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Welcome to the official website of the Gwersyllt Community Council which we hope will be a valuable source of information about the authority and the community it serves.

As work on the site progresses, all agendas and minutes of the Council, together with other associated documents about the workings, procedures and business of the Council, will be available.

 

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NORTH WALES FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY YOUR SERVICES, YOUR CHOICES

Public consultation on the level of Fire and Rescue Services PROVIDED in North Wales 2015-16 and beyond

I would like to invite you to take part in North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority’s public consultation.

This is an important consultation about the fire and rescue services that are provided in North Wales.

We are committed to making North Wales a safer place to live, work and visit.  Your views about the future of North Wales Fire and Rescue will help us to plan the sort of services that the public expects.

The financial pressures on public services mean that difficult decision are having to be made about how to continue to meet demand for services but with dwindling budgets.

This consultation presents three options – which would you support?  Alternatively, you may have a better suggestion for providing affordable fire and rescue services in North Wales?

We would like as many people as possible to participate by telling us what they would like to see happen to fire and rescue services in the area over the next few years.

The attached summary gives an overview of the issues, and further information and contact details are available from the Authority’s website www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk

You can let us know what you think by completing our short survey - http://goo.gl/6JGFzE

We appreciate your time is valuable but it should only take a few minutes to complete the survey - we do not ask for any personal data and all survey responses are anonymous. Responses will only be used by us to help shape the future objectives and all data collected will be treated confidentially.

The deadline for completing the survey is 9th January 2015.

The Authority will consider its future plans in light of the responses received before the deadline above and publish the final 2015-16 Improvement Plan on the Authority’s website by 31st March 2015. 

On behalf of North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

Councillor Meirick Lloyd Davies
Chair of North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Badger Found Dead Survey

Have you found a dead badger?
 
As part of the Bovine TB Eradication Programme badgers found dead throughout Wales are being collected for post mortem examination. The survey, which begins today, will run for at least the whole of 2015.
 
The results of the survey will be used to investigate the relationship between bovine TB infection in badgers and cattle. It will help us develop policy at both local and national levels. It will also add to epidemiological reporting and be used in enhanced TB breakdown management.
 
The Badger Found Dead Survey in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in north Pembrokeshire is continuing as normal. This survey applies to the rest of Wales.
 
What to do if you find a dead badger?
 
If you come across a dead badger please note the location and call the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on 0300 303 8268. The line is open normal office hours, Monday to Friday. APHA will, where practicable, endeavour to collect all carcasses reported.
 
It is important that you do not handle dead badgers or interfere with a carcass in any way.
 
For more information on the bovine TB eradication Programme visit: www.wales.gov.uk/bovinetb
 
TB Team
Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer

Glan Aber Sheltered Unit

Local Councillors David Griffiths and Bernie McCann keep in close contact with the residents of the Glan Aber Sheltered Unit in Rhosrobin and are frequent visitors to the residents' weekly coffee morning.

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At a recent coffee morning, they presented the residents of the Sheltered Unit with a donation of £110.00 from Gwersyllt Community Council and are seen here handing over the Council's cheque to the Unit's oldest resident, Evelyn Holmes.

Opened in 1988 by the late Councillor Arthur Evans, the Glan Aber Sheltered Unit offers a very friendly and supportive environment and is considered to be a first class example of sheltered accommodation.

Policing

The Community Council's Clerk, Peter Mullen, met with Inspector Jacqueline Downes and Sergeant Rhian Hughes of North Wales Police on Tuesday, 17 June, to discuss a number of matters that have been raised at recent meetings of the Community Council. As a result, Members of the Community Council were provided with the following update at the Council's meeting on 18 June:

Dog Fouling Problems:

 
The Neighbourhood Policing team is aware of the Community Council's concerns about dog fouling problems in Gwersyllt and notes that the Community Council has identified a number of 'problem' sites. The Neighbourhood Policing team is endeavouring to work more closely with the County Borough Council's Enforcement Officers in an effort to combat the problem and arrangements are in hand to carry out a campaign in Gwersyllt aimed at encouraging responsible dog ownership (a similar campaign was recently undertaken in Llay). The Police have confirmed that fixed penalty notices are issued where appropriate.
 
The Community Council is also liaising with the County Borough Council's Enforcement team in regard to dog fouling.
 

Service Level Agreement for PCSOs - Recommended Change to Policing Priorities:

 
The Police notes the recent recommendation of the Community Council that in the case of Gwersyllt North the Police priority should be 'to work towards reducing criminal damage' and that in the case of Gwersyllt West the Police priority should be 'to reduce the number of burglaries to dwellings'. However, the Council has been advised that house burglaries and criminal damage are high priorities of the Police at divisional level and that, as a result, it is not appropriate for offences of this nature to be designated as 'local policing issues'.
 

Rhosddu Industrial Estate - Pavement Parking:

 
Letters conveying the Community Council's concerns about this practice have been sent to businesses on the industrial esate and the Neighbourhood Policing team have been requested to investigate the matter.
 
Any feedback received from businesses on the estate will be reported to the Community Council and Neighbourhood Policing team and a joint meeting between representatives of the Community Council, the Police and the Highway Authority may need to be arranged to discuss possible courses of action.
 

Anti-Social Behaviour:

The Community Council has made representations to Wrexham County Chief Inspector Neil Maxwell about the problems of anti-social behaviour in Gwersyllt.

