Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Press Release: Plaid challenge Police bosses over litter targets.

Police Community Support Officers in Wrecsam have been told by police chiefs that they must issue one fixed penalty fine per shift for littering. The move has been challenged by Plaid Cymru councillors who believe the ticketing targets are unnecessary and may also be illegal.
Plaid Cymru councillor Carrie Harper said:
"Litter is a problem in many parts of the borough but is this how police resources are best utilised? The Council has its own Environmental Health enforcement officers who undertake this same work as well as a dedicated team of Streetscene staff.

Cllr Harper added:
“I am surprised that littering is seen as such a priority for Police chiefs and I’m sure that the people of my ward and elsewhere in Wrecsam would be equally surprised. It's also a concern that PCSOs, who are partly funded by Wrecsam Council, are being driven by a target culture that bears no relation to the needs of the community. I’m sure people would want to see Police resources targeted towards catching drug dealers, burglars and violent criminals as well as improving community relations rather than be forced to issue tickets for littering.”

Plaid Cymru has also expressed concern that PCSOs who issue fixed penalty tickets for littering have been instructed to issue the Wrecsam Council tickets, where the fine is £75, rather than the North Wales Police tickets for £50.
Plaid Cymru believes that this action is potentially illegal and make reference to a letter received by the Council from Vernon Coaker MP, a Minister at the Home Office who states that
“PCSOs cannot be appointed as 'authorised officers' of a Local Authority given that they are employed by the Police Authority and as such could not accrue money on behalf of the local authority, and more importantly fulfil a dual function for both authorities at the same time.”

Cllr Harper said:
“I will be writing to the Chair of the Police Authority to seek clarification on whether Community Support Officers employed by North Wales Police can in fact issue tickets for the Council…I would advise any member of the public who find themselves in this situation to challenge the issue of the ticket.”

Monday, 30 March 2009

Labour's European Campaign Video.

So Labour have finally pulled that 'embarassing cringeworthy' video from their Aneurin Glyndwr website whilst giving the following reasons:

We have removed our Why, Why, Why? video from YouTube after we were informed that some Nats and Tories had complained.

It's a real shame that these sensitive souls are so easily offended, and find criticism so hard to take!


Wow...now that's what I call spin, since when have Labour stopped doing anything because the Tories and Plaid have complained. They pulled the video because they'd broken the law by using the copyright to Delilah without permission; and of course pulling it had nothing to do with the fact that it was a totally amateurish attempt at creating a video...the truth is that Labour's hieararchy are absolutely embarrassed about all the flack the party had had over this from its own members...check out Labour List blog for a sample of comments.

Anyone who hasn't seen the video nasty just ask any Plaid blogger we've all probably kept it for its entertainment value and for training purposes in how not to do things.

Labour and Welsh Medium Education

Where does Welsh Labour actually stand on Welsh Medium Education? Nationally they are signed up to a One Wales coalition committment of developing a strategy and promoting it. Locally though there is a lot of hostility, I have previously written about the alleged,"ethnic cleansing" in Cardiff and "language apartheid" in Wrecsam all in the context of Welsh Medium Education.

In Wrecsam this has moved forward with a letter in the Evening Leader from a prominent Labour Community Councillor whose husband Cllr Michael Williams was the Labour Executive Board member who uttered the word, "language apartheid".

Mrs Williams states in her letter:

"A new Welsh medium school is a nonsense a complete waste of money, pandering to the minority and will do very little to ensure the survival of the language or prevent divisions in society which the present system encourages."

So there we have it...can't be any clearer can it...Labour just can't be trusted.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Gwersyllt Community Council

On Thursday 26th March 2009, a by election was held for a casual vacancy for the Gwersyllt West Ward of Gwersyllt Community Council. This followed the resignation of Labour Councillor Keith Hett. It is unusual and expensive for an election to be held at Community Council level the vacancy is usually filled by co opting someone who is deserving and hard working in the community.

This wasn't to be for Gwersyllt, rather the Mr Fix It's of the Wrexham Constituency Labour Party would select the co optee and they chose an ex Community Councillor who had been DEFEATED at the May elections and who did not live on the Gwersyllt West ward.

To be honest I didn't think a lot of this process, it smacked of old Labour domination taking people for granted...nepotism etc...you remember Harold Wilson...smoke filled rooms etc, etc, so I decided to advertise the vacancy amongst the residents of Gwersyllt West.

