JANUARY 2013

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 201

 

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The Association members have voted to confirm a change to the name of the Association after many years.

The proposed new name is

North Wales Association of Local Councils

The proposed new name will be launched at the Annual Meeting to be held in Holywell in July 2013.

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CONSULTATIONS WITH

THE WELSH ASSEMBLY

The Association has responded to the recent Consultations on Minor Alterations to Planning Consents and to the proposals regarding

Fly Tipping.

Details of the Association responses and consultation details can be found on the Association’s web site which can be found at:

www.northwalesassociation.org.uk

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VOTING AT MEETINGS

 The Association membership has voted to change the voting system at meetings to one vote per Council attending.  The decision is to be ratified at the Annual Meeting of the Association in July in Holywell.

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CONSULTATIONS WITH THE WELSH ASSEMBLY – PROMOTING DEMOCRACY

The Association attended The Sennat in Cardiff to give evidence on Promoting Democracy. 

Cllr Marriett Roberts the Vice Chair attended with Robert Robinson the Association Secretary.

Subjects such as web sites, boundary arrangements and funding for such arrangements were among the subjects.

Details can be seen on the Association’s web site at:

www.northwalesassociation.org.uk

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 2013 conference is to be held at the Springfield Hotel in Holywell on

19th July 2013 from 10.30am to 4pm

Headline speaker Carl Sargeant AM

The annual conference will include the AGM, regular meeting and workshops on

‘the future funding of Town & Community Councils’.

Full details of the conference will be issued shortly.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCILS

The Association has considered the new proposals issued by the Welsh Assembly with regard to Community Health Councils.

Details can be seen on the Association’s web site at:

www.northwalesassociation.org.uk

 

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ELECTRIFICATION OF THE NORTH WALES COAST LINE

The Association is to back members calling for electrification to the Crewe – Holyhead line. The increase in traffic would help the economy of the North Wales Coast and allow more frieght use with a possible Roll on Roll off service.
A meeting is to be sought between the relevant authorities to try and further the proposal

CONSULTATIONS FOR MEMBERS

The Association has responded to many consultations issued by the Welsh Assembly including those on Sustainable Development and the Mobile Homes Act.

Details of all these and more can be seen on the Documents page of the Web Site at:

www.northwalesassociation.org.uk