MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 20th April 2015 AT ABENBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
PRESENT: Councillor R Squire (in the Chair), P R Done, I Squire, R G Lowden and R Jones.
APOLOGIES: Councillor TAG Williams and A Reeves
ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC)
and PCSO’s Jade Andrews and Phil Peters
Prior to the commencement of the meeting the Chair welcomed Neil Caves, Guy Beaumont of the MoJ and Lee Robinson, Becky Morris and Catherine Pritchard of Wrexham CBC.
Neil Caves then gave a briefing of progress on the Prison construction confirming that Land Lease had now been confirmed for the full contract. Structures were now appearing on the site and progress was satisfactory. Members sought clarification on a number of issues.
Lee Robinson confirmed that the trees noted for moving would be moved as discussed although the timing may need to wait for next autumn.
Neil Caves confirmed that the drains /ditch which had been raised previously had been looked at but nothing remiss was found where they had been able to get access. However he confirmed that should there be a subsequent problem the it would be dealt with.
He also confirmed that there had been a glitch on diverting construction traffic but that should be now resolved.
A detailed updating newsletter would be distributed soon to local people (subsequently confirmed would be after the election).
Mention was made of Planting and embankments as was the drainage and electricity supplies. Members expressed their delight in how the roads were being kept clean.
There was no progress about the issue of off roaders and the possible assistance of the MoJ.
It was agreed that the next update should be at the July meeting.
Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th March were confirmed and signed as a correct record.
90 MATTERS ARISING
Cllr Morris again confirmed that the Planning Application for the Asphalt Plant had been further deferred.
91 POLICING MATTERS
In PCSO David Jones absence PCSO Jade Andrews submitted the report for March. There had been a small overall increase to 18 incidents and 8 cases of anti social behaviour. There remained the priority relating to trial bikes, where Police action continued. Members also discussed issues on the Pentre Maelor estate relating to damage of the verges and also parking of a van on the Green. Cllr Morris said he would follow up with Street Scene at Wrexham.
92 MEMBESHIP OF THE COUNCIL.
The Chair introduced Jodie Russell who was interested in being co-opted to the Council.
RESOLVED – unanimously that Jodie Russell be co-opted to the Council.
She then signed and read the declaration of acceptance of office and was duly welcomed as a member by the Chair.
93 FINANCIAL MATTERS, PRECEPT AND ACCOUNTS
The following payments were authorised:
Wrexham CBC – Street Lighting Mtce – £79.66
Wrexham CBC – Street Lighting repairs – £197.35
The Current account contained £25,394.376 and the Reserve Account contained £5,471.54
94 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The following items of correspondence have been received:-
- Wrexham CBC – SLA Payroll services – AGREED subject to clarification on period of payments.
- Wrexham CBC – Ageing in Wales – Noted
- Wrexham Matters – New Newsletter for Town centre – Noted
- Wrexham Civic Society – newsletter – Noted
- National Plant Monitoring Scheme – seeking volunteers – Cllr Lowden had followed this up and was awaiting news on whether he would be involved
- Welsh Government – LG (Democracy) Act – Commencement Order -Noted
- Welsh Government – Accounts and Audit regulations 2014 – Noted
- Aled Roberts AM – Flyer
- VE day – Commemorative Flag – no action
- Cefn Road – Correspondence with Cllr M Morris – Noted but in principle agreed to consider paying for a flashing speed reminder.
- Application for financial support – Carrie-Ann Price on behalf of HAFAL. -Deferred
Letters of thanks for donations from
Extension at 8 Kelso Close, Llwyn Onn.
This application had come in immediately after the last meeting and needed a response before this meeting. The Chair had considered the application and felt that it was a straight forward matter that should be supported. Members endorsed the Chairs action.
96 MEMBERS REPORTS
There were no member reports.
97 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next Meeting of the Council will be the Annual Meeting to be held on MONDAY 11th May 2015 at 7.00 pm at Abenbury Community Centre.
98 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.55
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