Mrs Jackie Roberts expressed an interest and was duly nominated. Jackie has lived on the ward for 16 years and is married with a daughter and she works at M&S. Jackie has been very active over a number of years raising money firstly for Plas Coch PTA and now Morgan Llwyd PTA which she chairs. Jackie is not a member of a political party and stood as an independent.

Despite extensive campaigning...telephone...glossy flyers and the active support of at least 2 Labour County Councillors the Labour candidate lost. The result was:

Jackie Roberts (Independent) 155
Harold Dennis Wynne (Labour) 127

This on a turnout of about 11%

Friday, 27 March 2009

Housing fat cats line their own pockets

Today's Daily Post reveals what happens when councils give away their housing to housing associations.
Tenants are told that the priority will be improving homes, but the first thing bosses at Cartrefi Conwy housing association did was put up their own wages. Tenants in Wrecsam were right to vote No in 2004 and, judging by feedback from my ward, I'm convinced will vote No again if there is another ballot.
Giving away 11,000 council houses to an outside body would be outsourcing on a grand scale by this council.

Cartrefi Conwy board member quits over 20% pay rise
A HOUSING association board member has quit and another has threatened to follow after senior staff were awarded a huge pay rise.
Melvyn Hill said he resigned from Cartrefi Conwy following the vote to give staff rises of between nine and 20%.
Councillor Chris Hughes said he was also considering his position as he was uncomfortable with some of the decisions being made.
Cartrefi Conwy, a privately owned, not for profit company, took over the ownership of Conwy’s 3,800 council homes last September promising to bring all houses and flats up to national standards by 2012.
Mr Hill said he believed the pay rises – voted through by eight votes to five – were excessive at this stage of the business.
“Cartrefi Conwy has only been trading six months and we are still delivering the promises to the tenants,” he said.
“We should be giving evidence we are providing that delivery – it is putting the cart before the horse.”
Councillor Hughes said of the increases: “I think the constituents have a right to know. Morally I’m quite frustrated by what is going on.”
Cartrefi Conwy took control of Conwy’s council homes following a ballot in November 2007. Just 50.8% voted in favour of the transfer and 49.2% against.
Heading the operation is Conwy’s former housing chief, Andrew Bowden.
The company promised to invest £58 million in repairs and improvements to bring all former council homes up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2012. It will borrow £36 million over the next five years to invest in properties and receive around £4 million annually from the Assembly.
Labour and Llandudno councillor Ronnie Hughes opposed the transfer of housing stock from the council and said he was furious.
“It seems to have got some consultants to look at the wage structure – but why now? There are people waiting for their kitchens, they’ve been promised the earth,” he said. “The wages are going to be paid for by people’s rent.
“I thought the idea was to get the houses up to standard by 2012, not an excuse for people to get a major wage rise.”
A spokesman for Cartrefi Conwy said: “This arrangement covers three years until 2010 as members of the senior team have not had a pay rise since 2007. The board commissioned highly experienced independent consultants to ensure that the whole process was conducted properly and transparently. No members of staff were involved in the process at any stage. The consultants’ recommendations were supported by the board.”

Aneurin Glyndwr...Part 2.



Now I don't like to make a habit of using material from a Labour source but this photograph of Lib Dem Councillor Mike Edwards pretending to paint a fence in his suit and a sealed tin of paint is too good not to use. I suppose you got to feel sorry for Mike in a way...as if he didn't feel foolish enough anyway he now features on the worst political campaign web site...ever!

To be honest I haven't enjoyed myself so much in a long time as I have trawling the Aneurin Glyndwr website...and of course listening to the Youtube video, Why, Why, Why Labour to Delilah...which it would appear that Labour have used without permission...it just gets worse doesn't it.

An what's even better still is that Peter Hain and Paul Murphy have fronted it...this surely must be the end of Peter and Paul's political career's.

What finished it off for me was that it was described as Welsh Labour's Obama moment...oh dear!

This saga is going to keep the Welsh political blogosphere going a long time.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Welsh poverty - a Labour success story!


A new low in political campaigning has been reached.

Labour's new website launches with one of those painfully amateurish "satirical songs" that don't quite scan and never ever rhyme.

