BRIDGEND County Borough Council has been awarded a grant worth £250,000 from the Local
Places for Nature project, which is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The project aims to create ‘nature on your doorstep’ by focusing on everyday places such as
locations where people live, work or visit.
The improvements will include tree planting, hedge planting, orchard creation, wildflower bulb planting and ‘no mow’ areas.
It is also hoped that the works will have a positive influence for a range of species such as pollinators, bats and small mammals, as well as improving the areas for local communities.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are the council’s delivery partner for the initiative and they are currently holding a consultation on the plans.
Residents are invited to give their feedback at the following ten locations which have been selected for the project:
13:30 – 15:00 – Parks and Green Spaces, North Cornelly Main location: Heol Onnen,
16:00 – 17:30 – Oakwood, Maesteg Main location: Oakwood,
8:30 – 10:00 – Play Park, Tondu Main location: Tondu Play Park,
11:00 – 12:30 – Bryn Road, Brynmenyn Main location: Brynmenyn Park,
13:30 – 15:00 – Parks and Green Spaces, Sarn Main location: Lower Llansantffraid,
16:00 – 17:30 – Newbridge Fields, Bridgend Main location: Newbridge Fields,
8:30 – 10:00 – Parks and Green Spaces, Cefn Glas Main location: Barnes Park,
11:00 – 12:30 – Parks and Green Spaces, Bryntirion Main location: Broad Oak Way,
13:30 – 15:00 – Parks and Green Spaces, Newcastle Main location: Behind Westward Community Centre,
16:00 – 17:30 – Parks and Green Spaces, Kenfig Hill Main location: School Road,
Cllr John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “It’s really pleasing that so many local communities are involved in such an important project which will bring many benefits to both the environment and local communities as a whole.
“It is great to be working with partners such as The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales on this project and I would like to encourage residents to share their views on these exciting plans at the upcoming consultations.”