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Centenary Fields

Meeting: 23/10/2018 - Cabinet (Item 252)

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As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Mullin introduced the Centenary Fields report which sought approval for a number of sites to be submitted to Fields in Trust as Centenary Fields.


            Centenary Fields was an initiative from Fields in Trust, in partnership with the Royal British Legion, to protect and preserve valued open spaces that had some significance to World War One, in honour of those who had lost their lives.  The programme was one of a range of initiatives to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.


            A legal deed of dedication between the Council and Fields in Trust would mean those sites designated as Centenary Fields would be protected in perpetuity, providing a legacy for future generations.  Designating sites as Centenary Fields would reinforce the Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and safeguard green spaces for the benefit of the local community.  The final list of sites were appended to the report.


            Councillor Shotton welcomed the report which would see fitting memorials at the sites listed.  He paid particular thanks to Councillors David and Gladys Healey for their passion for wanting to protect Willows Park in Hope, which would be protected following the legal deed of dedication.




(a)       That approval be given for an application to be submitted to Fields in Trust to dedicate the following sites as Centenary Fields:


·         Green opposite Croes Atti School, Flint;

·         Memorial Gardens, Holywell;

·         Leeswood Memorial Garden; and

·         Willows Park, Hope.


(b)       That the Deed of Dedication with Fields in Trust be signed on behalf of the Council, if the applications are successful; and


(c)        That a series of events being held to make the occasion of the sites being designated as Centenary Fields be agreed.