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View more details for consultation Active Wrexham Survey Active Wrexham Survey Wrexham County Borough Council 07 Aug 2020 06 Nov 2020
Why are we doing this?

At Active Wrexham, we are working to empower the communities of Wrexham to be more active, leading healthier and happier lives. As part of our work, we wish to understand what is needed across the communities of Wrexham so that we can focus our efforts to provide opportunities for all to participate is sport and physical activity. By completing this survey, you will support our work as we strive to have all children and young people in Wrexham Hooked on Sport.

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View more details for consultation Environment - Senedd Yr Ifanc Environment - Senedd Yr Ifanc Wrexham County Borough Council 14 Aug 2020 07 Sep 2020
Why are we doing this?

Reducing Climate Change is a priority for the Senedd Yr Ifanc, we have identified 6 areas were Climate Change can be reduced.

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View more details for consultation New Primary School on Nine Acre New Primary School on Nine Acre Wrexham County Borough Council 20 Jul 2020 16 Aug 2020
Why are we doing this?

Proposal to build a new primary school on land off Chester Road Wrexham

This consultation is an opportunity for the community to learn about the proposals for a new primary school for your area prior to a Planning Application being submitted.

 Wrexham County Borough Council wishes to seek the views of interested parties regarding the proposal to build a new primary school. It is important that stakeholder views can be taken into account before a planning application is made.

This consultation document sets out information which consultees will need to consider to take part fully in the consultation process. The process follows regulatory guidance as set out in Article 1 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016, & Coronavirus Covid 19 Response amendment’s to Pre-application consultation procedures, development of national significance & community & town council consultation.

The formal consultation period commences on the 20th July 2020 and ends on the 16th August 2020.

We are therefore consulting with the community, potential users and other relevant stakeholders.

We will be using the internet to gather people's views. You are welcome to ask questions and let us have your views by emailing nineacreconsultation@wrexham.gov.uk to put your response in writing.  Alternatively those not online can request a hard copy of the documents by emailing  wrexham@lawray.co.uk or by telephone on 01978 357 887.

 

Please note that all previous responses provided to the consultation will be included.

 

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View more details for consultation Knife Crime Knife Crime Wrexham County Borough Council 05 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020
Why are we doing this?

In 2019, members of UK Youth Parliament voted ‘Put an End to Knife Crime – too many young people’s lives are lost to knife crime, the government need to do more to help end the knife crime epidemic’ as their top issue for 2020. 

Therefore, in order to find out more about the issue of Knife Crime in Wrexham, the Member and Deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament for Wrexham, with support from the Senedd yr Ifanc, have created a short questionnaire to ask other young people their opinion. This questionnaire will take approx. 10 minutes to complete and has 18 questions.

The aim of the questionnaire is to give the Member and Deputy member of the UK Youth Parliament a clearer understanding of Knife Crime in Wrexham.

This questionnaire is completely anonymous; we would like you to answer the questions openly and honestly. You are able to pass any questions that you may not want to answer.

This questionnaire is aimed at young people who live, attend school or work in Wrexham and its surrounding communities.

 

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View more details for consultation Borras CP School Consultation Borras CP School Consultation Wrexham County Borough Council 22 Jun 2020 20 Jul 2020
Why are we doing this?

The Council is undertaking this consultation in accordance with the Welsh Government statutory requirement for a Pre-Application Consultation for major developments in Wales. As part of the consultation process we have prepared a draft version of the planning application for the refurbishment and extension of the Borras Park CP School Infants and Juniors buildings to provide a Welsh Medium Primary School facility and neighbouring English medium facility and will be carrying out a 28 day consultation. The purpose of the consultation is to raise awareness of the development within the community, to engage local residents and provide them with the opportunity to review the plans and associated documents so they can provide their views on the proposals prior to the formal application.

