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By the end of September most summer migrants were moving south en route for their winter quarters. A glut of insects in Maes y Pant’s deciduous trees attracted a steady stream of migrating Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. At Llay Pool families of Swallows hawked for flies over the water while others rested on barbed wire fences alongside Meadow Pipits. Nearby White Wagtails foraged in mud stirred up by cows. These were birds of passage but some local House Martins were still feeding young in the nest. Although, unlike urban Swifts, House Martins normally prefer more rural sites, one late breeding pair unusually had a nest in the centre of Chester high under eaves in Eastgate Street. Strong offshore winds mid-month gave good views of shearwaters and petrels off the North Wales coast and even drove the odd marine migrant well inland. There was a remarkable sighting of a Gannet flying west over the A483 between Pulford and Rossett on September 18th. Winter visitors from Scandinavia and northern Europe are now settling in. Fieldfares and

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Redwings can be seen rooting for worms in fields or guzzling hawthorn berries in the hedgerows. We can also expect them in gardens where fruit is available. This summer has produced a good harvest of bright red honeysuckle berries (favoured by Bullfinches) which, like eye-catching pyracantha, are much appreciated. The provision of seeds, nuts and fat is a magnet for garden birds. Our most numerous visitors to feeders are the members of the tit family. Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed are regular but there are two rarer species worth looking out for especially as they now appear to be in serious decline. These are Marsh and Willow Tits, tricky to separate but immediately identifiable by their solid black crowns and bibs. My last local sighting of a Willow Tit was in Poulton in the late 1990s but there have been reports of Marsh Tits within the last three years by Darland pool. Any information about either will be very welcome.


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and many other services. The only Councilowned community facilities in Rossett are the two small play areas at Mountain View and Greenfields which the Community Council is seeking to take over. Among service cuts already decided upon is a reduction in School Transport that is over and above the statutory minimum and a 50% cut in grass cutting. In addition, a significant Voluntary Early Retirement and redundancy scheme is being introduced. In working through the programme I am seeking to 20mph Outside Schools. The scheme ensure that, where possible, we reduce and for Darland School on Chester Road is make more efficient the back-office function to be advertised very shortly. Due to the in an attempt to protect services. costs of statutory advertising and public consultation, the Council produce the Date for your diary. Our community Village Hall is run and maintained by an enthusiastic schemes in batches, thus making it more team of volunteers. In order to raise funds cost effective. Hopefully this will enable the for the Village Hall we are holding a Grand scheme to be implemented early next year. Christmas Concert in Darland School Finances. Most of us will have seen the featuring the Rhos Orpheus Male Voice BBC Wales news reports on the level of Choir, ably supported by students from cuts to Welsh Government Darland School. An opportunity to enjoy a funding. We now estimate great evening on Saturday December 7th at that the amount of savings 19.00 hrs. Tickets available from The Village that Wrexham CBC will Stores, Rossett. The Spar, Station Road. Hair be required to find will by Nia, Station Road, or by phoning 571155 rise from ÂŁ34 million to or 571264. Please support your local nearly ÂŁ60 million. This community and enjoy a great concert. will have a significant impact on Community Centres, Please use my mobile 07769706999 or Libraries and Leisure Centres hugh.jones@wrexham.gov.uk.


