Statement from the Mayor of Holyhead Cllr J V Owen
2016 has got off to a good start. I would like to take this opportunity to express thanks on behalf of the Town Council to Arthur Owen Head of Planning & Environmental Services, Anglesey County Council for his commitment over many years to Holyhead and Anglesey. Thank you Arthur.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Anglesey Aluminium Metal Ltd especially
Brian King and Gill Ronayne for leaving a lasting legacy to the community.
It was a great pleasure to be present at the launch of the Orthios Eco Park at the Anglesey Aluminium site and also to hear Sean making a commitment to creating much needed local jobs.
This year brings the prospect of further local jobs with the decision on the Village Green application leading to the Waterfront Development and the further development of the Maritime Museum I would like to thank the maritime museum on behalf of the Town council for the dedicated service they provide to the community and visitors and also the potential for jobs being created by the Land and Lakes development.
Wylfa Newydd is on the horizon and the Holyhead Town Council is determined to work with companies to create local employment opportunities.
As Wylfa Newydd is an international project there will be a need to support local companies to ensure that they are able to provide suitable housing for all grades of staff who will be employed on the Wylfa project.
Holyhead Town Council is pro-active and we have an open invitation to any person or Company who wish to invest in Holyhead to call at the Town Hall at any time.
Holyhead has a lot to offer everybody including its highly successful Empire complex which is rapidly attracting up to 200,000 visitors through its doors since opening.
I would like to extend my thanks to all the Council staff for their dedication and hard work under sometimes trying circumstances.
Offices to Rent at Holyhead Town Hall
This is an opportunity to rent a suite of 5 offices including kitchen and WC on the first and second floors of the refurbished and historical Town Hall Building located on Newry Street in the busy Port Town of Holyhead on Anglesey.
The offices are in excellent condition and can be let as a suite of offices or individually. Annual rent commencing from £2000 + VAT
For full details and more images visit the listing here: www.onthemarket.com
Services we provide
Services that the Holyhead Town Council provide to the community through the Town Precept due to the money raised through the Empire, Left Luggage, Town Hall hire the Town Council is able to keep the Precept low and invest the money raised through these projects for other commuity services like the toilets in Swift Square,CCTV and Play Areas for the Children. the following is what you pay if you live in a band 'A' property £1.08 per week; for a band 'B' it is £1.27 per week; for a Band 'C' it is £1.45 per week; for a band 'D' it is £1.63 per week. The Town Council does not receive any Finance from the Business Rates.
These are some of the services provided:
- Finance 87% of the cost to run Maeshyfryd Cemetery 13% financed by Trearddur Bay Community Council.
- Town Hall including hall hire, Chamber hire and office hire
- Empire Cinema
- Empire Play centre
- Partly responsible for the Town Clock
- Dutch commemorative Plaque at Newry Beach
- Public toilets at Swift Square in town
- New CCTV system for the town
- Manage the six bungalows (Penrhos Alms-houses) in Kingsland for the elderly
- Newry Beach play area
- Kingsland play area
- London Road play area
- Llanfawr Road play area
- Old School Road play area Llaingoch
- Lon Newydd play area Llaingoch
- Cut the grass in Treseifion play area to help the Residents' Association
- Carry out checks on the play equipment in Gwelfor Community Centre
- Left luggage office in the Port
- Most of the information boards around town
- All the bus shelters around Holyhead
- Litter pick the Celtic Gateway Bridge and also clean the steelwork on contract to the Anglesey County Council
- Produce and distribute the Holyhead Town Guide and assist visitors who call into the Town Hall for information on interesting places to visit.
- Give donations to local charitable causes including the Holyhead Leisure/Maritime Festival;
- Provide 22 sustainable jobs in the town
- 75 Allotments in Plas Road
- Christmas lights in the town
- Hire of Laser Quasar for offsite hire in Anglesey and Bangor/Caernarfon areas
- Provide office space at the Town Hall including the NHS and the County Council's Revenue and Benefits service
- The Town Council has been requested to take over the Park in New Park Road Holyhead. If the Town Council does not take it over, it will be closed next year
- The Town Council is consulted on Planning Applications for the town but the final decision is taken by the County Council's planning committee
- The 16 Town Councillors give up their time and do not get paid any allowances
- The Town Council will continue to work closely with all developers who wish to come to Holyhead to ensure that local people are given priority for the jobs created and for wherever possible, community benefit for the town
- Meetings are open to the public. Minutes are on the Council web site for information
- Each Primary School Child going up to High School is presented with a Dictionary by the Town Council
All of the above services would be at serious risk if the Holyhead Town Council was dissolved.
The following services are not the responsibility of the Holyhead Town Council.
Please contact the county council or your County Councillor for the following services.
- Grants to Businesses or Individuals
- Highways Including Parking and Yellow Lines
- Final decisions on all Planning Applications.
- Social Services
- Street Lighting
- Waste disposal