THINGS have been just champion at a Denbighshire get-together.

A successful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) champions meeting was hosted at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi.

The AONB is currently seeking further champions to represent their community or town council that falls within the AONB in order to improve communications and collaboration across the whole of AONB. 

A forum was held earlier this month at the Community Hwb Llysfasi for the AONB champions, town and community councils, and local members where councillors were able to learn more about the opportunity and some of the work we are undertaking in the AONB.

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These include:

• An overview of the AONB, introduction to the AONB and thoughts on the national park for North East Wales.

• The Dark Sky Programme and how everyone can play a part in helping wildlife.

• The Picturesque Landscape Project and the historical and landscape projects it has been engaged in.

• The dramatic Moorland Wildfire Project and how, with more thought, people can conserve uplands.

The forum was well received and another will be planned later in the year.

Dan Rose, a Flintshire county councillor and member of the AONB Partnership, said: “I enjoy being part of the work of the AONB it brings so many aspects together that are interesting and also relevant, tonight a simple thing we learnt was the method of building of the Dinas Bran Castle and other historical features we can see in our landscape of today.”

Anyone who is not a community councillor and wants to play a part in the future can e-mail