The Community Council is made up of 12 members. The Council is elected, each Councillor serving a four year term which next expires in May 2021. In order to finance expenditure the Council precepts its requirements on the County Council. All income/expenditure is subject to annual internal and external audit and copies of the audited accounts are available for public inspection by contacting the Clerk.
Details of meetings
The Community Council meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month (except August and December) and commence at 7.00pm. Meetings are generally held in Carmel Village Hall (Please check the monthly agenda for venue).
Residents of the community are welcome to address the Council Members for a reasonable period of time at the commencement of the meeting, normally 10 minutes. Should any resident wish to attend a meeting, please contact the Clerk to the Council to confirm the time, or be present at the meeting prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Please note: there are no scheduled Council meetings held during the months of August and December, however the Community Council traditionally hold a Special Meeting in December, and during the Summer Recess the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Clerk have delegated powers to act on behalf of the Community Council.
The Community Council is not a planning authority and as such does not make final decisions on planning applications; this is the responsibility of Flintshire County Council. However, the Community Council is a statutory consultee, and as such receives all planning applications relating to the community. The Community Council do make their respective comments and suggestions on the planning applications, including requesting site meetings.
Which street lights belong to the Community Council: The street lights owned by the Community Council are generally the ones on the roadsides, which are spaced quite far apart. Please report any faults to a Community Councillor, or the Clerk to the Council (details on contact page). The street lights on the housing estates are administered and repaired by the Flintshire County Council – to report a fault of one of these street lights, please call 01352 752121, or visit the web site to report it – www.flintshire.gov.uk