Archive Council News
January - February 2017
Residents invited to clear-up day as chance to recycle unwanted items
Residents of the Offa ward are invited to take part in an Environmental Action Day and take the opportunity to clear out unwanted waste.
Reminder of new measures for dog controls
Dog owners in Wrexham are reminded that new measures come into force tomorrow (March 1) under the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which replaces the current Dog Control Orders that are in place across the county borough.
Unlicensed Taxi Warning
Wrexham County Borough Council’s Licensing Section is reminding people of the dangers of using unlicensed private hire vehicles. The warning comes after the recent sexual assault of a woman in Wrexham by a man who approached her and posed as a taxi driver.
January Calendar Winner Announced
The January winner of the Wonders of Wrexham 2018 Calendar photography competition has been announced. Keen amateur photographer Geraint Roberts took an amazing photograph of the Anna Maria Peel Memorial Chapel at the Wrexham Road Cemetery in Overton on Dee. Anna Maria Peel was the first wife of Edmund Peel of Bryn y Pys.
Community centre ‘thrilled’ with new kitchen
A local community centre has welcomed improvement works donated by a council contractor.
‘Bright future’ ahead for council tenants
A community leader has welcomed plans to continue funding modernization work to council properties.
Community joins forces to save woodland
Members of a local community have come together to help restore a former area of woodland.
Beware Rogue Traders
Wrexham Trading Standards are reminding residents that during periods of bad weather, traders may attempt to use this to their advantage for business. Due to the severe windy and blustery weather conditions, residents may notice an increase in trader’s cold calling and/or leafleting for work. Trading Standards would therefore like to remind residents to be especially careful if they need remedial work doing on their homes.
Young driver wins big after taking part in advanced driving course
A young man who took part in a council-run Pass Plus Cymru course has been congratulated after winning a prize draw.
St David's Day Celebrations 2017
In a little more than a week’s time there will be numerous celebrations across Wales to celebrate our Patron Saint, St David on March the 1st, and there will be plenty of opportunity locally to join in the fun. Wrexham will again stage a parade through the town centre followed by entertainment in Queen’s Square to celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales’ special day, organised again this year by Menter Iaith Maelor in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council.
Revenue Budget and Council Tax Setting 2017/18
The Council has worked hard over a long period to produce a budget for the next financial year, 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Primary school students in Communities First areas start enterprising businesses at a young age.
Teams of primary school pupils aged from 9 to 11 had the opportunity to set up and run their own practice businesses thanks to a series of recent workshops partly funded by Communities First and run by Young Enterprise.
Council invites backers to help with development through Welsh Government-backed loan scheme.
Properties in Wrexham town centre could take on a new lease of life as developers and owners are invited to apply for a government-funded loan scheme via Wrexham County Borough Council.
The Pawb a’i Farn programme will visit Rhosllannerchrugog on Thursday 23rd February.
Dewi Llwyd will be the presenter and amongst the panellists will be Aled Roberts on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, the presenter Nia Parry and the psychologist Dr Mair Edwards. If you would like to be part of the audience you will need to register for a ticket by phoning 01352 754212 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org noting your name, address and phone number.
A bright future online for tenants
Sheltered housing tenants are now able to enjoy internet access following the completion of a project to install wi-fi in a number of schemes across the County Borough.
The Best Bus In Town
The best bus in town, the North Wales Miners’ bus, will be on the museum forecourt on Thursday, 23rd February, as part of a special Mining Memories day at Wrexham Museum.
Work Starts on £3m Extension to Penycae Primary School
Work has started on a £3 million extension at Penycae Primary School.
Wrexham’s childcare practitioners and playworkers come together for annual awards ceremony
This year’s Wrexham Childcare Awards brought together the cream of the sector for a glittering ceremony organised by Wrexham Family Information Service (WFIS) Childcare Team in partnership with Wrexham Glyndwr University.
