Carrier bag tax funds footpath

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Local People

Some of the money raised by the plastic bag tax in supermarkets is being used for repairs to footpaths at a Bridgend nature reserve.

Visitors to the Craig y Parcau woodland next to Newbridge Fields in Bridgend may notice that some footpaths will be temporarily closed for the next couple of months, so that essential repairs can be carried out.

The work is being co-ordinated by Bridgend County Borough Council’s countryside team after Bridgend Town Council secured money from the national ‘Bags of Help’ fund, which uses money raised from the 5p bag tax in Tesco stores to fund community projects.

Less than a mile from Bridgend town centre, Craig y Parcau can be found between the Ogmore river and the Broadlands estate. Other nature reserves in Bridgend County Borough include Locks Common in Porthcawl, Tremains Wood in Brackla, Frog Pond Wood near Kenfig Hill, and Kenfig National Nature Reserve.

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