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Published: 19/11/2015

Flintshire Countryside Service continues to work with local companies, businesses and other partners on a range of conservation, heritage and education projects. Partners include, Airbus UK, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Kimberly Clark, Scottish Power, ENI, The Talacre Beach Group, Natural Resources Wales, Presthaven Sands and many town and community councils. Kingspan Insulated Panels are a long-standing Flintshire Countryside Service partner and have contributed to many projects including, the regeneration of Greenfield Dock, the community link project from the Pen y Maes estate in Holywell, to join with the All Wales Coastal Footpath and the creation of a pond for Natterjack toads. The Countryside Team returned the support with Kingspans Give and Gain project , where they help local schools with big improvement projects. This year the day took place at Ysgol Gwenffrwd in Holywell. Kingspan Insulated Panels staff recently took part again in the Big Dee Day. The company have also pledged £500 to continue improvement works on the Greenfield dock site behind its factory site and plans are being made for its apprentices to help with a small construction project at Wepre Park. Tim Johnson, Flintshire County Council Countryside Ranger said, “The latest contribution from Kingspan Insulated Panels will allow us to carry out further improvement works and is a great example of partnership working that benefits important conservation sites for everyone to enjoy.” Mark Harris , Kingspan Insulated Panels Divisional Building Technology Director said, ‘Kingspan has developed a very close relationship with Flintshire Countryside Services over the last 10 years.  We have been immensely impressed by the skills and dedication of the rangers and we are delighted to have played a part in supporting their tremendous contribution to the local community in our area’.  Cllr Bernie Attridge, Lead Member for the Environment said: “We are very grateful for the help and support we have received for many years from all our partners. Working alongside them we have been able to take forward a range of countryside and local heritage projects to the benefit of local communities and Flintshires biodiversity, without which many projects could not be done . If you run a local business or company or group and would like to find out more about how you can work for your community and environment with Flintshire County Council’s Countryside Service please contact us on 01352 703900 or email:countryside@flintshire.gov.uk


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