Please Contact Us ! - The Council welcomes the views of residents of Gresford , Marford and Hoseley, and would like to hear about the things that are important to you. If you have any concerns or wish to report or raise anything with the Community Council, you can contact us in various ways:
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- Contact the Clerk , via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or by telephone 07470 631184
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- Write to the Council, c/0 19 Marcella Crescent, Marchwiel, Wrexham, LL130RX
GRESFORD COMMUNITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Meetings of the Council
GRESFORD COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the Community Council will take place on the 5th September 2019 at 7.15 pm , at the Gresford Trust Memorial Hall. If you would like to attend the meeting to speak to the Community Council , please contact the Clerk on 07470 631184, to advise.
The next meeting of the GENERAL AMENITIES COMMITTEE, will be on 23rd September 2019 at Gresford Trust Memorial Hall ( blue room) at 6.30 pm.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact the Clerk on 07470 631184 , to advise.
To view the Agenda for the next meeting please click on the button below.'Forthcoming Agendas'
If you would like to see the latest available minutes of the Council, please click on the link below.
Vacancies on Gresford Community Council
Would you be interested in joining us? We currently have two vacancies for Ward Members on the Community Council, one on the Marford and Hoseley Ward , and one on the Gresford West Ward.
You'll need to write in to the Clerk , preferably with a CV, outlining why you would like to join the Council, what you think you could offer, and an outline of what your interests are. This will be considered by the Community Council at their next meeting. Currently the deadline for writing in is the 30th AUGUST 2019.
Please click on the button below which will take you to our Council Vacancies page, and further details on how to go about applying to join the Council.
Committee meetings will generally be held in the Gresford Trust Memorial Hall or another location as advertised, and will generally commence at 6.15pm, with the exception of the Cemetery Committee which usually commences at 5.30pm.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact the Clerk on 07470 631184 , to advise.
COUNCIL NEWS AND INFORMATION
Please note that the deadline for applying for a Grant for 2020-21 for your Organisation is the 30th November 2019. Please note however, that if your organisation has a need to apply for a grant more urgently than this deadline, please get in touch with the Clerk as it is possible for the Community Council to consider your request sooner in more urgent circumstances.
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New Data Protection regulations are in force from 25th May 2018. Please click here to see our Privacy Notice.
Freedom of Information
Unfortunately we have to report that some dog owners are allowing their dogs to foul on Allington Park, including the children's play area, and are not picking up after them as the law requires them to do. There are signs around the field advising dog owners of their responsibilities. This presents not only a nuisance but a real threat to health of children, and to those engaged in cutting the grassed areas. Please will dog owners be reminded that they must pick up their dog's mess when walking in this area and
dispose of it in the bins provided. Your co-operation is appreciated. If anyone wishes to report any occurrences of repeated offending, please contact the Clerk.
Community Spotlight Scheme!
Have a look at our new page- Community Spotlight! The spotlight could be on you!
Allington Park Play Area- New Inclusive Roundabout
The Community Council is pleased that its plans for a new Inclusive Roundabout for Allington Park have now been achieved. It is hoped that all children visiting the play area will now have the opportunity for Inclusive Play. Thanks go to Wrexham Council for their contribution to costs via the Play Insufficiency Grant
Gresford Cemetery- Shelter Refurbishment
Gresford Community Council is responsible for the upkeep and organisation of Gresford Cemetery. Visitors to Gresford Cemetery will be pleased to see that the Cemetery Building has been refurbished. The roof of the building has been treated to remove accumulated moss and been repaired, and the building itself has been painted inside and out.This much needed work will safeguard the building for the future , and enhances the appearance of the Cemetery for its visitors. Thanks go to the Council's Cemetery Assistant , Mrs Michelle Jones, for organising and overseeing the work that was needed.
Lake Clear Up by Volunteers
The Lakeside Volunteers have been hard at work once again , making sure the lake and its surroundings are spruced up, clean and tidy and ready for the winter and next year! The Lake Clear up took place over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September, and much vegetation was cleared around the lake by the volunteers ,led by Mrs Marion Williams. The ground around the lakeside was repaired and any rubbish cleared and disposed of. As a result the lake continues to look its best as a valuable natural asset for the village. Thanks go to all volunteers , those who carried out the clearing work and those who prepared refreshments,to MYPAG for supplying the shredder, and in particular to Miss Marion Willams who does a marvellous job of organising the clear up and overseeing the lake for any issues arising throughout the year.
A new interpretative board has been installed showing the diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife you may spot, whilst feeding the ducks. Go and see if you can spot the illusive Blue Damselfly!
Many thanks goes to Jenny Dutton for leading this project on behalf of the Community Council, the support received from IMAGE, in particular Sue Cleaver and Brian Formstone, and Miss Marion Williams.
We hope you all ‘Love this place’ as much as Mrs Gwyneth Evans, who bequeathed money to the ‘Friends of the Lake’ to enhance the natural beauty of this area for the residents to enjoy.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWSLETTERS
ABOUT GRESFORD COMMUNITY COUNCIL
News and Urgent Announcements
REPLACEMENT LIGHTING WITH LED TO COMMENCE!
We are pleased to announce that the long planned installation of replacement LED lighting is about to begin! Our installers MEGA will be on site starting from the 12th August, and with 260 Lights to install it will take them approximately three weeks to complete the work.
Please note that not all the footway lighting is the responsibility of Gresford Community Council- as the lighting in newer housing developments belongs to Wrexham County Borough Council. They advise us that they too will be replacing their existing lights with LED's in the near future.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk , on 07470631184.
A number of properties have been visited recently concerning trees and hedging which has grown around the light. If you were out and a letter was left, please note that the contractors will do their best to get at the lighting unit with the minimum of damage , but in some cases may have to remove some vegetation to do so. Again if you have any concerns please contact the Clerk as soon as possible.
Notice from Wrexham Council concerning Bin Collections:
Help spread this message to people who don’t use the internet :-)IF YOUR BIN ISN’T EMPTIED, IT COULD BE AN ACCESS ISSUE
Unfortunately, on some occasions – like in the above picture - our vehicles can’t get to where they need to be due to parked cars/vans. When this happens, some of our residents miss their bin and/or recycling collection.
You can help us avoid this by taking extra care when parking your vehicles on your collection day and checking there’s enough room for our large vehicles to safely perform their duties.
Missed bins can be reported by calling 01978 298989. Report before 3pm and they’ll be collected within three working days if WCBC are at fault.
SAVE THE DATE!
Gresford Trust will be Celebrating 70 years of the Trust with a 'Concert in the Park' 7th September. Music, stalls, scarecrow prize-giving! Tickets available in due course.
BEWARE COUNCIL TAX SCAM!
We've been asked by Wrexham Council to publicise a Council Tax scam that is being operated at present. please alert anyone you think who may be vulnerable to being targeted for such a scam, but beware it could happen to anyone! Click on the link below.
Helping our Ducks to be Healthy!
Concerns have been raised about the effects of feeding the ducks with on the lake with bread. Please read below for suggestions for alternatives to bread!
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