You can review the following documents below:

  • Planning Application Form
  • Borras CP Proposed GA Floor plans
  • Borras CP - Existing Roof Plan
  • Borras CP - Proposed Roof Plan
  • Borras CP - Existing Plans
  • Borras CP - Existing Elevations
  • Borras CP - Proposed Elevations
  • Existing Nursery Floor Plan
  • Proposed Nursery Roof Plan
  • Existing Nursery Roof Plan
  • Proposed Nursery Floor Plan
  • Proposed Nursery Elevations
  • Existing Nursery Elevations
  • Existing Welsh Medium Floor Plan
  • Proposed Welsh Medium Roof Plan
  •  Existing Welsh Medium Roof Plan
  • Proposed Welsh Medium Floor Plan
  • Proposed Welsh Meduim Elevations
  •  Existing Welsh Medium Elevations
  • Design and Access Statement
  • Borras Park - Outline Drainage Strategy Report
  • Appendix A - Proposed Site Drainage Layout 1 of 2
  • Appendix A - Proposed Site Drainage Layout 2 of 2
  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal & Preliminary Roost Assessment
  • External Lighting Layout - Sheet 1 of 2
  • External Lighting Layout - Sheet 2 of 2
  • Parking Assessment
  • Location Plan
  • Existing Site Layout
  • Proposed Site Layout
  • Stage 1 Tree Survey & Indicative Arboricultural Impact Assessment

Please send all comments to: borras@readconstruction.co.uk 

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View more details for consultation Coronavirus–My Experience of it and Moving On:Survey for Children and Young People in Wrexham Coronavirus–My Experience of it and Moving On:Survey for Children and Young People in Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 09 Jun 2020 28 Jun 2020
Why are we doing this?

To consult children and young people about their lockdown experience and give them an opportunity to suggest ways in which services can support them whilst we begin to move out of lock down

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View more details for consultation Welsh Language Swimming Lessons Welsh Language Swimming Lessons Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Feb 2020 31 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

In partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council we are assessing whether there is a demand for swimming lessons to be provided through the medium of Welsh.  

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View more details for consultation Development of Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 Development of Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 Wrexham County Borough Council 10 Dec 2019 31 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

Every four years Wrexham County Borough Council are required to publish an Equality Plan.  This Plan needs to include equalities objectives for each of the protected characteristics included in the Equality Act 2010.

Our Equality Plan needs to be clear about what progress or success against our objectives will look like.  We need to consider relevant equality information in order to develop our objectives,  we also need to outline the steps we will take to meet our objectives.

 

What we found out

The consultation told us that in the main the areas we were considering could be areas of inequality, however, some of these were things that the Council could not have much influence over, or work to address any inequality was already underway by ourselves as part of our council priorities, by our partners - for example, health partners or the work of the Wrexham Public Services Board.  We did not wish this plan to duplicate the work of others, but to add value and make a real difference to people's lives.

More information on the Council Plan can be found here: The Council Plan and on the Wrexham Public Services Board website here: Wrexham Public Service Board

We also found we needed to be more specific in our objectives – therefore this helped us to refine and really focus our objectives on the things that we as a local authority can really make a difference to.

A summary of findings from all the consultation can be found in Appendix B of our Strategic Equality Plan and information on how the equality objectives changed as a result of this can be found at Appendix C of our Strategic Equality Plan.

 

What difference has it made?

Actions were developed to outline how we will achieve the objectives of our Strategic Equality Plan 2020-24, and performance measures developed to show how we will know that what we are doing is working.  These are shown in the information about each objective in our Strategic Equality Plan 2020-24.

 

 

 

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Council has declared a climate and environmental emergency Wrexham Council has declared a climate and environmental emergency Wrexham County Borough Council 25 Feb 2020 19 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Council has declared a climate and environmental emergency. Book your place now to have your say on what the Council has been doing, and help us to develop your ideas on how individuals, communities and organisations can work together to build a strong response for the future.

Places are limited, so please book by 5pm on Thursday 19th March 2020.

