Minutes 12/01/18

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Minutes 12/01/18

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 12th January 2018 AT THE ATRIUM, REDWITHER.

PRESENT: Councillors R Squire, I Squire, G Lowdon, S Clutton, and M. Morris (Wrexham CBC)

APOLOGIES: Councillor, A Reeves, P Done and G Williams

ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott, PCSO Alison Heron

61 MINUTES

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

62 MATTERS ARISING

Cllr Morris reported that the Environmental Health department had visited Solveways regarding the noise issue and were working with the Company to remove the problem. In relation to the problem of Vans parking on the pavement he had raised it with the Council to stop it happening.

63 MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL

The Chair introduced William Wilson and Carol Borland Jones who were interested in being co-opted to the Council. Both spoke to the Council explain why they wished to join the Council.

RESOLVED – unanimously that William Wilson and Carol Boland Joned be co-opted to the Council.

They then read and signed the declaration of acceptance of office and were duly welcomed as a Member of the Council by the Chair.

64 POLICING MATTERS

PCSO Alison Heron gave Inspector Owens apologies and said he would come to a future meeting. She then presented the report for the Holt ward for December. There had been fewer incidents during the month. 2 Burglaries, 2 Burglary other than dwelling, 1 theft from a motor vehicle and 1 case of criminal damage. Additionally there were 2 cases of Anti-Social behaviour relating to Off road bikers. The main message remained to be vigilant with home security

65 FINANCIAL MATTERS, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS

PRECEPT and BUDGET FOR 2018/9

Following consideration of the Precept and Budget Report for 2018/9

Members AGREED to accept the report and set the Precept at the same level as this year, vis £12,500

PAYMENTS

The following payment was authorised

Wrexham CBC – Hire of Atrium – £60.00

Wrexham CBC – Election Costs – £162.55

SLCC – Subscription -£84.00

PAccounting – Tax & NI – £127.60

Clerk’s Expenses – £149.50

Zurich Municipal Insurance – £728.78

Payroll (paid under financial regulation 3.4) – £510.32

BANK BALANCES

Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £10,937.28 and Reserve Account – £30,479.12.

TIMESHEET

The Clerk’s timesheet for the third quarter was signed.

FINANCIAL MONITORING REPORT

This was verified by Cllr S Clutton.

66 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT

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

  • Wrexham CBC – Off Street Parking Places Order
  • N Wales Police – Letter re challenges
  • Wrexham CBC – Mayor – Christmas wishes
  • Welsh Government – Community Health Councils – Appointment of Members
  • Wrexham CBC – Bus Services in Wrexham
  • Wrexham CBC – Opening of Ty Pawb 2nd April 2018
  • Wrexham CBC – Street Lights – Orange Lamps
  • Wrexham CBC/Wildlife Trust – Business Environment Network – 9th February 2018 – Chair, Vice Chair and Cllr I Squire to attend
  • Wrexham CBC – Kingdom Report on Litter& Dog Mess
  • Wales Government – Expert Panel on Assembly Reform – Report
  • Law Commission – Planning Law review
  • Independent Review Panel – Community Representation – vacant seats
  • Wales Government – Local Toilets Strategy – Consultation
  • PCS – Defibrillator
  • Community Health Council – Options Paper – GP’s erformance List
  • Community Health Council – Press Release – A&E depts.
  • Gresford Community Council – Lengthsman – possible sharing
  • Dementia Friends – Champion Training 1st February 2018 –Chair to attend
  • Age Cymru – EnvisAGE – tackling loneliness – ejournal
  • British Ironwork Centre – possible community working
  • Onevoicewales – Training
  • Play Wales – Children’s Playarea – Survey
  • Planning Aid Wales – New Planning Code – event – Cardiff
  • Planning Aid wales – Community led housing – Event – Cardiff

67 PLANNING

P/2017/1051 – Variation to Condition – Five Fords Waste Water Plant, Cefn Road.

No objection

P/2017/0919 Developments at IPSEN BIOPHARM, Ash Road.

No Objection

P/2017/1046 – Extension and renovation of buildings at former CAPRO WIRE, Ash road.

No objection

Planning Guidance – Houses in Multiple Occupation – Noted

On line consultation – Following the meeting of the Joint Town & Community Councils meeting in December the withdrawal of hard copies had been deferred until a further discussion at a meeting of the Forum in February.

LDP

Cllr Morris gave a quick resume of the process leading to the revised Local Development Plan.

68 MEMBERS REPORTS

Cllr Clutton mentioned the problem of litter on Clwyedog Road North. Clerk to follow up.

Cllr I Squire said that there had been problems of large lorries turning into the Community Centre site rather than Lloyds. She asked if the gate could be repaired. Cllr Morris said that he would take this up when he and the Clerk met with Wrexham Council officers. Similarly the Chair reminded the Clerk that the lamp at the Centre was still not working.

69 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next Ordinary Meeting would now be MONDAY 12th February 2018 at 7.00 pm at the Atrium.

70 DURATION OF MEETING

The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 9.00pm

Signed__________________________ Date______________

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