Environment

Beauty spot restored with criminals’ cash

Cash seized from criminals is being used to help combat anti-social behaviour at a beauty spot in Colwyn Bay. Local people were being put off going to parts of the 50-acre Eirias Park because they were being blighted by petty crime and drug dealing. Now two environmental projects have secured a £2,500 grant from North […]

Inspirational estate makeover is an example to rest of Wales

The “inspirational” transformation of a housing estate in Llandudno has been hailed as an example to the rest of Wales. The plaudits came from Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, who was speaking at a ceremony to mark the completion of the ground-breaking project by housing association Cartrefi Conwy at the Tre Cwm […]

Young and old join forces for blooming marvellous makeover

A group of green-fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno. Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, […]

Energy specialists go for hat-trick at the renewables Oscars

A leading North Wales green energy company is in the running for a hat-trick of awards at the renewables Oscars next month. Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables have been short-listed in three categories at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the Hilton NEC Metropole Hotel in Birmingham next month. They will be presented by […]

Community hydro energy project offers homeowners cut price electricity

Homeowners in the Corwen area could save themselves some cash while saving the planet and boosting the local economy. They are being invited to sign up to a community project to take advantage of the energy generated by the town’s very own hydro-electric power plant which started generating last year. It could be worth over […]

Wonders of North East Wales brought to digital life in world first project

The birthplace of Wales’s greatest ever footballer, the home of its last prince and its most famous shrine are three of North East Wales’s most iconic locations being brought to life in a world first project. A network of Digital Trails accessible to mobile phones and tablets has been set up across the rural areas […]

New beeswax wrapping doesn’t have a sting in the tail for the environment

A former teacher who runs a company making skincare products from goats’ milk is launching a new eco-friendly food wrapping made from cotton coated with beeswax. Carol Allen, 60, who set up Llanvalley Natural Products eight years ago, will officially unveil the innovative wrapping at this year’s Llangollen Food Festival which has helped propel her […]

Tenants’ flower power honoured

A group of green-fingered tenants have been honoured for their achievement in winning awards for their beautiful flower displays for 14 years in a row. The residents of the Park Way and Llys Parc sheltered housing complex in Rhos on Sea were presented with a special display case for their huge haul of trophies. As […]

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 […]