The North Street Football Pitch at Saltney Ferry, Flintshire, has been saved as an open space for ever more. The space has been protected under the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, by Fields in Trust.
The Open Spaces Society objected to a planning application to develop the site and is delighted that it is now secure.
This is the only recreational area in Saltney Ferry, much loved by local people who badly need open spaces for fresh air and enjoyment.
We are delighted to have played a part in rescuing this open space and to learn that is now safe for ever.
The society worked closely with Fields in Trust’s predecessor, the National Playing Fields Association: the society’s secretary Sir Lawrence Chubb also became secretary of NPFA in 1928 and ran both organisations for many years.