The 2 acre Community Woodland sits alongside the Community Centre and Noddfa Newton Chapel. It is a tranquil, safe area for individuals and community use.
The site was leased to the Hayscastle Community Council in order to create a suitable recreation area for the community. Grant funding was obtained and together with the Hayscastle Environmental Society and community volunteers, the area was cleared and developed into its current form. The play equipment, greenhouse, weather station and wooden shed were added from Hayscastle Primary School when it closed in 2010.
The first tree was planted by the late Angela Wade in October 2007 with several commemorative or memorial trees being added since. The day to day management is overseen by the Hayscastle Environmental Society volunteers with the support of the Hayscastle Community Council. Work parties are organised throughout the year. Since 2016 the woodland has received an annual Community Green Flag Award from Keep Wales Tidy as a safe welcoming area caring for the environment and biodiversity.
It is open for everyone to use, all that is asked is for users to respect the facility and keep it free from litter and dog mess. Litter bins are provided. If you wish to be involved with maintaining the site, please contact either the Hayscastle Community Council or the Hayscastle Environmental Society.
Hayscastle Community Woodland