News & Events 2015

JANUARY TO APRIL 2015 - WOODLANDS IMPROVEMENTS

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.

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.

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.

Bird Hide Steps 01
Bird Hide Steps 01
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Bird Hide Steps 02
Bird Hide Steps 02
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Bird Hide Steps 03
Bird Hide Steps 03
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Bird Hide Steps 04
Bird Hide Steps 04
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Bird Hide Steps 05
Bird Hide Steps 05
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Bird Hide Steps 06
Bird Hide Steps 06
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Bird Hide Steps 07
Bird Hide Steps 07
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Bird Hide Steps 08
Bird Hide Steps 08
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Bird Hide Steps 09
Bird Hide Steps 09
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Bird Hide Steps 10
Bird Hide Steps 10
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Bird Hide Steps 11
Bird Hide Steps 11
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Bird Hide Steps 12
Bird Hide Steps 12
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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.

Blaen Cendl steps 01
Blaen Cendl steps 01
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Blaen Cendl steps 02
Blaen Cendl steps 02
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Blaen Cendl steps 03
Blaen Cendl steps 03
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Blaen Cendl steps 05
Blaen Cendl steps 05
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Blaen Cendl steps 04
Blaen Cendl steps 04
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Blaen Cendl steps 06
Blaen Cendl steps 06
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Blaen Cendl steps 07
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Blaen Cendl steps 08
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Blaen Cendl steps 09
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Blaen Cendl steps 10
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Blaen Cendl steps 11
Blaen Cendl steps 11
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Blaen Cendl steps 12
Blaen Cendl steps 12
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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.
Dipping Platform 01
Dipping Platform 01
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Dipping Platform 02
Dipping Platform 02
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Dipping Platform 03
Dipping Platform 03
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Dipping Platform 04
Dipping Platform 04
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Dipping Platform 05
Dipping Platform 05
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Dipping Platform 06
Dipping Platform 06
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Dipping Platform 07
Dipping Platform 07
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Dipping Platform 08
Dipping Platform 08
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Dipping Platform 09
Dipping Platform 09
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Dipping Platform 10
Dipping Platform 10
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Dipping Platform 11
Dipping Platform 11
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Dipping Platform 12
Dipping Platform 12
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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

Kissing Gate 01
Kissing Gate 01
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Kissing Gate 02
Kissing Gate 02
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Kissing Gate 03
Kissing Gate 03
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Kissing Gate 04
Kissing Gate 04
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Kissing Gate 05
Kissing Gate 05
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Kissing Gate 06
Kissing Gate 06
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Kissing Gate 07
Kissing Gate 07
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Kissing Gate 08
Kissing Gate 08
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Kissing Gate 09
Kissing Gate 09
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Kissing Gate 10
Kissing Gate 10
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Kissing Gate 11
Kissing Gate 11
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Kissing Gate 12
Kissing Gate 12
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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.

Memorial  Bench 01
Memorial Bench 01
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Memorial  Bench 02
Memorial Bench 02
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John and Roy 01
John and Roy 01
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John and Roy 02
John and Roy 02
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