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Some diary dates for 2014

The Friends and Cardiff Council Park Ranger Service have arranged the dates for our Workdays (Sundays 2-4pm, meet in the car-park) in 2014 and all help on these days is much appreciated by both the Friends Group and all users of … Continue reading

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Bat boxes have arrived

Following the bat survey we did in the Park last year (see July 2012 News item) we applied for a grant for installing 23 bat boxes in the lower section of the Park. We had these on display in the … Continue reading

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Thanks Network Rail

Although we paid for it from our grant funding, we are very grateful to Network Rail and their contractor QTS for replacing the old and damaged grey fencing throughout the underpass. We are aware that this work was not one of their … Continue reading

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Reminder: Photo competition closes 30 Nov 2013

Earlier in the year we launched our first photography competition, with prizes (£20) for each of the three themes of Winter, Spring and Summer for both adult and children (<16yrs) groups. To give everyone the same opportunity to take photos all pictures … Continue reading

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Look out for more underpass improvements!

As part of our continuing entrance project grant we are hoping to have a few more improvements in the underpass area this coming week and then again next month. You won’t miss them !

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People’s choice Green Flag Park Wales – please vote

Several of Cardiff’s parks and green spaces have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award again this year but now members of the public are being urged to vote for their favourite, in order to be named the nation’s park … Continue reading

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Old Cefn Onn Halt railway station – more info

Following previous articles (24/4/12 and  14/6/11) the author and photographer, Mike Slocombe, has kindly contacted us to inform us of an update (9/8/13) to his website –  Urban75. Thanks Mike.

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Our Entrance Project continues

Many will have seen the refurbished gates, new gate posts, and the new archway welcoming visitors and hopefully many future generations to the Parc. The mural is now finished (thanks to Peaceful Progress for a fantastic piece of work) and amongst … Continue reading

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Underpass mural – comments & suggestions

Comment and suggestions welcome (until Wed 5th June 2013). Members will be aware that as part of the Friends grant funded Entrance Project we have asked an artist to consult with various groups of park users and propose a relevant, representative, … Continue reading

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Fortnightly gardening weekday Workdays – postponed

Unfortunately due to very low numbers of volunteers on the first few of our fortnightly weekdays we have had to postpone this initiative for the time being. If you had planned on turning up to future dates we would be … Continue reading

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