Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
Awarded for seven consecutive years
Thank you to Judith Pearce for her donation of the tree she had won in a competition in the Daily Mirror.
JANUARY 2020 Message from John Hillier :-"Spent a little time moving the wood chip and laying along the entrance at Blaen Cendl. Plenty more to do if you have a spare hour. "
JAN 2020 - Five areas of beauty in Blaenau Gwent are set to be declared as new nature reserves.
The areas which could be designated as nature reserves are Beaufort Hill Ponds and Woodland, Central Valley in Ebbw Vale, Garden City, Parc Bryn Bach near Tredegar and Sirhowy Hill Woodlands.
Four of the five sites have been put forward for declaration previously, but they have been prevented due to disputed land and boundaries which have now been resolved. To find out more, please click on the link to the South Wales Argus report
JANUARY 2020 - TOUTUBE VIDEO FROM DAVE EVANS
Here’s a little film I made while walking the dog up our favourite place, Beaufort Ponds & Woodland. - Filmed & edited entirely on my iPhone X max.
Many thanks for sharing the video, Dave
Friday 24th January 2020 - A tribute from Society Secretary John Hillier
"It is with great sadness to hear that our chairman and founding director David White has passed away. David was inspirational in leading our Society since becoming our chair and he has also been supportive in the community as a whole. Personally I have known David for over 30 years, receiving my first pair of overalls from him as an apprentice whilst at British Steel Corporation.
Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Preservation Society wishes to thank David for his contribution, he will be sorely missed.
The entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers."
FEBRUARY 2020 - UPROOTED TREE REPLANTED
A tree near the Upper Boat Pond had been uprooted by one of the recent gales, and John Hillier carried out some work to try and save the tree, he commented
'Wasn’t sure if we could save the tree, only time will tell. The haircut will help'
MARCH 2020 - MANAGEMENT OF LITTLE LANE HAWTHORN EDGE
Sat 7th March - Nice bit of work this morning transplanting a few hawthorn saplings at Little Lane. Thanks to Scott Ambler for clearing the bad bits.
27th MARCH 2020 - BIRD HIDE HAS BEEN DAMAGED AGAIN
Do you know where your children are during lockdown? Thanks to some unruly youths your bird hide has been damaged again