Discover Llwyni - new leaflet tells the story of a unique nature reserve
A new leaflet has been produced by Flintshire Countryside Service, to showcase
the Llwyni Nature Reserve, which is between Ewloe and Connah’s Quay.
The leaflet highlights this unique reserve, where people and wildlife live and
flourish side by side.
Residents, local developers, local wildlife group - NEWwildlife and the County
Council’s Countryside Service have been working together since the 1980s to
ensure that each new phase of development in the area is as sympathetic to
wildlife as possible.
In 2000 Llwyni became a Local Nature Reserve in recognition of its value to
wildlife, people and education. The reserve is protected as part of Connah’s
Quay Ponds and Woodlands Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also part
of Deeside and Buckley Newts Sites Special Area of Conservation.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment and Deputy Leader of
Flintshire County Council, said:
“It is testament to the partnership working of residents, local developers and
the County Council’s Countryside Service that, today, wildlife is thriving at
the Llwyni Nature Reserve. I would encourage people to come and enjoy the area,
where new ponds have been created and you will find meadow areas full of
flowers, and a special community orchard. Special thanks for the production of
the leaflet go to Pip Perry, the Chair of the Llwyni Joint Consultative Board;
local landowners, including Ian Roberts, who have helped research the booklet
with Countryside Ranger, Stephen Lewis; NEWwildlife; and David Wilson Homes for
part-sponsoring the leaflet, and for hosting its launch too.”
Pip Perry,who was instrumental in setting up the nature reserves in the late
80s and early 90s, and who is the Chair of the Llwyni Joint Consultative Board,
“The Llwyni Joint Consultative Board was formed by Flintshire County Council in
2000, to work with landowners, statutory and voluntary bodies, local residents
and developers to implement the Llwyni strategy. Im very happy that this
latest development by David Wilson Homes has enabled footpath links for
residents and visitors to be completed and wildlife habitat to be enhanced.
Steve Jackson, Sales Director for David Wilson Homes North West said:
“David Wilson Homes are delighted to be able to get behind the Llwyni Nature
reserve and promote Connah’s Quays beautiful scenery. As a sustainable and
conscientious builder we fully understand the emphasis that is placed on
wildlife and natural surroundings. We always try to encourage our home owners
to be respecting of the environment, with schemes like this in local
communities and nationally through our involvement with the RSPB and British
Bee Keepers association. Wepre Green is now long established in the community
and we are proud to have been asked to get involved.
For more information about the good causes that the David Wilson Homes North
West Our Space, Your Place scheme has got involved in, or to apply for funding
please visit www.ourspaceyourplace.co.uk.