Deeside Celebration Garden – Create a legacy

Hosted by:
Enbarr Foundation CIC
Date:
29 April 2022
Location:
John Summers ClockTower, Century Way, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2GG, United Kingdom
Open to public?
Open to public, no booking required
Find out more:
https://enbarrfoundation.co.uk/initiatives

The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and to mark this occasion,

Enbarr Foundation want you the community to create a greater legacy for our places and spaces, that support new opportunities, awareness, and educational activities and build better relationships with one another, across generations and with the natural world.

We will be running the 3 wishes initiative for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend cumulating with Operation Street Party on the 4th June 2022 to allow people to come together and share memories, music and food.

The Shotton old steelworks estate/gardens based in Deeside are an amazing asset that has been left to fall into rack and ruin in its years of neglect. With support from previous funders/businesses and the local community, over the last 12 months we have uncovered its raw hidden beauty and began to create an Oasis for the local communities to thrive, enhance their skills and feel connected and engaged in this wild and wonderful estate hidden in the middle of an industrial landscape alongside the River Dee.

Ours and the community’s vision is building a legacy for current/future generations that raises and appreciate the industrial and cultural significance of the site. A Site that in its prime attracted visits from Winston Churchill, a morale boosting visit in World War II from King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth

The 3 wishes Campaign calls on the community and region to

1. Celebrate this rich industrial/cultural legacy and how initially John Summers and later British Steel and Tata shaped the lives of local people in this part of North Wales and its broader national impact.
2. Deliver a project that uses both the significant heritage of the location to address current concerns around mental health and wellbeing and climate.
3. Utilise the gardens to combat food poverty, and bring together the local people to enjoy, and understand nature in its most natural form.