2007 - THE L.A.M.S TEAM
The construction of the new pathway network, hedging and new fencing, was undertaken by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council's L.A.M.S (Landscape and Access Management System) team led by John Morgan. The team were given work experience, enhancing future employment possibilities.
The society was very impressed by the team's work, which was often carried out in very poor weather conditions.
2007 - TOWNSEND LANDSCAPING
Townsend Landscaping undertook the work in building the stone walling at some of our entrances and also the heather planting at Blaen-Cendl.
They can be contacted at :- Laburnam Cottage, The Sallies, Kinnersley, Hereford HR3 6QD Tel : 01544 27738
2007 - ART MATTERS
Art Matters, a local company, based at Gilwern, near Abergavenny, specialise in graphic design and illustration. They designed the Information Panel located at the Little Lane Car Park and the Blaen Cendl Entrance.
2007 - SARAJ GUHA
Mr Saraj Guha is an artistic metal worker from Carmarthenshire who worked from local schoolchildren's designs to produce the excellent gates and railings at the various site entrances.
2007 - GOWER CHARCOAL AND WOODLAND COMPANY
Mr Matt Carroll of Gower Charcoal & Woodland Company was commissioned to build a new bridge to connect the pathway around the Upper Boat Pond. the result of his work, pictured below, is one of the best features of our Woodlands site and probably the most photographed.
FITZPATRICK WOOLMER DESIGN AND PUBLISHING LTD.
The Information Panel at the Butterfly Pond was manufactured by Fitzpatrick Woolmer Design and Publishing Ltd, who have a regional office at Blaenavon. There is a link to their website on our LINKS page. The photograph below, show the panel being erected by several society members in March 2010.
August 2010 - A log circle was constructed in the conifer copse,which is situated west of the upper Boat Pond, as part of an outdoor classroom for schoolchidren. his was achieved via a grant from 'Groundwork in Wales' who also carried out the work. Groundwork in Wales is a leading environmental regeneration charity making sustainable development a reality in communities in need of investment and support. - There is a link to their website on our LINKS page
KEEP WALES TIDY
November 2008 - Keep Wales Tidy provided a a grant for tools, safety equipment and litter picking equipment, which have been used by members of the Society.They also donated three oak benches which were installed on the site by members under the supervision of Tom Richards from Keep Wales Tidy. There is a link to their website on our LINKS page.
May 2010 - Green Earth Wales provided a further four Oak Benches and these were also installed by our members under the supervision of Gwynfor Evans and his team from Green Earth - There is a link to their website on our LINKS page.
WOOD SCULPTURES BY JOHN JAMES
In March 2009, two sculptures were erected, these were made by John James who is a society member and also a local resident.
The first sculpture is located at the Chandlers Road Entrance, and John describes this sculpture as :- "New life, the entomology of the young of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis. "
The second sculpture is situated on the banks of the Lower Boat Pond, and John describes this sculpture as :- "Role reversal - a fish catching a bird !"
A third sculpture was erected near the Upper Boat Pond in March 2012.