ECONOMIC growth and supporting the community are among goals of an action plan detailing Rhyl Town Council’s priorities for the next four years.
The document, Rhyl Town Plan 2012-17, aims to work towards ensuring a thriving community and town and includes plans to prevent the loss of retail units from Rhyl town centre and to campaign for the remodelling of the Children’s Village.
It is the first such document drawn up by the town council with Denbighshire Council’s Rhyl Going Forward plan, which includes the West Rhyl Housing Improvement Project, already underway.
Rhyl mayor, councillor Andrew Rutherford, said: “I think it is right the town council has a plan.
“It is about being more proactive.
“There has been a lot of work that has gone into this.
“Having this joined up thinking is hopefully going to benefit the town.”
Aims include to encourage and support the development of a safe, quality night-time economy, the development of new sustainable planting schemes for the town, including the reintroduction of trees and to campaign and lobby for the provision of a new dedicated burial ground in Rhyl.
It states: “The town council recognises maintaining economic growth is vitally important.
“In creating opportunities for growth the council understands and supports organisations working towards improving the town centre and the town as a whole.
“The council’s planning committee will object to the loss of, or change of use from, any class A1 retail units when considering applications for planning permission within the town centre.”
Plans to engage with younger residents include a youth town council and the possibility of a battle of the band competition while special consideration will be given to supporting community organisations that may have difficulty in attracting funding from other sources.