Posted: Tue 2nd Feb 2016

Wepre Park project /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016

Volunteers have recently joined forces with Flintshire County Council’s Countryside Rangers to undertake a variety of tasks in Wepre Park over the winter period. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The work will include clearing sections of invasive Cherry Laurel and undertaking terrestrial habitat work around Great Crested Newt ponds and coppice sections of hazel. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The volunteers are from ARCH, CAIS and Wrexham Glyndwr University and the project has been made possible through Glyndwr University’s A Degree of Responsibility (ADOR) initiative which is funded by the National Lottery. Lucy Jones, the University’s Work Experience Officer and ADOR Project Co-ordinator said: “The volunteer project is aimed at strengthening the abilities and confidence of our students and wider society by creating work experience opportunities within the community.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ramsey Morsy, Health and Wellbeing Facilitator at ARCH, said: “Through activities such as these we can motivate our customers to learn how to make decisions, set goals and cope with stress and emotions. Working alongside experienced Countryside Rangers will also give them the ability to learn a variety of new skills and I am pleased that so many of our customers have been keen to take up this opportunity.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Bernie Attridge, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “I am delighted to support this new initiative within Wepre Park. I am sure that all of the volunteers involved with this project will find the experience invaluable”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Volunteer Project days will be held up until the end of March. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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