News & Events 2021

18th FEBRUARY 2021 - TREE PLANTING
A variety of flowering trees planted this week. Two Great White cherry trees to remember the hard work both David and Sue White contributed to the woodlands and our community. Plus a variety of fruit trees to further support the bee friendly spaces being introduced.
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Tree Planting Feb 2021 01
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Tree Planting Feb 2021 02
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Tree Planting Feb 2021 05
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Tree Planting Feb 2021 04
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Tree Planting Feb 2021 03
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3rd MARCH 2021 - FREE ONLINE NATURE SESSIONS
 Small Woods Wales - Coed Lleol, are offering free online courses, details of the courses can be found by clicking on the image to the right.

To register for the courses and details of the 'Zoom' link, please click on the link below

 

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 MARCH 2021 - GOOSANDER NESTING BOX AT LOWER BOAT POND
 Last weekend we located a new goosander nesting box at the edge of the pond. Hopefully over the next couple of seasons it will see some action.
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Gooseander Nest Box 01
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gooseander Nest Box 02
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Goosander nest Box 03
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 1st APRIL  2021 - BENCH REPAIRS

Today we began to repair our benches, which are in much need of attention.

Many thanks to the The National Lottery Community Fund Wales  for supporting us with this project. Watch this space as we continue to complete the repairs over the next couple of weeks.

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Bench Repair 04
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Bench Repair 02
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Bench Repair 01
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Bench Repair 03
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Bench Repair 05
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Bench Repair 06
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Bench Repair 07
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Bench Repair 08
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Bench Replacement
Bench Replacement
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Bench above  Blaen Cendl
Bench above Blaen Cendl
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Bench view to Blaen Cendl
Bench view to Blaen Cendl
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 1st APRIL  2021 - PREPARING GROUND FOR PLANTING

It's so good to get back out to a place we enjoy looking after. Today we discussed the management plan with our local ecologists and it's so nice to gain extra knowledge and suggestions on developing and sustaining our local environment. Thank you Nadine for supplying the wildflower plugs and bluebell bulbs, ground prepared and ready to plant. Watch this space to see how our pollinator project develops towards the summer.

4th APRIL

Bluebells and a mix of wild flower plugs donated by Blaenau Gwent CBC planted this morning together with a few rotting logs for a few local invertebrates

Preparing ground for Planting
Preparing ground for Planting
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Preparing for planting 02
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Preparing for planting 03
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 MAY 2021 - CONSTRUCTION OF RAISED BEDS

1st May - Constructed the raised flower beds today to support our pollinator project.

Thanks to Tai Calon Community Housing and for everyone’s vote for making this happen.

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Raised Bed May 2021 01
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Raised Bed May 2021 02
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Raised Bed May 2021 03
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Raised Bed May 2021 04
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 MAY 2021 - HAWTHORN TREE CUT BACK

Cleared the wind blown hawthorn tree this morning from the pathway at the back of Highlands Road. 

Hopefully the tree will continue to thrive following its recent haircut.

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Hawthorn Tree May 2021 03
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Hawthorn Tree May 2021 02
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Hawthorn Tree May 2021 04
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Hawthorn Tree May 2021
Hawthorn Tree May 2021
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JUNE 2021 - REPAIRS TO RAMPS AT UPPER BOAT POND BRIDGE

A big thanks to the support from Blaenau Gwent CBC to help us repair the ramps either side of the bridge. This now makes access safer and easier for those with wheelchairs, mobility vehicles and pushchairs.

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Bridge repairs 01June 2021
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Bridge repairs 02June 2021
Bridge repairs 02June 2021
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Bridge repairs 03June 2021
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Bridge repairs 04June 2021
Bridge repairs 04June 2021
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BIOBLITZ JUNE 2021
Are you a wildlife enthusiast? If you are interested in helping to build a record of the flora and fauna around Beaufort Woodlands ,then please contact Nadine or Rebecca at  Blaenau Gwent C.B.C.
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JUNE 2021 - REPLACEMENT BENCH INSTALLED
Completed the installation of the replacement bench, adjacent to the Dragonfly Gate today. Hard ground made it particularly tiresome but always worth the effort when so many thank you when passing and chatting.
Bench Dragonfly Gate June 01
Bench Dragonfly Gate June 01
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Bench Dragonfly Gate June 02
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Bench Dragonfly Gate June 03
Bench Dragonfly Gate June 03
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JUNE 2021 - A POLITE REQUEST
Finally starting to fill the flower beds, funded by the Better Futures Fund Tai Calon Community Housing.

When parking at the entrance, please respect these. Too many times I have had to reaassmble them due to cars bumping into them. You wouldn't do it to your own wall so please don't bump our boxes.                      Thank you.

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Raised Bed 02June
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Raised Bed 03 June
Raised Bed 03 June
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Raised Bed 01 June
Raised Bed 01 June
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JULY 2021 
All 3 boxes now filled and ready to populate. Help our pollinators and donate a flowering annual or perennial and pop it in one of our boxes the next time you visit. A big thanks to our local supporting businesses for providing the materials to construct and fill our boxes, your continued support is very much appreciated.
Priceys Removals Tree and Garden Services
Phillip Jones Timber Products Ltd
Victoria Garden Centre.
Project supported by funds provided by Tai Calon Community Housing and the Better Futures Fund.
Planters July 2021
Planters July 2021
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Planters 02 July 2021
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Planters 03 July 2021
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JULY 18TH 2021 - PLANTERS BEING FILLED

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We are so pleased so see how the community has started to support our pollinator project. Last week we asked you if you would help out by donating one plant, our first box is filling up nicely and the others are coming along well too. Thank you to all that have supported us so far, including   Abergavenny Garden Centre.   Please continue to spread the word

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Some more perennials donated this afternoon. a big thank you to Mrs Davies for her kindness.

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Planters July 2021 01
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Planters July 2021 02
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JULY 27th 2021 - VISIT FROM LOCAL M.P NICK SMITH
Great to catch up with John Hillier from the Beaufort Ponds and Woodland Preservation Society this #LoveParksWeek ,to hear about what’s been going on at one of our fantastic green spaces.

The ponds were a lifeline to many in getting out for a walk during lockdown and it was brilliant to hear that the area also became a focal point for people to leave painted rocks in tribute to our NHS workers.

The volunteers continue to do a brilliant job at the Ponds, creating a lovely place to take a walk and maintaining a vibrant woodland and healthy habitat for bees and other insects.

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