Following a request made by the Leeswood Community Council under Section 76 of the Local Government Act 1972 with regard to a change of name to Leeswood and Pontblyddyn Community Council – it was agreed to by the Flintshire County Council on 26th January 2016 and subsequently advertised as per statutory requirement. The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission have also been informed. Going forward the Community Council will now be named Leeswood and Pontblyddyn Community Council
Leeswood and Pontblyddyn Community Council is one of 735 community and town councils in Wales. This is the tier of local government that is closest to the people. LCC is made up of 11 elected members, representing Leeswood plus 2 elected members representing Pontblyddyn. If the number of members falls below 13, then members may also be co-opted.
Leeswood and Pontblyddyn Community Council is scheduled to meet 11 times each year, generally on the first Tuesday of each month (except August). Each meeting starts at 6.30pm with a 10 minute report from the local police representative. Members of the public and press are allowed to attend the Council meetings proper by prior arrangement with the clerk, but are only allowed to speak by invitation. Meetings are normally held in the Council Meeting Room at Leeswood Community Centre, Leeswood. The AGM of the Community Council is held during the month of May in which new Officers are elected to serve for the next twelve months.
Marie Reynolds BA, is the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer and is the only paid official member of staff. The Clerk’s address and contact details are listed below. The Clerk may be contacted at any reasonable time, to access details or information. The Clerk holds all current documents of the community council. Old and unused documents are kept at Flintshire County Council Archives Offices, at Hawarden. Mr Graham Sherwood is the Chair of the Community Council for 2016/2017 and Mr Joseph Caruana is the Vice Chairman for 2016/2017.
The main matters that the Community Council are responsible for include:
- The Cemetery
- Community enhancement via match funding
- Upkeep and maintenance of the Community
- Liaising with the Police in regard to Community issues
- Making observations involving Planning Applications
- Reporting community problems to County Council
Members of the public and press are entitled to be at the meetings of the Community Council in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meeting) Act 1960 Section 1, extended by the Local Government Act 1972 Section 100, unless precluded by the Community Council by resolution during the whole or part of the proceedings.
It is important to note that such entitlement does not, however, include the right to speak on any matter except at the commencement of the meeting, which is the time given over specifically for that purpose.
Although not essential, prior notice to the Clerk is preferred as this would enable a more detailed response to be given. Please e-mail the Clerk:Marie Reynolds BAClerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer36 Bryn ClydLeeswoodMoldFlintshire CH7 4RUemail: firstname.lastname@example.org