Christmas Lighting Tender 2016 – 2019
Tenders are invited from NICEIC registered Electrical Contractors for the temporary installation, maintenance and removal of the town's Christmas Lighting features for a three year period until the 5th January 2019. The installation to be carried out in compliance with BS 7671 the IEE Wiring Regulations and HSE requirements.
The lights to be erected for switching on between the 26th November 2016 and removed on the 5th January 2017 and for the same time period until the 5th January 2019. The Contractor will be required to respond to any faults reported within 24 hours during the installation period.
The successful Tenderer will be required to give technical advice to the Town Council's Sub Committee when it meets. Sealed Tenders – marked "Christmas Lighting Tender" should be sent to:
Mr C Ll Everett
Town Clerk/Financial Officer
Holyhead Town Council
Closing date for the receipt of Tenders to be 12.00 noon on Wednesday the 31st August 2016
For Tender specification please contact the Town Clerk
External Auditors Report into complaint
External auditors report due to a complaint being made. North wales police and the ombudsman have also received the report since some time. Any person wanting a paper copy please e-mail the town hall.
The planning issue and the complaints procedure issue have been changed. See council minutes on this site see AGM minutes 9/5/16.
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