Why fear debate?

Being on the County Council continues to be a source of frustration and satisfaction in more or less equal measure. I learn something new every day, especially about people. Most of the work involves helping residents in my community in some form or another. It’s the County Council that carries out most of the services…

Creisis datganoli

Mae yna lawer iawn o bethau yn digwydd yng ngwleidyddiaeth Cymru’r dyddiau yma, pethau sy’n ein gosod arwahan i wleidyddiaeth Brydeinig/Lloegr. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn wynebu problemau mawr yn sgil achos hunanladdiad y diweddar Carl Sargeant, gyda Carwyn Jones o dan bwysau difrifol. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi gwneud rhai penderfyniadau hynod amhoblogaidd, megis cwtogi grant…

Syria — pam bomio rwan?

Bob blwyddyn mae rhywun yn edrych ymlaen at ryw ddigwyddiad blynyddol o bwys – yr Eisteddfod, Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau, Carnifal y pentref, ac yn y blaen. Rhywbeth arall sy’n ymddangos i fod fel petai wedi datblygu’n ddigwyddiad blynyddol yw’r dadlau ynghylch mynd i ryfel mewn gwlad yn y Dwyrain Canol. Unwaith eto eleni rydym ni’n…

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…