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View more details for consultation Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation in the County Borough of Wrexham Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation in the County Borough of Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 10 May 2021 18 Jul 2021
Why are we doing this?

Housing Act 2004  Part 2 enables Local Authorities to designate additional licensing schemes for Houses in Multiple Occupation. Prior to doing so, the Authority must determine if the statutory conditions for introducing such a scheme are met and also undertake a public consultation with relevant stakeholders including Landlords, HMO Licensees, Managing Agents, Residential letting Associations.

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View more details for consultation Participation in Wrexham Participation in Wrexham Wrexham County Borough Council 13 May 2021 31 May 2021
Why are we doing this?

Participation means listening to children and young people and taking their views meaningfully into account. All children and young people should be supported to freely express their opinion; they should be both heard and listened to. Their views should be taken seriously when decisions or actions are taken that affect their lives directly or indirectly (as guaranteed by Article 12 of the UNCRC).

To make sure that we have an excellent standard of participation in Wrexham, we need a plan (strategy) of how we are going to achieve this.

At the moment we have 2 plans one made by Children's Social Care and one made by the Youth Service. We would like to come up with a new plan, one that will really work!!

 

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View more details for consultation Wrexham's Last Trams Wrexham's Last Trams Wrexham County Borough Council 22 Mar 2021 16 Apr 2021
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Heritage Service is investigating the future of its two historic tramcars and would like to know your views.

These trams are the only known survivors of Wrexham’s fleet of 10 trams purchased from Brush Electrical Engineering Company. Built in 1903, they ran between Wrexham town centre and Rhosllanerchrugog until 1927, when they were replaced by buses and the tram fleet was sold.  

The trams are currently in open storage at Bersham Colliery.  They are in poor condition, and the Heritage Service has therefore appointed consultants to advise on their future preservation. 

A draft document has been produced which investigates the history of the trams, the impact they had on Wrexham and their historical significance, before describing their current condition.

The document has highlighted a number of different possibilities for the preservation and future display of the tramcars, as well as how these can be achieved.   

For further details of the options for preservation and future display of the tramcars, please see the attached document below.

A zoom seminar will be held on Wednesday 31st March, 7.00pm - 8.30pm where the consultants and museum officers will provide further information about the feasibility study and its findings, and the different options being investigated. To book a place please click on the link here:  http://www.yourvoicewrexham.net/survey/1238

 

 

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View more details for consultation COVID 19 effects on Mental Health and Wellbeing: children and young people in Wrexham and Flintshire COVID 19 effects on Mental Health and Wellbeing: children and young people in Wrexham and Flintshire Wrexham County Borough Council 05 Mar 2021 19 Mar 2021
Why are we doing this?

Introduction

Thank you for finding the time to complete this consultation, your answers are important to us, they are confidential and will inform the work of Wrexham and Flintshire’s Public Service Boards.

Public Service Boards are a partnership of organisations that help provide public services.  They include the Council, the Health Board, the Fire and Rescue Service, Natural Resources Wales, the Police, The National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company, Public Health Wales, Coleg Cambria, A.V.O.W, and Welsh Government. 

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View more details for consultation Queensway Alley Gating Public Space Protection Order 2021 Queensway Alley Gating Public Space Protection Order 2021 Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021
Why are we doing this?

Queensway Alley Gating Public Space Protection Order 2021

The Safer Streets Fund is a £25m fund, available to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales in 2020/21.

PCCs were asked to work with partners, to design and deliver local crime prevention plans with the outcome of reducing acquisitive (theft, burglary or similar) crimes through prevention, therefore making residents feel safer.

Why the Queensway Ward?

When we looked at how we could bid for this funding to benefit residents in Wrexham it was noted there was a higher level of crime such as burglaries in this area when compared to the figures for the rest of the county borough.

Whilst action has previously been taken with police and other partners to reduce crime levels in the area the results have been mixed and are not sustainable in the long term.

In order to come up with a more sustainable approach to improve the lives of residents we took a closer look at what could be done to reduce the higher crime levels. We found that one factor we could do something about was the network of alleys in the area. These alleys are attractive to criminals who use them to enter and leave areas without bringing any undue attention to themselves or their intentions.

WCBC in exercise of its powers under Sections 59, 64 and 72 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, seeks to make a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in order to close the footpaths. Residents directly affected by the closures will be provided with keys if they wish to ensure they can continue to have access.     

Footpaths Proposed to be Gated

next to 85/86 Bryn Hafod

next to 94/95 Bryn Hafod

next to 82 Cefndre.

next to 89 Cefndre.

next to 126 Cefndre

next to 59 Gwenfro to 66 Gwenfro

next to 155 Gwenfro

next to 37/38 Y Wern

Attached is a Notice of the proposed PSPO.  Please view the Order and any comments can be made via the enclosed survey.

What we found out

A smaller number of resients replied to the consultation than the one previously. As a response to some of the comments received some mitigating factors have been made.  The comments made by residents were reported in a report to the Wrexham Executive Board with proposals which were agreed on the 9th March 2021.

What difference has it made?

The findings of the consultation were reported to Wrexham Council's Executive board who on the 9th March made a decision to make the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) at all 8 locations proposed.

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View more details for consultation Budget Consultation 2021/22 Budget Consultation 2021/22 Wrexham County Borough Council 30 Nov 2020 05 Feb 2021
Why are we doing this?

Consulting on our plans to reshape Council services to meet the financial challenge and the budget proposals for 2021/22.

