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Offline Dave

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #435 on: October 25, 2021, 05:35:55 PM »
I see no reason whatsoever for giving second home owners a discount of any kind whatsoever!

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« Reply #436 on: November 04, 2021, 02:56:52 PM »
FEWER than 20 people were recorded to have worked at the Welsh Government's office in Llandudno Junction on a daily basis during August and September.

The statistics, obtained by an FOI request, show that while 390 people are presently contracted to work at the £23million building, the average daily attendance level for September was recorded as 18 people.

This number was an increase on the 16 people who attended the site daily in August, when the Welsh Government moved Coronavirus restrictions to Alert Level Zero.

The office, which opened off Narrow Lane in 2010, received about £916,000 of maintenance work and repairs between 2017 and 2020, about £543,000 of which has been spent since the 2017/2018 financial year. About £2,246,000 had been spent on building maintenance during its first seven years.

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« Reply #437 on: November 16, 2021, 01:53:18 PM »
Decision to cut council tax premium on second homes causes anger amid housing 'crisis'
Councillors in Conwy voted to revoke an earlier council decision to charge second home owners a 50% premium

The vote also recommended that owners of long-term empty properties should pay a council tax premium of 50%.

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« Reply #438 on: November 18, 2021, 03:14:54 PM »
Conwy’s schools could face an unplanned bill of up to £350,000 unless council tax payers pick up the tab for a teachers’ pay rise.

The council’s finance and resources overview scrutiny committee met this week to discuss the council’s budgetary position.

It was revealed that Conwy County Council already faces a projected overspend of £1.65m, which includes a £550,000 bill for a teachers’ pay increase of 1.75 per cent from September this year.

The Welsh Government has announced it will provide £6.4m across Wales to support local authorities to fund part of the pay rise. Whilst Conwy is yet to find out its exact allocation, it’s expected to be in the region of £200,000, leaving a shortfall of between £330,000- £350,000.

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #439 on: November 19, 2021, 08:31:36 AM »
Here we go again that time of year when this useless council try and justify the CT rise, maybe if they didn't waste Our money they would have this money in the budget.

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Re: CCBC ..........Welsh businesses to share £45m Covid recovery pot
« Reply #440 on: November 23, 2021, 09:15:10 AM »
Welsh businesses to share £45m Covid recovery pot to support growth and train up key sector workers
Welsh Government Economy minister Vaughan Gething announced the extra money to support SMEs in Wales

Administered by local authorities, it provides an opportunity to kick-start and grow the economy following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s departure from the EU.

Businesses will be invited to identify ways in which investment will help them re-launch their business, develop it in innovative new ways, and create new jobs.

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comment...."Looks like a “mayonnaise” policy spending dribs and drabs to little effect vs. Targeted investment…" ? ?

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« Reply #441 on: November 24, 2021, 02:46:25 PM »
CONWY council will decide on whether to introduce a 50 per cent premium on second homes amidst a divide in support for the measure.

Conwy County Borough Council members will be asked to decide on the level of council tax premium on second homes and long-term empty homes for 2022/23 over the next few weeks.

The premium is designed to encourage owners to bring empty properties into use and support the increase of affordable housing for purchase or let in local communities.

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« Reply #442 on: November 30, 2021, 09:41:46 AM »
Coastal path storm damage threatens A55 unless council stump up for repairs
The public right of way has been hindered by a breach in the sea wall, leaving homes more vulnerable to flooding

Urgent repair work will be carried out by the council at a Llanfairfechan coastal path – costing Conwy £275K.

Although Conwy is not responsible for the area of the coastal path, the public right of way was badly cracked and damaged in a storm on October 5, causing a breach in the sea wall.

But the owner of this part of the path near West Shore Road is unknown, and the land is unregistered, meaning it’s difficult to recover the costs.

At a virtual meeting this week, cabinet members voted to carry out urgent repairs as the damage leaves several properties on West Shore Road vulnerable to flooding.

