Rossett Community Council - Who are we and what do we do

Rossett is a Welsh village located on the boundary with England with a population of 3,500. 

Rossett Community Council represents the community and is classed as the first tier of Local Government – nearest to the people. The Council is limited in what it does by law in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 and is subject to internal and external audit.
Fourteen local people, elected and co-opted, presently form the Rossett Community Council. Community Councillors are volunteers who stand for election because they care about Rossett. Elections for Councillors are held every four years.
The Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at which residents have the opportunity to observe Council business.
Rossett Community Council manages an annual budget (Income and Expenditure) of approximately £65,000

The Council raises this funding from the Council precept which is collected by Wrexham County Borough Council, as a part of the Council Tax levied on every household; this amounts to 64p per week for each of the 1796 households in the village.
The Council owns, manages and operates The Public Toilets, Playgrounds at The Green, Mountain View and Greenfields and provides street lighting and floral decoration around the village.

It employs, on a part time basis, a Clerk, a Recreation Ground Warden, a Street Warden and a Community Agent along with contractors for grass cutting and floral decoration and any other works as required.
The Council is consulted by the Planning Authority on all developments affecting the village. The Community Council provides annual grants to local voluntary organisations.
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