Providing a thriving community green space

Thanks to support funding from the Welsh Government Challenge Fund, the Quayscape Community Garden in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire has now been renovated to provide a thriving green space for nature and biodiversity.

 Working in partnership with Flintshire County Council, the Our Back Yard Project managed by Groundwork North Wales, managed the improvement works at the site which is located at the rear of the job centre and swimming baths in Connah’s Quay. The work has included tree planting, creating wildflower areas to improve biodiversity, and installing raised beds to provide growing space for the community.

 In addition, the site has new perimeter fencing improving security and paths to ensure access for everyone. The Friends of Quayscape Garden are active on the site and the raised beds are already in use by the local community to grow fruit and vegetables.

Project Manager Richard Aram commented “The funding has enabled the complete renovation of the site to provide a great space for nature and the local community. The new planting enhances the site's biodiversity value, and the growing space is already proving popular. We are hoping that the garden becomes a thriving space for the community to grow and share produce, whilst benefitting biodiversity”.

The local community are welcome to get involved with regular volunteer sessions on Wednesday mornings and the Friends of Quayscape Gardens are always looking for support. In addition to the work at the Quayscape garden site, the Challenge Fund also provided funding to support new wildflower areas at various locations across Connah's s Quay and supported tree and hedge planting in the area.