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Upper park tree labelling complete

The Friends have now installed all the labels on the special trees in the upper park. These labels were funded by a special grant from Cardiff Council.

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When snow fell all around…

Just when the weather was beginning to warm up, the recent double cold spells have confused the new flower shoots that had just started to protrude from the soil. The park was full of people making the most of the … Continue reading

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Heritage Lottery funding update

Following a briefing from Cardiff Council we know have start dates for the Heritage lottery grant work: Car park toilets & office work will start inn April 2018. The Main pond clean out & bank stabilization will start in the … Continue reading

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Early funding in 2018

We have had a brilliant start to 2018. The Friends have secured the following grants /donations: From Cardiff Council funding for provision of labels for the special trees in the upper park and for some wild flower seeds for a … Continue reading

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December 2017 Workday

Volunteers were busy at our last Workday of 2017 planting over 600 British Bluebells, removing brambles, and coppicing over 100 ash tree samplings to let light into the area near the lower pond. We always have refreshments but seasonal mince … Continue reading

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Herritage Lotter Grant work to commence

During 2016 Cefn Onn was awarded a substantial lottery grant to make some significant improvements to facilities and access for all – see our noticeboard in the Park entrance for more detail. Work is planned to commence this Spring.  

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Spring has arrived in the Park

It is always great to welcome Spring into Cefn Onn! We have (carefully) spring cleaned the mural and the Formosan Cherry (a species of cherry native to Japan, Vietnam, China and Taiwan ) is one of our early bloomers.      

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Website back up and running!

Dear all. Sorry our Friends of Cefn Onn website has not been updated at all during 2016. This has been extremely frustrating.  Despite us taking many precautions it was hacked and this prevented us from being able to access it … Continue reading

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Do you know anything about the mystery bench?

As you may have read, the Friends Group are looking into re-vamping the heavily silted pond in the lower section of the park. We have already commissioned an environmental survey to discover what its ecological and educational potential is. One … Continue reading

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Friends October 2015 Workday

Many thanks to the team of Friends who turned out in the sunshine last Sunday afternoon. Part of the idea of having the entrance field partly wildflower means that when the high grasses are cut for the winter we don’t want to automatically … Continue reading

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