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Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar, is to receive £500,000 funding to improve its bunkhouse and visitor centre, provide a new wooden play area and improve active travel routes linking the park to local communities.

Parks and heritage sites across Wales will receive a share of more than £6.6 million Welsh Government funding as part of a project designed to boost the potential of natural and cultural assets.

They are among 11 such sites to be named as Discovery Gateways for the Valleys Regional Park, the aim of which is to generate social, economic and environmental benefits.

Investment in Discovery Gateways sites is considered crucial to ensuring they have the capacity to provide safe and welcoming spaces that can be enjoyed by local communities and visitors from further afield.

“As well as becoming destinations in their own right, Discovery Gateways have a great opportunity to tell the stories of the Valleys and encourage local people and visitors to explore the surrounding areas, including local towns and villages, and the wider landscape," said First Minister Mark Drakeford.

Deputy Minister for Economy with responsibility for the Valleys Taskforce, Lee Waters AM, said the aim is for the projects to put the idea of a Valleys Regional Park on the map nationally and internationally, "as a place which can inspire, excite and attract visitors from near and far".

"They will also provide opportunities for economic growth which is a key aim of the Valleys Taskforce," he said.

“These plans have been developed through extensive engagement with Valleys communities, and I look forward to continuing to work together to bring the Valleys Regional Park to life.”

Parc Bryn Bach is currently managed by the Aneurin Leisure Trust. Blaenau Gwent Council and the Trust worked in partnership to submit a bid and secure the funding.

Councillor Garth Collier, Blaenau Gwent Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, says the Council is delighted that this joint bid for funding had been successful. He said:

“We are delighted by the news that there is going to be a significant investment into Parc Bryn Bach to improve and enhance facilities at this wonderful location.

We have enjoyed a steady growth in tourism here in Blaenau Gwent over the past few years and we know this brings significant economic benefits to our communities, so we are delighted by the opportunity to boost this even further. This investment will ensure that as a leisure destination the park can provide high quality user and visitor experiences for people of all ages and attract people from across the country.


As a Council we are committed to promoting and enhancing the well-being of local residents and we work closely with a range of partners to encourage and support healthy lifestyles and promote and celebrate the outdoors, so it is great to have this news about a recreational facility which is right on our doorstep.”

Phill Sykes Commercial and Operational Director for Aneurin Leisure, said:

“Aneurin Leisure are thrilled that Parc Bryn Bach has been named as one of Wales’ new Discovery Gateway Sites and are excited to have the opportunity to implement new ideas to improve the park’s facilities through the Valleys Regional Park funding.

Through a series of public engagement sessions, the community have chosen to develop new bunkhouse accommodation within the Visitor Centre and make improvements to the children’s play area. Both projects will be implemented in partnership with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and funded by Valleys Regional Park. Work will begin shortly, but facilities at the park will remain available throughout the improvement works.

Parc Bryn Bach has seen fantastic growth over the last few years, receiving almost 700,000 visitors in the last 12 months alone, with visitors travelling from all over the region to enjoy our lakeside walks, exercise, see the wildlife, play a round of golf or foot golf and enjoy a bite to eat in our dog friendly Lake View Café.”

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GCSE-results

 

Adult Community Learning in Blaenau Gwent is celebrating another strong year of GCSE English and Maths results.  

The GCSE Higher Tier Maths learners achieved a tremendous 100% pass rate, grade A-C, closely followed by the Intermediate Maths Learners achieving a pass rate 89% grade A-D.  The GCSE English learners also achieved a 100% pass rate grade A - D, completing an excellent set of results.

Ceri Waters, Partnership Manager for Aneurin Leisure said "We are extremely proud of all our learners who have worked so hard to achieve these results.  The commitment of both the teaching  staff and learners has been fantastic.  We wish all our learners the very best with their future plans and aspirations."

If you wish to see the range of courses on offer through Adult Community Learning please call into one of the Learning Action Centres in Abertillery, Brynmawr Ebbw Vale or Tredegar

To view or download our new Courses for Adult brochure visit https://aneurinleisure.org.uk/explore/community-education

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Join Del Boy, Rodney and friends for a triffic night out with lots of wheeling, dealing and eating at Bedwellty House & Park in Tredegar this November!

