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
Denbighshire County Council
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
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 Robinson - webmaster of Dyserth.com
The Phone Box
In May 2016
The group is working 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.