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Published: 14/10/2016

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 services. 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 or by phoning our registration line on 01352 701701 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.