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Lake clean-up begins at Ruthin's Cae Ddol
Cae Ddol, Ruthin
Cae Ddol is a popular place to walk, just outside Ruthin town centre

Work is under way restoring a park and lake in a Denbighshire town after residents were given the choice on how the improvements should be done.

It is costing £110,000 to clean up the lake at Cae Ddol, Ruthin, after residents called for improvements.

Funding from Ruthin Town Council and rural development agency Cadwyn Clwyd has gone to the Friends of Cae Ddol.

Water is being allowed to empty in preparation for contractors to move in and remove silt and rubbish.

"It's a big job but work will be done by February," said Garry Davies from Denbighshire's countryside service.

July... In summer the lake dries out at Cae Ddol
July... In summer the lake dries out at Cae Ddol

This came after the children's paddling pool was filled in without consultation, prompting residents to speak out.

Since then the friends group was set up to look after the park in the interest of locals.

Once the lake is drained and cleared, a liner will be installed, which will keep water levels constant.

This is because during dry summer weather the water empties and the lake bed is described as "an eyesore".

Other work includes waterside planting along with viewing and pond dipping platforms, as well as seating.

The park, off Clwyd Street, is popular with local people, and it is the site of a walk alongside the River Clwyd which feeds the lake.

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