DENBIGHSHIRE County Council is informing residents of its plans to welcome visitors this summer.

With a busy summer expected, the Council is working to manage the increase in visitors and has made a number of preparations.

Additional car parking spaces have been created at Moel Famau and Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen, while extra countryside rangers are being deployed at beauty spots, including Loggerheads and Moel Famau country parks and Horseshoe Falls, to provide information, support for visitors and help deal with any issues.

Extra street cleaning provision will be in place during the summer months focusing on busy areas in towns and parks, while increased bin emptying will be in operation at tourist hotspots.

The Council is also working with regional partners to share messaging across the border around the differences in regulations between England and Wales.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “Tourism contributes £552million a year to Denbighshire’s economy and we want people to come to Denbighshire this summer and return again year after year, so it is important we make the county safe and welcoming to visitors while giving residents confidence they remain safe.

“We have allocated additional resources during the summer months to manage the situation.

“We are asking people to plan ahead before visiting, think about avoiding busy areas or busy times and have a plan B if things look busy.

“It is important to always park responsibly in designated areas and to respect the countryside, this includes keeping dogs on a lead and bringing picnics rather than disposable barbeques.

“We would also remind people to be respectful to those working to ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors and residents.

“It is important we all enjoy the summer and make the most of our freedoms but we have to remember Covid-19 has not gone away and to act safely, responsibly and respectfully.”

Residents and visitors are reminded parking restrictions are important for both road safety and ensuring there is a fair turnover of parking spaces.

Motorists not complying with parking restrictions risk receiving a Penalty Charge Notice.

The Council developed its Destination Management Plan in partnership with tourism businesses across the county and has been coordinating activities to ensure a positive experience for visitors, residents and businesses this summer.

This includes encouraging visitors to plan, prepare and pre-book, coastal safety tips, and outdoor safety messages while social media graphics have been produced for businesses and Tourism Ambassadors.

Find out more about the Council’s Destination Management Plan at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/destination-management-plan