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Fields in Trust presentation

Published: 22/07/2014

Community leaders have accepted a plaque soon to be erected at Llys Ben Playing Field in Northop Hall to show its prestigious Queen Elizabeth 11 Field status. Awarded by an organisation called Fields in Trust, formerly known as the National Playing Fields Association, it means that the playing field, along with 14 other recreation grounds in Flintshire, will be protected as public open space for many generations to come. Protection has been established through a deed agreed between the landowners, Flintshire County Council, and Fields in Trust, restricting use of the land for outdoor play, sport and recreation. Supported by the Duke of Cambridge’s patronage, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge protects public open spaces and acts as a tangible legacy for both HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics. Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure said: “Recreation grounds are vital resources for the communities they serve and it’s important that they are protected. They offer something for people of all ages, whether it’s a place for older people to relax or somewhere children can go to play sports and take part in fun activities.” Please visit for more information. The 15 Flintshire recreation areas protected under the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge are: Argoed Sports Association, Mynydd Isa Ffordd Dolgoed, Mold Gronant Recreation Ground King George Street, Shotton Lixwm Play Area Llys Ben Playing Field, Northop Hall Maes Bodlonfa, Mold Maes Pennant Playing Field, Mostyn North Street Football Pitch, Saltney Ferry Phoenix Park, Leeswood Phoenix Street Recreation Ground, Sandycroft Princess Park, Connah’s Quay Sealand Manor Recreation Ground Victoria Road, Bagillt Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay Photo caption L-R: Cllr Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure, Cllr Tony Sharps, Northop Hall, Cllr John Golledge, Chairman of Northop Community Council and Alan Roberts from Flintshire County Council.