Mark Tami MP praises Flintshire County Council’s Summer Play team

Over the course of the summer holidays, playschemes have been taking place daily at over 60 sites in Flintshire.

Flintshire County Council Summer Play team have been providing free ‘open access’ play sessions, where children aged 5 -12 are free to come and go as often as their parents would like.

Parents drop their children off for the morning or afternoon and they will be able to do arts and crafts, build dens or play sports and water games. And thanks to Flintshire’s Holiday Hunger programme, the children will also be fed at the venues.

Mark Tami has visited the Connah’s Quay and Saltney playschemes during the summer and has praised Flintshire for ensuring funding is available for the events.

Mark Tami MP said; “Wales have made it law that children must have the right to play and it’s great to see Flintshire have really embraced that.

“I welcomed the opportunity to go and visit the playschemes in Connah’s Quay and Saltney this summer and I have been very impressed with how well they are ran.

“The support from the County Council and the various Town Councils has been fantastic, ensuring the funding is there to offer a real escape for these children over the summer.

“Thank you to the workers and volunteers who have made this summer a success and who really have been a credit to the communities throughout Flintshire.”