"We are now a quarter of a way through our 2 year project and it’s a great opportunity to look back at what we’ve achieved. From removing our 53 tonnes of waste from the common, planting 2015 trees, holding weekly and monthly volunteer sessions, undertaking joint patrols with the Police to starting physical improvement works on the common, it’s been a busy few months."
"Once again we’d like to thank our hardworking volunteers who make so much of this happen, Diolch! We regularly update our ‘Get Involved’ page on our website with up coming events which can be found here. Everyone is welcome to attend and get involved."
A new gateway sign has been installed at the Bedlinog entrance to common and more of these signs will be installed throughout the summer. Work has also recently been completed at the ‘Pen Garnbugail’ car park and a walking trail is to be created from this location within the next few weeks.
"Looking ahead, in September, we are planning on hosting a one day training course about the common, a brief history, what is common land etc for members of the public to attend plus undertaking further car park improvement works."
Gelligaer and Merthyr Common have also recently appointed a theatre production company who will deliver fun, interactive workshops to local schools about the common. An education pack about the common can be found on their website here.
A newly launched collaboration with Fly-tipping Action Wales, Natural Resources Wales, Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Councils to combat fly tipping is working well. Numerous pieces of evidence from fly tips have been found and investigations have started.
Remember the project is on Facebook: Gelligaer & Merthyr Common and Twitter: @GMCommon please share, like and follow and spread the message of #RespectTheCommon and #CaruCymru