If the work is not carried out, the council also warned the size of the breach will worsen, increasing the cost of the repair work, threatening the Holyhead railway line and the A55.

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« Reply #443 on: November 30, 2021, 10:34:44 AM »
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But the owner of this part of the path near West Shore Road is unknown, and the land is unregistered, meaning it’s difficult to recover the costs.

In that case some enterprising person should set up a stall and sell bric-a-brac on it.  Soon find out who owned it then.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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« Reply #444 on: November 30, 2021, 11:50:18 AM »
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But the owner of this part of the path near West Shore Road is unknown, and the land is unregistered, meaning it’s difficult to recover the costs.

In that case some enterprising person should set up a stall and sell bric-a-brac on it.  Soon find out who owned it then.

That's a good idea, but what about putting in planning permission for 50 flats ?

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Re: CCBC .........Deganwy planning
« Reply #445 on: December 10, 2021, 03:15:48 PM »
PLANS to create a pet crematorium in Deganwy has been approved, despite some concern.

The application to change the use of a former hay barn to two business units and a pet crematorium was submitted to Conwy County Borough Council by Mark Rutherford of Tyn Y Coed Farm.

The proposal was approved with conditions on December10.

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #446 on: January 19, 2022, 01:05:38 PM »
SCRUTINY Committee members of Conwy County Borough Council will convene on Monday, January 24 to discuss the provisional settlement for the 2022-23 budget for the area.

Speaking ahead of the finance and resources overview to take pace, Councillor Brian Cossey, Conwy’s cabinet member for finance, said: “Since Welsh Government published their funding for local government on 21 December, our finance team have been working on the provisional figures to produce a detailed report for councillors to discuss.

“As it currently stands, Conwy will receive a 9.5 per cent increase in funding from Welsh Government.
“This is certainly a good settlement in comparison with previous years.”

“Nonetheless, we’re currently looking at a resource shortfall of £7.4million, and with the continuing pandemic and its impact on our communities, inflation and interest rate increases, we’ll still need to make some difficult and challenging decisions when setting the 2022-23 budget.”

Conwy’s final settlement is expected to be announced by the Welsh Government on March 1.

The council will meet on March 3 to finalise and agree the budget for 2022-23.        ref Pioneer

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #447 on: January 19, 2022, 02:20:31 PM »
If you can get to that decision meeting it is an eye opener 👀  The Tory lot bullying at its best, the cabinet already know the Figure near enough what they are looking at.

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« Reply #448 on: January 21, 2022, 10:00:11 AM »
A COUNCILLOR wants Conwy County Borough Council to support more businesses in the area in order to tackle the climate emergency.

In May 2019, Conwy councillors unanimously declared a climate emergency and tasked officers to draw up plans to reduce the council's carbon footprint.

Llanrwst councillor Aaron Wynne wants the Council to "buy local" to support businesses and help tackle the climate emergency.
Cllr Wynne wants the council to adopt a new procurement plan to buy more goods and services from Conwy and North Wales-based businesses.

He said: "In order for Conwy Council to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030, the authority must do more to buy local.
"It doesn't make economic or environmental sense to buy from businesses outside of Conwy and North Wales.
“From tradespeople to fill in the potholes, to local food and drink vendors to stock Venue Cymru, and local farmers to provide school meals.

“We should be buying local at every opportunity.

"Conwy Council should adopt a new local procurement policy prioritising buying goods and services from local businesses, both to support local jobs and to help save the planet."

It was confirmed that Conwy’s audit committee will be reviewing the council’s procurement policy in April.    ref pioneer

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Re: CCBC costs and cutting
« Reply #449 on: January 21, 2022, 11:37:48 AM »
Let's hope Councils etc outside Conwy don't follow his lead as it could adversely affect our local producers and businesses who sell goods and services outside the area!

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« Reply #449 on: January 21, 2022, 11:37:48 AM »