Final Push at Wepre Park
A project to transform Wepre Park and restore the Old Hall Gardens to their
former glory is now entering the final phase.
Flintshire County Council has been making good use of a £583,400 grant from the
Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People Programme with a package of major
improvements and restoration work across the park.
The project has included new fencing and footpaths, restoration of The Old Hall
Gardens, creation of a new community garden, a tree planting scheme as well as
improved educational facilities and interpretation boards to help local people
and visitors explore the story of the park, the gardens and Ewloe Castle.
The three year project is now in its last six months and the final push is
underway to complete the transformation.
The restoration of the 150 year-old wall in the Old Hall Gardens is nearing
completion with work on the historic features and the relaying of the gardens
The main trail through the park will be closed to the public for the next 6-8
weeks as work to improve access to Ewloe Castle takes place. Diversions will be
Cllr Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:
“This has been a long journey but with the end now in sight, the park will be
transformed. I’m delighted with the work so far and I’d like to pay particular
thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers who have given their time to get
involved in the project over the last couple of years.”
Picture caption – Cllr Attridge views the ongoing improvement works at Wepre
Park with Tom Woodall, head of Countryside Services at Flintshire County