News and Events
The next meeting of the Town Council and its Committees is due to be held on 22nd July 2014. Please see attached notice
of further details.
AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2013
The Financial Accounts of the Town Council have recently been externally audited, the letter from the External Auditors is attached. There were no matters which the Auditor wished to draw to the Council's attention.
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.
CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL PASS (BUS PASS)
From 12th May 2013, all ticket machines on local bus services will indicate if a concessionary travel pass is valid or not for travel. The attached poster provides information as to how you can tell whether or not your travel pass is valid.
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 SHOPPER BAGS
The popular Buckley Shopper Bags are now available again and can be purchased for £1.00 from The Library, Buckley, Greetings card shop and Flintshire County Council Cash Office.
BUCKLEY MASTERPLAN - PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS TO TOWN CENTRE
Flintshire County Council contracted consultants in 2011-12 to prepare initial designs for a new town square in Buckley and for associated areas of the public realm, specifically: Precinct Way and the pedestrianised section of Brunswick Road. This work reported in Spring 2012 and now awaits feedback from consultation with the public and other statutory organisations before it is used in the current negotiations with the agreed developer of the 'Masterplan' new retail offer. This is likely to take the form of Town & Country Planning Act S106 funding being sought from any significant new developments in and around the town centre. Additional funding will also be allocated from the County Council's Town Action Plan funding, and recently approved ERDF funding for town centre streetscape improvements. To view the two Reports on the public realm recommendations for Buckley please call at the Town Council Offices or contact Clare Madders of Flintshire County Council's Regeneration Section: Tel 01352-703225.
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. To view the financial commitments in 2013/14 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.
FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL REGISTRATION SERVICE
The Town Council advises that the Registration Service provided by Flintshire County Council operates on an appointment basis each Wednesday 10.30am - 11.30am and Friday between 9.30am - 10.30am in the Town Council Office. Please telephone 01352 703333 to make an appointment.
The opening and closing times of Coronation Gardens are displayed on the entrance sign at the Gardens. There has recently been approximately 250 Crocuses planted to the left side of the Garden, in the grass under the Cherry Trees. The Crocuses were planted under a Rotary Club of Great Britain initiative and signify the work to eradicate polio in the developing world.
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.