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Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
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National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Coedwig Y Plant! Cwm Garw
About Coedwig Y Plant! Cwm Garw
The Garw Valley is a small former mining area in Bridgend County Borough (formerly Mid Glamorgan). The Garw landscape has altered significantly over the past twenty years from being an industrial mining village to a mainly commuter village for industry in and around Bridgend.
The Community Council again financed by the Forestry Commission Wales has been able to develop a woodland park named Parc Calon Lân which is in memory of Daniel James who wrote the words to this famous hymn in Blaengarw circa 1890. A statue commemorating this work is sited in the park.
Coedwig Y Plant Cwm Garw and surrounding areas is leased by the Garw Valley Community Council from Bridgend County Borough Council. The Plant! Woodland covers 7.5 ha and a total of 18,000 native broadleaved trees were planted in the winter of 2011. There are eight woodland areas along the valley which help connect existing parks & landscapes.
Coedwig Y Plant Cwm Garw so named by local primary school children was officially opened in May 2011 by Huw Edwards of the BBC.
A free map and activity trail leaflet is available for your visit at the Parc Calon Lân visitor centre.
For more details about the site, go to the Woodland Trust website (external link).
Directions to Coedwig Y Plant! Gwm Garw
From Junction 36 of the M4 Bridgend follow brown tourist signs to Garw Valley (Pontycymmer and Parc Calon Lân in Blaengarw)
If you are travelling by public transport:
Take Bus 12 (First Cymru Bus Service) from Bridgend Bus Station to Pontycymmer and Blaengarw
The woodland & surrounding parks are open all year. There is parking available at Calon Lân Car Park for approx 30 cars. Public toilets & cafe can be found within a short walking distance from the Car Park