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The North Wales Association of Town and Larger Community Councils is an organisation representing over
30 larger Councils from Newtown and Welshpool in the South to Rhyl and Bangor in the North.
At its July 2011 meeting over 50 Councillors and Town Clerks met in the Civic Centre Connah’s Quay where
subjects of common concern were discussed.
Here are some of the subjects covered:
WIND FARMS, PYLONS, HUBS AND TRANSPORT IN MID WALES
The Association considered a paper from Welshpool Town Council with regard to the TAN8 proposals and their effect on Mid Wales.
The Association considered the subject and agreed that the following actions should be taken:
Presentation of petitions seeking a review to both Parliament and WAG
Support for the Powys County Council decision to seek a review.
To make public the Associations support of the case against TAN8.
PRE PLANNING CONSULTATION (WELSH ASSEMBLY)
The Association considered the consultation issued by the Welsh Assembly and has completed the questions on the subject.
There was some concern expressed by members about the quality of pre planning advice and this has been reflected in the responses.
DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN ONE VOICE WALES AND THE NORTH WALES ASSOCIATION
The Association has held discussions between the two parties to see if there is a working partnership possible. The Association has yet
again confirmed that unless it is a proper partnership that the Association is not interested.
DEVOLVING OF SERVICES FROM COUNTY COUNCILS TO TOWN AND COMMUNITY COUNCILS
The Association considered the devolution of services and confirmed its view that the Welsh Assembly should give direct funding to
Town and Community Councils.
WORKING WITH COUNTY COUNCILS
The Association confirmed that it will seek to see charters put in place – in line with the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 – as soon
as possible between County and Community Councils.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WALES) MEASURE 2011
The Association considered details of the measure which became effective from 10th July 2011. The Association is pleased with the result
and will do all it can to work with the authorities to bring in the effects of the measure.
The web site with loads of information on the Association can be found at www.northwalesassociation.org.uk