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SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN COUNTY AND TOWN COUNCILS

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A major step towards a better and closer working relationship between Carmarthenshire CC and Newcastle Emlyn Town C...
A major step towards a better and closer working relationship between Carmarthenshire CC and Newcastle Emlyn Town Council took place recently with the launch of the community partnership scheme.

Pilot partnerships with other town and community councils have already been successful in delivering services that are usually provided by the county council, but the service agreement means the county council gives the local council the funding to provide the service. This encourages greater local ownership and empowers local people to keep their facilities at a higher standard of maintenance and cleanliness.

Newcastle Emlyn Town Council will undertake the maintenance and cleansing of the Cawdor and Town Centre car park public conveniences and the stewardship of the town centre, Cawdor and Castle car parks and recycling centres.

The cabinet councillor for environment, Pam Palmer, said: 'The framework for the community partnerships scheme has come about following consultation with Carmarthenshire's 73 town and community councils, which began in 1998. This has provided the county council with the opportunity to establish a framework that covers a core set of services and functions operated by the environment and economic development department.'
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