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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

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Dementia : One Simple Thing

Over the next few weeks Community Health Councils (CHCs) across Wales will be asking people whose lives  have been touched by dementia, or anyone who is a care giver, one simple question:

What could the NHS do better to support people, as well as their families and their carers, living with dementia?

We will be using a variety of methods to reach people including Twitter, a smartphone app, SMS text, face to face discussion, Freepost and a dedicated answerphone.

We believe that the result will demonstrate the powerful voice of people with real experience of dementia and that it will have a genuine influence on the development of the Welsh Governments plans for a Dementia Strategy for Wales.

CHC staff and members will be out and about speaking to people all over Wales during the next month.  Additionally people can tell us their “One Simple Thing” suggestion by using the following ways to contact us;

Email - yourvoice@waleschc.org.uk

Dedicated Answerphone – 01248 679284 – Choose Option 4

Website -http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/899/home

Write to us at ‘One Simple Thing’ – CHCs in Wales C/O Unit 11, Chestnut Court, Parc Menai, Bangor.  LL57 4FH

Walk for Life - Taith dros Tywyd 

Help us make a difference in 2017 - Helpwch ni i wneud gwahaniaeth yn 2017

We are writing to inform you that the planning stages are underway for the 2017 Walk for Life series and we'd like to invite you to organise a walk in your local area.

2017 will mark Kidney Wales' 50th year and to celebrate this we'd like to make this year our biggest Walk for Life series yet.

The Walk for Life is one of our longest running events and remains to be a key fundraiser for Kidney Wales, allowing us to continue our work supporting families and changing lives throughout Wales, which has seen us bring about a pivotal change in Organ Donor legislation, fund professional support for kidney patients and provide new equipment and facilities for renal wards.

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO      

We would be delighted and extremely grateful for your support this year in organising a Walk for Life or ask your Council, staff, family or friends to organise one for us on the 23 April 2017.

To help maximise your Walk for Life, Kidney Wales will provide marketing materials including banner, posters, flyers and all walk attendees will receive a fundraising pack complete with sponsorship forms and a free Walk for Life T-shirt.

If you would like to lead a Walk for Life and be an ambassador for Kidney Wales in your area, please visit our website at www.kidneywales.cymru or contact the team on 02920 343 940 or send us an e-mail at wfl@kidneywales.cymru

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New Alzheimer's Society Premises

Please be informed that we are moving to new premises.  From the 9th of January we will be based at Unit 2, Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1XP.  The main contact number for our new office will be 01352 700462.

News from Bradley Bowling Club

The Annual Sam Roberts Charity Bowling Pairs Competition took place on Saturday 10th December and was very well attended. The Bradley Bowling Club would like to thank everyone for all their hard work and help in running the competition and to all those who gave prizes and donations for the raffle. Thanks go also to everyone who took part. Between you all we managed to raise £500 on the day and this year the proceeds will go to Nightingale House.

The final was at one stage 11 across, but the eventual winners by 21 to 13 points were brothers Keirion and Leighton Roberts  and the runners up were Jamie Box and Owen Turner. The cheque will be presented on Tuesday, January 3rd on the first day back of the Winter League.

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Thank you once again.

Best wishes for a lovely Christmas from Ray Barnes, and Ian / Louise Roberts and Family.

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.

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.