News & Events 2019

 JANUARY 2019 - IMPORTANT NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS WHO VISIT THE PONDS & WOODLANDS

The following message has been copied from the Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Facebook Page :-

"We have started to experience an increase in dog foul recently. Our first action was to survey and tag each incident. I was shocked to have recorded 136 dog foul incidents, each tagged and where possible picked up. If you choose to walk your dog at Beaufort Woodlands please respect that this site is solely managed by volunteers and it is us volunteers that clean up after the irresponsible dog owners. Therefore if your dog fouls then bag it & bin it or take it home.

What makes it worse is that there are 5 dog waste bins on site and dog bags are available FREE!

Take a visit to one of our local shops, (Carini's) to pick some up."

Dog Fouling
Dog Fouling
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Dog Foul survey
Dog Foul survey
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FEBRUARY 2019 - SOME WINTER SNOW PHOTOS

The following photos were submitted after recent snowfall, the first one shows the bridge at the Upper Boat Pond, and was taken by Karen Baynham during January, the other two were taken by Les Price and show the two mute swans on the ice on the Upper Boat Pond during February.

Upper Pond snow
Upper Pond snow
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Swan by Les Price
Swan by Les Price
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Swan 2 by Les Price
Swan 2 by Les Price
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 FEBRUARY 2019 - WORK ON BUTTERFLY POND

The Butterfly  pond had some essential maintenance this week. Works conducted by Dan Burrows. Hopefully the pond will now hold much more of its water in the summer and the new bund will prevent the heathland becoming flooded - report & images by John Hillier.

Butterfly Pond work 01
Butterfly Pond work 01
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Butterfly Pond work 02
Butterfly Pond work 02
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Butterfly Pond work 03
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Butterfly Pond work 04
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Butterfly Pond work 05
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Butterfly Pond work 06
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Butterfly Pond work 07
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Butterfly Pond work 08
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 FEBRUARY 2019 - OAK BRIDGE & BIRD HIDE REPAIRS (report and images by John Hillier)

Made the most of the weather this week by completing the repairs to the bird hide and the oak bridge.

A big thanks to everyone that helped out again, without volunteers we would not be able to complete the tasks. A big thanks also to Blaenau Gwent CBC and the General Grants Scheme that allowed us to purchase the materials from Philip Jones Timber Products

Repairs to the Oak Bridge

Bridge repairs 01
Bridge repairs 01
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Bridge repairs 02
Bridge repairs 02
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Bridge repairs 03
Bridge repairs 03
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Bridge repairs 05
Bridge repairs 05
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Bridge repairs 04
Bridge repairs 04
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Bridge repairs 06
Bridge repairs 06
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Bridge repairs 07
Bridge repairs 07
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Repairs to the Bird Hide

Bird Hide Repair 01
Bird Hide Repair 01
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Bird Hide Repair 02
Bird Hide Repair 02
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Bird Hide Repair 03
Bird Hide Repair 03
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Bird Hide Repair 04
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Bird Hide Repair 05
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Bird Hide Repair 06
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Bird Hide Repair 07
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Bird Hide Repair 08
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Bird Hide Repair 09
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Bird Hide Repair 10
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Bird Hide Repair 11
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Bird Hide Repair 12
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Bird Hide Repair 13
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Bird Hide Repair 14
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Bird Hide Repair 15
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Bird Hide Repair 16
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Bird Hide Repair 17
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Bird Hide Repair 18
Bird Hide Repair 18
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27th MAY 2019 BLUEBELL IMAGES

Bluebells are increasing in number every year near the Chandlers Road Entrance - photographed by Jeff Wiliams

Bluebells 01
Bluebells 01
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Bluebells 02
Bluebells 02
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Bluebells 03
Bluebells 03
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Bluebells 04
Bluebells 04
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Bluebells 05
Bluebells 05
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Bluebells 06
Bluebells 06
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Bluebells 07
Bluebells 07
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MAY 2019 - HIGHLANDS ROAD ENTRANCE

Flower beds weeded and re-seeded and our interpretation posts have had a tidy up too - work carried out & photographed by John Hillier

Highlands Ent 01
Highlands Ent 01
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Highlands Ent 02
Highlands Ent 02
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 JULY  2019 - MEMORIAL BENCH INSTALLED

A memorial bench was installed recently on the bank of the lower Boat Pond, near to where they lived for many years, the inscription says :

"In loving memory of Rex Herbert MBE 1926-2018 and his beloved wife Valmai 1927-2018 of Waundew, Beaufort Hill"

Memorial Bench 01
Memorial Bench 01
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Memorial Bench 02
Memorial Bench 02
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Memorial Bench 03
Memorial Bench 03
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MAY 2019 - HIGHLANDS ROAD ENTRANCE

Flower beds weeded and re-seeded and our interpretation posts have had a tidy up too - work carried out & photographed by John Hillier

Path Repair 01
Path Repair 01
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Path Repair 02
Path Repair 02
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Path Repair 03
Path Repair 03
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The path after the completion of the work

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Path repair completed 01
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Path repair completed 02
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Path repair completed 03
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Path repair completed 04
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Path repair completed 05
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DECEMBER 2019

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. "

Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 01
Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 01
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Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 02
Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 02
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Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 03
Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 03
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Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 04
Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 04
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Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 05
Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 05
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Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 06
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Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 07
Blaen Cendl Dec 2019 07
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DECEMBER 2019

Thank you to Judith Pearce for her donation of the tree she had won in a competition in the Daily Mirror.

Tree planting Dec 2019 01
Tree planting Dec 2019 01
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Tree planting Dec 2019 02
Tree planting Dec 2019 02
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