Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hello Fellow Ponty people!

I've decided to dedicate a blog to my experiences of living in Pontypool and it's current local issues. Mostly I want to concentrate on what is positive about the town and what projects, businesses and enterprises are being undertaken by the Community to regenerate and create a great local spirit. 

The problems that face Pontypool are not unknown, some towns have overcome them, whether completely or partially. I personally don't have all the answers but I have ideas and enthusiasm. I also have a little spare time here at the moment.

For my first post I'd like to introduce a volunteer group set up to help improve and look after Pontypool Park, arguably one of the best assets the town has. I would suggest under utilised at present, I have heard tails of health and safety hurdles but I don't know the details so I'll leave that there! 

These lovely people meet on a regular basis and clear areas and plant additional trees and bushes. They have their own website and a facebook: 

Both of these links can give you a great deal of information regarding their activities. 

They are currently looking for help in the following areas: 

Adminstrative Tasks

  • Advertising
  • Promotion and recruitment
Ground Tasks
  • Planting
  • Clearing
  • Dry stone walling
  • Litter picking

If you love your local park then join them for weekend fun! 

Pontypool Park Friends - Pontypool
Image is property of the Friends of Pontypool Park


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