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09 September 2013
Margam Park v Gnoll Park

A look at our country parks

We can't help feeling that NPT CBC gives more attention to Margam County Park compared to its Neath counterpart.  

Margam

HELP Margam Country Park win the Green Flag's People's Choice Award.

VOTE ONLINE TODAY!
A record breaking 1,448 parks and green spaces this year received a Green Flag Award and people are now urged to vote for the nation’s favourite.
So now is your chance to tell the world how much you value Margam Park!
Click on the link to Vote and click the 'Vote for this site' button...get your family and friends to vote also!
Joanna Friedli, Keep Wales Tidy’s Green Flag Award co-ordinator said: “Our judges have decided on this year's winners of the coveted Green Flag Award but the public now have the opportunity to decide which park or green space deserves The People's Choice Award.”
The vote will close at midday on 1st October and the winner of the 2013 People’s Choice in Wales will be announced on 3rd October at a ceremony in Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot by John Griffiths AM, Minister for Culture and Sport.
The winner of the overall 2013 People’s Choice
will be announced on 9th October at a ceremony in London.

Neath - Gnoll

WE are sad report a tree disease at the Gnoll Park as per the following NPT CBC report:

Tree felling operations will begin in Gnoll Estate Country Park from next Monday, September 2nd following the discovery of a disease affecting Larch trees.

This follows advice Neath Port Talbot Council received that the fungal disease Phytophthora ramorum had been found in the larch plantations within the award-winning park.

The felling work involving around 5,000 trees has been planned to minimise disruption to visitors but will require the temporary closure of the Moss House woods section of the Country Park until March 2014.

However, all other areas of the Country Park will remain open to visitors including the much-loved children's play areas, Bottom Pond, Fish Pond, the formal footpaths and the Visitor Centre and Café.




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