HOW Conwy will spend money in the next year on is due to come under the spotlight.

The council’s finance ctte will examine the authority’s spending priorities next Monday when it meets to discuss the 2020/21 budget.

Cllr Sam Rowlands, council leader said: “Since the Welsh Government published its funding for local government in December, our finance team has been working on the provisional figures to produce a detailed report for councillors to discuss.”

“The indicative budget reflects our priorities, but policies introduced by national governments have a significant impact on how we allocate our resources.”

As it currently stands, Conwy will receive a 3.4 per cent increase in funding from Welsh Government, the second worst settlement in Wales.

Cllr Rowlands added: “I’m disappointed that yet again Conwy and North Wales is not receiving its fair share of funding, four of the lowest five in the settlement are from North Wales (Ynys Mon, Conwy, Flintshire, Wrexham).

“I’ve been working with the other North Wales Leaders to lobby for a fairer distribution of funding.

“Despite this, we are looking to continue prioritising our available funding. Our draft budget shows schools receiving more than £3.5m extra and social care services, supporting the most vulnerable in our community, an extra £3m.”

Conwy’s final settlement is expected to be announced by Welsh Government at the end of February.

The Council will meet on 5 March to finalise and agree the budget for 2020/21.