Date and Time

4pm – 6pm, Tuesday 24th March 2020

Location

The Council Chamber, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY

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View more details for consultation Consultation for the Council Plan 2020-23 Consultation for the Council Plan 2020-23 Wrexham County Borough Council 04 Feb 2020 17 Mar 2020
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham County Borough Council provides many services to you, whether you live here, work here or are just visiting, such as: schools, waste collection, social care, council housing, planning services, roads, museums, country parks and trading standards.

Our vision for the future is that all the people that live here are supported to fulfil their potential, prosper and achieve a high standard of well-being.  We will be a strong and inclusive community leader to help make this happen. 

Our Council Plan

This Council Plan outlines what our priorities will be up to March 2023 to help us achieve our vision and to contribute to Wales’ Well-being Goals.  These are the services we will be focussing most on improving and which we believe will have the most benefit to you if we get right.   

Our other important services will still be delivered but details about those will be included within our internal business and service plans.  We will also be continuing to work on key areas that underpin all of our work across the Council – areas such as anti-poverty, equality and the Welsh Language.

Our six priorities are:

  • Developing the economy
  • Ensuring a modern and resilient council
  • Ensuring everyone is safe
  • Improving secondary education
  • Improving the environment
  • Promoting good health and well-being

To read the full draft Council Plan click here.

Tell us what you think

It is proposed that these six priorities will be our priorities for the next three years, therefore we are keen to hear your opinions about the focus of each of these priorities to make sure your views are taken into account as we finalise our plan.  We would also like to know what you think about the Council Plan as a whole and if you think it will help us to deliver our vision that all the people that live here are supported to fulfil their potential, prosper and achieve a high standard of well-being.  This consultation is open from 4th February to 17th March.

What happens next? 

 Once this consultation closes, the results will be analysed and the findings used to finalise our Council Plan 2020 – 2023 which will be presented to Council in May 2020 for approval. We will ensure that we feedback to you the results of the consultation at that time.

What we found out

The survey asked respondents to read a description of each priority and of the areas of focus for 2020-23. Respondents were then asked to what extent they agreed that identified areas of focus for 2020-23 would achieve each priority.

Respondents were also asked to what extent they agreed that delivering all six of the priorities would enable the Council to meet its vision that all people living in Wrexham County Borough are supported to fulfil their potential, prosper and achieve a high standard of living.

There were 98 responses overall - this is a low response rate and not all respondents answered every question / fully completed the survey.  We think this might be for a number of reasons – because of the recent consultation on the six priority areas in summer 2019, there were no proposals about any specific service changes or cuts, as well as the emerging Covid 19 situation. 

For each priority, there are clear areas of focus which the large majority of respondents strongly agreed or agreed would contribute to achieving the priority.  Additionally, more people strongly agree or agree than strongly disagree or disagree that almost all the identified areas of focus will contribute to achieving the priorities. 

The single area of focus which the majority of respondents strongly disagreed or disagreed would meet a priority was ‘Welsh language’ for Priority 2 – Ensuring a Modern and Resilient Council (30% strongly disagree or disagree, 21% strongly agree or agree).  This correlates with the profile of respondents to the survey overall, only two of whom indicated that they spoke Welsh.  The council is, nevertheless, required to meet the legislative requirements of the Welsh Language Standards.

A report detailing the findings is available here.

 

What difference has it made?

Given the relatively small size of the total cohort of respondents, with less than 60% of all respondents providing demographic information; analysis for each priority by profile of respondent has not been carried out as it is unlikely to be helpful to look at the breakdown by a sub-cohort of total respondents.

Analysis of the demographic information received, suggests that whilst the feedback received is useful in itself, it may not be representative of the population of the County Borough as a whole.

Analysis of comments received from respondents offers a range of suggestions and ideas as to how the council’s priorities could be achieved.

The findings of the survey have been used to further develop the detail within the proposed priorities.  The Council had been due to consider the Plan for approval at its meeting in May 2020, however the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has delayed this process and approval is now expected in Autumn 2020.  The agreed Council Plan will be available on the Council’s website.