Environment

Big-hearted tenants keep their estate spic and span

Community-spirited tenants have jumped into action to give their estate a spring clean. The residents of the Fron estate in Old Colwyn rolled up their sleeves and took to the streets wearing high vis jackets and armed with litter grippers for a morning of collecting rubbish. As a reward for keeping the streets spic and […]

New police station going for hat-trick of awards

A new eco-friendly police station is in the running for a hat-trick of awards. The North Wales Eastern Command and Custody Facility being built in Llay has been shortlisted in three categories at the Constructing Excellence Wales Awards. One of the nominations is for the Offsite Award for the innovative approach adopted by contractors Galliford […]

Power to the people as Minister opens town’s hydro-electric scheme

A Denbighshire town’s very own renewable hydro-electric scheme promising power to the people has been hailed a success by Wales’s energy minister. Lesley Griffiths AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, visited Corwen to officially open Corwen Electricity Cooperative’s hydro-electric scheme. The Cabinet Secretary, the Assembly Member for Wrexham, attended […]

Footage of sea turtle in pain is last straw for North Wales gastro pub group

DISTRESSING footage of a sea turtle having a plastic straw pulled from its nose has prompted the director of a North Wales gastro pub group to ban them from his bars. Rich Watkin of The Fat Boar in Mold and Wrexham was so horrified by the video circulating on social media that he immediately stopped […]

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 […]