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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.

 

Local News

Throw a Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie

Like baking the perfect cake, hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party is all about the right ingredients – nice cuppas and naughty cakes, old friends and new faces, bad jokes and good conversation. It's all about having a blooming great time while raising money for a blooming great cause. You can get your free fundraising pack at www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty with bunting, invitations, posters, quiz questions and recipes to download.

Marie Curie provides free hands on nursing care to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in their own homes as well as vital emotional support for their families and carers. In North Wales last year, 58 Marie Curie nurses provided care to 1,179 terminally ill people in their homes, usually overnight. £20 pays for a Marie Curie Nurse to look after someone with a terminal illness for an hour in the comfort of their own homes; £180 will pay for a full nine-hour shift.

Greggs Foundation - Environmental Grants Scheme

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation has established the Environmental Grants scheme and is offering both large and small grants for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects that involve or benefit people who are disadvantaged.

Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply now for either a Small Grant of up to £2,500 or a Large Grant of between £2,500 and £10,000.

Organisations that are based near a Greggs shop will be given priority.

Funding is available for projects that benefit the local environment in a way that will improve people's lives.

All projects must have environmental benefit. Priority will be given to projects that benefit disadvantaged people, which could include the following groups:

  • People with disabilities or suffering chronic illness
  • People living in a disadvantaged area
  • People living in an area with poor access to the environment
  • Voluntary carers
  • Homeless people
  • Isolated older people
  • Other identified need

Grants can cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/ plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

The Greggs Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting local environments.

There are two remaining funding rounds in 2016.

The next round will be accepted from 5th March until 1st July with decisions at the end of August 2016.

The final round will be accepted from 2nd July until 30th September with decisions at the end of November 2016.

Further details are available from: https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grants

Community Agents - Helping older people in Wrexham achieve a better quality of life

Community Agents are an innovative response to a recognised need that many people living in our communities are unable to connect with key services that help and maintain well-being and support their quality of life.

Community Agents work with the over 50s in Wrexham, providing easy access to a wide range of information that will enable them to make informed choices about their present and future needs. The aim is to help older people feel more independent, secure, and cared for, and to have a better quality of life. Community Agents will support people living in areas of Wrexham, bridging the gap between the local community and the statutory or voluntary organisations, and offering help or support.

They can help with the following:

  • visiting the over 50s at home providing face to face information and support
  • primarily supporting older people, but also anyone who may benefit
  • helping individuals to make informed choices
  • offering a facilitated signposting service and putting people in direct contact with the appropriate agency

Gwersyllt Community Council has appointed a Community Agent, Justine Godfrey, and she will be operating throughout the community for the benefit of older residents. 

Her contact details are as follows:

Mobile: 07756 387 021
Office No. 01978 754776
E-mail: communityagentgwersyllt@gmail.com

If you would like to contact the Community Agent for help and advice or if you know of someone (e.g. a friend or neighbour) who may want to know more about this new service please do get in touch.