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2020 NEWS 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR FEBRUARY 2020: The meeting will be held on Tuesday 18 February 2020 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB. Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting. Please click on this hyperlink to view the agenda for the meeting

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 20 January 2020 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.


COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR VACANCY FOR THE MAESYDRE WARD:
The Council has re-advertised this vacancy and will consider any expressions of Interest received from eligible persons by 12 noon on Monday 17 February at the next Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 18 February 2020. If you are interested in putting your name forward and would like to find out more information please contact the Clerk to the Council using the "Contact Us" section of this website.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR JANUARY 2020: The meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 JANUARY 2020 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of the Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB. At the start of the meeting representatives from the Borras Park Rangers FC Under 7 team have been invited to show Councillors the team kit that the Community Council has sponsored this season. The Council will also be considering the co-option of a local person to fill the casual vacancy in the Maesydre ward. Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Community Council’s meetings and should follow the signs through the building to the Meeting Room. Seats are provided to the right of the door as you enter. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 20 January 2020 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

REVIEW OF ELECTORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE COUNTY BOROUGH OF WREXHAM: The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales have completed the first stage of their review of Wrexham and have published a set of draft proposals.

The proposals expected to be in place for the 2022 local council elections in Wrexham, will see the County Borough Councillor numbers for the Acton Community increase from the current 5 to 6 – along with changes that would see the Acton and Maesydre wards being combined into a single ward.

The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission are inviting comments from 14 January 2020 until 6 April 2020. After that point, the Commission will consider submissions and then prepare final proposals to put forward to Welsh Government who may then ignore, adopt or adjust the ideas.

As well as the consultation portal, representations during this period can be sent to consultations@boundaries.wales  or Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Hastings House, Cardiff, CF24 0BL

 

2019 NEWS

REPORTING ON SECTION 6 - THE BIODIVERSITY AND RESILIENCE OF ECOSYSTEMS: The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 introduced an enhanced biodiversity and resilience of ecosystems duty (the section 6 or s6 duty) for public authorities in the exercise of functions in relation to Wales. The s6 duty requires that public authorities ‘must seek to maintain and enhance biodiversity so far as consistent with the proper exercise of their functions and in so doing promote the resilience of ecosystems’.

The Community Council falls within the definition of a Public Authority and has a Duty to report on what it has done to maintain and enhance biodiversity by the end of December 2019. The Report was approved by the Council at its meeting held on 17 December 2019.Please click on this link to view a copy of the Council’s Section 6 Report document.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR DECEMBER 2019:  The meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 December 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of the Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB.  The Council will consider any expressions of interest received from persons seeking to be co-opted onto the Council to fill the casual vacancy in the Borras Park ward together with any requests for financial assistance submitted in the last quarter year.  The Council will also conclude its spending plans for 2020/21 and set its Precept.  Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council's meetings and should follow the signs through the building to gain access to the Meeting Room.  Seats are provided to the right of the door as you enter the room.  The agenda for the meeting can viewed by clicking here

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 16 December 2019 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about. 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR NOVEMBER 2019: The meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room at the Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB.  Members of the press and public are welcome to attend and observe the Community Council’s meetings.  On arrival please follow the blue signs through the building to the Training Room which is on the right just past the main reception area.  Seating for observers is provided to the right of the door.  The Council will, as part of the agenda, receive a presentation from representatives of the Wrexham Clothing Exchange who are seeking the Council’s support for its Enabling Grant application.  Click on this link to view the agenda for the meeting

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions about any item on the agenda will be taken from Acton Community Residents who have given notice (specifying the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak) to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office by noon on 18 November 2019

Borras Play session - 31 October 2019 from 11am to 1pm: Wrexham Council Play and Youth Support Team will be holding a playwork taster session in Borras (on the green between Huntsman’s Corner and Lake View) from 11am to 1pm on Thursday 31st October.

This session will be aimed at children from age 5 to 15, however children under 5 are welcome to come along with a parent. Registration forms will be available for parents wishing to leave their children at the playscheme. The session is free for all to attend.

The playworkers will set out a Tipi and flags and have lots of loose parts (junk), arts and sports equipment for the children to explore and play with.

For more information contact the Team on 01978 298361 or email: Jay.Davies@wrexham.gov.uk

Acton Youth Club - Spooky Trail 30 October Acton Youth Club  based in  the Acton Community Resource Centre is arranging a Spooky Walk in Acton Park this year.  The event will go ahead on the 30th of October, which is the  evening before Halloween proper. The walk will be open from 5 to 6 PM and will be starting from behind Acton Hall Walks (look out for the Gazebo).  More details will be advertised for members of the community to come and participate on Facebook this week. Involvement by as many members of the community as possible is being encouraged and representatives of the Friends of Acton Park, the Acton Community Policing Team and members of the Community Council have already given their support to this free event.

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SPONSORSHIP - Under 6 Team Kit: Representatives of the Under 6 Team from Borras Park Albion Youth Football Club were presented with a cheque before the October 2019 Council meeting to cover the costs of the Community Council's sponsorship of the team's kit for the 2019/20 season. The sponsorship is in recognition of the valuable contribution the Club makes in encouraging Young People in the Acton Community to participate in a team sport and encouraging their general Health and Wellbeing.  

Photograph cheque presentation 

If you want to find out more about the Borras Park Albion Youth Football Club, visit its facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/borrasparkalbionfc/  

 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR OCTOBER 2019: The meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 OCTOBER 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of the Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB.  At the start of the meeting representatives from the Borras Park Albion FC Under 6 team have been invited to show Councillors the team kit that the Community Council has sponsored this season.  The Council will also be considering the co-option of a local person to fill the casual vacancy in the Borras Park ward.  Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Community Council’s meetings and should follow the signs through the building to the Meeting Room.  Seats are provided to the right of the door as you enter.  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.  

