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With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall

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86.

Questions pdf icon PDF 8 KB

 

(a)          Public Questions/Statements

 

(b)          Members’ Questions

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Minutes:

(Members declarations of interest in relation to this item are set out in Minute 88 above)

 

In accordance with Standing Order 10 of the Council’s Constitution, a Member submitted a question relating to Wrexham’s Citizens Advice Service.

 

The Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety responded to the question accordingly.

87.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors William Baldwin and D J Griffiths.

88.

Declarations of personal interests, if any

Members are reminded of their responsibility, under Paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare the existence and nature of any personal interest in respect of any of the business to be transacted at this meeting

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Minutes:

Members were reminded of their responsibility, under Paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare any interests in relation to any of the business to be transacted at this Meeting.  The following declarations were made:

 

Agenda Item 1(b) – Members’ Questions

Councillor Adrienne Jeorrett – Personal - Volunteer at Wrexham Citizens Advice Bureau.  The Councillor remained in the Meeting taking part in the discussion thereon.

Agenda Item 8 – Councillors David A Bithell, Brian Cameron and Paul Jones – Personal - Football in Wrexham County Borough - Member of Wrexham Supporters Trust.  The Councillors remained in the meeting taking part in the discussion and, in the case of Executive Board Members, voting thereon.

89.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To sign as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 December 2018

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 December 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

90.

Variation in Order of Agenda

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Minutes:

AGREED – That Agenda Items 8 - Football in Wrexham County Borough and 9 - Flood and Waste Management – Sustainable Drainage Approving Body Implementation be brought forward and taken as this time.

91.

Football in Wrexham County Borough pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Place – Environment and Transport

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED -  That the Head of Environment and Planning, in consultation with the Lead Member for Place - Environment and Transport and Lead Member for People, Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, be authorised to develop the pilot football hubs in partnership with Football Association of Wales (Trust) and North East Wales Football Association.

 

Reasons for decision

 

(i)           A strategic approach in partnership with footballing organisations, utilising their expertise and knowledge, should result in better football outcomes, stronger, more successful clubs, better facilities and more women and girls participating in the sport.    

 

(ii)          Developing better football facilities in schools, in partnership with clubs, the Education Department and governing bodies, should encourage more young people to participate in the sport.

 

(iii)      A robust strategy for the management of football facilities will ensure a more resilient future for the game in Wrexham and the wider North Wales region.

Minutes:

(Members declarations of interest in relation to this item are set out in Minute 88 above)

 

The Lead Member for Place – Environment and Transport submitted a report (HEP/02/19) to update Members on the development of a football strategy for Wrexham working in partnership with the Football Association of Wales (Trust) and the next steps for introduction of a series of pilot projects.

 

The Lead Member introduced the report and highlighted the main points contained within it.  A discussion ensued and the following issues were raised:

 

·         Positive comments with regards to the impact of the proposals to upgrade pitches and changing facilities across the County Borough.

·         Clarification sought on new rules to be implemented by the Welsh Football Association regarding grass roots football, and how this could impact on the proposals. 

·         Importance of partnership working.

·         Members welcomed the news that international football games were due to be held in Wrexham.

 

RESOLVED -  That the Head of Environment and Planning, in consultation with the Lead Member for Place - Environment and Transport and Lead Member for People, Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, be authorised to develop the pilot football hubs in partnership with Football Association of Wales (Trust) and North East Wales Football Association.

 

Reasons for decision

 

(i)           A strategic approach in partnership with footballing organisations, utilising their expertise and knowledge, should result in better football outcomes, stronger, more successful clubs, better facilities and more women and girls participating in the sport.    

 

(ii)          Developing better football facilities in schools, in partnership with clubs, the Education Department and governing bodies, should encourage more young people to participate in the sport.

 

(iii)      A robust strategy for the management of football facilities will ensure a more resilient future for the game in Wrexham and the wider North Wales region.

92.

