Mold Town Council was created in 1974 following the re-organisation of local government and the disbanding of Mold Urban District Council. It is one of 34 town and community councils in Flintshire.
Mold is the county town of Flintshire. Flintshire County Council became the unitary authority after a re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1996.
Mold has a population of 9,500 and for local government purposes the Town is divided into four electoral wards, Mold Broncoed, Mold East, Mold South and Mold West, with four town councillors representing each ward. The present councillors were elected in June 2008 to serve a four-year term of office.
The Council at its annual meeting, which is held in May each year, elects a Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor.
The Town Mayor receives an allowance to cover the costs involved in undertaking civic duties. No other councillors receive any payments.
Mold Town Council has monthly meetings that normally take place on the last Wednesday of each month. There are no meetings in August and December.
Members of the public are entitled to attend the monthly meetings of the Town Council which are normally held on the evening of the last Wednesday in each month. Dates of the meetings of the Council are shown on this website.
The agenda for each forthcoming meeting will be displayed on the notice board at the Town Hall, here on the Council’s website and in Mold Library. The Council hopes that as many members of the public as possible will take the opportunity to attend.
Mold residents are able to speak during a 15 minute session immediately before meetings of the Town Council. There will be a maximum of 5 minutes allowed per person or subject matter (if more than one person wishes to speak on one issue).
Anyone wishing to speak at the Council meeting must give an indication to the Clerk by 4.30pm on the Tuesday of the week prior to the meeting. Further details on this or any aspect of the Council’s business can be obtained from the office on the first floor of the Town Hall.
Mold Town Council’s aims
- To promote and represent the community’s views and aspirations at local, county, regional and national levels
- To serve those who live in and work in Mold and those who visit the Town
- To promote Mold as a place to live, a place to work and invest in and a place to visit
- To provide effective and efficient services that give value for money and to improve those services as needed
- To strive to improve the quality of life for all residents of Mold
To achieve these aims, Mold Town Council has agreed the following objectives
- To consult with the community to establish its aspirations for the future
- To promote the vitality and viability of Mold
- To encourage and participate in, partnership and agency working with the public, private and voluntary sectors to achieve quality services in all areas for the betterment of Mold and its residents and visitors
- To promote sustainable policies that strive to improve the environment to meet the needs of residents and visitors for both the present and future
- To help create a socially inclusive and caring community that embraces all residents and which seeks to develop their well being, knowledge and understanding and mutual co-operation
- To strive for a pleasant, clean and safe environment
- To deliver quality services that provide value for money and to review those services on a regular basis
- To support local voluntary groups that seek to assist residents and visitors to Mold
To assist in the management of Mold Town Council’s business five committees have been established. The Cemetery, Planning and Tourism committees have delegated powers to act without referral to the Town Council. The Audit Sub and Personnel committees’ decisions require the consent of the Town Council before they can be actioned.
Audit Sub Committee – has responsibility for reviewing the reports of the Internal and External Auditors and for considering financial and other policies of the Town Council.
Audit Sub Committee members are Councillors: Haydn Bateman, Geoff Darkins, Bob Gaffey, Geoff Matthias, Anthony Parry and Phil Thomas.
Cemetery Committee – has delegated powers to manage Mold Cemetery and determine the burial policies of Mold Town Council.
Cemetery Committee members are Councillors: Chris Bithell, Bob Gaffey, Carol Heycocks, Brian Lloyd, Geoff Matthias and Andrea Mearns.
Personnel Committee – has responsibility for considering personnel matters and reporting back to the Town Council.
Personnel Committee members are the Mayor and Deputy Mayor with Councillors: Haydn Bateman and Bryan Grew.
Planning Committee – has delegated powers to respond to planning applications that arise between Town Council meetings.
Planning Committee members are Councillors: Bryan Grew, Carol Heycocks, Brian Lloyd, Andrea Mearns, Anthony Parry and Gareth Williams.
Tourism Committee – has delegated powers to deal with matters such as the Blooming Mold competition, provision of hanging baskets and floral displays and other issues relating to the environment and image of the Town.
Tourism Committee members are Councillors: Richard Brookes, Chris Bithell, Carol Heycocks, Brian Lloyd Geoff Matthias and Andrea Mearns.
Cittaslow Mold Committee - has the responsibility for pursuing the action plans to improve the quality of life for residents, traders and visitors.
Cittaslow Mold is supported by all Members of the Town Council. Any other interested individual, representing a group or otherwise, can be co-opted onto the committee with voting rights.
Financial Assistance Review Panel - has the responsibility for determining whether applications for financial assistance meet the Council's criteria.
Financial Assistance Review Panel members are Councillors: Richard Brookes, Carol Heycocks, Brian Lloyd and Andrea Mearns.
Community Awards Panel - has the responsibilty of reviewing nominations the 'Sid Matthews Community Awards' from the Town Council and making recommendations.
Community Awards Panel members are Councillors: Richard Brookes, Brian Grew, Carol Heycocks and Gareth Williams.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are ex-officio members of the Cemetery, Tourism and Planning committees.
Organisations and schools
Mold Town Councillors represent the Town Council in the following local organisations and schools:
Alyn Works Liaison Committee – Councillors Geoff Darkins, Bob Gaffey, Brian Lloyd and Geoff Matthias.
Daniel Owen Community Association – Councillors Bob Gaffey and Geoff Matthias.
Mold 2000 – Councillors Geoff Collett, Andrea Mearns and Gareth Williams.
Grosvenor Hall Committee (Mold Darby & Joan Club) - Councillor Richard Brookes.
Mold Town Concert Band Management Committee – Councillor Geoff Darkins.
One Voice Wales – Councillors Richard Brookes and Bryan Grew.
Parkfields Management Committee – Councillor Andrea Mearns.
Police and Community/County Councillors – Councillor Brian Lloyd
School Governing Bodies
St David's Catholic Primary School –
Ysgol Bryn Coch – Councillor Geoff Collett
Ysgol Bryn Gwalia – Councillor Andrea Mearns
Ysgol Glanrafon – Tim Maunders, 3 Milford Street, Mold.