Update - 29 October 2021

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Your Council News 

In this edition:

  • Carbon neutral

  • Jobs Fair

  • Welsh Local Government Association research

  • Dog fouling

  • Scams!

The journey to carbon neutral – have your say!

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Between 31 October and 12 November 2021 all eyes will be on Glasgow as the UK hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). 

Climate change is such an important topic which affects every one of us, and there is no better time than now - when the world’s leaders are coming together – for the Council to share what we have been doing, and what we plan to do, here in Flintshire to help combat the climate crisis. 

In 2019, the Welsh Government declared a Climate Emergency in Wales, setting ambitious plans for the public sector to be carbon neutral by 2030.  

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#COPCymru event for North Wales

#COPCymru is a chance to help shape Wales’ future. With a series of events taking place in Wales from 28 October until 26 November, we all have the opportunity to engage in important conversations about climate change and how our recovery from COVID-19 can be used to accelerate action and help Wales build a strong low-carbon economy.

North Wales will be holding its own event on 4 November themed on ‘energy transition’. Showcasing innovation, forward thinking, collaboration and community led projects - the virtual programme is action packed. 

Led by presenter, Sian Lloyd, speakers from across the region will focus on the success and challenges of low carbon projects including hydrogen, marine energy and welsh science. 

The Flintshire solar farms are great examples of real action being taken by local authorities, despite competing priorities, budget pressures, and a global pandemic - showing leadership and supporting grid decarbonisation.

The event will be broadcast live and registration and full breakdown of the events can be found by following the link https://freshwater.eventscase.com/EN/COPCymru21

Other events include

  •  the COP26 Regional Roadshows:
    • o 4 November- Energy Transition (North Wales)
    • o 6 November- Nature (Mid Wales)
    • o 8 November- Adaptation and Resilience (South West Wales)
    • o 10 November- Clean Transport (South East Wales)
  • Wales Climate Week, 22 to 26 November 2021.

Looking for Work? Need advice about skills and training?

jobs fair

Then come along to a Flintshire jobs fair to improve your chance of employment.

Following a recent successful event held a Broughton Park retail park, Communities for Work, working in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales is hosting another event on:

Tuesday 9 November between 10am and 2pm at Ty Calon, Chester Road East, Queensferry, CH5 1SE


There will be a huge selection of employers to choose from – all with jobs to offer and advice to give, so come along on the day to see if there is a job right for you.

Employers currently signed up are as follows, with more signing up all the time:

• 2 Sisters Food Group

• A M Services Group

• Culina (Great Bear Distribution)

• Flintshire C.C Social Care

• Flintshire Well Fed

• Kickstart

• KK Fine Foods

• Moneypenny

• Morrisons/Farmers Boy

• New Directions

• Newydd Catering & Cleaning

• SGC Security Services

• Springboard

• Tim Hortons

• Toyota

• Westbridge Furniture

Communities for Work will be on hand to offer general support for anyone wanting to get back into work and sign up to the programme.

Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:

“Events which have been held in previous years have always been a huge success, with many local residents being successful in securing employment.

“I would encourage any person seeking employment to come along and see what is on offer and also take advantage of the help and advice on offer from Communities for Work Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales.”

If you would like any further information regarding the Communities For Work programme in Flintshire please contact nia.parry@flintshire.gov.uk or Janiene.davies@flintshire.gov.uk

WLGA research

A message from the Welsh Local Government Association:

We want to chat to residents who have recently used any of our Council services. We are looking to understand how we can improve certain aspects of the services we offer, so we want to speak to you.

Dates: 3 sessions running on November 09/10/11. You will only need to attend one session.

Time: We will choose the most popular time frames from the form responses

Length of Session: 1 hour

Location: Online.

If you cannot personally access online channels, we are happy to speak to two people through one device or someone on your behalf.

As a thank you: £20 Love2shop vouchers for each participant

Who: The research will be conducted by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

To register for this research, please sign up by using the following form: WLGA Research / Ymchwil CLlLC - Google Forms

We will randomly select 50 participants from those who have signed up.

Flintshire County Council joins new campaign to tackle dog fouling

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Flintshire County Council is urging dog owners to do the right thing and pick up after their pets as part of a new national campaign from Keep Wales Tidy.

Although an estimated nine out of ten dog owners pick up after their pets, dog waste remains a persistent issue in communities across the country. Keep Wales Tidy’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with dog waste; not just for humans but also for livestock and other pets.

Dog waste that’s left behind can carry harmful bacteria which can remain in soil long after it has decomposed.

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Tesco Survey Scam

Flintshire Trading Standards are warning residents of a scam that they have been made aware of that claims to have come from Tesco.

The scam is an email that says ‘You have been selected to get an exclusive award’, the email is very convincing with the Tesco logo in red at the top, you are then asked to click on a button that says ‘Learn More’. After that you will be asked to give certain details and asked about you experience at your local shop.

Finally there is the option to click on various attractive and expensive ‘free prizes’. Once you do that you are asked to pay £1 and to put in your card or bank details.

Do not respond to this email it is a scam, Tesco have confirmed that and it has no connection to Tesco. It is a phishing scam to try and obtain personal and banking details. If you receive such an email please delete it.


Don't be persuaded into having your radiators cleaned out

Trading Standards are warning householders following a spate of complaints where householders have been cold called and persuaded to have their radiators cleaned out at costs ranging from £1300 to £1500.

In one case the householder already had an existing service contract and it was highly unlikely that this additional work would have been necessary.

If you are approached please exercise caution.

• Do your radiators really need cleaning out?

• Is this price reasonable?

Advice from Trading Standards is not to do business with cold callers. If you think you need work done on your property seek quotes from reputable businesses.

If you are not sure who to use look for recommendations and get help from friends or family, always have the full business details including name and address. If the trader is doing specialist work on central heating systems or electrics make sure they are qualified and competent.

Please look out for anyone you know who could be vulnerable, friends, family or neighbours.

For advice or to report an incident call Citizens Advice Consumer Service 0808 223 1133.