Flint’s Extra Care housing scheme is named
The new Extra Care Housing Scheme for older people in Flint is to be named Llys
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, which is part of the Pennaf Housing Group,
recently received planning permission for the scheme to be built on land off
Coleshill Street which is currently owned by the Local Authority.
Llys Raddington will provide 73 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments
together with a wide range of communal facilities, and will be managed by Clwyd
Alyn Housing Association in partnership with Flintshire County Council.
Cllr Ian Roberts, who is Chairman of the Flint Masterplan Steering Group,
“Raddington is a name deeply connected with Flint’s history, as it was the name
of the original settlement. The town now known as Flint was first mentioned in
the Domesday book in 1086, where it was referred to as Raddington. It is the
area where Flint Castle was built, but by the end of the 13th century, the
borough of Flint was created, and the name Raddington disappeared from use.
“Raddington was first suggested by Councillor Vicky Perfect, who wanted to see
the name featured as part of the regeneration of Flint. When it came to
deciding upon a name for the new Extra Care facility, I felt that this would be
the perfect opportunity, and so Llys Raddington was agreed upon.
“Just this week, we are discovering more and more about the town’s medieval
origins. We feel that this name is perfect and appropriate, connecting Flint’s
proud history with the town’s exciting future.”
Councillor Christine Jones, Flintshire County Councils Cabinet Member for
Social Services said:
This is another great step forward for our latest extra care scheme in
Flintshire. With the Council and Clwyd Alyn Housing Association working in
partnership together, we are all looking forward to seeing this scheme come to
fruition. Llys Raddington will provide excellent facilities to make a real
difference to residents lives.
Councillor Helen Brown, Flintshire County Councils Cabinet Member for Housing
The name of Llys Raddington is a wonderful and inspired choice. The Extra Care
scheme at Flint is another great opportunity to develop housing which enables
older people to have a new choice, whilst maintaining their independence and
Graham Worthington for the Pennaf Housing Group said:
“The new scheme, like the original settlement of Raddington, will be in a key
location providing a focus for the community. We think it’s an ideal way of
embracing the future with a fitting sense of respect for the heritage of the
Anyone who would like to register for an information pack on the new apartments
can contact Clwyd Alyn Housing Association on 01745 538300 or email