Statutory Notices Uploaded on July 25, 2022

Minera Community Council provides a range of services to, and undertakes a range of procurements
on behalf of its local communities, which have a potential impact on biodiversity. These include:

Maintenance of open space play areas;

Maintenance, in conjunction with other environmentallyfocused bodies, of former industrial
sites now reestablished as nature reserves;

Maintenance and stewardship of sundry assets (noticeboards, bus shelters and public seating)

Control of invasive botanical species, notably Japanese Knotweed.

We promote sustainability and biodiversity by pursuing appropriate practices wherever possible.

We serve approximately 2,400 residents, and our precept for 20222023 is £37,744
Intended actions and past examples of actions taken
1. All planning applications submitted to Minera Community Council for review will continue to be
scrutinised with due consideration for any adverse impact on the environment. Consistent with
objections and observations made over a number of years, the Council will take particular care
to ensure that any developmental impact on surface drainage, tree cover and impact on existing
resources such as educational provision is duly notified to the Planning Directorate of Wrexham
County Borough Council.

2. Minera Community Council will continue to work with, inter alia, Wrexham County Borough
Council, Minera Quarry Trust and the North Wales Wildlife Trust to promote and secure the
preservation of former industrial sites within its boundaries as places where awareness of the
importance of biodiversity can be communicated, and where natural resources can be enjoyed
without adverse impact to ecosystems. The Council will continue to use its website to provide an
information resource relating to these natural assets, and also to provide historical and
contemporary information relating to the Conservation Area which covers a large portion of the
footprint of the Minera ward.

3. Minera Community Council will also monitor, maintain and protect such footpaths and rights of
way as are recognised and established within its area of jurisdiction, and ensure that they
continue to provide access and amenity to residents and visitors alike.

4. Minera Community Council will continue to engage with the staff and pupils of Minera School in
order to promote awareness of biodiversity and ecology as part of the wider educational

5. Minera Community Council will continue to consider the environmental impact of its
procurement decisions, and will give due priority to environmental concerns alongside price and
other determining factors. Significant procurements will be made ensuring that public open
spaces are not degraded by Council activities.

6. Minera Community Council will continue to seek to control the spread of invasive botanical
species through engagement with appropriate experts. Eradication and intervention will be
undertaken on the basis of best available environmental advice and current practice.

7. Minera Community Council will continue to liaise with Groundwork North Wales in the
development of the Clywedog Valley Trail.

8. Minera Community Council will undertake a programme of planting of trees and other floral
species, in liaison with qualified officers at Wrexham County Borough and Via One Voice Wales,
for the beautification of areas of the Minera Ward, and as memorial installations for the benefit
of all residents