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Beaufort Hill

Ponds & Woodlands

A Local Nature Reserve &

Community Green Flag Award Winner

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Formed in March 2005,  we continue to work to improve our environment.


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Website last  updated  Sunday 16th December 2018

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Latest News - AUG 2018

Mobility access improvement at the Highlands Road entrance.

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16th July 2018

We are awarded  our SIXTH consecutive Green Flag Community Award - to find out more, please click on the flag.

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Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands August 2018 - photo by kind permission of Richard Whitcombe

Rex Herbert MBE 1926 - 2018

It was so sad to hear that our former chairman and founding director had passed away at the beginning of December. Rex was made our Honorary President after relinquishing his role as chairman of Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Preservation Society.

The Gwent Gazette has now publicly announced his passing as follows:-

"We are sad to report that Wales' longest-serving councillor and a former mayor of Blaenau Gwent has died.

William David Reginald Herbert, known as Rex, served as mayor for the borough three times and was a councillor for 53 consecutive years.

The great-grandfather will also be remembered as a former head teacher of Beaufort Primary School.

In 2001, Rex was awarded an MBE for services to Local Government and the community in Beaufort.

During his career, he played an instrumental role in opening Ebbw Vale swimming pool, redeveloping the steelworks site, and overseeing the Garden Festival.

The 92-year-old will be sorely missed by the community for his years of hard work."