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New Community Councillors

Result of Co option process where the following were the successful candidates.

Sue Clarkson

Meirion Rogers

Alun Williams

There were 5 applicants for three vacancies and I  thank all for their interest in becoming community councillors.

Wyn Jones, Chair Efenechtyd Community Council.Result of Co option process where the following were the successful candidates.

Sue Clarkson

Meirion Rogers

Alun Williams

There were 5 applicants for three vacancies and I  thank all for their interest in becoming community councillors.

Wyn Jones, Chair Efenechtyd Community Council.

garden packages

Keep Wales Tidy – Local Places for Nature

Is there an area in your community that needs some TLC? Apply for one of our free garden packages!

Since 2020, nearly 800 green spaces across the country have been created, restored and enhanced. Community groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes got involved – from disability charities and youth groups to social enterprises and carer groups.

Now, we’ve got more packages available. This is your chance to reverse nature’s decline and provide an important boost to the well-being of your local community at the same time.

We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved. So, we’ve designed a choice of packages tailored to different community groups and organisations.

More information

Ramblers Cymru Paths to Wellbeing Project- a brief update

We worked with the Wildlife Trust and some volunteers to install a new kissing gate into Coed Cilgroeslwyd. This has replaced the old wooden field gate at the entrance to the reserve.

Mari Roberts had a project with her Easter Holiday club to design a waymark disk for the project. This was judged by the Llanfair Fyw group and the winner has been decided. Their design will feature on the waymark disk when they are produced.

Some dates have been arranged in the autumn for some Llysfasi students to help install another three gates. These will all be in locations fairly close to the college.

First Ruthin Brownies have helped complete a Bioblitz logging species at Llanbenwch Caravan Park and completed a walk up Eyarth Rocks to celebrate international women’s day.

The Paths and Maps training session I ran at the village hall went well and had good feedback. Five people attended the days training.

There are a number of volunteer days coming up over the next few months where people can get involved with vegetation clearance, gate installations and waymarking.

More information

Heather Martin

Ramblers 2022

Free mobile data for your community members

Free mobile data for your community members – Q&A 28 June 10am

Digital Communities Wales’ partner, Good Things Foundation, are helping thousands of vulnerable people in communities across the UK to get connected through their National Databank. The databank is tackling data poverty head on by providing free SIMS and mobile data to people in need.

The National Databank is free to join and is a great opportunity for community organisations who want to get involved with digital inclusion, helping their community members to access all the benefits of being online.

DCW in partnership with Good Things Foundation are holding a Q&A session for organisations in Wales on June 28th at 10am. You can register for a place via this link. If you have any queries, get in touch with the Databank team atdatabank@goodthingsfoundation.org.

Efenechtyd Community Council

NOTICE OF CO-OPTION – Efenechtyd Community Council

EFENECHTYD COMMUNITY COUNCIL            –        MAY 2022

NOTICE OF CO-OPTION

Section 116 Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Efenechtyd Community Council intends to co-opt four vacancies that exist in the office of Councillor  following insufficient nominations at the Elections held  in May 2022.

Expressions of interest are being sought from members of the public who meet the following qualifications and are interested in representing their community on the aforementioned Community Council.  You must be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of any member state of the European Union, be 18 years or over and meet at least one of the following criteria –

  • Registered as a local government elector for the area named above; or
  • During the whole of the last 12 months occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the community named above; or
  • Your principal or only place of work during the last 12 months has been in the community named above; or
  • You have during the whole of the last 12 months resided in the community or within 4.8 kilometres of it.

If you wish to be considered for co-option or want more information regarding the role of a community councillor please contact the Clerk by Monday 4th July

email efenechtydclerk@outlook.com

by phone 01824 704200 / 07738236453

or letter Dwyfor, Llanfair Road, Ruthin LL15 2RS

Dated 24th May 2022

Innovation Business Grants in Denbighshire

A UK Community Renewal Fund project supporting business innovation and economic development in Denbighshire

The grant is available to existing micro-businesses and start-ups. There is financial support to support businesses to introduce new innovative services, products or processes into the business.

There is a 50% contribution in grant with a minimum of £2k and maximum of £5k available for eligible projects.

Please note that the closing date for completion of projects and claims is the 15th June 2022

For further information contact on email:

GwawrElena@barsbyassociates.org.uk

Or

Arloesicymunedol@barsbyassociates.org.uk  

UK CRF – Community Innovation Denbighshire project (cadwynclwyd.co.uk)

Big Meadow Search, 1 June- 31 August 2022

A UK-wide project developed by Carmarthenshire Meadows Group (carmarthenshiremeadows.com), to raise awareness and interest in grasslands and to record plant species.

The Big Meadow Search species list is derived from National Plant Monitoring Scheme lowland grassland indicator species, plus additional interesting meadow plant species.

Any species-rich grassland types can be searched including meadows, woodland rides, churchyards, road verges, wild amenity grasslands.

