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Flint’s Extra Care housing scheme is named

Published: 09/06/2015

The new Extra Care Housing Scheme for older people in Flint is to be named Llys Raddington. 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, explains: “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 added: 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 wellbeing.” 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 area.” 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 enquiries@clwydalyn.co.uk


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