Llandrindod Lake Park regeneration works

Image of bird hide at Llandrindod Lake

25 October 2019

Image of bird hide at Llandrindod LakeWork to install new items of green infrastructure to improve public access around Llandrindod Lake have been completed, Powys County Council has said.

The area now has a bird hide, boardwalk and new fishing platform helping to improve public access and provide long-term benefits to the local community and visitors.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor James Evans said; "The work will be a real boost for residents and visitors alike, with an accessible bird hide designed to enable access for wheelchairs and buggies to get close to nature. The hide has viewing slots at different heights to allow adults, children and wheelchair users to view the wildlife.

"The roof provides an all-weather, all-year round experience for all including schools for educational purposes. Interpretation boards will be fitted inside providing information on the local wildlife. The hide will enhance bird watching facilities to promote activity in the area and encourage more interest from the community.

"The new boardwalk has been constructed from a non-slip recycled material allowing year-round access and minimal maintenance for at least 30 years

"One of two new fishing platforms has been installed replacing an old platform which was in poor condition. The new platform is made from a glass reinforced polyester, using approximately 8000 recycled plastic bottles, so great for the environment."

Before the work was started a user-survey was undertaken showing that 77 per cent of respondents thought that improvements were needed to the fishing and bird watching facilities with 80 per cent thinking that they would improve the lake park.

This survey will be repeated in the New Year.

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