MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 12th OCTOBER 2015 AT ABENBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
APOLOGIES: Councillor PCSO D Jones.
ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC)
PCSOs Phil Peters and Lisa Davies.
Prior to the commencement of the meeting the Clerk reported that the meeting with the MoJ had been postponed until the November meeting because of the unavailability of the Governor Designate. It was agreed that the public be invited to attend at 6.00pm with the Council meeting starting as usual at 7.00pm.
Minutes of the meeting held on the 14th September 2015 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.
43 MATTERS ARISING
The Clerk reported that Cllr Morris had obtained a costing for the lay by from Wrexham CBC. This was in excess of £29,000 which member considered too costly for the Council to undertake. It was agreed therefore to await the meeting with the MoJ to see whether they had agreed to be involved.
The Chair confirmed that the CCTV cameras had now been installed in the correct locations and that the Cheque could be released. The Clerk confirmed that he had purchased a Tablet for less than £100 for the PCSO and was awaiting confirmation on his training.
The Clerk also confirmed that the requested item at the Town & Community Councils meeting had been agreed for the December meeting.
44 POLICING MATTERS
In the absence of PCSO David Jones PCSO Phil Peters presented the crime report for the Holt ward for September. During the month there had been 15 crimes and 3 ASBs. There had been 6 burglary other than dwellings, 2 assaults, 1 theft from a motor vehicle, 4 thefts and 2 cases of criminal damage. Of concern was the number of Burglaries and thefts. He reminded members of the need to get reports to the Police and for people to lock their cars and sheds. He also said that two vehicles had been seized for the lack of licence, as the result of work done by David Jones.
Members indicated that there was concern over the damage to the Community Centre and to a black BMW with foreign number plates driving recklessly in the area. The PCSO agreed to feed back to David Jones.
45 FINANCIAL MATTERS, PRECEPT AND ACCOUNTS
The following Grants were authorised:
North Wales Deaf Association – £50.00
Family Friends – £50.00
Starlight – £50.00
Llangollen International Eisteddfod – £50.00
Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £30,870.72 and Reserve Account £5,473.16
The Clerk also reported on the new arrangements for the external audit of accounts.
46 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence received, which included:-
Lower Park Farm Co-operative – Invitation. – Noted
viv. BBC – Consultation event – 15th October 2015. – Noted
Grant Applications (Dealt with under item 45)
No new applications.
P/2015/0640 – Solar Farm, Erlas Farm.
The Clerk reported that a new access plan was being drawn up and we would then be consulted again.
48 MEMBERS REPORTS
49 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next Ordinary Meeting would be MONDAY 9th November 2015 at 7.00 pm at Abenbury Community Centre.
50 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.15pm