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Call for volunteers to work on woodland trails

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29th September 2017 

woodlandImprovements works to trails in woodlands above a mid-Powys lake will start later this autumn, the county council has announced.

The works are part of a project to the Lake Park area in Llandrindod Wells thanks to European funding.

Powys County Council has received a £126,400 grant to enhance the area but also to support future business opportunities at the Lake Park area.  The grant has been funded by the European Union through the Welsh Government's Rural Community Development Plan.

The first phase of the project will start later this autumn along the trails in the woodland above the lake. The trails are going to be improved by replace steps and boardwalks that go through the site of special scientific interest woodland which will provide better access along these popular pathways.

The council's Countryside Services Team hopes to enlist local residents as volunteers to help with the improvement works.

All volunteers will be given full training along with safety boots and gloves when they sign up to help out with this project. Works will be starting later in October with numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the autumn and winter, both on weekdays and some Saturdays.

Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson, Cabinet Member for Countryside Services, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to help us improve these trails and make a real difference to countryside access through the Lake Park area.

"You will be rewarded with a real sense of achievement and a reminder of your contribution to the community every time you use that path."

Total investment in the project is £158,000 with £126,400 coming from a Welsh Government grant and the remainder from the council's regeneration service and match funding.

If you are at all interested in getting involved with this project please contact Powys Countryside Services via rightsofway@powys.gov.uk or 01597 827500.

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