June 17, 2024

Award winning green fingered Denbigh Community members have helped enhance a local wildflower meadow area.

Fresh off winning the 2023 Wales in bloom town gold award and a Community Champion Award for group volunteer Judy Huxley, Denbigh in Bloom volunteers joined Denbighshire County Council’s Biodiversity team to add more colour and variety to the ATS roundabout.

The Council’s Biodiversity team is working with volunteers and groups across the county to plug plant at nine meadows.

Plug planting more flowers, grown at the Council’s tree nursery, at a number of sites will help create more colourful, diverse meadows and better biodiversity support for our local nature and communities.

Wildflowers in county meadows provide bees and other pollinators with food through the year which supports our own food chain. Taking away this habitat reduces support for nature’s pollinators, impacting on our own food chain as they support the growth of most of our fruit and vegetables

Denbigh and Bloom volunteers, who have won Gold and Best Town in Wales for the fourth  consecutive time, have supported the growth of species on the ATS roundabout and have installed a log pile and bug hotel on the site to support insects. Working with the Biodiversity team, they have introduced the benefits of ‘not mowing’ to support the growth of wildflowers.

Lyndsey Tasker Chair of Denbigh in Bloom said: “Volunteers from Denbigh in Bloom were delighted to join Denbighshire County Council’s Biodiversity team to work on this plug planting scheme. We fully support schemes such as these in creating areas within our town which aim to attract a greater variety of insects and wildlife.”

Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Denbigh in Bloom have already done a fantastic job with the ATS roundabout site with the work they have carried out. I’m grateful to them for working with our Biodiversity team to carry out this enhancement that will help tackle the nature emergency and encourage more nature back into towns for residents to enjoy.”