WORK has started to transform a Rhyl eyesore into a community beauty spot.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds is being spent to revive the Cut, which has been used as a dumping ground for years, and create a access route for walkers and cyclists as well as a community fishery.
Garry Davies, countryside officer for Denbighshire Council, said: “Ground conditions and other considerations in the vicinity of the Cut make for a very challenging project.
“In excess of 40,000 tons of material will be excavated from the Cut and this will be recycled to help in the construction of a mountain bike track at nearby Glan Morfa.
“This is a very cost effective way of delivering both projects and has resulted in savings of £225,000 as opposed to taking the material to landfill.
“Work is well underway and Denbighshire Council would like to thank all of our partners and the funding organisations which include WREN and the Welsh Government who have been particularly supportive under their Tranquil, Greener and Cleaner Places funding.’
“Excellent community support has been in place from the very beginning and as we are all very much aware this is absolutely essential if the benefits from the project are to be sustained well into the future.’’
The project aims to create a pleasant, clean and peaceful environment in which people want to spend time and feel secure while helping to improve the health and wellbeing for residents.
Mr Davies said it will also develop an all inclusive low-cost angling facility, increase the potential for wildlife enhancement, and provide a quiet and safe traffic free route running through Rhyl South West.