Posted: Fri 16th Oct 2015

Wepre Park’s Old Hall Gardens restoration project enters final stage

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 16th, 2015

A project to transform Wepre Park and restore the Old Hall Gardens to their former glory is now entering the final phase. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flintshire County Council has been making good use of a £583,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People Programme with a package of major improvements and restoration work across the park. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The project has included new fencing and footpaths, restoration of The Old Hall Gardens, creation of a new community garden, a tree planting scheme as well as improved educational facilities and interpretation boards to help local people and visitors explore the story of the park, the gardens and Ewloe Castle. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The three year project is now in its last six months and the final push is underway to complete the transformation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The restoration of the 150 year-old wall in the Old Hall Gardens is nearing completion with work on the historic features and the relaying of the gardens to follow. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The main trail through the park will be closed to the public for the next 6-8 weeks as work to improve access to Ewloe Castle takes place. Diversions will be in place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This has been a long journey but with the end now in sight, the park will be transformed. I’m delighted with the work so far and I’d like to pay particular thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers who have given their time to get involved in the project over the last couple of years.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Pictured: Cllr Attridge views the ongoing improvement works at Wepre Park with Tom Woodall, head of Countryside Services at Flintshire County Council. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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