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Keeper’s Pond

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The Opportunity

Creation of circular walk at Keeper’s Pond. This is the flagship environmental project for the planned Eastern Valleys Green Loyalty Card Pilot (planned: Oct 2012 – Oct 2013).

The Location

Keeper’s Pond, 1 mile north of Blaenavon

In-Kind Support Required


Type of Support Required

Staff from corporate sponsor join in on maintenance tasks as part of Cos team building programme

Financial Support Required


Value of Support Required

Option 1 Board walk installed by contractors

  • 350m DDA compliant boardwalk at £300/m = £105,000
  • 350m non DDA compliant boardwalk at £150/m = £52,500

Option 2 boardwalk installed as a community activity

  • 350m DDA compliant boardwalk at £150/m = £52,000
  • 350m non DDA compliant boardwalk at £75/m = £26,250

Option 2 provides the best way forward.  Delivered as a community project it could engage and benefit the following groups:

  • local people – sense of ownership / community pride / skills training
  • FLP volunteers – skills training
  • Staff from the sponsoring businesses - team building / understanding of heritage landscape
  • Local Authority and National Park Wardening staff – supervision and project management

Option 3 Alternative heritage trail from same location

Short circular trail to lead visitors to historic industrial earth workings adjacent to Keeper’s Pond called patchings.  This would require 750cm high waymarking posts supported by a trail leaflet / smartphone trail which would cost £1000.

Local Name and Contact Details

Steven Rogers, Scheme Manager, Forgotten Landscapes Partnership.
email: steven.rogers@torfaen.gov.uk
tel: 01494 742794

Any Other Comments

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