To hear that it was written by Eluned Morgan, a sitting Labour MEP, makes me wonder what we're paying her to do in Brussels.

For those of a sensitive nature, who may be unable to endure the full three-minute version, Labour is claiming credit for getting European funding for West Wales and the Valleys.

Objective One funding is given to those areas of the EU that have an income of less than 75% of the average GDP, i.e. the poorest parts of the continent. The only other parts of the UK to receive O1 funding were Cornwall and Merseyside, two economic basketcases.

Between 2002-08, £1.2 billion went on a variety of projects and such was the impact that Welsh GDP continued to fall in relation to the rest of the UK and we qualified for yet more European funding! The top-down nature of the funding has been heavily criticised by community groups, local enterprises and economists who feel the money has been squandered by Labour on pet projects that haven't delivered sustainable jobs or infrastructural improvements.

This enduring poverty is what Eluned Morgan and Labour consider to be a result - another Labour success! Perhaps she can explain being poor enough for another six years of European handouts is anything to sing about?

Communities unite against school closure



Villagers from Pontfadog and Llanarmon came together for a public meeting tonight to ensure that schools in both their communities remain open, despite a consultation that is recommending closure of Ysgol Pontfadog and amalgamation of Ysgol Llanarmon.
Wrexham Council is currently carrying out a consultation into schools in the Ceiriog Valley.
Many people were absent because of lambing but concern was apparent as they listened to Janet Ryder, Plaid AM for North Wales, about the best way forward.

Fear: The Last Refuge of Desperate Politicians

I make no apology for using as title to this blog; the title of Alice Miles's column in yeterday's Times (read the full article here)

Mrs Miles accuses Gordon Brown and the Government of an alarmist rhetoric of fear and that he is using the threat of terror attacks to shore up his support...stoke up fear and then present himself as their protector. She reports on this; on the day that the Government presented their anti terrorism strategy called, Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare to the public.

Incidentally, last Tuesday at the Executive Board, we were presented...by the same department (Community Safety),with two totally contradictory reports, one was a consultation report on Community Cohesion and the importance of getting on with each other.

The second one was a massive confidential report on the PREVENT agenda on anti terrorism...can't say too much on this because it was confidential! but you can read about it in detail in most broadsheets. The most worrying thing about this PREVENT document was that elected members hadn't approved it...it was a document that seemed to have been agreed by OFFICERS within the Community Safety Parnerships and the Police...and the Security Services!! but it hadn't been ratified by Councillors even though it committed the Local Authority to extensive responsibilities.

In addition to many other meetings I have a tendency to look in occassionally on the quarterly meeting of the Police Community Forum hosted by the Police Authority and the last meeting I went to we had a presentation about 'Fear of Crime' and the fact that reality wasn't as bad as perception i.e. there isn't as much crime as we think there is...well is that so!! not the message I got from last Tuesday's Executive Board

Being an ex Police Officer I have been known to become quite cynical when the government and the Police seek more powers...isn't 3,000 pieces of legislation since 1997, that erode our civil liberties enough?

So yes I do agree with Alice Miles, the government are raising the ante so they can legislate to extend further the surveillance society that we have so spectacularly acquiesced to over the last 12 years. We must wake up and started challenging the state.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Robbed by the banksters

Just a year ago, anyone demanding that the banks be nationalised would have been called an extremist or a dreamer. Now it's the norm and the only extremists are those arguing that the rich shouldn't pay for the mess they've made of the economy. We've been robbed by a bunch of banksters.

Comedian Mark Steel's column in the Independent hits the nail on the head. He's normally funnier than this but there's not a lot to laugh about when friends and family are losing their jobs, worrying about getting their pensions etc.

Inflated prices, extraordinary profits – that is the private utilities for you

Greed is out of fashion. Suddenly it is inconceivable that there could be a programme like the ones on every night until a year ago, with names like Property Location Vast Profit, that ended with a couple spluttering, "We're SO glad you persuaded us to buy this disused hospice in Suffolk because we're going to convert it into a penthouse suite and put a ski slope in the loft and sell it for a million pounds and buy a stretch of coastline in Turkey", and now it's worth bugger all and it serves them right, the greedy bastards.

The Conservatives, trying to adapt to this shift, win top marks for cheek. At the moment, they're complaining about how little regulation there was of the banks during the years of greed. Because, if there's one thing that has defined the Conservative Party over the past 30 years, it has been it dogged determination to stop bankers from making themselves unfairly rich. When Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, hardly a day went by without her bringing in some new rule to curtail the wealth of the rich and share it with miners.

