Connect centre opens in Holywell
People in the Holywell area can now access a range of public
services under one roof with the opening of the new Flintshire
Connects centre in the town.
The Centre will be officially opened by Councillor Carolyn Thomas,
Vice Chairman of Flintshire County Council and Mark Polin, Chief
Constable of North Wales Police on Friday November 30 at 3.45
Located in the historic and re-furbished Old Town Hall Building it
will be a public sector hub on the High Street bringing together
the services of Flintshire County Council, North Wales Police,
Deeside College, Job Centre Plus and Communities First.
Holywell Town Partnership has also supported the project by
providing funding to improve the entrance and lobby area of the
building where there will be visitor information.
The Centre will be open six days a week, including Saturday
mornings and local organisations will also be able to use it for
meetings and raise awareness of local events.
Councillor Billy Mullin, Cabinet Member for Corporate Management,
Flintshire County Council, explained;“The Flintshire Connects
Centre in Holywell is the first of its type in North Wales, and is
bringing County Council and North Wales Police services to the
centre of Holywell. This is a new modern facility that will improve
the way services are delivered to the residents of the town. In
addition to improving access for local people to key services on
which they depend, we also hope the new Centre will also boost the
regeneration and vibrancy of Holywell town centre.”
Inspector Jeff Moses, North Wales Police said;“ From a police
perspective we are excited about the Flintshire Connects project in
Holywell. The facilities are modern and very good. They are in a
central location in the town. As this is the first facility of its
kind in North Wales I am very pleased that it's happening in this
county. The new facility will make North Wales Police even more
accessible to the public than we were in the old Police Station in
Deeside College Principal David Jones said; "We are delighted to be
part of this innovative partnership to support the local community
in Holywell. Our courses in the area have always been really
popular and we look forward to continuing to deliver a wide range
of education and training."
John Bisby, North and Mid Wales District Manager, Jobcentre Plus
said; "I am pleased that Jobcentre Plus has this opportunity to
work in partnership with Flintshire County Council, to develop
improved local services for our customers, employers and jobseekers
Plans are currently being jointly developed by the County Council
with partner organisations to open Flintshire Connects Centres at
Flint, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Mold and Saltney in the future.