Secondary school pupils in Caerphilly County Borough are planting hedgerows in a bid to tackle climate change and to celebrate National Tree Week (28th November – 6th December).
Parc Cwm Darran will host The Great Adventure of Olive and Eira – Theatre in the Wild from 3rd – 31st August.
Puzzling messages have been left by two unusual adventurers - they need your help to discover important secrets hidden all around you, and even under your feet.
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Countryside team have launched a hedgehog highway campaign to protect the endangered creatures.
Research by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society showed a quarter of the UK’s hedgehogs have been lost in just ten years.
This year, Caerphilly Council want to celebrate Love Your Parks Week 2021 as parks and green spaces have been a vital lifeline to many of us during the lockdowns over the past 16 months.
Run by Keep Britain Tidy, an award-winning environmental charity, Love Your Parks Week runs from July 23rd to August 21st 2021. Here at CCBC, we want to celebrate the number of award winning green flag parks that we have across the borough.
Caerphilly County Borough Council's Engineering Projects Group are pleased to announce that the works to remediate Full moon footbridge’s damaged abutment has commenced on site this week.
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.