Plans are progressing for a play facility at Cae Ddol

A new working group met for the first time to decide how best to spend £25,000 on a new play facility at Cae Ddol park in the town.

24 people have joined the group, which is jointly chaired by Councillor Bobby Feeley and Nicola Kneale, and to date 29 projects have been put forward by the.

Earlier this month, residents were given the opportunity to put forward their proposals as part of a new Participatory Budget (PB) scheme. PB enables residents to have a direct say on what they would like to spend public money on. Although PB has been used in the county before – with smaller pots of money in St Asaph, Corwen & Rhuallt – this is the first time that Denbighshire County Council has used the PB process.

The PB Organiser is Bill Ellis-Jones, who works for the charity Together Creating Communities. He will facilitate the process through to completion. The proposals will be considered and costed by the working party

The group, which consists of residents, a Denbighshire officer and Bill Ellis-Jones will next meet on October 20 and then a further public meeting has been arranged for 17 November when a vote for the most popular proposals will take place.

It is hoped the finished amenities will be put in place by Easter.

Head of Leisure Services, Jamie Groves, said: “This shows Denbighshire’s clear intention and commitment to work in partnership with our communities to provide the best possible amenities for the people of Ruthin.”

The address to send proposals to is – Leisure Services Cae Ddol PB, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, LL15 1YN.

Further information on the process can be obtained from Bill on 07813 991550 or by e-mail [email protected]


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