Next steps to be taken in moves to tackle problems of drug litter
Moves to deal with issues of drug litter in areas across Wrexham will be examined by members as partners such as the Health Board, the Public Service Board and the Local Authority put their views forward.
Veteran hands standard over to museum in preparation for long trip abroad
The standard representing one of Wrexham’s veterans associations has joined its counterparts as Wrexham Museum as its bearer heads to the other side of the world.
Council to outline commitment to rail plans and re-affirm local aspirations
A far-ranging rail network improvement strategy, with the aim of improving links between North Wales and other regions of the UK, will be discussed by senior councillors tomorrow
“Fantastic” plans from Brymbo Heritage Area could get council backing
A multi-million pound regeneration and tourism project in an important heritage area could get the backing of Wrexham County Borough Council
Free Activities at the South Mall
Free activities for all ages at the South Mall of the People's Market whilst works takes place on the £4.5 million Oriel Wrecsam/People's Market development
Clampdown on Dog Fouling Continues
"Don't Be Foul - Pick up the Poo" continues to be the Council's message to those irresponsible dog owners who are still allowing their dogs to foul without picking it up.
Councillor urges residents to sign petition opposing loss of unit from barracks
A petition urging the UK Government to retain an army unit at Hightown Barracks, Wrexham, is now live – and Wrexham residents are urged to sign if they oppose the potential loss of the barracks.
Wrexham’s Valentines Drive in Cinema
Wrexham Council’s Events Team and Heart North West are bringing the first ever drive-in cinema to Bangor on Dee racecourse this February in what is expected to be sell-out event.
Work Starts on £2m Improvements at Ysgol Bryn Alyn
Work has started to build five new classrooms and a large flexible learning area at Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Gwersyllt.
New Measures for dog controls
Dog owners in Wrexham are reminded that new measures come into force in March under the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which replaces the current Dog Control Orders that are in place across the county borough.
NMWTRA revise plans for A483
North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency has announced that they have revised their proposals for resurfacing works on the A483 which should bring less disruption than previously feared.
Bus service to resume on Monday, February 6
A bus service will return to operation on Monday, serving villagers in the south of the Wrexham County Borough under a new operator.
We're Open for Business
As work on the Oriel Wrecsam/People's Market continues shoppers are reminded that the shops in the Arcade of the People's Market remain open for business whilst the £4.5 million refurbishment takes place.
New Cemetery Development Officer Wrexham Cemetery
Work to refurbish Wrexham Cemetery is due to enter a new phase and members of the public are invited to take part.
Dog Foulers Caught - Don't be Foul - Pick up the Poo
Four dog fouling tickets have been issued in one day recently reinforcing the Council's message to Pick up the Poo or you will be fined!
Awards ceremony will celebrate childcare leaders
Pioneers in Wrexham’s childcare sector will see their efforts rewarded at the Wrexham Childcare Awards 2016.
More than £500k of redevelopment funds for strategic town sites
Two sites in Wrexham will see major renovation work thanks to more than £500k worth of development loans from Wrexham Council via a Welsh Government-backed scheme.
Please Dispose of Batteries Safely
Residents in Wrexham are being asked to dispose of any unwanted batteries safely.
Home Office support to help tackle alcohol-related crime in Wrexham
New measures will help tackle alcohol-related crime and disorder in Wrexham, as the area is chosen as one of more than 30 across the UK as part of a Home Office Scheme.
Council Service gives boost to young trainees
Training opportunities for local students have been given a boost by a Council department.
Councillor calls on Minister to halt plans for trunk road works which could cause “chaos” for Wrexham
A senior councillor has warned of the “significant impact” of proposed works on the A483, which could severely affect traffic in and around Wrexham if they take place.
Rail franchise report welcomed by North Wales Economic Ambition Board
The North Wales Economic Ambition Board - which includes Wrexham Council - has welcomed the findings of a report commissioned by the Welsh Affairs Committee into the Wales and Borders rail franchise.
£75.00 Fine for Early Morning Litter Bug
Early morning litter patrols have cost one litter bug a £75.00 fine after they were caught not using a bin recently in the Marchwiel area.
