Petition launched to replace Flint’s Iron Ring with Welsh Dragon


A petition has been launched calling for a Welsh dragon to replace the controversial iron ring sculpture proposed for Flint Castle.

Jennifer Humle, who created the petition, said that it would “create a new attraction at Flint Castle for children to explore and visitors to enjoy”.

It would be “our version of the Angel of the North” and “hopefully visible from the Wirral too”.

More than 11,000 people signed the original petition asking for the Iron Ring design to be scrapped.

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, announced in July that the plans had been put on hold.

He said: “We have listened and recognise the strength of feeling around the proposed art installation at Flint Castle.

“Working closely with local partners we will continue to work on proposals for developments at Flint, including reviewing new visitors’ facilities.”

Plaid Cymru councillor Mabon ap Gwynfor said that he welcomed the fact that there was a discussion within the community about what should replace the Iron Ring.

“This is how it should have been from the beginning, with the people of Flint at the heart of the project,” he told the Leader.

“Those of us who opposed the iron ring didn’t oppose developing a nationally significant piece of art in Flint. To the contrary.”

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