Morfa Gateway Project

Project Category: Informal community groupProject Tags: Children & young people and Mental Health

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    A Community Environmental Project in Prestatyn, North Wales.

    Project supported by Grow wild
    Project proudly supported in 2019 by Grow Wild the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew).

    Morfa Gateway ProjectTop Picture 2018
    Bottom Picture 2019

    Our project was established in 2017. We are working to transform a site that was once a waste disposal site.

    Anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping in the past was a problem. The problems have now decreased.

    The project’s aim is to create a multi use recreation area. With wild flowers and wildlife a major part of our initiative.

    Located at the bottom of Lon Goed (Tip Lane) Prestatyn, with ample free car parking alongside the project space.

    We are engaging with all age groups. Including less able and young citizens who are not working. Who may not be involved in other community activities.

    Alongside clearing the site we are making bird, bat, butterfly boxes, and litter picking. With lots of intergenerational activities and will help pass traditional skills and knowledge down.

    The project and its volunteers are featuring as part of the BBC series “Britain in Bloom” on Friday April 5th 2019. The filming was carried out during the summer of 2018.

    Filming at morfa gateway

    With everything documented via social media plus photography and video projects.

    The Morfa Gateway project will transform the entrance to the Coed Y Morfa community woodlands. Including the approach to the community allotments.

    Here is a taste of what we did in 2018.

    See more videos on our YouTube page.
    The Project is supported by a number of local and national organisations. Who all bring volunteers and expertise.

    Including, Artisans Collective, North Wales Police, Denbighshire County Council Countryside Services, and Housing Departments. Plus Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

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    “Nature for Health”

    Is an exciting co production with ourselves, Artisans Collective. Denbighshire Countryside ServiceTai Sir Ddinbych – Denbighshire Housing.  Healthy Prestatyn Iach / Healthy Rhuddlan Iach and HGC Dinbych Arfordirol ac Abergele / NWP Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele.

    Community engagement.

    Wales in Bloom certificate
    In 2018 Morfa Gateway entered Wales in Bloom as part of the Prestatyn entry and as part of The RHS “It’s Your Neighbourhood”.

    Which has changed attitudes in our community so much. Therefore We are also entering again in 2019.

    We are proactively working to reduce social isolation and strengthen our community values, traditions and cultures. Via our voluntary community activities including social prescribing

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