Hawarden Community Council covers the villages of Hawarden, Aston, Ewloe and Mancot.
Hawarden was originally a Saxon settlement and was referred to in the Domesday book of 1086 as Haordine (high enclosure).
'Long may Hawarden flourish and all that belongs to it'. These were the sentiments of the village's most famous resident, W E Gladstone, who brought Hawarden to national and international recognition.
Hawarden boasts two castles. The ruined 13th century castle was used by Edward I as a base for his invasion of Wales. It was captured by Dafydd, brother of the Welsh Prince, Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, in 1282. In the 17th century it suffered severe damage during the Civil War when it was defended by the Parliamentary side. The new castle was W E Gladstone's home after his marriage to Catherine Glynne, heiress to the Hawarden Estate.
The village was once a thriving market town, where in the 18th and 19th centuries the production of coal, iron and bricks flourished and where its famous children Emma Hamilton and John Boydell, Lord Mayor of London spent their early years.