Published: 2nd Dec 2020

A neglected and overgrown woodland in Cardiff is to be restored thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Gwern-y-Bendy woods and part of the Rhyd-y-Penau complex, which sits within the site of Lisvane and Llanishen reservoirs, has successfully secured a grant from the fund. While Welsh Water took over the reservoir site in 2016, for years up until then the woods had been left largely unmanaged.  This in turn has resulted in overgrowth, the emergence of invasive species and left the woods largely inaccessible. Now thanks to the Welsh Government Community Woodlands initiative and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, many of these issues will be addressed and the woodland brought under a sustainable management plan. The intention is to do it all with the help of the local community and Welsh Water’s inaugural ‘Friends of’ group. The project will support a woodland management plan which will include the removal … (To read the full article, subscribe below)