Environment

All systems grow thanks to top gardener Andrew

A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

Taste of the good life for green-fingered tenants

A group of green-fingered tenants from a housing estate in Conwy are looking forward to taste of the Good Life by growing their own fruit and veg. The Go Green group on Parc Peulwys in Llysfaen above Old Colwyn is establishing a community garden after clinching the lease on a parcel of land on the estate. […]

Soaring demand for Sional’s metal drinks bottles thanks to drive to ditch plastic

A campaign spearheaded by TV star David Attenborough encouraging people to ditch plastic has seen a sharp spike in demand for a North Wales company’s refillable metal drinks bottles. Promotional merchandising company Sional is helping reduce the number of discarded plastic bottles – with more than 800 thrown away every minute in the UK. Sional’s […]

Green energy champ in the running for two national awards

A Denbighshire green energy champion has been shortlisted for two Welsh national renewable energy awards. David Jones, Director of Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables, has been shortlisted for Energy Champion of the Year while the company are also in the running for the Renewable Heating Installer of the Year at this year’s Wales Energy Efficiency Awards at […]

Water experts back resurgent Blues boosted by return of Llangollen flyer

A leading North Wales rugby club is cutting a dash on the field thanks to sponsorship from a top local company. Flood prevention and water management experts Waterco have put their shirts on Ruthin, the only one of the original members of the old North Wales League never to have been relegated, and are also […]

Green project is child’s play with a giant caterpillar

A scruffy piece of overgrown land has been transformed into a “green oasis” featuring a giant caterpillar made out of boulders as part of a £1.2 million environmental scheme. According to housing association Cartrefi Conwy, the aim is to reconnect youngsters living on the Tre Cwm estate in Llandudno with the natural environment and give […]

Renewable energy breathes new life into village’s historic school

A historic village school which closed more than 30 years ago has been given a new lease of life in its second career as a community centre after going ‘green’. Pentredwr School opened in 1909 when the village near Llangollen was the home to many of the quarrymen at the Berwyn Slate Quarry on the […]

Eco-friendly baker goes back to nature and creates new ponds for wildlife

A new haven for wildlife is taking shape right in the middle of one of the UK’s biggest industrial estates. The Village Bakery have spent £25,000 on creating two new ponds at the six-acre nature reserve at Erlas Black Wood. The site is next door to the family firm’s two bakeries on Wrexham Industrial Estate […]

Water experts called in to safeguard Wales’s finest gardens from floods

A team of water experts is helping safeguard three of Wales’s greatest gardens from flood damage. Denbighshire-based Waterco are working with the National Trust on plans to protect the iconic properties at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan and Tredegar House, near Newport. The three properties are among […]

Double biomass boilers keep staff and customers warm at builders’ merchant

Customers and staff are now as warm as toast at the busy Jewson Llangefni branch following the installation of a mighty double biomass boiler system. The Anglesey builders’ merchant branch on the town’s industrial estate was, until recently, heated with oil boilers but to improve its energy performance Jewson has switched to a biomass system […]