Flood and Water Management - Sustainable Drainage Approving Body Implementation pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Place – Environment and Transport

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Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)         That Wrexham County Borough Council will become the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body on 7 January 2019 following commencement of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Environment and Planning for the necessary operational responsibilities of the Sustainable Drainage Approval Body and the powers to determine applications for approval.

 

(ii)        That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)      To allow the necessary arrangements to be implemented providing Wrexham County Borough Council with the ability to fulfil the new statutory responsibility as a Sustainable Drainage Approval Body as required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

 

(ii)     The late availability of Welsh Government guidance and statutory instruments has significantly delayed the delivery of this report to the Executive Board. This new duty is live from 7 January 2019. Delegated powers need to be formalised as a matter of urgency to enable the immediate establishment and function of the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body within Wrexham County Borough Council.

 

Minutes:

The Lead Member for Place – Environment and Transport submitted a report (HEP/01/19) seeking approval in relation to the creation of a Sustainable Drainage Approving Body, which will act as an independent body within the Local Authority to deal with the statutory technical approval process for Sustainable Drainage Systems.

 

The Lead Member presented the report and highlighted the main points contained within it.  The following points were raised during the debate:

 

·         Concerns regarding the historic issues of surface water drainage and water courses which were not adequately maintained.

·         Disappointment that additional funding would not be provided by Welsh Government and that responsibility would fall to this Authority.

·         Confirmation that an All Member Workshop had been arranged for 29 January to provide further information on the wider implications and issues to consider.

·         Importance of adopting the legislation in order to ensure that residents were protected from flooding in the future.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(i)         That Wrexham County Borough Council will become the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body on 7 January 2019 following commencement of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Environment and Planning for the necessary operational responsibilities of the Sustainable Drainage Approval Body and the powers to determine applications for approval.

 

(ii)        That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)      To allow the necessary arrangements to be implemented providing Wrexham County Borough Council with the ability to fulfil the new statutory responsibility as a Sustainable Drainage Approval Body as required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

 

(ii)     The late availability of Welsh Government guidance and statutory instruments has significantly delayed the delivery of this report to the Executive Board. This new duty is live from 7 January 2019. Delegated powers need to be formalised as a matter of urgency to enable the immediate establishment and function of the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body within Wrexham County Borough Council.

 

93.

Proposal to consult on the increase in pupil capacity at Ysgol Bro Alun - Consultation Feedback pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for People - Education

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Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

(i)        That the consultation feedback contained in report HEd/01/19 be noted.

 

(ii)       That Officers be given approval to proceed to Statutory Notices (Appendix 1) regarding the proposal to increase pupil capacity at Ysgol Bro Alun. 

 

            To create an extension to the current building to accommodate a further 105 pupils (15 pupils per year group).  The first year of increase would be September 2019 for Nursery (additional 15 places) and Reception (additional 15 places) the increase in capacity would be restricted to those year groups only.

 

            The annual admission number will increase by 15 places (from 30 to 45) for nursery and reception places from 2019 onwards and these classes will feed through the school until the maximum capacity of 315 (plus 45 nursery places) has been reached.

 

(iii)      That these matters be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)         There is continued demand for Welsh medium places within Wrexham. Whilst we are meeting current demand, further growth is projected.

 

(ii)        The Welsh in Education Strategic Plan identifies the growth in Welsh medium and the Welsh Government’s aims for 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050.

 

(iii)       An opportunity has arisen where funding has been made available through Welsh Government for Welsh medium education.

 

 

Minutes:

(Members declarations of interest in relation to this item are set out in Minute 88 above)

 

The Lead Member for People – Education submitted a report (HEd/01/19) to provide feedback on the recent consultation relating to the proposal to increase pupil capacity at Ysgol Bro Alun and to seek approval to publish the relevant Statutory Notices (as detailed in Appendix 1 to report HEd/01/19) and the Post Consultation Report (as detailed in Appendix 2 to report HEd/01/19).

