Saturday, 9 April 2016

Council mergers: Tories promise public to get final say...... Please God, Let's Get rid of Conwy Council

Let's Make It Happen, And Get Conwy Council Out! Wales Election 2016

Council services: Refuse collection, library, classroom and grittingImage copyrightThinkstock/PA/BBC
Conwy council has done so much damage in Conwy and refuses to listen to it's residents.
For example....
1,Llandudno beach, and stones... Did they listen?
2,Colwyn Bay Pier, should be restored yet their Hatred for it, is against the publics wishes, but they continue for demolition!
3,The Skip on the Prom, Porth Whatever, terrible design, lost millions, and now facing millions in repairs!
4,Llandudno bridge, Millions lost.
5,Iwan Davies chief exec, gave away thousands, but kept his job, and money was recouped by us!
6,Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea,West Shore, all looked like they have been bombed, planning that has allowed the area's to now look like cheap housing estates.
7,Council tax rises, and for what? What are we getting for it?
8, Ysgol Gogarth, money taken from small schools to fund this school, no public consultation!
9,All of the small schools are closing, regardless of our opinion.
10,Bin collections, we vote for every two weeks and get 3!
11,Eirias Park stadium, or whatever it is, No parking so people just park everywhere causing mayhem to locals, and the noise is terrible, Did the council not consider when they built it, that this place has about 50 car spaces but the arena holds about a thousand!
12, Also Llandudno Theater loses millions every year which we the tax payer have to bail out, yet we get no say in this.
13, And despite all this, the council who are facing removal, are still going to build themselves spanking new multi million pound offices in Colwyn Bay, which they claim will boost the town! Funny all of the hundreds in the current office and other offices didn't do this, but will the council listen? The people of Colwyn Bay want tourism, not council offices.
The list just goes on and on, loss of money,bad planning,wasted money,cut backs in the wrong places, closing schools, please let's get them out.
Voters have four weeks to save their councils from merger, the Welsh Conservatives have said.
The party claimed the public had been given no say over Labour plans to cut the number of authorities from 22 to eight or nine.
Voluntary mergers would be allowed, the Conservatives said, but only if people backed them in a referendum.
Local government spokesperson Janet Finch-Saunders said only the Tories were promising residents the final say.

'Missed opportunity'

"Labour are totally committed to forcing through local government reorganisation and, unlike the Welsh Conservatives, they are refusing to give local communities the final say in a referendum," she said.
"That could mean curtains for historic Welsh areas with distinct local identities.
"Whilst we all accept that the cost of politics has to be reduced, Labour's plans identify a genuine problem - but take the views of local communities completely out of the equation.
"Worse still, their plans put the cart before the horse and they have made no effort to consider what services the new council structure would be asked to provide.
"It's a huge missed opportunity, and an abuse of the democratic process."
Proposed changes to local authoritiesImage copyrightWelsh Government
Image captionWelsh Labour's proposed maps are similar to the pre-1996 county councils
In March, Labour's Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews said consultation on the bill to cut the current 22 councils to eight or nine was supportive, but he saidmore work was needed to ensure councils stayed connected to their communities.
Plaid Cymru said it would keep the current councils, but use them as "building blocks" to create up to six regional combined authorities.
Led by elected mayors, these would give a "strategic overview" of local services to be delivered by the existing councils.
"This means that we will get economies of scale through working together, but keep the advantages of local scrutiny and accountability," a Plaid spokesman said.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Peter Black said his party felt there were too many councils, many of which were "too small" and "underperforming".
But he said larger councils should have a fairer voting system, and that "the lines on the map shouldn't be drawn by politicians".
"It should be up to the independent Boundary Commission to establish a fresh map, which should be based on natural communities," he added.
UKIP spokesman Mark Reckless said his party saw the case for fewer councils, but added: "We believe mergers should be 'bottom up' in response to community views, and not 'top down' imposed."