A short section of National Cycle Route 47 between Nelson and Parc Penallta will be closed to all users from 20:00 on Saturday 27th March to 17:00 on Monday 29th March.
This month, Blaenau Gwent & Caerphilly’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) donated 25 colourful bird boxes to Parc Cwm Darran. The donation came in time for National Nestbox Week which ran from February 14-21 and encourages the public to create homes for nesting birds and promotes the conservation and diversity of wildlife.
Have you noticed the birds are singing again? Spring is happening and right now, our birds are looking for suitable places to nest. Most of our country park trees are quite young with very few nest holes. So as it is National Nestbox Week, CCBC Countryside Service will be showing how they’ve been helping provide new nests sites and with the help of local school children.
The section of National Cycle Route 47 between Full Moon Cottage in Sirhowy Valley Country Park and Islwyn Road, Crosskeys is closed to all users to allow essential repairs to be made to the Full Moon River Bridge. The bridge suffered damage from flood water in March 2020 and it will remain closed until the work is completed.
Residents across the Caerphilly county borough are being reminded that they must not drive to country parks or other beauty spots for exercise, unless they have a reasonable excuse as defined in the regulations.
At today’s meeting of Cabinet (Wednesday 13th), a set of parking tariff proposals were unanimously agreed, including the removal of the existing pay and display fees in 5 of the authority’s Country Parks, as Cabinet recognise the significant health benefits of utilising the sites.
Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre and Lakeside View Café to close for the winter at the end of September.
Countryside Rangers and Islwyn Anglers have been working together at Pen-y-Fan Pond to improve the biodiversity of the pond and surrounding wetland.