But Labour are caught out just as much, with Gordon Brown now telling us he deplores the avarice of the bankers, which in no way contradicts previous speeches, "O holy hedge fund holders, eternity is but a moment next to the everlasting wealth creation you bestow upon us. If the universe were a bonus, it would be a mere snippet of what you deserve, O mighty lords of loving investment."

There is change in thinking, though. An opinion poll published last week, in which people were asked if all services privatised over the last 25 years should be returned to public ownership, was 67 per cent for and 25 per cent against. This is quite a transformation from the days when you were considered mentally ill if you didn't buy gas and telecom shares. Those enticements were like the deals signed by a naïve band with a record company – a few bob handed out at the start, but that is swiped back many times over. As well as the inflated prices and extraordinary profits, when you've spent three hours trying to contact npower through a call centre, you would gladly vote for it to be taken into public ownership by the People's Republic of North bloody Korea. You might have to send in a poem worshipping the President with your bill, but at least you would be able to get through.

The poll also asked whether people agreed with a housing programme to provide three million social homes, and 71 per cent agreed, while 26 per cent disagreed. And it asked whether people thought the priority should be to bail out banks or protect jobs: while 87 per cent said "protect jobs", a full 8 per cent of weirdos preferred bailing out banks.

The poll was published alongside a "People's Charter", launched by trade unions, that proposes a different set of priorities from those pursued in recent years, and aims to attract a mass of signatures across the country. So if everyone who agrees with its proposals signs it, Gordon Brown will have to set up "Ultra New Labour", that accepts the world has changed and you can't fight modern elections on old-fashioned values. Peter Mandelson will make speeches that go, "There can be no room for the dinosaurs in our movement who oppose modernisation, which is why I'm renationalising the railways to suit a modern global economy," and Alistair Campbell will insist "The days of cosy deals with international businessmen belong in the past." It's got to be worth a try.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The damned Tax Credit system.

Anyone who believes that our tax and benefits system is working well needs to read this article in today's Guardian:

"Families fear claiming tax credits, warn MP's"

What MP's are saying is that families are not claiming tax credits because they fear having to repay overpayments because of mistakes either made by themselves in claiming the tax or more likely errors made by HM Revenue and Customs.
To illustrate the point Revenue and Customs have paid out £85 billion to deserving families since its introduction in 2003, BUT HMR&C have OVERPAID something like £7.3 billion and UNDERPAID more than £2 billion.

The Public Account Committee believe that in some parts of the country up to a third of people entitled to receive tax credits do not claim because they fear that errors will result in them being in debt to Revenue & Customs...and to be honest aren't they the last people you want to be in debt to?

I wonder what the tax credit take up is in Wales...being that its one of the poorest areas of the country?

From my position as an advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau I can empathise wholeheartedly with those people who do not trust the HMR&C in calculating tax credits properly...it would be interesting to know what proportion of clients seen by Citizens Advice have tax credit problems. One of the worst examples of maladministration by HMR&C which I have come across is that of a lady who is still waiting for her child tax credit 8 months after the child was born...and you can only back date 3 months...the reason HMR&C lost the child's birth certificate!!

Another potential pitfall of tax credits are those families where there has been a redundancy...isn't it bad enough losing your job and having to live on a paltry £60 a week JobSeekers Allowance...but if you were receiving Working Tax Credits when you were working you need to tell them when you cease working because you are no longer entitled to that tax credit. With everything else to worry about, how many redundant people remember to tell HMR&C about their change of circumstances?, but if they don't...prepare for a nasty shock and an overpayment bill. It's what you call 'kicking someone when they are down'

So there you are; my thoughts on the workings of our so called 'efficient targeted' welfare benefit system...!!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Who said ....

"Its about making the effort to be part of the community where you have decided to live."?

No it wasn't Plaid Cymru, Cymuned or Cymdeithas yr Iaith...we wouldn't have dared would we?

No it was Lib Dem Councillor Deva Kumarasiri who was a postmaster in Nottingham who refused to serve customers who couldn't speak English. Deva is himself a native Sri Lankan who is described as passionate for his adoptive country believes that immigrants should speak the language of their adopted country. Deva has now been moved from his job following complaints.

