Current and planned consultations


Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Welsh in Education Strategic Plan consultation Welsh in Education Strategic Plan consultation Education and Children`s Services 14 Oct 2021 07 Dec 2021
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council is currently preparing a new 10-year Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) for 2022-2032, and is carrying out consultation on its draft plan, which has been prepared in accordance with Welsh Government guidance.

The draft plan sets out the Council’s vision for Welsh-medium education, followed by a number of targets and actions, based around 7 Outcomes, with the aim of increasing the use of Welsh in education over the next 10 years. These outcomes will contribute towards achieving the Welsh Government’s Cymraeg 2050 Strategy, which aims to have one million Welsh speakers by 2050.

 

What do we want to know?

 

 

If you are a parent to a child at a Denbighshire school, a parent to a future child at a Denbighshire school, a Pupil, a Governor, live in Denbighshire, or you're an organisation that works with the Council in a professional capacity, we'd like to invite you to have your say on our plan.

We would like to know your views on our plan, and in particular, to what extent you agree that the Council’s plans will lead to an increase in the number of pupils accessing Welsh-medium education by 2032.

Following completion of the consultation period, the views of all respondents will be summarised in a report which will be presented before the Cabinet of Denbighshire County Council in December 2021. They will decide whether to amend the plan before submitting to Welsh ministers for approval.

The Welsh Ministers may:

  • approve the Plan as submitted,
  • approve the Plan with modifications, or
  • reject the Plan and prepare another Plan which would be treated as the authority’s approved Plan

 

How to get involved:

 

Download the draft Plan (opens in a new window). 

If you have any observations, you can respond by:

  • sending an email to modernisingeducation@denbighshire.gov.uk
  • Writing a letter to: Education and Childrens Service, Denbighshire County Council, PO Box 62, Ruthin, LL15 9AZ
Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Proposed Prohibition of Waiting Various Roads, Moel Famau Country Park Proposed Prohibition of Waiting Various Roads, Moel Famau Country Park Planning and Public Protection 13 Oct 2021 05 Nov 2021
Why are we doing this?

Denbighshire County Council is proposing to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will be a Prohibition of Waiting along a 3.1km stretch of both sides of Bwlch Pen Barras, and one adjacent side road.

A map of the full scheme extent can be downloaded here:



Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Full Map

 

Detailed section maps are also available to download below.

 

Why are we doing this?

 

Moel Famau Country Park is an important destination within Denbighshire. The peak of Moel Famau is one of Denbighshire’s best-known hills and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Over recent years, inconsiderate and dangerous parking along Bwlch Pen Barras has caused problems for local residents and businesses, as well as required extensive use of Council and Police resources to manage. Erosion caused by problem parking is also causing environmental damage in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These problems have been exacerbated at peak times including on bank holidays, in favourable weather and more recently as a result of changed travelling/holidaying habits due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Along with problem parking in Eryri (Snowdonia), problem parking at Moel Famau has made national headlines. The Council is keen to ensure the issues are addressed and that local residents and businesses feel safe and that visitors can safely enjoy the Country Park.

 

 

What do we want to know?

 

In addition to increasing car parking capacity at Moel Famau over the last 12 months, the proposed Prohibition of Waiting has been developed following discussions with local residents and in consultation with local councillors and North Wales Police. Everyone is welcome to provide their observations and objections, and the Council is particularly keen to understand the views of local residents and businesses with regards to the proposed Prohibition of Waiting.

 

We would be grateful if you could send your feedback in one of the following ways:

  1. Complete the online feedback form
  2. In writing via letter to:

Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services, Denbighshire County Council, PO Box 62, Ruthin, LL15 9AZ

 

The closing date for all feedback is 5th November 2021. Please include your name and address and note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.

COVID-19 Statement
We are encouraging all respondents to view and respond to this consultation digitally using the online feedback form where possible. In exceptional circumstances where this is not possible, please telephone 
01824 706922.                           

Dated 13th Ocotober 2021

Gary Williams
Head of Legal, HR & Democratic Services
Denbighshire County Council, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin LL15 1YN

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Ruthin's Sustainable Transport response to Covid-19 Ruthin's Sustainable Transport response to Covid-19 Planning and Public Protection 12 Nov 2020 31 May 2022
Why are we doing this?

Note: this feedback activity ran from 12th November 2020 to 31st January 2021. We are no longer receiving responses.

 

Has Covid-19 changed the way Ruthin thinks about transport?

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact in the way that we all think about many of the most basic things, including how we travel. During the early weeks of the first 'lockdown' (March/April 2020) the Welsh Government noted that many towns had an upsurge in people choosing to walk or cycle as their main means of transport, as well as an increase in air quality as large numbers of polluting vehicles were left at home. Welsh Government were keen to ensure that these positive changes were made sustainable for the longer term. In May 2020, Welsh Government put out a call for expressions of interest from local authorities to bid for funding to make short-term, temporary changes to town centres that would encourage people to travel more actively, and make social distancing measures easier to maintain. Denbighshire County Council prepared and submitted expressions of interest for proposed schemes in Ruthin, Denbigh, Llangollen and Rhyl.

The proposal submitted for Ruthin was to create one-way systems for road traffic in Market Street (traffic flowing downhill) and Well Street (traffic flowing uphill). This would:

• Widen pavements in areas where they are narrow
• Support some pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town centre area to create outside seating areas for their customers
• Encourage and support commuters and residents to choose active travel (walking or cycling) as their main means of getting around town
• Encourage and support commuters, residents and tourists to choose active travel (walking or cycling) as their main means of getting around town

Upon being awarded an agreement in principle for the funding, the Council launched consultations for each of the four proposed schemes - from 10th July to 26th July 2020. The consultation for Ruthin received 606 responses in total, with approximately 81% of respondents supporting the proposals. You can access the consultation and summary reports via the link below:

Finding a 'new normal' for Ruthin town centre (opens in new tab)

 

What do we want to know?

The proposals for Ruthin were debated by the Member Area Group (MAG) for Ruthin, a group of County Councillors representing Ruthin and the surrounding areas. The Ruthin MAG recommended to the Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment that a decision was made to proceed with the scheme, supported in part by the favourable community responses received.

Works to install the temporary scheme have now been completed and the Council is now entering the 'monitoring' phase of this trial project. We would very much welcome your feedback on this trial scheme, and to learn about your experiences of living in, working in or visiting Ruthin. Our intention is to launch new feedback surveys approximately every 8-10 weeks until the trial period draws to a close. Doing this will allow us to understand the impact the scheme has at different times of year, and will also allow us to report back to you regularly.

 

 Tell us what you think

We are interested in your experiences of accessing Ruthin town centre now the temporary scheme is in place. Everyone is welcome to leave feedback as often as they like, however we would be particularly interested to hear from people who took part in our previous consultation on this temporary scheme, back in July 2020. 

We'll be launching a new survey roughly every 8-10 weeks so please don't forget to sign up for updates at the end of the survey if you're interested in receiving notifications when the next survey goes live, or when we publish any reports/findings.

 

 

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?

We are seeking feedback from adult carers (over 18 years of age) to help us improve policy and service development for unpaid carers in Denbighshire.

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.

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 2021 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.

The closing date for the 2021 survey is Sunday 15th August 2021