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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.

 

What we found out

A PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION REPORT HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (WALES) ORDER 2012 (AS AMENDED). THE REPORT CONTAINS PERSONAL DETAILS WHICH CANNOT BE PUBLISHED ONLINE.

 

A FULL COPY OF THIS REPORT IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE PLANNING FILE DURING OFFICE HOURS  BY APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING: 01978 298989.   Ref P/2021/0680

 

https://www.wrexham.gov.uk

What difference has it made?

A PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION REPORT HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (WALES) ORDER 2012 (AS AMENDED). THE REPORT CONTAINS PERSONAL DETAILS WHICH CANNOT BE PUBLISHED ONLINE.

 

A FULL COPY OF THIS REPORT IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE PLANNING FILE DURING OFFICE HOURS  BY APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING: 01978 298989.   Ref P/2021/0680

 

https://www.wrexham.gov.uk

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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.

 

What we found out

The aim of the questionnaire was to gain knowledge of the current knife crime situation in Wrexham from a young person point of view. Information found from this consultation:

106 young people aged 11 -25 completed the questionnaire.

71 young people thought there was knife crime issue in the UK
36 young people thought there was a knife crime issue in Wrexham while
42 young people were not sure if there was an issue in the area
30 young people knew someone who had carried a knife or sharp object
40 young people worry about knife crime in Wrexham
10 young people admitted carrying a knife or sharp object
69 young people didn’t know what advice was available in Wrexham on knife crime
62 young people had not been taught about knife crime in School

What difference has it made?

The information found will help shape and guide the work of the Member and Deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament. They believe there needs to be a co-ordinated anti knife crime message spread across the county. The co-ordinated message should raise awareness of the anti knife crime message in schools, on social media platforms, youth clubs and youth groups. 

From the data and responses, the Members of the UK Youth Parliament for Wrexham and the Members of the Senedd yr Ifanc would like to make the following recommendations to improve knife crime in Wrexham:

  • Further education in Wrexham high schools to raise awareness, reduce the worry and reduce knife crime.
  • Training for professionals
  • Work conducted in Wrexham to see how young people gain knives, in particular young people who are under  the age of 18.
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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 

What we found out

A PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION REPORT HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (WALES) ORDER 2012 (AS AMENDED). THE REPORT CONTAINS PERSONAL DETAILS WHICH CANNOT BE PUBLISHED ONLINE.

 

A FULL COPY OF THIS REPORT IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE PLANNING FILE DURING OFFICE HOURS  BY APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING: 01978 298989.   Ref P/2020/0475

https://www.wrexham.gov.uk

What difference has it made?

A PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION REPORT HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (WALES) ORDER 2012 (AS AMENDED). THE REPORT CONTAINS PERSONAL DETAILS WHICH CANNOT BE PUBLISHED ONLINE.

 

A FULL COPY OF THIS REPORT IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE PLANNING FILE DURING OFFICE HOURS  BY APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING: 01978 298989.   Ref P/2020/0475

https://www.wrexham.gov.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

What we found out

What we found out  - The consultation allowed us to discover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people in Wrexham.  We discovered that the main concerns for young people were loneliness and not being able to meet up with friends.  The majority were concerned about missing school, both for the academic and social benefits.  In addition young people were missing older family members like grandparents, and were very worried about their safety.  We also discovered what young people would like to see when they are finally able to return to youth work settings.  Ironically but not surprisingly the Wrexham consultation mirrored the findings from the Childrens Commissioner Consultation with very similar worries and concerns being highlighted.

What difference has it made?

What difference has it made? The consultation has allowed us to explore the emotional and physical impact of the pandemic.  It has allowed us to tailor our services to suit the expressed needs of young people and in some circumstances, highlighted family issues that has been signposted to appropriate services.  All in all this piece of work has allowed us to support, encourage and motivate young people through these unprecedented times and plan services to help young people and the community road to normality.            

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View more details for consultation Welsh Language Consultation 2020 Welsh Language Consultation 2020 Wrexham County Borough Council 04 Feb 2020 30 Apr 2020
Why are we doing this?

The Council is undertaking this consultation in order to understand the experiences of local Welsh speakers when accessing council services in Welsh and how the Welsh language is used on a daily basis. For this consultation we want to gather information and views from Welsh learners and pupils in our Welsh schools to get a broader picture of how the language is being used in Wrexham.  We will run this consultation again in 2021 and 2022 to compare the findings.              

What we found out

  

This revised consultation was carried out before the onset of the covid-19 pandemic and as such we felt that is was inappropriate to conduct the same consultation in 2020/21.  Despite this we did find that a number of Welsh speaking respondents noted that they prefer to conduct their business in English.  

 

We will be conducting a revised consultation later in 2022 looking at the impact of Covid-19 on Welsh language services and also the affect on the use of Welsh socially.       

      

What difference has it made?

We will actively promote more Welsh language services to raise awareness. 

Title Department/ service area Start date End date     
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.  

What we found out

We found that most of the respondents would prefer swimming lessons delivered in Welsh. 

What difference has it made?

We are working with Freedom leisure to recruite a Welsh speaking swimming instructor but also looking at training existing staff to learn Welsh in partnership with Coleg Cambria to use in the workplace.    

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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

What we found out

A focus group was scheduled for Tuesday 24th March, but this consultation event did not take place.due to the commencement of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.  The consultation could potentially be undertaken as a virtual event and will hopefully be rescheduled in the future.  

What difference has it made?
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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?

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.

 

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View more details for consultation Renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) CY Renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) CY Wrexham County Borough Council 30 Jan 2020 27 Feb 2020
Why are we doing this?

Wrexham Council currently has a dog control and dog fouling PSPO which cover the entire County Borough. It is due for renewal as it ends on 1st March 2020. The intention is to renew and update the current PSPO covering the County Borough.

The existing dog fouling requirements for owners to remove their dog’s faeces forthwith from public areas, the exclusion zones for dogs on bowling greens, marked sports pitches and  play areas (apart from owners with assisted dogs) , the dogs on a lead by direction which allows an Authorised Officer to instruct owners to place and keep a dog on a lead when necessary, dogs to be on a lead on public roads and pavements and to be kept on a lead around defined areas of parks such as visitor centres and car parks will all continue.  

In addition it is proposed to include a condition that requires a person who is in control of a dog, to be carrying an appropriate receptacle or bag to remove their dog’s faeces forthwith.

We are therefore contacting you as part of the required consultation process, we encourage you to look at the prohibitions suggested in the enclosed order and would be interested in your views on the matter.

The consultation period will be open on the 30 January 2020 and will close on the 27 February 2020, therefore please ensure any representations are made by this date.

If you would like to provide the feedback to the proposed Order in writing, stating the reasons for your views or objections, email for the attention of: joanne.rodgers@wrexham.gov.uk  or by post to The Chief Officer Environment and Technical Services Department, Wrexham County Borough Council, The Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1RA

Alternatively, If you have any comments regarding the proposed Dog Control and Dog Fouling PSPO then please click here.

What we found out

This statutory consultation indicated broad support for proposals for the renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order, including the new condition for the person who is in control of the dog(s) to be carrying an appropriate bag or receptacle for the removal of any faeces that their dog may deposit. Some concern was expressed over the specific type of bags that should be carried, ability to enforce effectively and lack of bin provision in the County Borough.

 

 

What difference has it made?

The Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order was renewed, and the new condition for the person who is in control of the dog(s) to be carrying an appropriate bag or receptacle for the removal of any faeces that their dog may deposit, was implemented.

For further details, please see the Executive Board report of 8th September 2020.