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Sirhowy Valley Honey Bee Company are Pride in Your Place champions!

Posted on : 23 Jan 2017

Sirhowy Valley Honey Bee Company are Pride in Your Place champions!
Sirhowy Valley Honey Bee Company

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Pride in Your Place award ceremony was recently held at Blackwood Miners’ Institute to celebrate the environmental work undertaken by groups, schools and individual volunteers.

The Sirhowy Valley Honey Bee Company clinched the overall award for their efforts in helping to stimulate local bee populations, as well as developing a honey education centre in Ynysddu. The education centre helps to teach groups of all ages can learn about the importance of pollinators in supporting a healthy food chain.


Tyn-Y-Wern Primary with their award
Other winners during the awards ceremony included: -

  • Environmental Champion - Mrs Daryl Resting for her work on litter clearance and bird box installations in and around the Caerphilly Basin
  • Tyn Y Wern Primary – improving the local community with clean ups, planting and creating habitats for hedgehogs
  • Fochriw Primary – salmon hatchery project
  • Pengam Primary – making their school a more attractive place to learn and visit

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said: “Individuals, community groups and schools from across Caerphilly county borough are going the extra mile to make our environment cleaner and greener.  This year the standard of projects has reached another level, with a number of them receiving national recognition for their innovation and commitment”. 

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