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New sports pitches celebrated

Published: 13/10/2017

The artificial sports pitches at Hawarden High School and Mold Alun High School have been replaced and upgraded as part of a substantial financial commitment to play areas by Flintshire County Council. Representatives of the Council and both schools met recently to celebrate this exciting investment in these astro turf pitches which will enhance and benefit both schools as well as the wider communities. The Leader of the Council, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said: The Council has made a clear commitment to maintaining and improving play provision within the County and we will continue to invest in play areas and synthetic sport pitches such as these. I am proud that Flintshire has taken this bold step to protect such facilities for our residents to use and enjoy. Flintshire County Councils Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said: I am delighted to see these improvements which I am sure will prove popular with local pupils and residents. Hawarden High Schools head teacher, Simon Budgen, said: The school is very grateful for the financial support from Flintshire County Council to enable this facility to be reopened to both the school and local community. Having this fantastic facility really does add value to pupils participation in sport and their physical education. Head teacher of Mold Alun School, Jane Cooper, added: We are delighted with the new surface for the artificial pitch and are very grateful for the investment from Flintshire County Council. Students from both Alun School and Ysgol Maes Garmon as well as members of the local community will benefit from the upgrade to the sports facilities on the campus. The Council is also investing in local play areas over the next three years. Play areas in Flint, Ffynnongroyw, Connah’s Quay and Bagillt will each have £25,000 invested in them during the financial year 2017/18, with other play areas receiving improvements in the following years.