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View more details for consultation Proposed Prohibition of Waiting and Loading Restrictions Lower Street, St. Asaph Proposed Prohibition of Waiting and Loading Restrictions Lower Street, St. Asaph Planning and Public Protection 11 Mar 2020 03 Apr 2020
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council proposes to make an Order under Sections 1(1), (2), 2(1) to (3), 4(2), and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and all other enabling powers the effect of which will be to introduce prohibition of waiting, loading and unloading of vehicles on the lengths of roads referred to in the Schedule below.

The Council is inviting observations and objections to the proposals between 11th March 2020 and 3rd April 2020.

A copy of the proposed Order, a map showing the lengths of roads to which the proposals relate, and a statement of the Council's reasons for proposing the Order are available to download as a PDF (below), or may be viewed during normal office hours in St Asaph Library and at the offices of the undersigned.

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View more details for consultation Application to become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Plas Isaf Barn and Gardens, Corwen Application to become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Plas Isaf Barn and Gardens, Corwen Denbighshire County Council 19 Feb 2020 12 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council

Marriage Act 1949

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the above that an application has been made by LIZA FRANCIS for the premises known as PLAS-ISAF BARN AND GARDENS, CORWEN for a grant of approval to enable Civil Marriages to be Solemnised/Civil Partnerships to be Registered at these premises.

The application and accompanying plan will be available for inspection for 21 days from the date of this Notice at the office of the

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services

County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Within that time, any person may give notice in writing by completing the survey linked below, or to the address above, of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection.

 

G. Williams

Proper Officer.

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View more details for consultation Application to become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Wigfair Hall, Cefn, St. Asaph Application to become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Wigfair Hall, Cefn, St. Asaph Denbighshire County Council 05 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2020
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Denbighshire County Council

Marriage Act 1949

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the above that an application has been made by ANDREW KIPPAX for the premises known as WIGFAIR HALL, CEFN, ST ASAPH for a grant of approval to enable Civil Marriages to be Solemnised/Civil Partnerships to be Registered at these premises.

The application and accompanying plan will be available for inspection for 21 days from the date of this Notice at the office of the

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services

County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Within that time, any person may give notice in writing by completing the survey linked below, or to the address above, of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection.

 

G. Williams

Proper Officer.

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View more details for consultation Denbighshire County Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration Denbighshire County Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration Denbighshire County Council 21 Jan 2020 25 Feb 2020
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About Denbighshire County Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration

Denbighshire County Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency on 2nd July 2019 and since then has been developing its plans to transition to become a net carbon zero and ecologically positive Council by 2030 at the latest.

 

What we plan to do

The Council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency declaration has been interpreted into the following priorities for the Council:

  • For the Council to become a net carbon zero organisation at the latest by 2030.
  • For the Council  to become an ecologically positive organisation at the latest by 2030.

For a brief description on both those priorities see below. This will be further developed by officers in the coming months building on your feedback.

 

What do we mean when we say "For the Council to become a net carbon zero organisation at the latest by 2030"

By which we mean the total carbon emitted as an organisation from  scope 1, 2 and 3 sources is equal or less than the total carbon sequested (absorbed) by trees, habitat and land management regimes on Council owned land.

The focus will first be on reducing our carbon emissions as far and as fast as is pragmatic and practical. We will not be able to decarbonise completely and we will seek to offset our remaining carbon footprint by increasing the extent and/or concentration of trees, habitat and land management regimes which absorb carbon. Opportunities for carbon sequestration work contributing to our ecological positive ambitions and vice versa will be both taken and maximised upon.

 

What do we mean when we say "For the Council to become an ecologically positive organisation at the latest by 2030"

By which we mean that how we conduct all our business - the projects, operations and interventions we undertake as an organisation- delivers ecosystems that are diverse, connected, adaptable and resilient and to the scale, extent and condition that maintains and enhances biodiversity.

A project by project, intervention by intervention, activity by activity approach will be taken. Every project, intervention or activity the Council undertakes, officers will be expected to review the biodiversity value and impact and deliver the activity in a way that provides a positive impact for ecology. Opportunities for ecologically positive work contributing to our carbon sequestration requirements and vice versa will be both taken and maximised upon.

 

What next?

The Council will be producing a 9-year action plan which will include actions needed each year for the Council to meet its goals to become net carbon zero and ecologically positive by 2030. We would like to hear your ideas for actions to include in this action plan.

 

What we found out

Many thanks for your contribution to Denbighshire County Council’s Climate Change and Ecological Emergency public engagement period which was run in January and February this year.

 

The many responses received have been collated and reviewed and a consultation summary document has been produced.

 

The Consultation Summary document is available to view online on the Council’s Consultation Portal (County Conversation).

 

Please click here to access the document.

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View more details for consultation Use of Plastics in Council offices Use of Plastics in Council offices Business Improvement and Modernisation 11 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019
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Plans for the council to significantly reduce its use of single-use plastics took a step forward in November 2019 when Members of the Council’s Performance Scrutiny Committee agreed proposals drawn up by a cross-party group of councillors to reduce the use of plastics within council offices, following a Notice of Motion approved by the Full Council. 

These proposals will now be put to Full Council in January 2020. Proposals include the following within the council’s office buildings; no longer providing:

  • plastic water cups and single use paper/plastic cups for hot drinks
  • the removal of water coolers,
  • the removal of automated hot drink machines and
  • the removal of vending machines.

Also a campaign will also be launched to encourage everyone who comes to the three main Council offices to `bring their own cup’.

That the Use of Plastics Members’ Task & Finish Group continue its work for a further 12 months with a view to proposing further actions in the area of: School Catering plus broader procurement around plastic.