From the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers the Dining Experience, Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience opened in the UK in September last year and it’s already winning fans across the country.

Guests will be transported to The Nags Head for the evening, for a fully immersive and highly interactive theatre show and delicious three course meal – which you’ be a plonker to miss!

The Trotters want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping by – including fan-favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more.  Mayhem rules from start to finish as deals are brokered, schemes are hatched, and quizzes quizzed.

This fabulously new, and completely unique experience is a bang-for-your-buck event that includes shed-loads of laughs, one-off improvisation, side-splitting humour and an expertly-crafted, completely original script which all come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

“Hugely entertaining”             ★★★★                    The Stage

“It’s a hoot!”                           ★★★★                    TimeOut London

“An excellent show”                ★★★★★                Love PopUps London

“A laugh a minute”                 ★★★★★                Daily Star Sunday

Get your tickets now for Only Fools The (Cushty) Dining Experience at Bedwellty House & Park on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November at 7pm.  Tickets are priced at £48 per person and include a 3 course meal and 2 hour interactive show and can be purchased from Bedwellty House on 01495 353397.

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Here are our opening times for all our Aneurin Leisure venues on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019:

Abertillery Sports Centre: Closed
For more information call 01495 357779

Bedwellty House & Park: Open
Park Gates 8am – 8pm / House 9am – 5pm / Tea Room 10.30am – 4pm
For more information call 01495 353397

Ebbw Vale Sports Centre: Open
Gym open 8am – 4pm / Pool open 10am – 3pm (Adults Only Swim 9am - 10am)
For more information call 01495 357777

Learning Action Centres: Closed
For more information call: 01495 355300

Libraries: Closed
For more information call: 01495 355055

Parc Bryn Bach: Open
Park Gates 8am – 8.30pm / Visitor Centre & Café 9am – 5pm / Golf Course 9am – 4pm
For more information call 01495 355920

The Met: Closed
For more information call: 01495 355945

Tredegar Sports Centre: Closed
For more information call: 01495 353395

All our venues will be open as normal on Tuesday 27th August 2019

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Last week saw our Orchid House Tea Room at Bedwellty House & Park triumph at the first ever Welsh Café Awards in Cardiff, winning the award for Best Café Food and also coming runner up for the Best Visitors Café award.

Over 200 café professionals from all over Wales gathered together at The Exchange Hotel to recognise and celebrate the very best in the coffee industry.

The gala awards night was hosted by radio persona, Polly James, and provided a platform to thank those in the café industry that always have fresh and delicious hot beverages, savouries and pastries ready to be served to their customers.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, the company behind the awards said: “Although in our first year, we are honoured by the fantastic response we have had from the public who was so keen to vote for their favourite cafés.

“The cafe industry has grown massively over the past years and we aimed to seek out, reward and thank those who have managed to make a real difference by introducing innovation in this industry.

“The awards also aimed to acknowledge everything that is coffee related and showcase that Welsh people are big coffee lovers. It was lovely to be part of this celebration and we would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their achievements!”

Phill Sykes, Commercial Director at Aneurin Leisure, the charitable Trust that manages Bedwellty House said of their experience; "We are thrilled to have won the award for Best Cafe Food and to be a runner up for the Best Visitors Cafe award at the Welsh Cafe Awards. We have been overwhelmed by the response from our customers and the local community, and would like to take the opportunity to thank them all for their amazing support.

We take great pride in the quality of our food and afternoon teas, always striving to offer the best quality that we can, so to achieve recognition at such a prestigious event filled with top quality businesses from all over Wales, is a dream come true."

For more information Bedwellty House & Park visit their website at www.bedwelltyhouseandpark.co.uk 

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Parc Bryn Bach to Receive £500,000 Welsh Government Funding
  Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar, is to receive £500,000 funding to improve its bunkhouse and visitor centre, provide a new wooden play area and impro...
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