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Dyserth - Environmental Group

Dyserth Environmental Group
works closely with various groups, including:-

Cadwyn Clwyd

Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Denbighshire Countryside Service

Dyserth Community Council

Keep Wales Tidy

For some projects we act as facilitators between grant funding and organisations such as
Denbighshire Countryside Services

An example of this is our

Dyserth Circular Walk

This map is reproduced from a booklet of walks we produced with Denbighshire Tourism

Liaison with

Denbighshire County Council

Footpath Officers

Resulted in footpaths being cleared and new styles erected.

We provided this notice board in the High Street for the use of all Dyserth Residents

We have planted thousands of bulbs around the village

(though many were dug up again during various road & cycle track improvements)

This is one of several benches we have placed around the village.

(Near St Bridget’s Church and the New Inn)

Another is above the Waterfall Shop

From Rhyl Journal, September 2009. Refers to the steps to and past the area in the photo.

Our bench in St Asaph Road

We replaced the bench that had been removed from near the Bowling Club on Thomas Avenue.

Our bench in Foel (or Gibbs) Wood

An information board was installed at this bench in August 2008. Describing the view from Foel Wood, below…

For a panoramic photo of the above see the Panoramas page

Also in Foel Wood

we have installed 60 bird boxes.

And later reinforced many of them to protect them from Woodpeckers

Near the waterfall we have installed plaques showing the name of the river.

We produced an information board for the Waterfall Gardens, it was installed on Sept 3rd 2008

Waterfall Panel

Click on the picture for a larger version

Our Dyserth Brochure.

Researched, written and photography by group members

5,000 copies were printed and, assisted by Dyserth Guides, we delivered a copy to every house in Dyserth in 2006

Installation of our display panel in Dyserth High Street,
10th October 2009.
Our thanks to the owners and Landlord of Y-Bodunig Public House for permission to install the panel in their car park

In October 2011 the area around one of the lime kilns on Upper Foel Road was transformed for us by the Community Payback Team, with funding from the Tidy Towns Initiative.

We had a bilingual information panel produced and it was erected in February 2012

Our bench at Trecastell Bus Stop, with our Phone Box which we are converting into an information point. We replaced 9 panes of glass in April 2015, and there are a few more to go. There are now some posters inside.

Our latest bench, placed outside Maes Hiraddug SSSI, on Pandy Lane in March 2015

Together with Denbighshire Countryside Services and members of the North Wales Wildlife Trust

we have planted hedging and native wild flowers on a piece of Common Land on Carreg Heilin Lane.

This site is owned by Bodrhyddan Hall who have given us permission to take care of this area.

Carreg Heilin Lane, March 2015

The Old Tip
on Carreg Heilin Lane

We are helping Denbighshire Countryside Services to create a Community Woodland on this site.

Leaflets for a Heritage Trail around the village are still being printed.
These are available from the New Inn and the Telephone Box at Trecastell


Other projects have included:-

(no photos available)

clearing the High Street entrance to the playing field,

tidying up various areas of the village, river and woodland,

providing some of the dog bins

installing owl boxes at various locations

A huge 1871 Ordnance Survey map of Dyserth was given to the village

by Carolyn Minshull –

we arranged for this to be placed in a protective plastic cover and we have put the map on display in St Bridget’s Church Hall.

         The secretary of the Group is Jackie Parry. Email:

The Chairman is Peter J Robinson - webmaster of Dyserth.com

The Phone Box

In May 2016

The group has worked with the
National Plant Monitoring Scheme on plant surveys in a few areas near the village

19th February 2017 - Ten Swift nest boxes were put up around the village, celebrating the British Trust for Ornithology National Nest Box Week. These were are addition to ten installed elsewhere by Mike & Dave.

BT Openreach very kindly lent us a Cherry Picker and Shaune, the operator, installed these 10 boxes for us.
For this project we were in partnership with the North Wales Wildlife Trust.

The boxes were made by group member Bernie Owen and the materials were purchased through
a North Wales Wildlife Trust’s Living Legacy Grant.

We hope the swifts will check out the boxes when they return from Africa in May and maybe we’ll get swifts nesting in the village centre again.

I have included Dyserth in the TrailTail App