Book marks new sculpture trail
A commemorative book has been produced to mark a new sculpture trail on the
cycle path between River Lane, Saltney, and Saltney Ferry footbridge.
Four recently installed sculptures are part of a multi-agency project on
heritage, art, access and wildlife themes on the cycle path.
The bespoke 7 ft. sculptures by notable artist Mike Johnson have been created
to reflect coastal light and the local plant life, which was identified by
local school children on a site visit last year.
The new book has an overview of the project and some of the artwork produced by
the pupils. It also contains photographs of the children collecting plants to
take back to the classroom to study for artwork.
This significant riverside regeneration scheme has been carried out in
partnership with Saltney Town Council, Flintshire County Council’s Countryside
Service, Natural Resources Wales and Cadwyn Clwyd, Rural Development Agency for
Flintshire and Denbighshire. The land is owned by the County Council and
Natural Resources Wales. Cadwyn Clwyd secured the majority of funding for the
project from the Wales Rural Development Plan, which is funded by the European
Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment
said: “I am extremely proud of what has been achieved through this
multi-partnership approach. This is a great example of coastal regeneration
work in Flintshire and it represents a great investment in our community. I
hope this new book will be of interest locally and further afield.
Note to Editors
There will be a photo opportunity opposite Go Outdoors, River Lane, Saltney at
2pm on 14 July with pupils from one of the participating schools Saltney Ferry