Community Care in the Woods – News from our partners
News from our partners
Following the creation of a new footpath through Rhos y Coed linking together the Community Centre in Trevor to the Canal near Postles Bridge, the local Cubs and Beavers groups from Trevor have been involved in planting 47 new trees in place of the 10 trees that were removed during the construction of the path.
Eleven children and their parents spent a morning of their half term holiday doing their bit to improve their local environment supported by their fantastic leaders. This opportunity was made possible due to ‘Our Picturesque Landscape Project’ funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
During the creation of the path and subsequent tree planting, it has been brought to everyone’s attention that some ‘spring cleaning’ is required in the woods to remove some historic fly tipping and other general litter.
The Our Picturesque Landscape team have contacted Keep Wales Tidy, and together will be hosting a Community Clean Up Event on Saturday 30 March from 10am-12:00pm as part of the annual Spring Clean Cymru.
This event is open to anyone who would like to attend and all equipment will be provided.
Elaine Anderson, Group Scout Leader, said:
“The children had a great time and are looking forward to watching their trees grow, the effort they have put in will go towards their community help badge, we all had a delightful morning.”
Sallyanne Hall, Community Engagement Officer for Our Picturesque Landscape, said:
“It was wonderful to see the local community getting involved in the tree planting and I am pleased that Our Picturesque Landscape Project has been able to provide this long desired path through the woods. I hope this and the forthcoming community clean up event will be the start of many opportunities for the people of Trevor to get together and enjoy the fantastic environment on their doorstep.”
About the project
Our Picturesque Landscape Project centres on the landscape of the Dee Valley and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site. It takes the theme of inspirational journeys that have been, and continue to be, a feature of the area which is cut by the canal, Telford’s A5 and the River Dee.
Visitors have drawn inspiration from this beautiful valley in art and poetry since the 18th century and it continues to draw tourists in search of the sublime.
This landscape is under growing pressure with high numbers of visitors drawn to what are often our most fragile sites. The communities on its doorstep, born from the industrial endeavours that shaped it, are now less connected to the benefits the landscape offers.
The five year project will invest in the resilience of key visitor sites and engage communities in its appreciation and management while reinterpreting this rich landscape for a new generation.
Projects have been developed under 3 themes – Conserving the Picturesque Landscape, Accessing the Picturesque Landscape and People and the Picturesque.
Our Picturesque Landscape Project is predominantly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is a partnership project developed by the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site, Denbighshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, Shropshire Council, The Canal & River Trust, Natural Resources Wales, Cadw, Cadwyn Clwyd, Aqueducks (Friends of the World Heritage Site) and the Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.
About the National Lottery Heritage Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.heritagefund.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLottery.