The current Corporate Plan started in 2017 following a consultation exercise called County Conversation and will finish in 2022.

From the consultation, residents and the Council identified priorities for Housing, Young People, Connected Communities, Resilient Communities and the Environment.

The Council is now keen to continue the County Conversation and ask residents what the priorities should be for the next five years.

Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, the Council’s Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets, said: “It is vitally important residents take this chance to have their say on shaping the Corporate Plan and the priorities during the next five years.
“We had fantastic feedback for our last Corporate Plan and we want to continue that success to find out what’s most important to you and help us to make sure we focus on the right areas.
“This is a great chance to have your voice heard, engage with us and help us continue to make Denbighshire a better place to live, work and visit.”

To help with this, the Council is launching a survey and running some online focus groups.
The Continuing the County Conversation survey will be live online from May 24 to July 31 2021, with paper copies being distributed to home library service users or available to collect and return from libraries from June 1 to July 31, 2021.
The online focus groups will be hosted on Microsoft Teams in June and July.

To take part and have your say, please  complete the online survey and/or sign up for the online focus groups.

Active Travel Denbighshire map

Have your say on active travel in Denbighshire towns

Denbighshire County Council is working with Sustrans Cymru as part of Welsh Government’s Active Travel Network Map consultation (ATNM).

In this initial phase, the Council is looking for feedback on where residents would like to see improvements to walking and cycling in Bodelwyddan, Corwen, Denbigh, Dyserth, Llangollen, Meliden, Prestatyn, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Ruthin and St Asaph.

The project focuses on the 11 towns in Denbighshire which have been selected by Welsh Government as the designated localities in the county.

The ATNM is a plan of routes the Council will use to inform where improvements to walking and cycling should be made within the county and it will help to make journeys on foot or by bike across Denbighshire easier and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids.

Cllr Brian Jones, the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “Active travel helps reduce carbon and improve air quality along with improving health and wellbeing, so this is an excellent opportunity for Denbighshire residents to tell us what they would like to see included on our future Active Travel Network Map.

“In order to design a network that works for everyone, we would like to get the views of as many people as possible, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle as this will help make sure the routes built for walking and cycling work for the whole community.”

For further information on how to provide feedback go to the Active Travel page.

Rural Crime

Efenechtyd Comunity Council has received the following from PCSO David Jones who is the PCSO responsible for the administration aspect of the ward which Efenechtyd sits within.

North Wales Police website, has a lot of information and guidance.

Spoofing

Criminals use “spoofing” to make it look like you’re being contacted by a trusted organisation, such your bank, to trick you into revealing your personal and financial information.
Avoid clicking on any links in texts and report scam messages by forwarding them to 7726 #TakeFive

Coronavirus

The police are receiving a lot of calls from people, some asking what they can and cannot do.

You’ll find all the information you need on the Welsh Government website

Rural Crime

It is the time of year where we find heating oil thefts begin to be reported. The temperature is dropping, tanks are likely to have been filled and the nights are getting darker/longer.

To make oil/fuel tanks more resistant to attack, please consider the following crime prevention advice:

  • If possible, site the tank so that it is visible from the house and as far away as possible from roads, paths and other public routes.
  • Try to ensure that the tank is not visible from the road.
  • Install security lighting to protect the area around the tank as most offences take place at night.
  • Lock the filler cap with a good quality padlock and protect feed pipes to the house where possible.
  • Plant thorny defensive shrubs around your fuel tank, such as holly.
  • Check the amount of oil in the tank regularly.
  • Be vigilant of any unusual vans or lorries parked close to homes or gardens.
  • Always report any evidence of theft, attempted theft or evidence of tampering to the Police.

There is also a bilingual leaflet that will be helpful.

PCSO 3491 David Jones
Ruthin Police Station

Swyddog Cefnogi Cymuned / Community Support Officer
Heddlu Gogledd Cymru / North Wales Police

Ffôn Symudol / Mobile – 07989 159 240
E-bost / E-mail – 93491@nthwales.pnn.police.uk

St. Michael & All Angels – Bulb Planting

Through the generous donation from the Efenechtyd Community Council in memory of Olivia Alkir, the villagers spent a sunny afternoon planting bulbs in the church yard. About 25 people from the village came with their spades, shovels and a variety of equipment to plant the bulbs around the edge of the church yard.

Everyone worked enthusiastically to plant the bulbs. Some cherished the challenge of using only a spoon!

Mike Williams also came along to supervise the planting.

We now are all waiting for the Spring to see the result of our labours with tulips, crocuses and daffodils!

Supervisor!

BAME Helpline

BAME people have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. This new helpline delivered by EYST, Women Connect First, Henna Foundation, ProMo Cymru and Wales TUC aims to offer a first port of call to individuals from BAME backgrounds.

  • The helpline is running initially as a 6 month pilot funded by Welsh Government via the voluntary sector emergency fund.
  • It is a multi-lingual helpline, between them the team speak 11 languages and interpretation can be arranged into other languages as required.
  • Info is available relating to: health, work, welfare, education, housing; and personal safety.
  • Not an advice line-predominantly signposting with exception of employment advice which will be delivered by Wales TUC.
  • Helpline is available Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30 pm
  • Helpline number – 0300 2225720 (Local Rate calls)
  • SMS text number – 07537 432416
  • Website – www.bame.wales
  • Email bamehelpline@eyst.org.uk

Fly-tipping

As part of the effort to tackle fly-tipping, Fly-tipping Action Wales have recently re-launched our It’s Your Duty to Care | Eich Dyletswydd Chi yw Gofalu campaign. Created in partnership with Welsh Government, the campaign urges householders in Wales to always check for a waste carrier license on the Natural Resources Wales website before employing any person or company to remove excess rubbish from their property.

Over 70% of fly-tipped waste in Wales contains unwanted household items and rubbish, most often, this is the result of a householder unknowingly putting their excess household waste into the hands of a fly-tipper.

Fly-tipping is a serious crime, which poses an immediate threat to the environment, animals, local communities, and our beautiful Welsh landscapes. So, as ever, we are keen to continue working alongside our partners and stakeholders, like yourselves, to help tackle fly-tipping in Wales and to increase public awareness around prevalent waste crimes.

If householders do not carry out these necessary checks and their waste is found fly-tipped, they can now be fined £300 and risk prosecution for not following their Household Waste Duty of Care.

Furthermore, the return of the campaign coincides with a rising concern (shared by local authorities in Wales), over an increase in illegitimate waste carriers posing as registered household waste removal services on social media. These people often advertise low prices to entice customers and dupe people into believing they are licenced services who will dispose of household waste legally and responsibly. In reality, the collected rubbish is later fly-tipped in fields, country lanes or along roadsides, putting the householder who paid and arranged for the service at risk of being fined £300.

While this has remained a concern for many years, it is feared that this waste crime has become even more common since the outbreak of COVID-19, with many rouge traders taking advantage of lockdown restrictions and householders who feel too anxious to leave their homes during these unprecedented times.

Please support our efforts by downloading our official It’s Your Duty to Care | Eich Dyletswydd Chi yw Gofalu campaign toolkit, which contains a selection of useful resources for use across your owned channels.

Let’s combat fly-tipping together.