No iron ring sculpture for Flint Castle

Plans to create an iron ring sculpture at Flint Castle will no longer go ahead after it was met with opposition.

The Welsh Government said the £395k rusted crown sculpture represented the relationship between the medieval monarchies of Europe and the castles they built. But critics said it symbolised the oppression of Welsh people and a petition was set up to stop the plans.

The proposals were paused for review in July after they were described as "ignorant and insensitive".

However, Welsh Government officials say residents can still expect it see 'significant investment' at Flint Castle.

New proposals are said to focus on:

  • A shared visitor and mixed use centre to 'support tourism'

  • Walking and cycling

  • Key local organisations including the RNLI and rugby and football clubs

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates said:

Councillor Ian Roberts from Flintshire County Council and Flint Town Council said: