MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 9th March 2015 AT ABENBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
PRESENT: Councillor R Squire (in the Chair), P R Done, A Reeves, I Squire, R G Lowden and R Jones.
APOLOGIES: Councillor TAG Williams
ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC)
and PCSO David Jones.
Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th February were confirmed and signed as a correct record.
81 MATTERS ARISING
The Chair reported that he had had further discussion with Cllr TAG Williams who was grateful for the support of the Council and was prepared to accept the proposal for a “leave of absence”. AGREED accordingly, for a period not to exceed six months.
The Clerk said he had raised the issue of the trees that were planted along Bridgeway Road with Wrexham Council and as a result they had sought the agreement of the MoJ to move them. This had been agreed in principle but required some new plans to be drawn up to take into account the services in the area. Members cautiously welcomed the news but continued to be concerned that there would be problems with the move.
82 POLICING MATTERS
PCSO David Jones submitted his report for February, reminding the Council that the figures related to the whole of the Holt ward and not just Abenbury. There had been 16 incidents and 5 cases of anti social behaviour. There remained the priority relating to trial bikes, where Police action continued. There was a problem with access and who was responsible for the fencing. There had also been another theft from the Prison site despite the security.
Members also discussed issues on the Pentre Maelor estate which had quietened down as a result of the Police action which was welcomed. Reference was also made to an ongoing case relating to damage of the verges and also suspicious parking of a van on a number of occasions on the fringe of the Industrial Estate. PCSO Jones asked that vehicle numbers be sent to the Police for them to be checked out. It was noted that the CCTV demonstration from a local company was now scheduled for the May meeting.
83 FINANCIAL MATTERS, PRECEPT AND ACCOUNTS
The following payments were authorised:
Wrexham CBC – Payroll expenses – £489.60
Clerk’s Expenses – £92.49
Chair’s Expenses – £79.84
The Current account contained £26,974.39 and the Reserve Account contained £5,471.33
Members agreed the following grants
Family Friends – £50.00
Home Start – £50 .00
Marie Curie – £100
Kidney Wales – £50.00
84 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence received, which included:-
- Wrexham CBC – SLA Maintenance of Play areas – Noted
- Wrexham CBC – LDP Consultation paper (wrexham.gov.uk/ldp) – Clerk to respond accordingly.
- Wrexham CBC – Invitation to set up & grant aid for Lunch clubs – Noted
- Wrexham CBC – North Wales Joint Local Transport Plan – consultation (http://www..taith.gov.uk/publication/) – Noted
- Wrexham Public Realm Strategy – Consultation – Clerk to respond accordingly.
- Wales in bloom – launch event – Noted
- Welsh Government – Written statement on Reforming local Government. – Noted
- Play for Wales – Publication – Noted
- HMRC – Advice correspondence re reclaim of VAT – Noted
- Pension Regulator – new legal duties re pensions for employees. Operative date 1st Clerk to clarify in due course.
- Aled Roberts AM –Letter re Trunk Road consultation – Noted
No applications to consider.
Cllr Morris informed the Council that the application for the Asphalt Plant had been deferred as a result of the objection from the Bakery adjacent to the site.
86 MEMBERS REPORTS
Other than Cllr Done indicating that he would approach a lady who possibly may be persuaded to be co opted to the Council there were no member reports.
87 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Members noted the different date for the next Ordinary Meeting which would now be held on MONDAY 20th April 2015 at 7.00 pm at Abenbury Community Centre.
88 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.15
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