 
Chief Inspector Maxwell will be attending the Community Council's next meeting on Wednesday, 16 July, to discuss the matter.

Donations

Local Councillors David Griffiths and Bernie McCann keep in close contact with the residents of the Glan Aber Sheltered Unit in Rhosrobin and are frequent visitors to the residents' weekly coffee morning.
 
At a recent coffee morning, they presented the residents of the Sheltered Unit with a donation of £110.00 from Gwersyllt Community Council and are seen here handing over the Council's cheque to the Unit's oldest resident, Evelyn Holmes.

Opened in 1988 by the late Councillor Arthur Evans, the Glan Aber Sheltered Unit offers a very friendly and supportive environment and is considered to be a first class example of sheltered accommodation.
 
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A cheque presentation event was held at Bradley Village Hall on Thursday, 3 April at 4.00 p.m., when the Chairman of Gwersyllt Community Council, Councillor Michael Williams, accompanied by Councillors David Griffiths, Bernie McCann and David Edwards, presented donations from the Community Council to representatives of the following organisations:
  • Bradley Village (£110.00)
  • Bradley Thursday Club (£110.00)
  • 1st Summerhill Guides (£643.60)
The donations to Bradley Village Hall and Bradley Thursday Club will be used for the benefit of their members, while the donation to the 1st Summerhill Guides will enable the Summerhill Guide Unit to take a party of guides to the national Girlguiding BIG GIG event to be held at the Echo Arena, Liverpool on Saturday, 31 May 2014. The BIG GIG event is a pop concert with a difference as it provides an opportunity for young people in the girl guides to see their pop idols in a girl-only environment. This year's event will feature a number of famous acts, including Olly Murs and One Direction.
 
In addition, Home-Start County Borough of Wrexham received a cheque for £100.00, while a cheque for £150.00 was presented to Family Friends for 5's to 11's to support the vital work carried out by both organisations in Gwersyllt.
 
Gwersyllt Community Council is very supportive of local organisations which are based in, or have strong links with, the community of Gwersyllt and organisations wishing to apply for financial assistance should contact the Council's Clerk, Peter Mullen (Tel.01978-310436) for further information.

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Wrexham & Flintshire

Appointment of Lay & Legal Members to the Welsh Language Tribunal

Wrexham and Flintshire’s joint Local Housing Market Assessment

Wrexham and Flintshire are undertaking a joint Local Housing Market Assessment.

Households in both areas are being asked to take part in a survey to understand the amount and type of housing needed over the coming years, including the potential demand for affordable housing. The information gathered will help both Council’s to prepare the future housing and planning policies for the area.

The Assessment will find out how much housing is required, what the aspirations of households are and the need for specialist and supported housing for particular groups, such as older people.

A specialist housing and research company called Arc4 has been appointed to advise the Council. Their research will be based on a survey of local residents, discussion with house builders, estate agents, registered social landlords and other interested parties, and an analysis of statistical information such as the Census 2011.

A postal survey will be sent out the week beginning 15th September 2014 to over 27,500 randomly selected households across Wrexham and Flintshire. This is an important opportunity for residents who receive the questionnaire to have their say and return it in the freepost envelope provided.

Respondents can also fill in the questionnaire on-line and there will be a link from the Council’s website to allow for this.

If you receive any queries in connection with the above, please forward them on to arc4 on 0800 612 9133.

Consumer for Water Wales Committee

The Consumer for Water Wales Committee is recruiting Local Consumer Advocates to join our Wales Committee. This is because the term of appointment for our current advocates is coming to an end and as some of them will soon have been with us for a decade we don’t have a choice but to say goodbye to them. We are keen to attract diverse applicants from various geographical locations in Wales. We would also like to encourage Welsh language speakers to apply for the position so we would please ask you to circulate the links to our application information packs as widely as possible.

The deadline for applications is 13 October:

http://www.ccwater.org.uk/blog/careers/local-consumer-advocates/

http://www.ccwater.org.uk/blog/careers/eiriolwyr-defnyddwyr-lleol/

If you and potential applicants would like to find out more about CCWater:

http://www.ccwater.org.uk/aboutus/

Applicants wishing to join CCWater’s Wales Committee have to be customers of one of the two companies operating mainly in Wales (Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water or Dee Valley Water). If someone interested is a customer of a company in England they are eligible to apply for a position at one of the regional CCWater committees in England through the same process.

Big Lunch Extras: Calling all Community Volunteers in Wales!

Building on the on-going success of the Big Lunch where neighbours come together for food and fun- Big Lunch Extras takes the next step and joins up like-minded community do-ers and their projects to create a strong and an inspiring network across the UK.

During the programme Big Lunch Extras participants are invited to a free Community Camp at the Eden Project, Cornwall, where they'll take part in a packed weekend of community-focused practical activities, facilitated talks, useful workshops and relevant networking. After the Community Camp, the Big Lunch Extras Team will keep in touch to find out how community projects or ideas are progressing. There will also be one day follow up events all over the UK.

Places are free but limited, and applicants will need to detail how they are actively engaged in voluntary projects, activitiTSN_Wrexham_winter_2014.doces or schemes in their local area. To apply please go onto our website: http://www.biglunchextras.com/ and click on the button ‘join our pioneering programme’.