MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 8th June 2015 AT ABENBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
APOLOGIES: Councillors TAG Williams and R G. Lowden
ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC)
PCSO David Jones.
14 MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL
The Clerk reminded Members that there was still one vacancy on the Council.
Minutes of the meeting held on the 11th May 2015 were confirmed, with the exception of the amendment of the name of the new Councillor to Samantha Clutton, and signed as a correct record.
16 MATTERS ARISING
Cllr Morris said that the Planning Application for the Asphalt Plant had been refused.
Cllr Morris also confirmed that the “flashing speed reminder” issue had been agreed by Caia Community Council at a cost in the region of £4,500. After some discussion and confirmation that funds were available, Members agreed to also fund a unit, subject to a final confirmation of cost.
With reference to the Prison the Clerk confirmed that he had had a reply from the MoJ and that the signs and parking had now been sorted.
17 POLICING MATTERS
PCSO David Jones presented the crime report for the Holt ward. There had been 8 incidents including 4 cases of Theft, 2 assaults, 2 detected drug offences and 8 cases of anti social behaviour. The “Emerging issues” in the Council area were speeding and parking, which had been followed up. Recent problems were discussed particularly the damage and anti-social behaviour at the Garages, parking at Oak road and youngsters on small scooters with no helmets and insurance.
Members then discussed the proposal for CCTV in the area. The Clerk had then received a full quote for three CCTV cameras following site discussions with Councillors. The quote was £4413.60 including VAT. However this did not include a computer which would be in the region of £400. After some discussion it was AGREED to accept the quote.
18 FINANCIAL MATTERS, PRECEPT AND ACCOUNTS
The Clerk reported that he had received back the Annual Return from the external Auditor with a number of questions and amendments which were noted.
That the amendments to the Annual Return and Accounts be confirmed and signed by the Chair.
The following payments were authorised:
COMPACC – Internal Auditor – £99.00
IOC – £35.00
The Clerks timesheet for the first quarter was signed.
19 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence received, which included:-
P/2015/0402 – Display Sign at Units 38-40 Abenbury Way. Concern over size as could become distraction to drivers.
P/2015/0361 – Reserved Matters – Site C4 land at Abenbury Way. Same comments as on original application, i.e. concern over noise and now use known possible problems with odour.
21 MEMBERS REPORTS
22 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next Ordinary Meeting would be MONDAY 13th July 2015 at 7.00 pm at Abenbury Community Centre.
23 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.35pm