COMMUNITY leaders have attended the launch of a plan for Rhyl Town Council.
Councillors gathered at the Taste Academy this week for the official launch of Rhyl Town Plan 2012-17, which sets out the council’s priorities for the next four years.
It includes encouraging economic growth, supporting the community as well as plans to prevent the loss of retail units from Rhyl town centre and to campaign for the remodelling of the Children’s Village.
Rhyl mayor, Andy Rutherford, said: “The council’s plan is a strategic document designed to direct the council’s actions for the life of this council, whilst a town council plan in itself is not unique, it is the first time for Rhyl.
“It has not been an easy process to get to where we are today and I pay tribute to both councillors and officers in their commitment to ensuring that this document is finished.
“This document is not to be left on a shelf for a few years to gather dust, it is a living document, in fact we have already started by ensuring that where decisions of council are required it is clear where they fall within the plan.
“All in all this makes Rhyl Town Council a proactive council, a council fit for purpose with clear aims and objectives, a council working for a revived and vibrant Rhyl and a council I am proud to be part of.”
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.