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Posts and Trees

  A busy month down on site for the Maesteg Landscape project. It was great to arrive back on site after a month or two away time to start putting some fencing in. The contractor Jonathan and his mate Dai … Continue reading

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Artwork comes to life!

Catherine Stephens-Ward, Arts Officer Sustrans Cymru Despite the wet and windy November weather we had a fantastic time tree planting with pupils and teachers from Maesteg Comprehensive School. Together with artist Jony Easterby and Guy O’Donnell, Arts Officer at Bridgend … Continue reading

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Join us in some community tree planting

Catherine Stephens-Ward, Arts Officer Sustrans Cymru Join us on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November to plant your own unique tree and help complete this spectacular new landscape art project in Maesteg. Come along with your friends and family; it’s … Continue reading

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Community tree planting…. coming soon!

Catherine Stephens-Ward, Arts Officer Sustrans Cymru After much digging and sculpturing the heavy construction of the project is now complete, this marks the beginning of an exciting new phase, tree planting! Trees will be planted in a grid like formation … Continue reading

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How ponds made me like the rain…

So finally I am able to get to my computer and find time to write about my experience of working in Maesteg (confession…this is the first time I have ever blogged!). It’s been an amazing journey from initial site visits, … Continue reading

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Developing habitats and eco-connectivity

Aled Singleton, Regeneration Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council Following natural regeneration, the community in Maesteg and Llynfi has been making great efforts to develop the habitats on former industrial sites in the upper sections of the valley. Bridgend County Borough … Continue reading

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Artwork is taking shape

This week we have had glorious weather in Maesteg which has meant that Jony has been able to make good progress with the artwork construction.  I’ve just been speaking to him, from an equally sunny Cardiff and he tells me … Continue reading

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Oh my what a beautiful garden!

Here is an artist’s impression of what we can expect the site to look like when it’s in full bloom. Doesn’t it look beautiful? The design is focused around utilising and enhancing what already exists in the landscape, while incorporating … Continue reading

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Construction of the artwork begins

Catherine Stephens-Ward, Arts Officer Sustrans Cymru Construction of the artwork has begun, and today I visited the site to see how the artist, Jony Easterby is getting on. Despite having visited the site on numerous occasions I am always taken … Continue reading

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A new public artwork for Maesteg

Catherine Stephens-Ward, Arts Officer Sustrans Cymru Sustrans Cymru have been working with artists over the last several years to develop innovative and memorable public artworks along the Valley Cycle Network, part of the National Cycle Network in south Wales. Public art has greatly enhanced … Continue reading

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