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)        That the consultation feedback contained in report HEd/01/19 be noted.

 

(ii)       That Officers be given approval to proceed to Statutory Notices (Appendix 1) regarding the proposal to increase pupil capacity at Ysgol Bro Alun. 

 

            To create an extension to the current building to accommodate a further 105 pupils (15 pupils per year group).  The first year of increase would be September 2019 for Nursery (additional 15 places) and Reception (additional 15 places) the increase in capacity would be restricted to those year groups only.

 

            The annual admission number will increase by 15 places (from 30 to 45) for nursery and reception places from 2019 onwards and these classes will feed through the school until the maximum capacity of 315 (plus 45 nursery places) has been reached.

 

(iii)      That these matters be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)         There is continued demand for Welsh medium places within Wrexham. Whilst we are meeting current demand, further growth is projected.

 

(ii)        The Welsh in Education Strategic Plan identifies the growth in Welsh medium and the Welsh Government’s aims for 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050.

 

(iii)       An opportunity has arisen where funding has been made available through Welsh Government for Welsh medium education.

 

 

94.

Presiding Chair

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Minutes:

The Leader vacated the Chair, and the Vice-Chair, Councillor Hugh Jones, presided over the next items on the Agenda to enable the Leader to present Agenda items 6 and 7 in his capacity as Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health and Safety and Governance.

 

(Councillor Hugh Jones in the Chair)

95.

Revenue Budget 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance

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Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)         That the Board agrees its final recommendation on the budget and council tax for consideration by Council and that:

(a) the 2019/20 revenue budget totalling £236,853,291 be approved

(b) a sum of £61,601,358 be raised from council tax which equates to £1,153.13 at band D and of that sum:-

 

(i)         £82,061 be raised as special expenses on the community areas of Acton, Caia Park, Offa and Rhosddu (£1.53), £4,885 on the community of Glyntraian (£0.09), £14,235 on the community of Llangollen Rural (£0.27) and £18,073 on the community of Chirk (£0.34)

 

(ii)        £ 61,482,104 be raised as general expenses (£1,150.90).

 

(ii)        That the Medium Term Financial Strategy Statement outlined in Appendix 4 to report HF/01/19 be recommended to Council.

 

(iii)       The 2019/20 Capital Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy Statement and the Investment Strategy as outlined in Appendix 5 and Appendix 5a to report HF/01/19 be recommended to Council.

 

Reason for decisions

 

To enable the Council to determine its revenue budget for 2019/20 and set the council tax for that year. To update the Medium Term Financial Plan and to make recommendations to Council on its Capital, Treasury Management and Investment Strategies.

Minutes:

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health and Safety and Governance submitted a report (HF/01/19) to enable the Board to make a recommendation to Council on the 2019/20 Revenue Budget and Council Tax; to receive feedback on the consultation exercises; to recommend the Medium Term Financial Strategy Statement for the period 2019/20 to 2021/22 to Council; and to recommend the Capital Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Investment Strategy 2019/20 to Council.

 

The Lead Member presented the report and a detailed discussion ensued.  The following points were raised:

 

·         Whilst recognising the difficult financial situation, it was accepted that the budget was fair and balanced without impacting on the most vulnerable.

·         Suggestion by some Members that a further Council Tax increase would result in savings being accounted for without the need for huge cuts.

·         Clarification sought regarding the budget increase for Education, and whether secondary schools would be prioritised.  In response, the Lead Member confirmed that it was allocated to both primary and secondary schools, but there were ongoing discussions taking place to establish whether additional monies could be secured.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(i)         That the Board agrees its final recommendation on the budget and council tax for consideration by Council and that:

(a) the 2019/20 revenue budget totalling £236,853,291 be approved

(b) a sum of £61,601,358 be raised from council tax which equates to £1,153.13 at band D and of that sum:-

 

(i)         £82,061 be raised as special expenses on the community areas of Acton, Caia Park, Offa and Rhosddu (£1.53), £4,885 on the community of Glyntraian (£0.09), £14,235 on the community of Llangollen Rural (£0.27) and £18,073 on the community of Chirk (£0.34)

 

(ii)        £ 61,482,104 be raised as general expenses (£1,150.90).

