Our team has been actively collaborating with Bridgend County Borough Council and EcoVigour, their contracted partner, to enhance the green space on Ffordd Ganol, Brackla. We’ve accomplished several key initiatives, such as installing fencing, planting semi-mature trees, and creating a new seating area.

To further improve the green space, we recently welcomed residents to join us in planting the final area and holly pots. Despite bad weather, we were thrilled to see a tremendous turnout, including several enthusiastic children.

During the event, we were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a 9-year-old tortoise, adding to the festivity. The final tree planting was also a cause for celebration, as a young boy, Jack marked the occasion with a celebration dance.

We extend our gratitude to our team for making this project a resounding success. The outcome is a testament to the value of collaboration and community involvement.

This was only made possible through Local Places for Nature funding. Local Places for Nature is a Welsh Government grant scheme delivered through Local Nature Partnerships. The aim of Local Places for Nature is to restore and enhance nature across Wales and to create nature ‘on your doorstep’ – where people live, work and access public services. An important focus of LPfN is engaging communities and encouraging participation in the efforts to create places for nature.

One mother expressed her appreciation, stating, “This is such a lovely idea. When my girls walk past, they will remember that they were the ones who planted those trees there.”