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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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View more details for consultation Clifford Jones Timber A2 Permit Application Clifford Jones Timber A2 Permit Application Planning and Public Protection 03 Sep 2019 02 Oct 2019
Why are we doing this?

APPLICATION UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2016 (AS AMENDED), SI 2016/1154

(1) The company known as Clifford Jones Timber Ltd., whose address is Brickfield Lane, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2TN has applied to Denbighshire County Council for an A2 permit to operate an installation for the preservation of wood with chemicals at the address above.

(2) The application contains a description of any foreseeable significant effects of emissions from the installation on the environment.

(3) The application also contains a description of all the information that Clifford Jones Timber Ltd was required to include in its application to Denbighshire County Council.

(4) The application has been placed on the public register held at Denbighshire County Council, Caledfryn, Smithfield Road, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 3RJ and can be viewed Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am to 5pm and Friday between the hours of 9am to 4:30pm. Alternatively, the application can be viewed by clicking the links below.

(5) Any written comments on the application should be made to Denbighshire County Council at the address listed above, or via our email address: envhealth@denbighshire.gov.uk or using the feedback form below before 02/10/2019. Any written comments will be placed on the public register unless they include a statement requesting that this is not done. If there is such a request the register itself will just include a note that representations have been made which are not on the register because of such a request.

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View more details for consultation Graig Road/Lower Denbigh Road - Road Safety Review Graig Road/Lower Denbigh Road - Road Safety Review Planning and Public Protection 16 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019
Why are we doing this?

In conjunction with Welsh Government and North Wales Police, Denbighshire County Council is conducting a road safety review on the route between St Asaph and Denbigh that comprises Lower Denbigh Road (B5381) and Graig Road.

Following a public drop-in session on 14th August in our Caledfryn offices in Denbigh, we are now inviting online feedback. 

Please use the feedback form linked below to share your experiences of driving the route and include details of any near misses or collisions that you have witnessed or been involved in and any other issues that you feel are relevant.

What we found out

10 people responded to our request for feedback - thank you to those of you who sent information in.

What difference has it made?

The collision review identified three collision cluster sites on Lower Denbigh Road between St Asaph and Denbigh. Elwy Meadows, S-bends and Plas Chambres junction are the three sites and are where the works are to be undertaken this financial year.

Elwy Meadows: Double white lines were introduced to prevent unsafe passing manoeuvres. New advisory speed limit signs and red backed ARAF/SLOW paint on the carriageway are to be introduced on either side of the bend.

 

S-Bends: A 40mph limit was introduced through the section. Further measures are being investigated here with some of the options including tree felling to limit debris on road and increase capability to dry, new anti-skid surfacing, new chevrons and new vehicle restraint barriers.

Plas Chambres junction: The 40mph limit from Denbigh will be extended until approximately 250m north of the Plas Chambres junction. New warning signage will be installed in vicinity of junction. The junction at Plas Chambres farm will be modified; visibility will be increased at the junction by slightly widening existing carriageway, moving obstacles and install fencing to new alignment.

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View more details for consultation Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places Legal, HR and Democratic Services 01 Jul 2019 09 Aug 2019
Why are we doing this?

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Council has a duty to divide its area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each district. It also has to keep these arrangements under review.

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a duty on all local authorities in Great Britain to review their polling districts and polling places.

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View more details for consultation Application to become a licensed wedding venue - Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan Application to become a licensed wedding venue - Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan Denbighshire County Council 30 May 2019 21 Jun 2019
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 OWAIN ROWLEY-CONWY for the premises known as BODRHYDDAN HALL, RHUDDLAN 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 - The Oriel Hotel, St. Asaph Application to become a licensed wedding venue - The Oriel Hotel, St. Asaph Denbighshire County Council 30 May 2019 21 Jun 2019
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 JANE M DENTON for the premises known as THE ORIEL HOTEL, 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 What's the future for Rhyl Town Centre? What's the future for Rhyl Town Centre? Customers, Communications and Marketing 16 Apr 2019 31 May 2019
Why are we doing this?

In 2018, we spoke to over 1,500 people to find out what they thought of Rhyl Town Centre at the moment and what changes they would like to see. Now, we have grouped those ideas and concerns into key themes, from which we have developed 8 Big Ideas, which all future developments in the Town Centre should support. We would like to know if you think these are the right ideas.

Please download the display materials and let us know what you think by completing the questionnaire linked below.

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View more details for consultation Care Property Portfolio Plan Care Property Portfolio Plan Facilities, Assets and Housing 15 Apr 2019 31 May 2019
Why are we doing this?

We are changing the way in which we manage our physical assets. In the future our land and buildings will be grouped with similar types of property, into one of eight Portfolio Plans.

As part of the process we are reviewing the land and buildings within each portfolio plan, to make sure that our properties are necessary and suitable for the delivery of our services, that they are not unnecessarily costly to run, and .to make sure that we are not missing opportunities to share them with other public services which could make things more convenient for our customers.

To share any comment regarding the Care property portfolio plan please email careppp@denbighshire.gov.uk

 

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View more details for consultation Application to Become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Vale Country Club Ltd, Ruthin Application to Become a Licensed Wedding Venue - Vale Country Club Ltd, Ruthin Denbighshire County Council 02 Jan 2019 23 Jan 2019
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 HAF LL JONES for the premises known as VALE COUNTRY CLUB LTD, RUTHIN 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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