Holt Community Council – Meeting Minutes – 27th January, 2015

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Holt Community Council - Meeting Minutes - 27th January, 2015

Venue: Holt Community Centre

PRESENT: Councillors Mrs G. Jones, Ms, A. Shone, Mr. J. Pridding, Mr. S. Lewis, Mr. P. Lewis, Mr. D. Roberts, Mr. J. Cubitt, Mrs L. Roberts, Mr. P. Gaade, Mr. J. Evans, Councillor M. Morris and PCSO D. Jones.

CHAIR: Mrs G. Jones, the Chairperson, opened the meeting with a welcome and a silence was then held in respect of the Mr. Doug Calvert and Mrs Sheila Crabtree.

MINUTES: The minutes of the previous meeting were signed and approved as a true record subject to a spelling amendment of James Cubitt to James Cupit. Mr, Gaade proposed this, Ms. Shone seconded. All agreed.

ITEM 1 – POLICE MATTERS – PCSO D. JONES. Reports of crimes of various sorts for the past month were handed around and these were considered and the PCSO went through any in Holt. Whilst there were not a large number it was still a concern as to the time actually spent in Holt. We had asked for a record of this and David will speak to his superior. The problem is long standing as the area covered is over 8 wards and also PCSOs are frequently called to other areas.It was also asked if we could know when crimes from previous months are detected or if still undetected. These figures would be for the year but David would see what he could do. The provision of CCTV was discussed but as this could open up a minefield as to which area would be covered and it would cost in the thousands, it was not felt justifiable! Thanks were expressed and the PCSO left the meeting.


1.INCREASE IN GRANT FOR KENYON HALL COMMITTEE: The clerk confirmed the increase of £150 was from October 2014.

2.PUBLIC TOILETS: The exterior has now been painted with the exception of the fascias  which were too wet because the guttering needs cleaning. Clerk to arrange the cleaning and painting when warmer weather here.

3.STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE – SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT FOR 2015/16. The clerk had obtained another quote for this and after discussion it was proposed by Mr. Gaade and seconded by Mr. P. Lewis that the contract be signed with Jones Lighting. The clerk is to write to WCBC as our previous contract which expires on 31/3/15 was with them, she will also ask that a full check be made on the lights before the contract runs out!

4.ALLOTMENTS: The clerk had contacted a tenant who has had 2 allotments from when there was no demand and he will relinquish 1. This is to be offered to the next person on the waiting list. All agreed.

5.LANTERN PARADE- FARNDON BAND: The misunderstanding was cleared up and contact made. This was discussed for 2015 but the Community Council felt they could not be involved in this unless there was police cover for the parade as this was a health and safety issue!

ITEM 3 – CORRESPONDENCE: - 6.FRACK FREE WREXHAM: An e.mail had been received on behalf of the anti fracking campaigners informing us that Caia Park community council had passed a motion to declare their area ‘Frack Free.’ They are now asking all community councils to consider doing the same. This matter was discussed but it was felt that not enough was known and that this decision might not represent the overall view of residents. It was agreed to take no action on this.

7.MAYOR’S CHARITY: The Mayor’s charity evening is to be held on 7th March, 2015 at Brymbo Sport’s & Social Club. Noted.

Correspondence received to notify us that results from this can now be viewed on the internet and any responses can be sent before 20th February, 2015. Noted.

9.INFORMATIVE BOARD – KENYON HALL: Details were received for the board and a request for a grant of £300 from the Community Council. This had been supported in principle a while ago. Mr. Cubitt proposed the £300 be given, Mr. S. Lewis seconded. All agreed.

Bellis Bros. – extension to existing store building to provide enclosed secured store area & extended open store area. No objectionsSchool House, School Lane, Holt – reduce height of 1 Beech tree by 3 metres (tree protected by Conservation area) No objections.
Hillside Farm, Holt Road, Llanypwll – demolition of existing structure & erection of replacement two storey extension & detached garage. No objections.Clwyd House, Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham – renovation & upgrading works to existing elevations. No objections.Long Meadow, Hugmore Lane, Llanypwll, Wrexham – outline application for the erection of 2 detached dwellings with all detailed matters except access reserved for further approval. No objections.


11.GENERAL MATTERS: Councillors to look at possibility of new street light by Dee Villas – to go on agenda next month.Salt bin, Dee Park – full water e.t.c. Condition of toilets to be checked. General rubbish in different areas and on by-pass. New road surfacing Church Street, Holt – clerk to ask for stop line by bottom Hill Street and by Post office. Mr. Gaade asked a question as to when Conservation act 4 was drawn up and discussion took place with Councillor Morris.The lease for the Holt Community Centre will not be taken over by the school until 1st April, 2015.


2116 – K. Rawlinson  wages toilets £292 -50.

2117-R. Crofts wages Cross £195-00.

2118 – Messrs Tomlinson rent   £   1-00.

2119-Scottish Power energy 39-79.

2120 – J. Pierce salary + expenses   £321-50.

2121 – K. Rawlinson wages £201-50.
2122 – WCBC maint. Play areas. £252-00.

2123 – D. Kettle 1 cut green £30-00.
2124 – M. Frost painting toilets £452-00.

2125 – R. Crofts village £156-00.
2126 – Kenyon Hall grants £450-00.

2127 – Dee Valley water £450-00.

2128 – WCBC
Lighting Maint. £300-09.

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