MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 2nd June 2014 AT ABENBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
PRESENT: Councillor R Jones (in the Chair), Councillors P R Done, M Roberts and TAG Williams.
APOLOGIES: Councillors E Williams, R Squire, I Squire and Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC)
ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott,
13 ELECTION OF CHAIR
RESOLVED – That in the absence of both the Chair and Vice Chair Councillor Ray Jones be appointed Chair for the meeting.
The Clerk also reported that under the terms of the legislation any Member who was absent for six months would automatically be cease to be a member. This might be the case for the Vice Chair by the time of the next meeting but it was possible, in the circumstances, for the Council to agree a form of dispensation which would allow the Vice Chair to return when he felt he had recovered enough to continue his attendance.
Agreed – Accordingly
Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th May 2014 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.
15 MATTERS ARISING
The Clerk reported that he had received an email from Cllr Morris regarding the Planning application by Lloyds on the land at the former Firestone site. The essence was that Wrexham considered that there was sufficient land left to serve as mitigation land for both this application and the proposed prison. The application was to be discussed that evening by the Planning Committee.
Cllrs P Done and G Williams declared an interest and took no part in the ensuing discussion.
The Clerk then confirmed that he had still not received a reply from Lesley Griffiths AM or Edwina Hart, the Minister responsible on the land ownership issues. The note from Cllr Morris suggested that the land may now have been transferred to Wrexham Council.
He further reported that as requested he had raised the ongoing issue of the noisy grid with Wrexham and had been informed that there was now a dispute over whether the Council’s contractors had dislodged it when carrying out the road resurfacing. He would follow it up again.
16 POLICING MATTERS
In the absence of any representatives of the Police there was nothing to report.
17 FINANCIAL MATTERS, PRECEPT AND ACCOUNTS
The following payments were authorised:
Wrexham CBC – Employer admin charge – £160.00
Information Commissioner, Data Protection renewal- £35.00
18 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence received, which included:-
- Welsh Government – Public Health White Paper – Consultation briefings – No action.
- Ministry of Justice – email confirming award of “preferred bidder”. Members welcomed the tone of the email and although it was not possible for anyone to attend members wished to maintain a dialogue with the Ministry.
- Wrexham Council – consultation on application for licence to sell alcohol at Gourmet Coffee Bar, Bridgeway Centre. Members expressed some concerns regarding safety issues and the potential of later night opening hours but agreed not to oppose the application.
P/2014/0346 – Application for New Substation and RMU to support existing packaging manufacturer, Playford Packaging Co. Ash Road.
20 MEMBERS REPORTS
Cllr G Williams asked the Clerk to approach Cllr Morris regarding the length of time being taken over a kitchen refurbishment and about parking of workers vehicles.
Cllr Peter Done asked the Clerk to also take up the issue of grass cutting, particularly on highway verges in the rural area as they were now becoming a safety issue.
21 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next Ordinary Meeting would be held on MONDAY 14th July 2014 at 7.00 pm at Abenbury Community Centre.
12 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 7.55
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