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Book marks new sculpture trail

Published: 14/07/2015

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 CP