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Planning Applications No news yet about the future of the Red Lion car park. It is a shame that the eyesore on the corner of the High Street persists. At the very least the new footway on High Street could have been laid. Maes Y Pant The Luncheon Club is meeting regularly for a meal and a chat. Meetings are scheduled for 15th of October and on 12th and 26th November and 10th December at 12.30pm at Marford Community Centre. Most people book their meal at the previous meeting, Marford Community Centre or you can ring Beryl Blackmore on 01978 The new flooring for the community centre has 855691. been delayed again, as it cannot be completed until the Gresford Community Council agree Roads and Pavements, Street Lights etc. a contribution of £1,500 toward the £2,000 to We had a bad couple of weeks in September be raised by the Management Committee. when the failure of major fuses caused In the meantime the group who wish to take blackouts in Wynnstay Lane, Claypit Lane, over the running of the hall have had meetings Meadows View and Sandrock Road. I am sorry with Wrexham Council representatives and that Scottish Power took some time to sort are completing their business plan. them out. The sooner failures are reported, Inconsiderate Parking the sooner they can be rectified, so please Many people seem to share the concerns I report them and any street problems on the expressed last month. I have also been reminded Council website www.wrexham.gov.uk (click of the large commercial vehicles driving over “report it”) or by ringing 01978 298989. You footways, which have not been constructed to can also report potholes, dog-fouling etc. take their weight. Too often when a property has had major work carried out, the pavement As your Councillor in the Marford and Hoseley outside is left with permanent ruts. area, I look forward to hearing from you by phone, by email, in writing or in person. Marford and Gresford Luncheon Club Volunteers have been hard at work in the old quarry clearing paths which had become overgrown during the summer. There are further “Volunteer Events” on 17th October, 3rd and 13th November and on 1st December. We look forward to your help

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TUCKED AWAY IN THIS QUIET CUL DE SAC AND ENJOYING BEAUTIFUL RURAL VIEWS IS THIS DETACHED PROPERTY SITUATED ON A GENEROUS SIZED PLOT GIVING POTENTIAL PURCHASERS OPTIONS FOR YET FURTHER EXTENSION (SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION). BENEFITTING FROM UPVC DOUBLE GLAZING, OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, CAVITY WALL AND LOFT INSULATION THE PROPERTY ITSELF COMPRISES ENTRANCE HALLWAY, CLOAKROOM, LOUNGE, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, SUN ROOM, UTILITY ROOM, LANDING, THREE BEDROOMS, FAMILY BATHROOM, TWO SINGLE GARAGES, LAWNED AND SHRUBBED GARDENS.

33 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RS Tel: 01244 403900

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Email: info@townandcountrychester.com info@townandcountrychester.com The propertyEmail: benefits from double glazing and gas central heating. The internal accommodation briefly comprises an entrance vestibule, hallway, wc, living room and dining room both with feature bay windows, large kitchen/breakfast area, pantry, utility room, further wc and conservatory which opens on to the large rear garden with far reaching views beyond. On the first floor there is a landing, 4 large double bedrooms, majority with built-in bedroom furniture, one being en-suite, dressing room with family bathroom off. The property is situatedhall, in idyllic grounds offering a vastwith degree sweeping driveway leadsarea to ,ground the single Entrance lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen utility of privacy. Lounge,The dining room, kitchen with utility floor garage

33 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RS GRESFORD £214,000 Tel: 01244 403900 We are pleased to offer this extended and recently updated 3 bedroom linked detached bungalow. This Email: info@townandcountrychester.com immaculately presented property is situated in the popular village of Marford with schools, shops and bus

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Remembering the inner wheel. by Terry Davies It’s always such a pleasure for me to take my car to be serviced at the Trotting Mare garage, Knolton, because I know it will be well looked after by a staff that are not only very efficient ,but also a bunch of very nice ‘chaps’. We always manage to have an interesting chat about cars etc., but this time Dan was quite intrigued by the fact that his neighbour had found an old 1970s Raleigh bicycle at the back of his garage, which had a little Ducati motor on the rear wheel, to aid with the pedalling. BSA also produced their ‘Winged Wheel’ for bicycles at that time. However, this story reminded me of a colleague I chatted with many years ago about vintage cars etc., and how many car manufacturers produced bicycles first before progressing to cars. Singer was one of them and also made sewing-machines as well as bicycles. “I know that” said Cledwyn. “ My grandfather was a Brewery Rep. in the Wrexham area in the late 1800’s, and used to pedal around the public houses on his Singer tricycle and often took his wife and their dog on the basket seat on the backand that extra weight plus the frequent refreshment he consumed during his journeys, tired him out! Then in 1898 Singer introduced their Motor Wheel, which was an ingenious petrol engine built into a wheel, which could be fitted into the front forks of a tricycle- he fitted one to his tricycle, and his burden was eased.” 32

