County Voice


Pension Credits

Have you reached the State Pension age?  Do you have family or friends who have reached this age?

Did you know that you, or they, could be eligible for Pension Credits?

A leaflet will arrive in the post along with your Council Tax Bill over the coming week with further details. 

Check whether you’re eligible or talk to family and friends.  You can find out more on the Department for Work and Pensions website on or call 0800 99 1234.

The following video will also give you more information:

Help us improve our services: Closing date 19 March

We want to hear from you about the services that the Council provides, and how you feel about Denbighshire and your local area. Whether you live or work in Denbighshire, complete our stakeholder survey to tell us what you think! The results from the survey will be used to help us improve services that are important to you, as well as monitor the progress of our Corporate Plan. To take part and have your say, please visit or scan the QR code below:


The survey is running until 19 March.

To review our current Corporate Plan, visit keep up to date, visit the county conversation portal at, and sign up for Y Panel!

Paper copies of the survey are also available in Denbighshire Libraries / One Stop Shops.

The Council to continue successful ‘Micro-provider’ development programme

The Council will continue to offer a free development programme which supports residents to set up their own micro-provider service in their local communities, following the success of the project over the past year. 

‘Micro-providers’ offer care and support to older and disabled people in their own homes, helping them live their lives their way. So far, there are over 20 micro-providers operating in Denbighshire, who support around 140 residents.

The mentoring programme is completely free to join and allows the micro-providers to work for themselves, choose their own hours, work locally and offer a service that they will be proud of.

The programme offers a friendly and supportive point of contact to help to set up the micro-provider service. It also offers practical information on regulation, training and opportunities in the social care sector.

Micro-providers offer a range of services, including practical help around the house, cleaning, helping with meals, DIY, shopping, personal care, dog walking, companionship and much more.

Councillor Elen Heaton, Lead Member for Health and Social Care said: “This is a brilliant service that helps provide the local community with a range of vital services. I am looking forward to seeing our micro-providers out and about helping in our communities all across the county”.

For more information go to:

Rhyl and Central Prestatyn Coastal Defence Works

The Council is due to carry out works to replace the coastal defences in central Rhyl and central Prestatyn.

They are ongoing projects to protect the coast of Denbighshire and the council gave approval for them to begin work. The Council has worked with its partner Balfour Beatty to design both schemes and their combined cost is £92 million. These schemes are supported by Welsh Government funding and the new coastal structures will further reduce the risk of flooding and will provide reassurance to communities in the face of rising sea levels caused by climate change.                                                                                                                                  

As works get underway a series of press releases and updates will be issued to local residents informing them of each stage of the works. Works are due to take two and a half years to complete.

Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “These works are necessary to ensure that our communities are protected from any potential risk of flooding. We need to ensure that we adapt our towns appropriately for the future, so they are protected from the negative impacts that global warming will bring. Protecting the public and businesses is the Council's number one priority; it is vital that we act now before it is too late.”

For more information about the scheme visit our website

Join us for an interactive information sharing event

Families First and Flying Start are holding an interactive information sharing event on the 6 April at Rhyl Town Hall.

For more information contact Joanne on 07879 115233 or you can e-mail her at

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