Anglesey County Council has performed a U-turn over its nappy collection policy following widespread criticism.
In new rules, parents were told they would need to show certificates proving their children were under three to qualify for a new nappy collection services. But now, the council says:
- children up to the age of four will receive the service.
- parents won’t have to provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate
- any applications for a child over four years of age will be considered on a case by case basis
Councillors on Anglesey have rejected plans for a massive new leisure resort that is designed to create 600 jobs.
The project involved 800 lodges and other leisure faciilities at three sites near Holyhead.
It divided opinion in the town, between those who want more jobs and those who are concerned about the environment.
A proposal for a massive new leisure resort, which developers say could create 600 jobs, has been rejected by Anglesey County Council.
The plan, from developers Land and Lakes, would include around 800 lodges, at Penrhos, Cae Glas and Kingsland.
It was refused by the council's Planning and Orders Committee this afternoon.
Plaid Cymru is the largest political party on Anglesey council and had hoped to form a coalition to lead the authority. The island's AM, Ieuan Wyn Jones, and Plaid's council leader Bob Parry have issued a joint statement.
The leader of Labour's three councillors on Anglesey council, says the deal reached with Independent councillors to run the authority 'will provide stability' for the island. Arwel Roberts said:
The Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths has issued a short statement following the news that Independent and Labour councillors have reached a deal to form an administration on Anglesey.
Welsh Labour sources have confirmed that its councillors on Anglesey have reached a deal to form an administration with Independent members. The deal was approved by the party's governing body, the National Executive Committee.
It's reported that Anglesey's three Labour councillors have reached an agreement with the Independents to form a new administration after last week's elections. The deal excludes Plaid Cymru, which has 12 councillors and is the party with the most seats, though outnumbered by the 14 independents.
The independents have not always acted as a single group and their disagreements were blamed by the Welsh Government when it took control of the council away from the elected members and imposed commissioners to run local services on the island.
Ministers will have to decide whether there is now a stable administration to take back control of the county council. The Welsh Labour Executive also has to decide whether to ratify any coalition agreement involving the party's councillors.
Any deal involving Labour councillors sharing power on Anglesey would need the approval of the party's Welsh executive. It's now thought unlikely that talks with the Independent councillors will conclude today.
There are reports that Labour councillors are close to a deal with Independent councillors to run Anglesey council following last week's inconclusive election result. It's thought an agreement could be announced as soon as lunchtime.
Such a deal would be a blow for Plaid Cymru. It's the largest party but without enough seats to rule alone. And the Labour councillors can expect face heavy criticism for supporting the return of rule by the independents, who were blamed by the Welsh Government for the authority's difficulties.
Ministers must decide if the leadership of the new council is stable enough to take over from the commissioners sent in to sort out Anglesey's problems. The reported deal would involve the three Labour councillors, those Independents who operate as a group and others who act alone.