The Council


Brynford Community Council, according to Council records, came into existence in 1897 and was then known as Brynford Parish Council. Following the Local Government Act 1972, which divided the whole of Wales into ‘communities’, it became a Community Council.

The Council represents around 1,000 people living in the communities of Brynford and Pentre Halkyn. It has 10 elected members.

The Council is a corporate body with a legal existence of its own which is quite separate from that of its members. Its decisions are the responsibility of the whole body. The Council has been granted powers by Parliament or the National Assembly for Wales, including the right to raise money through taxation and a range of powers to spend public money.

The Council has powers to affect planning highways, traffic, community safety, housing, street lighting, cemeteries, playing fields, community centres, litter, war memorials, seats, shelters and rights of way.

The council normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Brynford CP School for 7.00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and can raise any issue relating to the business of the council before the commencement of the formal council meeting.