We are transforming a site that was once a waste disposal site and was covered by Japanese Knotweed and attracts anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping into a multi use community space. To help us we are looking for people of all ages and abilities to volunteer.
We wish to engage with all age groups particularly young people who are not working and may not be involved in other activities. As well as clearing the site we intend to make bird, bat, butterfly boxes, litter pick, and the installation of a dog waste bin etc. This would be an intergenerational activity and hopefully pass skills down.
Everything would be documented via a photography and video project.
Our project has been offered support by a number of other organisations who all would bring volunteers and expertise including, Artisans Collective, North Wales Police, Countryside Services (Denbighshire County Council) and Prestatyn Men’s Shed.
Healthy Prestatyn Iach a newly opened and new style of health centre are very keen to also be involved, as it would be of benefit to patients to get outdoors and become more involved/active as a potential therapeutic activity.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.