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Caia Park community restore former woodland

20-Feb-2017

Caia Park community restore former woodland Children from Gwenfro Primary school, Caia Park, joined local residents, Wrexham Council staff and members of Caia Park's Environmental Group to plant 11 Beech trees, provided by the Council, on the site at Pentre Gwyn, Tan Y Coed.

Help to plant the trees was also provided by staff from Wynne Construction, as part of their work building the new nearby Gwenfro Community Primary School.

Lead Member for Children's Services, Cllr Michael Williams, said, "The site is only a short walk from the new school so it's great to see that the children have been able to get involved in restoring the woodland and get some hands on experience of nature and their local environment. I hope they will enjoy attending the new school and will be able to watch the trees grow as they continue with their education there."

"The trees planted today will help provide many environmental benefits for the local area, such as wildlife habitat and landscape improvements, as well as giving local people access to nature. As a department we are always happy to work in partnership with other organisations and groups for the benefit of our residents. I'm delighted that the community has come together to help with the planting and I'd like to thank everyone involved for the work they put in this morning."

Local Member for Whitegate, Cllr Brian Cameron said, "I'm delighted that the children have had this opportunity to get involved with restoring their local environment. This is a very popular area of woodland so it is important that we do what we can to support the heritage. I'd like to thank the Council for supplying the trees and for helping the children this morning. It's been great to see the community coming together to help out and I hope the children have enjoyed the experience."

Alison Hourihane, Business and Community Development Manager for Wynne Constructions, said, "We've been proud to work alongside Wrexham Council on the construction of the new school and welcomed this opportunity to get involved with this community scheme. We've had a lot of fun getting our hands dirty with the children today. I hope the local residents will be able to enjoy this area of woodland for many years to come."

 

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