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View more details for consultation Application to become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Pentre Mawr Country House, Llandyrnog Application to become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Pentre Mawr Country House, Llandyrnog Denbighshire County Council 25 Oct 2019 18 Nov 2019
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Denbighshire County Council

Marriage Act 1949

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the above that an application has been made by GRAHAM AND BRE CARRINGTON-SYKES for the premises known as PENTRE MAWR COUNTRY HOUSE, LLANDYRNOG for a grant of approval to enable Civil Marriages to be Solemnised/Civil Partnerships to be Registered at these premises.

The application and accompanying plan will be available for inspection for 21 days from the date of this Notice at the office of the

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services

County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Within that time, any person may give notice in writing by completing the survey linked below, or to the address above, of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection.

 

G. Williams

Proper Officer.

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View more details for consultation Employment Bursary for Young People Employment Bursary for Young People Business Improvement and Modernisation 14 Oct 2019 13 Nov 2019
Why are we doing this?

Young Person Employment Bursary

This project will help us to deliver our Corporate Plan priority around Young People, where we aim for Denbighshire to be a place where younger people will want to live and work and have the skills to do so. You can read more about our Corporate Plan 2017-22 by clicking here.

What will the Young Person Employment Bursary project help us to achieve?

The main aims of the Young Person Employment Bursary project are to:

  • Grow a high skilled workforce in Denbighshire through training, advice and development opportunities that meet the needs of young people (aged 18-35) and allow them to progress in their chosen career.
  • Support the growth of local businesses by promoting the opportunities that they provide to young people in Denbighshire.

What are we proposing to help us achieve our aims?

We are proposing:

  • Funding of up to £2,000 for young people aged between 18-35 who apply to us through the scheme. This funding may be used for further education courses, Commercial Vehicle Driver Training, and professional skills and training, such as AAT, NVQ, City & Guilds. Applicants must live in Denbighshire, work at least 16 hours a week, and earn below £20,326.
  • Careers advice to help young people make more informed choices to support them in the work that they want to do.
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View more details for consultation School Nutrition Project School Nutrition Project Business Improvement and Modernisation 14 Oct 2019 13 Nov 2019
Why are we doing this?

School Nutrition Project

This project will help us to deliver our Corporate Plan priority around Young People, where we aim for Denbighshire to be a place where younger people will want to live and work and have the skills to do so. You can read more about our Corporate Plan 2017-22 by clicking here.

What will the School Nutrition Project project help us to achieve?

The main aims of the School Nutrition Project project are to:

  • An understanding of the importance of a balanced diet, and its impact on their health and well-being (including emotional well-being).
  • The confidence to make healthy food choices.
  • The skills to plan, budget and cook a meal to support their well-being.
  • An awareness of career opportunities.

What are we proposing to help us achieve our aims?

We are proposing:

  • Through our School Nutrition Coordinator to develop a nutrition programme for schools.
  • Train a member of the school staff and the school catering team in primary and secondary schools to deliver a programme that covers:
    • Healthy eating messages
    • Cooking and budgetary skills
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View more details for consultation Working Start Project Working Start Project Business Improvement and Modernisation 14 Oct 2019 13 Nov 2019
Why are we doing this?

Working Start Project

This project will help us to deliver our Corporate Plan priority around Young People, where we aim for Denbighshire to be a place where younger people will want to live and work and have the skills to do so. You can read more about our Corporate Plan 2017-22 by clicking here.

What will the Working Start Project help us to achieve?

The main aim of the Denbighshire Working Start project is to:

  • Develop a skilled employable workforce within the County of Denbighshire, which will support the development of staff within the Council, but also provide the residents of Denbighshire, of all ages, with a level of work experience that will allow them to maximise the work opportunities presented to them in both the private and public sector. 

What are we proposing to help us achieve our aims?

We are proposing: This project will help us to deliver our Corporate Plan priority around Young People, where we aim for Denbighshire to be a place where younger people will want to live and work and have the skills to do so. You can read more about our Corporate Plan 2017-22 by clicking here.

We are proposing:

  • A diverse range of paid and unpaid work experience opportunities across the council that can be accessed by school learners, people from vulnerable backgrounds, returners to work, and those new to work, to help increase their employability skills.
  • Support for both participants and providers through one-to-one mentoring.
  • Opportunities to increase the number of employees on a career development scheme.
  • Advice to Denbighshire businesses on developing their own graduate and staff development programmes.
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View more details for consultation Re-shaping the Council Re-shaping the Council Denbighshire County Council 04 Sep 2019 06 Oct 2019
Why are we doing this?

Reshaping the Council

We’re asking you for your views on how some key Council services could be run in the future
 

What is the Council?

Denbighshire County Council is a layer of local government in Wales, responsible for providing a wide range of services, including:

  • Education
  • Maintenance of roads
  • Collection of bins
  • Council Housing
  • Public Libraries
  • Planning services
  • Social services

 

Why are we talking about 'reshaping' the Council?

Over 72% of the Council's net revenue expenditure comes from Welsh Government's Revenue Support Grant, but the amount that the Council is given each year is not enough to meet the rising costs of delivering services.

So far, the Council has managed to protect services by carefully managing them and this has allowed us to keep Council Tax raises to a minimum. For example, for 2019-20 we raised Council Tax by just 6.35%. If we were to only use Council Tax payments to cover all of our budget shortfall at the start of 2019-20, we would have needed to raise Council Tax by over 20%.

We are expecting to continue to receive less money from the Welsh Government every year, and we will soon be working out how we will manage our budget for the year 2020-2021.

What we found out

This project closed on 6th October 2019, we are currently analysing all of your feedback and will report back soon.

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