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Our Flintshire, Our Future 2016

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Flintshire County Council is a well-run and high performing council. Our consistently good performance has been recognised locally and nationally. The Auditor General for Wales has observed that “the Council’s performance relative to other councils in Wales improved significantly”.  

It is a major challenge for any local authority to plan ahead without some certainty over the national funding we will receive year on year. Flintshire has called for longer-term financial plans from Welsh Government, and is supported by the Welsh Local Government Association as our representative body in making this call.

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 services.

Flintshire is a low funded council under the local government funding formula and was faced with an initial funding ‘gap’ in the region of £20M in a single year.  There are limited options to find solutions without Welsh Government offering some reprieve from the scale of national funding reductions. 

The forecast “gap” for 2017/18 between income and expenditure was reported as £14.4M in July 2016. The Council has developed a set of budget plans across its services which would give a total saving of around £6M. This is on top of the significant efficiency savings the Council has made over a number of years whilst protecting local services and jobs.

Work is ongoing around options to make further savings in corporate costs and in national negotiations around the Welsh Government budget which will be announced in late October.

Flintshire, as a low funded council, is particularly exposed to the impacts of significant annual budget reductions and has limited options to find solutions without Welsh Government offering some reprieve. The risks posed to Council services have been set out clearly to Ministers and civil servants, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), and other national bodies including the Wales Audit Office.

The Council is also actively involved in national discussions over the Welsh Government Budget for 2017/18 including the Local Government Settlement, both as part of the WLGA and as an individual council.

There are currently high expectations and positive signs that the Welsh Government will adopt a sustainable strategy for the financing of the public sector to ease the burdens on local authorities such as ours.

To find out more you can register to attend one of seven public engagement events being held at venues across the County. 

Numbers will be limited at each venue so you need to register now by following the links in the text below.

  
Area 1Tuesday 1 November 20166.30pm – 8.30pmMountain Lane CP School, Buckley

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Argoed, Buckley and Penyffordd

To register to attend the Area 1 event please click here CLOSED

Deadline for registration:  31 October 2016

Area 2 Monday 21 November 2016 6.30pm – 8.30pm Ysgol Cae'r Nant, Connah's Quay

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Connah’s Quay, Northop Hall and Shotton

To register to attend the Area 2 event please  click here 

Deadline for registration:  21 November 2016

 Area 3 Monday 7 November 2016 6.30pm – 8.30pm Gwynedd CP School, Flint

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Bagillt and Flint

To register to attend the Area 3 event please click here CLOSED

Deadline for registration:  7 November 2016

 Area 4 Tuesday 8 November 2016 6.30pm – 8.30pm Ysgol Bryn Coch, Mold

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Cilcain, Gwernaffield, Gwernymynydd, Leeswood, Llanfynydd, Mold, Nannerch, Nercwys, Northop, Treuddyn

To register to attend the Area 4 event please click here CLOSED

Deadline for registration:  7 November 2016  

 Area 5 Thursday 10 November 2016 6.30pm – 8.30pm Ysgol Maes y Felin, Holywell

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Brynford, Caerwys, Holywell, Halkyn, Llanasa, Mostyn, Trelawyd & Gwaenysgor, Whitford and Ysceifiog

To register to attend the Area 5 event please click here CLOSED

Deadline for registration:  9 November 2016

 Area 6 Monday 14 November 2016 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sandycroft CP School, Sandycroft

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Hawarden, Queensferry and Sealand

To register to attend the Area 6 event please click here CLOSED

Deadline for registration:  13 November 2016 

 Area 7 Tuesday 15 November 2015 6.30pm – 8.30pm Broughton CP School, Broughton

For people in the Town and Community Council areas of:

Broughton & Bretton, Higher Kinnerton, Hope, Saltney

To register to attend the Area 7 event please click here CLOSED

Deadline for registration:  14 November 2016