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Long Forest Hedgerow Planting

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long forest planting

Our volunteers joined others from Hedgehog Help PrestatynPrestatyn & District Environment AssociationMorfa Gateway ProjectDyserth WI. With lots of others working with Denbighshire Countryside Service planting hedges as part of the long forest project on Coed Y Morfa this week.

long forest hedges

long forest planting

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.

We are able to support and help with hedgerow projects across Wales, so please do get in touch- longforest@keepwalestidy.cymru

As part of the Long Forest project, we want to share knowledge and provide advice about how to protect, replant and conserve our hedgerows for the future.

Please download and use the free resources below:

Or follow these links to useful websites and videos:

Thank you Everybody who took part in our Litter Pick

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Thank you

Thank You to the volunteers who helped at our litter pick we are very pleased with our first on site event.

Over Twenty volunteers turned out on a nice day in Prestatyn. With a great cross section of ages from Alex who is 8 months old to well lets say “age is only a number”  🙂

Steve from Artisans Collective says

“Thanks to everyone who turned out for the litter pick yesterday. It was great having local residents join the pick who hadn’t been aware it was happening, but joined in once they saw us on site.
Don’t forget you can also support the Morfa Gateway Project by putting your Tesco tokens in our slot”

Pete added

“What a great day at Morfa Gateway Project a big thanks to everybody that helped.

Our friends at Denbighshire County Council street scene again proving what a great asset they are to our community.

Thanks WendyMark and the rest of the team for your help yet again.

To collect 2 Tonne of litter is mind blowing.”



Huge progress at The Morfa Gateway Project site today 12th March 2018

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Progress continues

Progress continues apace at The Morfa Gateway Project in Prestatyn.

The felled trees have been cleared from the site and to further progress the project, Countryside Services team members were there clearing undergrowth ahead of this Thursday’s litter pick.

We could also get a better look at some of the large stones that we hope to use in the landscaping.

The scale of the fly-tipping over the years unfortunatly also became apparent.

Litter pick 16th March 2018

With lots of brush cutting and other work going on we now can get a true sense of the scale of the project site.  It seems massive !

There will certainly be plenty to have a go at on Thursday.

We are meeting at the carpark from 11am onwards and will have a selection of litter picking equipment available.

Please bring your own gloves and be prepared for whatever the weather throws at us.

We can not cancel the event this time as we wish to be included in the Keep Wales Tidy  #CymruSpringClean campaign.

“Heroes assemble! Be proud of being Welsh and join us for Spring Clean Cymru 2018 – a nationwide campaign encouraging people across Wales to get together to help clean up our beautiful Cymru!

Part of the Great British Spring Clean, Keep Wales Tidy wants to inspire the people of Wales to get outdoors, to be active and to be proud of where they live.

Community groups, schools and businesses will all be taking part in March.”

On the day we hope to have warm drinks available and a small sheltered area if the weather does turn nasty.

Please remember that during March and April you can vote for us in Tesco Prestatyn as part of their “Bags of Help” funding. Please ask for the token every time you shop.

logo progress

We will also be asking you to help us pick our new logo the most chosen image will be our winner!

Winner will be announced 16th March 2018 and will form part of Artisans Collective’s BBC Arts #GetCreative activities for 2018.

As the weather starts to get better we will be on site each Thursday and are looking forward to working with lots of our local community on this great environmental improvement project.

Our Facebook page is here  and Twitter page here 

Please use the form below to vote for our new logo or register as a volunteer here.


Only Three Days to Go and it is launch day

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Only Three More Days

With only Three days until the project launch we are busy getting ready to welcome everybody.

Not only that but also in Three days we also have a very important announcement that will include a huge amount of public engagement and highlight our project to 1000’s of people daily.

Do we sound excited?

You bet we are, and so looking forward to getting underway on Thursday especially on our National St David’s Day!

You can see details of the event on Facebook here

morfa poster launch three days

We are looking forward to seeing you from 11am, Oh and did we mention cake, yes Welsh cake also.

First Day of volunteering at Morfa Gateway Project February 15th 2018

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first tree falling

First day of Volunteering on site at the Morfa Gateway Project

It was a bright but quite a cold day for our first Thursday volunteering on site. The tree cutters work was fantastic as the site looks so much clearer now, and it was good to get the rotten tree removed to make the site safer for volunteers.

Please click on the pictures below for larger images.

Whilst the tree surgeons were attending to the clearance work Pete and Steve from Artisans Collective started work on some of the anti social graffiti by cleaning up some of the signs that have been vandalised.


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