Environment

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 […]

Green-fingered Gerald unveils community garden at fun day

A big-hearted tenant who suffers from arthritis defied the pain to create a new community garden in memory of his late sister. The flower-filled garden was officially opened by Gerald Dunphy, 62, during a fun day at the Chester Avenue estate in Kinmel Bay in Conwy. Gerald’s efforts have now inspired the other tenants to […]

Trailer firm helps make it easier to log onto the internet in some of the wildest places

A North Wales trailer firm is helping to bring internet access to places that conventional systems cannot reach. A small fleet of rugged domestic trailers built by Ifor Williams Trailers have been supplied by the company’s main distributor in Scotland’s North Highlands for conversion into platforms to carry a piece of highly sophisticated electronic kit […]

Timber company’s campaign for more tree planting in Wales bears fruit

A Welsh Assembly report calling for Wales to become self-sufficient in timber has been welcomed by the UK’s biggest manufacturer of fence posts. The report from the influential Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee comes after a concerted campaign launched last year by Ruthin-based Clifford Jones Timber. They said that the Welsh timber industry’s […]

Surprise, surprise! Matt overcome with emotion to receive top green award

A landscape designer had the shock of his life when awarded a top honour following the success of a £4million project to transform a housing estate into a green oasis. Matt Stowe, the environmental development officer with housing association Cartrefi Conwy was overcome with emotion on receiving the prestigious Wales Green Flag Employee of the […]

Sunshine makes big savings for solar-powered dairy farmer

The sun is shining on a top dairy farm in Denbighshire and helping it save over £10,000 a year on its huge electricity bills. The herd of 370 Holstein cattle at Kilford Farm, near Denbigh, produce over three million litres of milk a year but a huge milking parlour used twice a day eats up […]

Blooming marvellous festival attracts thousands of green-fingered tourists

Thousands of green fingered tourists will be heading to North Wales for a spectacular 16-day festival of gardens. A packed programme of events, ranging from behind the scenes guided tours and photography competitions to a squirrel watch and a vintage car rally will be staged as part of the Festival of Gardens North Wales. The […]

Community spirited pupils volunteer to help give their estate a spring clean

Schoolchildren joined in to help local community groups give their housing estate a major spring clean. The team’s litter picking efforts ensured the Peulwys estate in Llysfaen was left spic and span and they were rewarded with some well-earned bacon butties at the community centre after they finished. The operation was spearheaded by community regeneration […]

Vital supplies for farm vets on the road from North Wales thanks to delivery company Delsol

Vital supplies for farm vets to keep sheep and other livestock free of potentially lethal parasites are being kept on the road by North Wales delivery firm Delsol. The courier company transports around 40 tonnes a week of pallets and parcels for Bimeda, which makes and distributes animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals. Delsol’s HGVs […]

Renewables company teams up with green giant for batteries to power the home

A renewable energy company is celebrating after clinching a deal to fit solar-powered batteries made by the manufacturers of the Tesla high performance electric cars. According to Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables, the technology is going to provide a shot in the arm to the solar power industry because it stores up energy that would otherwise be […]