Red squirrels of Penrhos Nature Reserve Holyhead Under Threat!

by l M Jones
(Holyhead )

Biodiversity Under Threat - Penrhos, Holyhead

Biodiversity Under Threat - Penrhos, Holyhead

Dear Wil


Will you please publicise a matter that is of the greatest concern to many people in the Holyhead/Holy Island are of Anglesey.

The Friends of Anglesey Red Squirrels re-introduced red squirrels to Penrhos Nature Reserve (Coastal Park) Holyhead 1n 2007. Now, four years on they are under threat from property developers Land and Lakes Ltd.

The community has used the nature reserve for 40 years. It has provided the community of Holy Island and tourists from all over Britain with the unique experience of been fully immersed in Natural Wales' unspoilt landscape.

It would be devastating for the local community of Holy Island to lose its reserve and catastrophic to the wealth of biodiversity it supports: Bats, red squirrels, butterflys, otters (witnessed by local fishermen),rabbit warrens, woodpeckers, kingfishers,buzzards and all manner of species fit for a paradise.

Support for our campaign has grown through our facebook page,Save penrhos nature reserve'.

We hope you will consider supporting our cause: we have 2 petitions.

http://www.assemblywales.org/gethome/e-petitions.htm

http://www.gopetition.co.uk/petitions/save-penrhos-nature-reserve-coastal-park-holyhead-for.html

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Sep 02, 2019
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Do not let Penrhos Nature Reserve be developed
by: JQ

I realise this may be an old forum but I have only just seen it
online 🙄and I am from Stoke-on-Trent.
This is a wonderful place of outstanding natural beauty, not to be ruined by developers stepping in and getting wildlife ‘to move out!’ I am gutted to hear anyone could even consider to build on this natural treasured land!
I have visited this attraction since I was a child and now bring my own little family to show them how beautiful the place is. I have always camped and stayed in our caravan in Anglesey, served in the Royal Air Force at RAF Valley and have some lovely friends in Anglesey.
I remember when the owls were kept at Penrhos Nature Reserve and the peacocks would grace the path in front of you as you wandered around. Even the ‘pet cemetrery’ holds significant meaning to me.
I have always exercised my German Shepherds at Penrhos and have made some extra-special memories there. Sitting on Tunnicliffe’s seat at the top of the big field, watching the ferries and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
I would be happy to deter any developer trying to build on there and when I read there will be a gated access and limited access to the public, I was gutted.
This, to me, is my ‘second home’ and I know there are a lot of disgruntled people around who would also back any petition or developmental consultations.
Never let them develop Penrhos!

May 22, 2018
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Dogs not on leads
by: Anonymous

Please could all responsible dog owners keep dogs on leads . We witnessed a local couples dog chasing red squirrels ! Very cruel ! Thanku

Apr 23, 2012
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Save Penrhos Coastal Park, Holyhead.
by: Charles Smith

I think it is so sad that this area of 'historic' woodland may soon be lost to development. My family and I have known this reserve for over forty years and have seen it grow in environmental importance.

We walked through the reserve last week and the blankets of bluebells and wood garlic are breathtaking and have taken many years to mature.

I urge anyone who is remotely interested to visit the historic stone folly area known as 'Shackelton's Rest' in the next few days to witness the woodland floor in bloom before it is lost.

Indeed, to the unfamiliar, visit all of the Penrhos Park's stone follies, if only to take a final photograph to help record this part of the Island's past. Visit also the brilliant 'duck pond' if you can find it.

Penrhos Coastal Park is probably almost unique in its origins as a 'stately home' coastal garden, now truly naturalised and free to enter.

Please let us not allow apathy and financialy motivated 'smoke and mirrors'to win the day on this one!

Charles Smith

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