THE BROTHER of a long-serving Holywell Town Councillor has paid tribute to her following her death.

Sheena Wallbanks died aged 75 years old at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital on January 1.

Mrs Wallbanks' family say she 'dedicated her life' to the community of Greenfield in particular. 

She represented the village on Holywell Town Council for 20 years - until 2022 - taking up issues of concern with both them and Flintshire County Council on behalf of constituents.

In her role as an Independent councillor, she held weekly bingo sessions and organised a weekly dinner for those in need.

Mrs Wallbanks also helped with running a food bank in the village and organised regular trips to the theatre for mainly the elderly residents.


In addition to that, her family say that 'her home was always open' to receive complaints or fill in any forms for residents.

Mrs Wallbanks' brother, Barry Scragg, is also a councillor for Holywell Town Council.

The Leader: PIC: Sheena Wallbanks (second from left) being presented with an award for community endeavour from the council in December 2022.

Paying tribute to his sister, he said: "In 2010, she received an award from Community First for her work in the community.

"She then received another from Holywell Town Council in 2022. On both occasions, she said she 'did not understand why she received the awards as she was only doing the job as a councillor'.

"She was a wonderful family member to all especially the younger ones, but just as importantly she loved Greenfield and its people. She will definitely be missed."

Holywell Town Council Mayor Lynda Carter added: "Sheena was not only a long serving member of HTC she also cared deeply about the people of the community she served. Her door was always open to those who needed advice and companionship.

"If issues arise in the community Sheena would always say the same thing “ how can I help”."

"I will always remember her as a truly unselfish and kind woman, who also possessed a wicked sense of humour.  She will be truly missed by all who came into contact with her."