BUCKLEY Town Council (BTC) says it was 'mindful' of 'doing its best for the people' of the town as it set its financial budget for 2023/24.

The budget for the year ahead was discussed by councillors at the latest BTC meeting held on Tuesday, January 31.

The budget of £415,378 is down 3.57% year on year.

It was agreed that the Precept would be increased by £1.59 (3.19%) per Band D household annually - reportedly remaining among the lowest in Flintshire. 

A statement from the council read: "Members of Buckley Town Council recently met to review and approve their Financial Budget for the upcoming financial year 2023/24."

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It added: "They were very mindful of doing the best for the people of Buckley in keeping any increase in precept as low as possible so as not to further impact many who are having to cope with the current period of cost inflation.

"While at the same time they have also agreed to continue organising and supporting many community-based activities. It reflects well that unanimously all members supported approval.”

Among some of the expenditure set out for Buckley this year is £15,000 for the Buckley Coronation Fun Day, which will take place on Sunday, May 7 at the Higher Common.

Another £25,000 is planned for the Christmas Lights throughout the town centre in order to 'help support trade'. That includes the Switch On event with Santa.

A sum of £3,000 is also expected to be spent on the purchase of two mobile camera (CCTV) units to help towards crime prevention.