Community Council

Representing the Wards of

Northop and Sychdyn

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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: -

Northop 2000 – a community group whose aim is to maintain and improve the environment of the village.

Northop Heritage Group (part of Northop 2000) – looks at the historical significance of the village had set up the Heritage Trail and Mail Route exhibition

Best Kept Village Group (Again part of Northop 2000) prepares for and enters Flintshire best Kept Village. Were outright winners of both the Large Village and Senior Citizens sections in 2013

Edith Bankes Memorial Hall – donated by the Bankes Family in 1933, this listed building provides facility for community groups.

Ysgol Owen Jones, Northop with their own nature area and Forest School

Northop Cricket Club

Northop Silver Band – nationally famous award winning band

Northop Presents – Drama Group stages successful pantomime every year in the village

Toddler Group in the Edith Bankes Memorial Hall.


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 - is perhaps its finest building.

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:-


Memorial Hall – dating from 1910 and a great facility for community groups 

Sychdyn Primary School

Coronation Children’s Play Area – a popular facility opposite the school originally donated by the Bankes family

Sychdyn 2012 – a community group recently formed to improve the environment of the village

Sychdyn Crown Green Bowls Club – established in 1924

Sychdyn Football Club

Introduction to Northop

Community Council

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:  

What are Community Councils?

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-opted volunteers from the community.

Northop Community Council Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to Northop Community Council website. The website is run by Northop Community Council and we are committed to making the website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No 2) Accessibility Regulations.

Non Accessible Content

The website is partially compliant and meet some of the requirements of WCAG 2.1 AA standard and this is due to the fact that to ensure that the website is fully accessible, would be a disproportionate burden on Northop Community Council and use much of its annual budget.

Preparation of the Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement was prepared in September 2020. The website was tested and evaluated in January 2020 and will be reviewed again in March 2021.

What to do if you cannot access part of this Website or want to report accessibility problems.

If you need further information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording please contact the Clerk for Northop Community Council on: Email:  Phone: 01352 711507

We will consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you have any problems that are not listed on this page or think that we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact our Clerk via email or phone as detailed above.

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Technical information about this Website’s accessibility

Northop Community Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

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Alison Brebner

Linda Scott

Jayne Williams

Jayne Williams

Jane Hampson

Levi Hamilton

Haydn Bateman

Marion Bateman

Jon Early

Cara Baker

Chair of Northop

Community Council

Keith Townend

I have lived in Sychdyn for over 29 years and am married with two grown up children. I have previously been a Sychdyn Primary School governor and trustee of the local Memorial Hall.  I work in the Civil Service as a Senior Lawyer.


Joanne Millar

Sychdyn Ward