I asked him what had happened to the old tricycle. “I don’t know” he said, “ but I know when Singer produced their first motor car in 1904, Grandad bought one, which was sheer luxury after the tricycle. I’ve no idea where the tricycle went- but I’ve still got the motor wheel.” I couldn’t believe my ears, then asked “Well where is it now?” “It’s in the cupboard under the stairs - would you like to see it?” I nodded in amazement, and he brought it out to show me. “It hasn’t got a tyre on because it had been sent to Singer’s for an overhaul, and was never used after it came back, as the car had replaced it.” he said. So, I purchased the wheel off him and kept it for several years before being persuaded to sell it to a fellow who wanted to motorise his tricycle to use in the London to Brighton vintage run. However, back to the BSA ‘Winged Wheel’. A friend named Ernie, who worked on the railway in Wrexham had one, and we used to tease him mercilessly about how slow he rode about. But one night, he burst into a meeting we were at, waving a piece of paper above his head and laughing with pleasure. “I’ve had a ticket for speeding” he shouted “ and I’m going to frame it and hang it on the wall!”


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essential gardening This month brings a fantastic display for those gardens that have plants that give Autumn foliage. It usually brings a multitude of different hues. This month you really notice the change in temperature and the sudden shortness in daylight ( How depressing) but the days when sunny bring a sharp freshness. Maintenance: It is a great time to visit gardens that have Autumn colour such as Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire and Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent. Rake up fallen leaves and either place them on the compost or pile them up to make leaf mould. If you have not started clearing up its time you did, burn or bin any perennial weeds or debris that shows signs of fungal infection. Dig over empty beds. Finish planting evergreen shrubs. This is the best time of the year to take hardwood cuttings and collect any berries from trees and shrubs for seed sowing. Give conifer hedges a last trim for the winter sets in. Plants new climbers and perennials.Protect alpines from winter wet. Lift and store dahlias, glodioli and summer flowering bulbs. Tidy ponds and remove pumps for the winter. Make new lawns from turf. Cut down the dying tops of perennial vegetables. 36

Lift and divide rhubarb. If you have any fruit trees fix grease bands to there trunks to catch pest as they crawl up. Insulate the greenhouse and if you have whitewashed remove it and if you don’t have a heater get one if you do have check that its in working order. It is probably your last chance to sow grass seed. Finish off planting spring bedding for next year. Pick up the last of your apples and pears before they get damaged. Lift and store the reminder of your tender perennials. Lift and store potatoes and carrots in a dry and darkish cool place. You should start to prepare the ground for planting bare rooted stock for next month. Sow sweet peas for next year under cover. It is best to do all the jobs in the garden sooner rather than later as with the shortening days you will only have the weekend to do things. If you have heavy soils like clay make sure you dig them so the frosts, rain, wind and snow can break it down. Incorporate as much organic matter as possible to improve the structure of the soil. Plant trees at this time of the year while the soil is warm for the roots to take hold. All this should keep you busy!


Dear residents, In recent weeks it has come to the attention of North Wales Police that the shelter has been tarnished with graffiti. Following the hard work of a number of youths in the Rossett area to repair the shelter over the summer months it is deeply dissapointing to see the shelter has already been damaged with offensive graffiti and has returned to its previous state. If individuals are seen damaging the shelter with graffiti or any other building in the area for that matter positive action will be taken by North Wales Police to ensure these offenders face the consequences of their actions FACTS ABOUT 101 101 is provided by the four police services in Wales working in collaboration 101 has been available across the whole of Wales since April 2009 101 calls are answered locally in Police Centres across Wales 101 has been set up to work alongside the 999 emergency system 101 is specifically for non-emergency matters When do I use 101 You should dial 101 if you need to: * report a non-emergency crime; * report anti-social behaviour, harassment or intimidation;

* report drunken or rowdy behaviour; * report dangerous driving; * speak to the Police about a general enquiry. You should still dial 999 if: * there is a crime in progress; * violence is being used or threatened; * an offender has been recently disturbed or made off; * there has been a road accident where people are injured or the road is blocked. You should still dial 999 when there is an EMERGENCY.