All you need to do is:

  • Select your grassland
  • Record the location name, grid reference and date
  • Amble along and make a note of all the plant species you se
  • If you aren’t sure on a species, take photographs from multiple angles of the flower heads, basal and stem leaves, upper and lower leaf surface, leaf base shape and either post on our social media or email to us and we will try and help to identify
  • Send your results to us, and once we have finished our BMS analysis, we will send them on to your local environmental record centre (LERC)

For species accounts look at our Facebook page: Big Meadow Search, or Twitter account, @bigmeadowsearch or get in touch via bigmeadowsearch@gmail.com

(Our website is in development)

Paths & Maps Training

April 20, 2022. Pwll Glas Village Hall
April 28, 2022. Alyn Waters Country Park
May 07, 2022. Ffrith Village Hall

10:00 – 16:00
Join Ramblers Cymru for a basic introduction to map reading & learning about our incredible path network.

This course is suitable for beginners. Booking required as spaces are limited & will go fast.

CONTACT: Heather.Martin@ramblers.org.uk to attend. Find out more: www.ramblers.org.uk/pathstowellbeing

bank phishing

Bank Phishing Scam – a warning from the Cyber Crime Team

We are continuing to see people falling foul of criminals that pretend to be from the bank and stating that a person’s bank account has been compromised.

Sometimes it follows a fake text message (the victim realises it is a scam and deletes the text).

However, a day later the victim receives a call and the criminals pretend to be from the bank and state that they are aware that the person has received a fake text message, and the bank account has now somehow become compromised.

The next stage is to get the victim to move their money into a ‘safe’ account – the victim is unaware, but this account is a criminal’s account.

If the victim says that the banking app is stating that the account is new and cannot be verified, the criminal (pretending to be the bank) will state that the account has only just been set up, but is safe. They will often tell the victim to phone the number on the back of their bank card to check – but they put in the proviso that the victim may lose all their money as they have to wait to be connected and go through the verification process with another member of the banking staff!

The pressure is on, the victim is worried about losing their money, and so they go ahead and transfer the money without phoning the bank, as they believe they are speaking with a trusted employee of the bank already…

It is a reminder that criminals do not care who they steal from, it is a business.

Warning!

  • Criminals are phoning and pretending to be your bank.
  • They tell you that your account has been compromised and that you need to move money to a safe account.
  • A real bank will never do this.
  • If you receive this type of call, put the phone down and do not engage in conversation.
  • Wait 5 minutes before calling anyone else in case the line has been kept open.
  • Phone the number on the back of your bank card if you ever need to confirm details with your bank.

We are continuing to see people falling foul of criminals that pretend to be from the bank and stating that a person’s bank account has been compromised.

Sometimes it follows a fake text message (the victim realises it is a scam and deletes the text).

However, a day later the victim receives a call and the criminals pretend to be from the bank and state that they are aware that the person has received a fake text message, and the bank account has now somehow become compromised.

The next stage is to get the victim to move their money into a ‘safe’ account – the victim is unaware, but this account is a criminal’s account.

If the victim says that the banking app is stating that the account is new and cannot be verified, the criminal (pretending to be the bank) will state that the account has only just been set up, but is safe. They will often tell the victim to phone the number on the back of their bank card to check – but they put in the proviso that the victim may lose all their money as they have to wait to be connected and go through the verification process with another member of the banking staff!

The pressure is on, the victim is worried about losing their money, and so they go ahead and transfer the money without phoning the bank, as they believe they are speaking with a trusted employee of the bank already…

It is a reminder that criminals do not care who they steal from, it is a business.

Warning!

  • Criminals are phoning and pretending to be your bank.
  • They tell you that your account has been compromised and that you need to move money to a safe account.
  • A real bank will never do this.
  • If you receive this type of call, put the phone down and do not engage in conversation.
  • Wait 5 minutes before calling anyone else in case the line has been kept open.
  • Phone the number on the back of your bank card if you ever need to confirm details with your bank.

Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme opening on 28th March

 The Welsh Government is advertising up to 50 apprenticeship opportunities in March. This year we are offering three different pathways, all leading to an NVQ level 3 qualification.

  • Business Administration apprenticeships
  • Digital Data and Technology
  • Finance Professions Apprenticeship

We welcome and encourage applications from those currently unrepresented in our workforce, such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic people and disabled people.

Come along to our Virtual Candidate Information sessions to find out more about the different pathways on offer, the application process and the support that will be made available to applicants. This will include how we can remove any barriers which may prevent people from applying and how we can make reasonable adjustments to ensure the recruitment process is fair and accessible for you.

24 Feb 2022 11:00 – 12:00Candidate Information Session – Apprenticeships 2022 Tickets, Thu 24 Feb 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

15 March 2022 11:00 –12:00Candidate Information Session – Apprenticeships 2022 Tickets, Tue 15 Mar 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

5 April 2022 14:00 – 15:00Candidate Information Session – Apprenticeships 2022 Tickets, Tue 5 Apr 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

12 April 2022 11:00 -12:00Candidate Information Session – Apprenticeships 2022 Tickets, Tue 12 Apr 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Our Digital Team are holding specific sessions about the Digital, Data and Technology scheme on

  • 25 Feb    2022  13:00 –14:00
  • 17 March 2022  16:00 –17:00
  • 11 April    2022  11:00 –12:00

If you’re interested to learn more about the DDaT scheme, please email ddat@gov.wales to register for the above sessions.

If you are unable to attend any of these events but have any questions about the scheme and would like to speak to the team, please contact apprenticeshipscheme@gov.wales