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 14 October 2019 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER 2019:  The meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of the Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB.  The Council will consider any expressions of interest received from persons seeking to be co-opted onto the Council to fill the casual vacancy in the Borras Park ward together with any requests for financial assistance submitted in the last quarter year.  Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting and should follow the signs through the building to gain access to the Meeting Room.  Seats are provided to the right of the door as you enter the room.  The agenda for the meeting can viewed by clicking here

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 16 September 2019 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

 

ACTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL – JULY 2019 MEETING: The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room at the Acton Community Resource Centre, Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB.  The Council will consider any expressions of interest received from persons seeking to be co-opted onto the Council to fill the casual vacancies in the Borras Park ward.  Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe at the Council’s meetings.  The agenda for the meeting can viewed by clicking here

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who have by noon on Monday 15 July 2019 given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

ANNOUNCEMENT: DEAN ROAD /HOLT ROAD PLAYING FIELD PLANNING PROPOSALS BY GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY: The Planning Committee will meet on Monday 1 July 2019 at 4:00pm in the Council Chamber at the Guildhall, Wrexham to consider this major development application (Planning Application Reference: P/2018/0673) A copy of the Planning Officer's report to the Committee can be read by clicking here             UPDATE: The Planning Committee on 1 July 2019 refused the Dean Road /Holt Road Playing Field Planning application submitted by Glyndwr University

ACTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL – JUNE 2019 MEETING: The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of Acton Community Resource Centre, Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB.  The Council will receive a presentation regarding the Community Agent Service and will consider any expressions of interest received from persons seeking to be co-opted onto the Council to fill one of the casual vacancies in the Borras Park ward.  Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe at the Council’s meetings.  The agenda for the meeting can viewed by clicking here

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 17 June 2019 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

 

UPDATE FROM ANNUAL MEETING: The Community Council is pleased to announce that it has re-appointed Councillor Kevin Roberts, Community Councillor for the Little Acton ward as its Chairman for the forthcoming year and Councillor Sharon Jarvis, a Community Councillor for the Maesydre ward as its Vice Chairman.  

ANNUAL MEETING: The Annual Meeting of Acton Community Council will start at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019.  The meeting is being held in the Training Room of the Acton Community Resource Centre, Overton Way, Acton, Wrexham, LL12 7LB.  Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting and should follow the signs through the building to gain access to the Meeting Room.  Seats are provided to the right of the door as you enter the room.  The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on Monday 20 May 2019 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

ACTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL - YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING: The next meeting of the Youth Committee will be held on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 6:30pm in the Little Acton Community Centre, The Green, Little Acton, Wrexham LL12 8BH.  The Committee will receive the annual reports on the performance and operation of the Service Level Agreements with the Caia Park Partnership to provide a Youth Work project for 8-13 year olds and 14 to 18 year olds at the Acton Community Resource Centre.  The Committee will also be considering development of projects to implement the 2018 Borras Park Play Sufficiency Assessment. The agenda and papers for the meeting can be viewed by clicking here. 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019: This will be held in the Training Room at Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham, LL12 7LB.  The meeting will start at 6:30pm and Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting.  The Agenda can be obtained by contacting the Clerk or by clicking hereThe Council will be considering applicants who have submitted an expression of interest for co-option onto the Council to fill the casual Councillor vacancy in the Borras Park ward. 

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions will be taken about any item on the agenda from Acton Community Residents who by noon on 15 April 2019 have given notice to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office and specified the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak about.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2019: This will be held in the Training Room at Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham, LL12 7LB.  The meeting will start at 6:30pm and Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting.  The Agenda can be obtained by contacting the Clerk or by clicking here.  The Council will be considering applications for financial assistance received from local groups and other organisations working in the Acton Community.

Please note: At the start of the meeting, Public questions about any item on the agenda will be taken from Acton Community Residents who have given notice (specifying the matter on the agenda which they wish to speak) to the Clerk to the Community Council’s office by noon on 18 March 2019.

BORRAS PARK WARD - COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR VACANCYThe Community Council has a casual Councillor vacancy for the Borras Park Ward.  Expressions of interest are invited from members of the public interested in representing their Community and who meet the relevant qualifications.  The law disqualifies certain people from standing and these include paid officers of the community council, anyone subject to bankruptcy restriction orders and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.

The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is NOON on Monday 15 April 2019. The Community Council intends to co-opt and fill this vacancy at its meeting to be held on Tuesday 16 April 2019. Anyone who submits an expression of interest by this deadline will be invited to attend and give a short 2/3 minute address to the meeting in support of their application. 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR FEBRUARY 2019: The meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB. Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting. The agenda for the meeting can viewed by clicking here

Co-option onto the Community Council and Casual Councillor Vacancy:  At its 15 January 2019 meeting the Community Council co-opted two persons onto the Council to fill its casual vacancies in the Maesydre and Acton Park wards.  There is now another casual Councillor vacancy in the Borras Park ward and the Public Notice advertising it can be viewed by clicking here or on the Council’s Notice Board at the Acton Community Resource Centre

1. Maesydre Vacancy: Ms Sharon Jarvis of 23 Park Avenue, Wrexham, LL12 7AL

2. Acton Park Vacancy: Ms Salli Edwards of 66 Park Avenue Wrexham LL12 7AH 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR JANUARY 2019: The meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 6:30pm in the Training Room of Acton Community Resource Centre, off Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB. Members of the press and public are always welcome to attend and observe the Council meeting. The agenda for the meeting can viewed by clicking here