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Wildflowers delivered to help increase biodiversity in Denbighshire

Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

More than 1500 wildflowers have been delivered to a Denbighshire community as part of a biodiversity project.

As part of Denbighshire County Council’s Bee Friendly project, 1500 wildflowers were delivered to the Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Llanferres and Maeshafn community councils to develop their own wildflower habitats.

The wildflowers were grown at Bodfari Woodland Skills Centre and were sourced from seed gathered from Denbighshire County Council’s network of roadside nature reserves.

Each of the new sites will become a seed bank of local provenance seeds to be gathered, grown on or sown on new sites across the county as the project grows.

Cllr Tony Thomas, the Council’s lead member for Housing and Communities said: “By helping community councils, schools and local groups plant up wildflower habitats, the Council is working towards protecting key pollinator species such as bees and increasing biodiversity.

“By increasing the wildflower network across the county we are working towards our Bee Friendly status as well as our recent declaration to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

“Increasing biodiversity and protecting the environment is a priority under our Corporate Plan and this work helps us achieve that.”

This year the Council also created 21 new wildflower meadows on highway verges, footpath edges, cycleways and amenity grasslands in Denbighshire as part of the Local Nature Partnership (LNP) Cymru project.

Wales Climate Week will be held between November 2 and 6 and the Council will be informing residents about its work to tackle climate change on social media. You can sign up to virtual events and find out more information at https://gov.wales/wales-climate-week