OLD Prestatyn allotments are being nurtured back to full health to support residents who may not have their own garden.

Denbighshire County Council’s countryside service is breathing life into the old allotment located at Caradoc Road.

Work has been carried out to rejuvenate the site which had remained unused and become "overrun with rubbish".

Countryside rangers have tidied up the site, rotovated the earth, installed new paths and plots and had a water mains installed to make the space easier for tenants to use.

The plots are available to people throughout Denbighshire, though distance away from the plots is considered when people request a plot.

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Countryside ranger Sasha Taylor explained: “We really want to fill as many of the plots as possible and provide people who may not have a garden space at home with an area they can use.

“We hope to get more people interested in growing their own produce and planting other flowers which will also prove beneficial for pollinators and other insects.

“Additionally, working outdoors and gardening has been proven by many studies to improve mental health and wellbeing.

“For many people, taking on a plot could provide benefits such as these, as well as the social benefit of interacting with others working towards similar goals.

Councillor Win Mullen James, Denbighshire cabinet lead member for local development and planning, said: “Giving residents the chance to nurture and grow their own fresh food, learn and enjoy the benefits is so important in this day and age and I am really pleased our countryside staff are bringing life back to this old allotment to enable this.”

If you are interested in securing a plot please email allotments@denbighshire.gov.uk.