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Mrs. Lesley Wood,
Clerk to Bagillt Community Council
12 Llys Pant Derw
Connahs Quay
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The Council is elected, each Councillor serving a four year term which next expire in May 2017, an increase of one year so as to avoid a clash with the National Assembly of Wales elections..  There are 14 Councillors serving two Wards, East and West, with seven representing each. In order to finance expenditure the Council precepts its requirements on the County Council. All income/expenditure is subject to annual internal and external audit and copies of the audited accounts are available for public inspection by contacting the Clerk.

Council meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday in the month (except August and December when there is a recess) and commence at 7.15 pm. They are held at the Community Library, Gadlys Lane, Bagillt and the press and public are welcome to attend.



Repair and maintenance of Community Council bus shelters.  Provision of new stone built shelter at the Boot End (A548) and brick shelter at Riverbank Post Office.  All are checked for repair, cleaned and have been repainted on a regular basis. Seating added to Manor Estate bus shelter in 2013 and Riverbank in 2014.



In 2002 commenced Christmas lighting in agreement with two public houses in High Street, which was extended and enhanced in 2003 and 2004 to include other properties in High Street. In 2006 further extended to include rope lights on lampposts but abandoned after one year due to vandalism. In 2009 spare lanterns erected at Stag Inn and Forresters Hall, but in 2010 decision taken to cease the provision of lights due to the perceived value as a result of the reduction in premises which could be used.


Use of Flintshire County Council Estate Caretaker for Community Council duties for one week per month spread over two weeks, commenced in October 2001 at an agreed cost and is renewed annually. This ceased in August 2013 following a review of the arrangements between the two Councils.  Duties have included litter picking (including litter bins), minor repairs to Council fixtures, painting bus shelters/public seats, removal of graffiti, reporting repairs to appropriate authorities and undertaking required/agreed tasks at private houses of senior citizens in the village such as rubbish removal, hedge cutting, ivy removal, minor repairs and also for local organisations. Since May 2013 there have been regular reports at Council meetings on the tasks which have been undertaken in the preceding month(s) until the service ceased.


By National Assembly for Wales, Central Government and their agencies; by the unitary Flintshire County Council and public utilities with a view to seeking comments and observations on changes being envisaged.


Previous involvement in ‘Keep Delyn Tidy’ Campaign, entering sections of annual ‘Best Kept Village’ competitions, purchasing bulbs and shrubs for planting by local schools and Youth Centre as well as use of Community Caretaker time on litter picking.


Donations annually to local organisations, within agreed criteria, towards running and specific expenses determined at October and February Council meetings. Also annual consideration of grant to Community Centre by way of meeting insurance and sewerage/water costs and since 2011 to the Bowling Club to enable green maintenance and since 2014 to the Community Library to meet insurance and electricity costs. One off grants for particular items have also been granted to local organisations. In 2011 the Council funded the cost of keeping open the Bagillt Library for six months to enable a public consultation on its future after the decision of Flintshire County Council that it should close. Gave a £3k donation over a 3 year period to the Urdd Eisteddfod Flint 2016.


Signposting to footpaths in co-operation with the Highway Authority.  Bringing obstructions, need for sites etc. to the attention of the Highway Authority.  Right to be notified and comments on diversions etc.  In 1991/92, produced a Local Footpath Guide, with a second published in 1995.  Involvement in survey of footpaths and, in 1994/95, permissive extension to footpath No. 13.


Provision of 8 hanging baskets on four columns in the High Street commenced in 2005 including arranging for erection, watering and dismantling and continued until 2007. In abeyance currently due to need to overcome watering arrangements.


Previous provision of replacement lighting columns in conjunction with former Delyn Borough Council in High Street and additional columns at Highfield Road, Trebor Avenue, Tyn Twll, Gadlys Lane, Foel Gron and Pen-y-Glyn.  In 1995/96, upgrade existing lamps to 35 sox standard (10 achieved in year).  Flintshire County Council are responsible for future maintenance, repair and electricity changes..


Provision of new litter bins (with emptying by Flintshire County Council) and replacement of existing as necessary.  An enhanced amenity cleansing service (street sweeping/litter collection), paid for by the Community Council, was undertaken for twelve months with the former Delyn Borough Council.


Acting as a ‘pressure group’ with other local authorities, Health and Police Authorities and public utilities, to ensure local services are not diminished, bring deficiencies to their notice and suggesting improvements. Attendance at Council meetings by Police Community Beat Manager and/or local PCSO.


Commenced in 2007 with two editions per year until 2009.


Provision, erection and maintenance.  Boards provided at the Community Centre, in Riverbank and at the Car Park, High Street which are available for use by local organisations.


Receiving copies of all applications affecting the community and right to make comments, including objections to be taken into account by Planning Authority (Flintshire County Council).

Planning matters are discussed at Community Council meetings and the public are welcome to attend.  In order to meet the deadline for responses imposed by Flintshire County Council which is before the next meeting date the Chairman, local County Councillor (providing he or she is a member of the Community Council) and local member can agree a response subject to agreed criteria. In the recess months of August and December the power to determine a response is delegated to all seven members in the relevant ward.


Upgrading equipment on an annual basis jointly with former Delyn Council at sites in Bron Haul, Bron-y-Wern, Victoria Road, Manor, Pen-y-Glyn, Deans Close and Trebor Avenue.  In 2011/12 contributed to a match funded improvement at Walwen play area with Flintshire County Council. In 2013/14 a match funded upgrade took place at Trebor Avenue play area and at Bron Haul in 2014/15 and Manor in 2015/16. Since 1997/98, paid the costs of running summer playscheme activities at two locations in partnership with Flintshire County Council. From 2002/03 also contributed towards playscheme activities for older youngsters in East Ward until 2013/14 and for 2007/08 pilot match funding of transport costs for youngsters from the Wern area to attend the Youth Club at the Boot End.


Provision and erection and maintenance including painting.


In 1997/98 commenced rolling programme of non-physical traffic calming measures in partnership with Flintshire County Council, at Holywell Road and High Street, and in 1998/99 at Bron-y-Wern and Bryntirion Road.  Since 2000/01, physical measures installed at Bryntirion Road, Foel Gron, Victoria Road and Sandy Lane.  Further programmes for Tyddyn Messham, Pen-y-Glyn and Riverbank agreed with Highway Authority but subsequently held in abeyance by Flintshire County Council. In 2012 due to no progress the funding now to be used for miscellaneous schemes


In January 2013 the Council agreed to the Community of Bagillt in the County of Flintshire becoming twinned with the village of Laxey, in the Sheading of Garff,Isle of Man due to an industrial heritage link. This followed a visit in the summer of 2012 by the Chairman and representatives of the Bagillt Heritage Society to the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust. The link arose out of the Snaefell Mine Waterwheel being originally built in Bagillt which has been restored by the Laxey and Lonan Trust. It was re-opened in August 2006 and re-named the Lady Evelyn. The twinning link will be through the Bagillt Heritage Society.


Upgrading of surrounding area and maintenance of planted section.  In 1997/98 arranged for cleaning, in 1998/99 names on the Memorial were renewed and in 2000/01, vandalism repaired.  From 2002/03 to 2005/06 made a grant to Bagillt Heritage Society towards improvement scheme and in 2008 also met the cost of a new public bench.


IIn 2007 established a Council website following .gov registration which was upgraded in 2010. In addition to information about the Council and contacts it also has copies of the minutes of meetings since May 2006. In 2011 the Council took up the role as a trial authority with digital mapping as a Flintshire County Forum initiative. In 2013/14 the translation of web pages into Welsh by making use of website development funds from the Welsh Assembly was agreed.

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