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Holywell Town Centre – Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century High Street

Published: 01/10/2019

Flintshire County Council has been awarded funding from Welsh Government to support the work being undertaken to connect the new Greenfield Valley cycle routes with the new look Holywell town centre.

The Welsh Government funding, provided through the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme and the Active Travel Fund, will match investments by Flintshire County Council and Holywell Town Council. The project will also see a new town centre events arena in Tower Gardens and a new streetscape for the town centre.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said

“This is a great initiative which will ensure good communication links between the local community, their high street and the quality leisure destination at Greenfield Valley.

“Cycling routes and improved access will support and improve the vitality and viability of the town centre and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park. This new investment will include a dedicated cycling route from Bagillt Road to Whitford Street.

“This project is taking place at the same time as an initiative supported by Holywell Business Forum to brighten up the high street.  Funding is available for local businesses to invest in their shopfronts.  This is being jointly funded by a partnership between Welsh Government, Flintshire County Council and Holywell Town Council.

“With the convenience of easier access and parking and the added attraction of a covered local events arena, Holywell can face the challenges of the 21st century high street with increased confidence.”

The work is due to be completed before Christmas and will need to involve short term closure of the High Street to let the works progress quickly. Local residents are encouraged to keep visiting the high street and to lend their support to their local businesses whilst the works progress.

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