Greening up Mold

Tesco award Mold path project £2,500

The well-used public footpath linking an unmade section of road on Tyddyn Street with Gas Lane, is along an overgrown driveway to Mold Cemetery field, then a path between the edge of Lon Yr Orsaf and the Cemetery field.

One flagship Tesco store in each county in Wales has been awarded a grant by the company for a community improvement project. In Flintshire the Mold store has received a £2,500 grant. Keep Wales Tidy has been awarded Tesco’s single use carrier bag levy, which is being used to fund KWT’s All Wales Grant scheme and the flagship projects.

Footpath alongside the edge of Lon Yr Orsaf

The community champion at Tesco’s in Mold, suggested that the footpath which runs from the back of the store’s car park off Tyddyn Street to Gas Lane was in need of transformation. The path is well used by people who work at the businesses on Gas Lane to walk into Town, but it is very muddy, littered and over grown with brambles.

One side of the path is the edge of Lon Yr Orsaf, Clwyd Alyn Housing, and the other side is Mold Cemetery. It used to be the old railway line to Mold station, which is now the Tesco store. The stone wall along the boundary of the Cemetery is left from those days.

Volunteer days

Judith Wright of Keep Wales Tidy has arranged volunteer days to make a start on the path area. If you can spend an hour or two to help please come along. Meet each day at 10am at the bottom end of the Tesco car park. If you’re arriving later than that come up the drive way towards the Cemetery field.

Wednesday 11 March: clean up the hedgerow and remove the old fence

Tuesday 17 March: planting wild flowers and hedging

Wednesday 18 March: planting wild flowers and hedging

A team from Flintshire Local Voluntary Council has offered to help with maintaining the area, and other future work days will be arranged for volunteers.

For further details please contact Keep Wales Tidy 07717 495188.

Background to Tesco funding

Tesco customers voted for Keep Wales Tidy to receive Tesco’s single use carrier bag charge for 1 year from Oct 1st 2014.

The partnership with Keep Wales Tidy means that Tesco’s carrier bag charge is being re-invested back into communities across Wales to benefit and to support the local environment.

Tesco are delighted to work with Keep Wales Tidy, one of Wales’ leading environmental charities, in the endeavour to reduce the use of single use carrier bags as well as to support local communities in their environmental actions.

With the support of Tesco customers, Keep Wales Tidy will make a real difference to people and places across Wales by cleaning up and greening areas in every corner of Wales, supporting groups in their environmental projects with the All Wales Grant Scheme and raising awareness via Keep Wales Tidy channels.

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