A TOWN council has opted to continue meeting remotely.

Mold Town Councillors discussed how the council is to operate in the near future at their meeting, held on Wednesday evening via Zoom.

Ian Jones, clerk to Mold Town Council, told the meeting: "There have been one or two people asking when things will start opening again now.

"We as a council have a duty of care not only to our staff, but to our members and visitors - and indeed to other users of the town hall."

Cllr Chris Bithell said: "The staff have been working very well from home and we have been having meetings via Zoom.

"As a council we need to have a public face and we do need to re-establish that, but at this moment in time I would not recommend that."

Cllr Robin Guest said: "We have found ways of working which we might not have envisaged six months ago. "I am not suggesting we don't open our doors to the public again - but I think it would be unwise to do so in the near future.

"Once we get back to the stage of seeing members of the public in the office again it would be desirable if face masks were worn."

The meeting heard that during lockdown, a large proportion of the queries the town council has received were in fact matters for Flintshire County Council.

Mold Mayor Cllr Teresa Carberry said: "I think this is working well for us and I'd like to thank the staff.

"I think we keep this under review - that's the best we can do."

Members agreed that town council staff continue to be asked to work from home, as well as looking into a phone system to inform the public about which matters could be dealt with by the town council and which would have to be addressed to the county council.

It was also agreed that meetings with non-council members and staff should be arranged on an appointment basis.