Representing the Wards of
Northop and Sychdyn
Northop Community Councillors
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Northop is an historic village standing on the intersection of ancient roads between Mold, Flint and Connah’s Quay and the route from Chester to Holyhead.
It boasts a wide range of heritage buildings including the church, Plymouth House, two historic pubs. The heritage trail and accompanying leaflet gives an insight into these buildings.
The village has a range of community activities including: -
Sychdyn (or Soughton in English) is a vibrant and well situated village just to the north of Mold with easy access to the A55. It’s surrounded by pleasant open countryside with lovely views and an excellent network of public rights of way.
Soughton Hall – built originally as a bishop’s palace in 1714 and now a hotel -
A section of Wat’s Dyke, the ancient earthwork, is particularly well preserved near Soughton Farm.
The community is centred on the village school, a thriving post office and convenience store, a busy village hall and the local pub. It’s also within walking distance of Theatr Clwyd.
Its range of community activities include:-
The Council serves a population of 3,050 (2011 Census data) residing in and around the villages of Northop and Sychdyn. There are 13 members of the Council, seven of whom represent the Sychdyn electoral ward and six represent the Northop electoral ward. The Community Council meets on the second Monday of each month (except August when there is a recess) at the Edith Bankes Memorial Hall commencing at 7.00pm. Members of the public are able to attend the Council meetings.
The Community Council:
Community Councils are the most local tier of statutory representation. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities, and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.
Their primary purpose is to ascertain and express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies. Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities including fundraising, organising community events, undertaking environmental and educational projects and much more. There are currently 38 Community Councils in Flintshire, all of which are composed of elected or co-
Chairman of Northop Community Council 2019/20
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