Posted: Tue 12th Nov 2013

Six recreation areas in Deeside win prestigious protection awards

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 12th, 2013

Six Recreation Areas in Deeside have been awarded prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Field status.

Sealand Manor Recreation Ground

Sealand Manor Recreation Ground

The awards have been given by an organisation called Fields in Trust, formerly known as the National Playing Fields Association, it means that the parks will be protected as public open space for many generations to come.

Protection will be 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.

King George Street, Shotton

King George Street, Shotton

The aim is to protect outdoor recreational spaces across the UK to create a grassroots legacy from the momentous events of 2012: Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Wepre Park

Wepre Park

 Ivor Morgan, Chairman of Fields in Trust Cymru, said:

“We’re delighted that Flintshire County Council has nominated these areas to be protected under the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Local authorities today may have the best will in the world about protecting public open spaces, but no-one can guarantee what their successors will be tempted to do in 20, 50 or 100 years. The Council should therefore be proud of what they are doing for future generations.”

North Street Football Pitch, Saltney Ferry

North Street Football Pitch, Saltney Ferry

The Council is hoping to continue inviting nominations from Town and Community Councils that can be added to the scheme in future years to guarantee the long-term future of playing fields and other outdoor recreational spaces in Flintshire.

The 6 Deeside recreation areas protected under the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge are:

King George Street, Shotton

North Street Football Pitch, Saltney Ferry

Phoenix Street Recreation Ground, Sandycroft

Princess Park, Connah’s Quay

Sealand Manor Recreation Ground

Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay

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