News and Events
COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The next meeting of the Town Council and its Committee's is due to be held on Tuesday 13th December 2016. Please see attached notice for further details.
Coronation Gardens will be closed to the public from 1st December to 29th February 2017 inclusive. From 1st March onwards the opening times will follow those advertised on the gates.
FREE PARKING IN BUCKLEY FROM 1st DECEMBER TO 31st DECEMBER 2016
The Town Council is pleased to announce that following negotiations with Flintshire County Council, the Town Council is fully funding the provision of free parking in County Council owned car parks for the month of December 2016. Please make full use of this facility by parking free in the car parks and shopping in Buckley. Please note that Fixed Penalty Notices will still be issued to vehicles parked in the wrong spaces and/or vehicles parked across the bay lines.
WEATHER FORECAST FROM FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Please see attached weather forecast as received from Flintshire County Council.
FLINTSHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN - STRATEGIC OPTIONS - GROWTH AND SPATIAL OPTIONS
Please see attached information from Flintshire County Council with regard to the above. The proposals are available to view at the Buckley Library from 28th October to 18th November 2016. The County would welcome any comments from individuals.
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
The External Auditors for Buckley Town Council completed their Audit on 12th August 2016. The Accounts are therefore now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 29 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004. To arrange an appointment to inspect the Accounts please see the details on the attached Notice. The Town Council's telephone number is 01244 544540.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
The Town Council has introduced a Public Question Time session to its Council Meetings. Questions should be put in writing and addressed to the Town Clerk. The format for the questions is attached. The dates that each set of questions must be received by for inclusion in the months Agenda are attached.
MARK TAMI MP & CARL SARGEANT AM 2016 ADVICE SURGERIES
The above surgeries are held at Buckley Town Council every first Friday of the month. See attached notice for further details.
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 student and is intended to be used 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 the Town Council Offices 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 2015/16 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 Higher Kinnerton Community Council.
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
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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.