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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #390 on: October 17, 2020, 05:15:25 PM »
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This only goes to prove party politics has no place in local government, they should all be Independent. Local government has to be answerable to local people & work together for the good of those residents. To be 100% committed to working for local residents, as one of these Councillors mentions in the article, this petty politics & in fighting in CCBC must be stopped.

I totally agree with you Meleri, when I was based in what has now become Manchester Airport City, I always voted for an Independent Councillor to represent me at the local level and I had the great privilege of voting Martin Bell in to represent us at Westminster.
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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #391 on: November 27, 2020, 12:50:55 PM »
Councils could charge developers for upkeeping “green spaces, rivers and lakes” under new Welsh Government rules.

A Green Infrastructure Audit (GIA) needs to be completed by all councils because Welsh Government has made it a priority in national planning guidance, along with net carbon zero targets and active travel (walking and cycling).

Conwy county council discussed its GIA at this week’s cabinet meeting where it emerged upkeeping green infrastructure (GI), such as green spaces, rivers and lakes, could impact on developers.

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« Reply #392 on: December 04, 2020, 10:22:01 AM »
Ahead of Small Business Saturday [5th December], the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has announced a £10m funding boost for town centres, under the £90m Transforming Towns programme, to support businesses and increase vibrancy and footfall in towns across Wales.

The loan scheme will support local authorities (£1,000,000 for Conwy) to reduce the number of vacant, under-utilised and redundant sites and premises in town centres by providing interest free loans to redevelop or refurbish sites.

The properties will be redeveloped as shops, homes and leisure facilities, with loans being recycled up to three times over a 15 year period. Once repaid they can be used again to fund new loans and be re-invested in similar projects.

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting...Sea defences in a £59m programme
« Reply #393 on: December 04, 2020, 03:39:07 PM »
Conwy councillors backed plans to bolster the county’s sea defences in a £59m programme of investment and even Donald Trump got a mention.

The Coastal Risk Management Programme with Welsh Government was discussed at this week’s joint meeting of finance and resource and economy and place scrutiny committees, within Conwy county council.
The scheme commits the authority to revamping sea defences at:

Llanfairfechan – costing £1.88m;
Llandudno – costing either £22,800,000 or £6,700,000 depending on whether both North and West Shore, or just North Shore works are approved by Welsh Government;

Penrhyn Bay – costing £5.185m;
Rhos-on-Sea – costing £13.4m; and an 11km stretch of coast between Llanddulas and Kinmel Bay costing £13.74m

If the entire Llandudno scheme is approved by Welsh Government, Conwy county council would foot the full £59,435,950 bill.
However Welsh Government would refund 85% (£50.5m) of the cost and Conwy would borrow the remaining 15% (£8.9m).

The £59.4m would equate to around 30% of the total funding being allocated by Welsh Government for similar sea defence projects across Wales.

Repayments would cost the council an estimated £212,809 or £371,775 per year over 50 years in capital expenditure, depending on whether interest rates were 1% or 1.5% respectively.

The cost of the scheme would drop by £16.1m overall if only part of the Llandudno scheme was approved by Welsh Government.

The council will also be seeking contributions from businesses that are going to benefit from the sea defence work.

Sea levels are predicted to rise 70cms over the next 100 years, acting flood risk and infrastructure manager Owen Conry told councillors.

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« Reply #394 on: December 04, 2020, 09:44:23 PM »
Where are Ccbc going to get all these millions from 🤔 The idiots can't raise the council tax that much , mind you these clowns would try.

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« Reply #395 on: December 05, 2020, 03:08:49 PM »
The CCBC has backed the plans to bolster the sea defences so I am assuming that the plans have been drawn up already and that the estimates have been based on those plans.
It would be reasonable if the plans were made available for the public to see and to comment on them because at the end of the day the ratepayers will be paying for them.
Does anyone know if these plans are available for the public to see them online?

