Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
Awarded for seven consecutive years
JANUARY 2015 - DONATION OF TIMBER
We recently received a donation of timber from Dawnus Constuction, the company who are constructing the mechanical link between the Main Square of The Works and land adjoining David Taylor’s Garage, Ebbw Vale - to find out more about the company and the project, please click on the following link.
The timber will be put to good use in the construction of footpaths and/or steps around the Woodlands.
WOODLANDS IMPROVEMENTS 2015 - JANUARY TO APRIL
Last August, the first set of set of steps was constructed near the Highlands Road entrance, and during the first four months of this year, a further three projects have been completed. Photographs of the projects are shown below, but for detailed information, please visit the woodland Facebook page , by clicking the following link.
Construction of a set of steps leading down to the bird hide on the Lower Boat Pond.
This was the most challenging to date, as the photographs below show, after the completion of the steps, we propose to formalise the path down towards the bird hide.
Construction of a set of steps on the West side of the Blaen Cendl Entrance.
This was rather steep path for walkers to negotiate and often very muddy, and has now been made much easier by the construction of the steps.
We were also lucky to receive a load of fresh wood chip by courtesy of Steve Ambler & Sons , to find out more about Steve Ambler please visit his website by clicking on the button.
Construction of a dipping platform at the Butterfly Pond
Recycled plastic was used to construct the platform as an alternative material that will last longer than wood. It was completed after two days of hard work by John Hillier and Roy and David Lynch.
August 2015 - Erection of a new kissing gate at Blaen Cendl rear access pathway.
SEPTEMBER 2015 - DAMAGED MEMORIAL BENCH REPLACED.
In January this year, the Memorial Bench to Mr Albert Bull near the Chandlers Road Entrance , was completely destroyed in an arson attack.
An appeal fund was set up to replace the bench and the replacement was installed on 26th September
NOVEMBER 2015 - JOHN HILLIER RECEIVES GAVO AWARD.
Society Secretary John Hillier receives an " Environmental Volunteer of the Year" from G.A.V.O Blaenau Gwent
- A very well deserved award.