 

(ii)        That the Medium Term Financial Strategy Statement outlined in Appendix 4 to report HF/01/19 be recommended to Council.

 

(iii)       The 2019/20 Capital Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy Statement and the Investment Strategy as outlined in Appendix 5 and Appendix 5a to report HF/01/19 be recommended to Council.

 

Reason for decisions

 

To enable the Council to determine its revenue budget for 2019/20 and set the council tax for that year. To update the Medium Term Financial Plan and to make recommendations to Council on its Capital, Treasury Management and Investment Strategies.

96.

Erlas pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

(i)           That the Head of Housing and Economy be authorised to carry out relevant ecological surveys and implement mitigation measures required to enable the demolition of Erlas House, as marked 1 on Appendix 3 to report HHE/55/18 together with the derelict semi-detached cottages as marked 2.

 

(ii)          That subject to the outcome of the Adult Social Care Work Opportunities review, the Head of Housing and Economy in consultation with the relevant Lead Member(s) be authorised to determine whether or not to demolish the Principal’s House and associated structures as marked 3 on Appendix 3 to report HHE/55/18.

 

(iii)      That the site edged red on Appendix 3 to report HHE/55/18 be retained for future use to be determined by the Executive Board In accordance with the Council’s Corporate Land and Buildings Policy and Procedures.

 

Reason for decisions

 

          A release strategy for assets will enable more effective use of office accommodation and reduce annual costs whilst also offering the potential for either seeking a capital receipt or reusing the site in the future.

Minutes:

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health and Safety and Governance submitted a report (HHE/55/18) asking Members to consider the recommendations of the Joint Members and Officers Corporate Land and Buildings Strategy Working Group for the future of Erlas House and the adjacent site.

 

The Lead Member presented the report and responded to questions accordingly.  During the debate, he gave assurances that the walled garden would be protected when future redevelopments were being considered.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)           That the Head of Housing and Economy be authorised to carry out relevant ecological surveys and implement mitigation measures required to enable the demolition of Erlas House, as marked 1 on Appendix 3 to report HHE/55/18 together with the derelict semi-detached cottages as marked 2.

 

(ii)          That subject to the outcome of the Adult Social Care Work Opportunities review, the Head of Housing and Economy in consultation with the relevant Lead Member(s) be authorised to determine whether or not to demolish the Principal’s House and associated structures as marked 3 on Appendix 3 to report HHE/55/18.

 

(iii)      That the site edged red on Appendix 3 to report HHE/55/18 be retained for future use to be determined by the Executive Board In accordance with the Council’s Corporate Land and Buildings Policy and Procedures.

 

Reason for decisions

 

          A release strategy for assets will enable more effective use of office accommodation and reduce annual costs whilst also offering the potential for either seeking a capital receipt or reusing the site in the future.

97.

Appointment of Members to Committees, Sub-Committees, Panels and Working Groups pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Corporate and Customer Services/Monitoring Officer

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Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)         That the size and political balance (where appropriate) of the Statutory Groups set out in Appendix 1 to report HCCS/02/19, and the appointment of Members to those seats so as to give effect to the wishes of the Political Groups to which the seats are allocated be agreed.

 

(ii)        That the size and political balance (where appropriate) of the Executive Board Sub-Committees and Non-Statutory Groups set out in Appendix 2 to report HCCS/02/19, and the appointment of Members to those seats so as to give effect to the wishes of the Political Groups to which the seats are allocated be agreed.

 

(iii)       That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43(1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reason for decisions

 

To agree the appointment of Members to the Statutory and Non-Statutory Groups established by the Executive Board.  The reason for urgency is to allow those Members appointed to operate immediately.

