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Lake to get pounds 110k makeover.

Byline: KATE FORRESTER

A LAKE which is the centrepiece of a historic park is set to receive a pounds 110k makeover.

A public meeting will be held at Ruthin Rugby Club on January 15 to display the proposals for the town's Cae Ddol, which attracts about 82,000 visitors every year.

Garry Davies, Denbighshire Council's countryside officer, said he is confident plans to create interpretation boards, plant 1,000 trees and shrubs, build a dipping platform and wooden sculptures and seats, will win the backing of local residents.

He added: "During dry summer weather the lake dries out and becomes a health and safety risk.

"The mud becomes a trap for any unwary visitors to the park and the drying lake bed also becomes a visual and amenity eyesore.

"The lake drying out, because it has no liner and has clay and gravel beneath the silt, also affects the local waterfowl which comprises a pair of breeding mute swans as well as mallard, coot and moorhen."

The project has received financial backing from rural regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd, which has given pounds 33,000, Ruthin Town C0uncil to the tune of pounds 6,600, and Denbighshire Council.. To find out more about the scheme, call Cadwyn Clwyd on 01824 705802.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 30, 2010
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