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New headmistress Abbey Gate College, which remains an established 4-18 independent school on the outskirts of Chester has a new Headmistress. Mrs Tracy Pollard, is now very firmly ‘in post’, and after her first month at the helm of the College the public and College events come thick and fast. The annual Prize Giving/ Speech Day Event at Chester Racecourse on the 20th September was followed by the Open Morning at the Senior School on Saturday 28th September and then the staff, parents and friends of the College are back at Chester Racecourse on the 12th October for the Annual Ball. Tracy has taught in a number of schools and her most recent post was as Deputy Headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls. In the College’s termly Broadsheet magazine the pupils interviewed Tracy and her answer to the question; “Do you have a set goal for your time here?” was “I have been blown away by just everything that you as pupils and staff do and achieve here at Abbey Gate College and I think my biggest goal is to get more people to know about us and of your achievements. The College is ‘a jewel in the crown’ and I have been amazed and delighted by all that is and has been achieved here. My goal is simply to spread the word”.

Tracy is a big lover of sport and music group Take That and has taken much of her inspiration from her parents and decathlete Daley Thompson. She is ready for the challenges of leading the College into its next successful phase and when asked what she was most looking forward to at Abbey Gate College replied “Getting to know everyone, the staff and the pupils and making a difference”. Making a positive difference to the lives of children since the College opened in 1977 has been part of the College ethos and if you would like to meet Tracy to discuss her vision for the College then please make an appointment to meet her in person and view the fantastic facilities at both the Senior School in Saighton and/or the infant and Junior Department in the beautiful village of Aldford.


Presentation on the work of Street Pastors and School Pastors in the Wrexham Area A vacancy exists for a resident of Rossett or within 3 miles of its boundary to represent the Allington Ward on Rossett Community Council. Applications should be made in writing along with C.V. to the Clerk to the Council Mr. F.B. Doyle, 9 Caernarvon Road Wrexham LL12 7TT fbdoyle@btinternet.com

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Sunday November 24th at 6pm in Llay Community Church on Nant y Gaer Road Speaker: Gareth Jones

HOLT FLOWER CLUB

Member of NAFAS The Holt flower club hold their demonstrations the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm

Tuesday 19th November 7.30 pm

Demonstrator • Sue Munslow ‘Step into Christmas’ Please come along and bring friends with you. Holt Community Centre Free Entry • Doors open 7.15 pm

Volunteers Required

Family Friends has been helping Wrexham families for over 16 years and we need committed volunteers. If you have parenting skills and can be a friend to a Wrexham family under stress for two or three hours a week contact Mary or Jane on 01978 366115 or e-mail familyfriends@lineone.net For more information about our training course due to start in November.


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ENSURE YOUR PENSION POT LASTS AS LONG AS YOU DO Once in a blue moon your local newspaper salutes a local resident who has reached the grand-old age of 100. Yet by all accounts, local papers may soon have to devote an entire weekly page to people living to 100 because we are living much longer. In the past, as people grew older their investment portfolios became risk averse. They reduced their exposure to equities and generally avoided investments that put their capital at risk. But times are changing and this may not be the most suitable strategy to adopt. Working longer could mean that turning on the income tap may not necessarily be given such a high priority for many in their early-50s, as there may still be a need to accrue capital. Many people will have an assortment of different pension schemes having worked for different employers, while many will have also made the most of their Pep, Tessa and Isa tax allowances over the years. They need to turn this non-pension money into an income stream that might be needed for another 30 to 40 years. There are also tax implications to consider, be it capital gains, inheritance tax or income tax liabilities. Many people assume that once they have hung up their working boots they will never have to pay tax again. This isn’t the case – tax still has to be paid. They need to ensure that all available taxfree allowances are being used to ensure

as little tax is being paid as possible. After all you work hard, paying your taxes all your life, you don’t want to be needlessly paying HMRC after you have retired. The traditional ways of planning for retirement are past their sell-by date. How lavish, comfortable or tough your retirement years will be is going to be down to you. That’s why it is important to get planning early. There is nothing stopping you from getting a clear view of your current position by establishing what your likely state pension entitlement would be. It is also worth contacting the pension trustees of your current and previous employers, who will be able to provide pension forecasts, as will the companies managing any private pension plans. It is great to think that we have a higher chance of living longer, but it means that we have to make our money work harder while we can – and the sooner you start the better.To receive a free guide covering Wealth Management, Retirement Planning or Inheritance Tax Planning, produced by St. James’s Place Wealth Management, contact Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd of St. James’s Place Wealth Management on 01978 311611 or email hadlow.edwards@sjpp.co.uk.

