NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014.
Wrexham is set to receive over £20,000 as part of a scheme to help keep communities around North Wales tidy.
The funding comes as a result of John Griffiths, the Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport, announcement to allocate £367,136 to help keep communities across north Wales tidy.
The funding will support 25 projects in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham, Anglesey and Conwy as part of the Tidy Towns initiative. In total the Welsh Government is providing £2,202,748 to help communities improve their local area and tackle problems such as littering, fly tipping, dog fouling and vandalism.
The funding will help transform unused land right across Wales into areas such as nature reserves, community gardens, allotments and recreational areas that can be enjoyed by the entire community.
In total, £1,172,826 was provided to local authority-led projects and £259,922 was awarded to community led projects. The Welsh Government is also providing £35,000 to each of Wales’ local authorities.
Overall Wrexham will receive £24,122 which will be used for three initiatives across the area. Two of which are ‘authority-led projects’ and one ‘community-led project’.
With regards to the community-led project £7,622 has been allocated to Llay Community Council to make improvements to a footpath that runs through woodland in Wrexham and to paint a mural on the walls of Shones Lane changing rooms to deter graffiti
Of the funding allocated for the authority-led projects, £6,500 of the funding will be used to improve a featureless open space alongside Castle Road in Wrexham by installing seating and planting wildflowers, shrubs and trees to soften the landscape and provide a wildlife habitat.
A further £10,000 will also be spent to improve Caia Park by removing fly-tipping and knotweed, painting barriers, installing benches and planting trees and wildflowers.
Speaking about the funding, John Griffiths said: “We should all be able to feel proud of where we live but, unfortunately, problems such as fly tipping, dog fouling and littering can affect the way we feel about our local communities.
“I am therefore delighted to approve funding for 75 projects across the country and 25 in north Wales that will help tackle such problems head on and improve the local environments and the lives of people living in our cities, towns and villages.”