Current and planned consultations


Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation The Denbighshire We Want 2022-2027 The Denbighshire We Want 2022-2027 Business Improvement and Modernisation 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022
Why are we doing this?

Hello. Please help us to shape 'The Denbighshire We Want'

 

We are asking for your feedback on our draft Corporate Plan called ‘The Denbighshire We Want’ for 2022 to 2027.

 

What is a Corporate Plan?

 

  • Every five years, the Council has to produce something called a  'Corporate Plan'
  • 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 plan should set 'objectives' which means things that the Council needs to concentrate on over the next five years
What do we want to know?

 

We want to know what you think. We have had good feedback from lots of people so far, and we are now asking for your feedback on the 'final draft' of our new objectives.

 

How you've helped us to develop our new plan:

 

  • Between May 2021 and July 2021, we ran an engagement exercise called Continuing the County Conversation where we asked people to tell us what they thought of the corporate priorities and whether these were still relevant for 2022-2027
  • From this initial engagement activity, we created some draft themes for our new corporate plan, and  between January and March 2022 we asked people for their feedback on these draft themes
  • Following this feedback, further engagement with staff and newly elected councillors, we now have our 'final draft' objectives

The objectives are:

  1.  A Denbighshire of quality housing that meets people’s needs
  2. A prosperous Denbighshire
  3. A healthier and happier, caring Denbighshire
  4. A learning and growing Denbighshire
  5. A better connected Denbighshire
  6. A greener Denbighshire
  7. A fairer, more equal Denbighshire
  8. A Denbighshire of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
  9. A well-run, high performing Council

 

We would now like to know what you think:

 

  • We would be grateful if you could complete the online survey linked below and let us know if you think our new objectives will help to make Denbighshire a better place to live, work in and visit
  • If you cannot complete the survey electronically, paper copies of the survey are available on request in all Denbighshire Libraries and One Stop Shops, and all Denbighshire Leisure Ltd centres. You can collect and return a survey to any of these place or they can be posted to:

Strategic Planning and Performance Team,
Denbighshire County Council,
PO Box 62,
Ruthin,
LL15 9AZ

If you need to receive a copy of the survey in another way, please contact our team in one of the following ways:

 

The closing date for all responses is: 31st August 2022

 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
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 20 Jul 2022 10 Aug 2022
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 Thomas 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.

What do we want to know?

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.

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Consultation on the provision of Play opportunities in Denbighshire Consultation on the provision of Play opportunities in Denbighshire Education and Children`s Services 20 Jul 2022 12 Aug 2022
Why are we doing this?

Hello. We're consulting on the provision of play opportunities for children and young people in Denbighshire.

 

Every three years the Council undertakes an assessment of the play opportunities available in Denbighshire to determine that:

  • Enough play opportunities is available now and for future needs
  • That the play opportunities being provided is fit for purpose

What do we mean by play?

Welsh Government described play as: "Play encompasses children’s behaviour which is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated

  • Freely chosen means that children themselves choose when, how and what to play. Play is not part of a set programme and does not have any steps that need to be completed.
  • Personally directed means children themselves control the content of their play and they decide the rules and roles they take when playing.
  • Intrinsically motivated means that play is undertaken for its own sake, and not performed for any reward, certificate or status. Play is the process that children are involved in rather than the end product.

Play transcends age, ability, ethnicity, social standing, religion and gender. It can take many different forms and it has many different characteristics. It is this scope and potential in play that makes it inclusive to all children and young people.

What do we mean by 'play provision'?

Play provision means safe spaces and any equipment used to facilitate play. Included are things like:

  • Outdoor playgrounds and recreational spaces
  • Play centres and youth clubs

Not included are things like:

  • Clubs or organised groups which meet to perform tasks which are directed by adults such as:
    • Sports clubs where directed by adults
    • Arts / music clubs or classes where directed by adults

What the assessment found:

In summary, the key findings of the assessment were:

  1. There is a lack of play opportunities for children with additional needs and disabilities.
  2. Consultation suggests that children have a lack of play opportunities outside of school.
  3. Play is too easily ignored when faced with budget pressures and more pressing agenda items.

You can download the full assessment and read the detailed findings below:

Denbighshire County Council Play Sufficiency Assessment 2022

Note: This draft document is created from a template that does not meet accessibility guidelines. We will work to make sure that the final version meets accessibility guidelines as soon as possible. Find out what we're doing to improve accessibility

A paper copy of the assessment document will also be available to read at the following location:

The Oak Tree Centre, Ffordd Las, Rhyl, LL18 2DY

 

 

What do we want to know?

