1st March 2021

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Lee Waters lends support to Llanelli’s green fingered revolution

SEEDS are being sown for community gardens across the Llanelli constituency thanks to Keep Wales Tidy and Welsh Government.

Llanelli’s Member of the Senedd, Lee Waters, said it was “brilliant to see a network gardens, growing spaces, and determined volunteers springing up across the area.”

Butterfly gardens and fruit trees have been set up by volunteers including in Trimsaran and Tycroes. A food growing project has also now received its planters in Llwynhendy, which will help to support the local volunteer forum provide sustainable, nutritious food.

Communities are being encouraged to apply for free garden packages as part of Welsh Government’s £5m ‘Local Places for Nature’ fund.

The initiative aims to create, restore and enhance hundreds of habitats across Wales. It’s a simple application process, and there are tailored packages and support to help anyone and everyone get involved with enhancing nature on their doorstep.

Lee Waters said: “More and more of us are becoming conscious of sustainability. Llanelli has a rich natural heritage, but like anywhere, it needs a bit of love and protection. There’s a green fingered revolution taking place locally, with a patchwork of community spaces popping up where people live.”

He added: “One in six species of wildlife, plant or fungi is at risk of extinction in Wales because of climate change and declining biodiversity. That’s why these local projects really matter in providing nature with a safe and rich habitats. I’m excited to pay a visit to these gardens when lockdown is over, and who knows, I may get some seeds out of it!”.

Regional coordinators are on hand to support you through your application. For more info please visit: https://www.keepwalestidy.cymru/pages/category/nature or email nature@keepwalestidy.cymru

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