RESIDENTS have been left frustrated over the 'lack of maintenance' that has left a town looking 'sorry for itself'.

A Shotton Councillor has told the Leader that the town has been left looking overgrown and untidy after streetscene jobs reduced during the coronavirus lockdown.

Cllr Mike Evans said: "I can assure residents that I have reported these and many more pre-covid and again during the summer, as have some of my colleagues who have reported issues in other pats of the town via our Town Clerk.

"So again, our Clerk has reported them to Flintshire County Council.

"I can only apologise that all these jobs haven't been actioned and I know residents are frustrated that our town in some parts is looking sorry for itself.

"Plus we had a massive council tax rise last year and the lack of action is really annoying.

"Any other issues don't hesitate to contact me or any of the town councillors."

Cllr Evans said he has received many complaints from residents who are 'fuming' about the 'lack of maintenance in comparison to the amount of council tax they pay'.

Steve Jones, Chief Officer Streetscene and Transportation added: "Following the outbreak of Covid-19, Streetscene and Transportation prioritised its resources to ensure essential frontline services continued to operate.

"We have now returned to normal operational services and a county-wide weed spraying programme has commenced and Streetscene Operatives are currently working in the Deeside area, removing weeds.

"The link footpath near the Edward Morgan School is included in the current programme of works."