The business community in Holywell hold regular meetings to discuss various ways of improving not only the high street shopping experience for the local shopper and the tourists, but for the shopkeepers themselves. We have come up with many ideas, which are put to the Town Council and the County Council.
We have many activities on during the year such as Northern Soul, Scooter Festival, Line Dancing, The Well Inn Festival, Welsh Day, Cadi Ha, The Christmas Lights Switch On, Best Christmas Window Competition, 999 Day, Car boots & many more, which ensure own town is kept busy! Here are just a few photos showing some of the activities in town!
We have recently had a Police project to tidy up the local parks. Sheds, benches and bins painted and tidied up. Looking great!
The Town Council do a marvellous job on the upkeep of the greenery, the flowers by the bus stop, the gardens in Panton Place so the businesses decided that it would be a great idea to adopt the planters in the high street and help the council with the upkeep of so many planters in the town. We have just been granted access to this. Shortly the planter will be moved in front of the shops who have adopted them and we will endeavour to keep them looking lovely, bright and colourful, to keep our high street looking attractive when people come by! All the shops have hanging baskets throughout “Wales in Bloom” which always looks brilliant!
The Business group has been given the keys for the 3 main notice boards, to display local business events and offers which will also improve communication within the town.
We have looked at opening up the high street to vehicles once again (Holywell has been pedestrianised since the early 90’s) but with the wave of new large “out of town” shopping centers, we feel the time is right to open our street back up to encourage more people to come here and shop! Our County Council is on board, our local AM Hannah Blythyn is on board and supporting us as much as she can and the local people of Holywell and the surrounding areas have made their voices known too, wanting the town to thrive is essential and the opening of the street is one way of ensuring this. Watch this space – we may be 4 wheel friendly very soon!
We are very proud of our high street and are always looking for ways to develop the shopping experience!