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The Bridgend Nature Keepers
The original concept of the Nature Keepers was thought up and developed by the Rangers at Bryngarw Country Park and Bridgend County Borough Council Tourism Team who installed an innovative interpretation trail in 2013, funded by reach under the European Rural Development Plan.
The four Bryngarw Keepers have proved very successful and have attracted a lot of visitors to the Park. Consequently, the Council's Countryside and Reach Teams have since commissioned 10 more Nature Keepers around the County Borough, each with its own original poem. Why not visit the keepers and in doing so enjoy our lovely countryside and green places.
The Bridgend Nature Keepers themselves are the, guardians of the story of the Land; a story written in the landscape and natural environment of the county borough's countryside. The keepers help us realise that we all have close links with the natural world.
The Bridgend Nature Keepers will also help you to raise awareness of and celebrate the county borough's countryside and green spaces. In Bridgend we are fortunate to have a range of landscapes from mountain uplands to expansive untouched beaches and this has been reflected in the varied locations and range of keepers.
The Bridgend Nature Keepers help us celebrate Bridgend's countryside as a place to visit, a place for wildlife, a place to work in and a place to enjoy and that is something that we are keen promote to the County Borough's residents and visitors.
The Bridgend Nature Keepers also provide a unique way to tap into people's emotional connection with the natural environment. We all have it, whether the connection is with the coast, the woods or the mountains, within all of us there is an emotional connection, often created in childhood, that when triggered reminds us how special these places are. That connection is what can then motivate us to be in these special places and to conserve them for future generations.
So what are you waiting for! Get out into the countryside and find all 14 of the Bridgend Nature Keepers. Then, why not send us your photos and comments via twitter @bridgendbites or facebook bridgend-bites or you can email us at
Christmas in Bridgend
Christmas in Bridgend is set to sparkle once again! The season starts with a special visit from Santa Claus who will be flying into the town centre on Saturday 29th November, 11am with his trusty reindeer.
(Wyndham Street with reindeers outside until 3pm)
He will be meeting children in his grotto during the day and then as the sun sets the twinkling Christmas lights will be turned on by Singer/Songwriter Chris Shalders and carols will be sung around the Christmas tree. Also Bridgend College will be performing Peter Pan
4.30pm Dunraven Place (Outside Barclays Bank)
Santa! will be in his grotto!
at Carnegie House, Wyndham Street Cost: £5 Entry (which includes a gift)
Saturday, 29th November (12 noon - 4pm)
Saturday 6th, 13th & 20th December (10am - 4pm)
Make sure you don't miss the Christmas Express which rolls into town on the Saturday 6th December, 10.30am - 4pm. This wonderful Christmas train will be offering rides around the town for the whole family. So if you are after a break from shopping, looking to entertain the kids, or just want to enjoy the magic of Christmas, the Christmas Express is an experience not to be missed.
Don't forget FREE car parking after 2pm: Monday 8th - Sunday 14th December
(and after 10am) Monday 15th - Wednesday 24th December (excluding Rest Bay car park)