MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF ABENBURY COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD ON 13th November 2017 AT THE ATRIUM, REDWITHER.
Minutes of the meeting held on the 9th October were confirmed and signed as a correct record.
53 MATTERS ARISING
The Clerk reported that following representations the Police report would continue to be presented on the old format with updated trends being reported quarterly. Members were unhappy that the Graphs included incidents at the Prison and historic issues at the former Children’s Home. After some discussion it was agreed to ask the Inspector to attend a future meeting to discuss this and other matters.
The Clerk also reported that he had had no response to the invitation to Nick Dan to give an update on the Prison.
54 POLICING MATTERS
In the absence of PCSO Alison Heron the Clerk said he presented the report for October. There had been 10 incidents during October. 2 Burglaries, 1 Burglary other than dwelling, 1 Assault and 5 thefts. Additionally there were 6 cases of Anti-Social behaviour. The main message was to be vigilant with home security.
55 FINANCIAL MATTERS, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS
The following payment was authorised
Wrexham CBC – Hire of Atrium – £60.00
Wrexham CBC – Qrtly Street light Mtce – £150.61
Wrexham CBC – Inspection & Maintenance of Play Areas – £646.80
Wales Audit Office – Audit fees – £231.00
Clerk’s Expenses – £269.10
PRAccounting – Pay roll fees – £61.00
Salvation Army – £50.00
Shooting Star – £50.00
Nightingale House – £100.00
Starlight – £50.00
Vic Studio – £50.00
Marie Currie – £100.00
Macmillan – £100.00
Shelter – £50.00
Hope House – £50.00
Kidney Wales – £50.00
Air Ambulance – £50.00
Red Cross – £50.00
Family Friends – £50.00
Home Start – £50.00
Total – £850.00
Bank balances were as follows- Current Account – £9,399.44 and Reserve Account – £30,476.86 (Members noted the transfer from the current to the reserve account which would bring in a small additional amount of interest.
FINANCIAL MONITORING REPORT
This was verified by Cllr S Clutton.
56 CORRESPONDENCE AND CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk gave a summary of the items of correspondence which other than indicated below were NOTED
10. Wrexham CBC – Difficult Decisions – Consultation & event
11. Welsh Government News Scheme to promote closer working with
12. Boundary Commission –Revised Proposals
13. Wrexham Civic Society – In focus bulletin
14. Wrexham CBC – UK Parliarment Week event – 16th November
15. Independent Remuneration Board for Wales – Draft Annual
Report Allowances – Agreed to object to the compulsion for
16. Wrexham CBC – Youth Service Revenue Grants
17. Wrexham CBC – Adult Social Care Information & Advice
18. Donna Ockenden Draft Notes
19. NWWT Lacey Lecture – Return of the Beaver
20. Hawarden Airport – Consultation on Flight Proceedures
21.One Voice Wales – Scottish Land reforms – Event 14/11/2017
P/2017/0844 – Removal of hedgerow at rear of Greenways.l
58 MEMBERS REPORTS
Cllr Done indicated that he had received representations regarding noise from the vicinity of Solveways. Cllr Morris said he would check whether the Council or the Environment Agency was responsible for monitoring the noise at the plant.
The Chair said that he was concerned over the number of vans parked on the pavement on Cefn road near the Village Bakery, particularly on Sundays. Cllr Morris said he would take it up with Planning Enforcement. He also referred to the need for the hedge to be cut back on Cefn Road. Cllr Morris to follow up.
50 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
51 DURATION OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7.00 pm and ended at 8.20pm