 

Minutes:

The Head of Corporate and Customer Services/Monitoring Officer submitted a report (HCCS/02/19) asking for consideration to be given to the appointment of Members to the Statutory and Non-Statutory Groups which fall to be reconstituted by the Executive Board.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)         That the size and political balance (where appropriate) of the Statutory Groups be as set out below, and that in accordance with the wishes of the Political Groups the Members indicated be appointed thereto.

 

WREXHAM SACRE (5 Members)

 

Councillor Hugh Jones                                                    Councillor Phil Wynn

Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones                                  To be advised

Councillor Graham Rogers                                            

 

ROTA VISITS TO CHILDREN’S HOMES PANEL (6 Members)

 

Independent Group (2 seats)

To be advised                                                                     To be advised

 

Labour Group (1 seat)

Councillor Adrienne Jeorrett

 

Conservative Group (1 seat)

Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones

 

Wrexham Independent Group (1 seat)

Councillor William Baldwin

 

Liberal Democrats (1 seat)

Councillor Robert Walsh

 

ROTA VISITS TO OLDER PEOPLE’S HOMES PANEL (6 Members)

 

Independent Group (2 seats)

Councillor David Maddocks                                            To be advised

 

Labour Group (1 seat)

Councillor Bryan Apsley

 

Conservative Group (1 seat)

Councillor Debbie Wallace

 

Wrexham Independent Group (1 seat)

Councillor Joan Lowe

 

Plaid Cymru Group (1 seat)

Councillor Gwenfair Jones

 

YJS MANAGEMENT BOARD (2 seats plus Lead Member with responsibility for Partnerships

Councillor Hugh Jones

 

Independent Group (1 seat)

To be advised

 

Labour Group (1 seat)

Councillor MC King OBE

 

Conservative Group (1 seat)

Councillor Andrew Atkinson

 

JOINT ADOPTION PANEL (FLINTSHIRE AND WREXHAM) (1 Member)

Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones

 

WREXHAM FOSTERING PANEL (1 Member)

Councillor Joan Lowe

 

(ii)        That the size and political balance (where appropriate) of the Executive Board Sub-Committees and Non-Statutory Groups be as set out below, and that in accordance with the wishes of the Political Groups the Members indicated be appointed thereto.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD SUB-COMMITTEE (CORPORATE TRUSTS) (5 Executive Members)

 

Councillor David A Bithell

Councillor DJ Griffiths

Councillor Hugh Jones

Councillor Mark Pritchard

Councillor Phil Wynn

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD SUB-COMMITTEE (SCRAP METAL DEALERS ACT 2013)

(3 Executive Members plus 1 reserve)

 

Councillor David A Bithell

Councillor David Kelly

Councillor Joan Lowe

Councillor Andrew Atkinson (Reserve)

 

JOINT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (TEACHING UNIONS) (10 Members)

 

Independent Group (3 seats)

Councillor David Kelly                                          To be advised

Councillor Phil Wynn

 

Labour Group (2 seats)

Councillor Brian Cameron                                   Councillor Paul Jones

 

Conservative Group (2 seats)

Councillor Russell Gilmartin                                          

 

Wrexham Independent Group (1 seat)

Councillor John Pritchard

 

Liberal Democrats (1 seat)

Councillor Robert Walsh

 

None Aligned (2 seat)

To be advised                                                         To be advised

 

JOINT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (NON-TEACHING UNIONS) (7 Members)

 

Independent Group (3 seats)

Councillor David Kelly                                          Councillor Phil Wynn

Seat relinquished

 

Labour Group (2 seats)

Councillor Brian Cameron                                   Councillor Paul Jones

 

Conservative Group (1 seat)

Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones

 

Wrexham Independent Group (1 seat)

Councillor William Baldwin

 

Non Aligned (1 seat relinquished by Independent Group)

Councillor Mike Davies

 

