Social, Community and History Aims

2.01 Funding

All S106 funds from new developments to pay for projects in the Community Development Plan actions (rather than being specified within the development application)

2.02 The decision of where to prioritise spend, based on the content of this plan, should be ultimately decided by the Community.

2.03 Play Provision

Protection and upkeep of existing play spaces

2.04 Children’s play areas on the Millstone field, Dobshill, Melrose Close, Ffordd Derwyn, White Lion, West View and The Groves must be maintained and enhanced where possible


2.05 Sport

Protect existing sports facilities and spaces.


2.06 Football pitches on the Groves, Abbots Lane and at Dobshill, the bowling green and the tennis courts should be protected and enhanced where possible.


2.07 Community Events

Ensure that space is always available for community events, indoor and outdoor.


2.08 Welsh Language

The community promotes and protects the Welsh culture, heritage and language.


2.09 History Walks

Defined history walks in the area surround Pen-y-ffordd with supporting literature with historical and nature information.


2.10 Using existing footpaths and historical map references, prepare printed leaflets / downloadable leaflets. Have the local walks included in Flintshire County Council’s leaflet: Rural Walks in Flintshire;

Connect footpaths with those in Hope / Hawarden / Higher Kinnerton / Buckley / Pontblyddyn.


2.11 Connecting our History

The community seeks to connect with neighbouring communities and their history assets.


2.12 Links with Hawarden’s library, Flintshire Record Office in Hawarden library and Hawarden Castle to maintain the long connection between Dobshill, Penymynydd and Hawarden.

Links with Hope, Caegwrle and Plas Teg and their heritage groups to maintain the long connection between Pen-y-ffordd and Hope/Caegwrle. Links with Park in the Past through footpaths, access of Stryt Isa for walkers and links with village schools should be encouraged.


2.13 Heritage Buildings

We would like our remaining heritage buildings to be recorded as such when the Welsh Government Assets of Community Value register becomes active.

2.14 Specifically:
- The Memorial Institute
- Trinity Chapel
- St John’s School
- The Youth Club (former school building)
- Red Lion pub
- Millstone pub
- Bowling clubhouse
- The tennis club
- Millennium Clock
- Pen-y-ffordd Train Station building
- Signal Box (on Borderline)
- Telephone Box on Alyn Drive