News and Events
NORTH WALES POLICE - RENEWAL OF FIREARMS CERTIFICATES
Please find attached a press release from North Wales Police regarding the renewal of firearms certificates.
WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH - PRAM/TODDLER WALKS
The attached poster provides information on a new initiative being promoted by Flintshire County Council to encourage people to walk their way to health through pram and toddler walks.
SERIES OF DISTRACTION BURGLARIES IN FLINTSHIRE
Attached to this message is an email from OWL messaging which is a North Wales Police and Crime Stoppers initiative advising of a series of distraction burglaries that have been occurring in the Flintshire area. Person are purporting to be linked to a Council, they offer garden services, water checks and small jobs thus gaining entry into the individuals home. Please follow the instructions on the email if you are concerned in any way on this matter.
AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2014
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.
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 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. 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 email@example.com
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.