April News

April News

April News

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 4/13/2022 8:26:21 AM



Ramblers Cymru Spring in into action to give nature a boost

Ramblers Cymru’s community led Paths to Wellbeing project is seeking to help nature across 18 areas in Wales, by supporting communities to improve their local green spaces and develop their path networks.

Throughout April and May, volunteers across Wales will join Ramblers Cymru regional officers, The Wildlife Trusts Wales, Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales, and local authorities to run various activities such as wildlife activity days, seed planting, vegetation clearance, and much more.

Hannah Wilcox-Brooke, Paths to Wellbeing project manager said; “Throughout lockdown, people of all ages explored their local green spaces and realised how beneficial walking outdoors is for their mental and physical wellbeing. Sadly, they also encountered problems with the path network.

“We want to improve the paths as we know that good quality routes can connect us to our friends and family, to nature, and our local heritage.

“We’re putting on these practical activities with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, to enhance our green spaces and make the outdoors more accessible. We hope the volunteers will go home at the end of the day knowing they’ve made a positive improvement to their community and the local environment through their work on this project.”

Sean McHugh from the Wales Local Nature Partnerships network said; “We’re looking forward to working alongside Ramblers Cymru to get local volunteers engaged with nature in their communities. Nature-based activities are a fantastic way to see and appreciate our environment and to get everyone outside to work together to make a positive difference.”

Throughout the year, as well as nature-based volunteering days, Ramblers Cymru are also giving the tools and training for communities to improve access to their path networks. Mobility gates are being installed, new family friendly walking routes are being created, and existing walking routes are being upgraded.

For information on the 18 communities the Paths to Wellbeing project covers, as well as how you can get your hands dirty and improve nature and access in your community, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/pathstowellbeing.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.


Digital Trends 2022

“BGCBC are pleased to announce that we are offering a free digital business support session to all businesses in Blaenau Gwent on Tuesday 10th May at 17:30- 19:00.

The session will focus upon the Digital Trends we can expect throughout 2022 and how your business can prepare and benefit from engaging with the popular marketing trends that can boost your business. The session will cover the importance of content and how best to attract new customers, along with the impact of integrated e-commerce using social media apps alongside your own e-commerce website.

This will be a digital workshop and booking details can be found here https://www.blaenaugwentbusinesshub.co.uk/events.aspx


Planting for Pollinators

A brand new booklet to planting for pollinators has been released.

Botanic Garden’s science team has provided expert advice for a booklet detailing some of the top plants for pollinators to guide growers on what to plant throughout the year.

There are also tips on grass cutting, containers, growing from seed, from cuttings, and advice on making new plants using techniques such as layering and division.

 You can find out more about the Bee Friendly scheme and download a booklet here:  https://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Bee-Friendly