MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 11th July 2016 AT THE ATRIUM, REDWITHER TOWER

 

PRESENT: Councillor R Squire (in the Chair), Councillors R G Lowden , R Jones, I Squire and A Reeves.
APOLOGIES: Councillors TAG Williams P Done and S Clutton.

 

  ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC) and PCSO David Jones.

 

23 MINUTES

 

Minutes of the meeting held on the 13th June were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

 24 MATTERS ARISING

 

The Clerk said that he had received a report on the issues raised at the last meeting with NOMS. Catherine Pritchard had indicated that Wrexham would be installing the additional yellow lines imminently and that the bin should be emptied more frequently in the meantime. Additionally the Dog fowling contactors for Wrexham had been asked to patrol the area. Should it prove necessary to provide more bins the Wrexham would empty them. Additional car parking was now available on site and this should relieve the parking issues.

Members however expressed the view that the state of the verges and particularly where lorries parked human waste was being left on the verges. The Clerk was asked to check when the double yellow lines were to be installed and for the area to be cleaned up.

Cllr Morris said that he had checked with Highways on the hedges and there was the likelihood that they would be cut back when the grass verges were cut in the next week. If not an enforcement order would be served.

He also reported that the Owens issue was progressing slower than expected as they were not responding to the Enforcement team.

 

25 POLICING MATTERS  

 

PCSO David Jones submitted his report which showed 10 crimes and five cases of anti-social behaviour.in the Holt ward. One burglary, two burglaries other than a dwelling, one assault, one theft from a motor vehicle, three thefts (all linked to one of the burglaries), one case of criminal damage and one drugs case.

Members thanked the PCSO for the report and took the opportunity to mention the problems of litter and bushes being used as toilets. David Jones said he would monitor the area. Members also mentioned problems where people were parking their cars across the pavement and again David agreed to follow it up.

 

26 FINANCIAL MATTERS, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS

 

PAYMENTS

    The following payments were authorised

Wrexham CBC – Inspection & Maintenance of Play Areas – £640.20

Wrexham CBC – Hire of Atrium – £60

Clerk’s expenses – £109.90

 

GRANTS

    Macmillan Cancer Care – £100.00

Starlight – £50.00

Vic Studios – £50.00

Kidney Wales – £50.00

Marie Currie – £100

Shelter Cymru – £50.00

Hope House – £50.00

 

BANK BALANCES

Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £25,343.85 and Reserve Account – £5,475.22

Additionally there was a VAT refund of £1,934.22 to be added.

 

The Clerk reported that he had not received the Annual Report back from the Auditors as it was awaiting review.

 

27 COUNCILLORS CODE OF CONDUCT

 

     RESOLVED to adopt the model Code of Conduct for the Council.

 

 

    28 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT   

 

The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence

 

 

  1. Wrexham CBC – Reshaping of Education Enrichment & Intervention services - Noted
  2. Wrexham CBC – Strategic Road Network Study – consultation – Noted
  3. Wrexham CBC – Licensing Policy Review – Noted
  4. Ombudsman – Annual Report 2015/16 – Noted
  5. Play Wales – Conference –October 2016 – Cardiff – Noted
  6. PRS for music – Consultation on music licences – Noted
  7. Public Services Staff Commission Annual Report – Noted
  8. Welsh Government – Building Regs Advisory Committee – Recruitment of additional members – Noted
  9. BIG LOTTERY – Press release re allocation of £600,000 to community groups – Noted
  10. One Voice Wales – Fly the flag for the Commonwealth March 2017 – Noted
  11. Welsh Government statement on plans for tax powers – Noted
  12. One Voice wales – Invitation to apply for energy efficiency projects – Noted
  13. LEADER Project – Red Telephone Box Regeneration Project – Noted
  14. LEADER Project – iBeacon Network Project – Noted
  15. AVOW – Annual meeting – 15 July 2016 – Noted
  16. ALCC – Membership of Clerk – Noted

 

    29 PLANNING

 

Wrexham Energy Centre- notification of Preliminary Meeting – Noted

 

    30 MEMBERS REPORTS

 

Cllr Iris Squire asked that the grass by the Post Office be cut as it was long and unsightly. Cllr Morris said he would raise it with Wrexham.

 

      31 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

 

The next Ordinary Meeting would be MONDAY 5th September 2016 at 7.00 pm at the Atrium.

 

       32 DURATION OF MEETING

The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 7.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed__________________________    Date______________

 

 

SN/14/07/2016

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