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.
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.
If you receive a Facebook Message asking “is that you”? Do not click on the link
Do not enter your Facebook User ID and Password.
Roberts Homes Limited is intending to apply for planning permission to develop the land adjacent to Minfordd, Pwlglas for residential use.
Full details in Welsh and English can be found on thebuildingplot.com including a copy of the proposed application and details of how to make a response to the consultation.
Responses must be made by 05 March 2021.
Pre-application notices from Roberts Homes Ltd
The Community Council has received the following from The University of Southampton:
Help us to better understand COVID-19
Have you changed your day-to-day life to prevent you, or a loved one, from catching the Coronavirus? If so, we would like to know how and if you think your actions worked.
Have you become ill with Coronavirus or Coronavirus-like symptoms since the pandemic started? If so, we would like to know the treatments you have tried and if you think they helped.
To help beat COVID-19, take part in a survey by the University of Southampton – please click here: rtocovid19.com
To thank you for your participation between now and March 2021 we are awarding over 60 vouchers (ranging from £5 to £500) as prizes to be won. See the survey for further details.
We’re looking to recruit members of the public to take part in a large international survey on the preventative behaviours people are taking to avoid catching COVID-19 and the long-term effect of those that have suffered from COVID-19 during the pandemic.
The survey is aimed at everyone, including you, and this is the UK specific link to the survey:https://pharma.unige.ch/limesurvey/index.php/326544?lang=en
Many older people do not use social media so it is important for friends, family and neighbours to share safeguarding messages with them.
You can contact the agencies below if you have concerns.
Hourglass: 0808 808 8141
Age UK: 0800 678 1602
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.
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
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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