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Offline norman08

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #420 on: July 21, 2021, 10:15:17 pm »
Yes Brian the tenants voted for catrefi to take over the stock after being promised loads, many are sorry.

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« Reply #421 on: July 22, 2021, 06:55:35 am »
Surely they were only promised their homes would be brought up to a higher standard and they were?

I should declare I was a board member and at the time of my resignation I was chair of development.

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #422 on: July 30, 2021, 01:58:34 pm »
A discussion about the impact of unregulated accommodation raised strong emotions with one councillor accusing local authorities of “neglecting their duties” by not inspecting Air BnB properties.

Conwy county council’s economy and place scrutiny committee meeting heard a report from officer John Merrick which highlighted the growth of Air BnB properties in the county from 135 in 2016 to 1,627 in 2019.

Councillors heard Welsh Government was looking at whether to implement a recommendation, contained in a Gwynedd council report on holiday homes, which suggested implementing a mandatory licensing scheme for them, similar to one introduced for homes of multiple occupation (HMOs).

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #423 on: August 16, 2021, 09:41:36 am »
A council is advertising for an “empty homes officer” as it bids to help solve the housing crisis.

Conwy county council has advertised the £30,451 role nationally on a three-year fixed-term contract.

The new postholder will be tasked with working with “the development teams of local housing associations, private landlords and empty home owners” on bringing empty properties back into use.

According to the authority’s five-year local housing strategy released in 2018, more than 1,600 homes had been empty for six months or more, but it has since said around 1,000 of those are genuinely long term.

More than 1,400 homes are second homes used for holidays, putting the county in the top 20 for second homes in the UK.

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Re: CCBC Latest planning applications
« Reply #424 on: August 25, 2021, 10:06:24 am »
Conwy Planning Applications

THE following planning applications have been registered with Conwy County Borough Council between Monday, August 16 and Sunday, August 22.

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Re: CCBC Latest planning applications
« Reply #425 on: September 01, 2021, 10:00:02 am »
Conwy Planning Applications
THE following planning applications have been registered with Conwy County Council between Monday, August 16 and Sunday, August 22.

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« Reply #426 on: September 02, 2021, 10:16:10 am »
Conwy County Borough Council is digitally transforming its business management and finance systems, which are used by thousands of employees, after awarding a contract to enterprise SaaS provider software company TechnologyOne.

The Welsh unitary authority, which employs over 4,400 people and provides 118,000 residents with services ranging from education, leisure facilities, social services, waste management and highways maintenance, will replace on-site legacy systems that date back many years and switch to new state-of-the-art OneCouncil Software as a Service (SaaS).

The move to the new software will help the council improve real-time financial decision making and business reporting.

TechnologyOne’s SaaS technology will provide hundreds of managers and council executives with fully integrated, modern financial and business management tools, including general ledger, accounts payable, purchase to pay, expense management, procurement and financial reporting. The new system also includes additional modules for budget forecasting and asset management, which are currently managed on spreadsheets.

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Three Towns Forum - Talk about Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy

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Re: CCBC Planning applications
« Reply #427 on: September 20, 2021, 10:14:55 am »
Latest planning applications registered with Denbighshire and Conwy councils

One of the local applications......
Unit C (Part) Mostyn Champneys Retail Park Charlotte Road Llandudno LL30 1RY
Proposed change of use from private pedestrian walkway to external private pedestrian seating area for use in association with adjacent permitted coffee shop (REF 0/47485), Unit C (Part), Mostyn Champneys Retail Park, Charlotte Road, Llandudno, LL30 1RY

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Re: CCBC ............ New Boundaries
« Reply #428 on: September 27, 2021, 02:54:28 pm »
The Welsh Government has approved moves which will see Conwy county lose four of its county councillors.  ref pioneer

Ministers have approved the county’s new electoral map which will come into force in time for May’s local elections.

With the number of councillors being slashed from 59 to 55, it will also mean the merging of some wards while the boundaries of others will be altered.

Resulting in an average of 1,625 voters per councillor, the number of wards will be reduced from 38 to 30 with 17 of those being multi-member wards.

As a result, 10 wards will elect two councillors, six wards will elect three councillors, and one ward (Llandrillo yn Rhos) will elect four councillors.

Despite this, 18 current wards will see no change under these reforms, namely: Betws yn Rhos, Bryn, Colwyn, Conwy, Craig-y-Don, Deganwy, Eirias, Glyn, Kinmel Bay,  Llansanffraid, Llansannan, Llysfaen, Mochdre, Pandy, Penrhyn , Towyn, Tudno, Uwch Conwy.

The council leader, Charlie McCoubrey said: “We note the new arrangements as outlined in the Commission’s Final Recommendations Report.

“Our electoral team are now working to implement the changes in preparation for the next Local Government elections, which take place in May 2022.”

Those included using the ward name of Betws-yn-Rhos rather than Betws yn Rhos, Craig-y-Don rather than Craig-y-don and Pen-sarn Pentre Mawr instead of the recommended Pensarn Pentre Mawr.

Shereen Williams MBE OStJ, Chief Executive of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales said: “I’m delighted that the Welsh Government has accepted these recommendations with only minor modifications.

“These changes will mean greater electoral parity for the people of Conwy.

“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the review, the members of the public, councillors, Conwy Council, and everyone else who sent us a representation or contributed in any other way.”

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Re: CCBC Planning applications
« Reply #429 on: October 01, 2021, 10:07:44 am »
Planning applications registered by Conwy County Borough Council up to September 26
Your Conwy County Borough Council lanning news

28 September 2021

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Re: Council costs and cutting
« Reply #430 on: October 07, 2021, 10:09:17 am »
Warning of bumper council tax rises to meet Government promises
Council tax may need to rise by up to 5% a year for the next three years to keep services running and pay for social care reforms, an influential think tank has warned.
7 October 2021

Council tax may need to rise by up to 5% a year for the next three years to keep services running and pay for social care reforms, an influential think tank has warned.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) ? ....said that under current Government spending plans, a rise of at least 3.6% on council tax bills will be needed per year just for town halls to keep services running at the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic.

But the researchers said this would likely be a minimum requirement, with extra cost pressures and demand potentially meaning bills could rise by up to 5% every year up to 2024/25.

And they said social care aims announced by the Government last month are currently underfunded and would cost £5 billion a year in the long term – almost three times the additional funding allocated over the next three years.

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