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Industrial action: Thursday

Published: 08/07/2014

Flintshire County Council services will be disrupted on Thursday 10 July due to a one day national strike by public sector workers. Many council buildings and offices will be closed with significant disruption to all services including schools. There will be a limited number of employees during normal working hours (8.30am to 5pm) at County Hall, Mold to deal with emergencies on 01352 752121. FLINTSHIRE CONNECTS Connahs Quay - closed Flint - closed for council services Holywell - closed SOCIAL SERVICES Service users will be contacted individually if the services they receive from the council are to be disrupted. SCHOOLS (including School Transport) Parents will be notified by head teachers whether or not individual schools will be open. Parents should also check the Council’s web site ( for up to date information on school closures. School bus services for vehicles over 9 seats will run as normal on the day to those Primary and Secondary schools which will remain open. However, all Licensed taxi and minibus services under 9 seats will not run, this includes taxi connections to main collection points along routes, parents will need to make alternative arrangements where possible. Due to the uncertainty regarding the provision of school escorts we will not be able to run transport provision where escorts are normally scheduled. DOMESTIC REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION ALL waste collections due have been suspended for the day. Those expecting a black bin collection on this day will receive their collection on Thursday 17 July along with the scheduled brown bin, food and recycling collection. Those expecting a brown bin collection on Thursday 10 July will not receive a collection. The next scheduled collection will be 24 July. RECYCLING PARKS Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed. Normal service will resume on Friday 11 July. LEISURE CENTRES Expected to be open: Connahs Quay Sports Centre Connahs Quay Swimming Pool but the Learner pool will be closed for public swimming Deeside Leisure Centre Flint High Sports Centre Holywell Leisure Centre Hope Sports Centre Jade Jones Pavilion Mold Leisure Centre but the Fitness Suite will close early at 8pm Holywell Leisure Centre Hope Sports Centre Saltney Sports Centre Closed: Buckley Leisure Centre It is recommended that customers check with individual leisure centres by telephone or on our website ( before visiting them. COUNTRY PARKS Wepre Park, Connahs Quay - open Greenfield Valley - open LIBRARIES All libraries other than those at Holywell, Buckley and Mynydd Isa will be closed to the public. The mobile and housebound library services will not be operating. CASH OFFICES All Cash Offices will all be closed. CLWYD THEATR CYMRU No theatre or film performances. HOLYWELL AND CONNAHS QUAY STREET MARKETS Operating as normal. Members of the public with access to the internet should check the Council’s web site for up to date information – We ask people for their patience during any disruption to services as a result of this national industrial action.