Current and planned consultations


Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Re-shaping the Council Re-shaping the Council Denbighshire County Council 04 Sep 2019 04 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 do we want to know?

We would like to know: 

  • What services matter the most to you
  • Which services you think are the best value for money
  • What your thoughts are on how we can deliver your services to make or keep them sustainable

 

Please help us by completing a short questionnaire.

For more information on our Reshaping the Council project, please visit our website:

www.denbighshire.gov.uk/reshapingthecouncil

 

 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
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.

What do we want to know?
Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Supporting Adult Carers in Denbighshire Supporting Adult Carers in Denbighshire Community Support Services 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2022
Why are we doing this?

Can you help us improve support for Carers in Denbighshire? Are you, or have you been, a Carer looking for help and information? Have you tried to juggle paid work with caring duties in your free time?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of the above, please read on, as we would value your input into this work.

 

One of Denbighshire County Council's priorities in our Corporate Plan 2017-2022 is to work with people and communities to build independence and resilience.

People who take on a caring role for their family and friends play a very important part in helping those individuals to remain in their own homes for longer. 

Our Corporate Project - Supporting Carers in Denbighshire - has the over-arching objective to ensure all Carers in Denbighshire are well supported.

 

Please note: This project is about supporting people who are unpaid Carers for family and/or friends, and not about people who are employed in a caring role, for example with a domiciliary care provider.

 

Who is a Carer?

If you provide regular unpaid help and support for a relative, partner or friend who is frail, or disabled, has physical or mental health issues, or substance misuse problems, then you are a Carer. The Social Services and Well-Being Act (Wales) 2014 defines a Carer as someone who provides or intends to provide care for an adult or disabled child.

 

The project has the following objectives relating to Adult Carers:

  • Denbighshire County Council and our communities recognise the importance and benefit of supporting Carers.
  • Our citizens who carry out caring roles have access to high quality information, advice and assistance to promote their own personal wellbeing outcomes.
  • We have robust processes and clear pathways for identification of Carers in need of support.
  • Community Support Service effectively responds to the support needs of Carers requiring statutory assistance.
  • A range of preventative services for Carers is available from the third sector.
  • Carers employed by Denbighshire County Council are supported to manage their caring role alongside their work commitments.
  • All Carers are supported to attain their educational goals, and to continue their educational development if they wish.
  • All Carers and the individuals they care for have access to suitable and inclusive leisure opportunities.
  • Carers are engaged actively in the planning and shaping of services.

 

Desired Project Outcomes:

  • Carers will be more resilient and independent.
  • Carers will be well informed and will feel supported within their communities.
  • Carers will be able to live a fulfilled life.
  • Carers will be able to care for longer, if that is their choice.
  • Citizens of Denbighshire and those working within Denbighshire will have a greater understanding of the importance of supporting Carers. 

 

 

What do we want to know?

If you are, or have been a Carer for a member of your family or a friend, please take some time to complete our survey. It should not take too long, but you can do part and come back and complete it later if you wish. Just save the survey before you leave the page.

We are keen to find out from you what issues you have experienced when accessing information, advice and assistance to help you in your caring duties. We want to be able to improve the support we offer to Carers in Denbighshire and we need your help to do that.