Most of the national press (Telegraph, Mail, Mirror etc) support Deva's stance described in the Mail as a patriot...I just wonder what they would say if a customer in Wales was refused service cos he couldn't speak Welsh !

Friday, 20 March 2009

Charisma

Charisma is a partnership project launched in 2003, between WCBC, NHS Trust, LHB and National Public Health to "improve the asthmatic health and overall quality of life of children with moderate or severe asthma in Wrecsam by improving their housing conditions" Approx 200 children were identified as suffering from severe/moderate asthma and visits were made to their homes by officers from WCBC Housing Dept to assess the condition of the home and to see whether housing improvements such as ventilation or central heating would improve their child's health after 4 months and then after 12 months. The results of this project were impressive with considerable improvement in the health of the children where there had been intervention through the housing improvements.

The success of this project has been recognised with Wrecsam Council and its partners having been shortlisted for the 2009 NHS Wales Award. The judges visited Wrecsam today where they met parents and children who had taken part together with project staff and elected members. The judges then enjoyed a presentation by the project team.

We very much hope that Wrecsam Council are succesfull in winning this award for an innovative project which is an admirable example of joined up thinking by all partners and produced tangible real benefits to children and their families.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Concern over 'surplus places' threat to Ceiriog schools

DATGANIAD I'R WASG/PRESS RELEASE

Plans to re-organise a valley's schools should not rely on a rigid formula but consider the needs of a community, says Plaid Cymru.

Plaid Cymrus Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wrexham, Councillor Arfon Jones has questioned whether the formula for calculating school places in primary schools in Wales is correct.

Cllr Jones challenged officers during a meeting of the Councils Executive Board, which was discussing future school provision in the Ceiriog Valley. At present the valley is served by three schools in Llanarmon, Glyn Ceiriog and Pontfadog.

One of the officers' recommendations was to close Ysgol Pontfadog and move the 23 pupils currently there to Ysgol Cynddelw in Glyn Ceiriog, where there are supposedly 30 surplus places.

Cllr Jones said: "Having visited Ysgol Cynddelw, I dont think there are 30 surplus places there and thats because there are Welsh- and English-medium streams. Both streams need a Foundation Phase in the school, which takes up more room than the traditional classroom based teaching as well as more staff."

His concerns were echoed by Plaid's North Wales AM Janet Ryder, who has visited the schools at Llanarmon and Pontfadog. She said: "The initial consultation of parents and the wider community found huge support to retain the schools, so I'm glad that Wrexham Council has gone some way to reflecting that in preserving Ysgol Llanarmon. This is the county's only naturally Welsh-medium school and serves a very wide rural location.

"Travelling to Glyn Ceiriog would be very difficult for some young pupils and would also be a slap in the face for all the hard work done by parents, governors, teachers and the wider community in developing school resources there."


Plaid Cymru has backed the community's campaign to maintain their schools and Cllr Jones said he was concerned that the Welsh Assembly Government has not adequately revised the surplus places formula to account for the Foundation Phase - particularly in respect of bilingual schools where there will be two Foundation phases.

Cllr Jones added: "It is a dangerous precedent to consider closing schools on the basis of surplus school places where there is doubt over whether those surplus places exist or not."

A further argument put forward for closing schools is the fact that they do not fit the Assembly Governments criteria of being fit for purpose. Under this criteria Ysgol Llanarmon would be classed as "not fit for purpose" but Plaid Cymru says that Ysgol Llanarmon is in an excellent condition where parents and the governors have carried out much maintenance themselves and have even leased a playing field for the school.

Cllr Jones said: "The policy on whether schools are fit for purpose is relative and consideration should be given to the views of children, staff, parents and governors before condemning a school as not being fit for purpose."

Friday, 13 March 2009

We couldn't agree more

Aled Roberts
http://www.ellesmereportstandard.co.uk/5756/Housing-grants-that-leave-a.3199819.jp

Published Date: 13 September 2007

"We are located in a part of the country which is probably an economic hotspot at the moment. Now because of restrictive planning policies in Cheshire, a lot of the pressure over the past five years has been on the three north east Wales counties as far as new build starts are concerned.

"Historically, we've always planned for about 600 starts a year. Over the past three to five years we've probably been running at the pace of 1,000. Developers are increasingly looking to develop more profitable upmarket homes which are not then catering for the local population whose work is relatively poorly paid.

