TOWN centre roadworks have prompted complaints from traders.
Work is currently taking place on Brunswick Road, Buckley, to replace a cable.
The roadworks are in front of several businesses, and community leaders and traders claim they were kept in the dark about the work getting under way at the start of the New Year.
Buckley councillor Dennis Hutchinson said he was concerned about the potential implications for traders, including the possible loss of power.
He said: “I am concerned there appears to have been a lack of attention to detail as it seems the shops and people who live nearby were not told about this work.
“I feel they should have done this and I am concerned about it. We have several businesses there who could be affected by this work taking place.”
Fellow Buckley councillor Richard Jones has also voiced concern.
He said: “They didn’t tell us on Buckley Town Council about this work. It also seems the businesses there didn’t know about it and this is not good.”
One worker affected is Eceyit Topal, chef at the Zozan kebab house, on Brunswick Road.
He said: “We were not informed about any road works before they started. They are inconvenient as they are making the shop front dirty.”
Neal Cockerton, Flintshire’s head of assets and transportation, says the work is because a cable urgently needs replacing.
He said: “A decision was made to delay work until after the busy Christmas period in order to minimise any impact on local businesses and residents.
“Flintshire Council did instruct ScottishPower to inform the owners of all properties likely to be affected before work began but unfortunately this was not done.
“We did receive a number of complaints and council officers, together with the town centre manager, visited all the businesses affected to explain about the work.”
ScottishPower has said it visited traders in November to make them aware work would be starting early in 2013 and they would be informed if their power was likely to go off.
The work is expected to be completed this week.
A ScottishPower spokesman said: “The work we are carrying out will improve the security of supplies in the area.
“We have been working closely with the local council to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”