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Minutes 10/04/17

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 10th April 2017 AT The Atrium, Redwither Tower.

PRESENT: Councillor R Squire (in the Chair), Councillors I Squire,

P Done, R G Lowden, S Clutton and A Reeves.

APOLOGIES: Councillor R Jones and TAG Williams

ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, Michael Morris (Wrexham CBC) and PCSO Alison Heron

78 MINUTES

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

79 MATTERS ARISING

The Clerk said that subsequent to the meeting Cllr Morris had got agreement with the Groundwork trust to run a trial play session over the Easter holidays. He indicated, however that no contact had yet been made.

80 POLICING MATTERS

In the absence of PCSO Alison Heron the Clerk handed around the report for February. There were 6 cases of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Holt ward. Three burglaries, two burglaries other than a dwelling, two assaults, two thefts from a motor vehicle, three thefts and one case of criminal damage. The Clerk would be attending a workshop for rural Community Councils on Thursday morning.

81 FINANCIAL MATTERS, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS

PAYMENTS

The following payments were authorised

Excel Signs – £129.60

Wrexham CBC – Street lighting maintenance – £150.61

Wrexham CBC – Employer costs – £637.92

Clerk’s expenses – £267.62

Chair’s expenses – £125.28

Grants

Air Ambulance – £50

Kidney Wales/Walk for life – £50

Home Start – £50

Nightingale House – £100

Family Friends – £50

BANK BALANCES

Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £30,421.53 and Reserve Account – £5,476.38

AUDIT

The documents for the Audit had now been received. Members confirmed that the Council should reappoint COMPACC as the Council’s internal Auditor and that no members had any conflict of interest with the external auditors Grant Thornton

82 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT

The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence which other than indicated below were NOTED

  1. Wrexham CBC – Public Spaces Protection Order
  2. Wrexham CBC – Town & Community Council Meeting – 16th March 2017
  3. HMP Berwyn – Letter from Governor Designate
  4. Boundary Commission for Wales – secondary consultation
  5. Planning Wales – Community Engagement event
  6. Welsh Government – Consultation on Planning of gypsy, traveller and showpeople sites.
  7. One Voice Wales – Bulletin

10. One Voice Wales – Joint event with SLCC – 12th July 2017

11. One Voice Wales – Tree survey

12. Energise Wales Newsletter

13. Welsh Government – First World War Centenary Programme Board – request for information

14. Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales – annual report – Agreed to apply all recommendations with the exception of Determination 44, 45 and 47

15. CHC – Dementia – one simple thing

16. CHC – Press release re review of Older People’s Mental Health Care

17. Literature Wales – Brussels Literary Residency

83 PLANNING

P/2017/0150 – Extension to warehouse etc. unit 12 Ash road North, Wrexham industrial Estate. No adverse comments

84 MEMBERS REPORTS

The Chair indicated that he had been approached about improving the

lighting on Bridgeway. Cllr Morris agreed to speak to the Council as

to options.

Cllr Morris indicated that Sesswick Community Council were struggling

to find appropriate accommodation for meetings and there was a

possible interest in approaching Abenbury regarding the potential

sharing the Community Centre.

85 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next Ordinary Meeting would be MONDAY 10th April 2017 at 7.00 pm at the Redwither Tower.

86 DURATION OF MEETING

The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.50

Signed__________________________ Date______________

SN/15/03/2017