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Flint foreshore regeneration

Published: 15/06/2018

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to accept the feasibility report on the regeneration of the Flint Foreshore and to progress to more detailed work when it meets later this month. It will also be asked to accept the Flint Castle Art Research and Development report and the development of a major piece of public art sited at or around Flint Castle. This next stage of the regeneration of Flint has been achieved by Flintshire County Council and Flint Town Council jointly entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Welsh Government. Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said: “The results of both reports are exciting and show that the proposed facility fits well with the needs of local people and visitors. Local people are proud of the town’s history and they want to see Flint ‘put on the map’ - an art installation could help achieve this. The River Dee is a key part of the town’s history, with strong themes coming through of ‘a place to live and work’, ‘a place to play’ and ‘a place to be proud of and cherish’.” Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said: “The feasibility report includes detailed work on a joint facility and visitor centre adjacent to the castle and shared and operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), Flint Rugby Club and Flint Football Club. The art report, after research and engagement with local residents and schools, identifies key themes for a major piece of public art sited at or around Flint Castle. “We are recommending progress on both these pieces of work, recognising that the Council is only one of the partners, and that progress will be subject to the other partners’ agreement.” As part of the MOU Welsh Government committed to finding funding in 2018/19 to fund the next stage of both pieces of work.