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« Reply #396 on: December 05, 2020, 04:54:53 PM »
Hugo we are talking CCBC now, like the rocks on north shore that was done behind closed doors 😡 Have you noticed it's the residents that have moved here that think them rocks are the best flood defence,   About 3/4 years ago they had a drop in in the vic centre all different options, nothing has been heard since the guy that's behind the plans is Iwan Davies,s puppet.   I was in a meeting a few weeks ago with a county councilor and MP, the councillor put the case to him about that tidal thing for tou day here, didn't seem much interest from our MP, I will keep saying it Ccbc are hell bent on ruining Llandudno, none of them will come up with ideas for this town when we open up again after this virus.  😡

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« Reply #397 on: December 06, 2020, 12:56:10 PM »
You are right Norman, it's only people who have recently moved here or are too young to remember both beaches as they were that could make such comments
Dumping quarry waste on a beach does nothing to prevent flooding and as for the West Shore, don't get me started on that.
We all want what is best for the long term future of the town but any plans for the Sea Defence should be transparent

We'll have to swap notes next time we meet because I've seen the CCBC Planning Committee in action this year and it's frightening      &shake&

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #398 on: January 12, 2021, 10:06:21 AM »
How many does it take ?       not to mention the     ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

North Wales 'super-council' plan could mean 'merger by the back door', critics fear
The Welsh Government's proposed new Regional Corporate Joint Committee would cover all six county council areas and the Snowdonia National Park Authority

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting.........council tax rise
« Reply #399 on: January 13, 2021, 01:52:26 PM »
Conwy county council is proposing residents fund an extra 2.95 per cent in council tax towards the authority’s coffers from April.

The figure outlined in a report to its finance scrutiny committee and being discussed on Monday, show it is facing a shortfall of around £3.9m in 2021/22.

Efficiencies will account for £2.15m of that, with rest being funded by the new council tax increase.

Last year Conwy initially asked its 55,000 council tax payers to accept a massive 7 per cent hike but the council relented at the last minute, setting the increase at 4.95 per cent.

This year’s  proposed rise, 2 per cent lower than last year, would mean a Band D council tax payer paying a little more than 76p per week extra – or £39.64 a year.

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« Reply #400 on: January 15, 2021, 10:28:20 AM »
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How many does it take ?       not to mention the     ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

North Wales 'super-council' plan could mean 'merger by the back door', critics fear
The Welsh Government's proposed new Regional Corporate Joint Committee would cover all six county council areas and the Snowdonia National Park Authority

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County councillors have savaged what they see as Welsh Government proposals to force local authority “amalgamation by the back door”.

Conwy council’s cabinet discussed its response to the proposed North Wales Regional Corporate Joint Committee (CJC), or so-called “super-council”, at its meeting on Wednesday.

The new unelected layer of government would sit above all six North Wales local authorities and Snowdonia National Park.

The seven authorities’ elected leaders would sit on the new committee with no requirement to run ideas before their respective bodies, nor any opportunity to veto plans that could damage their home organisation.

It would give the new committee power over planning issues, economic initiatives and regional transport – initially.

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #401 on: January 15, 2021, 10:42:35 AM »
Yep;  just what we need.  Yet more meetings and talk.  I favour far fewer councils, anyway. There seems no advantages to the empire-building so characteristic of the average county council - for which we all pay.
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« Reply #402 on: January 19, 2021, 01:51:44 PM »
Plans to hike council tax in Conwy county by 2.95 per cent moved a step closer after the authority’s finance and resources scrutiny committee gave its blessing.

Last year, council tax payers were hit with a 4.95 per cent increase after initially being told to fork out 7 per cent more.

This year, the county’s tax rise could be one of the smaller ones in North Wales, with nearby Denbighshire proposing an extra 3.85 per cent on the charge and Gwynedd looking at a 3.9 per cent hike on last year’s premium.

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« Reply #403 on: January 20, 2021, 01:37:39 PM »
Leisure buildings across Conwy face £2.36m maintenance gap

Colwyn Bay leisure centre needs £1.68m spent on it alone, Abergele swimming pool another £282,000 and Llanrwst swimming pool £254,000 – for immediate, short and long-term repairs.

Llandudno Junction leisure centre needs more than £200,000 of work to get it up to scratch and Eirias tennis centre more than £94,000.

The report to councillors said: “Visual condition surveys of all our leisure facilities have recently been undertaken, and concluded that many of the facilities require significant investment to bring them up to a fit-for-purpose standard.”

Eirias leisure centre, which needs the most money spending on it, has immediate problems with its roof which needs a programme of replacement costing £220,000 in total.

Engineers have also recommended removing water storage tanks from the roof area because of concerns about supporting steelwork.

New windows for the building will cost £135,000, a new sports hall floor will need £180,000 and new changing rooms, deemed “dated and less functional in terms of operation and staff ability to keep clean”, will set the council back a further £165,000 overall.

Sorting out the pool will cost £185,000, while new emergency lighting and fire alarm systems will cost £140,000 initially and almost £80,000 to maintain over the longer term.

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