Controversial topics on full council agenda
11:42am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
Controversial plans to build a civic amenity site next to Brooklands Nursing Home in New Hedges will be discussed today's (Thursday’s) meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council.
Councillor Jacob Williams has asked if the controversy is the reason plans have not been submitted to the National Park and if alternative locations have been considered.
Also on the agenda are the county's dwindling town centres. Councillor Peter Stock wants to know what steps are being taken to rejuvenate the county’s town centres and what plans are being put forward to work in meaningful partnership with private developers.
At the same meeting Pembrokeshire County Council will be urged to adopt and actively promote
the Pembrokeshire flag.
Councillor Jacob Williams has submitted a notice of motion that the council officially adopts the blue and yellow banner and promotes its use as the symbol of the county, flying it outside County Hall and in the council chamber.
Another notice of motion calls again on the council to publish online all spending on items over
£500 in value.
Councillor David Howlett has called on the council to “bring the authority into line with the United
Kingdom Government and the Welsh Government by publishing online all spending over £500 without waiting for guidance or instruction from the Welsh Government.”
The costs of buying and runnning the vehicle used to transport the chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council to appointments and functions will also be examined today.
County Councillor David Bryan will ask questions to the meeting seeking the annual cost of running and maintaining the vehicle as well as the purchase price or cost of any ongoing rental agreement.
Cllr Bryan will also ask whether it is just the chairman, vice chairman and their spouses that have use of the vehicle.