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Ambitious plans for new village hall in Brynford, near Holywell

VILLAGERS will have the chance to have their say on ambitious plans for a new community facility in Brynford.

Rural regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd has provided £10,000 for a detailed study into a new community hall, which would be attached to Brynford Primary School.

The hall would hold more than 100 people and plans include a smaller meeting room being created.

Brynford Community Facilities Committee - spearheading the scheme - wants the village’s verdict when the detailed plans go on display at a public ‘drop-in’ session planned for Tuesday at the school.

The event will run from 3.30pm and there will be a presentation at 7pm.

Brynford councillor Matt Wright, who chairs the committee, said: “It is an ambitious scheme, but we are keen to improve facilities in the area.

“As a community we have wanted to develop a village hall for a long time.

“We looked at various opportunities and we decided it made a lot of sense to share facilities with the school.”

Keira Derbyshire, project officer at Cadwyn Clwyd, added: “We are working to help maintain the communities that make rural Flintshire special and which together give the county its unique identity.

“Brynford has a rich heritage and a strong identity and hopefully this study will signpost a way forward for the community to maintain that special character.”

Headteacher Nia Goldsmith said the school supported the plans.

“We could use the new hall rather than the existing hall, which also has to double as a classroom and means we have to put things away all the time,” she said. “It would be of real benefit to the children.”