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Holywell Town Centre set for a revamp

Published: 19/06/2014

Holywell will be transformed over the coming months as work begins to regenerate the town centre. Following a period of consultation with Holywell Town Council, Holywell Town Partnership and the general public, the first phase of construction is due to start in July and last around three months. Residents and local business owners are invited to meet staff from Flintshire County Council and the works contractor (GH James) to see the plans. Staff will be on hand at the Holywell Connects, Holywell High Street on Tuesday 1 July from 3.30pm to 6.30pm to discuss any concerns they may have before work takes place. Plans include: improvements to key entrances into the town centre with the creation of a gateway feature on Whitford Street; an attractive steps based entrance to lead into the town from Well Street; a general tidy up of the High Street and an impressive plinth for the new sculpture in the heart of the town centre. A dedicated coach drop off zone will also be developed at the bottom of Tower Gardens as part of a new County Council tourism initiative to encourage group organisers to include Flintshire as a destination for group travel. Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “These improvements to the fabric of Holywell Town Centre will complement other activities taking place, give pride to local residents and help encourage more visitors to the area.” Flintshire County Council has secured funding for streetscape and access improvements from the European Regional Development Fund and the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013, which is in turn, funded by the Welsh Government and the European Fund for Rural Development. Photo caption: Holywell Town Centre before the revamp.