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New Homes For Feathered Friends

Members of the Afon Elwy Environment Group busy setting up new homes for spring nesting with boxes provided by National Resources Wales as part of their community work during the Flood Protection scheme.
The boxes were delivered by the contractors, Dawnus, and pictured working near Pont Begard recently are Pat Roberts, Barbara Rust, Gareth and Chris Smith.
A selection of bird and bat boxes will be installed along the river banks to encourage wild life and conserve a rich and varied environment for all to enjoy.


Country Fayre

STALL BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN

Plans are going ahead to make this year’s Country Fayre the best yet and to attract several 1000’s of people.
There will be new shows in the arena with children’s entertainments, the Batala band, dog shows, falconry, tug of war and much more whilst in the field there will be over twenty other activities going on and some 70 stalls
If you wish to book a 3mx3m space for a stall please contact Roy Hamilton on 07989 477946 or email royhamilton99@gmail.com. Charities can have a free space and for traders the cost will be £25 or £45 for two spaces

The Voluntary Work Of A Local Inspirational Leader Is Recognised By The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club is grateful for the nominations it received for the Bryn Jones Community Service Award. The recipient of the Award for this year is Gareth Ryan in recognition of his work with the St. Asaph Cricket Club over many years.
Gareth has been the Chair of The Cricket Club for 15 years. Over the same period of time he has been the Club’s Youth Coach and has 4 very successful junior teams, which of course contributes to the success of the senior team over the years. Gareth is also very actively involved with the North Wales Cricket League Committee and he promotes cricket with young people through visits and talks to schools. All this is voluntary and done for the love of cricket and involving youngsters in the sport.
4 years ago the Club’s very survival was seriously threatened when the floods which hit St. Asaph resulted in the destruction of the old cricket pavilion. With Gareth’s leadership and initiative the Club undertook a huge and daunting fund raising project to replace the pavilion. After many grant applications and requests for donations, the necessary funds were raised and the magnificent new club house built in time for the cricket season 2 years later. This new building is not only a superb facility for the cricket club but also a centre for many other community activities, and Gareth does see the Cricket Club and its new pavilion as very much part of the community.
The Rotary Club is pleased to recognise Gareth’s hard work for the benefit of our community. The award of an engraved glass trophy was presented to Gareth by Rotary Club president Roy Hamilton at their Charter dinner at Faenol Fawr Hotel on February 10th.


Another Beautiful Bird In City

This beautiful Bullfinch, resplendent in full spring plumage, was spotted on the riverside recently by local wildlife enthusiast, Nathaniel Ramanaden who sent us this lovely picture. The male is unmistakable with his bright pinkish-red breast and cheeks, grey back, black cap and tail, and bright white rump. The flash of the rump in flight and the sad call note are usually the first signs of bullfinches being present. They feed voraciously on the buds of various trees in spring and were once a 'pest' of fruit crops and, although widespread they now have RSPB Amber status.