Presentation on theme: "FAIR TRADE AND TOWN & COMMUNITY COUNCILS North & Mid Wales Association of Local Councils Attendance Record Notice of the meeting Minutes September 2014."— Presentation transcript:
North & Mid Wales Association of Local Councils Attendance Record Notice of the meeting Minutes September 2014 Minutes October 2014
North & Mid Wales Association of Local Councils Actions taken since last meeting: Police items Future of Service delivery items Living Wage items '0' Hours Contracts items Blacklisting Planning consultations Fees Guest speaker
North & Mid Wales Association of Local Councils Financial Report Executive Meeting
WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL How does it all work? It’s a team….. Councillors Town Clerk Staff Awards
WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL WELSHPOOL - KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY Youth Council Business Forum Council Surgeries Accessibility Consultations
WELSHPOOL Understanding your Town SIZE ACCESSIBILITY ECONOMIC BASE VISITORS ATTRACTIONS
What does Welshpool look like? 30% of the population is over 60 years old 25% of the population is school age 15% work for Government/Councils 25% of the population do not have a car 22% are long term disabled 12% are full time unpaid carers
THE COUNCIL COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE TOWN HALL What is Welshpool Town Council responsible for? MARKETS RECREATION CENTRE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 3 PUBLIC TOILETS 100 ACRES OPEN SPACES SPORTS GROUNDS 7 PLAYGROUNDS COUNTRY PARK MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE CCTV SYSTEM CAR PARK MEALS ON WHEELS COUNCIL OFFICE AND MORE 20 staff and many volunteers
THE COUNCIL Plus coming over to the Council soon? Day Centre Library Service Street Cleaning Litter Bins Footpaths Bridleways Community Transport Cemeteries Car Parks And more
THE TEAM COUNCIL – TOWN CLERK – STAFF STAFF MEETNGS & TOURS COUNTY COUNCIL WELSH GOVERNMENT YOUTH COUNCIL BUSINESS THE COMMUINTY
MONEY WHY A FINANCIAL CRISIS WHAT WE DID AT WELSHPOOL INCOME V EXPENDITURE PLANS ATTRACTING GRANTS WORKING WITH PARTNERS FUTURE SERVICE DELIVERY
WILLIAMS REPORT WHITE PAPER TOWN AND COMMUNITY COUNCILS CLUSTERING DELIVERY VIA TOWNS
RELATIONSHIPS COUNCIL TOWN CLERK COUNTY COUNCIL BUSINESS YOUTH ADULTS WELSH GOVERNMENT OTHER TOWN & COMMUNITY COUNCILS
SOME DEALS TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE The building Capital Grant revenue Change in way it runs Issues
SOME DEALS PUBLIC TOILET PROVISION The buildings Refurbishment Grant aid Misrepresentation Issues
SOME DEALS DAY CENTRE Building Reserves Grant aid security Donations Issues and help
SERVICE DELIVERY – THE RISKS AND ISSUES FUNDING EXPENDITURE BEST METHOD OF DELIVERY RESERVES PAYMENTS AND RECEIPTS EMERGENCY SINKING FUNDS MANAGEMENT STAFFING SUSTAINABILITY BUILDINGS VAT EXIT STRATEGY Council decision making & procedure
CLUSTERING AND SERVICE DELIVERY Powys County Council Model Clustering Working with your County
KEEPING INFORMED CONTACT WEB SITE NEWSLETTER SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICE BASE OPEN DAYS COUNCILLOR SURGERIES
CAN DO CULTURE All elements needed – it’s a puzzle… Plans Team County Council Structure Any bit missing and it does not work…
THE TRUTH 101 OTHERS CAN WRITE BETTER PLANS 100 OF THOSE 101 WILL ACHIEVE LITTLE WE JUST MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS REPORTING AND UPDATES THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION
We have one benefit in Welshpool we have a County Council we can do business with!
FUTURE OF TOWN AND COMMUNITY COUNILS January 2015 – County Councils February 2015 – Town and Community Councils
HEALTH STUDIES Mid Wales Health Study North Wales Health Study
RAIL FRANCHISE 2018 MID WALES Mid Wales Route Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. Suggested submission There is an improved service due to be implemented in May 2015. The additional requests would be: a)A full hourly service with 4 carriage trains on the main line. b)A full 2 hour service (including the winter months) on the Coast Line. c)Standardisation of fares structure.
RAIL FRANCHISE 2018 NORTH WALES North Wale Route Chester to Holyhead and branches to Bleauni Ffestiniog and Llandudno. Suggested submission The requests would be: a)Electrification of the main line service. b)A full 4 carriage service. c)Standardisation of the fares structure.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Welsh Language Policy
National Transport Plan What is included for Mid and North Wales: Freight to be considered for rail Rationalisation of ticketing for rail and buses Advance technology for ticketing All buses to have WFI Develop concessionary fares schemes Single directorate in Counties for transport Import Road at Holyhead from A55 improved
National Transport Plan What is NOT included for Mid and North Wales: Electrification of the North Coast Line Improvements to the Mid Wales Lines Improvements to the A55 generally Improvements to the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth roads Note – lots about South Wales!
COASTAL AND INLAND FLOOD CONSULTATION THE CONSULTATION EXAMPLES OF FLOOD AREAS