Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bargoed, a landscape in waiting

Extracts taken form the forward of the Bargoed Town Council's book
Bargoed - A Landscape in Waiting.

The reclamation of the sites of the former Bargoed, Britannia and Gilfach collieries has taken place over the last few years to create a landform for the Bargoed by-pass, adevelopment plateau and our country park. The work was funded by the Welsh Development Agency.
In 2002, Bargoed Town Council, working in partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council, was successful in obtaining a large grant of £289,000 from Cydcoed - Woods for All, the Forestry Commission Wales programme that promotes Welsh forestry for community development.
The Cycoed grant helped finance the upgrading of footpaths to make the park more accessible for the less able, the planting of 11,000 trees and 22,000 wild flower plugs and bulbs and the enhancement of 11 of the key gateways into the country park.

This book "Bargoed - A Landscape in Waiting" is a photographic record of the project has it developed and is full of beautiful photographs and poetry. A copy can be obtained from Bargoed Town Council contact The Town Clerk, Mr John Dilworth at bargoedtc@Tiscali.co.uk for further information

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