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

PRESENT: Councillors G Lowdon (in the chair), A Reeves, S Clutton, G Williams, W Wilson, C Borland Jones and M. Morris (Wrexham CBC)

APOLOGIES: Councillors R Squire, I Squire and P Done.

ALSO PRESENT: Clerk – W S Nott

80 MINUTES

Minutes of the meeting held on the 12th February were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

81 MATTERS ARISING

The Clerk reported that nothing had yet come back from Wrexham regarding the Community Centre.

Following the last Meeting Inspector Owens had tried to ascertain from Insurance Companies whether they did in effect take notice of crime statistics in setting premiums. Only one Company had agreed to give any information but this had not been received.

The One Voice Wales event that the Chair was to attend had been cancelled.

The Clerk gave a short update on the Data Protection Regulations that would come into force. There was still some confusion as to what may be required and a further report would be forthcoming. In the meantime the Council agreed that if necessary and appropriate reciprocal arrangements with neighbouring Councils should be supported.

The Clerk also reported on the session he and the Chair had attended with the Independent Review Panel. This was the opportunity for local councils to express their views as to the future of Town and Community Councils.

Reference was made to the recent fly tipping behind the garages and to the need for a general tidying up. Cllr Morris confirmed that the rubbish had now been removed and that Wrexham had plenty of evidence for a prosecution to be made. After some further discussion Councillors Borland Jones and Wilson agreed to pursue the suggestion of a general tidying up with the Keep Wales liaison officer at Wrexham.

82 POLICING MATTERS

In the absence of PCSO Alison Heron there was no report on crime in the area. After some further discussion Members confirmed the acceptance of the offer for a visit to the Control Centre.

83 FINANCIAL MATTERS, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS

PAYMENTS

The following payment was authorised

Wrexham CBC – Hire of Atrium – £60.00

Chairman’s Expenses – £105.41

Llangollen Eisteddfod – £50.00

North Wales Miners Trust – £50.00

(at this point Cllr S Clutton declared a financial and personal interest and left the room for the discussion on the next application)

Scouts Cymru – £100.00

Members noted that the Clerk’s timesheet had been submitted and signed by the presiding Chair.

BANK BALANCES

Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £8,631.53 and Reserve Account – £30,481.17

FINANCIAL MONITORING REPORT

This was verified by Cllr S Clutton

84 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT

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

  1. Wales Audit Office – Survey
  2. Wales Audit Office – Report
  3. Wrexham CBC – Forum – Next meeting 22nd March 2018
  4. One Voice Wales – Invitation to join
  5. Planning Aid Wales – network event Wrexham – 21st March 2018 Clls Borland Jones and Wilson to attend
  6. Play Wales – e-bulletin
  7. Welsh Government – Community Asset transfer Conference – Llanwrst 26 March 2018
  8. Welsh Government – Consultation on draft Autism Bill – Given to presiding Chair
  9. Welsh Government – Tax Policy Work plan 2018 and Vacant Land Tax
  10. Welsh Government – Funding for joint arrangements
  11. Welsh Government – Consultation on Planning Policy Wales
  12. Local Democracy & Boundary Commission for Wales – Guidance for Community reviews
  13. Independent Review Panel – newsletter
  14. Independent Remuneration Panel – Annual Report

Members considered the report as it affected Community Councils and noted that these were now categorised dependent on the level of income or expenditure. Abenbury falls into Group C.

Determination 45 – payment of expenses was rejected except in the case of the Chair

Determination 47- Annual payment of £500 was rejected

Determinations 48, 49, 50 and 51 – levels of expenses allowed were agreed.

Determination 52 and 53 – payments to civic heads and and deputy civic heads were rejected

Other Grant Applications not agreed

OWL for Neighbourhood watch

Heart Wales

85 PLANNING

P/2018/0147 Change of use to document storage and shredding Units 36 to 37 Abenbury Way. – No Objection but concerns over litter if paper/plastic bales stored outside.

P/2018/0148 – Owens Road service, use of site as transport depot Clywedog road north – No objection.

Post Consultation Report – Hawarden Areodrome – NOTED.

86 MEMBERS REPORTS

Cllr S Clutton said she had reported the large number and size of potholes particularly on Clywedog Road South.

Cllr Borland Jones said she had hoped to take up with the PCSO the speeding on the roads in the Industrial Estate.

Cllr Morris said that the Local Development Plan was being considered by Wrexham and would be shortly out for Consultation. One of the key sites for large scale development was being suggested for Cefn road and there was proposals for a 40 hectare employment site near JCB.

87 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

The next Ordinary Meeting would now be MONDAY 9th April 2018 at 7.00 pm at the Atrium.

88 DURATION OF MEETING

The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.40pm

Signed__________________________ Date______________

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