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« Reply #405 on: February 25, 2021, 02:11:41 PM »
THE cost of culling 40,000 diseased trees is estimated to be £23m in just one North Wales local authority area.

The huge bill was revealed in a report presented to Conwy county council’s  economy and place scrutiny committee this week.

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« Reply #406 on: March 04, 2021, 10:21:31 AM »
Councils 'weakening their case' by not charging full holiday home premium, warns new report
Existing legislation allows councils to charge a council tax premium of up to 100% on second and long term empty homes

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« Reply #407 on: March 05, 2021, 10:13:26 AM »
A former local authority leader blasted a “heavy mob” of councillors who rounded on him for trying to sabotage a 2.95 per cent council tax rise at the 11th hour.

Gareth Jones, now leader of the Allied Independent group on Conwy county council, made the comments at a fractious full meeting of members during a vote on this year’s tax bill – which he called “regressive”.

The former council leader had also been accused of wanting to deprive schools of money by voting down the rise.

He said: “To say I want to deprive schools of £1m – who is being deprived of the money you’re spending on Mochdre commerce park and that debacle?

“I’m sure that amounted to hundreds of thousands (of pounds).

“What about Porth Eirias? Why can’t we change how we organise and run Venue Cymru – that’s another £1m?

“It could become a community interest company.”

He added: “There are many, many things I could come back with – the list is endless.

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« Reply #408 on: March 05, 2021, 03:03:35 PM »
Makes a change, could be an addition to the above list of (expected) error's

Members reluctant to go down compulsory purchase order route when it comes to Abergele's Kinmel Hall

FEARS were raised that if a county council were to take on a historic landmark, money would have to be constantly ‘thrown’ at it.

During the Ordinary Meeting of Abergele Town Council on Thursday, March 4, members discussed the growing desire to protect Kinmel Hall after campaigners said it had been “left to rot”.

Town council members agreed that a charge against the building or enforcement action, such as a compulsory purchase order that could see it transferred into the ownership of Conwy County Borough Council, was not the route anyone wanted to venture down at this stage.

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« Reply #409 on: March 11, 2021, 09:54:05 AM »
Ratepayers across North Wales face higher council tax bills from next month.

Despite being allocated more resources from central government, the region's six authorities have settled on tax hikes of between 2.75% and 6.95% following various budget setting meetings over recent weeks.

Wrexham - 6.95%
Flintshire - 3.95%
Denbighshire - 3.8%
Gwynedd - 3.7%
Conwy - 2.95%
Isle of Anglesey - 2.75%

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