Local stories in the Press this week
Stories in the local Press this week have a common theme, and show how people power is being used to oppose a number of schemes which could affect community life.
Flintshire Council traffic chiefs baffled by congestion nightmare - Evening Leader
Transport chiefs faced a grilling after admitting they still have no idea how to solve the congestion nightmare at the county's worst traffic blackspot - on the approach to Shotton.
Villagers fight to save footpath - Daily Post
Villagers turned out in force at a special hearing in a bid to keep open a footpath which they claim has been used by generations. Denbighshire council wants to officially add the path, along part of the driveway of Llanbedr Hall to the county map, but this is being opposed by the property's owner, who bought the property in 2003 and is trying to stop people using it.
Oswestry traders group back car park plans - Tizer
Oswestry's Chamber of Trade has written to Shropshire Council giving its support to plans to build a supermarket on the town's Central car park. But that's against most traders' wishes, says BBC News Shropshire.
Residents campaign against takeaway - Evening Leader
A group of residents have launched a campaign to stop a takeaway being built in the area of Brunswick Road, Buckley, raising concerns about potential problems caused by anti-social behaviour, noise, parking and litter from customers.
Rhyl sewage dumping scheme refused - Daily Post
A controversial application to discharge sewage into an important water course in Rhyl has been rejected by the Environment Agency. Anwyl Construction had applied for permission to discharge sewage into the Aberkinsey Drain, near Dyserth Road, as part of its new development, attracting opposition from residents and local politicians.
Residents protest at Abergele street traffic - Rhyl Journal
Residents are hoping research will highlight the traffic problems blighting their Abergele street. Traffic monitoring has been going on in Kinmel Avenue, after people living in the area complained that the number of cars using the narrow two-way road, along with double parking had driven them to breaking point.