Local services and community facilities continue to be under threat because of
big reductions in public spending.
Flintshire County Council is holding a series public engagement meetings on the
future. At these meetings, we will share our position, explain our plan and
invite your support.
Flintshire has adapted, modernised and changed to cope with successive years of
major reductions in its budgets. Despite the challenges of having to do more
with less, the Council and its partners retain their ambitions for a forward
thinking and prosperous county and region supported by high quality public
Flintshire County Council Leader, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said:
We are one of the lowest funded Councils in Wales and this low funding level
when combined with the effects of the continuing UK austerity agenda does
expose us to particularly high levels of financial pressures.
Over the last 4 years, Flintshire has been creative in absorbing budget cuts
through careful planning, being efficient, finding innovative solutions, and
reducing back office costs to protect front-line services. The Council has now
reached a ‘tipping point’ where services will be exposed to major cuts without
some relief from Welsh Government.
We are inviting you to attend one of the seven public engagement events being
held across the County, starting on 1 November.
The events will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the following locations. Numbers
are limited to 200 at each venue:
1 November: Mountain Lane School, Buckley
7 November: Gwynedd School, Flint
8 November: Ysgol Bryn Coch, Mold
10 November: Ysgol Maes y Felin, Holywell
14 November: Sandycroft CP School
15 November: Broughton CP School
21 November: Ysgol Caer Nant, Connahs Quay
You can register online at www.flintshire.gov.uk/YCYS or by phoning our
registration line on 01352 701701 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.