By Hannah Blythyn

MS for Delyn

The summer events season continues at pace and it was lovely to join newly elected County Councillor Linda Thew, members of Northop Hall Community Council and a host of community organisations and volunteers to officially open the Northop Hall Big Bash 2022 on Saturday for the second year running. It was great to have Radio Deeside there to support again and to hear from the brilliant Deeside Silver Band as well as seeing an exciting range of stalls, from artisan products, to savoury and sweet treats and Northop Hall WI.

A very sunny Sunday then saw the return to of Mold Carnival for the first time since 2019. It was fantastic to join and see so many both on the parade itself and watching, lining the streets of the town centre. Led by Cambria Band and special guests Woody and Buzz Lightyear, the parade kicked off festivities from the top of the high street and led a terrific turnout to Kendrick Fields and the Rec where a range of entertainment and activities were taking place throughout the day until 6pm. I want to take the chance to thank Mold Town Council and the dedicated volunteers who were up early and there late to make sure residents of Mold and the surrounding areas were able to have a fantastic day – without their time and dedication things like the Mold Carnival would not be possible. Thank you.

It was lovely to head to Ysgol Rhos Helyg, first things Monday morning and to take part in their special school assembly to welcome international guests from the school’s link school in Valladolid in Spain. There was a short video showcasing everything the schools had learnt from one another and their joint projects to date, before we were all treated to some superb singing from the children. It was a pleasure to be invited to be part of the service and to extend a warm Welsh welcome to the Spanish teaching team.

Summer of Fun 2021 Activities In June, Welsh Labour’s Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan MS, announced funding of £5m for the Summer of Fun project. The Summer of Fun will be run by local authorities from 1st July until 30th September and will provide a range of free leisure, recreational, sporting, and cultural activities for children and young people aged 0-25 to help support their social, emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. Activities provided through the Summer of Fun will be free, in both English and Welsh and in addition to any regulated childcare provision.

Information is provided at to reserve places, bookings can also be made directly via the various leisure centres at Buckley Leisure Centre: 01352 704290, Deeside Leisure Centre: 01352 704200 Jade Jones Pavilion Flint 01352 704301 Mold Leisure Centre: 01352 704330.

Summer Playschemes will also commence from Thursday 21st July (weekdays) and parents and carers can pre-register their children online or by contacting the Play Development Officer on 01352 704155. There is also a Flintshire Buddy Scheme available, where a team will offer support to children attending with additional needs.

And finally, I wanted to take a last opportunity to make sure Leader readers that are unpaid carers have taken the chance to register for a £500 payment. Funded by the Welsh Government, there are just days left to apply and individuals will need to register with Flintshire County Council by 15th July to receive your payment. For more information and how to register go to: £500 Support Payment for Unpaid Carers (

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