Community Council (GCC) welcomes the decision taken today by Wrexham Council
Executive Board to accept the recommendation of the Local Authority’s Corporate
Land and Buildings Strategy Group to dispose of the former Ysgol Pontfadog site
to a Registered Social Landlord for development as affordable housing.
voted in March last year to accept an independent Feasibility Study &
Recommendation Report, jointly commissioned with Welsh Rural Development
Agency, Cadwyn Clwyd, which recommended the former school site be developed for
a small number of low-cost starter homes.
GCC vote was carried by 7-1 and followed a rigorous six-month community
consultation exercise, including an options survey sent to all 323 homes in the
community where housing was regarded as being of the highest benefit to the
Executive Board accepted today the Report’s recommendation that any low-cost
housing on the site be tied into a local lettings and allocation policy in
perpetuity and should include a community benefit embedded into the
development. The Board also acknowledged
Cllr Trevor Bates’ request made on behalf of the local community that the old
school bell and certain items from the school building itself be kept.
Community Council Chairman, Cllr Graham Barrow said: “We now look forward to
working closely with whichever Registered Social Landlord acquires the
site. Our expectation is the developers will consult widely with local
residents. In so doing, we anticipate that they will put forward a scheme the
village can be proud of and crucially, one that preserves key heritage elements
of the historic old school building.”
If you would like to view the latest figures relating to COVID-19 in North Wales and Wrexham Borough use the link on the COVID-19 page on the Glyntraian Community Council’s website to Wrexham Council’s COVID-19 briefing note. The summaries can be found under ‘Local updates and data’. These figures are updated weekly.
We have been notified by Dyfed Powys Police of scam calls with criminals pretending to be from Amazon stating you owe them money or have unauthorised spending. Do not follow instructions given by caller or follow links if the criminal texts or emails them through.
Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime
Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails and attempting
to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine to take advantage of the
vaccine roll out.
DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states, ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises you to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’. If you follow the link, you are taken to a convincing looking, but fake NHS website that asks for your personal details and requests bank/card details to ‘check your identity’. As with all scams, if you look a little closer, you will see it is not real. In this instance, note the URL is not www.nhs.uk/ ”
“It’s not only texts, beware of cold calls and emails regarding the vaccine as scammers are also asking people to pay for it over the phone. Remember! – the vaccine is FREE of charge and there is no way to jump the queue by paying for a ‘priority slot’.”
Over this weekend Helping Hands volunteers have packed and delivered 48 Christmas hampers. Helping Hands would like to express its special thanks to Glyntraian Community Council, Glyntraian Community Agent, local residents, local businesses, additional local volunteers and donors for their support. Simon Baynes MP met the volunteers on Friday and congratulated them on their ‘incredible’ achievement and added that the Ceiriog Valley is a fine example of community.
Warning – Fake phone calls to residents pretending to be
from the Police!
We have been notified by Dyfed Powys Police that criminals
pretending to be Police officers are calling residents and trying to carry out
what is known as ‘Courier Fraud’ this could be happening in the rest of Wales
These callers are criminals who will try gain your trust by
making you think they are police officers.
▪️Do not engage in conversation with them.
▪️Do not allow them to arrange collection of bank cards.
▪️Put the phone down.
▪️Block the number they called from.
▪️Tell your friends and neighbours about this scam
▪️Report it to your local police force by contacting them
via their online webpage or 101
Next week (5th – 9th October 2020) is
National Customer Service Week for Post Offices.
Adam Shillcock, the Area Manager for Post Office Ltd has
been in touch with the Clerk and wishes to thank everybody on behalf of
Pontfadog and Glyn Ceiriog Post Offices and their fantastic teams for your
support and understanding throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has requested everyone show their support for this essential service provided in Pontfadog by Phil and Mandy and forward their feedback using the following link: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/feedback This information will be used by Post Office Ltd to demonstrate to the Government the importance of Post Offices to their respective communities. To date there has only been a limited number of responses for Pontfadog and Glyn Ceiriog Post Offices so please make the time to send your feedback.