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New play and nature park for Llandrindod Wells

L-R: Cllr Lawrence Weerdmeester-Price, Sian Barnes, Cllr Jamie Jones, Cllr Marcia Morgan (Mayor), Cllr Steve Deeks-D'Silva, Ben Mullen

A new Play and Nature Park was officially opened on Saturday (4 May) on Tremont Park in Llandrindod Wells.

This new community space is a haven for nature, whilst also providing a safe and inviting playground and play area. Designed, developed, and made possible by the Powys Nature Partnership, the new park aims to enhance biodiversity and improve our connection and access to nature within our local environments.

Amongst others within the Powys Nature Partnership, Powys County Council, Llandrindod Wells Town Council and the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust have worked together to deliver this lovely community facility, which was made possible with funding through the Shared Prosperity Fund and Local Places for Nature Fund.

Visitors to Tremont Park Play and Nature Park will discover a mini orchard and an edible herb plot planted in the new raised beds. Several wildflower plants, such as the pinky-red flowers of Red Campion and Ragged Robin have also been introduced to complement the existing wet meadow and willow scrub habitat. A grassy mown path leads you through the nature park where you can find seating and a picnic table enclosed within an oak pergola – the perfect place to relax and enjoy local nature.

“This community project is a perfect example of how working together, we can help create and enhance places for nature into urban and previously nature-deprived areas.” explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys.

“Spending time in nature benefits our mental and physical wellbeing, so as well as providing a more sustainable and ecologically friendly environment for nature to thrive, the local community around Tremont Park will benefit too by having a place to enjoy the benefit of spending time in nature.

We look forward to working with other local communities to develop further nature-areas throughout the county in the future.”

Cllr Marcia Morgan, Chair of Llandrindod Wells Town Council, said: “We have been delighted to work in partnership with Powys County Council on the acquisition and development of land opposite Tremont Park to form this combined play and nature park for the local community.

“Radnorshire Wildlife Trust and Town Council members have volunteered on the development of this area. New play equipment has been installed and natural elements introduced to maximise the potential of this play and nature park as part of the biodiversity project, conventional and natural play in a nature-friendly area for everyone.  Sympathetic seating provides places for visitors to admire the beauty of the nature around.

“Now that it is open and complete, the Tremont Park Play and Nature Park will be owned and managed by Llandrindod Wells Town Council, and we hope everyone will enjoy this unique and special place.”