Information report - Update on Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Decision Maker: Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Expired 13/07/20
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To receive a progress report.
The Chief Officer (Planning, Environment & Economy) introduced a report to provide an update on the current position of Greenfield Valley Heritage Park. He provided background information and referred to the key considerations, as detailed in the report, and progress on the Flintshire Internal Audit recommendations as detailed in the appendix to the report. He invited the Access and Natural Environment Manager to give an update on site operations.
The Access and Natural Environment Manager reported on the educational activities undertaken by 12 schools during the Summer term said more than 100 events had been delivered this season. He commented on the increase in visitor numbers and social media interest and explained that the improvement of general presentation and maintenance standards had resulted in Greenfield Valley maintaining the Greenflag Award and securing the gold standard visitor award from Visit Wales.
The Access and Natural Environment Manager referred to the improvement and repair works, and new signage which had been undertaken on walkways, woodland trails, priority paths, and steps. He advised that a user survey of Play offer within the site was completed during the Summer and the results would be analysed during Autumn. Meetings had also been held with the Active Travel Team to discuss the potential of a multi-user path through the Valley. Sustrans were also currently undertaking a feasibility study of potential routes.
That the update be noted.
Report author: Andrew Farrow
Publication date: 14/03/2019
Date of decision: 16/10/2018
Decided at meeting: 16/10/2018 - Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Expired 13/07/20