Talacre Cycleway official opening
The new Talacre to Ffynongroew cycleway will be officially opened by the Deputy
Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans AM and Leader of the Council, Cllr
Aaron Shotton on Thursday 2 October.
Members of the Clocktower Day Centre will be promoting the importance of
exercise and health by riding bikes along the new shared use cycleway which
forms part of a continuous cycling link from the north of Mostyn through into
Ffynnongroew and onto Talacre then continuing along National Cycle Network 5
The majority of the cycleway follows the line of the existing All Wales Coastal
Path between the A548 in Tan Lan to the junction with Station Road in Talacre,
with a section going around the point of Ayr Colliery. It is part of the
‘Linking Flintshire’s Communities’ project which started in 2011.
Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans said: “This new cycleway
has been made possible in part thanks to investment from the Welsh Government.
It is always a pleasure to see our Rural Development Plan funding in action,
making a positive difference in rural communities like Talacre. The Talacre to
Ffynongroew cycleway will benefit local people, encouraging them to become more
active as well as helping to attract more walkers, cyclists and visitors to our
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council said “I am
delighted to be opening the cycleway alongside the Deputy Minister. This
project has been delivered as part of the Linking Flintshire’s Communities
programme which aims to enhance, develop and promote a series of footpaths,
cyclepaths and bridleways to link communities in rural Flintshire. Residents
and visitors can now enjoy cycling as well as walking along the County’s coast
The project has received approximately £715,000 of funding by the Welsh
Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Other
funding has been provided through the Regional Transport Fund, the Local
Fund and Flintshire County Council and is in the region of £500,000.
Photo caption 1 L-R: Sue Price and Robin Nursaw Flintshire County Council,
Steve Jones Chief Officer Streetscene and Transportation, Flintshire County
Council, Deputy Minister Rebecca Evans AM and Cllr Aaron Shotton, Leader of
Flintshire County Council.
Photo caption 2 L-R: Cllr Aaron Shotton,Leader Flintshire County Council, Ros
Stallard, Managing Director Liverpool Bay Operating Company, Nick Thomas,
Operations Manager for Natural Resources Wales, Deputy Minister Rebecca Evans
AM and Steve Jones Chief Officer Streetscene and Transportation with members of
the Clocktower Day Centre.