Work is underway to improve the path around Llyn Cefni. This small project could be the first of many as efforts are made to connect the island’s communities with a multi use green corridor.
In 2020 communities were invited to submit ambitious ideas to the Welsh Government’s Green Recovery Task Force. These ideas were expected to support a rapid green recovery from the pandemic and place the climate and nature emergencies at their heart.
Among the successful projects was Glasffordd Môn. Funding was secured by Menter Môn and Ynys Môn County Council to develop the vision, prepare a range of interventions and complete a pilot project. It has also received ongoing support from Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Water.
Wyn Morgan, Chair of Glasffordd Môn’s Steering Group explained “We have been exploring the concept for many years as it would develop on the work we have done with the coastal path and Lôn Las Cefni. The difference with Glasffordd Môn is the emphasis on biodiversity, thereby providing an asset for nature as well as members of public.”
The project also has a champion in David Lea-Wilson MBE, who is a member of the Task Force. The co-owner of Halen Môn Seasalt Company believes this project is much needed on the island saying “The pandemic has highlighted the value of spending time outside and reconnecting with nature. This project would also contribute to tackling climate change, reverse the decline in biodiversity and connect people and communities.’
He continued “The partnership that has developed between the various agencies over the last year demosntrates strong support for this project and I am confident we can access further funding to make Glasffordd Môn a reailty in the next three years.”
The final report on Glasffordd Môn is expected to be complete by the end of March and will be made publicly available to allow members of the public to make comment. The work in around Llyn Cefni will be completed in February and March and will improve this valuable amenity for members of the public.
For more information on the project contact Dafydd Gruffydd on email@example.com