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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.