Holywell is a Market Town in North East Wales in the county of Flintshire; it sits on the Dee estuary almost opposite Park Gate in England. It takes its name from the 7th Century St Winifred’s Well – a Holy Well, which is one of the ancient wonders of Wales. The water supply for the Well comes from the mountains above, with the water remaining at a constant temperature. This water also powered many factories in the Greenfield valley, which was well known for its production of Copper and Cotton. Greenfield Valley is now a national park and a fantastic family day out.
Holywell is divided into four areas: Pen-y-Maes, the Strand, the Holway and the Town centre, in addition to these areas there are several surrounding villages all within a six-mile area. We will be working with the town centre, The Holway, which is a residential area located on the west side of the town, and Green Field on the north east side. Collectively Holywell has a population of over 8000 people.
Before we arrived, Holywell already had an active Age- & Dementia Friendly Steering group, we have joined this group and will be working alongside them on their journey for the next two years.
We also held two open engagement events and asked people what they feel works well in the area and the changes we would like to see, we have begun to form an action plan and look forward to supporting the community to making the small positive steps to shape their community.
Shereen Devine is working with communities in Flintshire.
Get in touch with Shereen: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07469 851886