Fields in Trust presentation
Community leaders have accepted a plaque soon to be erected at Llys Ben Playing
Field in Northop Hall to show its prestigious Queen Elizabeth 11 Field status.
Awarded by an organisation called Fields in Trust, formerly known as the
National Playing Fields Association, it means that the playing field, along
with 14 other recreation grounds in Flintshire, will be protected as public
open space for many generations to come.
Protection has been established through a deed agreed between the landowners,
Flintshire County Council, and Fields in Trust, restricting use of the land for
outdoor play, sport and recreation.
Supported by the Duke of Cambridge’s patronage, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields
Challenge protects public open spaces and acts as a tangible legacy for both HM
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics.
Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection
and Leisure said:
“Recreation grounds are vital resources for the communities they serve and it’s
important that they are protected. They offer something for people of all ages,
whether it’s a place for older people to relax or somewhere children can go to
play sports and take part in fun activities.”
Please visit www.fieldsintrust.org for more information.
The 15 Flintshire recreation areas protected under the Queen Elizabeth II
Fields Challenge are:
Argoed Sports Association, Mynydd Isa
Ffordd Dolgoed, Mold
Gronant Recreation Ground
King George Street, Shotton
Lixwm Play Area
Llys Ben Playing Field, Northop Hall
Maes Bodlonfa, Mold
Maes Pennant Playing Field, Mostyn
North Street Football Pitch, Saltney Ferry
Phoenix Park, Leeswood
Phoenix Street Recreation Ground, Sandycroft
Princess Park, Connah’s Quay
Sealand Manor Recreation Ground
Victoria Road, Bagillt
Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay
Photo caption L-R: Cllr Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public
Protection and Leisure, Cllr Tony Sharps, Northop Hall, Cllr John Golledge,
Chairman of Northop Community Council and Alan Roberts from Flintshire County