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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

Wrexham Town Centre Free Parking & Roadworks Ban 1st - 31st December

Wrexham Council is working hard to encourage as many visitors as possible to Wrexham town centre during the Christmas period.  To this end it has introduced free parking in all council owned car parks in the town centre between 1st and 31st December.  We hope this will maximise the amount of time visitors can spend in the town centre to help local traders make the most of this trading period.  The Council has further agreed that there will be no roadworks (except for any emergency works that may be required) on all routes into the town centre to avoid possible congestion into and out of the area.

Bring your voice to local policing

Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and Chief Constable Mark Polin want your views to help shape the future of policing in North Wales

A series of open meetings are planned across the force area to give residents, community groups, businesses and partners the opportunity to help shape and develop the next Police and Crime Plan for North Wales.

PCC Jones said: “Everyone who lives or works in North Wales will have a view on what should be a policing priority for their area. Listening to local people is one of the most important parts of my role and it is vital that people have a true voice in policing. This is the police service for North Wales and it is only right and proper that everyone has a chance to have their say.”

The Police and Crime Plan will set out the strategic priorities, aims and objectives for North Wales Police for the next four years.

Chief Constable Polin said: “Everyone has a right to be safe and feel safe, However, the threats to safety are changing and people are now more likely to be subjected to crime committed online and the national rise in serious and potentially very harmful  threats, such as from Child Sexual Exploitation, are emerging locally too.   

“I want communities to know that we care, to be sighted on the challenges we face in safeguarding them and to feel informed about how we are, and will continue, to respond to those challenges with their help.  Providing good quality policing services remains at the centre of what we do, and we are placing significant priority on this as an organisation.

“Hearing what our communities think about the service we deliver and the trust and confidence that they place in us is also incredibly important.” Open meetings, with everyone welcome, will be held at:

Rhyl Rugby Club, Vale Road, Wednesday November 30 at 6.30 pm

Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala, Wednesday, December 7, at 6.30 pm

Groundwork Trust and Smart Energy GB

We have some great news, Groundwork North Wales has teamed up with Smart Energy GB to offer help and support around Smart Meters and the roll out programme across Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire between now and December 2016. Alongside this we can also give specific advice about how to minimise energy bills, swap supplier to get a better deal, access discounts that you may not be aware of and more.

Smart Meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters which will replace the traditional meters in our homes. Every home in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier, at no extra cost.

What we are doing?

We are offering FREE home visits to anyone who would like advice on:

  • how to use a smart meter,
  • how to get a smart meter installed,
  • how to compare and switch energy suppliers, and
  • how to make the most of the gas and electricity they are buying by finding the best, most competitive deal.

We can help you in the following ways:

  • Attend your staff team meeting to talk to you about how we can best deliver our support.
  • Provide you with some FREE informal training to help you help your clients.
  • Give informal talks to community groups about smart meters and reducing energy bills OR offer bill workshops to hand hold customers through the switching process.

We need your support!

Groundwork North Wales would like to work with you to help identify which members of your community might benefit the most from some advice about smart meters, bill switching and some general advice about keeping warm in the colder months.

  • Can you help us identify events, talks and sessions that we can attend to speak with members of the community to promote our home visits?
  • Are you able to help us identify homes that might need our help?
  • Would you like us to put on a Smart Meter Q&A session for community groups you work with?
  • Do you have staff meetings or networking events coming up that we can attend?

Please get in touch!

We would really love to get your support in delivering advice to all who it would benefit. If you think you can help us help you then please get in touch.

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  www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk,  by following @northwalesfire and via www.facebook.com/northwalesfireservice- 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.

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.

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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 - www.k2esu.org.uk

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.