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested. The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time. The value of any tax relief depends on individual circumstances. Contributed by Warren Hadlow & Medwyn Edwards, Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Limited. Telephone: 0800 652 8175 – e-mail hadlow.edwards@sjpp.co.uk Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Limited represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products


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Having worked closely with some local communities and one of the main bug bears for small businesses and individuals are the price of 0870/0845 and premium rate numbers. Therefore we have been advising them to put the following website in their local magazine distribution for their readers information, it is also timely with the gentleman that was on the news the other day about turning the table on the big companies and using an 0870 at his house, which is what we do also:www.saynoto0870.com/numbersearch. php You can type in a number like Vodafone customer services 08700 700 191 and it gives you a national number of 01635 676061 or even in this case, gives you a free phone number of 0808 0000166. This does not always work for companies however in the first instance it is certainly worth a shot. On the flip side, it also gives people the opportunity if they know the local number for an 0870 number they can submit this and others can then use it.

This information can cut down phone bills by 30% and in some cases we have even seen these drop by 75%. Therefore if you wanted to put this into the magazine I believe it would be certainly a worthwhile read. The other thing to note is that a lot of people call the new version of direct enquiries 118 118, 118 500 etc..... but again these are charge at extortionate rates up to ÂŁ1.50 per minute and then a connection fee with a high pence per minute thereafter. This can be even higher if calling from a mobile. If you are at home, use the internet to search for the number you require, remembering the www.saynoto0870.com site. If out and about, most people have smart phones and if searching the website, once found, the contact page allows you once touch dialling to contact the company. It is strongly advised that they do not use these numbers as it can really effect the monthly/quarterly bill as none of the talk time comes out of inclusive minutes even once connected.


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GRAND CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT

7th December 7PM TO BE HELD AT DARLAND SCHOOL

RHOS ORPHEOUS MALE VOICE CHOIR with musical support from Darland school pupils Adults £9, Children £5, family ticket £20 Price includes festive refreshments licenced Bar from 6-30 PM all proceeds towards Rossett Village Hall continued renovation. Wednesdays 7.15pm Tickets available from Spar post office, Gresford British Legion. Hair by Nia, Gwen`s paper shop and All welcome. Call 01978 853509 committee members on

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Acclaimed Celtic Harpist Delyth Jenkins

Plays traditional Celtic music from Wales and other Celtic nations along with some of her own compositions, in her quest to play in as many of the “100 Best Churches in Wales” as she possibly can. 7.30pm, tickets £7 (includes wine/juice and light refreshments)

available from All Saints Church, or email suekellyctnw@hotmail.co.uk


H e a l i ng t h e Body & M i n d w i t h Hom e opat h y When it comes to looking after yourself and your family it is important that you make the right choices. Homeopathy is holistic and works by stimulating the body’s own healing abilities. Homeopathic remedies are safe to use alongside conventional medicine. Homeopathy aims to target the underlying cause of symptoms and to improve the general health of the patient Homeopathic remedies are made from natural sources and can be used alongside conventional medicine. They are safe for everyone in all age groups including babies and pregnant women. Homeopathy is evidence based and has been around for more than 200 years. It has received the patronage of the British Royal Family since the 19th century. It is one of five complementary therapies recognised by the House of Lords in 2000.

Common problems that may respond to homeopathic treatment include: ■ Skin disorders ■ Joint problems ■ Digestive disorders ■ Stress and emotional problems ■ Hormonal disorders ■ Respiratory complaints ■ Childhood illnesses I run a regular clinic in central Wrexham, please see website for further details or call Carol Lloyd on 01978 257031. Carol Lloyd BSc (Hons) Homeopathy, MSc, LFHom, LCHE, RSHom.

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Craft - Story Time - Juice and Biscuits

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Jonah and the Whale Sunday 17th November

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