DEMOCRACY AND REFORMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN WALES WORKING GROUP

 

Independent Group (4 seats)

Councillor Terry Evans                                        Councillor D J Griffiths

Councillor David Kelly                                          Councillor Mark Pritchard

 

Labour Group (3 seats)

Councillor Dana Davies                                       Councillor Kevin Hughes

Councillor MC King OBE

 

Conservative Group (2 seats)

Councillor Hugh Jones                                            Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones

 

Wrexham Independent Group (2 seats)

Councillor David A Bithell                                                Councillor Joan Lowe

 

Plaid Cymru (1 seat)

Councillor Carrie Harper

 

Liberal Democrats (1 seat)

Councillor R Alun Jenkins

 

PLANNING POLICY PANEL (12 Members)

 

Independent Group (3 seats plus 1 seat relinquished by Conservative Group)

 

Councillor Michael Dixon                                                 Councillor Terry Evans

Councillor T Alan Edwards                                             Councillor D J Griffiths

 

Labour Group (3 seats)

Councillor Frank Hemmings                                           Councillor Graham Rogers

Councillor Adrienne Jeorrett

 

Conservative Group (2 seats)

Councillor M G Morris                                                       Seat relinquished

 

Wrexham Independent Group (2 seats)

Councillor Tina Mannering                                              Councillor John Pritchard

 

Plaid Cymru (1 seat)

Councillor Marc Jones

 

Non-aligned (1 seat)

To be advised

 

CORPORATE LAND AND BUILDINGS STRATEGY GROUP (10 Members)

 

Independent Group (3 seats)

Councillor Terry Evans                                                    Councillor Mark Pritchard

Councillor Phil Wynn

 

Labour Group (2 seats)

Councillor Graham Rogers                                             Councillor Derek Wright

 

Conservative Group (1 seat)

Councillor Hugh Jones                                                   

 

Wrexham Independent Group (2 seats)

Councillor David A Bithell                                                Councillor Joan Lowe

 

Plaid Cymu (1 seat)

Councillor Gwenfair Jones

 

Non-aligned (1 seat)

To be advised

 

WREXHAM TENANT MEMBER PARTNERSHIP (10 Members)

 

Independent Group (3 seats)

Councillor David Maddocks                                     Councillor Barrie Warburton

Councillor Michael Dixon

 

Labour Group (2 seats)

Councillor MC King OBE                                          Councillor Graham Rogers

 

Conservative Group (2 seats)

Councillor Andrew Atkinson                                    Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones

 

Wrexham Independent Group (2 seats)

Councillor William Baldwin                                      Councillor Sonia Benbow-Jones

 

Plaid Cymru (1 seat)

Councillor Carrie Harper

 

STRATEGIC TRANSPORT WORKING GROUP (3 Members)

Councillor R Alun Jenkins                                        Councillor David Kelly

Councillor Nigel Williams

 

plus

Lead Member with responsibility for Economy Councillor Terry Evans

Lead Member with responsibility for Transport Councillor David A Bithell

Council’s representatives on the Mersey Dee Alliance Councillors David A Bithell, Hugh Jones and Mark Pritchard.

 

SCHOOLS FORUM (2 Members)

 

Lead Member with responsibility for Education Councillor Phil Wynn

Chair of the Scrutiny Committee with responsibility for this area Councillor Carrie Harper

 

CORPORATE PARENTING PANEL (3 Members)

 

Lead Member with responsibility for Children’s Services Councillor William Baldwin

Chair and Vice-Chair of the Scrutiny Committee with responsibility for this area Councillor Derek Wright and Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones

 

(iii)       That any unfilled vacancies be notified to the Head of Corporate and Customer Services by the relevant group leaders within 7 working days.

 

(iv)      That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43(1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reason for decisions

 

To agree the appointment of Members to the Statutory and Non-Statutory Groups established by the Executive Board.  The reason for urgency is to allow these bodies to operate immediately.