19 May 2009
A derelict area of land at a key crossroads in the Caerphilly county borough is enjoying a facelift thanks to help from local school children.
Glanynant Park, located next to the junction know locally as 'Pengam Lights', is looking blooming great thanks to the help of nearly 300 pupils from nearby Lewis School Pengam.
More than 800 shrubs including heathers, lavender and sage have been planted at the site as part of a special workshop organised by Groundwork Caerphilly.
Caerphilly county borough council recognised that this area of land needed brightening up and secured Landfill Tax to fund this exciting improvement scheme. The money will also be used for a new sculpture which will be erected on site during July to compliment the landscaping scheme.
This project brought together CCBC Environmental Services Department and Groundwork Caerphilly.
After each planting session, residents and young people got together for a well deserved healthy snack for their efforts, provided for by the Glanynant and Tiryberth partnership.
Cllr Lyn Ackerman, CCBC Cabinet Member for the Environment and Housing, said, "Everyone had fun planting the shrubs and it was great to see the pupils enjoying themselves. I'm looking forward to seeing the heathers in the autumn when this area will be awash with colour.''
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