Revitalising Recreational Spaces: Improvements to Flint Coleshill Bowls Club in time for the New Season

Clwb Bowls Coleshill y Fflint, mis Ebrill 2019

Pictured (from left to right) are Mike Welch, Managing Director of Aura Wales, Councillor Ian Roberts, Leader of Flintshire County Council, Richard Roberts, Aura’s Play Design Officer, Eifion Williams, Club Secretary, and Pat Pearson, Club Treasurer.

Residents of Flint have watched the town’s landscape change significantly in recent times, visible, for example, by the construction of more than 70 apartments for the Over 60s being built as part of a £9 million extra care housing scheme.

As part of this new development, positive impact has been further generated due to a Section 106 Agreement between Flintshire County Council and Anwyl Construction. This agreement ensured that an off-site commuted sum of £53,509 was earmarked to make improvements to the local area and community.

One of the lucky recipients of this funding is Flint Coleshill Bowls Club which met with Aura’s Play Design Officer, Richard Roberts, in late 2018 to discuss refurbishment works to the bowling Pavilion and grounds.  A generous sum of £2,500 was put towards improving the facilities which included new spectator shelters, decoration and refurbishment of the Pavilion’s kitchen and toilets, and newly purchased litter bins and equipment to maintain the grounds. Following the completion, Eifion Williams, Club Secretary, kindly thanked Aura Wales and Flintshire County Council for all they had done for the club.

Aura’s Play Design Officer, Richard Roberts, shared his enthusiasm about the improvements, commenting: “Aura is really pleased to be able to help Flint Bowls Club to refurbish their facilities in readiness for the new season.  It’s great to be able to utilise Section 106 funding for improving recreational space for local communities.’’

Aura Wales hopes these improvements will impact positively upon the Flint community and will contribute towards the success of Flint Coleshill Bowls Club.

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