Monday, September 25, 2017

You won’t believe how beautiful our country parks are

We’re inviting everyone in Wrexham to make the effort to visit one of these treasures during Love Parks week from Friday, July 14.

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They’re spread all over the county borough and each offers something different.

From the animals and spectacular Cefn Viaduct at Ty Mawr to the cycle tracks and sculpture trail at Alyn Waters, we’re sure you’ll find something to amaze you…and get you out into the fresh air.

We’ve even got one within two minutes’ walk of the town centre at Bellevue, so you can take a lunchtime stroll if you work in town.

Six of our parks fly the coveted Green Flags. And thanks to their ‘friends and volunteers’ groups, all are kept in tip-top condition and offer events and activities for all ages.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead member for Environment and Transport, said:

“In Wrexham we have some of the most spectacular and breathtaking scenery in Wales, and indeed the UK.  Please don’t stay at home…please make the effort to get to know your local park or explore one you haven’t visited before.”

And if you visit our parks, send us your photos.

We have 11 country parks: Ty Mawr Country Park, Nant Mill Visitor Centre and Park, Ponciau Banks, Moss Valley Country Park, Alyn Waters Country Park, Acton Park, Bellevue Park, Bonc yr Hafod Country Park, Stryt Las Park, Bryn Kinalt Park and Minera Lead Mines Country Park.

You can find out more about our country parks here.

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Source: https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/you-wont-believe-how-beautiful-our-country-parks-are/ (Thu Aug 31st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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