Where You Live
Out and about in Wrexham
Biodiversity in simple terms is the variety of life. And here in Wrexham we possess a rich, varied array of habitats and species which we can be rightly proud of. The Fenns, Whixhall and Bettisfield Moss National Nature Reserve is a lowland raised bog of European importance and is home to a variety of rare plant and animal species. The open moorland of Ruabon and Esclusham mountains is part of the most important site in Wales for Black Grouse. There could be a local nature reserve or country park right on your doorstep jam packed with wildlife, walks and activities. So step outside and take a look about!
In your community
The community is the heart and soul of any area so it’s important that communities develop and grow. In Wrexham we are fortunate enough to be one of the areas selected for Welsh Government’s Cynefin Programme. This is a project which aims to bring together, empower and improve the quality of life in urban communities through improving the environment on people’s doorsteps, promoting sustainable lifestyles and developing skills for employment. The current areas of focus in Wrexham are Cefn Mawr and Caia Park (see more information).
In the rural areas of the Borough, communities interested in setting up rural regeneration projects can contact Northern Marches Cymru. The long term aim of Northern Marches Cymru is “to improve the quality of life for local people by providing economic opportunities, encouraging community engagement and decision making and improving the quality and diversity of the built and natural environment”. Example projects include a youth engagement project and the Rural Environment Project which aims to help rural communities reduce their carbon footprint through a variety of measures.
If your community is interested in sustainability then the Transition Network can support and provide advice in developing your area as a Transition town/village/neighbourhood. Communities following the transition process have “started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc, as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy”.