Northop Hall Community Council Community Council Website

About Us

Welcome to Northop Hall Community Council’s website.  The site is still under development so you will notice some gaps in the information – as time goes on and more information is added, we hope that you will find it useful.  Feedback is very important to us so please use the ‘contact us’ section to comment or ask a question.  This site has been developed to provide residents of Northop Hall with a central point of information and if you have any information that you think other residents would find interesting or useful, please contact the site administrator on northophallclerk@outlook.com.

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY COUNCIL?

There are 34 Town & Community Councils in Flintshire.

Town & Community Councils are statutory organisations which means they can raise taxes via the precept.  The precept is collected at the same time as your Council Tax.  Northop Hall’s precept for 2017/18 is £27,982.

Northop Hall Community Council have 11 Members who are democratically elected – all Members are voluntary and are not paid.

What do you get for your money?

Streetlighting – energy costs, maintenance of columns, health & safety inspections and electrical tests.

Summer activities – the Community Council contributes towards the summer playscheme and funds the summer sports coaching sessions.

Salt bins – the Community Council owns 5 salt bins and pays to have them filled.

Community Pavilion – a grant of £2,500 to keep this valuable resource open.

Regular village newsletters

Organising community events

Creating a Village Plan – which will be used as a blueprint to determine the future development of the village and encompass everything from planning development and infrastructure to Christmas illuminations and social events.  This is a major, ongoing project and the views of the village will be sought on a regular basis.

The Community Council is a major Consultee on Planning applications, Highway schemes, footpaths & street cleansing

The Welsh Government is committed to Town & Community Councils and the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 gave the power of wellbeing to community councils enabling a council to ‘do anything which it considers likely to achieve the promotion or improvement of the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of their area’ – this provides the community council with considerable scope for action and that is why the proposed Village Plan can, in effect,  contain anything and everything which residents feel is important to their village.