RESIDENTS of a Flintshire town are being invited to give their views on proposals to implement new walking and cycling routes which could potentially benefit schoolchildren in particular.

Flintshire Council is seeking the views on proposals for Active Travel (walking and cycling) infrastructure on two routes within Holywell.

Route one would serve Ysgol Gwenffrwd County Primary School and St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School, while route two would serve Ysgol Treffynnon and Ysgol Maes Y Felin.

The proposals are informed by a study undertaken by consultants during 2022 which identified key routes to each school based on where pupils live as well as site visits, observations of issues faced by people walking and cycling, and discussions with some of the schools.


There are two ways people can share their views and opinions:

Councillor Dave Hughes, Flintshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and the regional transport strategy, said: “Utilising Welsh Government funding, Flintshire County Council is pleased to propose these two very important Safe Routes in Communities schemes which aim to improve accessibility for pupils, parents and local residents in Holywell.  

"With these proposals we aim to improve conditions for walking and cycling by reducing traffic speeds, improving pedestrian priority and widening footways. With the addition of green infrastructure these areas will provide an attractive and safe environment, encouraging more people to walk and cycle more frequently."