A DELIGHTED councillor is celebrating after Saltney was at last recognised as one of the major towns of Flintshire.
Cllr Veronica Gay said she was glad the record was set straight after a council report omitted Saltney from a list of Flintshire’s towns.
She told the Chronicle: “Saltney is a town, not just a little community. I’m delighted it’s now been acknowledged by the council.”
The point was raised by deputy council leader Cllr Tony Sharps during a meeting at County Hall, Mold, on Monday.
Flintshire’s executive committee was discussing a report supporting a joint bid by the council – along with Wrexham County Borough Council – for funding ‘to upgrade the physical appearance of the main town centres’.
The report then went on to list Buckley, Connah’s Quay, Flint, Holywell, Mold, Queensferry and Shotton.
But Cllr Sharps, chairing the meeting, said: “This issue has troubled me for the last 12 months or so.
“We are told there are seven towns in Flintshire, but in fact there are eight. We should look at Saltney in the next financial year and add it to the list.”
Cllr Gay, who was at the meeting, said she has been lobbying for her town to be recognised.
The executive committee agreed to submit a proposal to the European Regional Development Fund programme for cash.