Golftyn Park Tour and Our Back Yard Project extended.
A mini-tour was held at Golftyn Park, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire for community members and partners following work to improve the site through funding from the Our Back Yard Project.
Cllrs Peter Williams, currently Connah’s Quay Town Council Chair and Golftyn Ward Cllr, Paul Shotton joined Flintshire County Council Staff and local community members to view the work that has taken place since August 2021. The work includes new paths, improved access to the park and re-shaped bunds to improve sightlines into the park. Volunteers have also worked hard to create wildflower areas and to plant bulbs, all of which will benefit pollinators and increase the biodiversity of the site.
The Our Back Project which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and run by Groundwork North Wales has been working with partners since 2018 to improve green spaces in Connah’s Quay through a range of initiatives. This includes working with local schools and supporting volunteering opportunities.
The Our Back Yard Project was due to conclude in October 2022 but due to the disruption of the pandemic, it has now been extended until October 2023.
Richard Aram Project Manager said,
“The work at Golftyn Park has made a big difference to the site and we are getting lots of positive comments from users. It’s a great place to exercise with the new paths and access. The extension to the project will allow us to make up for the lost time during covid restrictions and will help us to continue to make an impact on green spaces in Connah’s Quay. I would like to thank the National Lottery Community Fund for their support.”
The project supports volunteer sessions on various days and is always looking for new volunteers. Sessions are very sociable with all equipment and PPE provided. They are a great way to get outdoors, meet new people and be more active.