The man behind the on-going campaign to provide Llangollen people with a convenient waste recycling facility has given his latest update on how it is going:
Phil Jones says: "It has been six months since Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) confirmed that it was in discussion with Denbighshire County Council (DCC) to negotiate an access agreement to the Plas Madoc Recycling facility for residents of the Dee Valley.
"I contacted our County Councillors recently to enquire as to the state of progress in these discussions.
"Cost information has been provided by WCBC and although it has been implied that the possible charges will put added financial pressure on DCC, the quantity of waste has not changed.
"So if DCC is no longer processing it, then there should be cost savings to our council.
"I trust our councillors will be able to get a thorough financial appraisal from officers to identify costs and savings associated with any possible change in service.
"I was informed that this matter will be considered at the next meeting of the Dee Valley MAG which is due to take place on May 17.
"You may not have heard of the MAG (Member Area Groups), so here is a link to their purpose: https://www.audit.wales/publication/member-area-groups-denbighshire-county-council
"In summary these local groups of County Councillors, served by senior officers, are intended to 'provide on-going engagement and dialogue with communities at grass roots level'
"We have had a massive response to our campaign. Over 800 residents have signed the petition submitted to DCC last January, so I hope that our County Councillors will be in no doubt that access to the Plas Madoc site is THE highest priority for their electors.
"So we will have to wait a bit longer to find out whether our County Council has listened to their rate-payers and responded effectively to our request for full-time access to a modern recycling facility. Watch this space."