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Greenfield Active Travel route

Published: 29/01/2019

Flintshire County Council has been successful in securing grant funding from the Welsh Government to improve the path network at Greenfield.

The aim of the improvements is to enable more people to walk and cycle to places for their everyday journeys, such as school, work and other services and facilities, reducing the need for car journeys. The scheme will also improve access to the popular Greenfield Valley Heritage Museum visitor attraction.

The improvements will start around the end of February/early March and are expected to last about 12 weeks.

Further phases of the improvements are proposed over the next two and a half years to link Holywell to Greenfield Dock and the coast, subject to funding. 

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:

“This is a great project which will provide improved sustainable and affordable access to local services for residents and enhance tourism facilities to encourage more visitors to help boost the local economy.  The Well-being of Future Generations Act aims to improve economic, physical and mental well-being and Flintshire County Council is committed to these goals.

“During the works, path will need to be closed in phases and we hope to minimise the disruption to users. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during this important work.”

Holywell Town Mayor, Rosetta Dolphin, said:

“Holywell Town Council welcomes this investment which will have a positive impact on the lives of local people.  The council is committed to linking the Greenfield coastal path with the valley and town centre - a key objective of the town council’s business plan.  The council looks forward to the further development including the opening up of the bridge providing access into the Greenfield Dock area and existing coastal path routes, and access links to the residential areas in the Strand and Pen-y-Maes estates.”

Gwladys Harrison, Greenfield Valley Trust Chair, said:

“The Greenfield Valley Trust is delighted that this funding has been granted.  This will make the paths accessible to all, especially during the winter time, although it will mean some temporary disruption. We hope that people will come and enjoy and appreciate the fantastic heritage that is of national significance located on their doorstep.”

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