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Local Places for Nature


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Making Space for Nature in and around urban areas where people live, work and receive services
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Conwy Urban Tree Planting


We received £570,000 funding from the Welsh Government Local Places for Nature fund, to plant trees in urban areas.

In 2022, we planted 848 trees in Kinmel Bay, Towyn, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, plus a new small woodland at Ffordd y Berllan park in Towyn. Trees have been planted as street avenues, copses, an orchard, and parkland specimens.

The planting scheme was completed in Autumn 2022.


Why plant trees?


These trees will give shelter, foraging and commuting options for our urban wildlife – songbirds, bats and pollinators.

They will provide greenery and shade, improve the air quality and bring emotional and mental health benefits for residents.

The trees will also provide pollen, nectar, fruit and colour across the year.

Where have the trees been planted?


Areas for tree planting were identified as being urban wards with the lowest tree canopy cover, with specific locations suggested by County Councillors and Town Councils.

Llandudno
Tyn Y Coed Road
The Oval Cricket Ground
St Andrews
Lloyd Street

Rhos on Sea
Malvern Rise/Malborough Avenue

Old Colwyn
Abergele Road

Kinmel Bay
St Asaph Avenue
Owen Glyndwr Park

Towyn
Gors Road
Ffordd Y Berllan playing fields


Conwy Green Networks


We have received £175,000 from the Welsh Government Local Places for Nature fund, for a Conwy Green Networks partnership programme. This is led by the Council, to create a biodiverse nature network of spaces and action across the Conwy Urban Coastal Belt.

The network we are creating overlays the route of Conwy’s Bee Line, contributing towards a larger national programme and to the Wales Pollinator Action Plan, which aims to reduce and reverse the decline in pollinators in Wales.

Projects include:

Clwyd Alyn Housing Association: Isallt Llandudno; Norfolk House, Pentre Ucha Abergele

  • Installing raised beds for wildflower and vegetable gardening
  • Installing hedgehog houses and bug hotels

Happy Valley & Haulfre Gardens  Llandudno

  • Restoring water features
  • Solitary bee nesting post
  • Pollinator planting

North Wales Housing Llys Y Coed; Bryn Gynog, Cwm Teg; Parc Clarence

  • Orchards
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Bird boxes

Parc Plas Mawr, Penmaenmawr

  • Pond restoration
  • Sensory garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Heritage orchard

Prince’s Green, Penrhyn Bay

  • Heritage orchard
  • Wildflower bank

Incredible Edibles in Abergele & Pensarn, Llanfairfechan, and Old Colwyn.

 

Bryn Y Neuadd Hospital Brain Injury Unit, Llanfairfechan

  • Raised beds for growing wildflowers and vegetables
  • Heritage orchard
  • Poly tunnel

Llandudno Junction Flyover

  • Restoring bee orchid grassland

Cayley Embankment, Rhos on Sea

  • Creating a wildflower meadow

Council Community Tree nursery: Llanelian

The Council has also secured £35,000 of Local Places for Nature funding to create a tree nursery, to grow native trees locally for future community tree planting. The nursery includes a polytunnel for propagating saplings plus 250m2 growing space for 100 large trees.

More information:

Local Nature Partnerships Cymru - Home (lnp.cymru)

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