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View more details for consultation Closure of Alleyways (Queensway) Closure of Alleyways (Queensway) Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020
Why are we doing this?

The Safer Streets Fund is a £25m fund, available to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales in 2020/21.

PCCs were asked to work with partners, to design and deliver local crime prevention plans with the outcome of reducing acquisitive crimes through prevention, therefore making residents feel safer.

North Wales Bids

Following analysis of the areas in North Wales that met the criteria of being particularly affected by acquisitive crime, two bids were submitted to the fund, one being Queensway in Wrexham.

In July 2020 the Home Office announced that the North Wales bids were both successful, together with another 50 across England and Wales. The project for Queensway was awarded £550,000.

Queensway Allocation

 The funding will be used to include the following:       

 

  • Increase CCTV and ANPR coverage
  • Improve natural surveillance within the area through the provision of new lighting and upgrade of existing lighting.
  • Provide alley gating to control access to identified alleys.
  • Demolition of garage blocks, and replacing with car parking area (subject to planning permission).
  • Provide additional fencing outside of those currently being funded by the Borough Council.
  • Delivery and installation of 870 burglary crime prevention packs to those residents whose property is vulnerable to rear entry.
  • Training for community wardens and volunteers to allow the residents to take action themselves to prevent crime.
  • An Environmental Fund.

This consultation concentrates on Wrexham County Borugh Council's action to stop up the following highways with gates in the Queensway ward of Caia Park.

Alley gate 2 footpaths next to 85/86 and 94/95 Bryn Hafod

Alley gate 1 footpath next to 82 Cefndre.

Alley gate 1 footpath next to 89 Cefndre.

Alley gate 1 footpath next to 126 Cefndre

Alley gate 1 footpath next to 59 Gwenfro to 66 Gwenfro

Alley gate 1 footpath next to 155 Gwenfro (previously gated in the past)

Alley gate 1 footpath next to 37/38 Y Wern

What we found out

The majority of residents who returned their views supported the proposals.  Some mitigation would need to be found to some of the issues raised and alternative routes highlighted.

What difference has it made?

Following the consultation and discussions with legal, advice received was to seek a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to Alleygate the proposed areas. So another round of consultation will follow on the proposals,  it was decided however to keep all proposed areas within the second consultation.

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View more details for consultation CAMHS CONSULTATION: SETTINGS AND LOCATIONS OF CAMHS APPOINTMENTS & CAMHS WEBSITE CAMHS CONSULTATION: SETTINGS AND LOCATIONS OF CAMHS APPOINTMENTS & CAMHS WEBSITE Wrexham County Borough Council 01 Oct 2020 30 Dec 2020
Why are we doing this?

We are members of the ‘Senedd yr Ifanc’ Wrexham Youth Parliament. The Senedd yr Ifanc is a group of young people aged 11-25 with a connection to Wrexham.  We work on improving issues that matter to young people while giving them a voice. We as a focus group have come together to work on a project with CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in Wrexham.

CAMHS is a child and adolescent mental health service, they support children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing including eating disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, attention deficit hypersensitive disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychosis.

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View more details for consultation Tenant's Survey 2020 - Covid-19 Tenant's Survey 2020 - Covid-19 Wrexham County Borough Council 16 Nov 2020 28 Dec 2020
Why are we doing this?

This survey will provide us with valuable information, which will be used to evaluate our services during the Covid-19 lockdown.

What we found out

89% of people found the welfare calls they received from their local estate office to be either helpful, informative or reassuring.

The main reason people wanted estate offices to remain open, even if it was reduced opening hours, was so that they could pay their rent.

 

What difference has it made?

We are going to review all our procedures to include more support and welfare calls for tenants.

 

We have updated our system with current contact details following the welfare calls.

 

We are reviewing re-opening our Estate Offices.

 

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View more details for consultation Wrexham Council's Decarbonisation Plan Wrexham Council's Decarbonisation Plan Wrexham County Borough Council 06 Nov 2020 13 Dec 2020
Why are we doing this?

The Climate Emergency is one of the most important topics of our time and one which we must address quickly. The Welsh Government declared a Climate Emergency in Wales, thereby setting ambitious plans for the public sector to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Council has also declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency which will target the decarbonisation of Council operations and promote the protection and enhancement of its natural environment.  Full Council approved a motion to develop a clear Decarbonisation Plan for the authority. The Plan will set an agenda and programme of works for creating a ‘carbon positive’ organisation.

We are asking you the community, for your feedback, ideas, discussion points that will ultimately feed into the creation and establishment of our Decarbonisation plan. We know that our work will centre on the 4 main categories highlighted, and we will give you a bit of background to each one. However;  we welcome your thoughts and ideas for each topic, and how we can create exciting and innovative projects,  that will not only support the aims and objectives of our plan, but also support the protection and enhancement of our natural environment for future generations.  

 

What we found out

The consultation showed us that in general people were supportive of the actions and activities that we were proposing to undertake as part of the plan.  We received a handful of comments from people who expressed concern about the amount of money that would be required in order to implement all of the actions, and questioning whether this work should be a priority in the current pandemic emergency.  However, on the whole respondents were supportive and felt that some ideas could be taken even further to ensure a real difference can be made to carbon emissions and the climate emergency.

What difference has it made?

The views that people expressed in the consultation were shared with Elected Members and officers, and were used to shape the final version of WCBC’s decarbonisation plan.  This plan was approved by full Council in May 2021 (see attached plan).