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FAIR TRADE AND TOWN & COMMUNITY COUNCILS
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:
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Police items
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Future of Service delivery items
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Living Wage items
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'0' Hours Contracts items
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Blacklisting
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Planning consultations
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Fees
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Guest speaker
North & Mid Wales Association of Local Councils
Financial Report
Executive Meeting
WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL
‘A planned experience’
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 COUNCIL STRUCTURE
PLANS AND DIRECTION
THE ‘WATFORD GUIDE’
TOWN PLAN
COMMUNITY PLAN
TRACK RECORD
TOWN PLAN
Results:
Markets
Road Pattern
Supermarket/Shops
Signage
Tourist Information
Public Toilets
Coach Parking
Aspirations
8% Retail vacancy rate
WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL
THE CHARTER
Powys County Council
What is in the Charter
Budget cuts
Working together
COMMUNITY PLAN
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COUNTRY PARK
NEW PLAYGROUNDS
TOWN MAPS
BUS INFORMATION
WELCOME TO WELSHPOOL
DOG CONTROL
ALCOHOL ORDER (DPPO)
CYCLE ROUTES
ALLOTMENTS
MOTTE AND BAILEY CASTLE
COMMUNITY AWARDS
EVENTS
TWO MAJOR PROJECTS
 CAMBRIAN RAIL
IMPROVEMENTS
 MID WALES
HEALTH STUDY
DIFFICULTIES!!!
 BUS SHELTER
 COCK PIT BUILDING
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
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
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Route
Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli.
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Suggested submission
There is an improved service due to be implemented in May 2015.
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The additional requests would be:
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c)
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A full hourly service with 4 carriage trains on the main line.
A full 2 hour service (including the winter months) on the
Coast Line.
Standardisation of fares structure.
RAIL FRANCHISE 2018 NORTH WALES
 North Wale
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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.
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Standardisation of the fares structure.
 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 Welsh Language Policy
Any other business
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
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