It’s back to business at the Guildhall next Tuesday when the first Executive Board of 2018 takes place.

On the agenda is the Revenue Budget for the next financial year and Cllr Mark Pritchard will update members of the Board on the recommendations to be made to Council on the 21 February. This will also contain the recommended Council Tax for 18/19.

Nant Silyn, the former site of the elderly people’s home is also up for debate and the Board will be asked to move the site from the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account to be used for social housing.


If all goes ahead it is planned to apply for Welsh Government funding to deliver new, council owned social housing which would focus on units of specialist and adapted housing for older people and people with additional needs to meet specific demand currently on the local housing waiting lists.

Next up will be the forward work programme which gives us all a heads up on what’s due to be discussed in the coming months – it’s worth keeping an eye on this if you have a particular interest in a subject.

“Proposals to charge for Disabled Parking and Parking in 3 Country Parks”

This will be followed by proposals to charge for Disabled Parking and car parking in Tŷ Mawr, Nant Mill and Alyn Waters country parks. These proposals follow the recent Difficult Decisions consultation and the responses received were generally supportive of them. The proposals are for a daily charge of £1.00 at the three parks with an offer of a concessionary annual parking permit of £50.00 and offer disabled parking charges in line with non-disabled charges across all council operated car parks. If this proposal is approved blue badge holders will be given an extra hour’s parking beyond the normal time paid for.

Finally, the Board will  look at updated policies for Adult Social Care following the introduction of the Social services and Well-being Act (Wales) 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act which has highlighted the need for new policies to be introduced to support work in a number of areas.

The policies being submitted for update are:

Interim Adult Safeguarding Policy (Appendix 1)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy (Appendix 2)

Direct payment Policy (Appendix 4)

Occupational Therapy Statement of Purpose Equipment (Appendix 5)

Occupational Therapy Statement of Purpose Adaptations – (Appendix 6)

If there’s anything urgent brought to the attention of the Board it will be discussed at the end of the meeting.

You are welcome to attend the meeting which starts at 10.00am or you can watch the proceedings on the webcast here 


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