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Discover Llwyni - new leaflet tells the story of a unique nature reserve

Published: 05/03/2015

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, said: “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.


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