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Overton Community Council News

 Highways Mr Rob Wilkinson, Wrexham County Borough Council Director of Highways attended our last OCC meeting on Tuesday 9th November.  Thank you to everyone who wrote in with concerns about our roads, speed limits etc.  Mr Wilkinson has a copy of all your letters and has promised to answer everybody's concerns as soon as possible.

 Traffic Volume Survey PC Darren King presented the latest police news including the results of the traffic survey conducted on Station Road. Following his update, we have the following questions for you.

1.How many vehicles do you think passed along Station Road in ONE WEEK?

 a) 2,400

b)11,300

c)18,700

 

2.What was the average Speed of these vehicles?

 a)24 mph

b)32 mph

c)41 mph

 

Answers

1)C. 2)B. 

This is a STAGGERING volume of traffic, and we were all very surprised.  Also, the traffic is, in the main, keeping to the 30mph speed limit on this particular approach into the village, which is good news.

 

Village Christmas Tree

This year we will have a Christmas Tree on the High Street in Overton again.  Thank you very much to Iris & Phil Edwards for generously donating a Christmas tree to our village, and a big thank you to the Overton Surgery for allowing us to tap into their electricity supply for the lights!

Councillor Needed

Overton Community Council is still one person short of a full Council . Anyone who is interested in becoming a Councillor, please contact the clerk, Katharine Crockford, on 710055, who will collect all applications for discussion at the next full Council Meeting held in January.

 

All Change at Overton Youth Club.
Overton Community Council has supported the cost of Youth Worker since 2000.  This was an innovative scheme for a rural area with few facilities for its young people. Numbers attending the Club night at the Scout HQ has fluctuated - but recently a regular 20 + children have made use of the Club.  Wrexham County Borough Council Youth Service now has new mobile rural youth scheme and Overton has been chosen as one of their venues.
We will be sorry to loose Gaynor & Paul whose efforts must be congratulated.  Thanks also to Overton Scouts for the use of their building.

Charlotte and Thomas Cusworth went with a group of cub scouts and guides on the 14th of November, to attend the remembrance service at Westminster Abbey. Whilst in the City they group also managed a visit to the London Eye and a visit to the Imperial war museum where they where able to take advantage of an interactive WW2 exhibition and experience the trenches

IN BRIEF

Personal Announcements

Doreen and Mike Davies would like to thank neighbours and friends for the flowers and messages of sympathy in our sad loss of our son.

Special thanks to a wonderful Dr Paul Myers

Thank you

Congratulations to Aled Lewis who has just been made a partner in a firm of solicitors in Lampeter Ceredigion. Best wishes from Aunty Pam & Uncle Eric and all the family in North Wales

Sooty and the Pink Elephant go missing

This would normally be a good opening line for a funny story. Unfortunately in this instance Sooty and the Pink Elephant are Charity collection boxes for the Blind and NSPCC. They were stolen from the Family Butcher in Overton on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17 2004. Howard Jones the butcher said that people had been very generous and both boxes were quite full. He found it very hard to understand how somebody could steal from such worthy causes; indeed he would rather have given the person money than have the charities go without, it is very upsetting.

 

Please contact the Police if you have any information regarding the despicable person who has stooped so low to steal from charity.

Commonwealth Aspirations

Lisa Marie Edwards and her sister Laura have achieved tremendous success in the athletics arena this year. The sisters are very dedicated, training 4 days a week. They are to compete in the Welsh Indoor Championship in Cardiff on January the 08th and 09th. Lisa Marie is on standby for the Junior Commonwealth games to be hosted in Australia.

 

Their achievements to date include. Laura North Wales champions and record holder in 70m Hurdles and High Jump. Lisa Marie is Wrexham champion and record holder in 100m and 200m (they have achieved many more medals, but space will not permit me to print them all) Good luck for next year and congratulations.