"If we allow housebuilding to continue at the current rate, the reality is that a lot of our young people will be priced out as prices increase. We would then be creating housing, not for our own young people, but for people moving into the area.

...

I believe central government must authorise a new programme of council house building and allow local authorities to raise the money to do it.

This would offer economies of scale and ideally place local authorities to vet the quality of what is built.

The Assembly disagrees and successive ministers have pressured Wrexham to dump its council houses, or more politely, transfer housing stock out of its ownership. The previous council in Wrexham spent a £1 million on propaganda, trying to persuade tenants to accept a transfer.

They refused, preferring the devil they knew in what was really a back-handed compliment to the council. Tenants reaffirmed their decision with a greater majority when given a second vote.

The council has now spent £15 million this year refurbishing council houses and complying with the wishes of tenants. Wrexham is the second highest contributor in Wales in the amount of tenants' rents paid back to the Assembly. Last year Cardiff clawed back £10 million out of £30 million received. A sum that would pay for bringing all Wrexham's council houses up to the statutory standard.

Cllr Roberts says the claw-back formula was calculated on the number of homes, historic debt and average weekly rent recovered. In his view, none of it very convincing.

Meanwhile, Wrexham is struggling with a schools repair backlog, ageing leisure facilities, education and social services. All are demanding investment to serve the existing population of the borough, apart from any growth.

As for general needs housing in 2008/9, the Assembly is channelling about £70 million through the consortia of housing associations that oversee the actual building. Out of that Wrexham, the second biggest housing authority in Wales, gets a measly £840,000. There's got to be something wrong in that.

Plenty for Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths and others to discuss at a public inquiry into the housing situation which she has arranged at NEWI Wrexham on September 13.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Welsh Medium Education

On the 10th March 2009, Wrexham Council's Executive Board authorised officers to consult widely with interested parties on extending the Welsh medium education provision in the County Borough. This follows and extensive survey carried out in 2007 which indicated an increased demand for Welsh Medium Education...over 60% of the parents of children aged 0 to 3 expreseed an interest in educating their children through the medium of Welsh. The area with the greater demand was Gwersyllt/Summerhill and Llay. A group was established consisting of headteachers of existing Welsh schools, Local Authority officers, Governors and Councillors to explore options and it was their recommendations that was considered by the Board yesterday. Amongst the options being considered are:
1. Establishing a new Welsh school at an existing building owned by WCBC at Dodds Lane, Gwersyllt.
2. Providing a Welsh 'stream' at one of the existing English medium schools in Gwersyllt.
Interested parties who wish to inform this consultation should write to the Chief Learning and Achievement Officer, Children and Young People's Services, 16 Lord St, Wrexham, LL11 1LG.

Addysg Gymraeg

Penderfynnodd Bwrdd Gweithredol Cyngor Sir Wrecsam ar y 10ed o Fawrth 2009, i ymgynghori ar ymestyn darpariaeth gynradd Gymraeg yn y sir. Dangoswyd arolwg yn ol yn 2007 fod galw mawr am fwy o ddarpariaeth Gymraeg yn y sir yn arbennig yn Gwersyllt/Brynhyfryd a Llai. Yn dilyn hyn cyfarfu nifer o arbennigwyr yn cynnwys prif athrawon yr ysgolion Cymreig, swyddogion yr Awdurdod a Chynghorwyr i benderfyny ar opsiynau. Y ddau opsiwn sydd yn mynd allan i ymgynghoriad (ond mae croeso i rywyn neud sylw ar opsiwn arall) yw:
1. Ysgol Gymraeg mewn adeiladau o eiddo y sir yn Dodds Lane, Gwersyllt.
2. Ffrwd Gymraeg yn un o ddwy ysgol Saesneg ei chyfrwng sydd yn Gwersyllt ar hyn o bryd.
Mae disgwyl i benderfyniad gael ei wneud i gychwyn darpariaeth ehangach o fis Medi 2010.
Os am gymeryd rhan yn yr ymgynghoriad, ysgrifennwch at y Prif Swyddog, Dysgu a Chyflawniad, Gwasanaeth Plant a Phobol Ifanc, 16 Stryd yr Arglwydd, Wrecsam, LL11 1LG.