A DENBIGHSHIRE organisation is working hard in an effort to save a local green space.

Llangollen Green Spaces is working with Green Paw Project to fundraise enough money to buy Pump Field and save it for community use.

So far, they have raised around £15,000 on Crowdfunder, with additional private pledges and a substantial fund set aside by Green Paw Project.

Llangollen Green Spaces urgently needs donations to have success at an online auction being conducted by Jones Peckover.

Pump Field is nearly five acres of beautiful meadow, nicknamed “buttercup meadow” by many due to it’s flowers in summertime.

It is an open space used by many locals and during the Covid pandemic, it provided a perfect outdoor meeting place close to the town, but away from more crowded areas.

Llangollen Green Spaces spokesperson Sarah Marshall said: “The community have really got behind this project but we don’t have much time to secure this field for the town, as bidding closes at 3pm on May 17.

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"We have raised a fantastic amount through crowd-funding and are grateful for all the support that has been shown.

"There have been significant housing developments on green fields around the town recently.

"Local people need outdoor places to exercise, play and relax, and we really don’t have many open spaces like this within walking distance. We will also apply to register the paths across the field as public rights of way.”  

The charity Green Paw Project is working in partnership with Llangollen Green Spaces to buy Pump Field and develop it as a community asset.

Green Paw Project spokesperson Ste Chesters said: "We are excited to work with the community in Llangollen to secure a future for this land, that keeps it accessible and showcases a regenerative approach to land management.”

For further information, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/protectpumpfield