Who gets paid what at the Council?

Yesterday we had another Full Council meeting. This was the Agenda: Apologies Declarations of Interest Urgent matters Chair’s Diary Minutes Arrangement’s for the election of Chair and Vice Chair Independent Remuneration Panel For Wales Report Member training and development Pay Policy Statement Notice of Motion Council Forward Work Programme We were there for the best…

Austerity propagates inequality

Yesterday we found out the settlement that Denbighshire County Council (DCC) will receive from the Labour Welsh Government. It’s a further cut of 0.9%. The County Council have already had to cut back over the years, and they are extraordinarily lean. I’m afraid that further cuts will inevitably mean cuts to services, though you can…

Ruabon eyesore – the highs and lows of politics.

Politics. I both love it and hate it. Love it because on a good day you feel like you’ve achieved something; improved someone or a society’s lot; you can make a real difference to people’s lives; it’s a vehicle to improve things. There’s also the adrenalin rush during election campaigns, the camaraderie, and above all…

Was Llangennech a stand alone issue? No. Here’s why…

Some of you will have taken an interest in the recent row in Llangennech, near Llanelli, concerning the language status of Ysgol Llangennech. It’s been widely written about, but to get a real taste of the whole thing, visit Cneifiwr’s blog. Well, another, very similar row is brewing up here in north east Wales, which…

Dee Valley Water – loyalty should be rewarded

Today we heard that the High Court had decided against the workers of Dee Valley Water and allowed the sale of the company to Severn Trent Water to go ahead. The result is potentially a bitter blow to north east Wales. Dee Valley Water employs some 190 people, and contract work out to 80 local…

Gwrando ar y bobl neu wrando ar y gwir?

Rwy wedi ysgrifennu ambell i waith erbyn hyn am y diffyg cyfryngau Cymreig a’r effaith y mae hyn yn ei gael ar wleidyddiaeth yng Nghymru. Sefydlwyd ymgyrch Newsnight Cymru i drio mynd i’r afael a rhan o’r broblem yma, oleuaf. Mae’r mater wedi cael sylw dipyn o weithiau erbyn hyn. Diwedd y flwyddyn ddiwethaf cyhoeddwyd…