A NEW arrival in a Flintshire town will allow members of the community to take a break if needed.

A welcomed footpath was created by Streetscene in Buckley, joining Mill Lane and the Southdown estate.

It provided a link between a large residential area and popular sites in the town, including Buckley Medical Centre and the Marches Medical Practice.

The path linking the Southdown estate and Mill Lane in Buckley.

The path linking the Southdown estate and Mill Lane in Buckley.

Resident Gill Powell knew many people, especially the elderly and those with prams and small children, would use the path and suggested a bench to break up the distance.

After proposing the idea to the Mayor of Buckley, Cllr Charles Cordery, the plan was put in motion, and the bench has now been put in place, halfway along beside the playing field.

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He said: "Many elderly members of the community use this, and it's a long path. It has been funded by the Town Council and I'm sure it will make a difference."

The Mountain Ward councillor has been praised by members of the community for putting into action their suggestion.

The newly installed bench in Buckley.

The newly installed bench in Buckley.

Gill, whose 89-year-old mum Dorothy Powell uses the route, said: "When the path was done, mum was meeting people along it going to the doctors that were struggling.

"The bench will help break it up, especially for those going to the doctors' surgery or health centre. We can't thank Cllr Cordery enough."

Doreen Jones, who supported the call for the bench, added: "It will be used by many, including dog walkers, it's just good for the community."