Morfa Gateway Project an introduction
A huge thanks to Greggs foundation the first major supporter of Morfa Gateway our voluntary community project during 2017.
The Greggs Foundation is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and is closely associated with Greggs plc.
The Greggs Foundation is a grant making charity which improves the quality of life in local communities. Distributing around £2.8 million per year to charitable organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
We will be featured as Part of the BBC series “Britain in Bloom” during 2019. Filming was carried out over a few months in 2018.
We are transforming a site that was once a waste disposal site and was covered by Japanese Knotweed and once attracted anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping into a wildflower meadow/recreation area.
We engage with all age groups particularly young people who are not working and may not be involved in other activities.
A Short YouTube video.
Partnership working – a key part of our ethos.
Working closely with our town and county councils, local police and health board we provide regular weekly and also one off events for the community.
Currently we work alongside Artisans Collective, Men’s Shed Prestatyn, Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community, and Coffee Pod bereavement group, We volunteer at weekly art and craft groups and lots more.
We reach all ages and social backgrounds. We participate in Wales in Bloom, and all of the local events and festivals.
As well as clearing the site we are making bird, bat, butterfly boxes, hold weekly litter picks,.
Everything is documented via a photography and video project. With lots of social media activity.
The Gateway project will transform the entrance to the area and the approach to the allotments.
Our project has been offered support by a number of other organisations who all would bring volunteers and expertise including, 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 involved. It is a benefit to patients to get outdoors and become more involved/active as a potential therapeutic activity.
Maria Grow Wild Wales and Grow Wild Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew . Have had such a massive impact on our volunteers in the past Three years. We only feel it is only correct to continue to develop similar environmental projects to benefit our community, and natural surroundings.
More about the surrounding area can be found here.
Britain in Bloom 2019
WalesInBloom has selected Prestatyn to enter Britain in Bloom 2019! Great news and a reward to the many who took part this year. It will be great entering this in 2019 as part of our towns efforts.