Innovative team for Bailey Hill

Consultants with proven track record appointed

Left to right: Mike Bunting (FoBH), Margaret Bunting (FoBH), Paul Harrison (Harrison Design and Development), Sam Roberts (MTC), Eira Hughes (FoBH), Claire Halestrap (Harrison Design and Development), Sophie Fish (FCC), Chris Bithell (FCC member) and Ian Bancroft (FCC).

Historic Bailey Hill in Mold was awarded an initial Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) development grant in July of £43,900 to enable detailed work on conservation, interpretation, activity planning and governance, to take place over the next year.

The Friends of Bailey Hill (FoBH) group and Mold Town Council (MTC), who have been involved in the HLF application, are delighted that Flintshire County Council has appointed Mold firm, Harrison Design and Development (HDD), to undertake all aspects of the development work with the help of specialists and volunteers.

In 2011 HDD produced the Bailey Hill Masterplan following public consultation. They have an unparalleled understanding of the opportunities and constraints of the site and how important the improvements are to the Town.

Once this development work is completed, a full application for just less than £1m will be made to HLF and, if this in turn is successful, the improvements outlined in the Bailey Hill Masterplan can go ahead. These include new access, paths and flower beds, interpretation of the historic features and the creation of a flexible, attractive event/activity space.

The existing entrance to Bailey Hill; the proposals in the Masterplan are for a new ramp and steps to make it easier for people with buggies and wheelchairs to access the site.

New layouts are needed for the Cenotaph and Garden of Remembrance to make them accessible, attractive and to interpret the memorials in a relevant way

Junction of the existing steeply stepped, earthen perimeter path from the Cenotaph with the path from the Gorsedd to the Inner Bailey.

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