Social Housing Properties Set To Be Transformed By Improvement Work
Over 1000 non-traditional social housing properties across Wrexham County Borough are set to receive a radical makeover and see a significant fall in their energy bills.
Council On Track To Meet Housing Improvements Deadline
Social housing properties in Wrexham Country Borough look set to meet Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard by the 2020 deadline. This is according to the latest figures published by the Council’s Housing Service, which show how much of the comprehensive improvement works programme has been completed over the last 12 months.
Countdown begins to new landlord registration & licensing scheme
On 14 July, Housing Minister Lesley Griffiths unveiled Rent Smart Wales, the brand for the new landlord and agent registration and licensing scheme which comes into effect this autumn.
Local athlete's success at Commonwealth Fencing Championship
Fencing champion George Morris has returned to Wrexham after competing in the Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships, held this year in Cape Town, South Africa.
Success for sponsored 976 mile walk
Local resident Bryan Badwick recently met the Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr Mrs Barbara Roxburgh after completing a 976 mile walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End in aid of Nightingale House. He has raised an amazing £7,000 for the charity.
Council to Bid for Iconic Poppy Sculpture
The Poppy Wave which appeared in the Tower of London poppies exhibition could be installed for three months in Wrexham town centre if a bid by the Council to host it is successful.
Audit Committee 23rd July
The Council's Audit Committee met on Thursday 23rd to discuss proposed updates to the Counter Fraud Strategy and Anti-Money Laundering Policy. It will also consider Internal Audit’s Annual Fraud Report which sets out reported frauds during the year, the current risks faced by the Council and also the different types of frauds experienced by other councils.
Success for switching energy supplier
Council tenants and residents across the County Borough have recently been encouraged to compare their energy suppliers by using switching partner, Community Switch.
T3 Service Secured by Local Company
Local bus company GHA Coaches has secured the Wrexham to Barmouth TrawsCymru T3 service. They have also introduced an improved timetable for the service.
Apply Now for School Transport
Wrexham Council is asking those parents/carers whose child is eligible for free school transport (including 16+) to apply now for their pass to be ready for use from September, if they have not already done so.
Green Flags Continue to Fly in Wrexham Parks
Five of Wrexham's Country Parks have retained their Green Flag status.
Council Achieves Gold Standard
Wrexham Council has been awarded the Gold Corporate Health Standard by the Welsh Government for its commitment to improving the health of its workforce.
Smiles All Around at Hafod Y Wern Community Primary School
Hafod Y Wern community Primary School has had a very successful Estyn Inspection with Inspectors judging the school's current performance to be 'good' with 'good' prospects for improvement.
Tenant’s Joy With New Kitchens and Bathrooms
Tenants in Maes Y Parc, Halton, are ‘over the moon’ with the new kitchens and bathrooms they are receiving as housing improvement works near completion.
Success in celebrating psychology service
Over the past year The Wrexham Educational Psychology Service has begun the process of delivering Person Centred Thinking training to all schools in Wrexham and Flintshire. Invited to attend are head teachers and senior management with the intention of spreading the philosophy of person centred thinking throughout the school setting.
History Alive! – Wrexham’s annual living history festival
History Alive! Wrexham’s annual living history festival returns to the fields above Bersham Ironworks with a full complement of historical re-enactors and the rally paddock lined with classic motorcars, motorcycles and stationary engines.
Free Parking Announced for Tour of Britain
Wrexham Council has announced an extra free car parking day on 6 September to support the Tour of Britain, the UK's largest cycling event.
Council Leader Gives Update on Reshaping Programme
Wrexham Council is currently Reshaping its service in order to meet the unprecedented budget cuts in the coming years £45 million has to be found in three years in order to allow the council to balance its books due to Government cuts.
Town centre Traders Encouraged to Open for Tour of Britain
Preparations for the final stage of the first day of this year's Tour of Britain are well advanced and town centre traders are being encouraged to open up on the sunday to take advantage of the many thousands who will be in the town centre for the event.
Wrexham Library Record Attempt – 'A Library Full of Kids'
Wrexham Library is attempting to set a record based off of the Guinness Book of World Records - to see how many children can fit into the Library in one half hour period on July 20th 11:00am – 11:30am.
Summer Shape Up 2015
This summer pure leisure are offering a thirty day pass at your local leisure and activity centre for just £20. You can now sign up at Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre, Gwyn Evans Leisure Centre, Queensway and Waterworld.
School visit from Construction Company
Gareth Morris Construction will be visiting pupils at St. Giles School, Wrexham as part of a Health and Safety Awareness workshop.
Wrexham Council release Welsh Language Annual Report 2014/15
Wrexham County Borough Council’s Executive Board has approved its 2014/15 Welsh Language Annual Monitoring Report for submission to the Welsh Language Commissioner.
Operation Gingerbread launched this July
Operation Gingerbread will be launched this year at Ysgol Heulfan, Wrexham on Friday, July 10 at 1.00pm.
Wrexham Council approves local libraries trust
Wrexham County Borough Council has approved the establishment of a local Non-profit Distribution Organisation or Trust to manage library services in Wrexham, following a decision by the Council’s Executive Board.
Events for the Summer Holidays
As the school holiday approaches parents and carers in Wrexham are being advised that events for children taking place in Council run facilities will be available via social media or email. Parents can also collect a hard copy of the events but this will not be in booklet form.
Council and Market Traders discuss project to transform Indoor Market
Plans to turn one of Wrexham’s indoor markets into a major arts hub are gathering pace.
Sheltered Housing Vacancies
Wrexham Council’s Housing Department currently have a number of vacancies for Sheltered Housing Schemes across the Borough.
Successful launch for Museum’s Egyptian Exhibit
Wrexham Museum’s new summer exhibition, Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt, has had a very successful launch.
Warning - Buying Counterfeit Cosmetic Products
North Wales Trading Standards are highlighting the dangers of buying and using counterfeit cosmetic products including make-u, perfume and sun cream.
Be Scam Aware
Residents in Wrexham are being warned of a recent scam to help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds.
Healthy Schools Premiere
Healthy Schools will be hosting a premiere of Eat the Best, Leave the Rest campaign to be launched in September 2015. The premiere will be held at 09:10am on 10 of July at Ysgol Rhosnesni’s school dining hall. This will be an opportunity to meet the pupils that participated in the project and sample an array of breakfast items that are available throughout Wrexham County Borough Council dining rooms.
Wrexham Library to host Summer Reading Challenge in Wales
Libraries across Wales are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Success for first Wrexham Pubwatch training event
Wrexham has held it’s very first “Pubwatch” training event at the Memorial Hall in the town centre last week.
Wrexham Local History Fair
Visitors can learn even more about our area’s heritage –– at The Wrexham Story - Local History Fair on Saturday July 4, 11am-4pm.