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18.03.2021

Temporary Closure of National Cycle Route 47 at Parc Penallta

18.03.2021

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.

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08.03.2021

A Room with a View

08.03.2021

As a late addition to National Nestbox Week a new owl box has been erected on Penallta Marsh. It was supplied and installed by Reginald Moore Ltd, in partnership with the Countryside Service, as mitigation for building works in Nelson.

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24.02.2021

Youth Offending Service donates bird boxes to Parc Cwm Darran for National Nestbox Week

24.02.2021

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.

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15.02.2021

Homes under the hammer

15.02.2021

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.

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11.02.2021

National Cycle Route 47 Closure at Full Moon River Bridge

11.02.2021

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.

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10.02.2021

New Hedge for Full Moon

10.02.2021

A new hedge has recently been planted at Full Moon in Sirhowy Valley Country Park to improve the entrance for both its wildlife and landscape value.

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04.02.2021

Car park closures at Parc Cwm Darran

04.02.2021

The car parks at Parc Cwm Darran will be closed for short periods during February for repairs.

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02.02.2021

Residents reminded not to drive to country parks or beauty spots

02.02.2021

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.

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14.01.2021

New Wildlife Newletters for Parc Penallta and Riverside Park

14.01.2021

The latest versions of “Penallta Yafflings” and “Meanderings”, the wildlife newsletters for Parc Penallta and the Riverside Park, are now available to read or download.

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13.01.2021

Caerphilly’s Cabinet scrap country park car parking charges

13.01.2021

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.

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23.12.2020

New Coronavirus Restrictions 19/12/2020

23.12.2020

New restrictions in place for organised sports announced on 19th December 2020

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02.12.2020

Pupils plant ‘hedgerows of hope’

02.12.2020

Primary school pupils in the Caerphilly county borough are planting ‘hedgerows of hope’ to celebrate National Tree Week and in a bid to tackle climate change.

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22.10.2020

The Secret Art Gallery

22.10.2020

There’s a huge, hidden art gallery waiting to be discovered in Caerphilly county borough.

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18.10.2020

Coronavirus Firebreak 23rd October – 9th November

18.10.2020

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement of a firebreak to help combat coronavirus all our parks and playgrounds will remain open throughout the period. 

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15.09.2020

Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre and Lakeside View Café

15.09.2020

Parc Cwm Darran Visitor Centre and Lakeside View Café to close for the winter at the end of September.

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20.07.2020

Play Areas Reopen

20.07.2020

Council play areas and outdoor gyms reopened on Monday 20 July 2020. 

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29.05.2020

Reopening of Country Parks

29.05.2020

Following the announcement by Welsh Government we have taken the decision to reopen the car parks within our Country Parks in the County Borough with immediate effect (from Saturday 30th May).

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26.05.2020

Fishing in the Country Parks

26.05.2020

Following a change in the Welsh Government guidance fishing can now be undertaken at all Caerphilly Council owned waters as part of your daily exercise regime, providing that you continue to adhere to the following guidance.

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15.04.2020

Larch Felling in the Sirhowy Valley

15.04.2020

The planned felling of larch infected with Phytopthera ramorum, which is more commonly known as larch disease, has started in the Sirhowy Valley. 

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10.04.2020

Share the view from your garden...

10.04.2020

The CCBC Countryside Team have launched a brand-new Facebook page to help make the most of our time in lockdown during Coronavirus. 

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04.04.2020

Temporary Closure of Mynydd Islwyn Footpaths

04.04.2020

Temporary Closure of Mynydd Islwyn Footpaths

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23.03.2020

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - Update

23.03.2020

Caerphilly, along with many other councils across Wales, has taken the decision, in the interests of public health, to close the enclosed children’s play areas, MUGAs, skate parks, municipal and country parks

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17.03.2020

Penallta Yafflings Volume 5

17.03.2020

Hot off the presses is volume 5 of Penallta Yafflings, our regular newsletter about the wildlife found in Parc Penallta. Download and read your copy below.

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04.03.2020

Anglers help to improve biodiversity at Pen-y-Fan Pond

04.03.2020

Countryside Rangers and Islwyn Anglers have been working together at Pen-y-Fan Pond to improve the biodiversity of the pond and surrounding wetland.

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05.02.2020

Larch to be felled in Sirhowy Valley

05.02.2020

A major operation by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to remove diseased larch trees from forestry in the Sirhowy Valley will begin mid-February.

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