Representing the Wards of
Northop and Sychdyn
Northop Community Councillors
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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: -
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 -
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:-
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:
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-
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: clerk-
We will consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.
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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.
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.
Northop Community Council
Chair of Northop
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.