MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 9th NOVEMBER 2015 AT ABENBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
PRESENT: Councillor R Squire (in the Chair), Councillors R G. Lowden and I Squire.
APOLOGIES: Councillors TAG Williams and P Done
ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC) and PCSO David Jones.
Prior to the commencement of the meeting Council Members attended an open meeting for Residents of Abenbury with the Prison Governor Russ Trent and his Senior Management Team as well as representatives of Wrexham CBC.
Minutes of the meeting held on the 12th October 2015 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.
52 MATTERS ARISING
Members were disappointed that Neil Caves had not been present at the Open Meeting and we were therefore no further forward on the Layby.
The Clerk reported that the training for the PCSO on the use of the Tablet to interrogate the CCTV Cameras had still not been organised.
The Clerk also reported that a detailed note had been circulated by the Payroll Manager at Wrexham CBC to all Clerks regarding the Pensions issue. It had not specifically dealt with the issue of the Pension Provider advice but as a result of the Clerk’s response she was going to look at that issue further and give supplementary advice. As she would not be available for the December meeting of the Forum it was agreed to ask for the matter to be taken off the Agenda.
Cllr Morris updated the Council on a number of items –
- Interactive Speed sign on Cefn Road should be delivered to Wrexham on 16th November and installed shortly after.
- Potholes at the Oval will be repaired soon.
- Hedges in Erlas Hall area have been examined and although somewhat overgrown are not to the level where legal action can take place. The condition will be monitored.
53 POLICING MATTERS
PCSO David Jones presented the crime report for the Holt ward for October. During the month there had been 15 crimes and 1 ASB. There had been 2 burglaries, 5 burglary other than dwellings, 2 assaults, 1 theft from a motor vehicle, 2 thefts and 3 cases of criminal damage. Of concern was the number of Burglaries and thefts which was of concern across Wrexham.
The criminal damage at the Community Centre had been detected and Community Resolution and Tenancy warning had been issued. He referred to the protest outside the Prison which in the event was much lower key than had been expected.
The lack of training was confirmed by the PCSO. He did however suggest that the Council consider some form of deterrent on the lamp posts as recently someone at another site had scaled the post and damaged the Camera.
After some discussion on the problems of speeding cars it was agreed to swap Speeding with Off Road bikes as the Council’s priority for the PCSO for the next three months.
54 FINANCIAL MATTERS, PRECEPT AND ACCOUNTS
The following payments were authorised:
Wrexham CBC – Street Lighting Maintenance – £124.25
Wrexham CBC – Children’s play area VAT invoice – £105.20
Wrexham CBC – Payroll employer costs – £612.00
Clerk’s Expenses (2nd Quarter) – £170.92
Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £26,307.12 and Reserve Account £5,473.39
Risk Assessment Review
The Clerk presented a revised Risk Assessment for consideration which was agreed subject to the addition of a further risk in relation to the future of the Community Centre.
55 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence received, which included:-
- Letter from resident regarding dog fouling at Abenbury fields. Agreed to fund two Waste bins at a cost of £400, location to be agreed with Cllr Russell.
- Wrexham CBC – Rough Sleepers Count – request for information. Noted
- Wrexham CBC – “Together in Wrexham” enabling grants. Noted
- One Voice Wales – Ramblers Cymru – working with Community Councils. Noted
- Wales Government – White Paper Reforming Local Government: Power to the People- update. Noted
- Wales Government – Green Paper Improving Healthcare services in Wales. Consultation event – Wrexham Ramada Plaza, 9.30 to 3.45pm Tuesday 10th Noted
- Wales Government – Consultation on draft Public Services Ombudsman Bill. Noted
- National Assembly For Wales Petitions Committee – Charging for parking and relationship to high streets and their success. Noted
- Wrexham Civic Society – Newsletter. Noted
- OWL – notification of Free dog microchipping events at Country Wide, Wrexham on Sunday 29th November 11am to 3.30pm. To be placed on Notice Boards
- Dwr Cymru Welsh Water – Five Fords update. Noted
- Caia Park Partnership – Older Peoples Floating Support Services. Noted
- One Voice Wales – Training Schedule. Noted
- Blood Transfusion Service – Schedule of future Blood Donation sessions, including Abenbury (Community Centre)
Marie Currie Nursing Services. Deferred
North Wales Deaf Association
- P/2015/0764 – Demolition and Erection of Replacement Storage Building, CYTEC, Abenbury Way. Agreed
- P/2015/0765 – Removal of condition to allow lock up units at Plot 3 Coed Aben Road. Ageeed
- P/2015/0814 – Erection of ancillary building of treatment silos, Roil Foods, Clywedog Road. Agreed subject to not higher than existing silos.
57 MEMBERS REPORTS
No member reports.
58 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next Ordinary Meeting would be MONDAY 12th January 2016 at 7.00 pm at Abenbury Community Centre.
59 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.15pm
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