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

Affordable Fire & Rescue Services for North Wales

I would like to invite you to take part in shaping how fire and rescue services should be developed in North Wales over the next few years.

As in previous years, the Fire and Rescue Authority has drafted some improvement objectives that we will be trying to achieve from April 2017 onwards, but before we formally adopt those objectives we are inviting people to submit their views for consideration.


With money for running public services in short supply the Authority faces increasingly difficult decisions about the services it provides now and in future.


We have an excellent record of managing our money and have continued to deliver our services to high standards despite significant cost-cutting. We have also been demonstrating that prevention really is better than cure – far fewer people suffer from fires in North Wales these days because of our commitment to educating and supporting people to keep themselves safe.


However, that success is not enough - we must keep trying to improve services as well as considering the wellbeing of future generations of people in North Wales. Moreover, we have to consider the costs involved – there would be little point in planning a service that is going to be unaffordable.


As an Authority for the whole of North Wales our concern is for the whole area and the whole population. This is an important consultation – what do you think? Do you think we are making the right choices? Is there anything that we haven’t considered that you think would make a difference?  


The more people get involved, the better our prospects of achieving the right balance of services. You can find out more on our website,  by following @northwalesfire and via a consultation questionnaire will be open shortly. The deadline for responses is 12th December 2016.


The consultation document ‘Affordable fire and rescue services for North Wales’ can be found here.You can view our video explaining the objectives here.

The Authority will consider its future plans in light of the responses received before the deadline above and publish the final 2017-18 Improvement Plan on its website by 31st March 2017. 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you

Payments to Members of Gwersyllt Community Council - 2015/16

As required by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, I have set out below details of the payments made to Members of the Gwersyllt Community Council during the financial year 2015/16:

Name of Member:  Councillor Bernie McCann (Chair of the Community Council)

Nature of Payment: Reimbursement of Mileage in respect of the Chair's attendance at a Welsh Government Engagement Event on the Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno on Thursday, 4 February 2016.

Amount of Payment: £34.20

No other payments were made to Members of the Community Council in the financial year 2015/16.

'The Wrexham We Want' Consultation

Public services across Wrexham want everyone to tell them about ‘The Wrexham they want’ in a new consultation that is now open.


They want to find out what people think would make Wrexham better, now and for future generations, focusing on things such as employment, environmental changes, health, people all having an equal chance, communities getting on well together and  the Welsh language and culture. 


‘The Wrexham We Want’ consultation, run by Wrexham Public Services Board (a partnership of organisations that help provide public services in Wrexham) will run for just over six weeks and closes on Monday 24 October. 


This is also your opportunity to tell these organisations how you think they can work better together, how they can better involve people and communities and what they could do to stop problems happening in the first place.


You can take part in ‘The Wrexham We Want’ consultation online via the Wrexham Public Services Board website or pick up a paper copy at public buildings including Contact Wrexham, libraries, the hospital, the police station, AVOW, Glyndwr University, Coleg Cambria and the Guildhall.


People’s views will help create a long-term vision for Wrexham and the public services will work together with people and communities to develop a plan to deliver that vision.


This plan will also meet the needs of the Well-being of Future Generations Act which came into force in April 2016.  This Act aims to ensure all public organisations consider the impact on future generations of the decisions they make and work together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of their area.

Gwersyllt Safer Neighbourhood Team

Come and join the Gwersyllt Safer Neighbourhood Team for a cuppa and an informal chat at the Gwersyllt Community Resource Centre, Second Avenue, Gwersyllt on the first Monday of the month from 11.30a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

You can discuss any concerns you may have, ask advice about issues that matter most to you or learn more about the work of your local policing team.

All are welcome!

K2 Explorer Scout Unit

Gwersyllt Community Council recently decided to award a grant of £400.00 to the K2 Explorer Scout Unit from Wrexham in response to their application for financial assistance towards the cost of their forthcoming expedition to the Czech Republic.

The biggest explorer unit in Wrexham, K2 ESU are open to young men and women aged 14 to 18 and provide opportunities for their members to take part in various adventures and activities , including the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Scheme and trips abroad.

During the first two weeks of August, K2 ESU will be taking 25 young people on an expedition to the Czech Republic and are now fundraising in earnest for this purpose. Noting that three young people from Gwersyllt - Owain, Tom and Matt - will be taking part in the expedition, Members of the Community Council agreed that £300.00 should be ring-fenced to help meet their costs (i.e. each to receive £100.00) with the remaining £100.00 going to K2 ESU's general funding appeal.


The Council's grant was presented to members of K2 ESU by the Chair of the Community Council, Councillor Bernie McCann, on Monday, 20 June. Councillor McCann said that the Community Council was particularly pleased to be able to help the Gwersyllt members of K2 ESU and very much hopes that the expedition proves to be a memorable and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Further information about K2 Explorer Scout Unit can be obtained via their website -

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 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.

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

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.