New strategy proposed to bring “more co-ordinated approach” to services in Wrexham town centre
Plans to set up a new strategy to focus services working to improve Wrexham Town Centre will be discussed by members at Scrutiny Committee next week.
Last Few Days to send in Entries
Amateur photographers have until the 31st January to submit their entries for this month's Wonders of Wrexham 2018 calendar competition.
Future of REME in Wrexham
A message from Cllr Mark Pritchard regarding REME at Hightown Barracks
Wrexham bid for iconic Poppy sculpture to come to Chirk Castle
A nationally famed artistic installation commemorating British servicemen who died in the First World War could come to an iconic setting in Wrexham in 2018 if a bid to bring it to the area is successful.
Health awards given to Welsh language playgroup
A playgroup has netted a slew of awards for its focus on children’s health and wellbeing.
Young footballers commended by Wrexham FC boss for sporting excellence
Schoolgirls from across Wrexham showed their sporting spirit in a tournament at Colliers Park – with Wrexham Football Club manager Dean Keates on hand to give out certificates at the end.
Number 6 bus service reinstated for villagers
A bus service will return to use for villagers in the South of Wrexham as a new operator takes on the former route.
Notification of Road Works
Motorists are advised that the following works are due to be undertaken by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency on the A483.
"Don't Be Foul" - Pick up the Poo
Wrexham Council has pledged to continue to crackdown on those who refuse to pick up after their dog fouls. Reports of dog fouling hotspots are being received from across the county borough and now a Senior Councillor warns offenders "Don't be Foul, Pick up the Poo."
Tree Work at Wrexham Cemetery
Safety work to remove the line of conifers along the railway line at the north end of Wrexham Cemetery will be undertaken during early February.
‘The Wrexham We Want’ - public urged to give their views
Public service agencies across Wrexham want people to give their views on the big, long-term issues facing the county borough.
Up to £1500 up for grabs to help sports clubs boost their work in local communities
Community sporting initiatives are invited to take advantage of a fund which could help them in their roles.
Strong signs of improvement noted at primary school in Estyn report
Estyn inspectors have commended improvements at a Wrexham primary school, with positive comments on the hard work of senior leaders.
Wrexham Maelor Hospital Car Park Pedestrian / Cycleway Improvement
As part of its commitment to improve and maintain active travel links, Wrexham County Borough Council has been awarded local transport grant funding by the Welsh Government to facilitate the construction of a new footpath /cycleway within the constraints of the existing Wrexham Maelor Hospital car park.
Eight dog owners fined for failing to pick up after pets in December
A total of 314 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were issued during December – with 288 issued for cigarettes; eight for dog fouling; seven for dropping food waste; nine for other litter and two for violation of dog control exclusion orders.
Meeting with health chiefs will be available to view on webcast
Members of the public will have the chance to watch as councillors put their questions to senior officials at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) with a live webcast from the Safeguarding, Communities and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday, January 18.
Active Travel in Wrexham
Wrexham County Borough Council is calling on residents take part in a consultation to give their views and suggestions for improving active travel routes within the County Borough
December Calendar Photograph Winner Announced - remember those sunsets?
The December winner of the Wonders of Wrexham 2018 Calendar photography competition has been announced. Amateur photographer Paul Capper captured a breathtaking photograph of the sunset at Hanmer Mere at the beginning of December.
“Be Aware” of Changes Due to Snow
Residents of Wrexham are advised that there may be some service disruption as snow is expected later in the week.
Market Traders Take Up Temporary Location
Traders from the People's Market have moved to temporary accommodation whilst works are carried out to transform the current market hall and first floor car park into a new arts and markets facility.
New Machines now Taking Cards
Newly-installed machines at town centre council owned car parks in Wrexham are now able to Chip and Pin card payments.
Public Advised of Proper Disposal of Trees
With the approach of Twelfth Night, residents will be busy taking down their Christmas decorations.