Today I met with representatives from the Great British High Street awards to discuss how Delyn towns could take part in this prestigious award.
Britain’s high streets are the heart of our local communities, and we all want them to be places everyone can enjoy and be proud of.
After a hugely inspiring 2018, in which our very own Holywell secured a highly commended award, The Great British High Street Awards are back, searching for the UK’s most dynamic high streets that not only bring local communities together, but pave the way for the high streets of tomorrow.
Run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (UK), and in partnership with Visa, the Awards aim to celebrate the amazing work that local businesses and individuals put into their communities. Read more “Great British High Street Award 2019”
Last July the Department of Transport announced that it was to roll-out a scheme to fund more charging points for vehicles across the country.
Towns in Delyn are already beating the UK Government on this. Holywell recently installed its new charging point, making it an even better place than it already is to stop off and visit, through a Town Council scheme in partnership with Tesco.
Sadly, the lack of answer from the Minister spoke a thousand words. Instead of telling us how many points have been installed since last July he simply pointed out that another scheme was to be announced. Announcements and fanfare are all well and good, but we need action to tackle climate change. We need to move away from petrol and diesel towards electric and hydrogen and this can only be done if the infrastructure is in place.
Holywell and Greenfield are set to take a step forward in providing residents with a new cashless way to shop in town in the run up to Christmas, in partnership with payments company Square.
Holywell Town Council has secured support from Square to provide card readers for every business in the town completely free of charge in the run up to the festive season. It will mean that shoppers can pay for goods and services across the area with their credit and debit cards, or even Apple and Android Pay on their mobile phone, rather than having to use the cash point. It is hoped the activity will provide a boost for the town’s local economy as local shoppers can shop in the High Street without the need for physical cash. Read more “Holywell set to go cashless for Christmas”
I was pleased to attend and open the Holywell Festival which was held on Saturday the 1st of July.
Six Centuries ago Henry V walked from Shrewsbury up through Oswestry and ended his journey in Holywell to celebrate his famous victory over the French at Agincourt. Last year a group of walkers followed in his footsteps and recreated the walk. Following on from last year’s walk, Holywell transition group decided to hold another medieval themed festival in the town centre.
Events such as the Holywell Festival are a great way to bring people into the town and to boost local businesses. With more money being spent in local businesses it helps build a platform not only for the businesses but for the local economy
Also I would like to thank Holywell Town Council, and Holywell transition group and the mayor Joe Johnson for dedicating a lot of time and effort to be able to hold events such as the festival.
It was a pleasure to see the turn out for the festival and how proud the community is of its heritage and to show off a brilliant town.