Our digitally interactive app will lead the learner on a path of discovery. Including aspects of Nature for Health.
The app will include lots of nature, wildflowers, environment, health, heritage and discovery. Located within the Prestatyn and Meliden area.
The program will quite literally augment our reality by enhancing peoples’ real-life interaction whilst using their smartphones and tablets.
A digital timeline of events or a places of interest tour, with the use of GPS coordinates and pre-placed codes and mysteries.
With extensive game elements and tools like GPS locations, directions, maps, compass, pictures, videos, quizzes, missions, tournaments.
QR codes and much more creating fun and exciting mobile app-based adventures.
Please help us by indicating what app platform you have access to in our Facebook poll.
Our initial aim is to base the first phase starting at the Morfa Gateway and surrounding Community Woodland. Then extending along the disused Prestatyn to Dyserth railway footpath. Including Meliden Goods Shed.
We would love to hear what you would like to see included. If citizens of any age or ability wish to get involved in avoluntary capacity that would be great.
We usually meet on Thursdays from 11am at the car park at the bottom of Lon Goed a.k.a. Tip Lane. However as this initiative isf f ongoing you can always call in for a chat at the Old library on Nant Hall Road in Prestatyn.
Sponsorship and or funding for this innovative “new to the area” idea, would be most welcome.
There is a cost to the software and licencing, volunteers will generating all of the content. We hope to promote our locality in all of its glory. Including the fact that is a winner of Wales in Bloom 2018 in the large town category.
Future plans include extending the app to include our vibrant town centre and its fantastic businesses.
Since the start of the project we have been keen to offer an alternative accessible route through to the community allotments and beyond.
Currently foot, cycle and vehicle traffic share the same route. Which at the weekends becomes very busy with citizens engaged with the football activities on the playing fields.
The new pathway an bridge will enable non vehicular traffic to by pass the roadway. Taking the new path will also bring users closer to nature as they walk alongside the granite flower beds and lots of native wildflowers.
After the festive season.
Our first activity of 2019 will be Hedgerow planting. Alongside lots of other community groups on January 10th at Coed Y Morfa Community Woodland more details here.
We have lots of plans for events and activities in 2019 including lots of work linked with the Nature for Health project and more.
We will also be entering The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood which aims to. Clean and green specific places in your local area. Whether it’s the street you live in, an existing community garden. Or a disused area that needs a revamp.
We hope to be also included in the Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom initiatives as part of Prestatyn in Bloom.
Plus we will be featured in the BBC Britain in Bloom TV series starting in March 2019.
Some of our volunteers have asked about certain activities for next year, we have already started on organising some. As usual will be what citizens request.
Have a great festive season, we hope to see you all soon.
A Living Landscape is a recovery plan for nature championed by The Wildlife Trusts. It is an aspirational end-point where our environment, society and economy sustainably co-exist for the benefit of wildlife and people.
A Living Landscape works at the landscape scale and comprises a series of local, linked wildlife habitats; re-connecting our urban and rural areas, freshwater and coast.
Our team have installed the Long Forest app to help map local hedgerows.Long Forest have committed to survey over 5000m of hedgerow across Wales during the Long Forest project. We have developed the Long Forest App which allows anyone to survey hedgerows near them.
Keep Wales Tidy working in partnership with The Woodland Trust. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Has developed the Long Forest Project. Together, they will be delivering practical action- recruiting thousands of volunteers to plant 100,000 trees and improve around 120,000m of hedgerow in Wales.
The Long Forest Project empowers communities to learn more about the importance of hedgerows. In particular their increasingly crucial roles in sustaining biodiversity through linking fragmented habitats.
Long Forest embraces historical hedgerow research specifically through studying the role hedgerows play in our cultural heritage within the wider, living landscape.
We are delivering practical action to improve and add to hedges across Wales. Working with volunteers. Long Forest officers have established tree nurseries in our four key areas to look after and propagate native trees for hedgerow planting.
There have been hedgerow management courses for landowners and volunteers. As well as practical sessions in gapping up hedges, planting new hedges and laying or coppicing mature hedges.
Through the Long Forest project, we will:
Manage, improve and extend hedgerows, including garden boundaries.
Help people to understand why hedgerows are so important for biodiversity
Get people involved in caring for hedgerows by teaching new skills
Help people to become more aware of hedges by surveying and recording
Uncover the history which lies behind many hedges, through historic research and mapping.
Although our current focus areas are Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire and North East Wales.