Help wanted to maintain nature reserve in Pyle

The Cwm Taf Nature Network are looking for volunteers to help maintain and improve Frog Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve in Pyle.

‘Froggy Pond’ is just one of the features of this important green space and a contractor has also been commissioned to manage vegetation using a Truxor cutting machine.

To find out more, or get involved please email

The Frog Pond is one of 20 green spaces across the region that has been identified for support through the Cwm Taf Nature Network (CTNN) Project, which is funded via the Welsh Government as part of the ENRaW scheme – Enabling Natural Resources & Wellbeing.

Please visit the council’s website for more information on the Cwm Taf Nature Network.


Welsh medium education guide available for parents 

Welsh medium education is available to every child in Bridgend County Borough and the council have a published a new guide which is designed to showcase the benefits of this type of education.

Speaking Welsh can help children build a deep understanding of their wider community and their place within it.

Welsh also provides children with access to a culture – including literature, music, digital media, and more.

Feedback from parents is included in the guide as well as information about the types of support on offer for both parents and children.

The booklet is available to read on the council’s website.


Bryngarw Country Park to become a hub for ‘My Tree, Our Forest’ initiative

Awen Cultural Trust are pleased to announce that Bryngarw Country Park is to become a hub for the ‘My Tree, Our Forest’ initiative.

Coed Cadw, Welsh Government and the Woodland Trust in Wales, are offering thousands of trees to households in Wales, free of charge.

The trees will help tackle the effects of climate change and contribute to the National Forest for Wales.

The hub will be located outside the Visitor Centre in Bryngarw Country Park and will be open every Tuesday from 2pm until 2.30pm until 31st March 2023. Come along to collect your free tree and become a part of this rewarding initiative.

If you can’t collect a tree from the hub, there are other ways to get involved.

The Woodland Trust can plant a tree on your behalf, free of charge. All you have to do is complete an online form on the Woodland Trust website and they will take care of the rest.

Alternatively, you can have a tree posted to you. There are 40,000 postal trees available on a first come first served basis and you can apply for one using an online form via The Woodland Trust.