This the lowest level of local government in Wales and is the one
closest to the local residents of the town in our case. They are based
on geographical areas governed by rules laid down by the Boundaries
Commission and Connah's Quay Town Council seeks to serve and represent
the needs of the community of Connah's Quay.
The town is further sub-divided up into smaller geographical areas
called wards. Connah's Quay has four Central, Golftyn, South and Wepre.
If you click on the section called Councillors you will see the
councillors who represent you and the roads that make up each ward.
Elections for councillors (currently twenty) are held every four years,
the most recent was May 2008, whereby the residents of the Town (each
ward) are asked to elect between four (4) and six (6) (depending on ward
size) to represent the interests of that ward and the general interests
of the Town.
The Town Council annually appoints one of the councillors to the
position of Chair of the Council, who will during their term of office,
represents the Town Council at various events/functions.
The members of the Town Council are volunteers who stand for election
because they care about the community and as volunteers are NOT paid and
do NOT receive allowances.
Town Councillors are bound by a Code of Conduct (THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES
(MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT)(WALES) ORDER 2008) (that was adopted on the 29
April 2008 and took effect from 2 May 2008) in carrying out their duties
as councillors and requires them to act in accordance with six general
Promotion of equality and respect for others
Accountability and openness
Duty to uphold the law
Selflessness and stewardship
Objectivity and propriety
The Code requires councillors to consider
whether they have a personal interest in any matters considered
by the Council and requires them to make a Disclosure of
Interest. Failure to observe could lead to the councillor being
suspended or removed from office. (To view a copy click either