Due to the resignation of Cllr Ralph Bennett a second vacancy now exists. Copies of this notice can also be found on the Council noticeboards at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall, Pontfadog Post Office and the Council’s Facebook page. This notice can be viewed and downloaded below. A downloadable version is available by clicking the download button below.
Due to the resignation of Cllr Mike Ingle a single vacancy now exists. Copies of this notice can also be found on the Council’s noticeboards at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall, Dolywern, Pontfadog Post Office and on the Council’s Facebook page. A downloadable version is available by clicking the download button below.
Rural Development Agency, Cadwyn Clwyd, has confirmed Glyntraian Community Council’s bid for grant funding to run a public consultation exercise on the future use of the Ysgol Pontfadog site following the school’s closure on Friday has been agreed.
have arranged to meet with representatives from Cadwyn Clwyd to kick off the
process of inviting tenders from professional community engagement consultants
via the Sell to Wales procurement site.
“This is very positive news on what was a poignant day for our community,” said GCC Chairman, Cllr Chris Futcher. “With grant funding in place, the community council is now positioned to support Glyntraian residents in determining the future of this historic building. We are keen to hit the ground running and look forward to working closely with Cadwyn Clwyd, Wrexham Council and members of our community in developing ideas and consensus around a new chapter for a key site in the village,” he added.
Anyone who wants to learn more about the Cadwyn Clwyd consultation on Ysgol Pontfadog is invited to contact the Glyntraian Community Council Clerk in the first instance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07948 214079. Details of further updates will be posted on the GCC Facebook page and website.
Glyntraian Community Council Bids for Grant Funding to Run
Public Consultation on the Future of Pontfadog Primary School Site After
Glyntraian Community Council (GCC) agreed at its June meeting to bid for grant funding in order to run a wide-ranging public consultation exercise to seek opinion on the most favoured use of the Ysgol Pontfadog site. The 110-year-old village primary closes its doors for the final time on Friday 19th July at 3:15pm.
The Community Council voted by an 8-1 majority to sanction the
30 percent contribution cost of £3k to run a professional consultation and
feasibility study through Cadwyn Clwyd. The Denbighshire-based Rural
Development Agency provides guidance and support to communities across the
region to help develop the rural economy in North Wales.
Grant funding has now been applied for and Cadwyn Clwyd’s decision on whether it will agree to fund the remaining 70 percent from ERDF monies is expected in mid-July. If approved, Cadwyn Clwyd will begin the process of inviting tenders from professional community engagement consultants via the Sell to Wales procurement site. It is hoped an appointment will be made, in collaboration with Glyntraian Community Council, by August with the consultation commencing in September.
“Wrexham Council Leader, Cllr Mark Pritchard has publicly
declared the Local Authority is willing to transfer the whole site into the
stewardship of Glyntraian Community Council once the school closes if a
suitable use is agreed. GCC will become responsible for the repairs and
maintenance of the entire site thereafter,” said GCC Chairman, Cllr Chris
Futcher. “We wish to consult widely on the options for future use of the site,
which will need to dovetail with our place plan and Wrexham Council’s own
strategic priorities. We fully expect a robust, well-managed consultation
process will reveal how most residents would prefer to see the asset used in
the long-term. It will then be up to this Council, in close collaboration with
the appointed consultant, to decide the best option to put forward to Wrexham
Council. It is they who will ultimately make the final decision based on
whether the chosen proposal is financially viable, sustainable and meets the
needs of the community as a whole,” added Cllr Futcher.
“A professionally executed community engagement consultation is
vital to ensure as many local people as possible have their chance to
contribute to the process,” said Cllr Jools Payne, who chairs the GCC
Communications Committee. “We anticipate the consultation may take up to five
months. We will employ a wide range of online and offline tools and techniques,
including digital as well as paper surveys, focus groups and public meetings to
reach out to as many age groups, residents, visitors and businesses as
Anyone who wants to learn more about the Cadwyn Clwyd consultation on Ysgol Pontfadog is invited to contact the Glyntraian Community Council Clerk in the first instance by emailing email@example.com or call 07948 214079. Details of further updates will be posted on the GCC Facebook page and this website.