News and Events
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
The Christmas Light Switch On this year will take place on Thursday 26th November at 6.30pm. Please see attached poster for further details. The Town Council looks forward to welcoming you to the event on 26th November.
BUCKLEY SOCIETY CALENDAR 2016
The Buckley Society's Calendar for 2016 is now available and can be purchased from the Society direct or from Buckley Library. The attached poster gives more information.
NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE
The National Blood Service will be holding a session for donors at St Matthew's Church Hall on Friday 15th January 2016 at 2pm - 4pm and 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Would anyone wishing to donate blood please attend the above sessions.
AGENDAS AND MINUTES
The Agendas for each Council and its Committees' meetings can be accessed on this website as follows:-
Agendas - The Agendas can be found under the sub heading of Buckley Town Council and then under further sub heading of Agendas. The Agendas for the next meeting of the Council and its Committees are posted on this website on the Thursday prior to the next Tuesdays meetings. All dates of future meetings are posted under the sub heading of Council Meetings
Minutes - The Minutes of the previous months meetings are posted on the website the day after they have been approved by the Council and its Committees. You can access the minutes by clicking on the sub heading Buckley Town Council and then the sub heading of Minutes.
MURAL ON TOWN COUNCIL BUILDING
'RANDOM' the graffiti artist has produced a superb mural of Terry Pratchett on the boarded up old bus shelter at the Town Council offices. The mural raises awareness of Alzheimers disease, a condition which Terry Pratchett suffered from. The mural has replaced an earlier one by RANDOM entitled 'The Last Fighting Tommy' featuring a depiction of Harry Patch. This had to be removed for safe keeping due to vandalism. See the attached photograph of the current mural.
NAT WEST - MOBILE BANK
Due to the closure of the Nat West Bank Branch in Buckley on Tuesday 15th September 2015, as from Tuesday 22nd September 2015, there will be a mobile branch of the Nat West Bank on the car park between the Town Council Chamber and the Police Station from 9.45am to 11.00am. The facility will be available at those times every Tuesday thereafter. The mobile banking facility has been arranged between the Nat West Bank and Buckley Town Council.
TOWN COUNCIL BURSARY SCHEME
The Town Council provides a Bursary Scheme to support a small number of students who are about to or are already attending a University or College of Higher Education. The Bursary, when granted, will be paid directly to the University or College of Higher Education to assist in the payment of the students tuition fees. Please see attached advertising literature in relation to the Scheme and also the information form which provides details of the Scheme including how any interested party should apply for inclusion in the Bursary Scheme.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE COMING WINTER
Flintshire County Council have advised the Town Council that in preparation for the forthcoming winter, salt bins in the town will be filled at regular intervals. The County Council have asked the Town Council to advise its residents that the salt in the bins is for use on the highways only and not intended for private use on drives, paths etc. Weather forecasts will be posted on this website when inclement weather is expected.
TOWN COUNCIL CHALET
The Town Council has a chalet in the shopping precinct in Brunswick Road, Buckley. The chalet is available for hire, in situ, at a cost of £5.00 per day. Anyone wishing to hire the chalet should be either a registered charity or a social organisation. The Town Council cannot hire the chalet to commercial traders whose business make conflict with the activities of the traders within the Precinct. Anyone interested in hiring the chalet should contact Andy White, the Buckley Town Centre Manager on tel no. 01244 544540. Please see chalet as used recently by a social organisation.
BUCKLEY TOWN COUNCIL'S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE BUCKLEY TOWN AND ITS PEOPLE
The Town Council, on an annual basis, makes grants, donations and financial contributions towards a number of activities and organisations within the town to promote and assist the enjoyment of the town by its population and visitors. The Town Council considers applications from charitable and other social/sporting organisations within the town at a meeting of its Finance Sub Committee (Grants). Please note the Town Council is unable to fund individuals in relation to grants and donations except where the application falls under the Bursary Scheme. The Town Council also supports organisations outside the town where appropriate. To obtain an application form to be considered for a grant or donation please see attached form. Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October each year. To view the financial contributions in 2014/15 click here.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
The Citizens Advice Bureau Outreach Service officially opened for business in the Town Council Offices on Wednesday 7th April 2010. The office hours are: Appointments 9.30am till 12.30pm and Drop In from 1.30pm - 4.00pm each Wednesday. The service is being funded in its entirety by Buckley Town Council in partnership with Hawarden and Higher Kinnerton Community Councils.
The Town Council does not normally respond to social media comments about either itself or its Members. If anyone has concerns or complaints you are requested to contact the Town Council direct on 01244 544540 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF NORTH WALES POLICE AND CRIMESTOPPERS
If any individual needs to contact either North Wales Police or Crimestoppers in a none urgent manner, the following telephone numbers should be used:-
North Wales Police 0845 607 1002 (if you require to speak in Welsh the telephone number is 0845 607 1001). For non emergency response please call 101.
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111 - any information provided to Crimestoppers is always treated confidentially.