Active travel grant allocated for travel path in Greenfield Valley

First £10m of Active Travel grants announced
The first share of the £60 million to support active travel schemes has been allocated.
As part of the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan Mid-Point Review 2018 more than £10m has been earmarked for individual projects and packages of local schemes the length of Wales.
All local authorities were invited to submit applications – one strategic scheme and one local scheme or package of local schemes per local authority. A total of 35 applications were received, including 16 applications for strategic schemes, and 19 applications for local schemes.
The Active Travel Fund will allow 11 strategic schemes and 13 local schemes across 18 local authorities to be designed or delivered this financial year.
Transport Secretary Ken Skates said:
“This funding will create new active travel routes across Wales, connecting people’s homes to schools, jobs and their local community with the aim of encouraging more people to walk or cycle.
“I am allocating the first £10.36 million to local authorities across Wales for schemes to promote active travel, which supports our efforts as a government to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, while building physical activity into people’s daily lives, delivering wider health benefits.”
Some examples of the projects include:

Flintshire
Strategic – Deeside Industrial Park – Active travel and bus infrastructure on Parkway, Deeside Industrial Park Zone 2 – £1,070,000
Local – Holywell town walking and cycling link – Phase 1 – construction of active travel path, Greenfield Valley – £697,000

Community Meeting to take place regarding Holywell High Street

The Council wish to clarify this is a meeting for residents to vote on whether they want a community poll, NOT on whether the street should be opened. The community poll will then be arranged shortly after the meeting has taken place for residents to have their say, if residents vote in favour of holding it.

At least 150 residents of the 4 wards of the Holywell community are required to attend AND vote in favour of holding a poll, in order for the Council to then make the arrangements.

Flintshire Community Travel – new pilot bus service; times and stops

Pilot Flintshire Community Travel scheme running daily with the exception of Sundays and bank holidays, enabling those in more remote areas to reach Holywell. Please make the most of this service!

Drop in volunteer session for Remembrance Sunday event – Thursday 26th July, 7pm, Stamford Gate

Wales in Bloom school entries

An enormous well done to all of our local primary schools who entered this year; Ysgol Maes Glas, St. Winefride’s, Ysgol Gwenffrwd and Ysgol Maes y Felin. The standard was extremely high and judge Holywell Mayor, Cllr Rosetta Dolphin was incredibly impressed with the attention spent on the recycling efforts, the growing from seed and the introduction of using wild areas to encourage pollinators within the area. All pupils have worked extremely hard and should be very proud of themselves. The community has also been involved in eco days at the schools. The winner of this year’s competition is Ysgol Maes y Felin. We look forward to seeing next years entries as the effort and commitment involved this year has led to such impressive results!

Holywell Wales in Bloom update

Wales in Bloom results will be announced in September. In the meantime, Holywell held it’s own competitions….best town planter was won by Tower Crafts, 2nd was Scott’s Jewellers and 3rd was Kassidys Tea Rooms. Best community organisation was Llys GwenffrwdResidental Home. Winner of best private garden went to Gill Lewis of Greenfield – well done to all!

Spring/Summer newsletter

Welsh copies also available upon request

Holywell and Greenfield Summer Playschemes – free lunch scheme also available to all

Holy-WELL-BEING Day Programme of events – Saturday 23rd June – Town Centre

Holy-WELL BEING day press release (Transition Holywell & District)