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View more details for consultation Director of Social Services Annual Report 2019/20 Director of Social Services Annual Report 2019/20 Wrexham County Borough Council 07 May 2020 29 May 2020
Why are we doing this?

 

The Council is required to produce this report each year as part of the monitoring requirements of Social Services by Welsh Government and it is used by the regulator CSSIW to assist in completing its annual assessment of the service provided by the Council.

 

 

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View more details for consultation   Gwynant, Plas Madoc-Pre- Planning Application Consultation Gwynant, Plas Madoc-Pre- Planning Application Consultation Wrexham County Borough Council 01 May 2019 01 May 2020
Why are we doing this?

As we are seeking local residents views on the indicative plans for new build social housing at Gwynant, Plas Madoc.

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View more details for consultation Welsh Language Consultation 2020 Welsh Language Consultation 2020 Wrexham County Borough Council 04 Feb 2020 30 Apr 2020
Why are we doing this?

The Council is undertaking this consultation in order to understand the experiences of local Welsh speakers when accessing council services in Welsh and how the Welsh language is used on a daily basis. For this consultation we want to gather information and views from Welsh learners and pupils in our Welsh schools to get a broader picture of how the language is being used in Wrexham.  We will run this consultation again in 2021 and 2022 to compare the findings.              

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View more details for consultation Welsh Language Swimming Lessons Welsh Language Swimming Lessons Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Feb 2020 31 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

In partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council we are assessing whether there is a demand for swimming lessons to be provided through the medium of Welsh.  

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Council has declared a climate and environmental emergency Wrexham Council has declared a climate and environmental emergency Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Feb 2020 19 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Council has declared a climate and environmental emergency. Book your place now to have your say on what the Council has been doing, and help us to develop your ideas on how individuals, communities and organisations can work together to build a strong response for the future.

Places are limited, so please book by 5pm on Thursday 19th March 2020.

Date and Time

4pm – 6pm, Tuesday 24th March 2020

Location

The Council Chamber, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY

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View more details for consultation North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority Public Consultation 2020 onwards North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority Public Consultation 2020 onwards North Wales Fire and Rescue Service 18 Sep 2019 31 Dec 2019
Why are we doing this?

Who is this consultation aimed at?

If you have an interest in the future of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, then this consultation is aimed at you. 

Every year, before deciding on its plan for the following year, North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority invites comments on a particular subject.  The ideas, insights and different points of view that people contribute can be really helpful for making sure that the Authority’s plan for the following year is a good one. 

You don’t need to be an expert in environmental issues to respond.  All that the Authority asks is that you think seriously about the issues and submit your views, ideas or information by the deadline. 

 

What is this consultation about?

This year the Authority is asking about developing a long-term Environment and Sustainability Strategy.  What do you think that Strategy should include?  What should be at the forefront of the Authority’s thinking in terms of planning for the next 20 or 30 years?  What ideas do you have for the services that it might provide in the next decades?

Looking back over the past 30 years, we have seen significant changes in how people live and also what local people expect to contribute towards, and receive from, public services.  What do you think is likely to happen over the next 30 years?  Is there anything specific to North Wales that needs to be considered?

Climate change, environmental responsibility, social responsibility…what would you like to see in the Fire and Rescue Service’s plans for the future?  Everyone knows that it is a Service that has changed and adapted to a great extent over the years.  But waiting until the last minute before reacting is rarely the best way of doing things, which is why the Authority needs to plan ahead with an adaptable long-term strategy. 

We hope you find the information provided useful and that this will encourage you to submit your views before 31 December 2019. Details on how to respond are available at the end of the document.

 

 

 

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View more details for consultation Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation 2020/21 Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation 2020/21 Wrexham County Borough Council 09 Nov 2018 09 Dec 2019
Why are we doing this?

Reviewing Local Discretions which are available as part of the scheme.

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View more details for consultation Tenant and Leaseholder Satisfaction Survey 2019 Tenant and Leaseholder Satisfaction Survey 2019 Wrexham County Borough Council 15 Sep 2019 29 Nov 2019
Why are we doing this?

This suvey will provide us with valuable infoirmation, which will be used to improve our services.  We would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing this survey.

The names of all tenants who return the completed survey by 1st November 2019 will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 in vouchers.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey

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View more details for consultation Difficult Decisions - Further Cuts Budget Consultation 2020/21 Difficult Decisions - Further Cuts Budget Consultation 2020/21 Wrexham County Borough Council 30 Sep 2019 13 Nov 2019
Why are we doing this?

Due to the decisions made by Government, Wrexham Council has had to make huge changes to the things we do and the way we work which have meant we’ve cut our budget by over £62m since the economic crisis in 2007/2008 – this is the same as over 25% of our current budget of £237m and means we have reduced our number of employees by over 600 people.  We have done this by becoming more efficient and have tried, wherever possible, not to reduce the range of services we provide. 

Unfortunately, the money that the UK and Welsh Government gives to us (which is about 3/4 of our entire funding) is already below the Welsh average per person and this year we are again expecting further reductions.  We are estimating that we will be around £9.8m short of what we need over the next two years – with £5.4m of this needed next year.  However, because of the uncertainty with politics and government at the moment, we won’t know the exact amount that we’re being given until November.  This depends on what the governments in the UK and Wales decide is important to them – but there is a chance that that the budget shortfall will increase to approximately £7.2m for next year.

Putting it simply, we are no longer in a position where we can continue to do everything we did five years ago and we are now beyond a tipping point – meaning we have no other option but to stop or reduce service delivery when the budget is being reduced by so much.  Due to the level of cuts being imposed on us by Welsh Government, we are left making unthinkable decisions, which will impact on residents.  We do not want to do this.

We will continue to lobby the UK and Welsh Governments until the point they realise they cannot keep cutting public services and we will do everything we can to support key frontline services, whilst continuing to review other areas to look for any last efficiencies we can find.

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View more details for consultation Review of Polling Districts and Places – Response of the (Acting) Returning Officer Review of Polling Districts and Places – Response of the (Acting) Returning Officer Wrexham County Borough Council 14 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019
Why are we doing this?

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Council has a duty to divide its area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each district.  It also has to keep these arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a duty on all local authorities in Great Britain to review their polling districts and polling places.

What we found out

The responses to the consultation were considered at a meeting of the Council held on 18 December 2019.  No changes were made to the polling districts, but some changes were agreed in respect of some polling stations.  A list of these changes with the reasons is included in the document below.  You can access the full report to Council here https://moderngov.wrexham.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=128&MId=4754 

The revised lists of polling districts and polling stations in are outlied in the documents below. 

What difference has it made?

Alternative suitable polling stations have been found where existing ones have become unavailable or have been identified as no longer suitable which will give residents better access in future elections.