Good quality open spaces have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. We want to provide you with open spaces on your estates, which you can enjoy with your family and friends.
We do a variety of environmental improvements throughout the year, including:
- Estate improvements, where we look at the whole area including access routes as well as green spaces
- Community growing spaces and allotments
- Community gardens
- Communal gardens around flats
All our projects aim to improve people’s local environment, enhance wildlife and biodiversity, and prepare for climate change.
You are always at the heart of our improvements; after all, it’s where you live! We like to work with you to develop the greenspaces in your local area and provide opportunities to volunteer on projects run in conjunction with Countryside Services. If you feel there is an area on your estate that would benefit from improvement then please get in touch .
Here are just some of our most recent projects:
Nature for Health
If you would like to improve your health & wellbeing by accessing your local natural environment, please come and take part in one of our Nature for Health Projects, delivered in partnership with Denbighshire Countryside Service.
This project offers an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills, whilst working together to protect and enhance your local natural environment. The project is being delivered at:
- The Marsh and the Phoenix Centre, Rhydwyn Drive Rhyl
- Morfa Gateway, Prestatyn
- Pengwern Community Centre, Llangollen
- Canolfan Ni, Corwen
- Here are just some of the projects that we have been working on since the project began:
- Woodland skills, bush craft and breakfast in the woods
- Conservation and gardening volunteering opportunities
- Mindfulness, Nordic and health walks
- Environmental arts and crafts, including willow weaving, felt making, bird, bat and dormouse box making
- Allotment and food growing sessions
- Trips to local gardens & AONB sites
- Holiday activities for younger people and families
If you would like more information about activities near you, have a look at our events page (link to relevant page) or follow (links below). If you have an idea for a project that utilises the natural environment in your community, please feel free to contact the Nature for Health team on 01824 70600
St Asaph Estate Improvement
We are pleased to inform you that our major £1.2m environmental improvement project is finished. This project formed part of our commitment to invest in our communities and support a positive place to live, while improving neighbourhoods, infrastructure and the wider community. The highways and footpath reconstruction is complete, providing areas with better parking facilities and traffic calming measures.
The next phase of the project, due to be completed in Autumn 2019, includes landscaping, planting of trees and shrubs, which will support the Council’s environment corporate priority. The environmental landscaping will provide biodiversity, create a more attractive and protected environment and reinforce the community’s well-being.
Investment in the project has come from Denbighshire Housing, with support from the wider Denbighshire County Council, Welsh Government and Natural Resource Wales. A number of our investment programmes are supported by £2.5m a year Welsh Government Major Repairs Allowance (MRA).
Porth Y Waen, Aberwheeler – we made improvements to the area at the front of the properties to provide an enhanced greens pace and better parking for residents.
Caradoc Rd, Prestatyn – This scheme improved the external fabric of the flats and residents were provided with a new and improved outside space.
Bruton Park, Rhyl – A green corridor was created through the estate to link the play area to the community woodland at the rear of the estate. As part of the project work took place to the area surrounding the pond which is Great Crested Newt habitat.
Llys Y Felin, St Asaph – Residents asked if we could help them develop the community garden to the rear of the community centre so they could use it for events.