BUCKLEY residents are being encouraged to support a food bank as they celebrate a popular town occasion.

Organisers announced recently that Buckley Jubilee, which is celebrating its 164th year, will not take its usual format.

Instead, during Jubilee week (July 12 to 19) residents have been encouraged to have their own Jubilee walks - as the usual parade and funfair will not be going ahead due to coronavirus precautions.

Committee member Hazel Ashton has now also confirmed that as there will be no charity street collection this year, the committee is asking people to donate an item to Flintshire Foodbank if they wish.

Four collection points are open daily; The Spar shop at Bistre garage on Mold Road, the Spar Shop in the town centre, outside Bistre Church Manse on Mold Road and outside St John's Church Manse on Mill Lane.

There is also a collection for the food bank every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm at Buckley Cross Methodist Church and Community Centre on Tabernacle Street.

On the morning of Jubilee Day (Tuesday, July 14) the Reverend Martin Batchelor, vicar of Buckley, Bistre parish church, will upload an online service.

This can be viewed on The Buckley Residents Facebook page and on Bistre Church Facebook page.

Mrs Ashton said: "Buckley Town Council has organised the street bunting to be put up even though the Jubilee cannot take place in its usual format.

"We hope everyone has a good day and celebrates the occasion in their own safe socially distanced way."