 

We would like your feedback on the assessment. Your views will help us to shape our plan for the next 3 years.

Are the findings accurate? Do you have suggestions as to how we can work to address some of the issues or concerns raised as a result of the assessment?

To take part in the consultation, please get in touch with us in one of the following ways:

  • Email fis@denbighshire.gov.uk
  • Complete the online feedback form
  • Write to: Families Information Services, The Oak Tree Centre, Ffordd Las, Rhyl, LL18 2DY

The closing deadline for all responses is 12th August 2022

 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation Review of Statement of Licensing Policy consultation Review of Statement of Licensing Policy consultation Planning and Public Protection 18 Jul 2022 26 Aug 2022
Why are we doing this?

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy review

As a licensing authority we are responsible for licensing premises within our County that provide the sale of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the sale of hot food and/or hot (non-alcoholic) drinks after 23:00 hrs.

Premises such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, together with late night takeaways all require licensing in some form.

We are required to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy setting out the approach to licensing in our County.

This policy provides clear guidance on the legal requirements and expectations of the council; to licence holders, applicants, and residents.

There are four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, which are:

  1. prevention of crime and disorder.
  2. public safety.
  3. prevention of public nuisance.
  4. protection of children from harm

We can only have regard to matters that relate to one or more of the licensing objectives listed above when determining our Statement of Licensing Policy

 

What do we want to know?

 

Review of Statement of Licensing Policy consultation

We are seeking views from local businesses, local residents, and responsible authorities on our draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2022-2027.

Copies of the documents are available to download at the bottom of this web page. Hard copies will also be available in local libraries during their usual opening hours.

The consultation will run from 18 July 2022 to 26 August 2022.

All responses must include your name and contact details, as anonymous responses will not be considered.

If you wish to comment on the draft policy you can do so in one of the following ways:

All responses must be received by 5pm on 26 August 2022. 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
View more details for consultation People are involved in shaping and improving services People are involved in shaping and improving services Customers, Communications and Marketing 17 Feb 2020 30 Sep 2022
Why are we doing this?

Hello.

Would you like to be involved in decisions the Council makes which affect you? Are you aware of existing opportunities to get involved?

Take the online survey

Come and talk to us:

 

We (the council) are running a project until September 2022 called 'people are involved in shaping and improving services' and from this project the we are hoping to develop and formalise an approach to involvement and engagement which will allow you to:

  • Understand how, when and why the council makes different decisions
  • Know what opportunities there are for you to get involved, and to what extent
  • Feel supported to participate in the council's decision-making processes in a way that is meaningful and appropriate for you

 

What do we want to know?

To support the aims of this project, we will be carrying out research in phases over the next three years.

Year 1 (ending 31 March 2020) (completed) 

Over 400 people took part in a survey that helped us to understand how you feel about how the council currently manages involvement or consultation opportunities, how you feel about getting involved in the council's decision-making, and what changes you might like to see in the future. From this, we will develop a recommendations report and an action plan.

Year 2 (finishing 30 September 2021(completed) 

The Covid-19 pandemic meant we spoke to fewer people throughout 2021. 75 people completed the online survey and we hosted a number of virtual workshops via Microsoft Teams. We aimed to find out whether the pandemic had any effect on how you want to get involved, and we used your insight to develop a draft engagement policy.

Year 3 (finishing September 2022)

We will continue to work on our recommendations and actions from Years 1 and 2, and we will conduct a final survey so you can help us to continue to monitor our progress. From this, we will aim to develop sustainable long-term guidance and support for staff and for communities to ensure that  opportunities for involvement will be managed in a way which is meaningful and beneficial to you

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Latest Update: July 2022

2020 and 2021 were a disruptive couple of years, overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, we would like to assess whether anything has changed permananetly about the way you would like to get involved in Council decision-making so we can refine and finalise our draft engagement policy. We will then conduct a separate consultation on our engagement policy at a later date. The policy will provide guidance and expectations for how the Council involves you in decision-making both now and in the future.

You can help us by taking our Year 3 survey which will be linked below until the closing deadline of 16 September 2022. If you would like a paper copy of the survey posting to you please telephone 01824 708027 or email public.engagement@denbighshire.gov.uk

Year 3 survey